Dr. Devendra I Mehta’s research includes work on cognitive behavioral therapy and the option of meditation as therapy. He has worked on the positive role of meditation in attention and cognition of college students and is currently looking at transcriptomics and epigenetics that may underlie the benefits seen. He has also reported studies on efficacy of meditation in childhood disorders such as ADHD. These studies and experience led to the integrative medicine clinic that he runs for functional disorders. He is also the site PI for the Mood Network, a PCORI grant through Harvard University, to assess role of meditation in chronic disorders.
As a practitioner of Preksha Meditation, he has studied the benefits of meditation in school children with ADHD. Showing significant success, this intervention has led to adoption in other schools including in Turkey, Greece, and recently in Galapagos islands.