Chanmo Park is currently a PhD candidate in the psychology department at Harvard University. He also serves as the CEO at the Ellen Langer Institute Asia (Visit ELIA Website) and the LMI in Korea (Visit LMIK Website).
Chanmo is a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF-GRFP). Chanmo has been named a Sackler Scholar in Psychobiology (2018) at Harvard University. He has also received the Mind-Brain Behavior Interfaculty Initiative (MBB) Research Award (2017) as well as other numerous research grants and funds, such as the Talley Fund, Knox Grant, and Manning Graduate Fellowship.
Chanmo received his Master’s degree at Harvard University and a B.S. in psychology from Illinois State University, graduating summa cum laude. His research focuses on understanding the body–mind relationship. Chanmo takes a multidisciplinary approach embracing psychological, physiological, and social contexts to study mindfulness. In diverse academic and real-life contexts—medical, educational, spiritual, educational—he observes how mindsets are strongly linked to physical health and overall well-being.
Currently, Chanmo has been working with Dr. Langer on several research projects based on mindfulness effects on fatigue, stress, burnout, ADHD, ALS, hypertension, and diabetes. For example, in one study, they recently challenged a common notion that type II diabetics must manage their blood glucose levels only by conventional diet, exercise, and medications. Instead, assuming that the body cannot be separated from the mind, they hypothesized that blood glucose levels would follow perceived time rather than actual time. Their results suggest that, indeed, type II diabetics appeared to be able to control their glucose levels by changing their mindsets (Click HERE to read full article).
Chanmo has been working to expand The Langer Mindfulness Institute into ASIA.