Dr. Chris Streeter

Dr. Chris Streeter is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. She completed a Neurology Residency, a Behavioral Neurology Fellowship and a Psychiatry Residency. She is boarded in Neurology, Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry, Psychiatry, and Forensics. She had clinical appointments at Boston Medical Center, the Bedford VA Medical Center and is a Research Associate at the McLean Hospital.

As the Director of Functional Neuroimaging for the Department of Psychiatry and the Boston Yoga Research Center at Boston University School of Medicine, she is interested in the mind-body interface. During 20 years of NIH funding, she has served as the Principal Investigator on numerous study involving alcohol, substance abuse and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Most recently, her research interests have focused on a series of studies looking at the association between yoga-based practices, brain gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) levels and mood. Her most recent study has used Iyengar yoga and coherent breathing to treat Major Depressive Disorder.