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Press Release: April 4, 2019

Dr. Deepak Chopra 

The California Institute For Human Science (CIHS) is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Deepak Chopra as Distinguished Professor of Consciousness Studies and Wellbeing.


Founded in 1992 by Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama, a pioneering scientist and spiritual educator, CIHS is a unique graduate school and research center that specializes in clinical and integral psychology, integral health & biofield studies, and comparative religion and philosophy from a consciousness-based perspective.  Located in Encinitas California, CIHS provides an innovative education dedicated to the intersection of science and spirituality. CIHS is state approved by the Bureau of Private Post-Secondary Education to offer degrees and the California Board of Psychology to offer license eligible PhD degrees in Clinical Psychology, and was recently granted Candidate for Accreditation by the US regional accrediting agency WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).


Dr. Chopra is a world-renowned pioneer in mind-body medicine and personal transformation. Beginning a unifying dialogue as an endocrinologist, Dr. Chopra ushered the science of consciousness, spirituality and wellbeing to the forefront of American discourse. Dr. Chopra’s work excellently dovetails with the vision and mission of CIHS to bring the integration of science and consciousness into global integral education that furthers the fields of psychology, healthcare, and integrative philosophy.  Dr. Chopra expressed his appreciation of CIHS, “I am pleased to have the opportunity to work with CIHS, which for over two decades has been working to heal the unfounded schism between science and spirituality.” He will offer specialized academic guidance and special events as well as participate in strategic advancement dialogues that only his unique background in the field of science and application of consciousness studies can provide. 

This new collaboration will also provide CIHS access to and the opportunity to work with the Chopra Foundation’s ISHAR (Integrated Studies Health Archive & Research), an archive of cultural and scientific knowledge, research, and discussion on integrative medicine and consciousness studies.  Co-President and Executive Dean, Dr. Thomas Brophy, noted, “This collaboration will provide new and expanded opportunities for students and researchers to advance the science of consciousness. In turn, CIHS will provide unique perspectives and support on the science of consciousness studies as research opportunities unfold with Dr. Chopra and ISHAR.”


“CIHS is grateful for this unique opportunity to work with Dr. Chopra for the advancement of CIHS’ educational and research missions.” stated Dr. Paul J. Mills, CIHS Board member, UC San Diego Professor and Chief of Family Medicine and Public Health, and Director of Research for the Chopra Foundation.   


The entire CIHS community warmly welcomes Dr. Chopra to CIHS.


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