“I felt hampered by the lack of attention paid to the whole person. I was trained to look at the patient holistically, but there was a disconnect in the actual practice of medicine in large systems. I had to find a social worker, or a psychologist to work with my patients, but those disciplines were not always viewing the patient's situation in the same way.”
"A biomedical research scientist, Prema is working to bring a better understanding of Ayurvedic medicine to the U.S.. She sits on the board of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine, and is helping to organize the national Ayurvedic Medical Association's annual conference, among other efforts."
"The thing that seemed really great about Saybrook was the ability to be transdisciplinary: to have a clear vision of what you want to do and to pursue it, even if traditional disciplines have failed to address that issue."