Mardi Crane-Godreau is a dynamic thought leader who has gathered like-minded scholars into collaborations, research and initiatives in fields ranging from immunology and somatic practices to climate science education and communications. She has served as a guest editor at Frontiers in Neuroscience and Frontiers in Public Health and has authored numerous high profile peer reviewed scientific publications. Collaborations with Peter Payne have addressed theoretical issues involved in the scientific investigation of somatic practices including proposed language and conceptual frameworks for elucidating mechanisms of somatic approaches to improving health and general well-being.
Addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic, Dr. Crane-Godreau and colleagues published a significant peer reviewed manuscript relating to how vitamin D deficiency and air pollution exacerbate the illness through pertubation of a shared innate immune mechanism.
Interest in finding ways to use video and other digital media to educate and empower individuals and families with access to enjoyable and effective, evidence-based solutions to health challenges has led to development of three apps to improve somatic awareness and self-regulation in children, especially those with autistic spectrum disorder or children who have experienced trauma. New projects under development involve climate and conservation associated educational outreach.
Dr. Crane-Godreau received her PhD from Dartmouth College, where she was chosen by the school’s faculty to deliver the Class Day address for her graduating class. Formerly an assistant professor in the department of microbiology and immunology, she now works for Bodymind Science, LLC in Arlington, Vermont.