Valerie Rice has been conducting research on the impact of mindfulness meditation on active duty military service members and veterans for the last eight years, working for the Army Research Laboratory.
She has published her research in refereed journals Military Medicine, WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, and Mindfulness. She has presented her research results at annual conferences, including the International Mindfulness Conference (in Amsterdam), the Applied Human Factors & Ergonomics Conference, and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Dr. Rice (Ph.D.) has also presented her mindfulness research as a keynote speaker at a joint meeting of the Ergonomics Society of Korea and the Japan Ergonomics Society and at the International Conference of the South East Asian Network of Ergonomic Societies.
She is a Certified Professional Ergonomist/Human Factors Practitioner, a licensed Occupational Therapist, and holds certifications in several complimentary medicine fields.
Valerie Rice owns the VitaLife Center (vitalifecenter.com). The VitaLife Center provides a comprehensive collection of practices and therapies focusing on improving mind-body functioning. With expertise in numerous modalities, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and Eden Energy Medicine (EEM), their mission is to benefit individuals and corporations through training classes and workshops, as well as individual treatment sessions.