Alan Davis, MD, PhD is an assistant professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Salt Lake City, and the medical director for Quinney Rehabilitation Institute at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center. His medical practice focuses on inpatient medical rehabilitation. He completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark. He then completed his neuroscience PhD investigating how yoga-like breathing exercises produce a relaxation response. He has been apprenticing with Sarah Sifers, PhD, a graduate of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS) 3-Year program, and pursuing FSS coursework, including the 2-Week Intensive in advanced shamanism and Shamanic Healing, directed and taught by Sandra Ingerman.