The Mindful Breathing Laboratory of Roberto P. Benzo, M.D., at Mayo Clinic focuses on the study of how self-awareness, mindfulness and self-management impact chronic diseases, such as lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

The Mindful Breathing Laboratory develops and tests interventions that empower people to be more present and open to living better through self-awareness and self-exploration. The Mindful Breathing lab seeks to improve the quality of life for people with life-limiting conditions through the use of interventions such as meditation, behavior change, rehabilitation and physical activity.