Dr. DeVarney is a neuroscientist, and certified medical qigong teacher and wellness coach. She is also the Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Titan Pharmaceuticals in South San Francisco, California. Before joining Titan, she was a Senior Director with Corcept Therapeutics in Menlo Park, CA. Prior to joining Corcept, Dr. DeVarney was the Senior Medical Director for Neurosciences within World Wide Human Health at Merck. Dr. DeVarney also worked at SmithKline Beecham and GlaxoSmithKline, where she held positions of increasing responsibility, primarily within the Neurosciences research and development and medical affairs organizations. Before beginning her career in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. DeVarney was a practicing neuropsychologist at The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, treating patients of all ages with various neurological and neuropsychiatric illnesses. Throughout her academic and industry careers, Dr. DeVarney's research has focused primarily on addiction, neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Disease, mood and anxiety disorders, breast cancer, metabolic disorders and obesity. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals such as The American Journal of Psychiatry, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Addiction. She has presented her research extensively at the American Psychiatric Association, the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the International Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. DeVarney holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Neuropsychology from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and received her clinical training at Georgetown University Medical School, Yale University Medical School, and Graduate Hospital, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, Dr. DeVarney was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer, and underwent standard Western treatments. Soon after she started radiation, a close friend introduced her to qigong, and she quickly discovered the incredible power of this healing exercise. Her subsequent motivation to become a certified medical qigong teacher in 2014, with Master Lee Holden, was born out of a desire to share this unique blend of Western and Eastern exercise with people suffering from serious illness. She is the Founder and CEO of Mind Body Design, and currently teaches qigong and wellness programs to groups and individual clients.