Erik is an international authority on biofeedback and self-regulation. Since 1971 he has been researching factors that promote healing. His research interests focus on psychophysiology of healing, illness prevention, voluntary self-regulation, holistic health, healthy computing, respiratory psychophysiology and optimizing health with biofeedback.
He is Professor of Holistic Health Studies in the Department of Health Education at San Francisco State University, as well as President of the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe and past President of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. He holds Senior Fellow (Biofeedback) certification from the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America. He served as the behavioural scientist (sport psychologist) for the United States Rhythmic Gymnastics team, and he received the 2004 California Governor’s Safety Award for his work on Healthy Computing and in 2013. He was also honored with the Biofeedback Distinguished Scientist Award in recognition of an outstanding career & scientific contributions from the Association for Applied Psychophysiology. He is an author of numerous scientific articles and books such as Make Health Happen, Fighting Cancer-A Nontoxic Approach to Treatment, Healthy Computing with Muscle Biofeedback, and Biofeedback Mastery.
In addition to lecturing and teaching frequently all over the world, Erik has a biofeedback practice at BiofeedbackHealth in Berkeley, California.
He also publishes Peper Perspective– his blog, featuring ideas on illness, health and well-being!