Heliotherapy Research Institute

Heliotherapy Research Institute is a privately funded non commercial organization that supports the research of phototherapy, its healing effects and the practical uses.

Our Mission

Heliotherapy Research Institute (HRI) investigates the effect of light on human health, wellness, and body. Our mission is to pave the way for understanding the impact of light on the body and its effectiveness and showing actual points through testing and investigation.

We want to convey to people that its use is genuinely compelling and worthy of attention. Even today, the fact of light therapy’s indisputable advantages over other light sources is recognized unanimously.

UX/UI Design

We have conducted over 20 seminars about light therapy which resulted in many research centers at our institute.

Research Project Funding
Research Project Funding

We have funded over 30 research projects globally.

Light Therapy Popularization
Light Therapy Popularization

Over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals were results of research projects we sponsored.

Provide a forum

Provide a forum to discuss all things related to light therapy, including how it works, best practices, and types.

Encourage people to study

Encourage most people to study the effects of light on the human body

Increase number of researches

Research on light therapy is increasing, and new methods are developed every day.

Exploring light therapy

Explore all possible ways to improve a person’s well-being with the help of light therapy

Light therapy centers

Develop and operate community light therapy centers

Our Goals


Jose Diego Mier

Jose Diego Mier

Jose Diego Mier is the founder of Heliotherapy Research Institute and holds a Ph.D. in Pulmonology. He conducts in-depth research in the light therapy area and also serves as CEO of Lug Healthcare Technology.

He has held several honors throughout his career, recognized by various organizations such as the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the European Respiratory Society, The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Glasgow, etc. Also, he is an author with more than 150 publications in original papers across his career.

Jose Diego Mier has been the Coordinator of the Cancer Clinic and Director of the Institute for Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery since 2001. He is a member of different associations such as the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Mexican Society of Thorax Surgery, and the Latin American Thorax Association (ALAT). In addition, he performed the first Resection of a Complete Lung for Cancer by Minimally Invasive and the first Endoscopic Thoracic Surgery without Anesthesia in Mexico.


We constantly consult with experts from light therapy and other related fields in order to provide you with reliable and proven info.

Dr. Tom Ingegno

Dr. Tom Ingegno

Dr. Tom Ingegno is the Clinic Director with Bachelor’s degree in Professional Health Science and a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine.
He is also the Owner of Charm City Integrative.


Dr. Joseph Rayner

Dr. Joseph Rayner is a Physical Therapist and Nutrition Adviser. He participates in numerous conferences and workshops in the USA and abroad to enhance his knowledge.
Dr. Joseph Rayner is also the Founder of QOL Health & Performance.

Our Team

We are a group of dedicated scientists to produce an excellent multidisciplinary scientific publication, and we encourage everyone in our field to submit their work.

Prof. Steven Paul Nisticò

Prof. Steven Paul Nisticò

Dr. Steven Paul Nistico graduated with a medical degree from the University of Rome and achieved his postgraduate diploma in dermatology and venereal diseases.He is Professor, Director of Dermatology, Specialist in Clinical Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Therapy at Heliotherapy Research Institute.

Dr. Daniel B. Roling

Dr. Daniel B. Roling

Roling holds an MD from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in 1997. Dr. Daniel B. Roling has practiced for 20 years since then. He currently works at over six different locations, including Bryn Mawr Hospital, PA Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia Paoli Hospital & Pennsylvania hospital, among others. Dr. Rolig is also a dermatology specialist specializing in treating skin conditions like acne or psoriasis by using phototherapy (light therapy). For instance, he joined Heliotherapy Research Institute to help treat patients with solar damage.

 Icksoo Lee

Icksoo Lee

Icksoo Lee is an Assistant Professor at Dankook University School of Medicine. Now she is Editor for our Science Articles.

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