Carl E. Fulwiler, M.D., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the
University of Massachusetts Medical School and Director of its Systems and Psychosocial
Advances Research Center, a Research Center of Excellence for the Massachusetts
Department of Mental Health. He is also Director of the Mental Health Agency Research
Network. He is board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine and received a Ph.D.
in Neuroscience. Combining health services research with neuroimaging, his work has
focused on developing and evaluating services for individuals with co-occurring mental
health and substance abuse disorders, and on mindfulness-based interventions for
wellness. He has received professional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
(MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (MBCT). Dr. Fulwiler is
currently conducting an NIH-funded study using neuroimaging to understand the impact of
MBSR on neural mechanisms of emotion regulation and health behaviors involved in
successful weight loss.
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