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About Carl E. Fulwiler

Carl E. Fulwiler, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is the Chief Medical Officer for TaraVista Behavioral Health, a UMass affiliate. He received his training in Psychiatry and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Harvard. His research has been supported by grants from NIH, the National Institute of Justice, SAMHSA, and private foundations. He is Principal Investigator on a NIH grant that is using fMRI to characterize the impact of mindfulness training on health behaviors and the underlying changes in the neural pathways of emotion regulation. Other funded research includes studies of the mechanisms of health behavior change with mindfulness interventions and studies of culturally-adapted mindfulness training for diverse populations to promote coping and healing from the effects of trauma and violence. He is a qualified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Depression and specializes in mindfulness-based psychotherapy.


Present Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Psychiatry

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in teaching in Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine (1999-2003)
  • Outstanding Service to Homeless, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (1996)

Contact Information

Department of Psychiatry
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655
Ph:508-856-8389 Fax: 508-856-8700


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