|Present||Assistant Professor, Psychology, Rowan University ‐ College of Science & Mathematics|
Honors and Awards
- Fellow, The Institute for Integrative Heath
- Taylor & Francis, Most Downloaded Article for 2014
- SAGE, Most Downloaded Article for 2009-2010
- Distinguished Fellow, NIH/OBSSR Summer Institute in Behavioral RCTs
- American Psychosomatic Society, Scholar Award (2003 and 2005)
- Ruth L. Kirchstein, NHLBI Institutional Training Grant
- Society for Behavioral Medicine, Citation Award
- Pennsylvania Association of Graduate Schools, Distinguished Graduate Student
|MS, Thomas Jefferson University ‐ Biomedical Chemistry|
|Postdoctoral, Duke University ‐ Health Psychology|
|PhD, University of Miami ‐ Clinical Psychology|
|BA, Swarthmore College ‐ Psychology|
Recent Works (5)
Mindfulness Meditation Targets Transdiagnostic Symptoms Implicated in Stress-Related Disorders: Understanding ...
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2018)
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8-week meditation program known to improve anxiety, depression, and psychological well-being. Other health-related effects, ...
20 Years of Mindfulness Research: From Self-Report Surveys to Cell ...
Integrative Medicine Lectures, Presentations & Grand Rounds (2018)
Learning ObjectivesDiscuss the theoretical foundation for the link between mindfulness and healthIdentify patient-reported outcomes of mindfulness trainingDescribe objective biological markers ...
Perceived Stress in Patients with Common Gastrointestinal Disorders: Associations with ...
Explore-the Journal of Science and Healing (2017)
Objective and MethodsResearch supports relationships between stress and gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms and disorders. This pilot study assesses relationships between perceived ...
Featured Works (4)
Decreased Symptoms of Depression After Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Potential Moderating ...
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (2015)
Objective: Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is a secular meditation training program that reduces depressive symptoms. Little is known, however, about the ...
Research Works (19)
Development and Preliminary Evaluation of a Telephone-based Mindfulness Training Intervention ...
Annals of the American Thoracic Association (2014)
Rationale: Persistent symptoms of psychological distress represent an unmet need among intensive care unit (ICU) survivors. Objectives: We aimed to ...
Psychological and neural mechanisms of trait mindfulness in reducing depression ...
Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (2013)
Mindfulness-based interventions are effective for reducing depressive symptoms. However, the psychological and neural mechanisms are unclear. This study examined which ...
Meditation-State Functional Connectivity (msFC): Strengthening of the Dorsal Attention Network ...
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2012)
Meditation practice alters intrinsic resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC) in the default mode network (DMN). However, little is known regarding the ...
Modifiable Disease Risk, Readiness to Change, and Psychosocial Functioning Improve ...
Alternative therapies in health and medicine (2011)
Background—Stroke, diabetes, and coronary heart disease (CHD) remain leading causes of death in the United States and are largely attributable ...
Developing Mindfulness in College Students through Movement Based Courses: Effects ...
Journal of American College Health (2010)
Objective—This study examined whether mindfulness increased through participation in movement based courses and whether changes in self-regulatory self-efficacy, mood, and ...
Integrative medicine research at an academic medical center: patient characteristics ...
Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (2008)
OBJECTIVE: To characterize patients seeking care at a university-based integrative medicine practice, and to assess short-term changes in health-related quality ...