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Principal Investigator, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of Contemplative Neuroscience, Mindfulness Research & Practice Initiative, University of Miami.
Dr. Amishi Jha has a Ph.D. from the University of California-Davis, post-doctoral training in brain imaging at Duke University, and was a faculty member at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania prior to her current post. Her research focuses on the brain bases of attention, working memory, and mindfulness-based training. With grants from the US Department of Defense and several private foundations, her current projects investigate how to best promote resilience in high stress cohorts using contemplative/mind training techniques that strengthen the brain’s attention networks. She was selected as a Science and Public Leadership Fellow by PopTech, and serves on editorial review boards of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Frontiers in Cognitive Science, and Frontiers in Psychology.
ajha AT psy.miami.edu
Research Interests: Working memory, attention, and mind wandering, the interaction of cognition with stress and aging, and the ability to enhance or protect cognition though mindfulness training and computerized working memory training.
amorrison AT psy.miami.edu
Assistant Director, UM Neuroimaging Facility
Research Interests: Neural mechanisms of autobiographical memory and self-generated thoughts, and how they are influenced by emotion and training techniques that rely on focused attention (e.g., attentional deployment and mindfulness).
ekaterina.denkova AT yahoo.ca
Research Interests: Measuring the transformative cognitive and behavioral effects of mindfulness meditation.
m.krimsky AT umiami.edu
Research Interests: Using cognitive neuroscience techniques to study effects of mindfulness meditation, particularly among high-stress populations.
jrooks AT psy.miami.edu
Research Interests: Utilizing neurocognitive techniques to study attention, working memory, and emotional processing in the context of mindfulness training.
jxw456 AT miami.edu
Mindfulness & Compassion Trainer
|Maria Paula Jimenez
Research and Training Interests: The use of mindfulness and compassion to increase well-being in high stress cohorts and vulnerable groups.
maria.jimenez AT miami.edu
Research Interests: The neural underpinnings involved in affective processing and emotion regulation, specifically as they relate to cognition and psychopathological disorders.
e.brudner AT umiami.edu
Research Interests: Influencing factors, such as emotion and anxiety, on cognitive strategies and attentional performance.
nxr187 AT miami.edu
Research Interests: Development of mindfulness-based interventions and training with an emphasis on high-stress populations and substance abuse prevention.
krc80 AT miami.edu
|Ethan Homedi, UM ’16
Research Interests: The interactions of stress and psychological disorders, such as depression and anxiety.
|Joseph Dunn, UM ’17
Research Interests: Attention and stress management, especially in undergraduates.
|Sydney Feldman, UM ’17
Research Interests: Mindfulness and its effects on attention and our ability to perform everyday tasks.
|Shivani Hanchate, UM ’17
Research Interests: The application of mindfulness and meditation to neurological diseases and improving memory.
Major: Neuroscience. Chemistry & Public Health.
|Kristen Zayan, UM ’17
Research Interests: Mindfulness as a mechanism to slow neural degradation and strengthen our attention.
|Ariel Paz, UM ’17
Research Interests: Mindfulness and its effects on the brain and overall health.