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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
Mindfulness & Compassion Trainer
|Maria Paula Jimenez
Assistant Director of Training and Programs, UMindfulness InitiativeMaria Paula is a certified teacher for the Compassion Cultivation Training Program from Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. Prior to arriving at the University of Miami, she offered mindfulness and compassion trainings in Colombia, Chile, Mexico, & Spain and she had a private practice which integrated psychotherapy with a contemplative approach. She received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Los Andes University with a minor in Business Administration. In addition, she studied Corporate Social Responsibility at Sergio Arboleda University and Integrative Therapies at the School of Medicine at El Rosario University.
maria.jimenez AT miami.edu
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: I am broadly interested in the neural mechanisms of working memory and attention and their interaction with emotion processes. I am also interested in how these processes can be impacted by mindfulness training, especially in high-demand populations.
joanna.witkin 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
|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.
|Ethan Homedi, UM ’17
Research Interests: The interactions of stress and psychological disorders, such as depression and anxiety.
|Ariel Paz, UM ’17
Research Interests: Mindfulness and its effects on the brain and overall health.
|Lindsey Slavin, UM ’17
Research Interests: Sports and performance psychology.
|Kristen Zayan, UM ’17
Research Interests: Mindfulness as a mechanism to slow neural degradation and strengthen our attention.