|Amishi Jha, Principal Investigator Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of Contemplative Neuroscience, Mindfulness Research & Practice Initiative, University of Miami. She 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.
Amishi Jha Brief Bio
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
ajha AT psy.miami.edu
Research Interests: Working memory and attention, and the outcomes of cognitive training with techniques such as mindfulness meditation and computerized working memory training.
amorrison AT psy.miami.edu
Research Interests: Influence of cognitive training on language production and processing.
m.paczynski 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: Mindfulness in the workplace, especially as it pertains to leadership.
trae AT wagmiami.com
Research & Training Coordinators
|Matthew Gosselin, Major, USAF (Retired)
Research Interests: Promoting resilience in high stress cohorts, specifically military members and their families, using mindfulness training techniques to optimize performance and improve ability to deal with the increased stress associated with multiple deployments and a life in the military.
mgosselin AT miami.edu
|Sybil Allison, MA, NCC
Research Interests: Mindfulness and resilience for service members, veterans, and their families.
sja13 AT miami.edu
Research Interests: Stress, mindfulness, and resilience in service members and veterans.
m.goolsarran1 AT umiami.edu
Research Interests: How mindfulness training affects cognitive control, emotion regulation, and how that may be translated into a therapeutic context.
etang-smith AT psy.miami.edu
|Lisa Cameron, UM ’15
Research Interests: The neural basis of mindfulness training and the effects of stress on neurocognitive function. Major: Neuroscience and Math.
|Joseph Dunn, UM ’17
Research Interests: Attention and stress management, especially in undergraduates. Major: Neuroscience.
|Sam Jazzo, UM ’16
Research Interests: Understanding how mindfulness can be applied to sports to improve athletic performance. Major: Athletic Training.
|Jennifer Rizzo, UM ’15
Research Interests: How beneficial methods, such as mindfulness training, or hindrances, such as stress, can be manipulated to affect attention, working memory, and other cognitive functions. Major: Neuroscience.
|Ash Tilak, UM ’15
Research Interests: Application of non-drug techniques such as mindfulness meditation in treating neurological disorders. Major: Neuroscience.
|Lauren Walter, UM ’15
Research Interests: Cognitive neuroscience, specifically the neural effects of stress and anxiety on cognitive functioning. Major: Neuroscience.
|Sam Warn, UM ’15
Research Interests: Neural mechanisms involved in combating extreme stress, conflict, and disease. Major: Neuroscience.
|Emily Brudner, UM ’15
Research Interests: The neural effects of mindfulness training on attention and working memory with a specific focus on stress. Major: Psychology.