Mindful Health & Resilience Lab

As a lab, we have a long-standing interest in the study and practice of mindfulness meditation and related contemplative experiences. In earlier research, we investigated dispositional mindfulness and its measurement, with a particular focus on Buddhist cultural validity of Western mindfulness measures. More recently, we have focused on studying mindfulness training as a method to enhance stress resilience and health. 

The lab is currently studying feasibility, mechanisms, and biological, behavioral, and psychological outcomes of integrated resilience and mindfulness training among first responders and other groups. Students in the lab are primarily focused in one of these areas.

Current dissertation students are evaluating the:

  • link between cortisol reactivity/recovery and aggression

  • mitigating impact of self-compassion on burnout among firefighters

  • psychological and neuropsychological impact of mindfulness training on female veterans and their children

  • impact of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for perinatal depression (MBCT-PD) on maternal and infant birth outcomes.


Kaylie Green MS '19 earns AAPIC Internship Match 2021.

Nicole McCullough is a recipient of the 2021 United States Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program.