Publications | Mindful Health & Resilience Lab

Siriphadung, S., & Christopher, M. (in press). Sociodemographic predictors of Buddhist religious engagement among Thai adolescents and young adults. Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion.

Rehder, K., Eddy, A., Kaplan, J., Bergman, A., & Christopher, M. (in press). The relationships between reduced alcohol use and decreased burnout following Mindfulness-Based Resilience Training in law enforcement officers. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

Green, K., Eddy, A., Flowers, J., & Christopher, M. (in press). A confirmatory factor analysis of the PROMIS sleep disturbance among law enforcement officers. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology.

Colgan, D. D., Green, K., Eddy, A., Brems, C., Sherman, K., Cramer, H., Oken, B., & Christopher, M. (in press). Translation, cross-cultural adaptation, and psychometric validation of the English version of the Posture Awareness Scale. Pain Medicine

Eddy, A., Bergman, A. L., Kaplan, J. B., Goerling, R. & Christopher, M. S. (2021). A qualitative analysis of the experience of mindfulness training among law enforcement officers. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 36, 63-71.

Colgan, D. D., Christopher, M. S., Bowen, S., & Eddy, A. (2021). Mindful nonreactivity moderates the relationship between chronic stress and pain interference in law enforcement officers. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 36, 56-62.

Christopher, M., Bowen, S., & Witkiewitz, K. (2020). Mindfulness-based resilience training for aggression, stress and health in law enforcement officers: Study protocol for a multisite, randomized, single-blind clinical feasibility trial. Trials, 21, 236.

Kaplan, J. B., Bergman, A. L., Green, K., Dapolonia, E., & Christopher, M. (2020). Relative impact of mindfulness, self-compassion, and psychological flexibility on alcohol use and burnout among law enforcement officers. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 26, 1190-1194.

Ribeiro, L., Colgan, D. D., Hoke Kennedy, C., Hunsinger, M., Bowen, S., Oken, B. S., & Christopher, M. S. (2020). Differential impact of mindfulness practices on aggression among law enforcement officers. Mindfulness, 11, 734-745.

Hunsinger, M., Christopher, M. S., & Schmidt, A. M. (2019). Mindfulness training, implicit bias, and force response decision-making. Mindfulness, 10, 2555-2566.

Colgan, D. D., Christopher, M. S., Bowen, S., Brems, C., Hunsinger, M., & Tucker, B. (2019). Mindfulness-Based Wellness and Resilience Training for interdisciplinary primary care teams: A mixed-methods feasibility and acceptability trial. Primary Health Care Research & Development, 20(e91), 1-8.

Knowlton, C. N., Kryvanos, A., Poole, M., Christopher, M. S., & LaFavor, T. (2019). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the treatment of chronic pain and coexisting depression: A single case study. Clinical Case Studies, 18, 254-269.

Trombka, M., Demarzo, M., Campos Bacas, D., Beira Antonio, S., Cicuto, K., Salvo, V., Almeida Claudino, F. C., Ribeiro, L., Christopher, M., Garcia-Campayo, J., & Sica Rocha, N. (2018). Study protocol of a multicenter randomized controlled trial of Mindfulness training to reduce burnout and promote quality of life in police officers: The POLICE study. BMC Psychiatry, 18, 151.

Christopher, M. S., Hunsinger, M., Goerling, R., Bowen, S., Rogers, B., Gross, C. R., Dapolonia, E., & Pruessner, J. (2018). Mindfulness-Based Resilience Training to reduce health risk, stress reactivity, and aggression among law enforcement officers: A feasibility and preliminary efficacy trial. Psychiatry Research, 264, 104-115.

Kaplan, J. B., Christopher, M. S., & Bowen, S. (2018). Dispositional mindfulness moderates the relationship between occupational stressors and perceived stress among law enforcement personnel. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 33, 227-232.

Schroeder, D. A., Stephens, L., Colgan, D. D., Hunsinger, M., Rubin, D., & Christopher, M. S. (2018). A brief mindfulness-based intervention for primary care physicians: A pilot randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 12, 83-91.

Kaplan, J. B., Bergman, A. L., Christopher, M. S., Bowen, S., & Hunsinger, M. (2017). Role of resilience in mindfulness training for first responders. Mindfulness, 8, 1373-1380.

Colgan, D. D., Wahbeh, H., Besler, K., Pleet, M., & Christopher, M. S. (2017). A qualitative study of mindfulness among veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: Practices differentially affect symptoms, aspects of well-being, and potential mechanisms of action. Journal of Evidence-Based Complimentary & Alternative Medicine, 22, 482-493.

Charoensuk, S., Pitaksongkram, P., & Christopher, M. S. (2016). [ความหมายและปัจจัยบ่มเพาะสติ จากประสบการณ์ของสตรีไทยที่ปฏิบัติธรรม]. Meaning and cultivating factors of mindfulness as experienced by Thai female monks. Nursing Journal of the Ministry of Public Health, 25, 170-183.

Bergman, A. L., Christopher, M. S., & Bowen, S. (2016). Changes in facets of mindfulness predict stress and anger outcomes for police officers. Mindfulness, 7, 851-858.

Colgan, D., Christopher, M. S., Michael, P. G., & Wahbeh, H. (2016). Mindful breathing and body scan differentially impact the relationship between mindfulness facets and treatment outcomes in veterans with PTSD. Mindfulness, 7, 372-383.

Christopher, M. S., Goerling, R. J., Rogers, B. S., Hunsinger, M., Baron, G., Bergman, A., & Zava, D. T. (2016). A pilot study evaluating the effectiveness of a mindfulness-based intervention on cortisol awakening response and health outcomes among law enforcement officers. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 31, 15-28. 

Brems, C., Colgan, D., Freeman, H., Freitas, J., Justice, L., Shean, M., & Sulenes, K. (2016). Elements of yogic practice: Perceptions of health professions students. International Journal of Yoga, 9(2), 121.

Jones, K. D., Mist, S. D., Agnew, M. C., Ali, A., & Christopher, M. S. (2015). Fibromyalgia impact and mindfulness characteristics in 4,986 people with fibromyalgia. EXPLORE: The Journal of Science & Healing, 11, 304-309.

Christopher, M. S., Rogers, B. S., Hunsinger, M., Colgan, D., Reiss, A., & Farwood, H. B. (2015). Distinguishing mindful process from outcome in the prediction of global health and perceived stress in a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, Mindfulness, 6, 693-699.

Colgan, D., Christopher, M., Michael, P., & Wahbeh, H. (2015). Body scan and mindful breathing among veterans with PTSD: Mindfulness intervention group influences the relationship among change in mindfulness and post-treatment depression. Mindfulness, 7(2), 372-383.

Brems, C., Justice, L., Sulenes, K., Girasa, L., Ray, J., Davis, M., Freitas, J., Shean, M., & Colgan, D. (2015). Improving access to yoga: Barriers and motivators for practice among health professions students. Advances in Mind-Body Medicine, 29(3), 6-13.

Sulenes, K., Freitas, J., Justice, L., Colgan, D., Shean, M., & Brems, C. (2015). Referrals to yoga: Perceptions of health professions students. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 21, 53-59.

2014 and Earlier (Selected Publications Pre-MH&R Lab. *Denotes student co-author)

Christopher, M. S., *Woodrich, L. E., & *Tiernan, K. A. (2014). Using cognitive interviews to assess the cultural validity of state and trait measures of mindfulness among Zen Buddhists. Mindfulness, 5, 145-160.

Christopher, M., Rogers, B., Hunsinger, M., Colgan, D., *Reiss, A. L., & *Farwood, H. (2014). Distinguishing mindful process from outcome in the prediction of global health and perceived stress in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program. Mindfulness, 6(4), 693-699.

Rogers, B. S., Christopher, M. S., & Bilgen-Sunbay, Z. (2013). Mindfulness, self-care, and participatory medicine: A community's clinical evidence. Journal of Participatory Medicine, 5, e9.

Rogers B. S., Christopher M. S., Bilgen-Sunbay, Z., Pielage, M., Fung, H., Dahl, L…Beale, N. (2013). Mindfulness in participatory medicine: Context & relevance. Journal of Participatory Medicine, 5, e7.

Christopher, M. S., *Ramsey, M. M., & Antick, J. R. (2013). The role of dispositional mindfulness in mitigating the impact of stress and impulsivity on alcohol-related problems. Addiction Research and Theory, 21, 429-434.

Bilgen-Sunbay, Z., Christopher, M. S., & Rogers, B. S. (2012). Examining a proactive self-care index in a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. Journal of Participatory Medicine, 4, e22.

Christopher, M. S., *Neuser, N. J., Michael, P. G., & *Baitmangalkar, A. (2012). Exploring the psychometric qualities of the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire. Mindfulness, 3, 124-131.

Christopher, M. S., *Norris, P., D’Souza, J. B., & *Tiernan, K. (2012). A test of the multidimensionality of the Self-Construal Scale in Thailand and the United States. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43, 758-773.

Jacob, K. S., Christopher, M. S., & Neuhaus, E. C. (2011). Development and validation of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Skills Questionnaire (CBTSQ). Behavior Modification, 35, 595-611.

Christopher, M. S., D’Souza, J. B., *Dhaliwal, S., & *Peraza, J. (2010). A test of the personality-culture clash hypothesis among college students in an individualistic and collectivistic culture. International Journal of Culture & Mental Health, 3, 107-116.

*Gilbert, B. D., & Christopher, M. S. (2010). Mindfulness-based attention as a moderator of the relationship between depressed affect and negative cognitions. Cognitive Therapy & Research, 34, 514-521.

Christopher, M. S., & *Gilbert, B. D. (2010). Incremental validity of facets of mindfulness in the prediction of depression and satisfaction with life. Current Psychology, 29, 10-23.

La Roche, M. J., & Christopher, M. S. (2009). Changing paradigms from empirically supported treatment to evidence-based practice: A cultural perspective. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40, 396-402

Christopher, M. S., Charoensuk, S., *Gilbert, B. D., *Neary, T. J., & *Pearce, K. (2009). Mindfulness in Thailand and the United States: A case of apples versus oranges? Journal of Clinical Psychology, 65, 590-612

Christopher, M. S., Christopher, V., & Charoensuk, S. (2009). Assessing “Western” mindfulness among Thai Theravāda Buddhist Monks. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 12, 303-314.

Christopher, M. S., Jacob, K. S., Neuhaus, E. C., *Neary, T. J., & Fiola, L. B. (2009). Cognitive and behavioral changes related to symptom improvement among  patients receiving intensive cognitive behavioral therapy. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 15, 95-102. https://doi:10.1097/01.pra.0000348362.11548.5f

Christopher, M. S., & Skillman, G. D. (2009). Exploring the link between self-construal and distress among African American and Asian American college students. Journal of College Counseling, 12, 44-56.

Books & Book Chapters

Christopher, M., Colgan, D. D., & Simons, A. (in press). Meditation. In R. Lindqvist & M. Snyder (Eds.), Complementary & alternative therapies in nursing (9th ed.) New York: Springer.

La Roche, M. J., Vasquez, A., Lo, S., & Christopher, M. (in press). Psychotherapy and culture: Past, present, future. In G. Asmundson (Ed.), Comprehensive clinical psychology (2nd ed.). London: Elsevier.

Knowlton, C. N., Flowers, J., Christopher, M., LaRoche, M. J. (2019). Becoming culturally and globally mindful: Going full circle and back again. In M. J. LaRoche (Ed.), Towards a global and cultural psychotherapy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Colgan, D. (2018). Mindfulness in child therapy and counseling. In C. Brems & C. Rasmusson, Comprehensive Guide to Child Psychotherapy and Counseling (4th ed.). Waveland Press. Long Grove, Il.

Gross, C. R., Christopher, M. S., & Reilly-Spong, M. (2017). Meditation. In R. Lindqvist & M. Snyder (Eds.), Complementary & alternative therapies in nursing (8th ed.) (pp. 167-190). New York: Springer.

Colgan, D., Hidalgo, N., & Priester, P. (2017). The Middle Path to Health: The relationship between Buddhist practices and beliefs and health outcomes. In Van Dras (Ed.), In Better Health by Spiritual Practices: A Guide to Religious Behaviors and Perspectives that Help Your Body Be Well. ABC-CLIO/Praeger Publishers, Santa Barbara, Ca.

Witikiewitz, K., Roos, C., Colgan, D., & Bowen, S. (2017). Mindfulness: Advances in psychotherapy: Evidence-based practices. Gottingen: Hogrefe Publishing.

La Roche, M. J., Christopher, M. S., & West, L. M. (2016). Toward a cultural evidence-based psychotherapy. In M. Casas, L. Suzuki, C. Alexander, & M. Jackson (Eds.), Handbook of multicultural counseling (4th ed.) (pp. 177-187). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Christopher, M. S., & *Gilbert, B. D. (2014). Mindfulness and satisfaction with life. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research (pp. 4062-4066). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Gross, C. R., Christopher, M. S., & Reilly-Spong, M. (2013). Meditation. In R. Lindqvist & M. Snyder (Eds.), Complementary & alternative therapies in nursing (7th ed.) (pp. 167-190). New York: Springer.

La Roche, M. J., & Christopher, M. S. (2010). Cultural diversity. In J. C. Thomas & M. Hersen (Eds.), Handbook of clinical psychology competencies (pp. 95-122). New York: Springer.