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. https://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2021.0052

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11896-021-09471-w

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 Medicinehttps://doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnab200

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. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34149158/

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. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34421195/

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. https://trialsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13063-020-4165-y

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. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33017172/

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. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34257735/

Hunsinger, M., Christopher, M. S., & Schmidt, A. M. (2019). Mindfulness training, implicit bias, and force response decision-making. Mindfulness, 10, 2555-2566. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8372824/

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. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6609991/

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. https://doi.org/10.1177/1534650119839156

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. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29801444/

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. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29627695/

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11896-017-9246-9

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. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30202383/

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-017-0713-2

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. https://doi.org/10.1177/2156587216684999

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. https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/tnaph/article/view/47288

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-016-0522-z

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. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32863982/

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11896-015-9161-x 

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. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4959322/

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. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26005199/

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-014-0305-3

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. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32863982/

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. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26026151/

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. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25268564/

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. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24976872/

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-014-0305-3

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. https://participatorymedicine.org/journal/evidence/research/2013/02/20/m...

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. https://participatorymedicine.org/journal/evidence/reviews/2013/02/14/mi...

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. https://doi.org/10.3109/16066359.2012.737873

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. https://participatorymedicine.org/journal/evidence/research/2012/09/30/e...

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-011-0086-x

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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022022111406119

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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0145445511419254

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/17542863.2010.491707

*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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10608-009-9282-6

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-009-9067-9

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, 396-402https://doi.org/10.1037/a0015240

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, 590-612https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.20580

Christopher, M. S., Christopher, V., & Charoensuk, S. (2009). Assessing “Western” mindfulness among Thai Theravāda Buddhist Monks. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 12, 303-314. https://doi.org/10.1080/13674670802651487

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. https://doi.org/10.1002/j.2161-1882.2009.tb00039.x

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.