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The Center for Healthy Minds encompasses an interdisciplinary team of scientists, students, research staff and administrative staff. We draw from the scientific expertise, collaboration and philanthropic support from partners around the globe.

Looking for Healthy Minds Innovations staff? Visit their staff directory.

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Bernadette Baker
Affiliated Faculty at the Center for Healthy Minds, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
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John Curtin
Affiliated Faculty at the Center for Healthy Minds, Professor of Psychology
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Richard J. Davidson
Founder, Center for Healthy Minds & Healthy Minds Innovations, William James & Vilas Professor of Psychology & Psychiatry
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Larissa G. Duncan
Affiliated Faculty at the Center for Healthy Minds, Elizabeth C. Davies Chair in Child & Family Well-Being, Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
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John D. Dunne
Core Faculty at the Center for Healthy Minds, Distinguished Chair in Contemplative Humanities, Professor of Asian Languages & Cultures
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Simon Goldberg
Core Faculty at the Center for Healthy Minds, Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology
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Jo Handelsman
Affiliated Faculty at the Center for Healthy Minds, Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
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Virginia Medinilla
Core Faculty at the Center for Healthy Minds, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
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Teri Pipe
Core Faculty at the Center for Healthy Minds, Richard E. Sinaiko Professor in Health Care Leadership, Professor of Practice at the School of Nursing
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Julie Poehlmann
Affiliated Faculty at the Center for Healthy Minds, Dorothy A. O’Brien Professor in Human Ecology, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
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Charles L. Raison
Affiliated Faculty at the Center for Healthy Minds, Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Chair for Healthy Minds, Children & Families, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
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Melissa Rosenkranz
Core Faculty at the Center for Healthy Minds, Distinguished Chair in Contemplative Neuroscience, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
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Sarah J. Short
Core Faculty at the Center for Healthy Minds, Dorothy Jones King Distinguished Chair in Educational Psychology, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology
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Pablo Aquiles-Sanchez
Research Program Coordinator, Center for Healthy Minds
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Tiantian Cai
Graduate Student, Asian Languages & Culture
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Tony Chambers
Director for Community Well-being, Center for Healthy Minds
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Ty Christian
Systems Administrator, Center for Healthy Minds
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Dekila Chungyalpa
Director of the Loka Initiative, Center for Healthy Minds and Healthy Minds Innovations
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Ellen Converse
Research Specialist, Center for Healthy Minds
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Cortland Dahl
Contemplative Scientist, Center for Healthy Minds & Chief Contemplative Officer, Healthy Minds Innovations
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Debra Dawidziak
Accountant, Center for Healthy Minds
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Isa Dolski
Associate Director, Center for Healthy Minds and Ex Officio Board Member, Healthy Minds Innovations
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Kyle Dougherty
Grad Student, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
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Nicci Fite
Chief of Staff to Dr. Richard Davidson, Healthy Minds Innovations
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Alyssa Gerarden
Research Administrator, Center for Healthy Minds
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Robin Goldman
Director of the Research Support Core, Center for Healthy Minds
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Marianne Griffin
Administrative Specialist, Center for Healthy Minds
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Dan Grupe
Research Assistant Professor, Center for Healthy Minds
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Heather Harris
Director of Communications & Marketing, Center for Healthy Minds
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Nicole Hendry
Research Program Coordinator, Center for Healthy Minds
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Estelle Higgins
Graduate Student, Department of Psychology
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Matt Hirshberg
Research Assistant Professor, Center for Healthy Minds
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Roxanne Hoks
Researcher II, Center for Healthy Minds
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Susan Huber
Director of Well-being in Higher Education , Center for Healthy Minds
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Ross Jacobucci
Research Assistant Professor, Center for Healthy Minds
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Zishan Jiwani
Graduate Student, Department of Counseling Psychology
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Matthew Kaharudin
Research Specialist, Center for Healthy Minds
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Sarah Keib
Office Coordinator, Center for Healthy Minds
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Ginnie Kim
Graduate Student; Human Development area within the Department of Educational Psychology
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Kristin E. Klingman
Loka Program Assistant, Center for Healthy Minds
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Sin U Lam
Graduate Student, Department of Counseling Psychology
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Jane Lambert
Undergraduate Coordinator & Training Grant Administrator, Center for Healthy Minds
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Wendy Lau
Research Associate, Center for Healthy Minds
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Claire M Laubacher
Graduate Student, Department of Psychology
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Pema Lhamo
Graduate Student, Department of Educational Psychology and the Center for Healthy Minds
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Jennie Nguyen
Assistant to the Director, Center for Healthy Minds
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Brendon Panke
Operations and Community Resource Coordinator, Center for Healthy Minds
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Emily Peterson
Clinical Research Coordinator II, Center for Healthy Minds
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Kate Riordan
Clinical Research Coordinator l, Center for Healthy Minds
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Kevin M. Riordan
Graduate Student, Department of Counseling Psychology
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Xiaoxu Rong
Graduate Student, Department of Educational Psychology
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Dominique Salas
Project Assistant, Center for Healthy Minds
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Hannah Sandvold
Multimedia Designer, Center for Healthy Minds
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Mirtha Sosa Pacheco
Outreach Program Coordinator, Loka Initiative, Center for Healthy Minds
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Caroline Swords
Research Specialist, Center for Healthy Minds
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Sydney Tan
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Healthy Minds
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Brittany Thomson
Center Administrator, Center for Healthy Minds
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Tawni Tidwell
Research Assistant Professor, Center for Healthy Minds
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Nate Vack
Research Software Developer, Center for Healthy Minds
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Gabriela Valdivia
Research Specialist, Center for Healthy Minds
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Stephanie Van Riper
Research Associate, Center for Healthy Minds
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Environmental Science Specialist, Center for Healthy Minds
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Victoria Vlisides
Digital Content Editor, Center for Healthy Minds
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Graham Washburn
Associate Director of Development, Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association
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Lisa Wesley
Human Resources Generalist, Center for Healthy Minds
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Camille Y. Williams
Pre-doctoral Trainee Department of Counseling Psychology and the Center for Healthy Minds
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Christy Wilson-Mendenhall
Research Assistant Professor, Center for Healthy Minds
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Qiang Xie
Graduate Student, Department of Counseling Psychology and the Center for Healthy Minds