Research Advisory Council

The Mind & Life Institute’s Research Advisory Council is a committee whose primary responsibility is to advise on strategy, planning and operation of the scientific, contemplative and philosophical content of Mind and Life programs and research.

Research Advisory Council Members

Photo: Manuel Bauer

Larry Barsalou, PhD
Emory University

Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Virginia

Diego Hangartner, PharmD
Chief Operating Officer, Mind & Life Europe

Wendy Hasenkamp, PhD (Chair)
Senior Scientific Officer, Mind & Life Institute

Alfred Kaszniak, PhD
University of Arizona

Sara McClintock, PhD
Emory University

Matthieu Ricard, PhD
Shechen Monastery

Sharon Salzberg
Insight Meditation Society

Evan Thompson, PhD
University of British Columbia

Carol Worthman, PhD
Emory University


Previous Council Members

John Dunne, PhD
Emory University

Clifford Saron, PhD
University of California, Davis

Sona Dimidjian, PhD 
University of Colorado