Lionel Newman

Lionel is a PhD student in the Cognitive Modeling research group at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, and received my master’s degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Amsterdam. His research contributes to the recent shift in social neuroscience away from investigatingsingle, isolated brains, and instead exploring brain, behavior, and …

Shin-Young Kim

Shin-Young Kim is a 2nd year clinical psychology Ph.D. student at the University of Rochester under the mentorship of Dr. Ron Rogge. She is interested in the mechanisms underlying mind-body interactions, particularly regarding contemplative meditations and interoceptive disturbances in emotional disorders. After receiving her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Sogang University, she received a Fulbright …

Polina Beloborodova

Polina is a PhD Candidate in Social Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, working with Dr. Kirk Warren Brown at the Wellbeing Lab. Originally from Russia, she served as Research Assistant at the Positive Psychology of Personality and Motivation Lab (Moscow, Russia), VIA institute on Character (Cincinnati, Ohio), and Decision Neuroscience Lab (Richmond, Virginia). Polina’s research …

Erika Diaz-Almeyda

Erika Díaz-Almeyda, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies at New College of Florida. She holds a Ph.D. in Biology at The Pennsylvania State University focusing on understanding the thermal acclimation of microbial symbionts of corals. She did a postdoctoral fellowship focusing on host microbe interactions in agricultural settings at Emory University. …

Jyoti Mishra

Dr. Jyoti Mishra is trained in the cognitive and computational neurosciences, with expertise in studies of attention, learning and brain plasticity, as well as digital health therapeutics. She is the founder and director of the Neural Engineering and Translational Labs (NEATLabs) and is an Assistant Professor in the department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego. …

Dennis Muñoz Vergara

Dennis Muñoz Vergara, DVM, MS, MPH is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and a mind-body movement therapies (MBMT) researcher. He is also a yoga instructor, a practice he has cultivated since he was pursuing a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree specializing in Animal Pathology in southern Chile. In 2016, he pursued a postdoctoral opportunity at Harvard Medical …

Lindsay Romano

Lindsay Romano (she/her) is a third year PhD student at New York University. She studies how mindfulness- and compassion-based practices can be used as tools for social justice in education. Her work explores how the cultivation of cognitive and emotional capacities in educators (e.g., attention regulation, mindfulness, compassion) can influence positive social change in the …

Matthew Sacchet

Dr. Matthew D. Sacchet, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Director of Meditation Research within the CDASR at McLean Hospital. Dr. Sacchet and his team, the Meditation Research Group, advance the science meditation. Since 2012, Dr. Sacchet has authored over 75 publications and his research has been presented over 125 …

Shufang Sun

Dr. Shufang Sun is an Assistant Professor at Brown University School of Public Health. Her research focuses on addressing minority stress and mental health among marginalized communities through innovative, evidence-based methods, particularly via mHealth and mindfulness. Specific to mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs), her work has primarily focused on using systematic review and meta-analytic methods to understand …

Sam Roberts

Dr Sam Roberts is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. His educational and research background is multi-disciplinary, including a Bachelor’s degree in Human Sciences from the University of Oxford, a Master’s degree in Evolutionary Psychology and a PhD which focused on primate social cognition. Building on this diverse background, his …