MLI Affiliation Archives:
he/him – Rui Afonso is a Brazilian researcher interested in the effects of contemplative practices and altered states of consciousness (self-induced and substance-induced) on mental health. His background is in psychobiology and neuroscience. For decades he has been a teacher and practitioner of Yoga and meditation.
I am an Associate Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University where I direct the Affective & Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory. My research program uses the tools of human neuroscience to study how the brain creates emotion and how these brain systems are implicated in health and well-being. I also study how stress affects the emotional brain, …
Sharon Lambert is a professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at George Washington University. She completed her doctoral training in Clinical/Community psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with specializations in developmental psychology and quantitative methods. Dr. Lambert’s research focuses on how youth and families experience and manage racial discrimination and …
Tawni Tidwell, PhD, TMD, is a biocultural anthropologist and Tibetan medical doctor. Her research facilitates bridges across the Western scientific tradition and Tibetan medical and contemplative traditions along with their attendant epistemologies and ontologies. She is currently a Research Associate at the Center for Healthy Minds of University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is Principal Investigator …
Melissa holds the Distinguished Chair in Contemplative Neuroscience, an endowed position at the Center for Healthy Minds and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Her research is focused on understanding the underlying biology of mind-brain-body interactions through which stress, emotion, and the immune …