Daniel Grupe, Ph.D., is an Associate Scientist at the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research utilizes a community-engaged, mixed methods approach to investigate the benefits of mindfulness and related contemplative practices for promoting resilient responses to stress and trauma, focusing specifically on individuals impacted by the criminal legal system. In partnership with community-based organizations and system-impacted individuals, he is working to develop, implement, and evaluate peer-facilitated and strength-based approaches to support mental health during the transition from prison back into the community. His research also investigates the benefits of mindfulness training for police officer stress and mental health, and the role of contemplative practices for meaningful reform efforts that bring about greater well-being for police officers and the broader community.
This profile was last updated on February 13, 2023