Eli Susman is a Ph.D. student in Professor Allison Harvey’s Lab in the clinical science program at UC Berkeley. He graduated from Middlebury in 2018 with a BA in Psychology. Before starting at Berkeley Eli worked as a research coordinator at Harvard in Professor Kate McLaughlin’s Stress and Development Lab. Eli’s passion for clinical science developed over the course of more than a decade working with high-risk youth and young adults in community wilderness therapy in-patient and research settings. Under the mentorship of Professor Harvey Eli aims to develop more efficient accessible and deployable interventions by drawing from the wisdom and science of contemplative practice and the science of habit formation to foster compassion and freedom from human suffering. Eli is a Certified Yoga Teacher Laughter Yoga Leader and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. When not in the lab or clinic he enjoys meditation yoga skiing hiking trail running and contact improvisation.

This profile was last updated on December 21, 2022

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