Fadel Zeidan (2023 SRI PPC Co-Chair)  is an associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology. He currently holds leadership positions in the UCSD Center for Integrative Health, UCSD Psychedelic Research Health Initiative, and is on the Mind & Life Steering Council, and is an MLI Fellow. Fadel’s current research is focused on determining the psychological, physiological and neural mechanisms that mediate the relationship between self-regulatory practices and health. Specifically, Fadel’s work examines the mechanisms of action supporting mindfulness meditation on pain. To date, he and his team have demonstrated that mindfulness meditation is mechanistically distinct from and more effective than placebo, distraction, and relaxation.

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Mind & Life Connections


2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 5 – Experimental Investigations of Short-Term Mindfulness Meditation Training: What Can They Tell Us?

Kirk Warren Brown, David J. Creswell, Fadel Zeidan

Topics: Mindfulness