Jacqueline Lutz, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion (CMC), Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, MA. She received her PhD in psychology from the University of Zurich, working in the emotion regulation research group at the Psychiatric University clinic and under the supervision of Prof. Lutz Jäncke.
Jacqueline’s research interests are in the fields of affective neuroscience, emotion regulation, mindfulness, self-referential processes, and their implication for clinical psychology. At CMC, and in collaboration with the MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, she conducts an fMRI pilot study to investigate the potential of mindfulness training in a primary care setting, particularly related to self-regulation. Further, she is developing new translational research to gain a more precise understanding of psychological and physiologic processes related to self-compassion. In the future, she wishes to further investigate who profits from which contemplative and mind-body intervention.