Jordan Kohn received his B.A. in biology from Reed College and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at Emory University and the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. His research interests are 1) to elucidate the biological mechanisms by which social adversity affects human health and well being, and 2) to investigate the extent to which positive changes in the social environment, specifically psychosocial interventions like meditation, can mitigate the deleterious effects of adversity. Kohn also explore how early-life maltreatment alters immune development and its health consequences later in life. Concurrent with his graduate work, he teaches Cognitively-Based Compassion Training at Emory and has had the privilege of introducing CBCT to adolescents in foster care, children, undergraduates, physicians, and prisoners.
This profile was last updated on April 11, 2014