Richa Gawande, PhD (she/her) is a Research Scientist at the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, where she serves as Co-Director of the Mindfulness Training for Primary Care teacher training pathway and as a trained Mindful Self-Compassion teacher. She has a background in biology and public health and served as the CMC Research and Programs Manager from 2015-2019. She is interested in community conversations and community-based participatory research about the impact of stress, culture and illness on our bodies and well-being. She is also interested in ways in which listening with compassion to our bodies internally (interoception) and collectively can facilitate social change through healing, joy, and justice. She values the importance of teaching and research as part of social change, and is committed to working within and towards a larger ethical framework and practice that is sensitive and responsive to the importance of justice, community, story and culture.

This profile was last updated on August 23, 2021

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