Cousins Center Lectures in PNI - David Creswell, PhD

Cousins Center Lectures in PNI

Sponsored by the UCLA Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology
UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior

“How do mindfulness interventions work? Biobehavioral Pathways”

J. David Creswell, PhD

Associate Professor in Psychology &
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition,
Carnegie Mellon University

 David Creswell is an Associate Professor in Psychology and the Neural Basis of Cognition at Carnegie Mellon University. As director of the Health and Human Performance Laboratory, his work focuses on understanding what makes people resilient under stress. David received the American Psychological Association and the American Psychosomatic Society Early Career Awards, and was named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science. His work is regularly profiled in the media, including coverage in the NY Times, LA Times, NBC News, and the Today Show.

 Over the last two decades there has been significant interest in mindfulness training interventions, with some promising health and immune benefits in initial randomized controlled trials. But little is known about how these programs might impact health. In this talk I will describe current theory on mindfulness interventions, and present a series of studies we have conducted depicting promising biobehavioral pathways linking mindfulness interventions with a broad range of health outcomes.


Thursday, 19th April 2018
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Gonda Building 1st floor Conference Room

 A light lunch will be provided. With questions, please contact Marina Samaltanos at ext: 58281