Our Organization

People make the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society a visionary force and global leader in mindfulness and mind-body medicine.

Founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, Professor of Medicine emeritus, in 1979, the Center is in the Department of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. 

Saki Santorelli, EdD, MA, served as Executive Director of the CFM and as the director of the internationally-acclaimed Stress Reduction Clinic from 2001 - 2018.