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Tina Runyan, PhD, ABPP

MBCT TeacherTina Runyan

Education and Training

Mindful Practice Facilitator Training, 2018
MBCT Training, 2017
ABPP, Clinical Health Psychology, 2010
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Virginia Tech, 1998
M.S., Virginia Tech, 1995
B.S., University of Maryland - 1992


Focus & Interests

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Physician Well-Being
  • Mindfulness Based Skills Training for Clinicians


Dr. Runyan is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is the director of Behavioral Science for the Worcester Family Medicine Residency Program, director of integrated behavioral health, and the director of a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical health psychology in primary care. Dr. Runyan is also involved with developing and implementing education, training, and policies to promote clinician well-being in medicine. Drawing on her training as a 200-hour registered yoga teacher, her training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), her personal meditation practice, and her health psychology roots she developed and implemented a longitudinal wellness curriculum for family medicine residents. She is now also leading a departmental initiative for promoting faculty wellness and has taught a mindful physician leadership course for physicians across Massachusetts for several years. Dr. Runyan also serves as the house officer counselor for Graduate Medical Education at UMMS, treating resident and fellow physicians.