Research on Wellness focuses on approaches to promoting health and wellness in people affected by behavioral health disorders. We are conducting research on smoking cessation, health promotion and healthy living, and stress management. We are closely aligned with the Department of Psychiatry’s Wellness Initiative which includes research, teaching, and clinical intervention initiatives that integrate wellness and preventive care activities across the Department and all related clinical sites.
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Ongoing Research Projects
Title: Mind and Health: Developing a Neural Marker for Mindfulness, a Pathway to Health
Dates: 5/1/2013 - 5/31/2016
Funder: National Institutes of Health
PI: Carl Fulwiler, M.D., Ph.D.
CMHSR Key Personnel: Douglas Ziedonis, M.D., M.P.H. (Co-PI)
Description: The proposed study directly addresses NCCAM''s priority for preliminary clinical studies for large interventional trials of CAM by validating an objective and quantitative measure of mindfulness and wellbeing.
Personnel: Allison, J., Douglas Ziedonis, M.D., M.P.H.(Co-PI), Jean King, Ph.D.(Co-I), Nanyin Zhang(Co-I), Saki Santorell