We have engaged in the previous research projects below to contribute to the burgeoning evidence-based research base which substantiates the beneficial effects of mindfulness meditation. Below are our current projects.
Mindfulness for Multiple Sclerosis Patients
Funded by the National MS Society, this pilot program is studying the impact of mindfulness on wellness of multiple sclerosis patients. These results are currently being analyzed and written up for publication.
Food For Thought
This NIH-funded study assessed the efficacy of a mindfulness-based Eating Awareness Program on weight loss. These results are pending analysis.
EMPOWER: Enhancing Methods for the Prevention of Weight Regain
This NIH-funded study is assessing the efficacy of a mindfulness meditation-based weight maintenance program for helping people to maintain weight loss.
Self-Guided Mindfulness Meditation Workbook for Cancer Patients
Funded by the American Cancer Society, we are in the process of developing a self-guided workbook to bring mindfulness and stress management to individuals who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis.
Mindfulness and Attention
Using functional neuroimaging techniques, this study examined the impact of mindfulness on attentional capacity in novice versus experienced, long-term meditators.
Mindfulness-Based Smoking Cessation
Sponsored by the Abramson Family Cancer Institute The Penn Program for Stress Management has teamed up with Penn’s Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center (TTURC) to develop and test a Mindfulness Based Smoking Cessation Program. This program will use mindfulness techniques to help participants quit smoking.