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Concentrating on Mindfulness

The world’s first MPH graduates with a concentration in mindfulness completed their degrees at Brown in 2023. Instructed by interdisciplinary faculty from the Mindfulness Center at Brown, the concentration focuses on the impacts of mindfulness on physical and mental health, analysis of mindfulness-based interventions and applicable theoretical frameworks.
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Bridging health and heritage

Summit led by Brown researchers makes shared space between mindfulness training and Indigenous cultural practice
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Director of the Mindfulness Center at Brown University, Eric Loucks' work in the areas of mindfulness-based stress reduction and heart health are demonstrating how mindfulness can improve people’s lives and change their perceptions. We chat with Professor Loucks about his journey into this area of study and what the future holds for mindfulness.
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“The paradigms around willpower don’t work,” said Dr. Judson Brewer, an associate professor in behavioral and social sciences at the Brown University School of Public Health who has studied mindful eating practices. “You have to start by knowing how your mind works.”
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Facing Anxieties Head On

Jud Brewer MD, Ph.D., associate professor of behavioral and social sciences, takes on coronavirus anxiety with a new book
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Renowned psychiatrist and neuroscientist Judson Brewer MD, PhD (Jud), Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences in the Brown University School of Public Health, has researched anxiety and the addictive behaviors it drives for two decades.
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A study led by Professor Eric Loucks, Ph.D., finds that mindfulness could reduce blood pressure by enhancing attention control, emotion regulation and self-awareness of both healthy and unhealthy habits.
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With a dual mission of research and public service, the Mindfulness Center at Brown University will conduct and promote rigorous research on the health effects of interventions and work to disseminate and promote evidence-based practices.
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