Science and Public Leadership Fellow 2010
Associate Professor, Psychology, University of Miami
Amishi Jha studies the neural bases of attention and the effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction training (MBSR), a Western-style cognitive-affective intervention with origins in the meditative traditions of the East. With grants from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and several private foundations, she has been systematically investigating the potential applications of MBSR in education, attention deficits, healthy aging and the military. Her work has been featured in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Emotion, and Brain Research and she is a reviewing editor of Frontiers in Neuroscience. As a pioneer in the field, Amishi is making important and far-reaching contributions to cognitive neuroscience and attention training – areas of considerable importance to educators, public health officials and others.