Graduate Students


Nabila Jahan, BS
Nabila's research interests concern the neurophenomenology of mindfulness and related contemplative practices using first-person and neuroimaging (fMRI) methods. She is also interested in the clinical application of mindfulness training to underserved populations.


Hadley Rahrig, BA
Hadley is broadly interested in the impact of mindfulness training on moral judgements and behavior. Her current research concerns the role of mindfulness in moral decision-making and self processes more generally. She uses fMRI neuroimaging and surveys as lenses through which to study these processes. Read more.

Lab-Affiliated Graduate Students


Sarah Braun, MA
Sarah's research focuses on improving burnout, stress, and health-relevant circulating and epigenetic markers in healthcare professionals using mindfulness-based interventions. She also develops and implements mindfulness trainings tailored to specific at-risk populations. Read more.

Research Interns

  • Camila Tirado
  • Brianna George
  • Alina Massey
  • Carmen Kahlil
  • Moazan Rehman

Lab alumni

  • Daniel Berry, PhD, Psychology, California State University, San Marcos
  • Sean Barnes, PhD student, Psychology, SUNY Binghamton
  • Shayla Cashwell, MA student, Columbia University
  • Matthew Della Porta, PhD, Workplace Wellness consultant and trainer
  • Alex Foxworthy, Post-doctoral fellow, Neuroscience, West Virginia University
  • Robert Goodman, PhD, Psychology, Northern Arizona University
  • Melissa Holt, PhD, Culver College
  • Laura Kiken, PhD, Psychology, Kent State University
  • Ami Kumar, MEd student, Temple University
  • Kostadin Kushlev, PhD, Psychology, University of Virginia
  • Maureen Mathews, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Zuhair Peracha, MD student, Wayne State University
  • Jordan Quaglia, PhD, Psychology, Naropa University
  • Khristina Sanders, PhD student, Pepperdine University
  • Jordan Silberman, MD student, University of Rochester
  • Karen Stewart, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
  • Justin Tubbs, BS, National Institutes of Health
  • Courtney Vaughan, BS, National Institutes of Health

Research Collaborators past and present