Mindfulness concentration

The Brown University School of Public Health has developed substantial strengths in Mindfulness. This includes a vibrant core of interdisciplinary faculty focused on the full spectrum of mindfulness ranging from theory to measurement to treatment delivery to teacher training. The establishment and expansion of a world-leading Mindfulness Center at Brown ([email protected]) under the leadership of Eric Loucks, PhD, presents new opportunities for expanding mindfulness research and education programs at Brown. With the expanded faculty, critically important mindfulness courses have been implemented, and the MPH Concentration in Mindfulness is being launched starting with the class entering Fall 2020.

Mindfulness Concentration-Specific Competencies

  • Evaluate the relative impacts of mindfulness on physical health and mental health
  • Analyze the strengths and limitations of the major types of mindfulness interventions that are available in public health and educational settings
  • Evaluate the relative merits and limitations of self-report and objective tools for measuring mindfulness (e.g. experience sampling, EEG, fMRI)
  • Evaluate mindfulness research studies
  • Assess the mechanisms of mindfulness
  • Utilize a directed acyclic graph (DAG) to develop a testable theoretical framework for how mindfulness interventions influence health outcomes
  • Create a mindfulness research protocol and data analysis plan

Mindfulness Concentration Courses

Complete all of the following mindfulness courses:

  • PHP1880, Meditation, Mindfulness and Health
  • PHP1885, Measuring Mindfulness
  • PHP1895, Mindfulness Epidemiology

Select one of the following sciences courses:

  • PHP1890, The Craving Mind
  • COST1020, The Cognitive Neuroscience of Meditation
  • COST1710B, Science and Meditation

Select one of the following applied research methods courses:

  • PHP2030, Clinical Trials Methods
  • PHP2040, Survey Research Methods
  • PHP2060, Qualitative Methods
  • PHP2300, Behavioral Research Methods
  • PHP2415, Introduction to Evidence Based Medicine

Mindfulness Concentration Lead

Judson Brewer, MD, PhD
[email protected]