The MCV Health lab, led by Dr. Eric Loucks, is dedicated to evaluating the effects of mindfulness on heart disease and stroke risk factors, such as blood pressure, obesity, diet and physical activity.
Mindfulness Intervention: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Wellness for Wellbeing
Target Outcomes: Affective executive functioning and depression symptoms
Summary: This study, funded by the National Center for Integrative and Complementary Health (NCCIH), is evaluating whether affective inhibition, affective shifting, and affective updating may serve as mechanisms of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. Better understanding how MBCT exerts its effects on depression symptoms is important in identifying how and for whom MBCT works.
Principal Investigator: Morganne Kraines, PhD