Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, and the Founder and Director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. The center's mission is to increase mindful awareness through research and teaching to promote a more compassionate society.
During her 20 year research career as a behavior geneticist, she received numerous NIMH grants and published extensively on autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and mindfulness. She is an international speaker on the Science of Mindfulness and co-author of the book, Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness with co-author Diana Winston (Da Capo Publishiing).
She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and Psychology Today online communities and is currently completing her second book. She and her husband have three adult children. She retired in 2010 to spend more time writing, traveling, and working philanthropically to help promote a greater balance of these complementary ways of knowing in the 21st century. Through writing, online blogging, and lecturing on a wide range of topics spanning genetics, human behavior, mindfulness, and well-being.
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