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Dr. Judson Brewer
Associate Professor, UMass Medical School
Dr. Judson Brewer MD PhD is a thought leader in the “science of self-mastery,” having combined 20 years of experience with mindfulness training with his scientific research therein. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, spoken at international conferences, and his work has been featured on 60 minutes, on TED, TEDx, Time magazine (top 100 new health discoveries of 2013), Forbes, BBC, NPR, Businessweek and others. He graduated cum laude from Princeton University, Received his MD PhD from Washington University in St. Louis, and completed his psychiatry residency at Yale University School of Medicine, where he spent 5 years on faculty as an assistant professor and medical director of the Yale Therapeutic Neuroscience Clinic at Yale. He is currently the Director of Research at the Center for Mindfulness and an associate professor in Medicine and Psychiatry at UMass Medical School. Recently, he developed an evidence-based therapy for smoking cessation (cravingtoquit.com) and other habits such as stress eating (see Claritas MindSciences for more). Based on his discoveries of brain regions involved in meditation, he is developing novel neurofeedback techniques to measure and train meditative “flow” states. In 2012 he founded goBlue labs to move these into the marketplace.