Speaker - Judson Brewer, MD, PhD
Professor & Director of Research & Innovation
Mindfulness Center at Brown University
Judson Brewer is a thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery," having combined over 20 years of experience with mindfulness training and his scientific research therein. He is the Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center, and is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine at Brown University. Dr. Brewer is also a research affiliate at MIT. As a psychiatrist and internationally known expert in mindfulness training for addictions, Dr. Brewer has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including both in-person and app-based treatments for smoking, emotional eating, and anxiety. He has also studied the underlying neural mechanisms of mindfulness using standard and real-time fMRI and EEG neurofeedback.
Dr. Brewer has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, trained US Olympic coaches, and has been featured on 60 Minutes, TED, Time Magazine, Forbes, BBC, NPR, Al Jazeera, and Businessweek. His work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. Dr. Brewer founded Claritas MindSciences to move his discoveries of clinical evidence behind mindfulness for anxiety, eating, smoking and other behavior change into the hands of consumers. He is the author of The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love - Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017).
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