Amishi Jha, PhD

Amishi Jha, PhD

Amishi Jha is associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami, prior to which she was an Assistant Professor at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D. from University of California-Davis in 1998, and received her post-doctoral training in the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center at Duke University in functional neuroimaging. She has several awards for teaching and innovation in science, including selection as a Poptech Science and Public Leadership Fellow in 2010.

Professor Jha studies the neural bases of attention and the effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction training (MBSR), a Western-style cognitive-affective intervention with origins in the meditative traditions of the East. With grants from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and several private foundations, she has been systematically investigating the potential applications of MBSR in education, attention deficits, healthy aging and the military. Her work has been featured in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Emotion, and Brain Research and she serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Frontiers in Neuroscience, and Frontiers in Psychology.

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