The Brown University School of Public Health has developed substantial strengths in Mindfulness. This includes a vibrant core of interdisciplinary faculty focused on the full spectrum of mindfulness ranging from theory to measurement to treatment delivery to teacher training. The establishment and expansion of a world-leading Mindfulness Center at Brown (MC@B) under the leadership of Eric Loucks, PhD, presents new opportunities for expanding mindfulness research and education programs at Brown. With the expanded faculty, critically important mindfulness courses have been implemented.
Master of Public Health
It really is in your head— but how does it work?
A first in the nation, the School of Public Health's MPH mindfulness concentration sets the stage for interdisciplinary discoveries across hospitals, government, community organizations, and industry.
- Evaluate the evidence for mindfulness’s impact on physical and mental health.
- Analyze the strengths and limitations of the major types of mindfulness interventions.
- Assess the methods researchers have used to understand the mechanisms of mindfulness.
- Utilize a directed acyclic graph (DAG) to develop a testable theoretical framework for how mindfulness interventions influence health outcomes.
- Create a mindfulness research protocol and data analysis plan.
Mindfulness Concentration Courses
Complete all of the following courses:
- PHP1880, Meditation, Mindfulness and Health (Spring and Fall)
- PHP1885, Measuring Mindfulness (Spring)
- PHP1895, Mindfulness Epidemiology (every other Spring)
Select one of the following sciences courses:
- PHP1890, The Craving Mind (Fall)
- COST1020, The Cognitive Neuroscience of Meditation (Spring)
- COST1710B, Science, and Meditation
Applied Research Methods Courses
Students following the qualitative analytic sequence (PHP2506/PHP2060/PHP2061) must
take the following course for the methods requirement:
- PHP2061, Qualitative Analysis in Public Health
Students following the quantitative analytic sequence (PHP2507/PHP2508 or
PHP2510/PHP2511) must choose one of the following methods courses:
- PHP1810, Community-Based Participatory Research (CBLR) course (Spring and Fall)
- PHP2015, Foundations of Spatial Analysis in Public Health (Fall)
- PHP2030, Clinical Trials Methods (Spring)
- PHP2040, Survey Research Methods (Spring)
- PHP2060, Qualitative Methods (Spring)
- PHP2300, Behavioral Research Methods (Fall)
- PHP2415, Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine (Spring)
Mindfulness Concentration Lead
Judson Brewer M.D., Ph.D.Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior