Research and publications

Since 1979, the Center for Mindfulness has been dedicated to the ongoing investigation of the attributes and qualities of mindfulness and its role in health and health care through an active program of clinical and analytical research. 


van Lutterveld, R., van Dellen, E., Pal, P., Yang, H., Jan Stam, C., Brewer, J. A., (2017) “Meditation is associated with increased brain network integration” NeuroImage (in press).

Crane, R.S., Brewer, J. A., Feldman, C., Kabat-Zinn, J., Santorelli, S., Williams, J. M. G., Kuyken, W., (2017) "What Defines Mindfulness-Based Programs? The Warp and the Weft.” Psychol Medicine 47: 990-999.

Levoy, E., Lazaridou, A., Brewer, J. A., Fulwiler, C., (2016) “An Exploratory Study of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Emotional Eating” Appetite 109: 124-30.

Fulwiler, C., Siegel, J. A., Allison, J., Rosal, M., Brewer, J. A., King, J. A., (2016) “Keeping Weight Off: study protocol of an RCT to investigate brain changes associated with mindfulness-based stress reduction.” BMJ Open 6: e012573. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2016-012573

van Lutterveld, R., Houlihan, S. D., Pal, P., Sacchet, M. D., McFarlane-Blake, C., Patel, P. R., Sullivan, J. S., Ossadtchi, A., Druker, S., Bauer, C., Brewer, J. A., (2017) “Source-space EEG neurofeedback links subjective experience with brain activity during effortless awareness meditation” NeuroImage 151(1): 117-27.

Kober, H., Brewer, J. A., Height, K. L, Sinha, R. (2017) “Neural Stress Reactivity Relates to Smoking Outcomes and Differentiates between Mindfulness and Cognitive-Behavioral Treatments” NeuroImage 151: 4-13.

Chung, T., Noronha, A., Carroll, K. M., Potenza, M. N., Hutchison, K., Calhoun, V. D., Gabrieli, J. D. E., Morgenstern, J., Nixon, S., Wexler, B. E., Brewer, J. A., Ray L., Filbey, F., Strauman, T. J., Kober, H., Feldstein Ewing, S. W., (2016) “Brain Mechanisms of Change in Addiction Treatment: Models, Methods, and Emerging Findings.” Curr Addict Rep 3(3): 332-42.

Loucks, E. B., Britton, W. B., Howe, C. J., Gutman, R., Gilman, S. E., Brewer, J. A., Eaton, C. B., Buka, S. L. (2016) “Associations of dispositional mindfulness with obesity and adiposity: the New England family study” Int J Behav Med 23(2):224-33.

van Lutterveld, R.,Brewer, J. A., (2015) “Neurofeedback from the Posterior Cingulate Cortex as a Mental Mirror for Meditation” Biofeedback 43(3):117-120.

Good, D., Lyddy, C., Glomb, T., Bono, J., Brown, K. W., Duffy, M., Baer, R., Brewer, J. A., Lazar, S. (2015)  “Contemplating Mindfulness at Work: An Integrative Review.” Journal of Management (in press).

Brewer, J. A. and Pbert, L., (2015) “Mindfulness: An emerging treatment for smoking and other addictions?” J. Fam. Med. 2(4): 1035.

Fulwiler, C., Brewer, J. A., Sinnott, S., Loucks, E. B., (2015) “Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Weight Loss and CVD Risk Management” Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports 9(10):1-8.

Loucks, E. B., Schuman-Olivier, Z., Britton, W. B., Fresco, D. M., Debordes, G., Brewer, J. A., Fulwiler, C. (2015) “Mindfulness and Cardiovascular Disease Risk: State of the Evidence, Plausible Mechanisms, and Theoretical Framework” Current Cardiology Reports 17:112.

Loucks, E. B., Britton, W. B., Howe, C. J., Gutman, R., Gilman, S. E., Brewer, J. A., Eaton, C. B., Buka, S. L. (2015) “Associations of dispositional mindfulness with obesity and adiposity: the New England family study” Int J Behav Med (in press).

Van Dam, N. T., Brown, A., Mole, T. B., Davis, J. H., Britton, W. B. and Brewer, J. A. (2015) “Development and Validation of the Behavioral Tendencies Questionnaire.” PLoS ONE 10(11): e0140867. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0140867.

Garrison, K. M., Zeffiro, T. A., Scheionost, D., Constable, R. T., and Brewer, J. A. (2015) “Meditation leads to reduced default mode network activity beyond an active task” Cognitive Affective Behavioral Neuroscience (in press).

Garrison, K. M., Pal, P., Rojiani, R., Dallery, J., O'Malley, S. S., and Brewer, J. A. (2015) “A randomized controlled trial of smartphone-based mindfulness training for smoking cessation: a study protocol” BMC Psychiatry, 15:83.

Brewer, J. A., (2014) “Mindfulness in the Military.” Am. J. Psychiatry 171: 803-6.

Garrison, K. M., Scheinost, D., Constable, R. T., Brewer, J. A. “Neural activity and functional connectivity of loving kindness meditation.” Brain and Behavior PMC: 4(3) 337-347. open access journal