Jeffrey Greeson

  • 4715 Citations
  • 27 h-Index

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Research interests

Research Expertise: 
Health Psychology | Integrative Medicine | Mindfulness & Stress

My translational research program integrates basic science and behavioral medicine to better understand the link between being mindful, and being healthy. In addition to studying clinical outcomes of mindfulness training to reduce stress and stress-related symptoms, we also investigate the underlying mechanisms of mindfulness. These mechanisms include a number of biological and behavioral pathways, ranging from sleep patterns, to stress physiology and stress hormones, to emotion regulation, immune function, and gene expression – all of which are implicated in chronic disease risk.

Honors and Awards:
Fellow, The Institute for Integrative Heath
Distinguished Fellow, NIH/OBSSR Summer Institute in Behavioral RCTs 
Ruth L. Kirchstein, NHLBI Institutional Training Grant

Member of:
American Psychological Association (APA)
American Psychosomatic Society (APS)
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) 

Recent Academic Projects:
Mindfulomics: Pioneering the field of Mindfulness, Stress & Health through the ‘Omics’ Sciences

Serenity Study: NIH-funded, multisite trial to study mindfulness training to reduce stress and lower blood pressure 

Serenity NOW: pilot study through Penn Mental Health AIDS Research Center to study mindfulness, HIV & depression

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, doctorate

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Research Output

  • 4715 Citations
  • 27 h-Index
  • 39 Article
  • 4 Review article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Comment/debate

Do gender, anxiety, or sleep quality predict mindfulness-based stress reduction outcomes?

Brown, M. M., Arigo, D., Wolever, R. Q., Smoski, M. J., Hall, M. H., Brantley, J. G. & Greeson, J. M., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Health Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Optimizing a self-directed mobile mindfulness intervention for improving cardiorespiratory failure survivors' psychological distress (LIFT2): Design and rationale of a randomized factorial experimental clinical trial

    Cox, C. E., Olsen, M. K., Gallis, J. A., Porter, L. S., Greeson, J. M., Gremore, T., Frear, A., Ungar, A., McKeehan, J., McDowell, B., McDaniel, H., Moss, M. & Hough, C. L., Sep 2020, In : Contemporary Clinical Trials. 96, 106119.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Effects of mindfulness training programmes delivered by a self-directed mobile app and by telephone compared with an education programme for survivors of critical illness: A pilot randomised clinical trial

    Cox, C. E., Hough, C. L., Jones, D. M., Ungar, A., Reagan, W., Key, M. D., Gremore, T., Olsen, M. K., Sanders, L., Greeson, J. M. & Porter, L. S., Jan 1 2019, In : Thorax. 74, 1, p. 33-42 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 12 Scopus citations

    Mindfulness and physical disease: a concise review

    Greeson, J. M. & Chin, G. R., Aug 2019, In : Current Opinion in Psychology. 28, p. 204-210 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 4 Scopus citations

    Mindfulness Meditation Targets Transdiagnostic Symptoms Implicated in Stress-Related Disorders: Understanding Relationships between Changes in Mindfulness, Sleep Quality, and Physical Symptoms

    Greeson, J. M., Zarrin, H., Smoski, M. J., Brantley, J. G., Lynch, T. R., Webber, D. M., Hall, M. H., Suarez, E. C. & Wolever, R. Q., 2018, In : Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2018, 4505191.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 6 Scopus citations