Amishi Jha is a neuroscientist, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami, and the director of contemplative neuroscience for the UMindfulness Initiative.
An internationally recognized speaker, she has lectured at the World Economic Forum and the New York Academy of Sciences, among others. Dr. Jha studies the neural bases of attention and the effects of mindfulness-based training programs on cognition, emotion, and resilience.
With grants from the Department of Defense and several private foundations, she has been systematically investigating the potential applications of mindfulness training in education, sports, business, and the military. Her work has been featured in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Emotion, and PLoSOne, and she has received several awards for teaching and innovation in science, including selection as a Poptech Science and Public Leadership Fellow in 2010.
Dr. Jha has been interviewed on NPR, CBS, and NBC, as well as in nationally renowned publications, including the New York Times, the New Yorker, Washington Post, GQ, Time, Newsweek, and Scientific American.