Jean Kristeller, author of The Joy of Half a Cookie, is a clinical psychologist and is internationally recognized for her Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) program, which is supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health.
A professor of psychology at Indiana State University (ISU) and the founding director of the Center for Mindful Eating, for more than 35 years she has shared her research and expertise on the psychology of meditation and food-intake regulation.
Dr. Kristeller received her doctorate in clinical and health psychology from Yale University, cofounded the Behavioral Medicine program at Cambridge Hospital, Harvard University Medical School, and served on the faculty of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School.
She has authored more than 100 publications in the areas of mindfulness, eating regulation, and mind-body health, and has led numerous retreats and programs throughout the United States and Europe.
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