PhD. Formerly: with University of Massachusetts Medical School: founding Executive Director, Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society; 1979, Founder and Director, Stress Reduction Clinic, and MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction). Member of the Board, Mind and Life Institute. Gives public talks and workshops on mindfulness and its applications for moving toward greater sanity and balance. Author: Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness (2013); Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life (2004); Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness (2005). Co-Author, Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting (2013).