Amishi Jha, PhD, is an associate professor of psychology and the director of Contemplative Neuroscience, Mindfulness Research & Practice Initiative at the University of Miami.
Her research focuses on the brain bases of attention, working memory, and mindfulness-based training. With grants from the U.S. Department of Defense and several private foundations, her current projects investigate how to best promote resilience in high stress cohorts using contemplative/mind training techniques that strengthen the brain’s attention networks.
Jha was selected as a Science and Public Leadership Fellow by PopTech, and serves on editorial review boards of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience; Journal of Experimental Psychology: General; Frontiers in Cognitive Science; and Frontiers in Psychology.
She has a doctorate degree from the University of California-Davis, post-doctoral training in brain imaging at Duke University, and was a faculty member at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania before her current post.