Eric B. Loucks, PhD, author of The Mindful College Student: How to Succeed, Boost Well-Being, and Build the Life You Want at University and Beyond, is a professor, researcher, and pioneer in the study of mindfulness and health. As director of the Mindfulness Center at Brown University, Loucks teaches mindfulness-based interventions and leads high-quality, methodologically rigorous research to investigate the science behind mindfulness and its impact on health and well-being.

An expert in aging-related research, Dr. Loucks optimizes mindfulness programs to specific age groups. He is the lead developer of Mindfulness-Based College (MBC), and has received numerous research grants from the National Institutes of Health to evaluate the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions, including MBC and Mindfulness-Based Blood Pressure Reduction (MB-BP).

Dr. Loucks has held teaching positions at Harvard, McGill, and Brown Universities and has practiced mindfulness for more than 20 years. With more than 80 peer-reviewed publications, his work on mindfulness and cardiovascular health has been  featured by media organizations such as TIME Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, CNBC, and The Washington Post.