Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences


Dr. Loucks is Director of the Mindfulness Center at Brown. He focuses his research on the impacts of mindfulness and early life adversity on adulthood well-being, with a particular emphasis on mechanisms, social contextual factors, and cardiovascular disease risk. Loucks teaches mindfulness-based programs 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, he optimizes mindfulness programs to specific age groups. He is the lead developer of Mindfulness-Based College (MBC) and Mindfulness-Based Blood Pressure Reduction (MB-BP), and has received numerous research grants from the National Institutes of Health to evaluate the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions, including MBC, MB-BP, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Dr. Loucks’ book entitled The Mindful College Student (New Harbinger Publications) was released in April 2022. Over the course of his career, he has held teaching positions at Harvard, McGill, and Brown Universities.

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