2019 Compassion Lecture

Sona Dimidjian, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado at Boulder

  • Thursday April 4, 2019 from 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Location: The Living Center - 110 Henderson Building

Dr. Sona Dimidjian is a professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on cultivating mental health and well-being among women, children, and families by engaging people’s capacities for learning skills and promoting community change. She studies and develops programs and practices in education and healthcare settings, with an emphasis on navigating key developmental transitions, such as the perinatal period, early childhood, and adolescence. She also has a longstanding interest in expanding access, scaling, and sustaining effective programs, using both digital technology and community-based partnerships. Current projects in her lab focus on promoting healthy body image among young women, preventing depression and supporting well-being among new and expectant mothers, and enhancing mindfulness and compassion among youth, families and educators. Her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, philanthropists, and foundations that are dedicated to supporting positive social and community impact. She is the recipient of numerous awards acknowledging her teaching and clinical research. She received her BA in psychology from the University of Chicago and her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Washington.

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