Research interests include sleep, emotional disturbances, and new treatment/prevention strategies for mood disorders. Current research includes a 5-year NIH-funded RCT on the neurophysiological effects of mindfulness meditation in depression, including executive, affective, sleep, EEG + endocrine functioning. Other research examined the school-based mental training on attention, sleep + emotional wellbeing, and potential adverse or iatrogenic effects
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Willoughby Britton received a B.A. in Neuroscience from Colgate University, a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arizona, and completed her clinical internship at Brown Medical School. She received sleep/EEG technician training at Harvard Medical School and was a Research Fellow at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA/NIH) and at Andrew Weil's Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. She spent several years in Asia studying meditative techniques and received her mindfulness instructor certification training at the Center for Mindfulness at the UMASS Medical School. Dr. Britton's research includes sleep, emotional disturbances, and new treatment/prevention strategies. She recently completed a 3-year NIH-funded clinical trial on the neurophysiological effects of mindfulness meditation in depression, and continues to examine the link between sleep, affective disturbance and emotional regulation strategies. Two current research projects aim to examine the effects of meditation practices in 6th graders and college students.
WILLOUGHBY BRITTON, PH.D.
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Brown Sleep Research Laboratory
University of Arizona Sleep Research Laboratory
Mind and Life Institute
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