Position title: Associate Scientist, Center for Healthy Minds
Daniel Grupe, Ph.D., is an Associate Scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Healthy Minds. His research utilizes a community-engaged, mixed methods approach to investigate the benefits of mindfulness and related contemplative practices for promoting resilient responses to stress and trauma. With funding from the National Institute of Mental Health and the UW-Madison ICTR, and in collaboration with community-based organizations that serve justice-impacted individuals, he is currently working to develop, implement, and evaluate peer-facilitated and strength-based approaches to support mental health during the transition from prison back into the community. This work will examine the impact of enhanced mental health and well-being on distal outcomes of reentry success, community reintegration, and community well-being. In research funded by the National Institute of Justice and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, he has also conducted research on the benefits of mindfulness training for police officer stress and well-being.