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Amishi Jha is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Miami, where she serves as the Director of Contemplative Neuroscience for the Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative, which she co-founded in 2010. She received her PhD from the University of California–Davis and received her postdoctoral training in functional neuroimaging at the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center at Duke University. Her work has been featured at TED.com, the World Economic Forum, the Aspen Institute, the Pentagon; in the New York Times, Time, Newsweek, the Journal of Special Operations Medicine, and Joint Force Quarterly; and on NPR. Her pioneering work on mindfulness and attention is currently used in numerous organizations, from the US military and New Zealand Defense Force, to professional sports teams, medical schools, and businesses. She lives in Miami, Florida.

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