Katie Witkiewitz

Witkiewitz, seated, is pilot testing EEG tasks in the Logan Hall Psychology Clinical Neuroscience Center in August 2016 with her graduate students, Sam Robinson and Elena Stein. Witkiewitz’s recent research focuses on the development of a novel behavioral intervention that combines neuromodulation with mindfulness meditation to reduce heavy drinking. Photo by Stevi Gallegos.

Witkiewitz, seated, is pilot testing EEG tasks in the Logan Hall Psychology Clinical Neuroscience Center in August 2016 with her graduate students, Sam Robinson and Elena Stein. Witkiewitz’s recent research focuses on the development of a novel behavioral intervention that combines neuromodulation with mindfulness meditation to reduce heavy drinking. Photo by Stevi Gallegos.

Honor:

2016 Women In STEM award winner

Title:

associate professor, Department of Psychology

Winning project:

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention and Transcranial Direct Current Brain Stimulation to Reduce Heavy Drinking.

Project focus:

The project looks at integrating a non-invasive form of brain stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation, with mindfulness meditation as a treatment for individuals who want to reduce heavy drinking. The study will also examine neurobiological mechanisms of change following the combined brain stimulation and mindfulness meditation treatment.