Philippe R. Goldin, Ph.D.Philippe Goldin is a professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, where he teaches, conducts research and mentors students in the areas of health promotion, clinical psychology and cognitive-affective neuroscience.

As a clinical neuroscientist, he uses functional neuroimaging in the context of randomized controlled trials to investigate how different types of interventions, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, compassion cultivation training and aerobic exercise, impact neural and behavioral indicators of emotion reactivity, emotion regulation, attention regulation, and conceptual self-views. His work focuses on adults with diagnosed mood, anxiety disorders and chronic pain disorders, as well as community samples of adults and children.

As a teacher, Goldin’s interests include teaching research design, statistical modeleing, affective neuroscience, contemplative science, clinical science, randomized controlled trial methodology, research writing and clinical interviewing.

Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Goldin led the Clinically Applied Affective Neuroscience group within the Psychology Department at Stanford University. Goldin serves as a consultant at Google in Mountain View, Calif., and is a founder of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, a mindfulness-based emotional intelligence and leadership training program.

Goldin earned a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He spent six years in India and Nepal studying various languages, Buddhist philosophy and analytic debate at Namgyal Monastery and the Dialectic Monastic Institute. He then returned to the U.S. to earn a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology at Rutgers University in New Jersey. He completed a clinical internship at UC San Diego and VA San Diego Healthcare System, and postdoctoral studies at Stanford University.

Goldin has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in research journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Psychiatry, Clinical Psychological Science, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and Biological Psychiatry.

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