Richard Davidson, PhD
Richard Davidson, PhD, is a neuroscientist and received his doctorate from Harvard University. He is professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, as well as Founder and Director of the Center for Healthy Minds. Dr. Davidson has published hundreds of scientific papers and is the author of The Emotional Life of Your Brain and Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body (co-written with Daniel Goleman). Best known for his groundbreaking work studying emotion and the brain, his current research is broadly focused on the neural bases of emotion and emotional style as well as methods to promote human flourishing, including meditation and related contemplative practices.
Financial: Richard Davidson is a professor at the University of Wisconsin. He receives an honorarium from the University of Washington. Dr. Davidson is an author for Avery Publishing and receives royalties. Dr. Davidson is the recipient of grants from the National Institute of Health and the Silicon Valley Community Fund. He receives a royalty from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Richard Davidson is a member of the American Psychological Association; Healthy Minds Innovations, LLC; and the Mind and Life Institute.