David Creswell, Ph.D.
Dr. Creswell is a leading mindfulness researcher, known for examining what makes people resilient under stress and co-founding the emerging field of health neuroscience, which combines health psychology and neuroscience.
He was recognized in 2011 as a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science, and in 2014 received the American Psychological Association Early Career Award for his scientific contributions to psychology. He serves as a tenured associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also the director of the Health & Human Performance Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University.
In 2000, Dr. Creswell received his bachelor’s degree in psychology, with distinction (cum laude), from Colorado College. He received his master’s degree in social psychology in 2003 and his Ph.D. in social psychology—with minors in health psychology, quantitative measurement, and psychometrics—in 2007, both from the University of California (Los Angeles). From 2007 to 2008, Dr. Creswell served as a NIMH Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology (School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles).
Dr. Creswell’s work has been extensively published in academic journals such as general science, health psychology, social psychology, neuroscience, and medical journals. Dr. Creswell utilizes the Unified Mindfulness system in his research. Most recently, he led a study using Unified Mindfulness in an app setting. The study design highlighted UM’s skills-based approach to mindfulness training and a paper detailing positive outcomes was published in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.