Fadel Zeidan, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy
Associate Director of Neuroscience at the Wake Forest Center for Integrative Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
PhD, Experimental Health Psychology, UNC Charlotte
Health psychology; cognitive and affective neuroscience; emotion regulation; self-regulation; mindfulness meditation; placebo; expectations; beliefs; meta-awareness; consciousness; depression; anxiety; fibromyalgia; low-back pain; cancer-pain; functional neuroimaging; psychophysics
Dr. Zeidan's programmatic line of research is focused on determining the neural mechanisms that mediate the relationship between self-regulatory practices and health. He is especially interested in determining if and how mindfulness-based mental training regimens affect pain and self-referential processing. He is currently conducting studies to examine the effects of mindfulness meditation on a spectrum of chronic pain outcomes. Dr. Zeidan is currently a K99/R00 scholar and was awarded the 2014 Mitchell Max Award for Research Excellence by the National Institutes of Health for his work on mindfulness meditation and pain.