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Carl Fulwiler, MD PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Since 2017, he has been the Chief Medical Officer at TaraVista Behavioral Healthcare, a UMass affiliate. Previously, he founded the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) program was Medical Director at the UMass Center for Mindfulness, where he also served as Interim Director from 2018-2019. He received advanced teacher training in MBCT through the Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute at UCSD, and in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the UMass Center for Mindfulness. He has been a mentor for MBCT teacher training through UCSD since 2017, and serves on the Advisory Committee for Access MBCT. Dr. Fulwiler received his M.D. from Washington University and his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard where he also completed residency in Psychiatry. His research has focused on health services research for underserved populations, neuroimaging studies, and cultural adaptation of mindfulness interventions. His research has been supported by grants from NIH, the National Institute of Justice, SAMHSA, and private foundations. From 2009-2015 he was the director of the Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center as UMass Medical School. He has lectured nationally and internationally on mindfulness-based approaches in healthcare. He is also a practicing psychiatrist specializing in mindfulness-based psychotherapy.