David Creswell, Ph.D.

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Creswell 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 an NIMH Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology (School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles).

Dr. Creswell’s research focuses broadly on understanding what makes people resilient under stress. Specifically, he conducts community intervention studies, laboratory studies of stress and coping, and neuroimaging studies to understand how various stress management strategies alter coping and stress resilience. For example, he is currently working on studies that test how mindfulness meditation training impacts the brain, peripheral-stress physiological responses, and stress-related disease outcomes in at-risk community samples. Dr. Creswell also explores how the use of simple strategies (self-affirmation, rewarding activities, cognitive reappraisal) can buffer stress and improve problem-solving under pressure.

Dr. Creswell has made some recent research forays into other areas, such as in describing the role of unconscious processes in learning and decision making, developing new theory and research on behavioral priming, and building a new field of health neuroscience.

Dr. Creswell’s work has been published in general science, health psychology, social psychology, neuroscience, and medical journals. 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.

Dr. Creswell utilizes the Unified Mindfulness system in his research.

LINKS

David Creswell Carnegie Mellon University: www.cmu.edu

Health & Human Performance Laboratory: www.psy.cmu.edu/~creswell

AWARDS AND HONORS

2017    Elected Fellow, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research

2017    American Psychosomatic Society Herbert Weiner Early Career Award

2015    Social Personality Health Network Early Career Award

2014    American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology

2014    Elected Fellow, Society of Experimental Social Psychology

2012    Elected Fellow, Mind and Life Institute

2011    Association for Psychological Science ‘Rising Star’

2008    American Psychosomatic Society Scholar Award ($500)

2006    UCLA Excellence in Research Award ($750)

2005    Harold H. Kelley Award for Best Basic Research Paper in Social Psychology

2005    UCLA Department of Psychology Distinguished Teaching Award

2004    UCLA Graduate Division Summer Research Mentor Award

2000    Cornelia Manley Sabine Award in Psychology at Colorado College

PUBLICATIONS

Asterisk (*) indicates a student first-authored publication from the Health & Human Performance Laboratory.

Scientific Research Under Review
  1. *Schumer, M., Lindsay, E.K., & Creswell, J.D. (revision under review). Brief mindfulness interventions and negative affect: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
  2. *Chin, B., Slutsky, J., Raye, J., & Creswell, J.D. (under review). Mindfulness training increases positive affect and reduces stress at work: a randomized controlled trial.
Published Scientific Research

Of 52 published peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters:

  1. *Lindsay, E.K., Young, S., Smyth, J.M., Brown, K.W., & Creswell, J.D. (in press). Acceptance lowers stress reactivity: dismantling mindfulness training in a randomized controlled trial.
  2. *Taren, A., Gianaros, P.J., Greco, C.M., Lindsay, E.K., Fairgrieve, A., Brown, K.W., Rosen, R.K., Ferris, J.L., Julson, E., Marsland, A.L., & Creswell, J.D. (2017). Mindfulness meditation training increases resting state functional connectivity between dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and frontoparietal control regions: a randomized controlled trial. Psychosomatic Medicine, 79, 674-683.
  3. *Rahl, H., Lindsay, E.K., Pacilio, L., Brown, K.W., Creswell, J.D. (2017). Mindfulness meditation training reduces mind wandering: the critical role of acceptance training. Emotion, 17, 224-230.
  4. Creswell, J.D. (2017). Mindfulness Interventions. Annual Review of Psychology, 68, 491-516.
  5. *Lindsay, E.K. & Creswell, J.D. (2017). Mechanisms of mindfulness training: Monitor and Acceptance Theory (MAT). Clinical Psychology Review, 51, 47-59.
  6. Creswell, J.D., Taren, A.A., Lindsay, E.K., Greco, C.M., Gianaros, P.J., Fairgrieve, A., Marsland, A.L., Brown, K.W., Way, B.M., Rosen, R.K., & Ferris, J.L. (2016). Alterations in resting state functional connectivity link mindfulness meditation training with reduced circulating IL-6. Biological Psychiatry, 80, 53-61.
  7. *Bursley, J.K., Nestor, A., Tarr, M., & Creswell, J.D. (2016). Memory reactivation in dorsolateral prefrontal cortex during offline processing. PLoS One, 11,
  8. *Dutcher, J.M., Creswell, J.D., Pacilio, L.E., Klein, W.M.P, Harris, P.R., Levine, J.M., Bower, J.E., Muscatell, K.A., Eisenberger, N.I. (2016). Self-affirmation activates the ventral striatum: A possible reward-related mechanism for self-affirmation. Psychological Science, 27, 455-466.
  9. Schofield, T.P., Creswell, J.D., & Denson, T.F. (2015). Brief mindfulness induction reduces inattentional blindness. Consciousness & Cognition, 37, 63-70.
  10. *Lindsay, E.K. & Creswell, J.D. (2015). Back to the basics: how attention monitoring and acceptance stimulate positive growth. Commentary in Psychological Inquiry, 26, 343-348.
  11. *Taren, A., Gianaros, P.J., Greco, C.M., Lindsay, E.K., Fairgrieve, A., Brown, K.W., Rosen, R.K., Ferris, J.L., Julson, E., Marsland, A.L., Bursley, J.K., Ramsburg, J., & Creswell, J.D. (2015). Mindfulness meditation training alters stress-related amygdala resting state functional connectivity: a randomized controlled trial. Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10, 1758-1768.
  12. Hyde, L.W., Tompson, S., Creswell, J.D., Falk, E.B. (2015). Cultural neuroscience: New directions as the field matures. What do cultural neuroscience findings mean? Culture and Brain, 3, 75-92.
  13. Denson, T.F., Creswell, J.D., Terides, M.D., Blundell, K. (2014). Cognitive reappraisal increases neuroendocrine reactivity to acute social stress and physical pain. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 49, 69-78.
  14. Erickson, K., Creswell, J.D., Verstynen, T., & Gianaros, P.J. (2014). Health Neuroscience: Defining a New Field. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23, 446-453.
  15. Harris, P.R., Brearley, I., Sheeran, P., Barker, M., Klein, W.M.P., Creswell, J.D., & Levine, J. (2014). Combining self-affirmation with implementation intentions to promote healthy eating. Health Psychology, 33, 729-736.
  16. Creswell, J.D. & Lindsay, E.K. (2014). How does mindfulness training affect health? A mindfulness stress buffering account. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23, 401-407.
  17. *Lindsay, E.K. & Creswell, J.D. (2014). Helping the self help others: Self-affirmation increases feelings of self-compassion and pro-social behaviors. Frontiers in Psychology, 5: 421.
  18. Tabibnia, G., Creswell, J.D., Kraynack, T., Westbrook, C., Julson, E., & Tindle, H. (2014). Common prefrontal regions activate during self-control of craving, emotion, and motor impulses in smokers. Clinical Psychological Science, 2, 611-619.
  19. Burklund, L.J., Creswell, J.D., Irwin, M.R., & Lieberman, M.D. (2014). The common neural bases of affect labeling and reappraisal in healthy adults. Frontiers in Psychology, 5: 221.
  20. Creswell, J.D., Pacilio, L.E., Lindsay, E.K., & Brown, K.W. (2014). Brief mindfulness meditation training alters psychological and neuroendocrine responses to social evaluative stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 44, 1-12.
  21. Klatzky, R.L. & Creswell, J.D. (2014). An inter-sensory interaction account of priming effects – and their absence. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9, 49-58.
  22. Creswell, J.D., Bursley, J., Satpute, A.B. (2013). Neural reactivation links unconscious thought to improved decision making. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 8, 863-869.
  23. Feature commentary: Dijksterhuis, A. (2013). First neural evidence for the unconscious thought process. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 8, 845-846.
  24. Creswell, J.D., Dutcher, J., Klein, W., Harris, P., & Levine, J.L. (2013). Self-affirmation facilitates problem-solving under stress. PLoS One, 8, e62593.
  25. Creswell, J.D., Pacilio, L.E., Denson, T.F., & Satyshur, M. (2013). Experimental manipulation of primary sexual reward buffers cortisol responses to psychosocial stress in men. Psychosomatic Medicine, 75, 397-403.
  26. *Taren, A.A., Creswell, J.D., & Gianaros, P.J. (2013). Dispositional mindfulness co-varies with smaller amygdala and caudate volumes in community adults. PLoS One, 8, e64574.
  27. Holzel, B.K., Hoge, E.A., Greve, D.N., Gard, T., Creswell, J.D., Brown, K.W., Barrett, L.F., Vaitl, D., & Lazar, S. (2013). Neural mechanisms of symptom improvement in generalized anxiety disorder following mindfulness meditation training. NeuroImage: Clinical, 2, 448-458.
  28. *Westbrook, C., Creswell, J.D., Tabibnia, G., Julson, E., Kober, H., & Tindle, H. (2013). Mindful attention reduces neural and self-reported cue-induced craving in smokers. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 8, 73-84.
  29. Creswell, J.D., Irwin, M.R., Burklund, L.J., Lieberman, M.D., Arevalo, J., Ma, J., Breen, E., & Cole, S. (2012). Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction training reduces loneliness and pro-inflammatory gene expression in older adults: a small randomized controlled trial. Brain, Behavior, & Immunity, 26, 1095-1101.
  30. Brown, K.W., Weinstein, N., & Creswell, J.D. (2012). Trait mindfulness modulates neuroendocrine and affective responses to social evaluative threat. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 37, 2037-2041.
  31. Denson, T.F., Creswell, J.D., & Granville-Smith, I. (2012). Self-focus and social evaluative threat increase salivary cortisol responses to acute stress in men. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 35, 624-633.
  32. Kilpatrick, L.A., Suyenobu, B.Y., Smith, S.R., Bueller, J.A., Goodman, T., Creswell, J.D., Mayer, E.A., & Naliboff, B.D. (2011). Impact of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction training on resting state networks. NeuroImage, 56, 290-298.
  33. Way, B., Creswell, J.D., Eisenberger, N.I., & Lieberman, M.D. (2010). Dispositional mindfulness and depressive symptomatology: Correlations with limbic and self-referential neural activity at rest. Emotion, 10, 12-24.
  34. O’Connor, M.F., Bower, J.E., Cho, H.J., Creswell, J.D., Dimitrov, S., Hamby, M.E., Hoyt, M.A., Martin, J.L., Robles, T.F., Sloan, E.K., Thomas, K., & Irwin, M.R. (2009). To assess, to control, to exclude: Effects of biobehavioral factors on circulating inflammatory markers. Brain, Behavior, & Immunity, 23, 887-897.
  35. Sherman, D.K., Bunyan, D.P., Creswell, J.D., & Jaremka, L. (2009). Psychological vulnerability and stress: the effects of self-affirmation on sympathetic nervous system responses to naturalistic stressors. Health Psychology, 28, 563-568.
  36. Denson, T.F., Fabiansson, E.C., Creswell, J.D., & Pedersen, W.C. (2009). Experimental effects of rumination styles on salivary cortisol responses. Motivation and Emotion, 33, 42-48.
  37. Creswell, J.D., Myers, H.F., Cole, S.W., & Irwin, M.R. (2009). Mindfulness meditation training effects on CD4+ T lymphocytes in HIV-1 infected adults: A small randomized controlled trial. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 23, 184-188.
  38. Ward, A., Mann, T., Westling, E.H., Creswell, J.D., Ebert, J.P., & Wallaert, M. (2008). Stepping up the pressure: arousal can be associated with a reduction in male aggression. Aggressive Behavior, 34, 584-592.
  39. Creswell, J.D., Way, B.M., Eisenberger, N.I., & Lieberman, M.D. (2007). Neural correlates of dispositional mindfulness during affect labeling. Psychosomatic Medicine, 69, 560-565.
  40. Brown, K.W., Ryan, R.M., Creswell, J.D. (2007). Mindfulness: Theoretical Foundations and Evidence for its Salutary Effects. Psychological Inquiry, 18, 211-237.
  41. Brown, K.W., Ryan, R.M., & Creswell, J.D. (2007). Addressing fundamental questions about mindfulness. Psychological Inquiry, 18, 272-281.
  42. Ryan, R.M., Brown, K.W., & Creswell, J.D. (2007). How integrative is attachment theory? Unpacking the meaning and significance of felt security. Psychological Inquiry, 18, 177-182.
  43. Creswell, J.D., Lam, S., Stanton, A.S., Taylor, S.E., Bower, J.E., & Sherman, D.K. (2007). Does self-affirmation, cognitive processing, or discovery of meaning explain the cancer-related health benefits of expressive writing? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 238-250.
  44. Creswell, J.D., Welch, W.T., Taylor, S.E., Sherman, D.K., Greunewald, T.L., & Mann, T. (2005). Affirmation of personal values buffers neuroendocrine and psychological stress responses. Psychological Science, 16, 846-851.
  45. Hanson, W.E., Creswell, J.W., Plano Clark, V.L., Petska, K.S., & Creswell, J.D. (2005). Mixed methods research designs in counseling psychology. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 52, 224-235.
Book Chapters
  1. *Slutsky, J., Rahl, H., Lindsay, E., & Creswell, J.D. (in press). Mindfulness, emotion regulation, and social threat. Invited book chapter for Mindfulness in Social Psychology, Springer Publications.
  2. Brown, K.W., Creswell, J.D., & Ryan, R.M. (2015). The evolution of mindfulness research. Eds. Brown, K.W., Creswell, J.D., & Ryan, R. Handbook of Mindfulness: Theory, Research, and Practice. Guilford Publications. New York, NY.
  3. Creswell, J.D. (2015). Biological pathways linking mindfulness with health. Eds. Brown, K.W., Creswell, J.D., & Ryan, R. Handbook of Mindfulness: Theory, Research, and Practice. Guilford Publications. New York, NY.
  4. Quaglia, J.T., Brown, K.W., Lindsay, E.K., Creswell, J.D., & Goodman, R.J. (2015). Current conceptualizations and operationalizations of mindfulness. Eds. Brown, K.W., Creswell, Ryan, R. Handbook of Mindfulness: Theory, Research, and Practice. Guilford Publications. New York, NY.
  5. *Sayers, M., Creswell, J.D., & Taren, A. (2015). The emerging neurobiology of mindfulness and emotion processing. Ed. Ostafin, B. Handbook of Mindfulness and Self-Regulation. New York, NY.
  6. Brown, K.W., Ryan, R.M., Creswell, J.D., & Niemiec, C.P. (2008). Beyond me: mindful responses to social threat. H.A. Wayment & J.J. Bauer (Eds.), Transcending Self-Interest: Psychological Explorations of the Quiet Ego. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  7. Creswell, J.W. & Creswell, J.D. (2005). Mixed methods research: developments, debates, and dilemmas. In R.A. Swanson & E.F. Holton (Eds.), Research in Organizations: Foundations and Methods of Inquiry. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
  8. Myers, H., Woolery, A., & Creswell, J.D. (2004). Stress, hypertension & high blood pressure. In N. Anderson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Health & Behavior. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Edited Books
  1. Creswell, J.W. & Creswell, J.D. (2018). Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed-Methods Approaches, 5th Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA.
  2. Brown, K.W., Creswell, J.D., & Ryan, R. (2015). Edited book, Handbook of Mindfulness: Theory, Research, and Practice. Guilford Publications: New York, NY.
Scientific Articles in Preparation
  1. Slutsky, J., Chin, B., Raye, J., & Creswell, J.D. (in prep). Mindfulness training improves measures of work-life balance: A randomized controlled trial.
  2. Lindsay, E.K., Chin, B., Young, S., Smyth, J., Brown, K.W., Greco, C., & Creswell, J.D. (in prep). Mechanisms of mindfulness training and daily positive affect: Two randomized controlled trials.
  3. Creswell, J.D., Lindsay, E.K., Westbrook, C., Jahan, N., Miller, G.E., Cohen, S. (in prep). Mind-body interventions and immunity: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Biography (non peer-reviewed)
  1. Creswell, J.D. (2014). Early Career Award Biography. American Psychologist, 69, 743-745.
PRESENTATIONS AND AWARD LECTURES
  1. Creswell, J.D. (2017). Mindfulness interventions and health. Keynote presentation at Wayne State University RoBUST conference, Detroit, MI, September 29, 2017.
  2. Creswell, J.D. & Gianaros, P. (2017). Health Neuroscience. Virtual Brownbag for Social-Personality-Health Network, Pittsburgh, PA, May 31, 2017.
  3. Creswell, J.D. (2017). How do mindfulness interventions work? Early Career Award plenary talk, presentation at the American Psychosomatic Society annual conference, Seville, Spain, March18, 2017.
  4. Creswell, J.D. (2017). How do mindfulness interventions work? Health brownbag colloquium, University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychology, Pittsburgh, PA, January 13, 2017.
  5. Creswell, J.D. (2017). Mindfulness Interventions and the Brain. Keynote Presentation at the Leadership Pittsburgh Annual Champagne Luncheon, Pittsburgh, PA, January 10, 2017.
  6. Creswell, J.D. (2016). Mindfulness Interventions, Stress Reduction Pathways, and Health. Center for Positive Psychology Colloquium, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, December 13, 2016.
  7. Creswell, J.D. (2016). Mindfulness Interventions, Stress Reduction Mechanisms, and Health Outcomes. University Colloquium, CMU-Qatar, Doha, Qatar, November 23, 2016.
  8. Creswell, J.D. (2016). Mindfulness Interventions for Health. Psychology Department Colloquium, Effat University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, November 20, 2016.
  9. Lindsay, E.K. & Creswell, J.D. (2016). Task-Based Mindfulness Assessment. Presentation at the International Symposium for Contemplative Studies, San Diego, CA, November 10, 2016.
  10. Creswell, J.D. (2016). Mindful Organizations. Presentation at the NeuroLeadership annual Summit, New York, NY, November 3, 2016.
  11. Creswell, J.D. (2016). Mindfulness training interventions for health. Presentation at the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals annual conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October 21, 2016.
  12. Creswell, J.D. (2016). Mindfulness, stress reduction, and health. Presentation at the Mount Lebanon School District, Pittsburgh, PA, July 20, 2016.
  13. Creswell, J.D. (2016). Stress and Stress Management. Presentation at the Pittsburgh Aging Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, June 29, 2016.
  14. Creswell, J.D. (2016). Manipulating Stress and Immunity. Symposium presentation at the NIH-sponsored Stress Measurement Network meeting, Chicago, IL, March 17, 2016.
  15. Creswell, J.D. (2016). Alterations in Brain Resting State Functional Connectivity link Mindfulness Meditation Training with Reduced IL-6. Symposium presentation at the American Psychosomatic Society annual meeting, Denver, CO, March 10, 2016.
  16. Lindsay, E.K. & Creswell, J.D. (2016). Mechanisms of mindfulness training: Monitor and Acceptance Theory (MAT). Poster presentation at the American Psychosomatic Society annual meeting, Denver, CO, March 12, 2016.
  17. Creswell, J.D. (2016). Mindfulness: Theory, Mechanisms, and Outcomes. Invited Early Career Award Address, Social Personality Health Network annual meeting, San Diego, CA, January 28, 2016.
  18. Creswell, J.D. (2015). Mindfulness: Stress Buffering Pathways and Health. Invited Psychology Department colloquium, Rice University, Houston, TX, December 15, 2015.
  19. Creswell, J.D. (2015). The Mindful Mindset: Stress-Health Pathways. Invited Psychology Department colloquium, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, December 2, 2015.
  20. Creswell, J.D. (2015). Stress buffering: A transdiagnostic mechanism for mindfulness training effects on health. Symposium presentation at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy annual meeting, Chicago, IL, November 13, 2015.
  21. Creswell, J.D. (2015). Mindfulness meditation training for stress management. Invited talk, Carnegie Mellon University Fine Arts Department, Pittsburgh, PA, September 22, 2015.
  22. Creswell, J.D. (2015). Alterations in resting state functional connectivity link mindfulness meditation training with reduced circulating IL-6. Symposium presentation at the MNTP symposium on Health Neuroscience, Pittsburgh, PA, July 10, 2015.
  23. Creswell, J.D. (2015). Mindfulness meditation, stress reduction pathways, and health. Symposium presentation for summer programs, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, June 18, 2015.
  24. Creswell, J.D. (2015). Mindfulness as a stress resilience resource. Symposium presentation at the Association for Psychological Science annual meeting, New York, NY, May 21, 2015.
  25. Creswell, J.D. (2015). Mindfulness meditation training in stressed unemployed adults: Brain and inflammatory pathways. Symposium presentation at the Innovations in Health Psychology conference, Aitutaki Cook Islands, April 14, 2015.
  26. Creswell, J.D. (2015). How does mindfulness get under the skin to influence health? Symposium presentation in Psychological Medicine, University of Auckland, New Zealand, April 8, 2015.
  27. Creswell, J.D. (2015). How does mindfulness get under the skin to influence health? Keynote presentation for Brain Awareness Week, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA, March 26, 2015.
  28. Dutcher, J. M., Creswell, J. D., Bower, J. E., & Eisenberger, N. I. The Neural Correlates of Self-Affirmation. Poster presented at the Emotion Preconference at the 16thAnnual Society for Personality and Social Psychology Meeting, Long Beach, CA, 2015.
  29. Creswell, J.D. (2015). Mindfulness alters psychological and neuroendocrine responses to social evaluative stress. Symposium presentation at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology annual conference, Long Beach, CA, February 28, 2015.
  30. Creswell, J.D. (2014). How does mindfulness get under the skin to influence health? Social Psychology area colloquium presentation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, November 13, 2014.
  31. Creswell, J.D. (2014). Brief mindfulness meditation training and stress reduction. Symposium presentation at the International Symposium for Contemplative Studies, Boston, MA, November 1, 2014.
  32. Creswell, J.D. (2014). Organizational mindfulness. Invited plenary presentation, Neuroleadership Summit, San Francisco, October 9, 2014.
  33. Creswell, J.D. (2014). Mindfulness: Brain, Physiology, and Health Pathways. Invited psychology department colloquium speaker, North Dakota State University, September 19, 2014.
  34. Creswell, J.D. (2014). Mindfulness training: What do we know and where are we going? Invited colloquium speaker, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), July 15, 2014.
  35. Creswell, J.D. (2014). Mindfulness training and health. Keynote presentation, Pathways to Health Symposium. Carnegie Mellon University. June 12, 2014.
  36. Creswell, J.D. (2014). Neural pathways of mindfulness and stress reduction: Amygdala resting state functional connectivity. Symposium presentation at the American Psychosomatic Society annual conference, San Francisco, CA, March 12, 2014.
  37. Lindsay, E.K., Creswell, J.D., Miller, G.E., Cohen, S. (2014). Psychological interventions and immunity: A meta-analysis. Poster presented at the American Psychosomatic Society annual conference, San Francisco, CA, March 13, 2014.
  38. Creswell, J.D. (2013). Mindfulness, stress reduction, and health: New brain-behavior-physiology pathways. Invited Department colloquium presentation, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, Nov 4, 2013.
  39. Creswell, J.D. (2013). Mindfulness, health, and well-being. Presentation for student affairs, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, July 1, 2013.
  40. Creswell, J.D. (2013). Training Minds and Brains: Mindfulness training for improving problem-solving and managing job-related stress. Presentation at Google, Inc, Mountainview, CA, May 12, 2013.
  41. Creswell, J.D. (2013). Mindfulness, stress reduction, and physical health: New brain-behavior-physiology pathways. Conference keynote presentation at the 11th Annual International Scientific Conference on Investigating and Integrating Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, Boston, MA, April 20, 2013.
  42. Creswell, J.D. (2013). Condensed 3-day retreat-MBSR: Neural and bio-behavioral findings. Plenary research symposium presented at the 11th Annual International Scientific Conference on Investigating and Integrating Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, Boston, MA, April 20, 2013.
  43. Greco, C., & Creswell, J.D. (2013). You call this relaxing? Insights from a condensed retreat-format MBSR trial in stressed unemployed adults. Research forum presented at the 11th Annual International Scientific Conference on Investigating and Integrating Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, Boston, MA, April 20, 2013.
  44. Creswell, J.D. (2013). Mindfulness, stress reduction, and physical health: New brain-behavior-physiology pathways. Department of Psychology Faculty Fellowship Award Colloquium, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, March 15, 2013.
  45. Creswell, J.D. (2013). Mindfulness, stress reduction, and physical health: New brain-behavior-physiology pathways. Department of Psychology Invited Colloquium, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, February 22, 2013.
  46. Lindsay, E.K. & Creswell, J.D. (2013). Helping the self help others: self-affirmation increases pro-social behavior. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology annual conference, New Orleans, LA, January 15, 2013.
  47. Creswell, J.D. (2012). How the mind and brain shape learning. Plenary address at the Annual TETERI conference on excellence in teacher education and research innovation, Bangkok, Thailand, December 25, 2012.
  48. Creswell, J.D. (2012). Mindfulness and Stress. Invited Talk at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA, November 5, 2012.
  49. Creswell, J.D. (2012). Hold that thought: Putting your unconscious mind to work for you. The NeuroLeadership Annual Summit, New York, NY, October 17, 2012.
  50. Creswell, J.D. (2012). Mindfulness, stress reduction, and physical health: New brain-behavior-physiology pathways. Department of Biobehavioral Health Colloquium, Penn State University, State College, PA, April 30, 2012.
  51. Creswell, J.D. (2012). Neural mechanisms of unconscious thought in decision making. Plenary symposium on choice and emotion at the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, New York, NY, April 20-21, 2012.
  52. Dutcher, J.M., Creswell, J.D., Harris, P.R., & Klein, W.M.P. (2012). Self-affirmation improves performance on a stressful performance task. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 26-29, 2012.
  53. Creswell, J.D. (2011). Mindfulness meditation training: An experimental model for probing stress regulation mechanisms. Presentation at the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition Annual Retreat, Seven Springs Conference Center, Seven Springs, PA, October 22, 2011.
  54. Creswell, J.D. (2011). Mindfulness, rumination, and health. Presentation at the Summer Institute for Stress Physiology, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, August 13, 2011.
  55. Creswell, J.D. (2011). When should one contemplate? Clues from Decision Making. Plenary symposium presentation at the Second World Congress on Positive Psychology, Philadelphia, PA, July 26, 2011.
  56. Creswell, J.D. (2011). Neural mechanisms of unconscious thought in decision making. Presentation at the Center for Behavioral Decision Research at Carnegie Mellon University, March 24, 2011.
  57. Creswell, J.D. (2011). Pathways linking mindfulness and health. Departmental colloquium presentation at the University of British Columbia-Okanagan, March 18, 2011.
  58. Creswell, J.D. (2011). Neuro-behavioral pathways linking mindfulness and health outcomes. Plenary address at the American Psychosomatic Society annual meeting, San Antonio, TX, March 9-12, 2011.
  59. Creswell, J.D. (2011). Pathways linking mindfulness and health. Departmental colloquium presentation at Kent State University, February 24, 2011.
  60. Bursley, J., Satpute, A.B., & Creswell, J.D. (2011). Neural mechanisms of unconscious thought in decision making. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology annual meeting, San Antonio, TX, January 27-29, 2011.
  61. Creswell, J.D. (January 2011). Self-affirmation and adaptive behavior: Understanding mechanisms and advancing theory. Symposium chair at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology annual meeting, San Antonio, TX, January 27-29, 2011.
  62. Klein, W. M. P., Harris, P. R., & Creswell, J. D. (October 2010). Tuning self-affirmation theory with health-messaging research.  Invited talk at the Society for Experimental Social Psychology annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 8, 2010.
  63. Creswell, J.D. (2010). Subtle interventions, big effects. Invited talk at the Pittsburgh Mind-Body Center Summer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, June 17, 2010.
  64. Creswell, J.D. (2010). Mindfulness, stress reduction, and health. Invited talk at the Health Preconference for the Society of Personality and Social Psychology annual conference in Las Vegas, NV, January 28, 2010.
  65. Creswell, J.D. (2009). Mindfulness meditation and stress pathways. Invited talk at the UCLA Semel Institute sponsored by the Mindful Awareness Research Center in Los Angeles, CA, July 13, 2009.
  66. Creswell, J.D. (2009). Mindfulness meditation and stress reduction. Plenary lecture at the Mind & Life Summer Research Institute annual meeting in Garrison, NY, June 12, 2009.
  67. Creswell, J.D. (2009). Mindfulness meditation, stress reduction, and health outcomes in HIV. NCCAM sponsored plenary lecture at the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society annual conference in Breckenridge, CO, June 6, 2009.
  68. Creswell, J.D. (2009). Self-affirmation, stress, and health outcomes. Colorado College Sabine Distinguished Alumnus Award Lecture, April 1, 2009. Colorado Springs, CO.
  69. Kilpatrick, L., Suyenobu, B., Creswell, J.D., Smith, S., Bueller, J., Mayer, E., & Naliboff, B. (2009). Impact of mindfulness meditation training on the default network. Poster presented at the American Psychosomatic Society annual conference in Chicago, IL.
  70. Creswell, J.D. (2009). Self-affirmation, stress, and health. Invited talk at the University of Pittsburgh, Psychology Department Colloquium. Pittsburgh, PA.
  71. Creswell, J.D. (2008). Mindfulness, stress pathways, and health. Invited symposium presentation presented at Integrating Clinical and Neuroscience Perspectives on Mindfulness Training and Emotion Regulation small conference meeting, Toronto, Canada.
  72. Way, B.M., Creswell, J.D., Eisenberger, N.I., & Lieberman, M.D. (2008). Depression and dispositional mindfulness: inverse relationships with amygdala activity. Poster presented at the Mind and Life Summer Research Institute in Garrison, NY.
  73. Creswell, J.D., Eisenberger, N.I., Taylor, S.E., & Seeman, T. (2008). Neural and Behavioral Correlates of Dispositional Mindfulness during Stress. Chair and Presenter of Symposium “Pathways Linking Mindfulness and Health Outcomes” at the American Psychosomatic Society annual conference, Baltimore, MD.
  74. Creswell, J.D. (2007). Self-affirmation in Stress and Health. Invited symposium presentation presented at the American Psychological Association annual conference, San Francisco, CA.
  75. Creswell, J.D., Way, B., Eisenberger, N.I., & Lieberman, M.D. (2006). An fMRI investigation of mindfulness and affect regulation. Poster presented at the 64th annual American Psychosomatic Society conference in Denver, CO.
  76. Creswell, J.D., Eisenberger, N.I., & Lieberman, M.D. (2005). Neural correlates of mindfulness during social exclusion. Presentation at the 3rd Annual Conference on Integrating Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Interventions into Medicine, Health Care, and Society, in Worcester, MA.
  77. Creswell, J.D., Eisenberger, N.I., Lieberman, M.D. (2005). Mindfulness enhances the self-regulation of negative affect: an fMRI study. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual Conference on Integrating Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Interventions into Medicine, Health Care, and Society, in Worcester, MA.
  78. Creswell, J.D., Taylor, S.E., Sherman, D.K., Welch, W.T., Gruenewald, T.L., & Mann, T. (2005). Self-affirmation reduces stress responses. Poster presented at the American Psychosomatic Society in Vancouver, British Columbia.
  79. Creswell, J.D., Taylor, S.E., Sherman, D.K., Welch, W.T., Gruenewald, T.L., & Mann, T. (2005). Self-affirmation buffers neuroendocrine and psychological stress responses. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference in New Orleans, LA.
  80. Westling, E., Creswell, J.D., & Mann, T. (2004). Arousal and aggression: a test of the attentional myopia model. Poster presented at the American Psychological Society conference in Chicago, IL.
  81. Creswell, J.D. (2003). Self-Affirmation and Sport Performance. Poster presented at the International Positive Psychology Summit in Washington D.C.
  82. Creswell, J.D. & Esau, M. (2002). Presentation at the Southwest Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium, “The Role of Social Support in Elite Athlete Commitment: An Examination of the Sport Commitment Model”