Judson Brewer

University of Massachusetts Medical School


Judson Brewer is the Director of Research at the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Department of Psychology at Yale University School of Medicine, and Research Affiliate at the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT. A psychiatrist and internationally known expert in mindfulness training for addictions, Dr. Brewer has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for addictions, including both in-person and app-based treatments. He has also studied the underlying neural mechanisms of mindfulness using standard and real-time fMRI, and is currently translating these findings into clinical use.

Interview Video: 

In this video, Matthew Croasmun interviews Dr. Brewer about his participation in the Buddhist tradition, his related research on mindfulness, and his understanding of what makes a life worth living