Remote Mindfulness (ReMind) Study

Supervising Faculty: Emily Lindsay, PhD

Contact: Emily Lindsay, PhD (

Area of Research: health psychology, interventions, stress, mindfulness

Description: The ReMind study tests how mindfulness training impacts daily life stress and markers of health in young adults with varying levels of early life adversity. Participants receive a two-week mobile mindfulness meditation or coping skills training program, and we collect measures of daily life stress, stress physiology, and blood markers of inflammation before, after, and one-month following the training programs. This study is conducted in the Behavioral Immunology Lab, and research assistants participate in weekly discussions of health psychology, psychoneuroimmunology, and contemplative science intervention research.

Duties of Students: 

  • Running afternoon study visits with participants (at Pitt), including 2-3 hour baseline visits and 1-hour follow-up visits
  • Collecting dried blood spot samples at each study visit
  • Monitoring flow of participants through study
  • Processing and coding data
  • Assisting with participant recruitment and eligibility screening
  • Attending regular lab meetings


  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • 12 credits of Psychology (including current term)
  • STAT 0200/1000/1100 Statistics
  • PSY 0036 Research Methods Lecture
  • PSY 0037 Research Methods Lab
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Responsible and dependable individual
  • Attention to detail
  • A two-term commitment

Terms offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

Number of Students: 2-3 students

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