Tara Gwyn Bautista
B.A. San Diego State University
I am a transdisciplinary Ph.D. student in the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention within the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University. I am also an active member of the Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience at Arizona State University, which brings together researchers, scholars, teachers, practitioners, and learners to build on the concepts of well-being through mindfulness. My studies include training from health psychology, social work, nursing, health science, exercise and wellness, and behavioral science. I also receive training and mentorship as a Fellow in the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded Interdisciplinary Research Training Institute (IRTI).
Tara’s dissertation project focuses on measuring the acceptability of an adapted Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention Intervention and the influence of participant characteristic on acceptability. Tara plans to continue this line of research and further investigate how to adapt interventions to improve participant acceptability. Tara’s broad research interests include stress, coping, resilience, substance use, underserved populations and ethnic minorities, and intervention adaptations.
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