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Cynthia Price PhD MA LMP

Research Professor
Research Assoc. Director, UW Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Affiliate Faculty, UW Center for Child and Family Wellbeing
Director, Center for Mindful Body Awareness
Dr. Price’s clinical and research expertise is in mind-body interventions to promote body/interoceptive (sensory) awareness for health and healing. She developed and studies a mindfulness-based intervention approach called Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT). She also developed related measurement tools to use in mind-body intervention research, and is the co-author of the Scale of Body Connection (SBC) and the Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness (MAIA). Committed to health equity and the accessibility of integrative health care, her research and service activities are focused on implementation of complementary therapies in community settings.

I study interoceptive awareness training for improved mental and physical health and well-being, particularly for people who are disconnected from their bodies due to stress, trauma, substance use, and emotional and/or physical pain.  With a clinical background in psychology and massage therapy, my research involves the use of touch to teach body/interoceptive awareness skills for self-care and emotion regulation.  In addition to my role as a research investigator, I am involved on a national level with organizations focused on promoting integrative health care.  This includes my work as the Research Assoc. Director of the UW Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.  As Director of the non-profit Center for Mindful Body Awareness, I also teach and develop programs in community settings aimed at disseminating interoceptive awareness training.

Awards, accolades and distinguished memberships:

  • Research Group Member, Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care
  • Advisory Council Member, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at NIH, 2016-2019
  • Chair, Massage Therapy Foundation Research Committee, 2008 -2018

Education

  • 1982, BA, Health Care Studies, Wesleyan University, and Antioch University West
  • 1989, MA, Counseling Psychology, Lesley University
  • 2004, PhD, Nursing Science, University of Washington

What classes do you teach?

My teaching is primarily to clinicians in the community through the Center of Mindful Body Awareness.

 

What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

One of the many things I love about the UW School of Nursing is the broad and integrative orientation toward health and research.

 

Department

Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

Research Areas

  • Innovative Interventions
  • Symptom Science
  • Health Equity

Research Centers

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