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Neda Gould, Ph.D.
Neda Gould, PhD is a clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She also serves as the Director of the Mindfulness Program at Johns Hopkins and Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Anxiety Disorders Clinic.
In addition to treating patients with anxiety and depression, one of her primary areas of interest is teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and other mindfulness programs to patients, faculty and staff. She has led numerous clinical and professional MBSR groups and was the MBSR interventionist for a recent randomized control trial for patients with migraines. Dr. Gould was involved in a systematic review and meta-analysis entitled Meditation Programs for Psychological Stress and Wellbeing published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
In 2015, she completed an 8-month meditation program through the Insight Meditation Community of Washington. She has practiced mindfulness meditation since 2008; attended numerous mindfulness workshops and silent retreats; and given many lectures on mindfulness meditation to various research and clinical groups.
She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from George Washington University in Washington, DC while completing research at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, MD. She subsequently completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in psychology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine before joining the faculty.