Dan Grupe, PhD
I'm an Associate Scientist
in the Center for Healthy Minds and the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and
Behavior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
I'm also an avid homebrewer, fermentationist, baker, gardener, biker, and curler.
My research attempts to understand individual differences in responses to stressful
and traumatic life events that can lead to PTSD and other stress-related disorders.
This work involves basic neuroscientific and psychological research aimed
at understanding the core mechanisms underlying variability in subjective threat
appraisals, and leverages a wide variety of methods including functional and structural
magnetic resonance imaging, diffusion imaging, peripheral psychophysiology,
neuroscientifically grounded behavioral assessments, and qualitative methods.
In addition to this basic research, I also conduct behavioral intervention research
that studies the potential of mindfulness-based interventions to alter these mechanisms of
risk and resilience. My work in this domain has investigated mindfulness-based approaches
to enhancing stress resilience and addressing physical and mental health outcomes in both
military and law enforcement populations.
For my CV, click here
To view my recent publications and presentations, click here
Google Scholar profile
The Atlantic, March 2015:
How Uncertainty Fuels Anxiety.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 2017:
Taking Mindfulness to the Streets.
Mindful Magazine, June 2017:
Mindful Policing: The Future of Force.
Isthmus, November 2017:
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