Jon Kabat-Zinn Professor

Jon kabat zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn (né Kabat) (born June 5, 1944) is Professor of Medicine Emeritus and founding director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Kabat-Zinn was a student of Zen Master Seung Sahn and a founding member of Cambridge Zen Center. His practice of yoga and studies with Buddhist teachers led him to integrate their teachings with those of Western science. He teaches mindfulness meditation as a technique to help people cope with stress, anxiety, pain and illness. A stress reduction program created by Kabat-Zinn is offered at medical centers, hospitals, and health maintenance organizations. Kabat-Zinn was born in 1944, to Elvin Kabat, a biomedical scientist, and Sally Kabat, a painter. Kabat-Zinn received his Ph.D. in molecular biology in 1971 from MIT where he studied under Salvador Luria, Nobel Laureate in medicine. Kabat-Zinn is the founder and former Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 5th, 1944
United States of America




1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Colleges/University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, also known as MIT, is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological education and research.

Institution info

Type University
2013. 11 bil. $
2012. 10.1 bil. $
Institution colors
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 02139 - Cambridge, Massachusetts
2012. 4,503
2010. 4,299
2009. 4,232
2012. 6,686
2010. 6,267
2009. 6,152
Acceptance rate
2014. 7.73 %
2013. 8.2 %
2012. 8.9 %
2011. 9.7 %
2010. 10.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 43.5 K $
2012. 42.1 K $
2010. 38.9 K $
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Organizations founded

1. University of Massachusetts Medical School

Medical school

Date funded


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Lidership history

Terence R. Flotte
- Dean
Michael F. Collins
- Chancellor


55 Lake Ave North, 01655 - Worcester, Massachusetts


Worcester, Massachusetts

Wikiedia article

The University of Massachusetts Medical School is one of five campuses of the University of Massachusetts system. It is home to three schools: the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Graduate School of Nursing; a biomedical research enterprise; and a range of public-service initiatives throughout the state. One of the fastest-growing academic health centers in the country, UMMS is located in Worcester, Massachusetts; other UMass sites are located in Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth and Lowell. UMMS is also known as UMass Worcester. UMMS is ranked 5th in primary-care education and 49th in research among the United States' 128 medical schools in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report annual guide, "America’s Best Graduate Schools”. UMMS is also a research center. During the past four decades UMMS researchers have made advances in a broad range of disease families, from HIV and infectious diseases to cancer, genetic disorders, diabetes and immune disease.

Musical acts

1.Andrew Weil M.D. & Jon Kabat-Zinn Ph.D

Member history

Member Role Start End

Music albums

Album title Release date Release type Recording type Recording length Additional artists Contributors
Stressbewältigung durch die Praxis der Achtsamkeit
1999 Album

Written work

1.Full catastrophe living

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1990. by Delacorte Press (453 pages)
1990. at New York City
2005. by Delta Trade Paperbacks (471 pages)
Public health
New Age

2.Wherever you go, there you are

Philosophy, Inspirational, Psychology
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1994. by Hyperion Books at New York City (278 pages)
2005. by Hyperion Books (280 pages)
Applied psychology
New Age


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