About Anthony King, Ph.D.

Anthony King is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health and Psychology and the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research (IBMR) at The Ohio State University, and Director of the OSU Program for Resilience, and is an adjunct faculty of University of Michigan Medical School and Institute for Social Research. He is a licensed clinical psychologist, and certified teacher of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and led the MBCT program for Anxiety and Depression at UM for several years. He currently directs the OSU Program for Resilience and the OSU Laboratory for Mindfulness and Compassion in Psychotherapy at IBMR, and conducts NIH-funded clinical neuroscience research on Mindfulness and Compassion-based psychotherapy for PTSD, anxiety, and depression, and their effects on neural networks using functional MRI neuroimaging. He is leading the “mindfulness meditation” arm of a large clinical trial at UM comparing the effects of mindfulness (MBSR) to the medication duloxetine (Cymbalta) for chronic lower back pain.

Tony has been a student of Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche for over 30 years, and an instructor of Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Centers since the mid-1990s.

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