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    Carl E Fulwiler MD, PhD

    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    55 Lake Avenue North
    Worcester MA 01655
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      InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
      DepartmentClinical Population Health Research

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      DepartmentCenter for Mental Health Services Research


        Carl E. Fulwiler, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is the Medical Director and Associate Research Director at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society, and Director of Clinician Wellness Programs for UMass Memorial Medical Center. He received his training in Psychiatry and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Harvard. His research has been supported by grants from NIH, the National Institute of Justice, SAMHSA, and private foundations. He is Principal Investigator on a NIH grant that is using fMRI to characterize the impact of mindfulness training on health behaviors and the underlying changes in the neural pathways of emotion regulation. Other funded research includes studies of the mechanisms of health behavior change with mindfulness interventions and studies of culturally-adapted mindfulness training for diverse populations to promote coping and healing from the effects of trauma and violence. He is a qualified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Depression and directs the MBCT clinic at the UMass Center for Mindfulness.

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        1. Loucks EB, Schuman-Olivier Z, Britton WB, Fresco DM, Desbordes G, Brewer JA, Fulwiler C. Mindfulness and Cardiovascular Disease Risk: State of the Evidence, Plausible Mechanisms, and Theoretical Framework. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2015 Dec; 17(12):112.
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        2. Byron G, Ziedonis DM, McGrath C, Frazier JA, deTorrijos F, Fulwiler C. Implementation of Mindfulness Training for Mental Health Staff: Organizational Context and Stakeholder Perspectives. Mindfulness (N Y). 2015; 6(4):861-872.
        3. Gopal A, Clark E, Allgair A, D'Amato C, Furman M, Gansler DA, Fulwiler C. Dorsal/ventral parcellation of the amygdala: relevance to impulsivity and aggression. Psychiatry Res. 2013 Jan 30; 211(1):24-30.
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        4. Fulwiler CE, King JA, Zhang N. Amygdala-orbitofrontal resting-state functional connectivity is associated with trait anger. Neuroreport. 2012 Jul 11; 23(10):606-10.
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        5. Hartwell SW, Deng X, Fisher W, Fulwiler C, Sambamoorthi U, Johnson C, Pinals DA, Sampson L, Siegfriedt J. Harmonizing databases? Developing a quasi-experimental design to evaluate a public mental health re-entry program. Eval Program Plann. 2012 Nov; 35(4):461-72.
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        6. Lee AK, Jerram M, Fulwiler C, Gansler DA. Neural correlates of impulsivity factors in psychiatric patients and healthy volunteers: a voxel-based morphometry study. Brain Imaging Behav. 2011 Mar; 5(1):52-64.
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        7. Gansler DA, Lee AK, Emerton BC, D'Amato C, Bhadelia R, Jerram M, Fulwiler C. Prefrontal regional correlates of self-control in male psychiatric patients: Impulsivity facets and aggression. Psychiatry Res. 2011 Jan 30; 191(1):16-23.
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        8. Moore DW, Bhadelia RA, Billings RL, Fulwiler C, Heilman KM, Rood KM, Gansler DA. Hemispheric connectivity and the visual-spatial divergent-thinking component of creativity. Brain Cogn. 2009 Aug; 70(3):267-72.
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        9. Gansler DA, McLaughlin NC, Iguchi L, Jerram M, Moore DW, Bhadelia R, Fulwiler C. A multivariate approach to aggression and the orbital frontal cortex in psychiatric patients. Psychiatry Res. 2009 Mar 31; 171(3):145-54.
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        10. Margolin A, Schuman-Olivier Z, Beitel M, Arnold RM, Fulwiler CE, Avants SK. A preliminary study of spiritual self-schema (3-S(+)) therapy for reducing impulsivity in HIV-positive drug users. J Clin Psychol. 2007 Oct; 63(10):979-99.
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        11. Antonucci AS, Gansler DA, Tan S, Bhadelia R, Patz S, Fulwiler C. Orbitofrontal correlates of aggression and impulsivity in psychiatric patients. Psychiatry Res. 2006 Oct 30; 147(2-3):213-20.
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        12. Fulwiler C, Eckstine J, Kalsy S. Impulsive-aggressive traits, serotonin function, and alcohol-enhanced aggression. J Clin Pharmacol. 2005 Jan; 45(1):94-100.
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        13. Fulwiler C, Ruthazer R. Premorbid risk factors for violence in adult mental illness. Compr Psychiatry. 1999 Mar-Apr; 40(2):96-100.
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        14. Fulwiler C, Grossman H, Forbes C, Ruthazer R. Early-onset substance abuse and community violence by outpatients with chronic mental illness. Psychiatr Serv. 1997 Sep; 48(9):1181-5.
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