Thaddeus Pace, Ph.D.

thaddeus pacestudies biological mechanisms linking psychological stress to illness and wellness. He is also interested in novel ways to combat stress to promote optimal health. Dr. Pace’s research includes studies on the positive benefits of Compassion Meditation (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training). He is Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Arizona and director of the Arizona Stress and Health Collaboratory. Dr. Pace
received his PhD in Neuroscience and Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder for his studies on brain regulation of the cortisol response to psychological stress. Besides the benefits of contemplative interventions, he is also interested in novel, natural anti-inflammatory compounds such as curcumin to promote wellness. Dr. Pace’s research is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health. He is a 2012 Pop!Tech Science Fellow, and serves on advisory boards at Ben’s Bells, The Garrison Institute, and the Center for Compassion Studies at the University of Arizona.