Mind Body Behavior Laboratory

Welcome to the Mind Body Behavior Laboratory in the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, at the University of Delaware!

The goal of our lab is to look at all of the ways mind body practices can impact health behaviors and outcomes. We aim to advance the community with our research to help develop and implement effective health intervention programs.

Through our website, we hope to give insight to our various research projects and findings. In addition, we hope to provide helpful resources that will increase the communities understanding and awareness of mind body practices.

Mind Body Behavior Lab at UD


Our mission is  to advance public health and medical care models to better include health behavior science as standard to health promotion and chronic disease prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.

Latest news and events

Waves of the Breath

Happy Wednesday! Here is a quick mindfulness exercise led by Dr. Mackenzie, the director of MBBL, that you can use throughout your day to take a moment and...

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Mindfulness-based Parenting

A growing number of women receive medication to treat addiction for opioid use disorders in the United States. Maternal drug use is a known risk factor for poor parenting and parental stress. These all hinder the relationship between mother and child and can result in...

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Mindfulness Takes Practice

The typical student on a standard mindfulness course says they practice for 30 minutes at home every day, and it actually makes a difference, a new study from Aarhus University in Denmark, finds. Check out the article for more information! Photo from...

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