The Ohio State University, Professor

PrakashRuchikaDr. Prakash is a recently tenured faculty member at the Department of Psychology at Ohio State University. She received her doctoral training in clinical psychology in 2009 at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her laboratory has been taking the lead in examining the effect of mindfulness meditation as a cognitive and emotional rehabilitation tool for the elderly. In her short academic career, she has published 60 peer-reviewed journal articles, with many of her papers published in top tier psychology and neuroscience journals such as Psychology and Aging, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, NeuroImage, Cerebral Cortex, and Developmental Psychology. She received the “Rising Star Designation” given by the Association for Psychological Science in 2013 and an early career award in 2016 by Division 20 of the American Psychological Association. 

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