Associate Professor, Psychology, The Ohio State University
Ruchika Prakash, PhD, is a recently tenured faculty member in The Ohio State University’s Department of Psychology. 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 at least 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” from the Association for Psychological Science in 2013 and an early career award in 2016 from Division 20 of the American Psychological Association.