Jean Kristeller

Jean Kristeller, PhD, author of The Joy of Half a Cookie and a psychologist with her doctorate from Yale University has used meditation-based interventions for eating disorders and obesity for more than 25 years. Her research on Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) has received NIH funding, and she is a leader in the area of mindful eating and a founder of the Center for Mindful Eating. She is on the faculty at Indiana State University, with previous faculty appointments at Harvard University and the University of Massachusetts Medical School.