I'm a post-doctoral research scientist at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. My specialization is longitudinal data analysis applied to empirical studies of human behavior. I'm currently engaged in two research initiatives: (1) The Manchester Longitudinal Study of Cognition - an investigation of life-style predictors of age-related declines in mental functioning, and (2) The Shamatha Project - a study of the psycho-physiological effects of intensive meditation training.

curriculum vitae: [pdf]
Aichele, S.R., Borgerhoff Mulder, M., James, S., & Grimm, K. (2014). Attitudinal and behavioral characteristics predict high risk sexual activity in rural Tanzanian youth. PLoS ONE, 9 (6), e99986.
Jacobs, T.L., Epel, E. S., Lin, J. Blackburn, E. H., Wolkowitz, O. M., Bridwell, D.A., Zanesco, A.P., Aichele, S.R., Sahdra, B.K., Maclean, K. A, King, B.G., Shaver, P.R., Rosenberg, E.L., Ferrer, E., Wallace, B. A. & Saron, C.D. (2011). Intensive meditation training, immune cell telomerase activity, and psychological mediators. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 36, 664-681.
Sahdra, B. K., MacLean, K. A., Shaver, P. R., Ferrer, E., Rosenberg, E., Jacobs, T. L., Zanesco, A., Aichele, S., King, B., Bridwell, D., Lavy., S. Mangun, G. R., Wallace, B. A., & Saron, C. D. (in press). Dynamic influence of cognitive response inhibition on adaptive psychological functioning during intensive meditation training. Emotion.
MacLean, K.A., Ferrer, E., Aichele, S.R., Bridwell, D.A., Zanesco, A.P., Jacobs, T.L., King, B.G., Rosenberg, E.L., Sahdra, B.K., Shaver, P.R., Wallace, A.B., Mangun, G.R., & Saron, C.D. (2010). Intensive meditation training leads to improvements in perceptual discrimination and sustained attention. Psychological Science, 21, 829-839.
MacLean, K.A., Aichele, S.R., Bridwell, D.A., Mangun, G.R., Wojciulik, E., & Saron, C.D. (2009). Interactions between Endogenous and Exogenous Attention during Vigilance. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 71, 1042-1058.