I'm a doctoral student in Quantitative Psychology at the
University of California, Davis. My areas of focus are longitudinal data
mining, structural equation modeling, factor analysis, and related topics.
I'm currently applying these analytical methods to data from two research initiatives:
The Shamatha Project (a study of the psychophysiological effects of
intensive meditation practice) and Savanas Forever Tanzania (an effort
to improve HIV/AIDS interventions in rural Africa).
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.
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.