Current Publications and Grants

The Center for Social-Emotional Health partners with leading academic and medical institutions, including VA San Diego Healthcare System, the University of California at San Diego, Uniform Health Services, MD, Kaiser Permanente Healthcare System, OR, Friends Research Institute, MD, and Northwell Healthcare System, NY, to conduct research in the areas of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), burnout, depression, anger, perceived stress, alcohol addiction, resilience, emotional intelligence, self-efficacy, and quality of life.

Selected Publications
Nidich, S., Mills, P., Rainforth, R., Heppner, P., Schneider, R.H., Rosenthal, N.E., Salerno, J., Gaylord-King, C., &Rutledge. T. (2018). Non-trauma-focused meditation versus exposure therapy in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder: a randomised controlled trial. The Lancet Psychiatry, 5(2), 975-986.

Valosek, L., Link, J., Mills, P., Konrad, A., Rainforth, M., & Nidich, S. (2018). Effect of meditation on emotional intelligence and perceived stress in the workplace. The Permanente Journal, 22, 17-172.

Travis, F., Valosek, L., Konrad, A., Link, J., Salerno, J., Scheller, R., & Nidich, S. (2018). Effect of meditation on psychological distress and brain integration: A randomized controlled study. Brain and Cognition, 125, 100-105.

Goldstein, L., Nidich, S., Goodman R., & Goodman, D. (2018). The effect of Transcendental Meditation on self-efficacy, perceived stress, and quality of life in mothers in Uganda, Healthcare for Women International, 39(7), 734-754.

Gryczynski, J., Schwartz R.P., Fishman, M.J. Nordeck, C.D., Grant, J., Nidich, S., Rothenberg, S., & O’Grady. K.E. (2018). Integration of Transcendental Meditation into alcohol use disorder (AUD) treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 87, 23-30.

Nidich S, Seng, A., T, Compton B, O’Connor, T., Salerno, J., & Nidich R. (2017). Reduced trauma symptoms and perceived stress in male prison inmates through the Transcendental Meditation program: A randomized controlled trial. The Permanente Journal, 21, 16-0008.

Nidich S, O’Connor T, Rutledge T, Duncan J, Compton B, Seng A, & Nidich R. (2016). Reduced trauma symptoms and perceived stress in male prison inmates through the Transcendental Meditation program: A randomized controlled trial. The Permanente Journal, 20(4):43-47.

Wendt, S., Hipps, J., Abrams, A., Grant, J., Valosek, L. & Nidich, S. (2015). Praticing Transcendental Meditation in high schools: Relationship to well-being and academic achievement among students., Contemporary School Psychology, 19(4), 312-319.

Elder, C., Nidich, S., Moriarty, F., & Nidich, R.. (2014). Effect of Transcendental Meditation on employee stress, depression, and burnout: A randomized controlled study. The Permanente Journal, 18(1):19-23.

Colbert R.D. & Nidich S. (2013). Effect of the Transcendental Meditation program on graduation, college acceptance and dropout rates for students attending an urban public high school. Education, 133(4), 495-501.

Elder C, Nidich S, Colbert R, Hagelin J, Grayshield L, Oviedo-Lim D, Nidich R, Rainforth M, Jones C, Gerace D. (2011). Reduced psychological distress in racial and ethnic minority students practicing the Transcendental Meditation Program. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 38(2), 109-116.

Nidich, S.,Mjasiri, S., Nidich, R., Rainforth, M., Grant, J., Valosek, L.,& Zigler, R. L. (2011). Academic achievement and Transcendental Meditation: A study with at-risk urban middle school students. Education, 131, 556–564.

Recent Grants
Nidich, S. (principal investigator) & Rutledge, T. (partnering principal investigator). A randomized controlled trial of meditation compared to exposure therapy and education control on PTSD in Veterans,2013-2017 grant period. Department of Defense US Army, Award numbers:W81XWH-12-1-0576 & W81XWH-12-1-0577. Maharishi International University Research Institute and VA San Diego Healthcare System. Funding: $2.4 million.