Randi Jeanne Nidich, EdD

Randi Jeanne Nidich, EdD, is co-director and senior researcher at the Center for Social-
Emotional Health and Consciousness, and Adjunct Professor of Education at Maharishi
University of Management. She is a leading expert in Consciousness-based education. Research
projects have included investigating the effects of Transcendental Meditation on social-emotional
competencies, academic achievement, and moral development in middle and high school
students, teacher burnout and perceived stress, and trauma and other psychological distress
factors in women prison inmates. She is currently an investigator on the Albania women’s prison
project on trauma, funded by the David Lynch Foundation, and the current high school academic
and stress study, funded by the Center for Wellness and Achievement in Education.


Valosek, L.,  Nidich, S., Wendt, S., Grant, J., & Nidich, R. (in press). Effect of Meditation on Social-Emotional Learning in Middle School Students, Education.

Nidich, S., Seng A., Compton B., O’Connor T., Salerno J., Nidich R. (2017). Transcendental Meditation and reduced trauma symptoms in female inmates: A randomized controlled study. The Permanente Journal, 21, 39-43.

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.
Nidich, S.  Mjasiri, S., Nidich, R., Rainforth, M., GrantJ., Valosek, L., Chang, W., & Zigler, R. Academic achievement and Transcendental Meditation: A study with at-risk urban middle school students, Education, 2011: 131(3), 556-564.
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 R., Nidich S., & Schneider R.  (2003). The Transcendental Meditation program and quality of life in breast cancer patients: A feasibility study.  Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 55:153.
Nidich, S., Schneider, R., Nidich, R., Rainforth, M., Scharf, D., Salerno, J., Smith, D.E., Dillbeck, M., & Nader, T. (2001). Effect of Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology on the quality of life of patients with chronic illness. Frontiers of Bioscience, 2001;6:h1-6.