Nina Jhaveri, MBA
- Predoctoral Research Fellow, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
- Mindful eating interventions
- Technology-enabled interventions to reduce health disparities
- Cognitive, psychological, and socioeconomic predictors of mobile health (mHealth) engagement
Experience and Current Work
Nina’s interdisciplinary research targets real-world complexities of health behaviors and healthcare systems. Her research interests focus on enabling sustained behavior change using cost-effective mobile health (mHealth) platforms. Nina is passionate about equalizing access to integrative medicine. Her current projects include identifying socioeconomic, psychological, and cognitive predictors of engagement with an mHealth mindful eating intervention.
Nina’s prior experience includes designing public health programs that encourage culturally-sensitive behavior change in underserved populations and developing patient care strategies for U.S. health systems as a management consultant.
Education and Training
- PhD student in Clinical Science, University of Southern California
- MBA, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
- BA, University of California, Berkeley
- Mason, A.E., Jhaveri, K., Hartman, A., Wackerly, A., Almeida, C., Schleicher, S., Alba, D., Koliwad, D., Epel, E., Aschbacher, K. (2019). Sweet cognition: Glucose consumption facilitates attention to food cues in individuals with obesity. Physiology & Behavior, 206, 264-273.
- Mason, A. E., Jhaveri, K., Cohn, M., & Brewer, J. A. (2018). Testing a mobile mindful eating intervention targeting craving-related eating: Feasibility and proof of concept. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 1–14.
- Daubenmier, J., Kristeller, J., Hecht, F. M., Maninger, N., Kuwata, M., Jhaveri, K., Lustig, R., Kemeny, M., Karan, L., Epel, E. (2011). Mindfulness intervention for stress eating to reduce cortisol and abdominal fat among overweight and obese women: An exploratory randomized controlled study. Journal of Obesity, 2011