Dr. Kaufman is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher, trained at Brown University School of Public of Health Mindfulness Center and the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society (CFM). She has been practicing yoga and meditation for twenty years and has been training in MBSR at the CFM since 2015 and at Brown since 2020.
Dr. Kaufman teaches the MBSR course to undergraduate students at Pace University and co-teaches an undergraduate course on Mindfulness and Cultural Intelligence. She also teaches the MBSR course to community members. Her teaching is grounded in her practice and also informed by her research on mindfulness.
Dr. Kaufman has published and presented in the areas of Diversity, Cultural Competence, Mindfulness, and Cultural Intelligence. Her doctoral research study conducted with nurses in New York examined the Role of Mindfulness in Cultural Intelligence and its Impact on Culturally Congruent Patient Care. Current funded projects include a study of the effect of MBSR on Type 2 Diabetes patients and a study of mindfulness tools to improve college students’ resilience, inclusivity, and retention.
Dr. Kaufman is passionate about helping people bring mindfulness into their daily lives to enhance their capacity for joy, kindness, and wisdom, and to develop greater resilience in the face of life’s stressors. Over the past five years, she has offered mindfulness workshops and programs to more than 1,700 students, faculty, staff and community members, including, a series of virtual workshops for Girls Inc. of Westchester, “Mindfulness Tools to Empower Girls”.