Sona Dimidjian, PhD

Sona Dimidjian, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on cultivating enduring well-being for women, children, and families. She is a leading expert in the treatment and prevention of depression, with a focus on the mental health of pregnant and postpartum women. Her work examines the clinical application of contemplative practices, including mindfulness meditation, and behavioral approaches in healthcare settings, as well as social emotional learning in schools. She also has a longstanding interest in the dissemination of evidence-based practice, using digital technology and community based strategies, such as training peers and lay counselors, to increase access to effective treatments.

Dimidjian is the recipient of numerous awards acknowledging her teaching and clinical research. She received her BA in Psychology from the University of Chicago and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington. Dimidjian currently serves on the board of the Mind & Life Institute.