Director, Brain Mechanisms of Pain & Health Lab, UCSD
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anesthesiology, UCSD
Fadel Zeidan, PhD is an assistant professor of anesthesiology at UCSD. His research is focused on determining the neural mechanisms that mediate the relationship between self-regulatory practices and health. He is especially interested in determining the neural mechanisms supporting mindfulness meditation-based pain relief.
- Zeidan, F., Adler-Neal, A. L., Wells, R. E., Stagnaro, E., May, L. M., Eisenach, J. C., … & Coghill, R. C. (2016). Mindfulness-meditation-based pain relief is not mediated by endogenous opioids. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(11), 3391-3397.
- Zeidan, F., Salomons, T., Farris, S. R., Emerson, N. M., Adler-Neal, A., Jung, Y., & Coghill, R. C. (2018). Neural mechanisms supporting the relationship between dispositional mindfulness and pain. Pain, 159(12), 2477-2485.
- May, L. M., Kosek, P., Zeidan, F., & Berkman, E. T. (2018). Enhancement of meditation analgesia by opioid antagonist in experienced meditators. Psychosomatic medicine, 80(9), 807.