Myriam Rudaz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Get to know Dr. Rudaz


My primary area of research is the assessment of cardiometabolic profiles of high risk cohorts with the aim to design and evaluate the role of exercise and lifestyle interventions to improve long term health and wellbeing outcomes. This relates to my teaching interests in actively preparing students to become evidence based practitioners.


  • Ph.D., Applied Physiology, Brunel University London
  • M.S., Exercise and Sport Science, Colorado State University
  • B.A., Health and Physical Education, Rowan University

Publications and Other Scholarly Activities

Rudaz, M., Ledermann, T., & Fincham, F. D. (in press). Caring for bliss moderates the association between mindfulness, self-compassion, and well-being in college-attending emerging adults. The Journal of Positive Psychology.

Rudaz, M., Ledermann, T. & Grzywacz, J. G. (2020). The role of private religious practices, spiritual mindfulness, and years since loss on perceived growth in widowed adults. Journal of Religion and Health, 59, 2819-2832. doi:10.1007/s10943-020-00986-w

Rudaz, M., Ledermann, T., May, R. W., & Fincham, F. D. (2020). A brief scale to measure caring for bliss: Conceptualization, initial development, and validation. Mindfulness11, 615–626.

Rudaz, M., Ledermann, T., & Grzywacz, J. G. (2019). The influence of daily spiritual experiences and gender on subjective well-being over time in cancer survivors. Archive for the Psychology of Religion41, 159-171.

Rudaz, M., Ledermann, T., Twohig, M.P., & Levin, M.E. (2019). Does a brief mindfulness training enhance heartfulness in students? Results of a pilot study. OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine, 4, doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1904059

Rudaz, M., Ledermann, T., & Grzywacz, J. G. (2018). Spiritual coping, perceived growth, and the moderating role of spiritual mindfulness in cancer survivors. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 36, 609-623

Rudaz, M., Twohig, M. P., Ong, C. W. & Levin, M. E. (2017). Mindfulness and acceptance-based trainings for fostering self-care and reducing stress in mental health professionals: A systematic review. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 6, 380-390.

Rudaz, M., Craske, M. G., Becker, E. S., Ledermann, T., & Margraf, J. (2010). Health anxiety and fear of fear in panic disorder and agoraphobia vs. social phobia: A prospective longitudinal study. Depression and Anxiety, 27, 404-411.


  • Teaching Excellence Award, University of Bern (2019).
  • Licensed Psychotherapist (Switzerland).
  • Certified Mind-Body Therapist (Germany) and Yoga Trainer (U.S.).
  • Practicum in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, University of Massachusetts Medical School.
  • Fellowship for prospective researchers from the Swiss National Science Foundation.