Sameet Kumar, Ph.D. on Mindfulness and Helping People with Cancer

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Data Talks with James Pann, Episode 4 is with Sameet Kumar, Ph.D., a psychologist at the Memorial Cancer Institute, serving the patients of the Memorial Healthcare System in south Broward County. We focus on Sameet’s use of data to make professional and personal decisions.



Sameet has specialized in working with adults who have cancer as well as their caregivers and families for over 15 years. In addition to being a clinical psychologist, he has also studied with numerous Hindu and Buddhist teachers as part of his training. His professional interests include mindfulness meditation, resilience, well-being, and grief and bereavement.



Sameet is the author of the bestselling Grieving Mindfully: A Compassionate and Spiritual Approach to Coping with Loss, and The Mindful Path Through Worry and Rumination, which is available in several languages. His most recent book is Mindfulness for Prolonged Grief.



He can be followed on Twitter @sameetkumar, Facebook page Sameet Kumar, Ph.D., and dr.sameetkumar@gmail.com.



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James Pann, Ph.D. is a Professor at Nova Southeast University and a highly experienced psychologist and evaluator with nearly 25 years of experience. He conducts research and evaluation projects with non-profit organizations in the fields of health, human services, and education, and has received funding from multiple government agencies.

James holds multiple degrees including a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, an M.S. Ed. from the University of Miami, and a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also the host of the EvalNetwork podcast, a frequent conference presenter, and has published several peer-reviewed research articles and co-authored a book. James currently resides in Miami, Florida with his family and enjoys backpacking trips. Find out more about his work here.

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