University at Buffalo

Wendy M. Guyker

Wendy M. Guyker

Clinical Associate Professor


Specialty/Research Focus

Meditation, Mental Health and Wellness; Self-regulation; Wellness; Yoga

Contact Information
409 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: 716-645-1105

Education and Training:
  • Ph.D., University at Buffalo, Counseling Psychology (2010)
  • B.S., Cornell University, Human Development (2002)
Awards and Honors:
  • 40 Under 40 Award; Buffalo Business First; 2018-10-01;
Recent Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Estey, E.E., Roff, C.D., Kozlowski, M.B., Rovig, S., Guyker, W.M., & Cook-Cottone, C.P. (2022). Efficacy of Eat Breathe Thrive: A randomized controlled trial of a yoga-based program. Body Image, 42, 427-439.
  • Cook-Cottone, C., Etsey. E., & Guyker W. (2018). A district-wide qualitative study of yoga in the schools: Outcomes and challenges. Contemporary School Psychology.
  • Cook-Cottone, C., LaVigne, M., Guyker, W., Travers, L., Lemish, E., & Elenson, P. (2017). Trauma-informed yoga: An embodied, cognitive-relational framework. International Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 9, 1-10.
  • Cook-Cottone, C., Serwacki, Guyker, W., Sodano, S., Nickerson, A., Keddie-Olka, E., & Anderson, L. (2016). The role of anxiety on the experience of peer victimization and eating disorder risk. School Mental Health, ISSN: 1866-2625.
Book Chapter:
  • Cook-Cottone, C., & Guyker, W.M. (2022). Mindful Self-Care Scale (MSCS). In O. N. Medvedev, C. U. Krägeloh, R. J. Siegert, and N. N. Singh (Eds.), Handbook of Assessment in Mindfulness Research. Springer.
Recent Presentations:
  • Buckheit, K., Pengelly, C., Ramon, A., Guyker, W., Cook-Cottone, C., & King, P. (2022). Rates and correlates of substance use among women Veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic: The moderating role of COVID-specific anxiety. Presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, NY, NY.;
  • Etsey, E, E., Pawlowski, C., & Guyker, W. (2023). “Taking a deep breath in and getting back to it”: A mixed methods pilot study on the efficacy of an integrative mindfulness program in a post-acute inpatient rehabilitation military setting. Poster presented at the Stanford School of Medicine 10th Annual Neuroscience Forum, Palo Alto, CA.;
  • Smith, A., Cook-Cottone, & Guyker, W. (2023). A controlled trial of a trauma-informed mind-body wellbeing program to enhance wellness and reduce trauma. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.;
  • Cook-Cottone, C., Estey, E. E., Percy, I., Roff, C., Rovig, S., & Guyker, W. (2022). Eat Breathe Thrive: The theory, practice and multi-study investigation of yoga-based program for the prevention treatment of eating disorders. Presented at the annual meeting of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals.;
  • Smith, A., Cook-Cottone, C., & Guyker, W. (2021). A controlled trial of a yoga-based program to reduce trauma symptoms and promote wellbeing in Rwanda, Africa. Presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.;
Recent Grants:
  • Exploration of Women Veterans’ Health and Wellness Activities in Primary Care; Federal; VA Center for Integrated Healthcare Pilot Grant Program; Awarded; (06/01/2020-06/01/2022)
  • “Investigation of the effectiveness of the Mind Body Wellbeing Program in Rwanda”; Foundation and Research Organization; Kate Spade Foundation; Awarded; (01/01/2019-01/01/2021)
  • “Investigation of the effectiveness of the Mind Body Wellbeing Program in Somalia and Kenya.”; Federal; UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund); Awarded; (05/01/2017-08/31/2017)
  • United Nations Peace on Purpose Program - Program Evaluation, Phase III; Foundation and Research Organization; United Nations; Awarded; (09/01/2018-02/01/2019)
Recent Editorships:
  • Editorial Board Member; Eating Disorders; Journal of Prevention and Treatment

Contact Information

409 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: 716-645-1105