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:
  • 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.
  • Cook-Cottone, C., Lemish, E., & Guyker, W. Interpretive phenomenological analysis of a lawsuit contending that school-based yoga is religion: A study of school personnel. Manuscript submitted for publication in the International Journal of Yoga Therapy.
  • Cook-Cottone, C., Talebkhah, K., Guyker, W., & Keddie, E. Yoga-based prevention of eating disorders among middle school females: A controlled trial. Manuscript submitted for publication in the Eating Disorders: Journal of Prevention and Treatment.
Recent Presentations:
Invited Lectures:
  • Cook-Cottone, C., & Guyker, W. (2020, September). Mindful self-care and sustainable activism. Presented at the Graduate School of Education Teach-In for Racial Equity, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.;
  • Guyker, W, Randall, AK, & Wang, C. (2021, March). SCAID Roundtable: Compiling effective strategies to promote advocacy, inclusion, and diversity in counseling psychology training programs. Presented at the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs Mid-Winter Conference. (Virtual).;
  • Guyker, W. (2020, November). Race and racism through the voices of transracial adoptees. Presented at Adoption STAR adoptive family panel event (Virtual).;
  • Guyker, W., & Noel, T.K. (2021, April). Synergies between research and teaching. Presented at the Graduate School of Education Grant Tuesdays workshop series (Virtual).;
  • Shaw, R., Crinnin, C., Pengelly, C., Ramon, A., Guyker, W., Cook-Cottone, C., & King, P.R. Jr. (2021, April). An Examination of Sexual Assault History on Women Veterans' Physical Health and Pain Ratings. Research Spotlight presentation accepted for presentation at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 42nd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions. (Virtual conference).;
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