Our Team

Catherine P. Cook-Cottone

Head-shot of Catherine Cook-Cottone.

Catherine Cook-Cottone is an educator and researcher at the University at Buffalo (UB), specializing in psychosocial disorders and embodied self-regulation.

She is a professor in the Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology (CSEP) in UB's Graduate School of Education (GSE), where she teaches courses on mindful therapy, yoga for health and healing, self-care and service, eating disorder prevention and treatment, and counseling with children and adolescents. Presenting nationally and internationally, Catherine uses her model of embodied self-regulation to structure discussions on empirical work and practical applications. Similarly, her research focuses on embodied self-regulation (i.e., yoga, mindfulness, and self-care) and psychosocial disorders (e.g., eating disorders, trauma). Her research has been funded by lululemon athletica, the National Science Foundation, and UNICEF.

Wendy M. Guyker

Wendy Guyker, PhD.

Wendy Guyker, PhD, is a clinical associate professor at University at Buffalo and a registered yoga teacher. Wendy teaches courses on research methods, assessment, psychopathology and evidence-based mindfulness interventions. Her research interests are in veterans’ mental health, and mindfulness and self-care, with an emphasis on practical applications in both clinical and community populations. She is on the editorial board of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention. Wendy is a yoga teacher and board member for Yogis in Service, and she brings yoga-based tools to veterans at the Buffalo VA. She is also on the board of directors for Adoption STAR, a local not-for-profit adoption agency. In addition, she maintains a private practice, specializing in mindfulness-based interventions.

Jason Hotchkiss

Jason Hotchkiss, EdD, MDiv, is a well-being researcher and psychology faculty at Cornerstone University. His research has focused on the integration of psychology and spirituality, compassion satisfaction, burnout, mindfulness, self-care, and optimal functioning of healthcare and helping professionals.

Jason oversees the online assessment applications that provide feedback to clients for the Mindful Self-Care team at the University at Buffalo.

Jason is also a board-certified chaplain at Kindred Healthcare in Dublin, CA, and he has directed two national professional wellness projects for healthcare professionals. As an ordained pastor, he serves and supports faith-communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.