Natalie Gruber

Natalie Gruber is a licensed clinical social worker with a doctoral degree in educational leadership and innovation. A certified mindfulness teacher, Dr. Gruber is involved in teaching, research, scholarship, and program development connected to mental health in education. Her dissertation research focused on teaching parents mindfulness to support their children’s emotion regulation through the lenses of interpersonal neurobiology and attachment theory. This research took place within the context of a larger study on which Natalie is co-PI, investigating the impact of systems-wide mindfulness training in Arizona’s first mindful school district. Dr. Gruber has been the recipient of multiple grants and awards. Most recently, she received a grant from Columbia University in partnership with the John Templeton Foundation for her work as program founder of ASU Mind Heart Mindfulness, a practice community rooted in interpersonal neurobiology. She has coauthored several academic publications on the applications of mindfulness in education and organizations on mental health and well-being.