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Maxwell Rainforth

Contributing Faculty

College of Psychology and Community Services

School of Psychology

Degree Program Ph.D. Psychology

Dr. Maxwell Rainforth is a contributing faculty member with the School of Psychology, which he joined in 2011. He has been the lead statistician on over 20 research studies funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and private foundations. He has over 40 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of health psychology, educational psychology, organizational psychology, crime prevention and rehabilitation, and substance use disorders.

Courses Taught

Psyc 9000 - Dissertation


PhD, Maharishi University of Management


Valosek, L., Link, J., Mills, P., Konrad, A., Rainforth, M. V., Nidich, S. (2018). Effect of meditation on emotional intelligence and perceived stress in the workplace: a randomized controlled study. Permanente Journal.

Brown, M., Yando, R., Rainforth, M. V. (2000). Effects of an at-home video course on maternal learning, infant care, and infant health. Early Childhood Development and Care.

Rainforth, M. V., Schneider, R., Nidich, S., Gaylord-King, C., Salerno, J., Anderson, J. (2007). Stress Reduction Programs in Patients with Elevated Blood Pressure: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Current Hypertension Reports.

Rutledge, T., Nidich, S., Schneider, R. H., Mills, P. J., Salerno, J., Heppner, P., Gomez, M. A., Gaylord-King, C., Rainforth, M. V. (2014). Design and rationale of a comparative effectiveness trial evaluating transcendental meditation against established therapies for PTSD.. Contemporary clinical trials.

Schneider, R., Castillo-Richmond, A., Alexander, C., Myers, H., Kaushik, V., Aranguri, C., Norris, K., Haney, C., Rainforth, M. V., Calderon, R., Nidich, S. (2001). Behavioral treatment of hypertensive heart disease in African Americans: Rationale and design of a randomized controlled trial. Behavioral Medicine.

Nidich,, S., Mills, P., Rainforth, M., Heppner, P., Schneider, R., Rosenthal, N., Salerno, J., Gaylord-King, C., Rutledge, T. (2018). A Randomized Controlled Trial of Transcendental Meditation Compared to Prolonged Exposure and Health Education Control in Veterans with PTSD. Lancet-Psychiatry.