Connie McGuire

Connie McGuire, PhD, is currently a Specialist with UCI’s Community Resilience Projects and Department of Family Medicine and Director of Community Relationships with the Newkirk Center for Science & Society, where she works on community engagement projects in a variety of settings from sustainability education evaluation to quality of care improvement programs for patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and their caregivers. She is a cultural anthropologist by training and is currently the PI of an engaged research project examining the emergence of healing practices in the context of movements for political and social change. She is trained in several mindfulness-based practices including Hakomi, a somatic psychotherapy method, and as a yoga instructor.