Tina Runyan

Tina Runyan, MBCT Teacher

Tina Runyan, PhD, ABPP

MBCT Teacher

Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

Education and Training

Mindful Practice Facilitator Training, 2018
MBCT Training, 2017
ABPP, Clinical Health Psychology, 2010
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Virginia Tech, 1998
M.S., Virginia Tech, 1995
B.S., University of Maryland - 1992

Focus and Interests

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Physician Well-Being
  • Mindfulness-Based Skills Training for Clinicians


Dr. Runyan is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School. Dr. Runyan serves as the house officer counselor for Graduate Medical Education at UMMS, treating resident and fellow physicians. She is passionate about developing and implementing education, training, and policies to promote clinician well-being in medicine and is the co-founder of Tend Health.

Dr. Runyan previously served as the director of Behavioral Science for the Worcester Family Medicine Residency Program, director of integrated behavioral health, and the director of a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical health psychology in primary care. As an MBCT instructor, she draws heavily from her own mindfulness practice, training as a 200-hour registered yoga teacher, training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and her deep roots in health psychology.