Dan Grupe

Position title: Research Assistant Professor, UW-Madison Center for Healthy Minds

Email: grupe@wisc.edu

Website: Cultivating Justice CoLaboratory website

Dan Grupe is a Research Assistant Professor at the UW-Madison Center for Healthy Minds. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from UW-Madison in 2013, and continued on as a post-doc, scientist, and research professor at the Center for Healthy Minds. He is an avid cyclist, curler, baker, fermentationist, and community gardener.

As part of the Cultivating Justice CoLaboratory, Grupe’s research seeks to disrupt destructive cycles of harm and trauma for individuals involved in the criminal legal system by transforming disconnection, dehumanization, and othering to connection, rehumanization, and belonging. Using a community-engaged approach, he works with community-based organizations, a community advisory board of directly impacted individuals, and team members with lived expertise to develop, implement, and study the impact of programs rooted in restorative and contemplative practices for people impacted by incarceration.

Research areas:

Mental health, criminal legal system, community-engaged research, well-being interventions