Between 1980 and 1990, there were just a few studies on mindfulness. Around the millennium shift the research on mindfulness-based interventions started to grow exponential. In 2018 alone 842 studies were undertaken.

The figure is published with kind permission by David S Black at the American Mindfulness Research Association,

Both the number of studies and the funding for studies keep growing exponentially.

More info on research about mindfulness:

American Mindfulness Research Association (AMRA)

Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society (CfM)

The Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP)