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The mission of the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness is to build a rigorous and interdisciplinary science of positive health, happiness, and well-being with a focus on health equity, and to translate the science to influence practice and policy.



"In Pursuit of Happiness" Video Recordings

Video recordings from The Atlantic's 2022 "In Pursuit of Happiness" event are now available on YouTube. The event featured the work of Center affiliate Dr. Arthur Brooks and convened experts from across disciplines to explore methods for building a more meaningful life.

Reimagining Science Communication

Join the Standing Committee on Advancing Science Communication for the 5th Science Communication Colloquium, hosted June 1, 2, and 6. This hybrid event will bring together researchers, communicators, and community leaders to reflect on lessons for science communication from COVID-19. Keynote speakers include Center Co-Director Dr. Vish Viswanath.

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Dissertation Award Winners

Congratulations to Hayami Koga and Beth Stelson, winners of our Dissertation Research Award for the 2022–2023 academic year! This award supports Harvard doctoral students with research costs for projects related to positive health science.

Measuring Health

"The U.S. needs a data-driven off ramp for transitioning from a pandemic to a new normal." In this Stat article, Dr. Eric Coles and Center Co-Director Dr. Vish Viswanath discuss the importance of measuring and accounting for multiple dimensions of well-being when designing public health policy.

"How to Build a Life"

Center Affiliate Dr. Arthur C. Brooks is a contributing writer at The Atlantic. His column, "How to Build a Life," offers research-backed advice on how to find happiness in current times.