Why Resilience Now? The Center’s Statement on Racial and Systemic Inequality


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



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The Center is now seeking a Research Assistant (RA) to support various projects examining the psychological and social factors contributing to physical health outcomes, and their related biobehavioral pathways (e.g., health behaviors). Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

Mental Health in Childhood & Physical Health Outcomes

Check out our May research spotlight, featuring Center Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr. Farah Qureshi and her work to identify social and psychological resources that help set young people on healthy trajectories.

EMOT-ECON Opportunity

The EMOT-ECON Network invites applications for ‘Booster’ pilot awards, which will support additional data analysis and/or pilot data for researchers strengthening the resubmission of their recently scored NIH award. Studies must address both emotional well-being and economic burden. Apply by July 12.

Congratulations, Ruijia Chen!

Congratulations to Ruijia Chen, Center Dissertation Research Award Recipient, for successfully defending her dissertation on "Lifecourse Psychological Factors and Racial Disparities in Cognitive Aging"!

Book Announcement!

'Measuring Well-Being', edited by Center Co-Director Dr. Laura Kubzansky and Drs. Matthew Lee & Tyler VanderWeele from Harvard's Human Flourishing Program is now available open access. Download a free copy today and stay tuned for more details regarding an upcoming book-launch event!

Psychological Health Linked to Heart Health

HSPH 'In the News' features American Heart Association's recent statement co-authored by Center Co-Director Dr. Laura Kubzansky on the associations between psychological health, cardiovascular health, & the behavioral pathways that link mind, body, & heart.

"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.

Health Benefits of Hope

HSPH 'In the News' highlights Center Research Scientist Dr. Claudia Trudel-Fitzgerald's feature in Healthline on associations between optimism & health & tips for fostering optimism during the pandemic.

Putting Bad Times in Perspective

“Finding perspective isn’t just about optimism — it’s also about the things that travel with it." In this Harvard Gazette article, Center Co-Director Dr. Laura Kubzansky shares practical insight from her research on optimism and health.