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.



Research Award

Congratulations to Center Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Farah Qureshi on her pilot award from the Telomere Research Network. Dr. Qureshi & mentor Dr. Tiemeier's research will examine links between prenatal risk factors, newborn telomere length, and trajectories in cardiometabolic health indicators from birth through adolescence.

Congratulations, Dr. Kim!

Congratulations to Dr. Eric Kim on his new role as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver! Dr. Kim will continue his work evaluating the associations between sense of purpose in life, health outcomes, and underlying biobehavioral mechanisms at UBC and as our newest Affiliate Scientist.

Measuring Psychological Resilience

Measuring psychological resilience systematically across studies can enable harmonized population-level research on this phenomenon. The Center has compiled a list of key resilience-related measures that have been used in scientific research to date.

"Why Resilience Now?"

Co-Directors Dr. Laura Kubzansky & Dr. Vish Viswanath's statement on breaking systemic barriers & supporting the changes necessary to make positive health and well-being achievable for all.

2020 Annual Report

We are excited to announce the release of our 2020 Annual Report! Read more on research updates, events, and the growing impact of our Center.

Congratulations to Our Newest Doctors!

Three Center Dissertation Research Award winners successfully completed their doctoral program requirements. Congratulations to Kristen Nishimi, PhD, Scott Delaney, SD, and Eric Coles, DrPH on their outstanding work!