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, happiness, and well-being with a focus on health equity, and to translate the science to influence practice and policy.



Now Hiring

Interested in working at the Center for Health and Happiness? We are currently seeking applications for a Research Scientist with expertise in the science of positive health and well-being. Scholars engaged in applied research are especially encouraged to apply.

Neuroimaging and Brain Aging Workshop

Join the Network for Emotional Wellbeing (NEW) Brain Aging Center for their upcoming virtual workshop, Wednesday, December 15. The program will provide attendees with an introduction to the principles and applications of neuroimaging techniques for the study of brain aging.

FAM-NET Applications

An opportunity for scholars: explore pilot grant and research scholar opportunities through FAM-NET, a research network dedicated to family well-being across the lifespan. Applications open in December. Tune in for an informational session on December 6, 2021, 12:00 pm ET.

Global Flourishing Study

Announcing the Global Flourishing Study, launched by the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard and by researchers at Baylor University. This five-year initiative will analyze longitudinal data in 240,000 individuals across 22 countries globally to advance scientific knowledge on the determinants of human flourishing.

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!

"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.