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.



Now Seeking Postdocs

The Center is part of a three-site collaborative group investigating emotional well-being. Collaborators are currently seeking candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship, to take place at UCSF, UC Berkeley, or Harvard, depending on research fit, skills, and expertise.

In Pursuit of Happiness

Center affiliate and Harvard Kennedy School Professor Dr. Arthur Brooks will headline the live, virtual event: In Pursuit of Happiness hosted by The Atlantic on May 20 at 11:00am ET. The event will explore the human hold on happiness and aims to share ways to build a more meaningful life.

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.

For Better Health, Try Green Space

Check out our February research spotlight featuring Center affiliate Dr. Peter James' work on the effects of access to green space on our psychological and physical health.

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.