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.



2020 Seed Grant Recipients

The Center is pleased to announce the winners of its second annual Innovations in Positive Health grant. Congratulations to Drs. Benjamin Seligman, Maddalena Ferranna, David E Bloom, Ashley Whillans, Vikram Patel, & Shekhar Saxena.

"An optimistic outlook may be a healthier one"

Co-director Dr. Laura Kubzansky highlights recent research linking optimism and hypertension, pathways explaining the health benefits of optimism, and ways to improve one's outlook long-term in HSPH's latest edition of "The Big 3".

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.

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.