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.



New Afterword by Dr. Kubzansky

A new RWJF book on global insights to inform well-being approaches in the U.S. includes an afterword by Co-director Dr. Laura Kubzansky on essential considerations for public health and measurement researchers.

'We Are All Suffering from Stressors Right Now'

Center intern and BU MPH student Ashima Dogra discusses the importance of understanding how mental health and well-being influence our physical health and vice versa. Read more on Ashima’s learnings from her personal and professional life here:

Work-Study Internship

The Center is launching a new internship program for work-study students. Interns will be hired as Research Assistants and will support ongoing projects examining the linkages between physical health and psychological well-being.

Research Assistant Position

Interested in contributing to a study of psychological resilience among bereaved youth? Center seed grant recipient Dr. Christy Denckla is seeking an RA to support data management, analysis, compliance with IRB, and dissemination of study results.

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.

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.