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.



In the News: Harvard-UCL Summer Short Course

Learn more about the first offering of our summer short course, "Exploring the Linkages between Mental Well-Being and Physical Health Outcomes," in this Harvard Chan article. Congratulations to the 27 scholars who completed the program!

Call for Proposals

Contribute to a special issue of Affective Science focused on interventions that can modify psychological well-being, particularly on the theme of “What Works, What Doesn’t Work, and an Agenda for Future Research.” Proposals are due Friday, October 1.

Remembering Mr. Lee Man Tat

The Center is saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Lee Man Tat. We send our condolences to the Lee family, and we honor Mr. Lee's accomplishments in business and beyond.

Psychology Today: Human Flourishing Blog

Center Affiliate Dr. Tyler VanderWeele authors a blog about human flourishing on Psychology Today. Check out his latest post, which features the Center's "Measuring Well-Being" book.

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!

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.

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.