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.



"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.

Congratulations, Dr. Sara Bleich!

Center Affiliate Dr. Sara Bleich will serve as senior advisor for COVID-19 in the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In this role, she will lead efforts related to the pandemic, economic recovery, and federal nutrition assistance programs.

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:

Research Spotlight

“Frailty, in some ways, encapsulates what we worry about as we age: having difficulty caring for oneself, becoming susceptible to big health shocks. So it has profound links to well-being and happiness." November's Research Spotlight features a Center-funded project on healthy aging.

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.