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International Communication Association Division of Children, Adolescents, and Media Highlight on Dr. Laura Marciano | 4/3/24

Lugano Happiness Forum: the new frontier of individual and collective well-being | 6/25/24


Loneliness Expert Talks Individual and Societal Loneliness at Harvard School of Public Health Seminar | The Harvard Crimson, 11/2/23

Connecting health, happiness, and community — from Harvard School of Public Health to East Boston | East Boston Social Centers, 10/20/23

Social Media and Well-being: A multidisciplinary dialogue | Translation of an article in Italian published by Ticino Scienza,  7/17/23

Is social media use bad for young people’s mental health? It’s complicated | Harvard Health Publishing, 7/17/23


Optimism, heart health, and longevity: Unraveling the link for Black Americans | Harvard Health Publishing, 2/14/22

The U.S. needs to measure health in all of its dimensions: physical, social, and mental | STAT, 2/10/22

Happier, Healthier, Hybrid: MIT Research Finds Hybrid Work Schedules Promote Employee Well-being | Staffing, 1/20/22

Podcast Episode: Psychological well-being and physical health with Dr. Claudia Trudel-Fitzgerald | Brain Observations, 1/20/22


COVID Vaccines for Kids are Coming – And So is More Misinformation | KUNC, 11/3/21

7 Strategies to Improve Your Employees’ Health and Well-Being | Harvard Business Review, 10/12/21

A 5-Part Toolkit for Fostering Worker Well-Being | MIT Sloan School of Management News, 9/20/21

“Work Design for Health” Framework and Toolkit Developed by Researchers at Harvard Chan School and MIT Sloan School of Management Offers Employers Effective Alternative to Employee Wellness Programs | Harvard Chan News, 9/9/21

Tying COVID information to worker — and employer — well-being | The Harvard Gazette, 8/19/21

New summer course focuses on links between mental and physical health | Harvard Chan News, 8/10/21

How do you communicate uncertainty and promote public health — during COVID-19 and beyond? | Harvard Chan News, 7/20/21

Thoughts on optimism | Harvard Health Publishing, 7/1/21

Restoring trust in public health and science | WCAI, 6/29/21

Drinking from a firehose: The communication of science and risk during a pan- and infodemic | WHO, June 2021

‘Everyone is touched by this’: Indian diaspora feels collective grief over COVID crisis | NBC, 5/27/21

How COVID-19 is changing our expectations for other vaccines | National Geographic, 5/18/21

India’s COVID-19 Crisis: Variants, Vaccines and Surges | The Forum at Harvard Chan, 5/13/21

Vaccine etiquette: A guide to politely navigating this new phase of the pandemic | Washington Post, 4/15/21

Experts Address Vaccine Hesitancy, Health Misinformation at School of Public Health Event | Harvard Crimson, 3/12/21

AHA News: COVID-19 Mental Health Crisis Is Hitting Young Adults | U.S. News, 3/8/21

Health Benefits of Hope | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health News, February 2021

Fighting the Spread of COVID-19 Misinformation | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health News, February 2021

How Hope Affects Your Health and 5 Ways to Build It | Healthline, 2/12/21

This One Trick Can Help You Live 15% Longer, Says Study | Yahoo News, 2/5/21

The Loneliness Pandemic: The psychology and social costs of isolation in everyday life | Harvard Magazine, January-February 2021

Psychological health linked to heart health | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health News, January 2021

The movies may have been right | Harvard Gazette, 1/28/21

What to know about the link between mental health and heart disease | Good Morning America, 1/26/21

Mental health is important to overall health, and heart disease prevention and treatment | American Heart Association Newsroom, 1/25/21


Renew You Challenge: Do a Favor for a Friend | United Healthcare, 11/2020

Harvard Researchers Find High Optimism Levels Lower Risk of Hypertension | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 9/29/20

An optimistic outlook may be a healthier one | Harvard Crimson, 9/18/20

Not Just Wishful Thinking: Optimism May Reduce Hypertension Risk | Forbes, 9/9/20

Why every year—but especially 2020—feels like the worst ever | National Geographic, 9/4/20

Doomscrolling Is Slowly Eroding Your Mental Health | Wired, 6/25/20

‘Be happy’ isn’t so simple, especially amid coronavirus worries – but it’s seriously good for health | AHA News, 3/19/20

Looking on the Bright Side May Be Good for Your Health | The New York Times, 1/27/20

How Optimism May Keep You Alive Longer | Greater Good Magazine, 1/7/20

Social media use can be positive for mental health and well-being | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 1/6/20


Wider social network may help women live longer | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 10/17/19

Being More Optimistic May Mean Better Heart Health | Forbes, 9/28/19

A Positive Outlook May Be Good for Your Heart | The New York Times, 9/27/19

Optimism has a surprising benefit: Better heart health, study finds | ABC News, 9/27/19

Why being an optimist is good for your heart | CNN, 9/27/19

Optimists For The Win: Finding The Bright Side Might Help You Live Longer | NPR, 9/1/19

The meaning of happiness | Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health, 4/23/19

The Center of Happiness | Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health, 3/7/19

Accentuating the Positive: The Role Childhood Assets May Play in Association with Better Cardiometabolic Health | American Academy of Pediatrics Journals Blog, 2/5/19


Training’ your mind to improve well-being | Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health, 11/6/18

To Help Beat Heart Disease, Stay Upbeat | HealthDay, 9/13/18


Optimism May Decrease Risk of Various Diseases, Study Suggests | New York Times, CBS News, NPR, Today Show Online, Health Day, Live Science, BBC News UK, 12/7/16

Happiness in Older Americans – Gallup Ranking | Washington Post, 12/6/16

Can Happiness Make You Healthier? | Harvard Magazine, 10/20/16

Four ways happiness influences your health | Huffington Post, 8/29/16

Smoking and Secondhand Smoke Exposure at Home Were Associated with Poor Perceived Family Well-Being: Findings of FAMILY Project, PLOS One, 8/25/16

Employers are using workplace wearables to find out how happy and productive we are | Quartz, 8/11/16

Seasoning Operations with Values, Lee Kum Kee Expands, Stays Firm | Yibada, 6/8/16

Is Happiness Science the Next Health Frontier? | Vogue, 6/8/16

Scientists explore how happiness might help our resistance to disease | South China Morning Post, 4/29/16

At Harvard’s newest center, researchers look for happiness | Associated Press, 4/27/16

Harvard Has a New Center for Happiness | The Atlantic, 4/26/16

Science of Health & Happiness: Increase Awareness On How To Become Healthier And Happier | Science World Report, 4/26/16

Harvard Announces New Happiness Research Center  | Boston Magazine, 4/22/16

Are Health And Happiness Connected? That’s What A New Harvard Center Aims To Find Out  | WBUR Radio, 4/22/16

A quest for happiness | The Harvard Gazette, 4/22/16

How happiness is challenging GDP as the measure of a country’s health | The Conversation, 4/19/16

The Keys to Happiness | The New York Times, 4/1/16

The complicated emotional state of the world, in 13 maps and charts | The Washington Post, 3/25/16

Unhappy Hong Kong still has a lot going for it | South China Morning Post, 3/25/16

The secrets to a happy life, from a Harvard study | New York Times, 3/23/16

Study finds mere 2.7 percent of U.S. adults meet criteria for ‘healthy lifestyle’ | The Washington Post, 3/22/16

Happiness gap is widening significantly | CNBC, 3/16/16

Can money buy you happiness? New study says no | HNGN, 3/10/16

Healthiest at 30, best sex at 32 and happiest at 39: How age determines when YOU reach your peak (but it’s all downhill from 47) | Daily Mail, 3/3/16

Happiness might sometimes harm your heart, study finds | U.S. News and World Report, 3/3/16

Why Doctors Care About Happiness | New York Times, 3/3/16

Harvard researchers discovered the one thing everyone needs for happier, healthier lives | The Washington Post, 3/2/16

The Life Project: What makes some people happy and successful and others not? | The Guardian, 2/27/16

Rethinking the work-life equation | New York Times, 2/25/16