Laura D. Kubzansky
Primary Faculty

Laura D. Kubzansky

Lee Kum Kee Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Other Positions

Co-Director Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health



Choi MY, Hahn J, Malspeis S, Stevens EF, Karlson EW, Sparks JA, Yoshida K, Kubzansky L, Costenbader KH.

Arthritis Rheumatol. 2022 03. 74(3):543-544. PMID: 35118833


Optimism linked with lower risk of high blood pressure

People who had the highest levels of optimism—the tendency to believe good events are likely and bad events are unlikely—had a 22% lower risk of developing hypertension than those with the lowest levels of optimism, according to a…