Laura D. Kubzansky

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



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…

PTSD linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer

For immediate release: September 5, 2019 Boston, MA – Women who experienced six or more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in life had a twofold greater risk of developing ovarian cancer compared with women…