Speaking
I love sharing my work, passion, and story with audiences that vary from tens to hundreds and from general public to industry leaders. I regularly give talks at conferences and for organizations, ranging from startups and nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies. Topics have included social health, the loneliness epidemic, human connection in the technology era, and community engagement in healthcare. (I've even emceed a couple weddings!)
Writing
Explore a sample of my publications below.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
To Combat Loneliness, Promote Social Health
Mounting evidence shows that relationships should be a public health priority.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
A Hug a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
Studies (and personal experience) demonstrate the health benefits of social support and physical touch.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
The Need for Human Connection in Digital Mental Health Care
With technology altering therapy, something is lost but something is gained.
UC BERKELEY GREATER GOOD MAGAZINE
Building Empathy in Healthcare
Compassionate communication is essential for a successful physician-patient relationship.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
How to Find Meaning in Suffering
Useful insights from research on post-traumatic growth to go from adversity to resilience and beyond.
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