Hi there
I'm Kasley
By day, I'm an MPH candidate at the Harvard School of Public Health. By night and weekend, I'm a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and a social health advocate.
Hi there
I'm Kasley
By day, I'm an MPH candidate at the Harvard School of Public Health. By night and weekend, I'm a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and a social health advocate.
Let's think about relationships like we do exercise or nutrition. Social support is a key ingredient for our physical and mental health.

I believe in the power of human connection as a means to health, well-being, and meaning in life, and that theme guides everything I do. I am currently at the Harvard School of Public Health developing ways to promote social health and address loneliness and depression at individual and population levels.

Most recently, I spent my days at Verily (formerly known as Google X or Google Life Sciences) engaging a community of patients, clinicians, researchers, designers, and technologists. I spent my nights and weekends cultivating connections between millennials and seniors in San Francisco as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and addressing loneliness and other challenges associated with aging and disability as a Board Member for the Community Living Campaign.

Previously, I've collaborated with talented teams across industry, academia, startups, and nonprofits. After earning my degree in social sciences, I conducted research on positive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, mental health at Queen's University, and empathy at Harvard University. My first foray into social impact, I won a competition at Stanford University to launch a digital campaign aimed at spreading compassion. As a result of this and other work, I've been lucky to get invited to the White House during Obama's presidency and to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Dalai Lama.

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, I've lived in eight cities across three countries and enjoyed traveling to many more. Ask me about the month I spent meditating with Buddhist monks in Nepal or the time I gave free hugs to hundreds of strangers.
Let's think about relationships like we do exercise or nutrition. Social support is a key ingredient for our physical and mental health.

I believe in the power of human connection as a means to health, well-being, and meaning in life, and that theme guides everything I do. I am currently at the Harvard School of Public Health developing ways to promote social health and address loneliness and depression at individual and population levels.

Most recently, I spent my days at Verily (formerly known as Google X or Google Life Sciences) engaging a community of patients, clinicians, researchers, designers, and technologists. I spent my nights and weekends cultivating connections between millennials and seniors in San Francisco as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and addressing loneliness and other challenges associated with aging and disability as a Board Member for the Community Living Campaign.

Previously, I've collaborated with talented teams across industry, academia, startups, and nonprofits. After earning my degree in social sciences, I conducted research on positive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, mental health at Queen's University, and empathy at Harvard University. My first foray into social impact, I won a competition at Stanford University to launch a digital campaign aimed at spreading compassion. As a result of this and other work, I've been lucky to get invited to the White House during Obama's presidency and to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Dalai Lama.

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, I've lived in eight cities across three countries and enjoyed traveling to many more. Ask me about the month I spent meditating with Buddhist monks in Nepal or the time I gave free hugs to hundreds of strangers.
Writing
Here's a selection of my articles. For more, check out my publications list here.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
A Solution for Loneliness
Participating in volunteer opportunities may help alleviate loneliness and its related health impact.
GOOGLE DESIGN
Putting People at the Heart of Health Research
Three ways Verily's Project Baseline is humanizing clinical research.
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.
Speaking
I love sharing my passion with audiences internationally, from keynotes and workshops to panels and podcasts. (I've even emceed a couple weddings!) If you're looking for a speaker to inspire and challenge people to think fresh, get in touch below.
I'll work with you to tailor the topic for your event.













• Social health: a framework for thinking about your social relationships and well-being

• Research on the prevalence and health outcomes of loneliness, and solutions moving forward

• How we can design technology and social media to help, not hinder, meaningful human connection
I'll work with you to tailor the topic for your event:

• Social health: a framework for thinking about your social relationships and well-being
• Research on the prevalence and health outcomes of loneliness, and solutions moving forward
• How we can design technology and social media to help, not hinder, meaningful human connection
If you're interested in collaborating, having me speak at your event, or just saying hello, send me a message below.
I look forward to connecting with you!
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