Event Title: Emotional Well-Being & Physical Health Course
Time and Date: July 10-14, 2023 in person at Harvard University
Application Required by March 31
Event Description: The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Research Department of Behavioral Science and Health at University College London (UCL) are hosting their third annual summer short course exploring the linkages between emotional well-being and physical health outcomes July 10-14, 2023. The upcoming course will be held in person at Harvard University. With a target audience of junior scholars (junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows) and doctoral-level graduate students, the five-day course provides attendees with a systematic and rigorous overview of the relationship between positive emotional well-being and physical health, drawing on a variety of empirical methods with careful consideration of measurement issues. The course is run annually, alternating between UCL and Harvard T.H. Chan in Boston, and will involve core faculty from both universities as well as from other institutions.
The current global health crisis provides an unexpected backdrop for our work and throws into relief some key issues worthy of attention in the moment. The course, which partially focuses on identifying positive assets that promote health, including understanding critical components that underlie not only well-being but also resilience, is particularly relevant now. This seems an opportune moment to bring together what we know about well-being and resilience, and to share resources that will make it possible to learn more as the situation unfolds.