Richard J. Davidson, PhD

William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry; Director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior and the Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience; Founder & Director of the Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Renowned for his scientific studies on emotions, wellbeing, and the brain; Friend and Confidante of the Dalai Lama; Named one of “The Most Influential People in the World” by Time Magazine in 2006; Co-Author, “Emotional Well-Being: What Is It and Why It Matters” (2023, Affective Science), “COVID-19 Pandemic Effects on College Student Mental Health” (2023, American College Health),  Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body (2007) and The Emotional Life of Your Brain (2012); Co-Editor, The Mind’s Own Physician (2012)


The Science of Teaching and Learning

The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA or Virtually via Zoom  November 17-19, 2023

Keynote Address I: The Science of Wellbeing: Teaching and Training for Healthy Minds, Brains, and Bodies

Educating Mindful Minds

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York, NY  April 19-21, 2018

Keynote Address I: Resilience is a Skill: Perspectives from Affective and Contemplative Neuroscience