Laura Kubzansky

Laura Kubzansky

Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Society and Health Laboratory, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Kubzansky

Laura Kubzansky, PhD, is Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Society and Health Laboratory at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Kubzansky has published extensively on the role of psychological and social factors in health, with a particular focus on the effects of stress and emotion on heart disease. She also conducts research on whether stress, emotion and other psychological factors help to explain the relationship between social status and health.  Her other research projects and interests include the biological mechanisms linking emotions, social relationships, and health; relationships between early childhood environments, resilience, and healthy aging; and how interactions between psychosocial stress and environmental exposures may influence health. Dr. Kubzansky serves as Co-Director of the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness and as Co-Director of the JPB Environmental Health Fellowship Program.