Director’s Innovation Speaker Sequence: Social Connection: An Eye to the Previous, Current, and Future

Date and Time

October 26, 2023
2:00–3:00 p.m. ET


Digital or in-person on the Neuroscience Heart constructing, 6001 Government Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892


Portrait of Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Ph.D.

Throughout this lecture, Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Ph.D.  will talk about the well being impacts of getting or missing social connection. The COVID-19 pandemic raised consciousness about loneliness but in addition revealed gaps in our understanding of the person and public well being impacts of social connection. Dr. Holt-Lunstad will draw upon her personal work, her work with the U.S. Surgeon Basic Advisory, and the broader scientific literature, to spotlight the scope of the difficulty, proof of well being implications, and challenges and alternatives for translating this proof into sensible options and coverage.

About Dr. Holt-Lunstad

Dr. Holt-Lunstad is a psychology and neuroscience professor and director of the Social Connection and Well being Lab at Brigham Younger College. She can be the founding scientific chair and board member for the U.S. Basis for Social Connection and the World Initiative on Loneliness and Connection.

Dr. Holt-Lunstad is a global knowledgeable centered on the person and inhabitants well being results, organic mechanisms, and techniques to mitigate threat and promote safety related to social connection. Her work has been seminal in recognizing social isolation and loneliness as early mortality threat elements. Because the lead scientific editor for a U.S. Surgeon Basic’s Advisory and Framework for a Nationwide Technique, her work additionally focuses on translating proof into observe and coverage.

In regards to the Director’s Innovation Speaker Sequence

NIMH established the Director’s Innovation Speaker Sequence to encourage broad, interdisciplinary pondering in growing scientific initiatives and packages and to press for theoretical leaps in science over the continuation of incremental thought. Innovation audio system are inspired to explain their work from the angle of breaking by way of present boundaries and growing profitable new concepts, in addition to working exterior their main space of experience in ways in which have pushed their fields ahead. We encourage discussions of the that means of innovation, creativity, breakthroughs, and paradigm-shifting.

Sponsored by

Division of Extramural Actions


This occasion is free, however it’s essential to register to attend .


Extra data

Closed captioning and an indication language interpreter can be supplied for this occasion.


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