Kasley Killam, MPH
COMBATING LONELINESS THROUGH CONNECTION AND COMMUNITY
Thurs, Feb 10; 7pm-8:15pm PT
Free for member school parents and for educators from member and non-member schools. Registration closes two hours before the start of this event or when maximum registration is reached.
Isolation and loneliness have become commonplace during the COVID-19 pandemic, but in fact, they’ve been widespread for years. And while we are used to thinking of health in two dimensions, the physical health of the body and the mental health of the mind, Kasley advocates we should include a third dimension of social health to include our relationships. In this talk, she will explore the science of how loneliness affects health and share practical tips for building supportive relationships and staying connected.
About Our Speaker
Kasley Killam, MPH, is an award-winning innovator and expert in social health, who has been studying and building community for over a decade. As the Founder of Social Health Labs, she leads initiatives to address the loneliness epidemic and promote meaningful human connection at local, state, and national levels. A social scientist by training, Kasley holds a master's from the Harvard School of Public Health, serves on the Board of Directors for the Community Living Campaign in San Francisco, and is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Scientific American, Washington Post, and she writes the Social Health blog for Psychology Today. Previously, Kasley oversaw a national community engagement strategy and partnerships for Verily, Alphabet's health tech company; conducted research on mental health and positive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania; and developed an award-winning campaign to promote empathy and kindness through technology.