Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Harvard Study of Adult Development
Robert Waldinger is the Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the most comprehensive longitudinal studies in history. Dr. Waldinger is now expanding the Study to the Baby Boomer children of these men to understand how childhood experience reaches across decades to affect health and well being in middle age. Dr. Waldinger is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Center for Psychodynamic Therapy and Research at Massachusetts General Hospital. As the director of the longest study on human happiness, Dr. Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In past talks, he has shared important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life. He is a practicing psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, he teaches Harvard medical students and psychiatry residents, and he is on the faculty of the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute. He is also a Zen priest.