Emma Seppala

Emma Seppala, Ph.D is the Associate Director at Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. She is also a Research Scientist and Honorary Fellow with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Investigating Healthy Minds. Emma's areas of expertise are health psychology, well-being, and resilience. She has examined the impact of meditation on happiness, social connection, and compassion. She has also investigated the effects of yoga-based interventions for combat veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with post-traumatic stress disorder. Emma regularly writes for Psychology Today, Scientific American Mind, The Huffington Post, and Spirituality & Health.