Hi, my name is Eric Kim. I am a Research Fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
I research the different ways that people pursue the good life (e.g., through: purpose in life, personal growth, optimism, resilience, positive emotions) and how these pursuits influence various health behaviors and outcomes—with a focus on cardiovascular health. I also research how these pursuits have a reverberating ripple effect with the surrounding world to influence health. For example, through personal relationships (e.g., dyadic dynamics in couples), others (e.g., altruism/volunteering), and the larger community (e.g., levels of neighborhood social cohesion). I am particularly interested in how these pursuits influence older adults, a rapidly growing segment of our society.
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