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Dr. Kristen Lee  

Award-Winning Behavioral Science Expert & Clinician

Dr. Kristen Lee, Ed.D., LICSW, known as “Dr. Kris”, is a recovering perfectionist, proud mother, and an internationally recognized, award-winning behavioral science expert, clinician, researcher, educator, speaker, and activist from Boston, Massachusetts.

As the Lead Faculty for Behavioral Science at Northeastern University, Dr. Kris’s research and teaching interests include individual and organizational well-being and resilience, particularly for marginalized and under-served populations. She operates a clinical and consulting practice devoted to preventing and treating burnout and is the author of RESET: Make the Most of Your Stress, Winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards Motivational Book of 2015, and Mentalligence: A New Psychology of Thinking-Learn What it Takes to be More Agile, Mindful and Connected in Today’s World. She is a regular contributor for Psychology Today and Thrive Global.

Dr. Kris is the host of Mentalligence Radio and her work has been featured on NPR and CBS radio. Her signature ability to engage with a diverse range of audiences has led her to be invited to speak nationally and internationally to students, educators, health and mental health professionals, business leaders and general audiences. Some of the venues she speaks at include Harvard University, Ted X, Virgin Pulse, and Johnson and Johnson. In her spare time, she can be found on the running trails, attempting tricky yoga poses, eating peanut butter cups and drinking kale juice--but not all at once.

Speech Topics


Mindfulness, Resilience, Mental Health, Well-Being, Burnout Prevention, Self-care

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