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Dr. Kristen Lee      

Award-Winning Behavioral Science Expert & Clinician; Author of "RESET: Make the Most of Your Stress"

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, Lee’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," which won the Motivational Book of 2015 Award at the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. She is also the author of "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 to Psychology Today and Thrive Global.

Lee 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 has spoken at are Harvard University, Ted X, Virgin Pulse, and Johnson and Johnson. In her spare time, she can be found on 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


Fear Can Be Contagious. Here Are Some Ideas for Keeping Calm

There are ways to protect against and prevent spreading COVID-19, but the World Health Organization says an “infodemic” has accompanied the disease, leading people toward inaccurate information and consequential panic.

20 Ways to Protect Your Mental Health

Here’s what science shows can help keep us on track.

Staying active important for kids stuck home during COVID-19 crisis

Kristen Lee, a professor at Northeastern University who specializes in behavioral sciences, said physical health is essential to staying balanced and productive.

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