Robert Waldinger on The Good Life

February 28, 2024 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

How could ‘social fitness’ affect your life, your health, and even your work?
Robert Waldinger directs the longest study of adult life ever done, the Harvard Study of Adult Development, that has tracked the lives of the same families for 85 years. The Study reveals important findings about the power of human connection to affect not only our happiness, but also our health, our longevity, and even our productivity at work. Dr. Waldinger is co-author of the 2023 New York Times bestseller, The Good Life, that weaves life stories and scientific findings to reveal how relationships shape every aspect of our lives. Join IOC Co-Founder, Margaret Moore, as she interviews Robert and previews his upcoming keynote address at the Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare Conference sponsored by Harvard Medical School on May 3-4 2024. 


Robert Waldinger is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development at Massachusetts General Hospital, and cofounder of the Lifespan Research Foundation. Dr. Waldinger received his AB from Harvard College and his MD from Harvard Medical School. He is a practicing psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, and he directs a psychotherapy teaching program for Harvard psychiatry residents. He is also a Zen master (Roshi) and teaches meditation in New England and around the world. Robert is the co-author, with Marc Schulz, of the book The Good Life: Lessons From the World’s Longest Scientific Study on Happiness (Simon and Schuster; January 10, 2023).