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Speaker Profile:

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Helen Riess, MD

Chief Scientist


Helen Riess, MD is Chief Scientist for Empathetics. Dr. Riess is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, PT, at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Empathy and Relational Science Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a core member of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations (CREIO) and faculty of the Harvard Macy Institute. Dr. Riess is a psychiatrist who developed an empathy training approach based on research in the neurobiology and physiology of empathy that has been rigorously tested in pilot studies and a randomized, controlled trial at MGH. She completed her residency and Chief Residency at MGH and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Riess has devoted her career to teaching and research in the art and science of the patient-doctor relationship. Dr. Riess received her MD. from Boston University School of Medicine and her BA From Wesleyan University.

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