Founder of Social Health Labs
San Francisco, CA

“The pandemic has cast a spotlight on isolation and loneliness for people of all ages. It’s not just social scientists like me worrying about their health effects — it’s every person who’s had to shelter in place.” 


Kasley Killam, MPH, specializes in social health: the dimension of well-being that comes from connection and community. As the founder of Social Health Labs, she partners with organizations at local, state, and national levels on initiatives that aim to address widespread isolation and loneliness. Having studied this topic at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Kasley writes the Social Health blog for Psychology Today and regularly contributes articles to Scientific American and other outlets. She is a frequent speaker, giving keynotes and leading panel discussions for corporate audiences and conferences, and has been interviewed on TV, radio, and numerous podcasts. Kasley currently serves on the Board of Directors for two nonprofits, is an Encore Public Voices Fellow, and is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. Previously, she led a national community engagement strategy and partnerships for Verily Life Sciences, conducted research on mental health and positive psychology, and developed an award-winning campaign to promote empathy and kindness. Learn more at kasleykillam.com.

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