Helen Riess, MD
I’m a psychiatrist and I’ve developed an empathy training approach based on research in the neurobiology and physiology of empathy. This approach was tested in pilot studies and a randomized, controlled trial at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). As a result of this work, I now serve as the chief scientist for Empathetics, an innovative company that provides empathy and interpersonal skills training for medical professionals. We leverage scientifically proven methods that enhance human relationships and make medical practice more effective and efficient. I’m also a part-time associate professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and I serve as the director of the Empathy and Relational Science Program at MGH. I’m a core member of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations, and I serve on the faculty of the Harvard Macy Institute. I completed my residency and chief residency at MGH and Harvard Medical School. I have devoted my career to teaching and research in the art and science of the patient-doctor relationship. I received my MD from Boston University School of Medicine and my BA from Wesleyan University.
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