Kasley Killam

Kasley Killam

Founder, Executive Director

Social Health Labs

Kasley Killam, MPH, is a leading expert in social health. Drawing from over a decade of studying, sharing, and applying the science of human connection, Kasley elevates the idea of social health as a writer and speaker and helps individuals, communities, and organizations become more socially healthy as an advisor and founder. Kasley leads the nonprofit Social Health Labs, whose programs have connected and inspired thousands of people across the US and globe since launching in 2020.

A social scientist by training, Kasley earned her master’s at the Harvard School of Public Health with a focus on solutions for widespread loneliness. In the past, she oversaw a national community engagement strategy and partnerships for Verily (Google Life Sciences), conducted research on mental health at Queen’s University and positive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and developed a campaign to promote empathy and kindness that won an award at Stanford University.

Kasley serves on the Board of Directors for the nonprofit Community Living Campaign, on the Advisory Board for the startup SecureSeniorConnections, and as Chair of the Public Awareness Committee for the Massachusetts Taskforce to End Loneliness & Build Community. Her expertise is regularly featured in outlets like Scientific American, New York Times, Health Affairs, Washington Post, and Boston Globe and she pens the Social Health Blog for Psychology Today. Kasley frequently gives talks for companies, conferences, and podcasts.

For her dedication and impact, Kasley has been recognized as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, Encore Public Voices Fellow, Columbia University Age Boom Fellow, and Mind & Life Institute Visiting Scholar, and she was invited to the White House during the Obama presidency. Learn more and join her monthly newsletter at kasleykillam.com.

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