Richard Davidson has been a favorite of mine since I discovered his work while I was conducting research on the emotional impact of infertility for my PhD dissertation. He has made some pioneering discoveries on the effects of stress and distress on physical health but what is more important is that he is interested in doing research on the ways in which human beings recover – i.e. can and do take steps toward resilience – especially when we are feeling powerless to change our circumstances.
I am also providing a link to a video of him discussing the intersect between science and compassion.
His website is: