Richard J. Davidson

Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D., is a leading expert on the study of emotions and how they affect well-being. He is the founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center and the William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

As a pioneer in affective neuroscience, Davidson has applied the rigors of science to study positive qualities of the mind, and his work has been featured in the New York Times, The TODAY Show, The Charlie Rose Show and NBC News, among others. In 2006, Davidson was named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.”