September 9, 2021
The pandemic continues to disrupt daily lives as the Delta variant of COVID-19 sweeps through the country. The rate of stress-related disorders has also started to rise again amid ongoing unpredictability. In this episode, we speak to two behavioral health experts on how employers can best support employees this fall.
M.D., Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, McLean Hospital and Professor, Harvard Medical School
Kerry J. Ressler, M.D., Ph.D., is the Chief Scientific Officer at McLean Hospital, a world-renowned psychiatric hospital in Boston, and a professor at Harvard Medical School. His work focuses on translational research bridging molecular neurobiology in animal models with human genetic and epigenetic research on emotion, particularly fear and anxiety disorders. He has published over 300 manuscripts ranging from genetic basic molecular mechanisms of fear processing to understanding how emotion is encoded in the brain across animal models and human patients.
Vice President, Digital Offerings, Unum
A thought leader in the insurance industry, Swapnil Prabha's work is helping to shape the digital future of employee benefits. She joined Unum in 2020 as Vice President of Digital Offerings. In this role, she has helped to develop solutions such as Unum Behavioral Health, which addresses the full continuum of mental health for employees from baseline measurement to a complete range of easily accessible resources and therapeutic interventions. She also leads strategic direction and capability priorities for Unum's LeaveLogic.
Prior to Unum, Prabha spent seven years with McKinsey & Company. Here she was a leader in the insurance practice, focused on digital services across all lines of business and employee benefits specifically. She led process redesign and distribution-focused operational strategy for employee benefits carriers. Prabha is a graduate of Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN, and earned her MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is currently based in Maine, where she volunteers on Maine Behavioral Healthcare's Board Planning and Program Committee.
Unum Content Marketing Manager
Clare Morin is the Content Marketing Manager at Unum and a journalist who’s spent the last 20 years interviewing hundreds of thought leaders on topics ranging from wellness to culture, finance, human resources and technology. Born in the UK, raised in Hong Kong and based in the U.S. since 2009, she brings a global outlook to the HR Trends studio.
May 26, 2021
Employee mental health has worsened significantly, as the pandemic has placed new stresses on an already hyper-productive workforce. However, one unexpected silver lining is that employee engagement has skyrocketed. Is there a way to harness this engagement to help employees get the mental health support they need?
May 20, 2021
Watch the replay of this popular live event with Human Resource Executive. Three employment law experts discuss the top-of-mind issues facing employers this spring. Tamika Newson and Daris Freeman of Unum’s employment law group join Jeff Nowak of Littler Mendelson.