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 and a professor at Harvard Medical School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in molecular biology from MIT and his M.D.-Ph.D. from Harvard Medical School. In 1992, Dr. Ressler was the first student of Dr. Linda Buck (Nobel Prize, 2004), helping to identify the molecular organization of the olfactory receptor system. He has spent his career using molecular tools to understand systems neuroscience approaches to emotion and behavior.
Dr. Ressler is a previous Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a current member of the National Academy of Medicine. He was also the 2017 President of the U.S. Society of Biological Psychiatry, and currently serves on the Councils for the Society of Biological Psychiatry and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. 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 400 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
With 15 years of experience in the insurance industry, Swapnil is the Vice President of Digital Offerings at Unum. Prior to joining Unum, Swapnil spent seven years at McKinsey & Company where she was a leader in the Insurance Practice focused on Digital Services across all lines of business and Employee Benefits specifically.
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.