Esther Sternberg

Well at Work: Creating Wellbeing in Any Workspace – or in Any Space for that Matter

 Join other Villagers at the ASA Great Room Dec. 06, 2023, 5:30pm-7:30pm

A live, video streamed lecture with professor and author Esther Sternberg, MD, associate director for Innovations in Healthy Aging.

Healthy workplaces don’t have to be a luxury. Whether we work in a traditional office or a tiny corner of our apartment, these spaces impact our physical and emotional well-being in myriad ways. In this lecture, Dr. Sternberg offers a menu of simple steps anyone can take to design their workspace for health, happiness and productivity. After the lecture, she will sign her latest book, “Well at Work: Creating Wellbeing in Any Workspace,” (Little, Brown Spark, Sept. 5, 2023), which takes design and health into the post-COVID era and shows how you can embed the seven domains of integrative health wherever you work.

Dr. Sternberg is an internationally recognized design and health pioneer whose research takes health and well-being from molecules to the built and natural environment. She is research director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, founding director of the University of Arizona Institute on Place, Wellbeing & Performance, and research director of Innovations in Healthy Aging, a UArizona Health Sciences strategic plan initiative. She holds the Inaugural Andrew Weil Chair for Research in Integrative Medicine and is professor of medicine with joint appointments in psychology, the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, and the College of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences School of Nutritional Sciences and Wellness. She has received the U.S. Federal Government’s highest awards and was recognized by the National Library of Medicine as one of the women physicians who “Changed the Face of Medicine.” She has authored over 240 scholarly articles and edited 10 technical books.

Sternberg’s two previous science-for-the-lay-public books, “The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions,” (Holt, 2000), and “Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-being,” (HUP, 2009), have been translated into numerous languages. Healing Spaces helped ignite the design and health movement’s re-birth, 21st-century style.

The lecture is free to the public; it can be viewed at your own computer as well as in the ASA Great Room.  Register to attend virtually.

DEC 6: Well at Work: Creating Wellbeing in Any Workspace – or in Any Space for that Matter