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Podcasts and Press

Read our latest items in the press and listen to podcasts featuring Dr. Riess 



Cleveland Clinic 

Studies in Empathy Podcast – Listen here


How to Preserve Empathy in Medicine – Listen here

Beckers Hospital Review

Dr. Riess was honored to talk to Scott Becker for the Beckers HR Podcast – Listen here

Purposeful Empathy

On a Mission to Create Compassionate Care Systems with Dr. Helen Riess – Listen here

Teachers’ Aid (BAM! Radio)

The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do to Bring Out the Very Best in Your Students and Colleagues – Listen here

Digital Checkup with Mike Miliard (Healthcare IT News)

COVID-19 is a crisis of loneliness for patients and caretakers – Listen here

Grace Under Pressure

John Baldoni with Helen Riess, MD – Listen here

Harvard Alumni Panel

Why Interest in Emotional Intelligence is Soaring – Listen here

Mindset Lab with Dr. Jen Fraser

Bias and Empathy – Listen here


How Do You Cure a Compassion Crisis? – Listen here

Practice Leadership

Called to Care: High Quality Connections and Empathy – Listen here

Class Dismissed

Harvard Professor: Here’s how to bring empathy and SEL into your classroom – Listen here

Conversations with Dr. Anthony Orsini: Lessons I Learned as an ICU Physician

The Power of Empathy with Dr. Helen Riess – Listen here

Heal the Divide Podinar

The Empathy Effect: 7 Keys to Transformation with Dr. Helen Riess – Listen here

InspireCorps: Inspiration and Transformation 

 Reimagining Empathy – Listen here

Medscape Medical News

Alan Alda, Helen Riess Urge Pandemic-Era Empathy – Listen here

Healthy You (GW Public Health)

Surviving a Pandemic: Dr. Helen Riess – Listen here

Teachers’ Aid (BAM! Radio)

Balancing Caring Too Much and Caring Too Little in These Demanding Times – Listen here

Growth Edge Leadership Podcast

Helen Riess, M.D. — Why Empathy Matters – Listen here

Sales is King

 Episode 95: In the Spotlight: The Empathy Effect with Dr. Helen Riess, MD – Listen here

Medscape Medical News

Finding Empathy, and Self-Preservation, in the Practice of Medicine – Listen here

Extraordinary Women

Dr. Helen Riess: Author of The Empathy Effect: Seven Neuroscience-Based Keys for Transforming the Way we Live, Love, Work, and Connect Across Differences — 110  Listen here

Pathways (Divination Foundation)

Helen Riess: The Empathy Effect – Listen here

Atomic Moms Podcast with Ellie Knaus

Helen Riess, M.D. — Empathy in the brain and the world – Listen here

Think Again — a Big Think Podcast

The Empathy Effect: Neuroscience-Based Keys to Connection – Listen here

Sounds True

Helen Riess: Seven Keys to Increase Empathy – Listen here

Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda

Dr. Helen Riess on Empathy and the Science of Emotion (Part 1 of 3) – Listen here


Episode 14: Loosening Burnout’s Grip with Empathic Care — Helen Riess, MD – Listen here

On Point – NPR

Your New Prescription: Empathy – Listen here

Harvard Institute of Coaching Webinar

Exploring the Empathy Effect in Coaching Relationships – Listen here

Harvesting Happiness

Making Better Doctors and Building Better Medical Bedside Manner with Dr. Ryran Gray and Dr. Helen Riess – Listen here

Speak Up and Stay Alive Patient Safety Radio

Dr. Helen Riess — Empathetics — Joins the Show- Listen here

A2A Conversations

“Adversity to Advocacy” founder Jeff Bell interviews Dr. Helen Riess – Listen here



March 29, 2022 – Empathetics Press Release

Empathetics Launches New Accredited Online Empathy Education for Healthcare Read more

March 3, 2022 – Newsweek Export Forum

Dr. Riess – Psychiatrist and Empathy Expert: Can Empathy Help Overcome Anger Toward the Unvaccinated? Read more

February 17, 2022 – Beckers Hospital

Becker’s 12th Annual Meeting Speaker Series: 4 Questions with Helen Riess, MD Read more

January 14, 2022 – Boston Globe

COVID toll requires empathy in ERs to flow both ways Read more

September 23, 2021 – Kevin MD

The role of empathy in improving patient care and decreasing medical liability Read more

August 31, 2021 – Newsweek Export Forum

Dr. Riess – Nine Effective Ways to User Test Your Product Before Launch Day Read more

August 11, 2021 – Healthcare IT News

Creating a technology-enabled culture of empathy and compassion Read more

August 10, 2021 – Massachusetts Municipal Association

Lunenburg, Sudbury and Wellesley police take part in empathy training program Read more

July 7, 2021 – Newsweek

What Makes an Exceptionally ‘Smart’ Hospital? Read more

June 14, 2021 – Metrowest Daily News

Wellesley, Sudbury police participate in empathy training to help de-escalate situations Read more

April 13, 2021 – Health Evolution

Real reasons to invest in empathy for health care leadership and the workforce  Read more

April 6, 2021 – Healthcare Finance

COVID-19 is a crisis of loneliness for patients and caretakers. Read more

March 26, 2021 – Newsweek

Preventing Present-Day Stress Disorders: How Can Leaders Help? Read more

March 19, 2021 – Newsweek

13 Upcoming Trends That May Impact Workplaces In 2021. Read more

February 23, 2021 –

5 Groups Using Innovative Methods To Improve Health. Read more

February 8, 2021 –

Empathetics has been featured as a company using innovative methods to improve health. View video

January 26, 2021 – The Brattleboro Reformer

Letter: Compassion comes from understanding others. Read more

February 23, 2021 –

5 Groups Using Innovative Methods To Improve Health. Read more

January 11, 2021 – Harvard Business School

Dr. Riess is speaking with HBS alumni on Monday, January 11 at 6PM.  All invited!

January 6, 2021 – The Beryl Institute

Empathetics and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation case study shows improved patient experience scores. Read more

December 15, 2020 – The Beryl Institute

Why Soft Skills are Needed for Hard Times. Read more

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