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Empathy and Relational Science

Empathy and Relational Science Program
The mission of the Empathy and Relational Science Program is to enhance empathy and interpersonal relationships in healthcare.


"Our team’s focus is on empathy in the patient-clinician relationship. Our research is grounded in the neurobiology and physiology of human interaction and emotion and is informed by relational sciences. We offer evidence-based empathy education that optimizes the patient experience, promoting respectful, compassionate, and effective communication at all levels of healthcare."