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Nicole Pippard, is second-year doctoral student and graduate researcher in the San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program. Pippard’s research focuses on mental health across a life course. She earned her bachelor of science degree in public health from UC San Diego and a master of public health in health behavior and health education from the University of Michigan. As a new research assistant and epidemiologist, she is currently assisting with the NCATS gene drive project to understand preferences in public engagement in gene drives and other technological health innovations. She hopes to further collaborate on additional projects as she becomes more integrated into the T. Denny Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion. 


Self-Compassion and Wellbeing in a Digital Age 

Researchers from The Center for Empathy and Technology at UC San Diego will discuss recent findings about how health professionals think about self-compassion, and how self-compassion was related to better wellbeing outcomes early during the COVID pandemic. Join us also to explore factors related to self-compassion across the lifespan and discuss challenges and opportunities for self-compassion in this digital age.