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Anne Browning

Founding Director, UW Resilience Lab, University of Washington

Anne Browning, Ph.D. has been looking at the ways internal psychological resources (e.g. self-compassion, resilience coping, psychological capital) buffer against adverse experiences and stressors. She looks at how skills, like emotional intelligence, can be best leveraged in academic and medical settings to support learning and patient outcomes.

As an Atlantic Fellow at GBHI, Browning hopes to develop programming to support caregivers and focus on shifting conversations about dementia towards thinking about brain health over one’s lifespan. She promotes well-being in her own life through rowing, biking, and being as active as possible – including chasing a three-year-old with her wife in Seattle.

Anne Browning studied Social Anthropology as an undergraduate at Harvard University. Browning went on to earn a Master’s in Education at the University of California at Berkeley. At the University of Washington (UW), she earned a PhD in Education, Leadership and Policy Studies while working to support equity and access for a diverse student body. She now serves as the Assistant Dean for Wellness at the UW School of Medicine, is the Founding Director of the UW Resilience Lab, and serves as an Affiliate Assistant Professor at the UW College of Education.

Anne regularly gives talks to audiences in education, non-profit, and corporate settings integrating themes of resilience, neurobiological responses to stress and failure, emotional intelligence, and self-compassion culminating in ways to foster compassion and resilience in team cultures and leadership.