October 9-11, 2013
Chicago, Illinois


Keynote Address

Corey Keyes, Ph.D.
Emory University

Friday, October 11th
Room TBA

Corey Keyes, Ph.D.Corey Keyes, Ph.D. specializes in social psychology and mental health. His research centers on illuminating the “two continua” model of health and illness, showing how the absence of mental illness does not translate into the presence of mental health, and revealing that the causes of true health are often distinct processes from those now understood as the risks for mental illness. This work is being applied to better understanding resilience, prevention of mental illness, and informs the growing healthcare approach called “Predictive Health,” which monitors the presence of positive physical and mental health and to develop and apply responses to correct early losses of it to maintain health and limit disease and illness. He has and continues to work on healthcare transformation and public mental health with governmental agencies in Canada, Northern Ireland, Australia, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevent, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the American Association of Colleges and Universities.

His complete CV and list of publications is available HERE

Selected Publications

Keyes, Corey L. M. and Eduardo J, Simoes. 2012. “To Flourish or Not: Level of Positive Mental Health Predicts Ten-Year All-Cause Mortality.” American Journal of Public Health. 102(11): 2164–2172.

Keyes, Corey L. M. 2007. “Promoting and Protecting Mental Health as Flourishing: A Complementary Strategy for Improving National Mental Health.” American Psychologist. 62: 95-108.

Keyes, Corey L. M. 2002. “The Mental Health Continuum:  From Languishing to Flourishing in Life.”  Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 43: 207-222.