2020 Featured Keynote Speakers
Take a look at the featured Keynote Presenters that have been secured by the AAPB Program Planning Committee, under the leadership of Inna Khazan, PhD and Brad Lichtenstein, ND:
Featured keynotes (listed alphabetically):
2020 President’s Lecture: Lamees Khorshid, PsyD, clinical health psychologist, executive and peak performance coach, and author
Dr. Khorshid is the author of the book I Want to be Happy, and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles, California. She also works as a Health Behavior and Health Promotion Coordinator at the Department of Veterans Affairs. She holds certifications in Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, and medical Hypnosis. She completed her Health Psychology postdoctoral residency at the Cleveland Clinic – a global leader in medical excellence.
Sonja Lyubomirsky, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair, University of California, Riverside
The majority of Dr. Lyubomirsky’s research career has been devoted to studying human happiness. Most people believe that happiness is meaningful, desirable, and an important, worthy goal, because it is one of the most salient and significant dimensions of human experience and emotional life, because happiness yields numerous rewards for the individual, and because it makes for a better, healthier, stronger society. Along these lines, her current research addresses three critical questions: 1) What makes people happy?; 2) Is happiness a good thing?; and 3) How and why can people learn to lead happier and more flourishing lives?
Leon Morales-Quezada, MD, MSc, PhD, MPH, Associate Research Director, Spaulding Neuromodulation Center, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Dr. Morales-Quezada is a physician-scientist with experience in neurocognitive rehabilitation, noninvasive neuromodulation, applied psychophysiology, and technology development for neurological rehabilitation. While working in the intensive care environment, Dr. Morales-Quezada realized that most patients would survive their medical conditions, but with poor quality of life. For this reason, he decided to learn more about neurological rehabilitation and neuroplasticity. His research interests focus on noninvasive neuromodulation applied to neurological and cognitive rehabilitation, the role of placebos in pain control, and phenotyping the placebo effect using neurophysiological measures.
2020 AAPB Distinguished Scientist: Donald Moss, PhD, Dean, College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, Saybrook University
Dr. Moss is currently President of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. He is also the ethics chair and international certification chair for the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. He has served as president of Division 30 (hypnosis) of the American Psychological Association, and president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. He has co-authored several texts including, Integrative Pathways: Navigating Chronic Illness with a Mind-Body-Spirit Approach, Physiological Recording Technology and Applications in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback, Foundations of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback and is chief editor of Handbook of Mind-Body Medicine for Primary Care and Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology.