About Dr. Nobel
Jeremy Nobel, M.D., MPH, is a primary-care physician, public health practitioner, and award-winning poet with faculty appointments at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Medical School. He is the founder and president of The Foundation for Art & Healing, whose signature initiative, Project UnLonely, addressing the personal and public health challenges of loneliness and social isolation, has gained national visibility.
Project UnLonely: Healing Our Crisis of Disconnection
Insight into our new world of loneliness that offers solace, hope, and solutions.
Even before 2020, chronic loneliness was a private experience of profound anguish that had become a public health crisis. Since then it has reached new heights. Loneliness assumes many forms, from enduring physical isolation to feeling rejected because of difference, and it can have devastating consequences for our physical and mental health. As the founder of Project UnLonely, Jeremy Nobel unpacks our personal and national experience of loneliness to discover its roots and take steps to find comfort and connection.
Dr. Nobel leverages many voices, from pioneering researchers, to leaders in business, education, the arts, and health care, to the lived experience of lonely people of every age, background, and circumstance. He discovers that the pandemic isolated us in ways that were not only physical, and that, at its core, a true sense of loneliness results from a disconnection to the self. He clarifies how meaningful reconnection can be nourished and sustained. And he reveals that an important component of the healing process is engaging in creativity. Make things!
Supportive, clear-eyed, and comforting, this is the book we will take into our new normal and rely on for years to come.
Press & Media
Speaking Engagements & Events
Interview with Mike Paseornek
UnLonely Film Festival
Mending the Social Fabric of Our Nation: The Loneliness Epidemic Among Older Adults
Loneliness @ Colleges of Art & Design (Keynote)
AICAD Student Success Conference
COVID-19 Impact on Employee Loneliness and Isolation
HR Policy Association
How to Combat Loneliness This Holiday
Long Haul Loneliness | Brain Waves
Interview with Reji Mathew
Disastershock Reporter’s Notebook
Conversations on Belonging, Connection, and Wellbeing
Foundation for Social Connection