Dr James Doty
Founder and Director, Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, Founder and CEO, Happi AI
Dr James Doty is an educator, compassion researcher, neuroscientist, neurosurgeon, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is an adjunct professor at Stanford University School of Medicine and the founding director of the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE).
His research work centers around the neuroscience of compassion, empathy, and altruism and how these attributes not only positively impact others but have a significant positive impact on one’s health and ultimately their longevity. CCARE has developed educational programs that are now taught around the world.
Dr Doty is the senior editor of the Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science and the New York Times bestselling author of Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discovery the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart. He is the founder of Happi AI, a data-driven tech startup that uses artificial intelligence and neuroscience to generate a personalized virtual friend to help people with stress, anxiety and depression.