Helen Riess

Member Since 2020

Helen Riess

Founder and CEO

Empathetics, Inc.

Boston Area

Chief Scientist for Empathetics. She is a core member of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations (CREIO). Dr. Riess is a psychiatrist who developed an empathy training approach based on research in the neurobiology and physiology of empathy that has been rigorously tested in pilot studies and a randomized, controlled trial at MGH. She completed her residency and Chief Residency at MGH and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Riess has devoted her career to teaching and research in the art and science of the patient-doctor relationship and serves as part-time Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.


  • Healthcare
  • Clinical Research
  • Medical Education


March 31st, 2022

Feeling Stressed at Work? 13 Ways To Cope and Manage

Taking the time to mitigate stress can lead to a more productive work environment.

February 17th, 2022

Psychiatrist and Empathy Expert: Can Empathy Help Overcome Anger Toward the Unvaccinated?

It is critical that we understand why the golden rule of caring about our neighbor as ourselves has eroded.

September 24th, 2021

How to Become a Leader People Want to Follow

Actively meeting the needs of employees can inspire respect for leaders while also having a direct impact on the business's bottom line.

September 20th, 2021

Feeling Burned Out? 15 Ways for Executives to Get Back on Track

Relying more on the help of others can reduce the strain entrepreneurship places on leaders.


Empathetics, Inc.

Empathetics, Inc. provides innovative empathy and interpersonal skills training for medical professionals leveraging new, scientifically proven methods that enhance human relationships and make medical practice more effective and efficient.


  • Empathy Training
  • Online Learning