Kari Leibowitz, PhD is a health psychologist, speaker and writer. She is a former Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow and Stanford Graduate Fellow and conducted her dissertation research in Psychology with Dr. Alia Crum in the Stanford Mind & Body Lab. Her research helps us understand and harness mindsets to improve health, well-being, and performance. She is also the instructor of her original Stanford Continuing Studies course, "Mindsets Matter: Strategies for Improving Your Performance, Health, and Wellbeing." To give healthcare teams the tools to shape patient mindsets and improve healthcare outcomes, she developed the Medicine Plus Mindset Training, which she has delivered to all of Stanford Primary Care as well as other clinics in the Bay Area. Kari received her undergraduate degree from Emory University, and her work has taken her all over the world as she organized the 2013 visit of the Dalai Lama to Emory, co-led three summers of Emory’s Tibetan Mind/Body Sciences study abroad program in India, and served as a U.S.-Norway Fulbright scholar. As a Fulbright scholar, Kari lived in Tromsø, Norway, north of the Arctic Circle, and studied mindsets about winter. In addition to publishing her academic work in numerous peer-reviewed outlets, Kari has delivered talks and workshops on how to leverage the power of mindset to international audiences. Her writing on this topic has appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. When she's not writing or speaking about the power of mindset, you can find her playing with her dog, Zeus, hunting for the best ramen in San Francisco, and buying books faster than she can read them.