APA’s Katherine Nordal joins TEDMED Great Challenges forum on stress

Watch a recording of APA’s executive director for professional practice fielding stress-related questions from the public during a webcast in March.

Executive Director for Professional Practice Katherine Nordal, PhD, joined a team of other health experts on March 14 in a virtual roundtable about stress and its effects on the body, hosted by TEDMED and its Great Challenges program.

The webcast took place via a Google+ Hangout, allowing the public to ask questions and make comments in real time via social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Psychologist Benjamin Miller, PsyD, director of the Office of Integrated Healthcare Research and Policy at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, moderated the event.

Watch a recording of the webcast


During the one-hour chat, Nordal answered questions on how to define, recognize and manage stress, as well as on the link between stress and anxiety. Nordal referred to findings from APA’s annual Stress in America survey throughout the dialogue, as well as psychological research on stress and the role of psychologically healthy workplaces in helping employees handle stress.

TEDMED is an initiative to gather interdisciplinary perspectives and promote understanding of some of the most persistent and complex issues facing health and medicine. It’s the world's only TED-licensed event focused solely on innovation and breakthrough thinking across all of health and medicine.