Aditi Nerurkar, M.D.

Harvard Physician | Author, "The Five Resets"
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Dr. Aditi Nerurkar, MD, MPH is a Harvard physician with expertise in the science of stress, resilience, and burnout. A vibrant and engaging speaker, Dr. Nerurkar offers insights on optimizing mental health, well-being, and productivity. She leaves audiences energized and empowered to take control of their lives with practical, science-backed, and approachable recommendations that can be applied both immediately and in the long-term.
 
Her debut book, The Five Resets: Rewire Your Brain and Body for Less Stress and More Resilience, will be published January 2024. The Five Resets is a guide to redefining your relationship with stress through five pillars of wisdom that bring together physiological and psychological coping skills, enabling readers to discover the story of resilience within them and live better every day.
 
Dr. Nerurkar is a lecturer at Harvard Medical School in the Division of Global Health & Social Medicine and serves as the Co-Director of the Harvard Clinical Clerkship in Community Engagement. Previously, she worked in global public health at a World Health Organization collaboration center in Switzerland, as well as a Medical Director at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
 
Her work has been featured in Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNN, and Oprah Magazine and her published research can be found in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). In 2021, she was recognized by Washington Post for her work amplifying the Covid-19 pandemic in India. She is also an on-air medical commentator for various media outlets including MSNBC and NBC News. She is an internationally-recognized Fortune 50 speaker who has delivered unforgettable keynotes at the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit, the Harvard Business School Women’s Conference, IBM, Visa, Dell Technologies, and many more.

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Rewire Your Brain for Less Stress & More Resilience

Stress is the great equalizer, but resilience is the antidote. In this talk, Dr. Aditi Nerurkar educates and empowers her audience by offering an effective, practical and science-based approach to rewire the brain for less stress and more resilience. She outlines strategies such as a media diet, sleep as a therapeutic intervention, monotasking, and cognitive retraining as resets for better brain health, less stress and more resilience.

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The Burnout Prescription: Optimizing the Mind, Body & Spirit

Burnout and resilience are commonly considered two ends of a spectrum, but that’s not scientifically true. Burnout is an external state influenced by systems, while resilience is an internal trait influenced by science. In this talk, Dr. Aditi Nerurkar dispels the myths of burnout, stress & resilience and offers a new framework to address the unique and urgent mental health challenges we’re facing in the new normal. She leads with real world data on the science of modern-day burnout and highlights key science-backed strategies to thrive during this challenging time.

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Masters of Change: Strategies for Success in Times of Transition

In an ever-evolving world, managing significant shifts in our personal and professional lives can be challenging. Whether it's seizing new career opportunities or adjusting to major life changes, the stress associated with such transitions is a universal challenge. In this talk, Dr. Aditi Nerurkar offers a data-driven, science-backed blueprint to maximize our potential for smooth and seamless transitions in life and business. Since change is perceived as an inherent stressor to our brain, this blueprint works with our biology rather than against it. By highlighting key, actionable, and practical strategies, Dr. Nerurkar prepares the audience to make the cognitive leap into the next chapter of their lives

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Videos

The Mental Health Doctor: Your Phone Screen & Sitting Is Destroying Your Brain!
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Five Small Mental Shifts That Can Shift Your Mindset Away From Stress
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Ukraine refugees & Mental Health
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NBC Lx Changemakers: Women's History Month
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Mindfulness Meditation with Dr. Aditi Nerurkar
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ABC World News - Meditation
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Articles

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5 simple ways to minimize stress
NPR
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5 Simple Daily Resets To Reduce Stress and Burnout, According to a Doctor
Real Simple
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How to avoid burnout in five easy steps, by a Harvard stress expert
The Times
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How to Reset Your Relationship With Tech (for Real This Time)
New York Times
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How to Stay Energized All Year Long
New York Times
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Want to stress less in 2024? A new book offers '5 resets' to tame toxic stress
NPR Morning Edition
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The Pandemic Forever Changed How We Think About the Future
ELLE
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The Trauma of War on Ukrainian Refugees
Forbes

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