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 is an accessible health-meets-self-help guide offering a reimagined approach to overcoming stress and burnout using five small but mighty mindset shifts. It was named a “must-read” by Adam Grant and Malcolm Gladwell’s Next Big Idea Club and “best new book” by the New York Post. It has also been featured in the New York Times, NPR,Times of London and endorsed by Harrison Ford, Katie Couric, Arianna Huffington and Eve Rodsky.
 
Dr. Nerurkar is on faculty at Harvard Medical School in the Division of Global Health & Social Medicine and serves as theCo-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 the New York Times, NPR, Times of London, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNN, and Oprah Magazine. Her published research can be found in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). 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.
She was recently named “100 Women to Know in America” for her impactful work in stress and mental health.

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Two Steps Forward, No Steps Back:  The Brain’s Best Blueprint for Productivit

In an era of digital distractions and prevalent burnout, it’s increasingly difficult to maintain sustained attention for significant productivity. In this talk, Dr. Aditi Nerurkar educates using science-backed insights on why multitasking is an unfounded myth, and how creating digital boundaries and cultivating the brain’s need for compartmentalization through monotasking are the key therapeutic interventions to enhancing productivity and decreasing maladaptive levels of stress that lead to burnout. With measured, effective and sustainable strategies to rewire the brain, resist digital distractions, and amplify the capacity to concentrate, Dr. Nerurkar empowers her audience to reset stress and burnout and maximize the dimensions of attention, problem-solving skills, and productivity.

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The Resilience RX: Navigating Organizational Culture and Leadership Through Changing Times 

The effectiveness of an organization to be productive in this dynamic and rapidly changing world depends on the resilience of its individual members.  In this talk, Dr. Aditi Nerurkar debunks the prevailing conventions of resilience and in their place, dispenses her actionable, practical, and science-based prescription of proven techniques that cultivate a greater sense of fortitude within each individual to enhance organizational culture as a whole. Dr. Nerurkar’s data-driven techniques, easily implemented to achieve sustainability and personal growth, decrease burnout and stress, improve focus and engagement, and enhance productivity, ultimately building a stronger foundation for a more resilient organization and its culture. 

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Your Lifestyle Snapshot:  An Actionable Roadmap to Rewire Your Brain and Reset Your Burnout and Stress

Burnout and stress are increasing universal challenges in our workplaces and in our personal lives. Navigating this new normal requires an accessible, science-backed roadmap with a stepwise approach for safeguarding our mental health and ensuring our productivity. Since change of any kind is perceived as an inherent stressor to the brain, Dr. Aditi Nerurkar has designed a proven and targeted approach that works with a person’s biology rather than against it. In this talk, Dr. Nerurkar offers her practical roadmap for resetting stress and burnout through techniques including a media diet, sleep as a therapeutic intervention, monotasking, and cognitive reframing for better brain health and more resilience.

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Videos

Ways to deal with stress and burnout
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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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Stress is your friend. Here’s how to make the relationship work
The Nod
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RISE National 2024 preview: Keynote Dr. Aditi Nerurkar on her personal and professional relationship with stress management and resilience
RISE Health
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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

Podcasts

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