In this episode of the Small Talk, Big Topics podcast, host Dr. Matthew Whitson speaks with Dr. Laurie Keefer. Laurie is a health psychologist working at Mount Sinai in New York City in the gastroenterology division, and more specifically in the IBD Center. She has published many articles on various topics, but her most prominent focus is resilience. Laurie has written on resilience in patients with chronic illness, and she has also worked on building resilience among trainees and health professionals. Given the current climate in the U.S. with the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, high burnout levels, and a newly invigorated focus on wellness, Matthew expects Laurie’s insights into what resilience is and how to encourage it will be timely.