We’ve all heard that laughter is the best medicine, but how true is this? Can we really laugh ourselves to better health? And what if we’re not funny?–are we in turn doomed? Join us to hear Dr. Jayson Dibble unpack what science says about the connections between humor, laughter, and health. Pain relief may be only a joke or two away!

Dr. Jayson L. Dibble, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at Hope College. He does research and teaches courses on interpersonal communication, relationships, persuasion, and humor. He has authored or co-authored dozens of journal articles and book chapters, and his research has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Women’s Health, Psychology Today, Yahoo News, and more. In his spare time he hangs out with family and friends, and curates and admires his extensive collection of very rare vintage air guitars.