Robert Browning PhD (h.c.)

Director & Senior Trainer, HeartMath Healthcare
Watson Caring Science Institute Faculty Associate
Co-Vice President, Pathways to Peace, a United Nations Peace Messenger Organization


Robert Browning, PhD (h.c.) is Director for HeartMath Healthcare and a Senior Trainer. For over 20 years with HeartMath, he’s trained more than 14,000 individuals in heart-based living and leads programs at: Stanford, U.C.L.A., Brigham & Women’s and Kaiser Permanente. He oversees HeartMath’s strategic healthcare alliances focused on self-care, human caring and wholeness healing. Since Robert was asked to join the core team at HeartMath in 1995 he has been involved in the research and the creation of training methodology that has served millions of people throughout the world.

Robert received an Honorary Doctorate in Human Caring and Caring Science from Dr. Jean Watson, Founder and Director, Watson Caring Science Institute and Dean Emerita-University of Colorado, Denver, College of Nursing. It was given “to honor devotion to the betterment of humankind through human caring – heart centered teachings and practices.”

He holds a faculty position with the Esalen Institute and Watson Caring Science Institute. He also serves as a Co-Vice President and Council Director of Pathways to Peace, a non-profit serving as official Peace Messenger to the United Nations with Consultative Status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

Robert graduated from U.C.L.A., Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Mass Media & Interpersonal Communications, and achieved Eagle Scout in 1991. His passion and 20 year focused inquiry on the power of the heart, care and healing has informed the depth of his work, practice and message.