Gerry Bodeker

PhD, Global Mental Wellness Initiative

Professor Gerry Bodeker, whose doctoral studies were at Harvard, researches and advises on integrative medicine and wellness. A clinical psychologist by training, he has researched and taught in medical sciences at Oxford for two decades, is an adjunct professor of epidemiology at Columbia University, and Chair of the Mental Wellness Initiative of the Global Wellness Institute. He works with the private sector, governments and UN organizations, including WHO and the Asian Development Bank, advising on culturally themed wellness policy and strategies. He has published six books, including the World Health Organization Global Atlas on Traditional and Complementary Medicine, and recently co-authored a chapter on Wellbeing and Mental Wellness in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Global Public Health.