Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California School of Medicine and the University of Arizona School of Medicine in Tucson. He is also Chairman of the American Health Association and is a vice president with American Specialty Health. At the UCSF School of Medicine, he is the Director of the Corporate Health Improvement Program (CHIP), a research program between CHIP and 15 Fortune 500 corporations, including Ford, Oracle, IBM, Apple, and NASA.
Dr. Pelletier has served as a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the California Wellness Foundation, Foundation Health Systems (FHS), Health Systems International (HSI), and the Social Venture Network. He was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, studied at the CG Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland, and has published over 300 professional journal articles in behavioral medicine, disease management, worksite interventions, alternative/integrative medicine, and epigenetics.
His research, clinical practice, and publications have been the subject of numerous national television programs, including several appearances on ABC World News, Today, Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, 48 Hours, McNeil-Lehrer Newshour, the award-winning BBC series The Long Search, and the 5-part PBS series Healthy People, Healthy Business.
Dr. Pelletier is a peer reviewer for several medical journals, including the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and serves on a number of corporate boards. He has published over 300 professional articles and has appeared on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, and the BBC to discuss his research.
He is the author of 14 books, including the international bestseller Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer... Holistic Medicine… Healthy People in Unhealthy Places... Sound Mind, Sound Body… The Best Alternative Medicine... Stress Free for Good... New Medicine... and Change Your Genes, Change Your Life.