Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD — is a Clinical Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine; Department of Family and Community Medicine; and Department of Psychiatry at the University of California School of Medicine (UCSF) in San Francisco. At UCSF Med, he is Director of the Corporate Health Improvement Program (CHIP) which is a collaborative research program between CHIP and 15 of the Fortune 500 corporations including Ford, Oracle, Prudential, Dow, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Pepsico, IBM, Cummins, Steelcase, and the Mayo Clinic. He also serves as Chairman of the American Health Association (AHA) and is a Vice President with American Specialty Health (ASH).
Currently, Dr. Pelletier is a medical and business consultant to the US Department of Health and Human Services, the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Business Group on Health, the Federation of State Medical Boards, and major corporations including Cisco, IBM, American Airlines, Prudential, Dow, Disney, Ford, Mercer, Merck, Pepsico, Ford, Pfizer, Walgreens, NASA, Microsoft ENCARTA, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Health Net, the Pasteur Institute of Lille, France, the Alpha Group of Mexico, and the Singapore Ministry of Health. He also serves on the boards of the Rancho la Puerta (Mexico), Fries Foundation, American Institute of Stress (AIS), American Journal of Health Promotion (AJHP),as a Founding Board Member of the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM), and as a peer reviewer for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM), Annals of Internal Medicine, Health Affairs, and webMD.
Dr. Pelletier’s research, clinical practice, and publications have been the subject of numerous national television programs including several appearances on the ABC World News, the Todayprogram, Good Morning America, the CBS Evening News, 48 Hours, the McNeil-Lehrer Newshour, CNN, FOX News, CBS Sunday Morning, Hour Magazine, the Time/Lifevideo series, the award winning BBC series The Long Search, and the five-part Blue Cross/Blue Shield sponsored PBS series Healthy People, Healthy Business.
Dr. Pelletier is the author of fourteen (14) books, including the international bestseller Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer (New York: Delacorte and Delta, 1977; Revised in 1992); Sound Mind, Sound Body (New York: Delacorte and Delta, 1981; Revised in 1991); Longevity: Fulfilling Our Biological Potential (New York: Delacorte, Delta, and Doubleday, 1984); Healthy People in Unhealthy Places (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995); Holistic Medicine: From Stress to Optimal Health (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000); Stress Free for Good (New York: Harper Collins, 2005); New Medicine (London & New York: Penguin – Dorling Kindersley, 2007); and Change Your Genes, Change Your Life (San Rafael: Origin Press, 2018). 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.