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Our Medical Advisors

The Site’s Medical Consultants

Integrative medicine experts Dr. Marc Cohen, Dr. Daniel Friedland and Dr. Kenneth Pelletier serve as key medical consultants for Wellness Evidence. These doctors were essential in shaping the portal, selecting the databases, and ensuring that the information and research process squared with the medical establishment’s use of evidence-based medicine.

Their Background

Dr. Kenneth Pelletier is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona School of Medicine and at the University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco (UCSF). (Previously he served in the same capacity at the Stanford University School of Medicine.) At the University of Arizona he is Director of the Corporate Health Improvement Program (CHIP), a collaborative research program between CHIP and 15 of the Fortune 500 corporations. He is also Chairman of the American Health Association; a Vice President with Healthtrac Incorporated; and medical and business consultant to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Business Group on Health, the Federation of State Medical Boards and many major corporations. He has authored more than 300 professional journal articles on behavioral medicine, disease management, worksite interventions and alternative/integrative medicine.

Dr. Daniel Friedland is an expert on evidence-based medicine and brain science, and helps healthcare providers, corporate executives, and health-seekers generally, effectively navigate stress and make smarter health, business and life decisions. Dr. Friedland authored of one of the first textbooks on evidence-based medicine; is the host of the Internet podcast, Mindset Matters; and co-authored (with his 14-year-old son, Zach) the Amazon bestseller, The Big Decision, to help people achieve the mindset that will empower them to make better decisions at home and work. Dr. Friedland currently serves as President-Elect of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, is Chairman of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, and President and CEO of SuperSmartHealth, which provides seminars, coaching, and wellness and executive leadership programs on brain science and mindfulness.

Dr. Marc Cohen is Professor of Complementary Medicine at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia, where he performs clinical research in natural medicine and wellness. At RMIT he also directs the world’s first Master of Wellness and Master of Nutrition Medicine programs, is a core member of the university’s Health Innovations Research Institute and a Member of the School of Health Sciences Executive and Research Committees. He is a current Board Member and former Past-President of the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA). A global authority on the integration of complementary and holistic medicine into mainstream settings, Dr. Cohen has authored two books, published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles, and co-authored numerous high-level policy reports for organizations like the World Health Organization.