Everyday Health's Wellness Advisory Board includes some of the nation's leading experts in the areas of behavioral medicine, neuroendocrinology, mind-body studies, psychology, and sociology to help readers make informed decisions on how to live better, live bolder, and live smarter.
Christine Carter, PhD
Christine Carter,?PhD, is a sociologist and senior fellow at the University of California in Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center. She is the author of?The Sweet Spot?(2015) and?Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents?(2011). Well-known for her weekly "Happiness Tips," Dr. Carter draws on psychology, sociology, and neuroscience, and uses her own chaotic and often hilarious real-world adventures to demonstrate happiness dos and don’ts.
Ron (RD) Chin
RD Chin is a trained architect, feng shui master, and a certified interior designer who teaches and consults on the use of space to advance mental and physical health and overall well-being. The author of Feng Shui Revealed,?Master Chin was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in January 2017. He has since been incorporating life lessons in expressing gratitude and appreciation.
Frank Farley, PhD
Frank H. Farley, PhD, is the Laura H.?Carnell?Professor of educational psychology and professor of psychological studies in education at Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Farley is?past president of both the?American Psychological Association?and the?American Educational Research Association. He’s also been a fellow or leader of several distinguished scholarly societies, including the?board of directors of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, which he helped found and lead.
Arline T. Geronimus
Arline?Geronimus, doctor of science, is a professor in the department of health?behavior and health?education, and a research?professor in the Population Studies Center at the Institute for Social Research at the?University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. An elected member of the?Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr.?Geronimus?is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator in Health Policy and a charter member of the National Center for Minority Health.
Nikita Gupta, MPH
Nikita Gupta, MPH, is the?director of the GRIT (Guidance, Resilience, Integrity, and Transformation) Coaching Program at the University of California in Los Angeles. A life coach, registered yoga instructor, and certified health education specialist, Gupta uses meditation, somatic (body-based) strategies, and other healing-centered practices to help people become more solid and secure, more “present” and resilient.
Heidi Hanna, PhD
Heidi Hanna,?PhD,?is the founder and chief energy officer of?Synergy, a consulting company providing brain-based health and performance programs for?organizations. Dr. Hanna is the executive director of the American Institute of Stress and a member of the board of the?Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor. She is the author of the bestseller The SHARP Solution: A Brain-Based Approach for Optimal Performance and the forthcoming What’s So Funny About Stress, out later this year.
Kelley Holland, founder of?Own Your Destiny, is a coach, professional speaker, and award-winning business journalist who spent two decades writing for The New York Times, Business Week, and CNBC. Holland has a graduate business degree from the Yale School of Management in New Haven, Connecticut, and is a chartered financial analyst. You can download her free?Master Your Money?e-book.
Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, PhD
Janice?Kiecolt-Glaser,?PhD, is director of the?Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research at Ohio State University College of Medicine?in Columbus. An elected member of the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine, Dr.?Kiecolt-Glaser has authored more than 200 articles, chapters, and books on subjects related to?psychoneuroimmunology. Her research has shown that chronic stress can slow wound healing, enhance susceptibility to infectious illness, boost allergy symptoms, and reactivate latent viruses.
David Livingstone Smith, PhD
David Livingstone Smith, PhD, is the author of Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave and Exterminate Others?(2011), which was given the 2012 Anisfield-Wolf Award for nonfiction. David has been interviewed and cited on numerous occasions in the national and international media and was a guest at the 2012 G20 economic summit, where he spoke about dehumanization and mass violence.
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, is the dean of nursing at the Ohio State University in Columbus, where she also serves as the chief wellness officer. Dr. Melnyk has authored three books on evidence-based medicine and is a prominent expert, speaker, and advocate for ensuring consumer healthcare is based on proven clinical research findings rather than personal experience or tradition.
Darlene Mininni, PhD, MPH
Darlene?Mininni, PhD, MPH, is a health psychologist and author of the stress-management book, The Emotional Toolkit: 7 Power-Skills to Nail Your Bad Feelings. She is also the creator of the?UCLA?undergraduate well-being course, Life Skills. Dr.?Mininni?lectures and designs interventions that highlight three key areas related to stress: resilience, emotional intelligence, and?mindfulness training.
Stephen W. Porges, PhD
Stephen W.?Porges,?PhD, is a Distinguished University Scientist at the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University in?Bloomington?and a member of the?Kinsey Institute Traumatic Stress Research Consortium. Dr.?Porges's?research is focused on how the autonomic nervous system controls the reactions and behaviors of individuals affected by a wide range of traumatic experiences, including sexual assault, partner violence, and bullying.
Tamer A. Seckin, MD
Tamer A. Seckin, MD, is an endometriosis specialist and surgeon in private practice at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. Board-certified in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Seckin is renowned for pioneering a number of surgical techniques to treat endometriosis. In 2009, Seckin cofounded the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound), a nonprofit organization dedicated to patient advocacy and endometriosis research. He is also the author of The Doctor Will See You Now, a guide to recognizing and treating endometriosis for both patients and healthcare providers, and EndoMEtriosis: A Guidebook for Girls.
Rachel J. Simmons
Rachel Simmons?is a leadership development specialist at the?Wurtele?Center for Leadership?at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She is a best-selling author,?most recently of Enough As She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy, and Fulfilling Lives. During the last few years, Simmons has been helping college students combat chronic stress and the loneliness many complain of and suffer from.
Amit Sood, MD
Amit?Sood,?MD, is an executive director of the Global Center for Resiliency and Well-Being, a consultant to major health systems and Fortune 100 companies for employee well-being, and former chair of the Mind-Body Medicine Initiative at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.