John Kao Joins GWI Advisory Board

The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has named John Kao, MD, to its advisory board.

John Kao, MD
John Kao, MD
Courtesy of the Global Wellness Institute

The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has named John Kao, MD, to its advisory board. Dr. Kao is the author of the best-selling book Jamming: The Art and Discipline of Business Creativity and Innovation Nation: How America Is Losing Its Innovation Edge, Why It Matters and What We Can Do To Get It Back.

Dr. Kao is set to bring a new and creative way of thinking to the GWI's Positive­lyWell Initiative, which focuses on the post-pandemic world and how wellness plays into it. Along with other advisory board members, he will help expand the organization’s outreach within the $4.​5 trillion global wellness economy. 

With a bachelor's and medical degree from Yale and an MBA from Havard, Dr. Kao has contributed advice on innovation and execution strategy to the governments of Finland, Singapore and the U.S., as well as the Clinton Global Initiative and Nike. “I couldn’t be happier to contribute by bringing my diverse background—including innovation, medicine, psychiatry, education, non-Western wellness and media—to the table,” he says.  

Dr. Kao is one of many renowned GWI board members, including Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th surgeon general of the U.S., and Dr. Michael Roizen, chief wellness officer of Cleveland Clinic.

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