Meg Jordan, PhD, RN, CWP is Department Chair of Integrative Health Studies and Somatic Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Her focus there is preparing graduate students as catalysts for positive change in health care, wellness, and health promotion. Dr. Jordan is a clinical medical anthropologist, an award-winning international health journalist, behavioral health specialist, RN, author, and President of Global Medicine Enterprises, Inc. Her areas of expertise also include integrative health, behavioral health, and fitness. As a medical anthropologist, she specializes in the study of collaborative models for integrative medicine and the emergence of health coaches as novel agents in health behavior change. Other specialties include her ethnographic research on multidisciplinary healing circles and health coaching.
Dr. Jordan has combined clinical practice as a behavioral health specialist, psychiatric nurse, certified coach, and former director of Integrative Practice at the Health Medicine Center. She serves on numerous editorial review boards and professional membership boards, including the National Wellness Institute and the Executive Board of the International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaching (ICHWC). She is Co-President of the National Wellness Institute for 2014-2016, the first woman leader in the Institute’s 40-year history. A prolific writer, she is Editor-in-Chief and founder of American Fitness Magazine, and author of numerous journal articles and several books, including The Fitness Instinct, and How to be a Health Coach: An Integrative Wellness Approach, and the forthcoming Adventures of a Global Medicine Hunter.