Gerard Bodeker

Mental Wellness Expert and Director
AYUS Wellness

A Harvard-trained public health academic, Professor Gerry Bodeker researches and advises on integrative medicine and wellness. He has taught in medical sciences at Oxford University for two decades, is adjunct professor of epidemiology at Columbia University, and works with the private sector, governments and UN, advising on culturally-themed wellness strategies. He chairs the Mental Wellness Initiative of the Global Wellness Institute and is co-director of the new forest immersion wellness program in Borneo, Ayus Wellness ( Gerry has published widely, including on health and wellness traditions of Asia. He is Editor in Chief of the World Heath Organization Global Atlas on Traditional and Complementary Medicine, co-editor of Understanding the Global Spa Industry and Editor of Mental Wellness: Pathways, Evidence, Horizons (2018). He is currently contributing to the Asian Development Bank’s 2020 report on the wellness industry in Asia.