The Anthropedia Institute: Our Scientific Advisory Board

The Anthropedia Institute is the scientific and educational advisory board of the foundation. The Institute is at the core of the research and development of the foundation. It is comprised of accomplished physicians, psychiatrists, neurologists, educators, psychologists, ecologists, and dancers and experts of movement, and others who focus on the investigation of well-being and health promotion strategies within their respective fields. Members of the Institute provide the concepts and techniques that shape the foundation’s curricula, resources, and training programs. In addition, our Institute members research the efficacy of Anthropedia’s resources in helping people cultivate well-being.

The Institute is led by one of America’s most distinguished psychiatrists, Dr. C. Robert Cloninger, who is Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Genetics, and Director of the Center for Well-Being at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Cloninger has forged an integrative scientific model for understanding well-being that synthesizes thirty years of research and clinical experience, incorporating data from brain imaging, genetics of personality, and longitudinal biopsychosocial studies.


C. Robert Cloninger, M.D.
Director, Anthropedia Institute Wallace Renard Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Psychology and Genetics Director of the Center for Well-Being at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Robert H. Belmaker, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Ben Gurion University, Beersheva, Israel

Dan German Blazer, II, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
J.P. Gibbons Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Professor of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center

Todd Breyfogle, Ph.D.
Director of Seminars, Aspen Institute

Mehmet Dokucu, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Cancer Psychiatry at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University

Sue M. Gouaux, M.S.W.
Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist

Helen Herrman, M.D.
Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and St Vincent’s Mental Health Service, Director of Academic Programs at the Australian International Health Institute, University of Melbourne, Professor in Public Health and Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne, and former Secretary for Publications and member of the Executive Committee of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)

Brian Keady, Ph.D.
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Peter Lewton-Brain, D.O.
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Director of the Association Danse Médicine Recherche of Monaco (ADMR)

Nigel C. Lester, M.D.
Clinical Researcher and Instructor, Center for Well-Being at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Former Associate Clinical Director, Camden and Islington Foundation Trust, London, U.K.

Edward Manier, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and History and Philosophy of Science, University of Notre Dame

Susan Katzman, M.A.
President of the Board of Directors, National Career Academy Coalition

Amy L. Masko, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, English Department, Grand Valley State University

Juan Mezzich, M.D., Ph.D.
Past President of the World Psychiatric Association, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Psychiatric Epidemiology and the International Center for Mental Health at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York

Christy M. Moroye, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations and Curriculum Studies at University of Northern Colorado

Christa Smith, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist Founder and President, Touchstone Health and Wellness

P. Bruce Uhrmacher, Ph.D.
Professor of Education, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver