Kevin Cloninger



Kevin Cloninger, Ph.D. is a researcher, an educator, and a coach, and currently serves as Executive Director of the Anthropedia Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to promoting health and decreasing rates of lifestyle and stress-related illness through scientific research and education. For the past fifteen years, Dr. Cloninger has overseen the research and development of Anthropedia’s innovative Well-Being Coach Certification Program as well as the foundation’s resources, including the Know Yourself Series, an evidence-based course in well-being designed to help people increase self-understanding, manage stress, and find deeper contentment in their lives. In his work with Anthropedia, he has lectured widely, appeared on TV and radio, and offered many workshops, grand rounds, and trainings on well-being, coaching, healthcare, and education in the United States, Italy, Portugal, Brazil, France, Sweden, and the UK. In addition to his work at Anthropedia, Dr. Cloninger has served as the Director of Coaching at PALM Integrative Health since its opening in 2016.

An award-winning teacher and public speaker, Dr. Cloninger has taught at almost every level of education from grade school to graduate school and served for four years on the executive board of the American Association of Teaching and Curriculum (AATC). In 2015, he was elected President of AATC. In his work with the Center for Well-Being at Washington University and the Anthropedia Institute, Dr. Cloninger continues to publish essays and research articles. Dr. Cloninger’s recent publications include, “The psychobiology of the path to a joyful life: implications for future research and practice.” in The Journal of Positive Psychology, 2019, “Identifying the dominant personality profiles in medical students: implications for their well-being and resilience” (Plos One, 2016), and “Uncovering the complex genetics of human character” in Molecular Psychiatry, 2019. From 2015 to 2020, Dr. Cloninger worked in Sweden on research funded by the European Social Fund and other institutions to study the effects of biopsychosocial approaches to well-being with young adults, medical staff, refugee populations, and the unemployed. 

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