John Weeks is publisher-editor of the Integrator Blog News & Reports (www.theintegratorblog.com) the leading resource for informing stakeholders and professionals in the movement for integrative health and medicine. He also writes regularly for Integrative Practitioner, and Integrative Medicine: A Clinician's Journal. Weeks has worked as writer, speaker, organizer and in various executive capacities in this field for 28 years. He has written for such publications as Medical Economics, Health Forum, and Physician Executive. His work has been cited in such publications as Newsweek, New York Times, Boston Globe and Physician Executive. Sample consulting relationships have included the US National Institutes of Health, World Health Organization Traditional Medicines/CAM 2014-2023 Strategy, American Hospital Association, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Providence Health System, Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner and the National Managed Health Care Congress.
As organizer, Weeks convened the Integrative Medicine Industry Leadership Summits (2000-2002); gathered start-up funding for the Integrated Healthcare Policy Consortium (www.ihpc.info 2001); and directed the National Education Dialogue to Advance Integrated Health Care (2005-2006). He also co-founded the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (www.accahc.org) and served on the founding board of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. He has a passion for promoting whole practice, real-world research. Weeks attended Stanford University for three years, studying history. He has been awarded four honorary doctorates: Bastyr University (1992), National University of Health Sciences (2011), Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (2012) and National College of Natural Medicine(2015). In 2014, three consortia in the field and others combined to present Weeks with a Lifetime Achievement Living Tribute Award at the banquet night of the major scientific meeting in the field. He views as his highest professional accomplishments managing to work from abroad fromCosta Rica/Nicaragua (2002/2005) and Puerto Rico (2012-2015) with his spouse and children.