John Weeks has worked in integrative health and medicine since 1983 as an organizer, writer, consultant, speaker, and executive. He is known to many for his chronicling, honoring, and cajoling on policy and organizational activity in the evolving movement for integrative health, particularly through his Integrator Blog, which he has produced in various forms since 1995, with key contact presently posted at johnweeks-integrator.com/posts. Weeks is editor-in-chief of The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (JACM): Paradigm, Practice and Policy Advancing Integrative Health, the longest standing indexed journal in the field.
Particularly satisfying in his JACM work are collaborations with top researchers globally on special issues that focus attention on priority topics: group-delivered services, whole systems research, integrative oncology, implementation science, and naturopathy. Weeks has consulted with NIH, WHO, PAHO, and the American Hospital Association, as well as with numerous academic, professional, payment, and delivery organizations. He helped found the Integrative Health Policy Consortium and the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health (where he served eight years as executive director) and was on the founding board of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine.
He presently chairs UCLArts and Healing and is on the advisory board for Integrative Medicine for the Underserved and a new institute at Morehouse College. Weeks attended Stanford University for three years, studying history. Four academic institutions have granted him honorary doctorates. In 2014, three integrative consortia collaborated to grant Weeks a Lifetime Achievement Living Tribute Award. His partner in his work and life is integrative physician Jeana Kimball, ND, MPH, with whom he has two grown children. Weeks is particularly proud of having been able to live and work with his family for six of the last 18 years from home offices in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Puerto Rico. He loves paddle boarding and, when waves are available, surfing on it too. His website is johnweeks-integrator.com.