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John W Travis MD, MPH


John W. Travis, MD, MPH completed his medical degree at Tufts University in 1969, and a preventive medicine residency at Johns Hopkins University in 1973. In 1975, he opened the world’s first wellness center, the Wellness Resource Center in Mill Valley, California. His work attracted national attention, culminating in an appearance on 60 Minutes with Dan Rather in 1979.

In 1979, the Wellness Center was transformed into a non-profit educational corporation dedicated to transforming the medical culture from its focus on doctor-as-unassailable-expert to a partnership with healers. John continues to lecture and give workshops around the world to help professionals develop the techniques and processes pioneered by the Wellness Resource Center staff.

In 1991, John changed the focus of his work to infant wellness and became a co-founder of Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children (, which fosters individual and planetary wellness through changing how babies are born and treated in their early years.