Global Wellness Institute
Senior Research Fellow
Katherine Johnston is a Senior Research Fellow at the Global Wellness Institute (GWI). Since 2008, she has conducted pioneering research on the global wellness economy, work that has become the leading resource for wellness sector data and insights among media, industry, and government. Ms. Johnston conducts in-depth analysis of the forces shaping the future of wellness, along with deep-dive research into key industry sub-segments, including: wellness communities/real estate, physical activity, workplace wellness, wellness tourism, spas, and thermal/mineral springs. Previously as a Senior Economist at SRI International, Ms. Johnston led dozens of studies on economic competitiveness, industry cluster and workforce development, economic development program evaluation, and economic impact analysis/modeling—both across the United States and in countries around the world. She holds a B.A. from Sweet Briar College in Virginia and an M.S. from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.