Judd Allen earned his Ph.D. in community psychology from New York University. In addition to serving as president of the Human Resources Institute and Wellness Culture Coaching, Judd serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Health Promotion.
Judd has authored more than 50 books, journal articles, training manuals and software titles. His most recent books are 103 Challenges for Manager-Led Wellness, Leading for Purpose, The Cultural Analysis Toolkit, The Social Climate Toolkit, Kitchen Table Talks for Wellness, Bringing Wellness Home, Wellness Leadership and Healthy Habits, Helpful Friends. He is also the author of the Lifegain Wellness Culture Survey, and the Work Climate Survey. His movie credits include With a Little Help from My Friends, Wellness Mentor Training, Wellness Leadership and Working Well. Judd created the Wellness Connections card game. Judd has also developed online and classroom-style training tools for teaching others about wellness leadership, peer support and household support.
Judd is a regular speaker at national and regional conferences. His lectures, workshops and trainings cover a variety of culture change topics, including peer support, household support, the role of leadership in promoting wellness, how to create supportive cultural environments, and how to create a healthy social climate at work. Judd has assisted several hundred government, business and community organizations in bringing about lasting and positive culture change. He has served as a senior research analyst at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, on the board of directors of the National Wellness Institute and served on the Vermont Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sports. He has also served on the faculties of New York University, Cornell University Medical College, Johnson State College and Nebraska Methodist College.