Katherine Johnston

Senior Research Fellow, GWI

Katherine Johnston has extensive experience conducting economic and industry competitiveness studies worldwide, including 17 years as a Senior Economist with SRI International. Since 2008, Katherine has pioneered ground-breaking research on the wellness economy, including the first-ever definition and measurement of wellness as a global industry that encompasses eleven component sectors (wellness communities/real estate, mental wellness, physical activity, workplace wellness, wellness tourism, spas, thermal/mineral springs, and others). These studies provide thought-leadership on the trends driving the future of wellness in the economy and their implications for the public and private sectors, along with rigorous data on the industry size and growth trajectory across 200 countries. GWI research has become the leading resource for wellness sector data and insights among media, industry, and governments. It is quoted widely in business, trade, and consumer media and has recently been featured by the New York TimesWall Street JournalThe GuardianFast CompanySkift, National Public Radio, CNBC, and many other leading publications. Previously as a Senior Economist at SRI International, Katherine 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.

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