Well Being Trust Announces 19th Surgeon General of the United States will serve as a Senior Fellow to focus on the Emotional Well-being in the Nation

February 10, 2018

(OAKLAND, CA) — Well Being Trust today announced that is has named the 19th Surgeon General of the United States, Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., as its first Senior Fellow to serve on its newly formed Advisory Council. In addition to the Senior Fellowship, the Trust is pleased to support Dr. Murthy as he seeks to build an effort to advance Emotional Well-being of all people.

“Having worked with Dr. Murthy on multiple initiatives over the years and observing his leadership on Emotional Well-being and isolation as public health issues, we are thrilled to have his leadership to help codify the evidence base around Emotional Well-being as a precursor for healthy people and healthy communities,” said Tyler Norris, MDiv, Chief Executive, of Well Being Trust.

Over the past year, Well Being Trust has funded Dr. Murthy and team to incubate, a new non-profit agency working on what increases and what depletes personal, family and community well-being. Well Being Trust will continue to serve as the new effort’s seed sponsor and provide strategic support. As part of the Senior Fellowship Dr. Murthy focuses on identifying the organizational practice changes, public policy changes and private sector investments needed to assure the community conditions for intergenerational well-being.

“Making emotional health and well being a priority for our country and the world will require many partners. My special thanks to Tyler Norris and the Well Being Trust for being one of the first to join our cause,” said Dr. Murthy.

To interview Tyler Norris or Dr. Vivek Murthy, please contact Karen Saverino at ksaverino@metgroup.com or 202 464 4605.


Well Being Trust is a national foundation dedicated to advancing the mental, social, and spiritual health of the nation. Created to include participation from organizations across sectors and perspectives, Well Being Trust is committed to innovating and addressing the most critical mental health challenges facing America, and to transforming individual and community wellness. www.wellbeingtrust.org. Twitter: @WellBeingTrust #bewell