Dr. Georgianna Donadio
Dr. Georgianna Donadio at podium
Dr. Georgianna Donadio
Dr. Donadio

Georgianna Donadio DC, MSc, PhD

Whole Health Pioneer, Scholar, Researcher, Educator, Award Winning Nurse Advocate, Practitioner and Best Selling Author

“As a print and broadcast journalist for over 25 years, it has been my privilege to know, and cover, many remarkable people. Dr. Donadio, however, is in a class by herself. What strikes one immediately is her heart-centered, passionate commitment to the health and well-being of all of humanity.

Her program of Whole Health Education is careful to respect each individual's right to choose, and is a gentle reminder of the magnificent potential that lies within all of us. Optimal health integrates the ancient wisdom of mind, body and spirit with the best of Western technology. It is pioneers like Dr. Donadio who are showing us the way to bring these ideals into practice. She is a role model of respectful caring and compassion for the 21st century.”

Gail Harris
Emmy Award-winning journalist, Executive Producer and
Host of the PBS series “Body & Soul”

The health advocacy work of Dr. Georgianna Donadio has touched the lives of countless individuals, worldwide. For more than three decades, she has been educating the healthcare community, as well as her patients, students, television and radio audiences about how the physical, emotional, nutritional, environmental and spiritual aspects of our lives can produce illness or wellness.

Dr. Donadio’s pioneering work began in 1976 when, after years of working in nursing and within hospital administration, she recognized what was missing in health care to address chronic disease. This awareness motivated her to establish the National Institute of Whole Health, in Boston, Massachusetts.

In the process, Georgianna developed Whole Health Education®, a hospital-tested, Best Practice relationship-centered, patient health education model. Embedded in this model is Behavioral Engagement™, a protocol to facilitate sustainable lifestyle change. Behavioral Engagement is the first known health behavior change model developed, tested and applied in clinical environments.

Dr. Donadio's ground breaking, best selling book, Changing Behavior, brings to the public an easy to learn, proven set of skills for transforming personal and professional relationships through the application of Behavioral Engagement principles to all levels of communication.

Today, NIWH is an international, professionally accredited provider of evidence-based, integrative health-focused continuing education programs for medical, allied health and education providers. The NIWH Whole Health curriculums bridge the gap within conventional medical education with demystified health science courses that include natural, whole health and whole person approaches to health and wellness.

Dr. Donadio’s commitment and passion for nursing and transforming both medical education, as well as patient education, is central to her work with NIWH, her practice and her commitment to teaching. A long-time proponent of the important role nurses play in healthcare, she is one of only six Florence Nightingale scholars in the U.S. and is a sought-after award-winning nurse advocate.

Georgianna is also working to bring Whole Health Education to military spouses through the Department of Defense MyCAA education program for over 3 million military families world
wide. NIWH is an approved education provider for the Department of Defense My CAA programs.

In addition, she is a popular and compelling speaker, author and media presenter whose expertise has been showcased through hundreds of speaking engagements, articles and interviews for TV, radio, print and online media.

For 20 years, she hosted a nationally syndicated television program, Woman to Woman®, dedicated to women’s health and lifestyle issues which reached millions of diverse populations across the country.

Few individuals have the experience and success that Dr. Donadio has in developing methodologies to motivate individuals to transform their health related behaviors. It is these behaviors that are resulting in skyrocketing rates of chronic disease and rising healthcare costs.

Dr. Donadio has been the subject of over 300 TV, radio, magazine or print articles and interviews. Listed below are excerpted samples.

TV, Radio, Magazine, Newsprint and Network Interviews and Programs


Advance for LPNs

Advance for Nurses I

Advance for Nurses II

Advance for Nurses III

AHNA Beginnings


Alternative Medicine I

Alternative Medicine II

Alternative Medicine & Alternative Health

AMA's Health Professions E-Letter

American Nurse


Army Wife Magazine

Average Girl Magazine


Boston Business Journal

Blog Talk Radio Show

Boston Herald

Brett Blumenthal Show

Career Builders Ireland

Channel 7 WHDH Higher Ground

Chiropractic Monthly


Classic Country Life

Clean Eating


CNN News

CN8 The ComCast Network

Conversations LIVE radio with Cyrus Webb

Craig Peterson Show

Daily News—Metro West

Daily Strength

Defense Communities


Diva Toolbox

Doctor's Digest

Earthstar Magazine I

Earthstar Magazine II

Earthstar Magazine III

Earthstar Magazine IV

Experience Life Magazine I

Experience Life Magazine II

Figure Magazine

First Magazine

First for Women Magazine

Flash News

Focus Magazine

Foster's Daily Democrat

Fox 25 News


Good Life Television – Jesse Gruman Show


HealthBeat Chanel 5

Healthcare Review I

Healthcare Review II

Healthcare Review III

Healthcare Review IV

HealthBeat Channel 5 News


Hi International

Holistic Nursing Practice I

Holistic Nursing Practice II

Holistic Nursing Practice III

Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine

Huffington Post

Imagine Magazine

It's Your Health with Lisa Davis


Jordan Rich Radio Show


Ladies’ Home Journal

Leatherneck Magazine




Living Magazine

Many Hands Magazine I

Many Hands Magazine II

Marina Medical

Marine Corps Gazette

Massachusetts Nurses Association

Massachusetts Nurse

Massage Envy

Massage Magazine

MedAd News


Military Medical News

Military Advanced Education

Modern Healthcare



Natural Health Magazine I

Natural Health Magazine II

Natural Health Magazine III

Natural Solutions

Natural Triad

Needham Times

NewLife Magazine

Newsmakers CN8

NewsWise ProfNet


NightBeat with Barry Nolan

Nurse Radio

Nursing Education Perspectives

Nursing Spectrum I

Nursing Spectrum II

Nursing Spectrum III

Nursing Spectrum IV


Oasis TV


Operation Home Front

Organic Baby Style.com

Organized Wisdom

Pitch Engine


Prevention Magazine



Reader's Digest

Reflections on Nursing Leadership

Relax Daily

RN Journal

Rodale Press On-Line

RT Imagine Radiology Magazine

Sacred Pathways Magazine


Self Magazine

Shape Magazine

Sheer Balance Radio

Skinny Thinking Program

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Social Work Today



SPECIAL MEDICAL REPORT: Pessimism, Optimism and Health

Spirit of Change I

Spirit of Change II

Stressfree Living

Teen Daily Strength

The Best of LowCarb Energy

The Boston Channel.com

The Boston Globe I

The Boston Globe II

The Boston Globe III

The Daily News Transcript

The Healthy Living Show

The Nurses Station

Time Warner

Today's Dietitian

Today's Diet & Nutrition Magazine




USA Book News

Vegetarian Times I

Vegetarian Times II



WBAI's Nursing and Health Resources Network

WBZ1030 News Radio



Web Talk Radio

WellBeing Journal

Wellesley Townsman

Wellesley Townsman Online

Westchester Health & Life

Wisdom Magazine I

Wisdom Magazine II

Woman to Woman

Woman's World Magazine I

Woman's World Magazine II

Women's Adventure

Yahoo Associated Content

Yoga Journal

World Wrestling Entertainment