The New Generation of Healthy People: Mind, Behavior, and Society


Wenli Jen, EdD, EdM

CEO, Integral Prudence Solutions, LLC

CHES 1.0* | ICHWC 1.0 |CDR 1.0

The interdisciplinary work of health promotion is emerging in how delivery, process and progress will be measured in the coming years. In the next 50 years, individuals with increased involvement and technological advances such as social media will continue to shift the dynamics of health-related choices. This session is aimed at addressing the intersection of learning, behavior and societal factors that contribute to one’s health. In doing so, participants can learn how to best design and develop health promotion programs, projects and initiatives with theoretical foundations and implementation strategies.

Presenter Bio(s):

Dr. Wenli Jen is an educational consultant, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and professor. Dr. Jen has served as a consultant for the past 17 years. For 10 years, Dr. Jen directed programs in gang prevention, child abuse prevention, and substance abuse prevention. She has developed several programs for at-risk youth and families, with special considerations for low-income and underrepresented populations. Her focus on prevention programs extends to the initiatives in youth mentorship, youth development and youth leadership. While she continues the work as a consultant, Dr. Jen is also a lecturer at California State University, Dominguez Hills in health science, with emphasis in methods in health education, community organizing and building, and health behavior. She also teaches research design and data analysis in addition to learning in psychology at the University of the West in the Department of Psychology. Additionally, she is a faculty member in business ethics and leadership at California Institute of Advancement Management’s executive MBA program.

Dr. Jen speaks about community collaboration, social justice, education and other related topics in international, national and state conferences. Her expertise in human development, psychology, and education also extends to her work in leadership, strategic planning, program development, and workforce development. Her interests include working with diverse populations in developing strategies to increase motivation, reduce social isolation, promote resiliency and provide alternatives for health and wellness. Dr. Jen is the Chief Executive Officer for the Southern California consulting firm Integral Prudence Solutions and former founder of Open Concept Event Production, an event planning and production company. Dr. Jen holds her doctorate in Educational Leadership from University of Southern California, master’s degree from Harvard University, and B.A. from University of California, Irvine. She continues to serve as the regional co-chair for Harvard Graduate School of Education in addition to the Executive Alumni Advisory Council for UC Irvine School of Education. Currently, she is the President of United Nations Association – Pasadena and serves as a board member for Rosemead Educational Foundation. She has been a committee member in organizations such as the Women’s Political Caucus – LA Metro and PBS SoCal Community Council.

Dr. Jen is a licensed esthetician and credentialed teacher. She has two published stories in the Asian American anthologies, Pho for Life and Miso for Life and was a featured speaker for TEDxPCC and TEDxYouth@CityofIndustry with more than 15 years of public speaking experience. Dr. Jen is also the 2012 Woman of the Year for the 24th Senate District of California, 2013 Woman of the Year for the 49th Assembly District of California and the 2014 Distinguished Alumni in Community Service. In 2015, she received recognition from Beijing University of Technology Department of Economics for her leadership and service to the local and international community. In 2016, she began her appointment for the U.S. Health and Human Services SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services National Advisory Council.