The Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine was founded in 1983 by Judith K. Ockene, PhD, MEd, MA. It is supported by NIH grants, foundation grants, funding from voluntary organizations and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health; revenue from clinical services and educational programs; and funding from the Department of Medicine and the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Message from the Chief
We are working in exciting and challenging times. Exciting, given the rapid pace by which science and technology are advancing and the new ideas of our faculty and staff are evolving. Challenging, given that less funding is available and there is strong competition for it. As a division we embrace a shared vision: “Healthy behaviors, healthy people and healthy communities” and understand that strong partnerships, creativity, diversification and flexibility are needed.
News and Announcements
Yunsheng Ma, MD, PhD, and Barbara Olendzki, RD, MPH, publish a study that shows simple dietary changes can lead to modest weight loss (Nutrition)
Barbara Olendzki, MPH, RD, LDN, explore how novel diet eases inflammatory bowel disease (UmassMedNow)
Stephenie Lemon, PhD, collaborates with other researchers to reduce disparities in breast cancer care (UmassMedNow)
Center for Tobacco Treatment Research &Training awarded $1 million to bring training and research programs to Massachusetts communities (UmassMedNow)
Spring 2018 Training
Tackling the Opioid Crisis in Worcester
Time: 2pm - 3pm
Summer 2018 Training