Lifestyle Medicine
Research Summit

December 4-5, 2019

University Club
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

The Lifestyle Medicine Research Summit will define research priorities in the core areas of lifestyle medicine: nutrition, physical activity, mindfulness/stress/resilience, social relationships, addictions, and sleep.

Participation in this Summit is by invitation. Attendees will review existing knowledge and gaps relating lifestyle behaviors to common chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, many cancers, inflammatory- and immune-related disorders, and other conditions. By convening subject matter experts from an array of disciplines, this 2-day process will outline major research questions related to lifestyle medicine.  See Overview below.


Michael D. Parkinson, MD, MPH, FACPM

Sr Medical Director, Health and Productivity
UPMC Health Plan and WorkPartners
Phone:  412.454.5643

Yoram Vodovotz, PhD

Professor of Surgery, Immunology, Bioengineering, Computational Biology, Clinical and Translational Science, and Communication Science and Disorders

University of Pittsburgh
Phone: 412.647.5609
Direct: 412.648.3758