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The most significant footprint our department leaves is through the training of preventive medicine and public health residents. Preventive medicine residencies are focused, 1- or 2-year experiences that develop skills in epidemiology, biostatistics, health promotion, surveillance, global health, clinical preventive services, quality improvement, and much, much more.

Lifestyle Medicine involves the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic approaches, to prevent, treat, and, oftentimes, reverse the lifestyle-related, chronic diseases that are all too prevalent.  Patients at the Emory Family Medicine Clinic can obtain appointments at a dedicated Lifestyle Clinic were scientifically validated, and holistic approaches to the focus areas of nutrition, exercise, and mental health are emphasized. The Emory Preventive Medicine Division, in conjunction with Emory staff, Faculty and Preventive Medicine Residency, have developed a specialized set of services to assist and guide patients who are motivated to make a lifestyle change to improve their health.

The Laboratory for Lifestyle Science conducts research at the juncture of mind-body science, social connection, and health. We want to better understand the biological bases for social connection, to examine how increasing social connection impacts health and well-being, and to rigorously evaluate interventions that impact social connectivity.

Division faculty member, Dr. Jennifer Mascaro, is our primary researcher conducting studies on mind-body science and health. 

Our experienced team leads preventive medicine efforts across the globe. Together, they are influencing the well-being of our community and our world.

Check out the latest stories from the Emory Department of Family and Preventive Medicine Division of Preventive Medicine.

Photo: Emory Preventive Medicine Residents attending the Annual Immunize Georgia Conference held in Atlanta in September 2019

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