Preventive Medicine Overview

A preventive medicine specialist focuses on the health of individuals and defined populations to protect, promote, and maintain health and well-being as well as to prevent disease, disability, and premature death. A preventive medicine physician may be a specialist in general preventive medicine and public health, occupational medicine or aerospace medicine.1

1 The American Board of Medical Specialties. Guide to Physician Specialties. Evanston, IL: American Board of Medical Specialties; February 2008.

Lifestyle Medicine Overview

According to the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine is the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic intervention—including a whole-food, plant-predominant eating pattern, regular physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances, and positive social connection—as a primary modality, delivered by clinicians trained and certified in this specialty, to prevent, treat, and often reverse chronic disease.

Faculty Advisors

Dr. Karen R. Studer
Dr. Kelsey Cherepuschak
Dr. April Wilson
Dr. Andrew Mock

Preventive and Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group 2024-2025

President: Westney White
Vice President: Ye Eun (Christine) Lee
Secretary: Emily Novak 
Treasurer: Brian Fish 
Historian:  TBD   
Public Health/Community Services Rep: TBD
Preventive & Lifestyle Opportunities Rep: TBD
Community Outreach Rep: TBD
Social Media Coordinator: TBD
Curriculum Rep: Forrest Sheperd
MS4 Rep: Matthew Hutchinson
MS3 Rep: Megan Ervin
MS2 Rep: TBD
MS1 Rep: TBD

Faculty Sponsor: Karen R. Studer, MD

Preventive and Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group Constitution


Obesity Medicine Interest Group

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Peter Bastian 

Obesity Medicine Interest Group Constitution


Clinical Informatics and Analytics Interest Group 

Clinical Informatics and Analytics Interest Group (CIA-IG) Constitution