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. Brenda Rea
Dr. Peter Bastain

Preventive and Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group 2022-2023

President:  Kathryn Halbritter

Vice President: Annalise Lang

Secretary: Abby Rodriguez 

Treasurer: Brian Fish

Public Health/Community Services Rep: Giovanna Nelson  

Historian: Chetiwe Kapila   

Preventive & Lifestyle Opportunities Rep: Jedel Butoy  

Community Outreach Rep: Micheala Davis

4th Year Rep: Open

3rd Year Rep: CJ Walters

2nd Year Rep: Open

1st Year Rep: Megan Ervin

Faculty Sponsor: Karen R. Studer, MD

Preventive and Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group Constitution

Clinical Informatics and Analytics Interest Group 2021-2022

President: Jonathan Thomas
Vice President: Lauren Shields 
Treasurer: Justin Herling
Secretary: Pauline Lee
Faculty Liaison: Saharsh Dass
Research Officer: Jonathan Specht 
Promotions Officer: Christina Istrate 
Communications Officer: Mary Safaeipour
Class Representatives: 
2025: TBD
2024: Jonathan Xavier 
2023: Jinsoo Lee 
2022: Sam Bolivar 

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


Obesity Medicine Interest Group 2021-2022

President: Monica Fukuda

Vice President: Robin Denny 

Social Events Coordinator: CJ Walters 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Peter Bastian 

Obesity Medicine Interest Group Constitution