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. Peter Bastain
Dr. Andrew Mock

Preventive and Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group 2023-2024

President:  Kathryn Halbritter

Vice President: Jedel Butoy

Secretary: Abby Rodriguez 

Treasurer: Brian Fish

Public Health/Community Services Rep: Giovanna Nelson  

Historian: Chetiwe Kapila   

4th Year Rep: CJ Walters

3rd Year Rep: Forest Sheperd

2nd Year Rep: Megan Ervin

1st Year Rep: Emily Novak

Faculty Sponsor: Karen R. Studer, MD

Preventive and Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group Constitution


Obesity Medicine Interest Group 2023-2024

President: Courtney Walters

Vice President: Savannah Hodgkin

Community Service Rep: Nolan Chu

Secretary: Eleanor Hansen

Curriculum Development: Preston Kim

Treasurer: Madeline Carritte

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Peter Bastian 

Obesity Medicine Interest Group Constitution


Clinical Informatics and Analytics Interest Group 2023-2024

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