Archived Event

Patient Behavior Change: Building Blocks for Success


If only the patient would take the prescribed medication, eat nutritious foods, lose weight, quit smoking – the list is lengthy. Many health problems, including some chronic diseases, result from intractable human behavior. Rather than blame patient non-compliance, however, health care providers have come to recognize behavior change as a complex challenge that involves not just the patient, but also clinicians and communities.


Session 1: Creating Behavior Change: How Clinicians Should Engage Patients

Session 2: Scaling Behavior Change: Community-Based Strategies

Session 3: Sustaining Behavior Change: Making It Effortless


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Sara Bleich, PhD

Professor of Public Health Policy
Harvard Chan School of Public Health

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Angela Fagerlin, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Utah
Research Scientist, Salt Lake City VA Center for Informatics Decision Enhancement and Surveillance (IDEAS)

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Gary D. Foster, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer
Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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Thomas H. Lee, MD, MSc

Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board Co-Chair, NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery; Chief Medical Officer, Press Ganey Associates; Editorial Board, New England Journal of Medicine

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Victor M. Montori, MD

Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic

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Kathryn I. Pollak, PhD

Co-Leader, Cancer Control and Population Sciences Duke Cancer Institute
Duke School of Medicine

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Roy Rosin, MBA

Chief Innovation Officer
Penn Medicine

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Peter A. Ubel,, MD

Associate Director, Health Sector Management, Madge and Denis T. McLawhorn University Professor of Business, Public Policy and Medicine
Duke University

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Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD

Founders President's Distinguished Professor; Vice Chairman Health Policy, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy; Theme Leader for Patient Engagement and Event Chair
Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Leonard Davis Institute; Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School, Pennsylvania; NEJM Catalyst

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Charlene Wong, MD, MSHP Wong, MD, MSHP

Department of Pediatrics, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
Duke University