The Division of Preventive Medicine serves as the primary
organizational home within the Department
of Family and Preventive Medicine for the group of faculty, residents, students and trainees
engaged in a) research, b) teaching, training and knowledge dissemination,
c) clinical care, and d) community-related efforts that focus on health
promotion and disease prevention and control. These efforts are evidence-based
and occur at several levels-- the individual or family, in clinical
settings, and in the broader community and environment. Examples include:
- Behavior change and health communication initiatives
aimed at individuals in clinical or community settings.
research, both clinical and population-based, focusing on prevention.
- Lifestyle interventions targeting individuals with
conditions caused or exacerbated by behaviors (e.g. obesity, diabetes).
aimed at increasing the quality of health promotion and disease prevention
services in clinical settings. This involves efforts aimed at the
entire system of health care and all personnel & processes involved
- Efforts that encompass
the broader public health perspective, both through organized public
health units and through other entities and processes (e.g. non-governmental
organizations). This includes occupational (worksite) and environmental
health issues and involves efforts to improve policies that impact
health such as community design for active living or promoting healthy
Michael Criqui, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Chief