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Research Abstracts

ACLM showcases Research Poster Abstracts as part of its annual conference, with the inaugural poster selections having been made in 2014. The Research Review Committee reviews all abstracts, with selections based on scientific merit, through the lens of the criteria provided in the submission guidelines.

Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts for a poster presentation in all major areas of lifestyle medicine, defined as “the use of lifestyle interventions in the treatment and management of disease.”

Click to review 2014 American College of Lifestyle Medicine Research Abstracts.pdf


Voluntary Smoke-Free Outdoor Dining Policies: Best Practices and Barriers/Challenges to Adoption and Implementation 
By: James Jo, DrPH, Project Director 
Riverside County Department of Public Health 

Results of a Free Community Lifestyle Program
By: David Drozek, MO, Asst. Professor of Surgery 
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Lifestyle Pattern of Medical Students in South India
By: Ronald Carey, MD. Physician 
Christian Medical College, Vellore 

Healthy University: Lifestyle Practices Among River Plate Adventist University Students in Argentine, 2012 
By: Neal Christopher, MD., Medical Student 
River Plate Adventist University 

Family Beginnings/Eskenazi Health. Frustrated, Depressed, Devastated Trainees: Academic Medical Centers Fail to Provide Adequate Workplace Breastfeeding Support
By: Kinga Szucs, MD., Professor of Clinical Pediatrics 
Indiana University School of Medicine 


Walk with a Doc: Moving Medicine Forward One Step at a Time
By: Jonathan Bonnet, MD., Resident Physician 
Duke University Health System 

Physical Activity Counseling in Medical School Education: A Systematic Review
By: Rani Polak, MD., Research Fellow in Lifestyle Medicine 
Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical Center 

Concept and Feasibility of a Nutrition Education Program: “Learn One, Cook One, Eat One”
By: Robert Graham, MD, MPH., Associate Program Director 
NSLIJ-Lenox Hill Hospital 

A Theory-informed Lifestyle Medicine Curriculum for Patients and Providers
By: Rachel Kornrich, MD., Preventive Medicine Resident 
Emory University 

The Integration of Lifestyle Medicine Curricula into Undergraduate Medical Education: Design and Implementation
By: Rachele Pojednic, PhD., Research Fellow 
Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, Joslin Diabetes Center 

Leading Healthy Lives-Lifestyle Medicine Teaching for Medical Students.
By: Lilach Malatskey, MD., Family Doctor & Chairman 
Israeli Society of Lifestyle Medicine
Bar Iian University Faculty of Medicine, Galilee, Israel 

Establishing an Academic Lifestyle Medicine Practice Guided by Organizational Theory
By: Toyosi Morgan, MD, MPH, MBA 
Preventive Medicine Program Director 
Emory University 

Public Health Nurses Promoting Healthy Lifestyles (PHeeL-PhiNe) Empowerment Course – 18 Month Follow-up 
By: Rani Polak, MD, MBA, Research Fellow in Lifestyle Medicine 
Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, PM & R Department, Joslin Diabetes 
Harvard Medical School 

Needs Assessment for an Integrative Medicine Curriculum in Primary Care Residency Program
By: Brenda Rae, MD, DrPH, Resident Physician 
Loma Linda University

Training Teachers as Lifestyle Coaches 
By: Samuel Hansdak, MD, Professor 
Christian Medical College, Vellore 

Lifestyle/Lifestyle Treatment

Psychological Mood State and Biochemical Balance are Improved with Modest Lifestyle Interventions
By: Shawn Talbott, PhD, Chief Science Officer 

Impact of a Lifestyle Education Program on the Quality of Life of Brazilian Female Adults
By: Luiz Sella, MD, Medical Director 


Yoga and Meditation Intervention Improves Residents’ Stress and Maladaptive Coping Skills: a Pilot Study
By: Robert Graham, MD, MPH, Director of Integrative Health 
Lenox Hill Hospital 


Plant-based Diets hold Promise for Treatment of Diabetic Neuropathy
By: Elizabeth Morris, MD, Family Medicine PGY-1 
Greenville Health System 

Physical Activity/Exercise

The Effect of a Seven Week Exercise Program for Teenagers 
By: Andrew Bartlett, PhD, Assistant Professor 
Nazareth College 

Risk factors associated with sedentary activity in adults with chronic stroke
By: Ryan Bailey, MSOT, Doctoral Candidate in Movement Science 
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis 


Lifestyle Medicine and Interprofessional Teams: Establishing Best Practice Standards
By: Donna Mann, OTD, Assistant Professor 
Eastern Washington University 


Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Problems in Patients with Lifestyle Illness
By: Lisa Page, PsyD, Health Psychologist 
Center for Behavioral Medicine and Sports Psychology