Positive Psychology in Lifestyle Medicine


Passion and purpose are what's driving ACLM Past-president Liana Lianov, MD, MPH, FACLM.  Two years ago, she established within ACLM the Liana Lianov Fund for Happiness Science.  Her initial contribution was doubled through a matching grant campaign. These funds were used, in part, to produce the inaugural Summit on Happiness Science in Health Care, co-sponsored by Dell Medical School and hosted in April 2018 on the University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas.  The by-invitation-only "think tank" event resulted in this groundbreaking paper:  "Positive Psychology in Lifestyle Medicine and Health Care: Strategies for Implementation."  

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Dr. Lianov will soon publish a book on the subject, and efforts are underway to produce an online course and workshop series addressing the vital topic of physician well-being. This, and much more, is being done as part of the Happiness Science and Positive Health Committee and companion member interest group that Dr. Lianov chairs.  

To lean more, contact Liana at positivehealth@lifestylemedicine.org.