Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine

The Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine

The Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine (CBPM) is a leading research center in the Lifespan health system. Research scientists and their teams work to discover new and improved health promotion and disease management approach, focusing on the role of human behavior in health and disease. We seek to integrate the social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences through clinical, community, and laboratory-based research.

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    What is Behavioral Medicine?

    Behavioral medicine is "the aggregate of the specific educational, scientific, and professional contributions of the disciplines of psychology, biomedical, and social sciences to the promotion and maintenance of health, the prevention and treatment of illness, the identification of etiologic and diagnostic correlates of health, illness, and related dysfunction, and to the analysis and improvement of the health care system and health policy formation."

    -Joseph Matarazzo, 1982, Oregon Health Sciences University

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