Dr. Neal Kaufman is the Founder of DPS Health; Co-Director of the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities; and Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at the UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health.
Dr. Kaufman founded DPS Health in 2004, after a 26-year career in academic general pediatrics and public health. The weight management division at DPS Health, in association with the University of Pittsburgh, has developed the web-based Virtual Lifestyle Management service. The VLM service draws on cutting-edge technology to enhance efficiency and success of health care provider weight management programs.
In our wide-ranging SCIENCE AND SOCIETY interview, Dr. Kaufman discusses
- How the practice of medicine should extend beyond the medical office to help patients adopt and sustain healthy behaviors
- Patient self-management
- Lifestyle coaching for behavior change
- Transforming an “obesogenic environment”
- Future applications to cardiovascular disease, cancer, and beyond . . .