Dr. Neal Kaufman – Diabetes and Obesity

by David Lemberg on November 5, 2008

in Diabetes and Obesity, expert systems

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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 . . .

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