Lori Pbert, PhD

Dr. Pbert is a clinical psychologist and behavioral scientist whose research is geared toward helping individuals make healthy behavior changes to prevent disease and improve their health, with a focus on youth and families.  Her areas of specialty include tobacco and obesity prevention and treatment, managing symptoms and improving quality of life in people with chronic illness, and integrating preventive health strategies into existing clinical practice.  Dr. Pbert is a tenured professor, Associate Chief of the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, and founder and director of the Center for Tobacco Treatment Research and Training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  She is a member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in disease prevention and evidence-based medicine that works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services.

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