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About Lori Pbert

Dr. Lori Pbert, Ph.D., is Professor of Medicine, Director of the Center for Tobacco Treatment Research and Training, and Associate Chief of the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Pbert’s NIH-funded program of research focuses on the prevention and treatment of tobacco and obesity, integrating health behavior change interventions into routine health care practice and organizations. To this end she works with health care providers to design, implement and evaluate behavior change interventions that are feasible to deliver in real world settings. A particular area of interest is adolescent health risk behavior change in pediatric primary care and school health settings. She is a founding member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Center for Child Health Research Tobacco Consortium, which translates the results of tobacco prevention and treatment research into practice-based interventions for children and adolescents.

Positions

Present Co-Chair, Scientific Council, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Present Co-Director, Asthma Co-Management Program, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Present Associate Chief, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Present Director, Center for Tobacco Treatment Research and Training, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Present Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
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Curriculum Vitae




Honors and Awards

  • Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence in Civility (2011)
  • Awarded Office of Faculty Affairs Tuition Support to attend the AAMC Mid Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar (2010)
  • Women in Science and Health Achievements Award (2007)
  • Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine (2003)
  • Nominated for the Katharine Erskine Award for Women in Medicine and Science (2002)
  • Global Award for “Anti Smoking Kit”, in recognition of outstanding achievement in the Global International Healthcare Communications Competition; developed in conjunction with Keiler & Company, Farmington, Connecticut (2001)
  • Glaxo Young Investigator Award, Society of Behavioral Medicine (2001)


Contact Information

Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655
(508) 856-3515

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