Preventive Clinical Medicine
Through research, education and clinical excellence, the Section of Preventive Clinical Medicine seeks to incorporate preventive lifestyle medicine with medical risk factor management in the doctor's arsenal for fighting disease. Although chronic diseases affect a variety of organ systems, risk factors across these diseases are similar and include high blood pressure, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, diet and stress.
By bringing together expertise in medical, behavioral and health services, the section aims to take a systems approach to health promotion and disease prevention. A prime example of this form of systems thinking is the Rush University Prevention Center, which has achieved excellence and international recognition in blood pressure management, particularly in resistant hypertension. More recently, the center has integrated lifestyle changes into its focus, and is currently partnering with the Rush Section of Cardiology to develop a comprehensive prevention center at Rush that features the integration of research and practice in both behavioral and medical approaches. The department's new focus will be combining sustained lifestyle changes in conjunction with needed drug therapy, in order to help patients enjoy a better quality of life.
Faculty and Staff
James Calvin, MD, Conjoint Professor
Howard Kravitz, DO, Conjoint Associate Professor
Philip R. Liebson, MD, Conjoint Professor
Shelia A. Dugan, MD, Conjoint Assistant Professor
Judy Luborsky, PhD, Conjoint Associate Professor
Martha Clare Morris, PhD, Conjoint Associate Professor
Claudia Eaton, MS, RN
Amanda Zoccoli, BS