University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Vermont Center on Behavior and Health


2015 VCBH Annual Conference

"Behavior Change, Health and Health Disparities"


October 1 - 2, 2015

Burlington Hilton Hotel

Burlington, Vermont


The Vermont Center on Behavior and Health (VCBH) hosts a national, interdisciplinary conference on changing personal behavior patterns (i.e., lifestyle) that increase risk for chronic disease and premature death. Unhealthy behaviors (e.g., tobacco use, physical inactivity/unhealthy food choices, prescription opioid abuse) represent the leading cause of chronic disease and premature deaths in the U.S. and are a major driver behind spiraling health-care costs. Importantly, these risk behaviors are overrepresented among socioeconomically disadvantaged populations and are major contributors to the problem of health disparities.


During the conference, scholars from leading U.S. universities and medical centers share their research and knowledge on how to apply the concepts and methods of behavioral economics and behavioral pharmacology to improve scientific understanding and clinical outcomes with these highly challenging and costly public health problems.

Contact Marissa Wells for more information.


Conference Information

Register for the Conference HERE

Conference Agenda (PDF)

Call for Posters (PDF)

Special room rates available UNTIL AUGUST 31st at the Burlington Hilton Hotel

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2014 Annual Conference Talks Available

View recorded talks from the 2014 VCBH 2nd Annual Conference on Behavior Change, Health and Health Disparities.




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