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Save the date! October 6-7, 2016

2016 VCBH Annual Conference

Burlington Hilton Hotel

Burlington, Vermont 


Keynote speaker: Kelly D. Brownell, Ph.D.


Kelly D Brownell, Ph.D., is Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, and is a professor of public policy. He also serves on the board of directors of the Duke Global Health Institute. In 2006 Time magazine listed Brownell among “The World’s 100 Most Influential People” in its special Time 100 issue featuring those “.. whose power, talent or moral example is transforming the world.”


Contact Marissa Wells for more information about the conference.


The Vermont Center on Behavior and Health (VCBH) hosts a national, interdisciplinary conference onchanging personal behavior patterns(i.e., lifestyle) that increase risk for chronic disease and prematuredeath. Unhealthy behaviors (e.g., tobacco use, physical inactivity/unhealthy foodchoices, 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.

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