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General Information

The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) was founded in 2007 at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Harvard Medical School to reduce lifestyle-related death and disease in society through clinician-directed interventions with patients. A non-profit professional education, research, and advocacy organization, the ILM is uniquely positioned to ignite clinician involvement in lifestyle medicine.

The ILM offers the following services:

Additionally, to further our agenda of advocacy in promoting health through lifestyle medicine,
ILM representatives serve on:

  • U.S. National Physical Activity Plan: Healthcare Sector
  • American College of Preventive Medicine’s Lifestyle Medicine Committee
  • Executive Council for ACSM’s Exercise is Medicine™ global initiative
  • ACSM’s Exercise is Medicine™, Chair of Education Committee
  • American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Advisory Board

Leadership & Staff

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Contact Information:

Edward M. Phillips, MD
Director, Institute of Lifestyle Medicine
Joslin Diabetes Center
1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215
+1 (617) 309-2435 |

Mary Alice Hanford
Academic & Research Administrator, Institute of Lifestyle Medicine
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Network
125 Nashua Street, Boston, , MA 02114
+1 (617) 573-7116 |

Cary Wing, Ed.D., FACSM
Social Media Coordinator
804-921-8237 (Cell)