Provant held its 4th Client Summit, Build Your Culture of Well-Being, on June 11, 2015. What an exciting line-up of speakers and facilitated client-sharing sessions!
Dee Edington, PhD
Dr. Edington is the founder of the University of Michigan Health Management Research Center and served as director of the Center until 2011. He is also a professor in the Division of Kinesiology and a research scientist in the School of Public Health at the University of Michgian. In addition he is the founder and chairman of Edington Associates, LLC.
Dr. Edington’s teaching and research focus on the relationship between healthy lifestyles, vitality and quality of life, as they benefit both individuals and organizations.
He is specifically interested in how individual health management and worksite wellness activities impact healthcare cost containment, productivity, and human resource development.
Trained in mathematics, kinesiology and biochemistry, Dr. Edington received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Michigan State University and completed his M.S. at Florida State University.
Dr. Edington is the author or co-author of more than 800 articles, presentations, and several books, including Zero Trends: Health as a Serious Economic Strategy.
Sherry Pagoto, PhD
Dr. Sherry Pagoto is an associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is co-founder of the UMass Center for mHealth and Social Media.
A licensed clinical psychologist and expert in behavioral counseling for obesity, Dr. Pagoto received her M.S and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology from Western Michigan University, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago.
Her research is focused on leveraging digital health in the treatment of obesity and cancer prevention. She has published 115 papers on these topics in top journals, including JAMA, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
She has also published a book called, Psychological Comorbidities of Physical Illness.
Client-sharing sessions at Provant's summit focused on building true cultures of health, increasing engagement, personalizing the well-being experience for employees, and incenting behavior change.