Patient Behavior Change: Building Blocks for Success

April 4, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

3001 Cameron Blvd.

Durham, NC  27705


  • Sara Bleich, PhD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Angie Fagerlin, PhD, University of Utah
  • Gary Foster, PhD, Weight Watchers International, Inc.
  • Thomas Lee, MD, MSc, Press Ganey Associates and NEJM Catalyst
  • Namita Seth Mohta, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and NEJM Catalyst
  • Victor Montori, MD, Mayo Clinic
  • Kathryn Pollak, PhD, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Roy Rosin, MBA, Penn Medicine
  • Peter Ubel, MD, Duke University
  • Charlene Wong, MD, MSHP, Duke University


We are pleased to extend a special invitation for you to be our guest at a live* event produced by NEJM Catalyst and hosted by the Duke Clinical Research Institute and the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy: Patient Behavior Change: Building Blocks for Success. This event, which will be streamed live to an international audience, will feature a phenomenal slate of healthcare leaders and researchers who will share insights on the keys to creating and sustaining behavior change for health.

Event Chair: Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD | University of Pennsylvania | NEJM Catalyst Patient Engagement Theme Leader

“Many patients live in challenging social or economic circumstances and don’t prioritize their future health, clinicians aren’t well-trained to help patients engage in risk reduction behavior, and the healthcare system tends to focus on treating disease and not preventing it. There is much to learn about how to make it easier for patients to engage in healthy behavior at higher rates.”

Event Sessions:

  • Creating Behavior Change: How Clinicians Should Engage Patients
  • Scaling Behavior Change: Community-based Strategies
  • Sustaining Behavior Change: Making It Effortless

NEJM Catalyst, from NEJM Group, is a digital initiative focused on practical innovations in healthcare delivery. NEJM Catalyst produces events hosted by the nation’s leading universities and health systems; commissions monthly surveys of clinicians, clinical leaders, and healthcare executives; and publishes original content every weekday.