Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine

Discovering and Improving Health Promotion and Disease Management through the Integration of Social, Behavioral, and Biomedical Sciences

Welcome to the Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine (CBPM). We’re a top research center within the Lifespan health system, dedicated to discovering and improving health promotion and disease management through the integration of social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences. Our team of research scientists studies the role of human behavior in health and disease across clinical, community, and laboratory-based research.

 

Meet Our Researchers

 

Our innovative research aims to uncover new insights into pressing health challenges. We develop evidence-based approaches to health promotion and disease management tailored to individuals and communities. Our research is grounded in collaboration, impact, and excellence. We work with Lifespan colleagues, external partners, and stakeholders to ensure meaningful outcomes.

Our Impact

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$100 million

in research funding

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1,000+

articles published

Faculty Spotlight

Karen Jennings Mathis, PhD,  APRN-CNP, PMHNP-BC

Karen Jennings Mathis, PhD, APRN-CNP, PMHNP-BC

Karen Jennings Mathis, PhD, APRN-CNP, PMHNP-BC, is a research scientist who seeks to understand how chronic and acute stress influences eating disorders psychopathology within Black populations with a focus on intersectionality and discrimination.

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Sharon Lee, PhD

Sharon Lee, PhD

Sharon Lee, PhD, is a research scientist whose research centers on biobehavioral mechanisms linking trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with adverse physical health outcomes, with a focus on cardiovascular disease risk.

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Shaquanna Brown, PhD

Shaquanna Brown, PhD

Shaquanna Brown, PhD, is a research scientist whose program of research seeks to understand how childhood adversity influences adolescent risk behavior.

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