Dr.Kenneth W. Griffin
Dr. Kenneth W. Griffin

The mission of the Division of Prevention and Health Behavior is to promote good health and prevent diseases associated with unhealthy behaviors. It conducts research on health behaviors that contribute to major illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes, and develops programs that encourage children and adults to make healthy lifestyle choices. Issues targeted for study and intervention include smoking, alcohol and drug abuse, obesity, and violence. The Division is also involved in initiatives for promoting healthy eating and physical activity and for improving the general health and well-being of people across the lifespan.

The Division of Prevention and Health Behavior encompasses The Institute for Prevention Research (IPR), which was established by the Medical Center in 1992 to study risk factors and to develop and test behavior-based strategies for health promotion and disease prevention, particularly in the area of substance abuse among adolescents. Learn more about the Institute for Prevention Research.

Contact information:

Kenneth W. Griffin, PhD, MPH
Acting Chief, Division of Prevention and Health Behavior
Professor of Public Health
(646) 962-8051
Fax: 646-962-0284

M. Esther Romero
Research Coordinator
Tel: 646-962-8055
Fax: 646-962-0284

Mailing Address:
Weill Medical College - Department of Public Health
Division of Prevention and Health Behavior
402 East 67th Street, Room LA-009, Box 74
New York, NY 10065