Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine

2013 Edition
| Editors: Marc D. Gellman, J. Rick Turner

Preventive Medicine Research Institute (Ornish)

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1005-9_1281

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Definition

Preventive Medicine Research Institute (PMRI) is a nonprofit research institute located in Sausalito, California, and founded by Dr. Dean Ornish. The mission of PMRI is to conduct scientific research examining the effects of diet and lifestyle choices on health outcomes.

Description

PMRI is a nonprofit research institute that is involved with scientific research studying the effects of diet and lifestyle choices on health and diseases. PMRI was founded by Dr. Dean Ornish, a leading researcher and physician advocating this type of prevention. The mission of PMRI is to conduct scientific research examining the effects of diet and lifestyle choices on health outcomes. In addition to research, another emphasis of PMRI is to educate health professionals and the lay public about the importance of preventive medicine and the benefits of lifestyle changes including diet, exercise, and stress management.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center of Behavioral Cardiovascular Health, Division of General MedicineColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular HealthColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA