At Cleveland Clinic, we have a strong history of leadership in the wellness sphere. We have New York Times best-selling author and wellness authority in Michael Roizen, MD, Emeritus Chief Wellness Officer, and we've established the Department of Wellness and Preventive Medicine, responsible for implementing wide-reaching wellness programs that aggressively advocate healthy living and remove possible barriers to this end.

As one of the world's most respected academic medical centers, we see first hand the consequences of certain preventable conditions and their effects on the healthcare system. Cleveland Clinic's Department of Wellness and Preventive Medicine is comprised of the Center for Integrative Medicine and the Center for Lifestyle Medicine. We are dedicated to helping our patients, our community members, and our employees achieve optimal well-being and a high quality of life. We do this by combining world-class medical care and quality wellness programs to change unhealthy behaviors and to make healthy life choices.



The Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic directs research studies designed to help with the prevention and treatment of lifestyle-related chronic diseases. Current areas of focus include pre-diabetes, overweight and obesity, diabetes, psychosocial stress, and insomnia. Current studies aim to understand the effect of behavioral modification programs or web-based interventions on these disease states.

Clinical research

Current research programs involve randomized clinical trials studying the effect of web-based programs to assist with healthy eating and weight loss, psychosocial stress, and insomnia. We are also involved with research into integrative medical approaches to weight loss.

Researchers interested in:

  1. Partnering with the Cleveland Clinic Department of Wellness & Preventive Medicine, its research experts, or dietary, exercise, yoga and behavioral health instructors on a research project.
  2. Using our facilities (including teaching kitchen, gym, yoga studies, or classrooms) as part of a research collaboration.

Recent publications

  • A way to reverse CAD?
  • Management of Prediabetes through Lifestyle Modification in Overweight and Obese African-American Women: the Fitness, Relaxation, and Eating to Stay Healthy (FRESH) Randomized Controlled Trial.
  • Beliefs about preventive care, individual health, and lifestyle change among low-income African-American women at risk for diabetes.
  • How I do it: the patient who asks about lifestyle choices to prevent heart disease.
  • Yoga in the management of overweight and obesity. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.
  • Major cereal grain fibers and psyllium in relation to cardiovascular health.
  • Docosahexaenoic Acid, Inflammation, and Bacterial Dysbiosis in Relation to Periodontal Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and the Metabolic Syndrome.
  • Mitigating preventable chronic disease: Progress report of the Cleveland Clinic’s Lifestyle 180 program.
  • Framework: illustrating the impact of quit attempts, quit methods, and new smokers on smoking prevalence, years of life saved, medical costs saved, programming costs, cost effectiveness, and return on investment.
  • Wellbeing in the workplace.
  • For Employees

    For Employees

    Employee discounts

    Wellness and Preventive Medicine strives to provide our staff with the services and treatment options you need to improve your overall health and well-being.  Employee discounts are available on select services for employees. Call for more information: 216.448.4325, extension 4.

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