At Cleveland Clinic, we have a strong history of leadership in the wellness sphere. We have a designated Chief Wellness Officer, New York Times best-selling author and Wellness authority, Dr. Michael Roizen, and we've established a Wellness Institute, 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 Wellness Institute is 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 Wellness Institute, its research experts, or dietary, exercise, yoga and behavioral health instructors on a research project or
  2. Using the Wellness Institute 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

    Go! Well

    Go! Foods in Cleveland Clinic Cafeterias

    When you see this Go! Foods sticker in our cafeterias, that’s your signal for the healthiest options available.

    The Go! logo lets you know you’re choosing nutritious foods that follow these healthy-eating guidelines established by Cleveland Clinic registered dietitians and wellness experts:

    • Less than 4 grams of saturated fat
    • No trans fats
    • Less than 4 grams of added sugars and syrups
    • 100 percent whole grains
    • Minimal sodium

    To view your daily Go! Foods cafeteria menu options online, visit the Food Services page (in the OneClicks on the Intranet homepage). Next, select “Dining/Menus” at the left, then your cafeteria location. (in the OneClicks on the Intranet homepage). Next, select “Dining/Menus” at the left, then your cafeteria location.

    Wellness Institute Employee Discounts

    At Cleveland Clinic's Wellness Institute, we strive to provide you with the services and treatment options you need to improve your overall health and well-being. It is our mission to better your quality of life with employee discounts available on select services for employees and immediate family members. Call for more information 216.448.4325 (HEAL), extension 4.

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