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PopFam Seminar: Motivational Interviewing for Getting Healthy


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Please join us for The Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health's Spring 2018 Seminar Series!

We are pleased to present:

David Bell, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Columbia University Medical Center

MIGHTY: Motivational Interviewing for Getting Healthy Today

Monday, April 9th
11:30 am – 12:50 pm
Conference Room B2

The seminar will present a current research pilot study. MIGHTY (Motivational Interviewing for Getting Healthy Today) is an app-assisted research study testing whether a type of health coaching called motivational interviewing (MI) can help young men set and reach their health goals.

David Bell, MD, MPH
David L. Bell, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics (College of Physicians & Surgeons) and in the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health (Mailman School of Public Health) at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Bell is the Medical Director of the Family Planning Program that includes the Young Men's Clinic, a unique adjunct to New York-Presbyterian Hospital's Family Planning Clinic. Since 1999, Dr. Bell has been Medical Director of the Young Men's Clinic. In that capacity, he delivers primary care to adolescent and young adult males and is a strong advocate for the right of young men to have access to high quality and respectful services that address the issues relevant to adolescent and young men, which includes attention to their sexual and reproductive health.

Dr. Bell is active locally, nationally, and internationally. He advises and teaches medical students, residents, and public health students. He lectures and leads workshops nationally on young men's health issues. He served on Mayor Bloomberg's Young Men's Initiative Advisory Board and will serve on Mayor de Blasio’s Sexual Health Education Task Force. He has also served as a consultant for the Federal Office of Population Affairs and the Pan American Health Organization.

Dr. Bell has received several honors, including Castle Connolly's Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, MSNBC's "the Grio's 100", Mentor of the Year; and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Physician of the Year. Dr. Bell has been featured on MTV, BET, CBS, NPR, and National Geographic Taboo.