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Innovations in Healthy Aging Lecture Series | De-Stress Your Environment and Your Life

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Innovations in Healthy Aging Lecture Series

Esther Sternberg, MD, and Robert L. “Rocky” Crocker, MD, will discuss a framework for embedding whole person/integrative health into the built environment, starting with a conversation about how each began to work in the area of integrative health and the built environment. In the course of this conversation, audience members will learn about the importance of lifestyle in health and well-being and the seven core areas of integrative health. The presenters will give examples of each of the seven core areas and will discuss how the built environment can be designed to foster and support each one. Both experts will touch on the importance of integrative health and designing the built environment to support optimal health and resilience post-COVID. Finally, Drs. Sternberg and Crocker will share their views on where the field is going in the future and some practical take-home messages to help audience members incorporate these principles into their everyday lives, to optimize their health and well-being. 

This is a free public lecture. Complimentary parking will be available in lot 2012, adjacent to the Health Sciences Innovation Building.

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Esther Sternberg, MD
Research Director, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine; Founding Director, UArizona Institute on Place, Wellbeing & Performance; Inaugural Andrew Weil Chair for Research in Integrative Medicine; Professor, Medicine & Psychology
University of Arizona

Internationally recognized mind-body science and design and health pioneer, Dr. Esther Sternberg’s research explores health impacts and outcomes from molecules to the built and natural environment. Her discoveries inform integrative medicine and optimized wellbeing across the age span, through lifestyle actions and design. She is associate director for research with Innovations in Healthy Aging; research director at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine; the inaugural Andrew Weil Chair for Research in Integrative Medicine; professor in the Departments of Medicine, Psychology, as well as Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture; and founding director at the UArizona Institute on Place, Well-Being and Performance. 

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Robert L. “Rocky” Crocker, MD
Director, Strategic Clinical Planning and Implementation, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine
University of Arizona

Dr. Crocker joined the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine in 2012. His first task was to open the Integrative Health Center in Phoenix and is instrumental in future health centers. He has been involved in the development of the Integrative health and lifestyle program, has been a key leader for the Integrative Health Coaching Program, and is deeply involved in the IMPACT study for clinical outcomes. Prior to coming to AzCIM, Dr. Crocker was with American Specialty Health (ASH) as its chief medical officer. He was involved in the management and ongoing development of the company's medical management programs and products, as well as oversight of ASH's clinical service operations. 

To request any disability-related accommodations for this event please contact the event coordinator at least three business days prior to the event.
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 5:30pm


Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, Community
University of Arizona Health Sciences


Tucson area
Health Sciences – Tucson
Health Sciences Innovation Building
1670 E. Drachman Street, Tucson, AZ 85721


Danitza Garcia
University of Arizona Health Sciences
Innovations in Healthy Aging