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Wednesday, April 3 • 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Behavior Change Design: Dr. Elizabeth Markle, Open Source Wellness

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Truth, Desire, and Habit: Animating Community as Medicine.  

How often have we heard doctors deliver behavior change instructions (“Eat better! Exercise more! Reduce your stress!”) followed by something like “Good luck with that! I’ll see you in 6 months?”

For our patients who lack access to the boutique ($$) wellness industry, these kinds of “Behavioral Prescriptions” are a prescription to nowhere.

Open Source Wellness (OSW) is the nation’s first “Behavioral Pharmacy:” a democratized delivery system for the universal and trans-diagnostic behaviors and experiences that potentiate human health and wellbeing. The model leverages the power of community to animate a very simple platform: MOVE (physical activity), NOURISH (healthy meals,) CONNECT (social support), and BE (stress reduction). Adaptable to diverse populations, OSW addresses the behaviorally- and socially-mediated conditions that are driving human suffering and astronomical healthcare spending by animating clinical, community, housing, and corporate contexts as platforms for health and wellbeing.
Join us for an experience  (80% direct engagement, 20% keynote on methodology and outcomes) of the OSW Truth, Desire, and Habit human technologies, and leave ready to creatively apply the active ingredients of this model to your work your world!

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Dustin DiTommaso

SVP, Behavior Change Design, Mad*Pow
Dustin is Senior Vice President of Behavior Change Design at Mad*Pow. A designer and researcher, Dustin’s work involves the study and application of behavioral and decision science, motivational psychology, and human-computer interaction to the design of technology-assisted behavior... Read More →

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Dr. Elizabeth Markle

Co-Founder/Executive Director, Open Source Wellness
Elizabeth Markle, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, professor, and chair of Community Mental Health at California Institute of Integral Studies. She is also Founder and Executive Director of Open Source Wellness, a clinical-community integration initiative offering experiential behavioral... Read More →

Wednesday April 3, 2019 2:30pm - 2:55pm EDT
Room 3 40 Edwin H Land Boulevard, Cambridge, MA, USA