On May 23, 2017, Kate Lorig, DrPH presented the second 2017 NINR Director’s Lecture on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. In her talk, "Chronic Disease Self-Management—Evidence, Instruments, Translation, and Beyond,” Dr. Lorig discussed the effectiveness of low cost self-management interventions for reducing symptoms and improving quality of life. She also explored the role of self-efficacy as a predictor and moderator of outcomes.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Lorig is a professor emerita at the Stanford School of Medicine. Her research has focused on the development and evaluation of self-management programs in English and Spanish for people with chronic diseases. This work has been supported by NINR, as well as other NIH Institutes, government agencies, and foundations. Dr. Lorig’s programs are delivered in small groups, via mail and the Internet. The interventions are used in more than 30 countries and have been attended by more than one million people.
Dr. Kate Lorig holds a BS in Nursing from Boston University, an MS from the University of California San Francisco, and a Doctorate in Public Health from the University of California Berkeley. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Chile.