Founder and Principal
As an innovative physician leader in preventive medicine/public health and internal medicine, Dr. Lianov has advanced the lifestyle medicine movement in the US and internationally. She received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM). Dr. Lianov is the lead author for the 2010 publication in the Journal of the American Medical Association that unveiled the lifestyle medicine core competencies for physicians, recommended by a national blue ribbon panel of health professional organizations. In her roles as past president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) and chair of the Lifestyle Medicine Task Force and the Lifestyle Medicine Competencies Working Group of ACPM, Dr. Lianov spurred awareness about the critical need for lifestyle interventions not only to prevent, but also treat and reverse lifestyle-related diseases. She is the lead faculty for the first of its kind intensive lifestyle medicine curriculum for physicians sponsored by ACPM and ACLM. Dr. Lianov led the development of the Healthier Life Steps program at the American Medical Association, while serving as its Healthy Lifestyles Division Director, and forged initiatives to support physicians in helping their patients build healthy habits. She passionately advocates for healthy lifestyles skills and environments to public and professional audiences through her presentations, publications and digital applications in the US and abroad. She aims to enhance lifestyle medicine outcomes with an emphasis on positive psychology and emotional well-being prescriptions. not only as core mechanisms to support patients in behavior change, but also as independent protective health factors. Dr. Lianov founded HealthType LLC to develop, implement and promote such innovative strategies for advancing the field.