The Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance (LMGA) represents the convergence of national Lifestyle Medicine professional associations from around the world, uniting under one banner for the purpose of collaboration, shared knowledge and best practices, and to more compellingly convey the power of the lifestyle medicine story—a story of health, hope and healing for one and all. Lifestyle Medicine leaders of all nations are working together to decrease the global pandemic of non-communicable disease.
A world without non-communicable disease.
LMGA seeks to unite national Lifestyle Medicine medical professional associations from around the world, with the goal of reining in the alarming rise in global obesity and lifestyle-related chronic disease trends. Identifying and eradicating the cause of disease is our mission.
LMGA was initiated by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) in 2015 in response to the increasing need for Lifestyle Medicine solutions in low and middle income countries and for communication and coordination between Lifestyle Medicine medical professional organizations around the world.
LMGA is taking the lead in uniting the national Lifestyle Medicine sister organizations that are now present on virtually every continent, creating cohesiveness, enabling global sharing of best practices and educational resources, leveraging public relations efforts, and developing opportunities for synergistic collaboration. In the knowledge and belief that Lifestyle Medicine offers affordable, sustainable solutions to the global pandemic of non-communicable disease, LMGA is committed to championing the cause around the world.
N. Margarete Ezinwa, MD, MPH
Founding Director, Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance
Dr. Ezinwa received her medical degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, before completing residency training in Family Medicine at Franklin Square, and Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins including fellowships at the World Health Organization, and the National Institute of Health.
Currently, as Assistant Professor at Loma Linda University, she combines her passions for assisting patients in lifestyle change and teaching the next generation of physicians equitable global-local and lifestyle medicine.
She was the founding director of the World Lifestyle Medicine Council (formally Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance). Now serving as Chief Medical Officer she brings her skills and enthusiasm in working towards the eradication of non-communicable disease through global collaboration and partnerships promoting simple sustainable lifestyle change.
Recognized for her expertise in bringing lifestyle medicine to underserved populations Dr. Ezinwa has been invited to speak in over 10 countries, on 5 continents regarding lifestyle medicine, global health, equity and leadership.
Agnese Lapsa-Lešinske, BSc (Econ)
Executive Director, LMGA