About

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.

 

Vision

A world without non-communicable disease.

Mission

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.

Background

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.


Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance Advisory Board

Wayne Dysinger, MD, MPH, FACLM, DipABLM

Chair, Advisory Board

Dr. Dysinger is the Chair of the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine and the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. He was previously Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine, Loma Linda University. He is a past President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, is on the board of the American College of Preventive Medicine, and has worked in various capacities with the American Medical Association and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. Dr. Dysinger earned his M.D. degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine (1986), and his MPH from Loma Linda University School of Public Health (1990). He has previously worked in Guam, Atlanta and Dartmouth.


Ravinder Mamtani, MD, MSc, FACPM, FACOEM, FACLM

Vice-Chair, Advisory Board

Dr. Mamtani is a specialist in occupational and general preventive medicine, public health and integrative medicine. Dr. Mamtani is a Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research and Associate Dean for Global and Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q), where he also serves as the Associate Dean of Admissions. Prior to joining WCMC-Q in 2007, Dr. Mamtani was a Professor of Community and Preventive Medicine and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York Medical College. He was also the Medical Director of Occupation Health and Section Chief of Complementary Medicine (Department of Medicine) at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York. Dr. Mamtani serves and has served on many government, hospital, and medical school committees.


N. Margarete Ezinwa, MD, MPH

Medical Director, Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance
Member, Advisory Board

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.


Members of Advisory Board

Angharad Kate Woolley, British Society of Lifestyle Medicine
Ifeoma Monye, Society of Lifestyle Medicine of Nigeria
Jenny Lee, Korean College of Lifestyle Medicine
Shagufta Feroz, Pakistan Association of Lifestyle Medicine
Sheela Nambiar, Indian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
Silvia Lagrotta, Brazilian College of Lifestyle Medicine
Stephen Penman, Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
Susan Benigas, American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Victor Saadia, Mexican Association of Lifestyle Medicine


Agnese Lapsa-Lešinske, BSc (Econ)

Executive Director, LMGA

agnese@lifestylemedicineglobal.org