Meet Our Team

Michael Diefenbach, MD

Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM)

Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Urology and Psychiatry at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Associate Director of the Institute for Health System Science at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research at Northwell Health. His research focuses on developing theory informed and evidence-based approaches to improve patient care, increase treatment decision making, and reduce health care disparities.  As president of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) he founded the working group on Climate Change and Behavioral Medicine and published the results in a special section in Translational Behavioral Medicine entitled “Climate change and behavior: considerations for the behavioral medicine community and a call to action.”  He co-leads the Climate and Health SIG of SBM, is a contributor to the Lancet countdown US Brief on Climate Change and serves as the Education and Communication Chair of the Health Care Sustainability Group within Northwell Health.