About the Conferences

Personal behavior patterns (i.e., lifestyle) increase risk for chronic disease and premature death. Unhealthy behaviors (e.g., physical inactivity/unhealthy food choices, tobacco use, prescription opioid abuse) represent the leading cause of chronic disease and premature deaths in the U.S. and are a major driver behind spiraling healthcare costs. These risk behaviors are overrepresented among socioeconomically disadvantaged populations and are major contributors to the problem of health disparities.  

During the VCBH Conference, scholars from leading universities and medical centers will share their research and knowledge on how to apply the concepts and methods of behavioral economics to improve scientific understanding and clinical outcomes with these highly challenging and costly public health problems. 

The Hilton Hotel 

Situated on the waterfront, Hilton Burlington offers expansive views of the scenic Lake Champlain and the picturesque Adirondacks. With itsconvenient location, on-site amenities and substantial event space, the hotel has something for everyone. Explore the area’s many attractions and activities including a scenic lake cruise on The Spirit of Ethan Allen. The hotel is two blocks from the historic Church Street Marketplace.

Contact Marissa Wells for more information about the conference.