Stony Brook Preventive Medicine Services is the clinical practice of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Stony Brook School of Medicine and Stony Brook Medicine. We are committed to fulfilling Stony Brook's mission of excellence in patient care, education, research, and community service. We encourage you to browse and review our website, where you will find information about our clinical services and academic programs. Together, our specialized preventive medicine services contribute to the unique range and top quality of health care provided at Stony Brook Medicine.
The Department of Preventive Medicine is an independent department within the School of Medicine at Stony Brook Medicine. It was established when the medical school first opened in 1971 with goals and composition that were well aligned with the school's focus on community service and an interdisciplinary approach to research and teaching with faculty representing the clinical, social, and behavioral sciences, as well as the humanities. With its population health perspective and focus on all aspects of preventing disease and disability, the Department has developed into an important force in establishing links with area-wide agencies such as the two county health departments. Research activities address understanding the multiple determinants of health and illness including social, behavioral, environmental, demographic, occupational, policy, economic, and genetic as well as effective medical and public health interventions.The department applies its expertise toward three major goals: