Dee Edington, Ph.D., is the Founder and Chairman of Edington Associates, LLC. He is the Founder and Professor of the University of Michigan Health Management Research Center and was the Director of the Center until June 2011. In addition to his research and teaching, Dr. Edington spent 25 years in academic administration.
Trained in mathematics, kinesiology, and biochemistry, Dr. Edington received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Michigan State University and completed his M.S. at Florida State University. He did post doctoral work at the University of Toronto and taught at the University of Massachusetts before coming to Michigan in 1976.
Dr. Edington’s research focuses on the precursors of disease and vitality. His interest is in the relationships between healthy lifestyles, vitality, and quality of life, as they benefit both individuals and organizations. He is specifically interested in how individual health management, worksite wellness activities, and programs within organizations impact health care cost containment, productivity, and human resource development. He is the author or co-author of over 800 articles, presentations, and several books, including:
Dee talks on individual health promotion, organizational environments and cultures, worksite wellness activities and other programs within organizations impact health care cost containment, disability, productivity, and human resource development.