Masterclass on Chronic Disease Self-Management - A How to Workshop

7 Nov 2013

facilitated by Professor Kate Lorig of Stanford University

International expert on lay-led programmes.

Professor Kate Lorig

Kate Lorig is the Director of the Stanford Patient Education Research Center and Professor of Medicine in the Stanford School of Medicine. She has a bachelors degree in nursing from Boston University, and her masters and doctorate of public health (Dr.P.H.) in health education at the University of California, Berkeley. She came to Stanford in 1979 to develop and research an educational program that emphasized self-help skills for people with arthritis. This program became the Arthritis Self-Help Course and was the prototype for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, The Diabetes Self-Management Program, the Positive Self-Management Program for HIV/AIDS, the Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Program, the Building Better Caregiver's Program, Self-Management Program, and others. She has authored several books and many articles about arthritis, chronic disease in general, health education and behavioral science. She travels extensively at the invitation of organizations concerned with patient care and academic research. 

Some additional highlights of Dr. Lorig’s work are:

  • Her community based self-management programs are being delivered through over 500 organizations worldwide including Arthritis Foundation in Ireland 
  • Has worked as consultant and advisor on the roll out of her self-management  programmes in  the UK’s National Health Service and Expert Patient Programme
  • Using a public health approach,  her peer led management of chronic illnesses are the core of her programmes
  • Extensive experience in randomized controlled trials
  • Self- management programmes are now available online. 

Extensive publication record with over 10,000 citations

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