Judith T. Moskowitz, Director of the CFAR’s Behavioral, Social, and Implementation Sciences core, was featured in the New York Times for her work on the health outcomes related to positive affect in patients with chronic diseases.
Moskowitz,a professor of medical social sciences, was inspired by observations that people with AIDS and other chronic illnesses lived longer if they demonstrated positive emotions by creating goals. Moskowitz is mentioned as saying the goals were improving patients’ quality of life, enhancing adherence to medication, fostering healthy behaviors, and building personal resources that result in increased social support and more attention to positive occurrences in life. This project was also featured in Northwestern Now.
You may read the New York Times column here.