Victor J. Strecher


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Vic Strecher, Ph.D., M.P.H., is a professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health and its Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship. For over two decades, Vic has been a leader and visionary in the fields of health and well-being, creating new solutions that operate at the intersection of the science of behavior change and advanced technology.

A noted researcher and successful entrepreneur, Vic has cultivated a passion for connecting academic research to practical applications. In 1998, Vic created Health Media, pioneering web-based “digital health coaching.” The company set a new benchmark for scalable lifestyle and condition management program delivery. Health Media was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2008.
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“What turned heads was the finding from the blood samples. Participants scoring high on the hedonic scale were far more likely to have inflammatory gene expression and decreased expression of genes involved in antibody and antiviral response, whereas participants scoring high on the eudaimonic scale had the opposite pattern of expression. In other words, participants with greater eudaimonia were physiologically healthier. As the researchers state, “Hedonic and eudaimonic well-being were originally distinguished to resolve basic and ancient philosophical questions regarding the best way for humans to live. The present data offer little grounds to prefer one mode of happiness over the other based on affective experience, but they identify a stark contrast at the level of molecular physiology.” But before we assume that Angelina Jolie will live to be 140 and Paris Hilton will explode in a giant ball of pus, we should do what scientists like to do when something as radical as this is found: more research.”
Victor J. Strecher, Life on Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything

“the thing is to find a truth which is true for me, to find the idea for which I can live and die.”
Victor J. Strecher, Life on Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything



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