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Dr. Michelle Tollefson is honored to serve as ACLM’s Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors. She is an ACLM Fellow and board certified in lifestyle medicine as well as obstetrics and gynecology. She is on ACLM’s Education and Membership Committee and is the founding co-chair of both the Women’s Health Member Interest Group as well as the Pre-Professional Lifestyle Medicine Education Member Interest Group. For over a decade she has been active in the lifestyle medicine and wellness coaching movements, as one of the first physicians certified in Wellness Coaching. Dr. Tollefson was previously the Medical Director of Women’s Wellness Education for a Colorado health system and in full time clinical practice and now volunteers at a non-profit clinic. As an associate professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver, she developed and oversees the bachelor’s level Lifestyle Medicine major and minor which is the first in the country. Dr. Tollefson has published multiple articles in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine (AJLM), served as the guest editor of AJLM’s conference edition, and is currently the editor-in-chief of the Women’s Health Lifestyle Medicine book that will be released as part of Dr. Rippe’s Lifestyle Medicine book series. She is a breast cancer survivor, inspirational speaker, and advocates for the power of lifestyle medicine in being a component of breast cancer treatment plans. She is on the ACLM Speaker’s Bureau, lectures nationwide on a variety of topics related to lifestyle medicine and women’s health and is passionate about optimizing women’s health across the lifespan.

  • Women’s Health and Lifestyle Medicine

  • Breast Cancer and Lifestyle Medicine (Prevention, Treatment, Survivorship)

  • Lifestyle Medicine Education (including program development, curriculum, strategies)

  • Sexual Health and Lifestyle Medicine

  • Pregnancy and Lifestyle Medicine

  • Menopause and Lifestyle Medicine

  • I have spoken at numerous conferences and events including the annual American College of Lifestyle Medicine conferences and the Lily Conference. I present both in-person and online. I use interactive approaches to teaching that best support adult learning theory. I can incorporate technology such as polling software and other engaging techniques as desired.

  • I am a cancer survivor / warrior and am on a mission to spread the power of healthy lifestyle habits to anyone who will listen! I love lifestyle medicine and empowering others!