Dr. Herb Giebel is currently working in the Lifestyle Medicine & Wellness Care unit of the Department of Medicine at the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India. Here he is involved with clinical service, research, and training. He has a special interest in whole-person care and using a lifestyle-focused approach not only in prevention but also for disease treatment and reversal in the acute care setting. He believes the greatest success in reversing the epidemic of lifestyle diseases will come when the individual, the community, industry, and government all take responsibility for health-promoting change and when the principles of lifestyle medicine permeate medical education.
Before coming to India he worked in Nigeria with his family for 16 years as a clinician, director of a family medicine residency, and was part of a lifestyle medicine unit which was integrated with the in-patient services as well as having out-patient services.
Dr. Giebel earned his M.D. degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, an M.S. in epidemiology from Wake Forest University, an M.P.H. in health policy & administration from UNC-Chapel Hill, and a diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He is board certified in Lifestyle Medicine, Family Medicine, & Preventive Medicine.