David S. SobelMD, MPH
David S. Sobel, M.D., M.P.H. is Medical Director of Patient Education and Health Promotion for The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. and Kaiser Permanente Northern California which serves over 3 million members. He practices adult primary care medicine at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices in San Jose.
Dr. Sobel completed a Bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Michigan. He then received his medical training at the University of California San Francisco with a medical internship at Presbyterian Hospital-Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. He also completed a Masters degree in Public Health and a residency program in General Preventive Medicine at the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.
His research and teaching interests include medical self care, patient education, preventive medicine, behavioral medicine and psychosocial factors in health. He is coauthor of seven books including: Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, The Healing Brain, Healthy Pleasures, Mind&Body Health Handbook (also published under the title The Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Handbook), and What’s the Catch How to Avoid Getting Hooked and Manipulated.