Lifestyle Medicine Program
The Lifestyle Medicine Program provides personalized consultations and group visits for any patient with cancer or a history of cancer who wants to improve their physical fitness, nutrition, quality of life or cancer prognosis.
Meet the Lifestyle Medicine Program's multidisciplinary team of clinicians.
Amy Comander, MD
Director, Lifestyle Medicine Program
Dr. Amy Comander is a breast oncologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. She is Director of Breast Oncology and Cancer Survivorship at the Mass General Cancer Center in Waltham and at Newton Wellesley Hospital. She has a strong interest in cancer survivorship and lifestyle medicine, and she is dedicated to improving the quality of life and outcome of cancer patients through important lifestyle interventions, including exercise, diet, and mind/body interventions. She has completed board certification through the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. She promotes healthy lifestyles for both her active treatment patients as well as those in the survivorship phase of care. She practices what she preaches, having run 13 marathons, including 8 consecutive Boston Marathons for charitable causes, with the goal to develop cancer survivorship and wellness programs at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. In collaboration with Dr Beth Frates, she has launched PAVING the Path to Wellness, a 12 week lifestyle medicine based survivorship program for women with breast cancer. She has co-authored the PAVING the Path to Wellness workbook, which is used by participants in the PAVING program.
Loren N. Winters, ANP-BC, OCN, RYT, AHC
Assistant Director, Lifestyle Medicine Program
Meet Loren (Video)
Loren Winters is an oncology nurse practitioner in the Mass General Center for Breast Cancer. She specializes in cancer survivorship particularly in healthy lifestyle behaviors and the use of integrative therapies for self-care. Loren is also an outdoor sports enthusiast, yoga teacher and an Ayurvedic Health Counselor.
Carol E. Sullivan, MS, RD, CSO, LDN
Lead Nutritionist, Lifestyle Medicine Program
Meet Carol (Video)
Carol is a Registered Dietitian with more than 15 years of experience in the field, including more than a decade practicing as a Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition at Mass General as a Senior Clinical Dietitian. Her pragmatic and individualized approach to nutrition has helped many thrive through the challenges of cancer diagnosis and treatment and the often-confusing time after treatments. She is passionate about helping people feel better through eating healthy food and movement. Carol competed as a collegiate division I athlete and now enjoys yoga and the comradery of group running, having completed 13 marathons including 8 Boston Marathons, countless races and dabbling in the ultra-distance.
Elizabeth (Favulli) Abraham, RN BSN
Oncology Nurse; Group Leader, PAVING the Path for Wellness
Elizabeth has been an oncology nurse for nearly 18 years. Most of her career has been at Massachusetts General Hospital Boston campus. Elizabeth has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient oncology, Yawkey 8 Infusion, and breast research oncology. She enjoys her work as a senior clinical research nurse for the breast oncology program and finds working with novel clinical trials exciting and very rewarding. Her goals aim to help patients improve health and wellness by educating and empowering women. Elizabeth has been recognized as an “MGH 100” award recipient. Outside of work, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with family, fundraising, volunteering and riding for the Pan Mass Challenge, hiking, skiing and playing the piano.
Stephanie Eisenstat, MD
Internist; Group Leader, PAVING the Path for Wellness
Dr Stephanie Eisenstat is a practicing internist, certified coach and physician educator in the Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and specializes in women’s health, chronic disease management and lifestyle medicine.
She received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and her medical degree from University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She completed Internal Medicine residency training at Tufts- New England Medical Center, Boston. She is board certified in Internal Medicine. Dr Eisenstat brings to our program over 30 years of experience as a practicing internist, and as a coach. Over the years, she has helped to design and establish service programs to better support patients facing the challenges due to a range of chronic medical conditions. Since 2004, she has worked to expand the group medical visit model and team care more broadly and is deeply committed to improving quality of life through lifestyle interventions, including nutrition, physical activity, stress reduction and psychological well-being. She joins our Mass General Cancer Center Lifestyle Medicine, PAVING the Path to Wellness team to help patients along their cancer journey to achieve an optimal level of wellness, support, and improved outcomes.
Outside of work, Dr Eisenstat enjoys spending time with her spouse and 3 adult children, road trips, conservation, walking, gardening, and birding. Her grand-dog is a Bernedoodle too, named Oscar.
Dana Haggett, MS, RN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner; Group Leader, PAVING the Path for Wellness
Dana is an oncology nurse practitioner taking care of patients undergoing breast cancer treatment at Mass General Cancer Center. Her work with this patient population started in 2007 when she worked as a clinical research coordinator (CRC) on breast cancer clinical trials at MGH. In her two years as a CRC, she was inspired by the nurses and NPs with whom she worked to return to school to get a second bachelors and masters degree in nursing. She returned to MGH in 2016 and began working with breast cancer patients undergoing radiation before switching to the breast medical oncology team in late 2019. In her free time, Dana enjoys cycling or running to benefit cancer related non-profits and spending time with her mini Bernedoodle, Elton John.
Rachel A. Millstein, PhD, MHS
Meet Dr. Millstein (Video)
Dr. Millstein is an Assistant Professor and clinical health psychologist with the Mass General Behavioral Medicine Program. Her clinical work includes the use of mind-body approaches and evidence-based strategies for managing stress/anxiety, depression, weight, and health conditions. Her research focuses on developing physical activity and diet interventions for disease populations including cancer and prevention. She enjoys running, triathlons, dog walks, and hot yoga.
Clinical Research Assistant/Program Manager
Alisa joined the Cancer Center Supportive Care department as a Clinical Research Assistant/Program Manager in June of 2022. She graduated from Brandeis University with a B.S. in both Biology and Health: Science, Society, and Policy (HSSP) and played for the varsity soccer team. Alisa works with Dr. Annah Abrams to build the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer program that identifies and researches the needs of AYA cancer patients to improve their quality of care. She also works with Dr. Amy Comander for the Lifestyle Medicine program and Lorraine Drapek in sexual health. After her time in the Cancer Center, Alisa plans to pursue a career in medicine.
Hannah Lee, MS
Clinical Research Assistant; Group Leader, PAVING the Path to Wellness
Hannah is a Clinical Research Assistant supporting the Peer Mentoring and PAVING the Path to Wellness programs. In her role, Hannah assists with program coordination and research development and implementation focused on the effect of these programs. Hannah graduated from Brandeis University with a B.A. in Psychology and German Studies in May 2019 and obtained an M.S. in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University in November 2021. Hannah is interested in trauma-informed psychology and resilience, and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in the future. Hannah joined the Mass General Cancer Center in April 2022 after working in law enforcement intelligence for several years, an experience which fostered her passion for supporting trauma survivors. Outside of work, Hannah enjoys walking in nature, crossword puzzles, trying new recipes, and spending time with loved ones.
Supportive Care Services
Our support programs can help patients and their families cope with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis.