Arjun Athreya | PhD, MS
Jeannie F. Bailey | PhD
Laura Bellows | PhD, MPH, RDN
outcomes. Specifically, my work focuses on the development of eating habits and physical activity patterns in early childhood audiences. To date my work has utilized innovative approaches in the development, implementation, and evaluation of interventions aimed at preventing childhood obesity in preschool settings and the home environment. My work aims to promote health equity amongst at-risk audiences.
Natalie (Nat) Benda | PhD
safety, and equity of healthcare, with a special focus on consumer and clinical informatics technologies
Research Summary: Natatlie's current work involves using mHealth to address issues, such as: racial disparities in severe maternal morbidity, improving access to scalable mental health treatment for older adults, developing population health surveillance in low-income countries.
Taylor Burke | PhD
Kara Christensen| PhD
Jaih Craddock | PhD
Caroline Dorfman | PhD
Institution: Duke University
Position: Clinical Health Psychologist and Assistant Professor
Research Interest: developing and testing novel behavioral symptom management interventions for underserved oncology populations
Research Summary: Her research focuses on developing and testing novel behavioral symptom management interventions for underserved oncology populations (e.g., adolescent and young adult cancer survivors, cancer survivors with comorbid health conditions). Her goal is to develop interventions to enhance survivors' self-efficacy for managing physical and psychological symptoms. Dr. Dorfman is interested in designing and implementing hybrid interventions that combine in-person sessions with mHealth technology to increase participant engagement and potential for dissemination.
Jeff Epstein | PhD
Shanthini Kasturi | MD, MS
Research Interest: mHealth interventions, patient-reported outcomes, health-related quality of life, chronic disease management
Justin Knox | PhD, MPH, MSc
Rachel Kornfield | PhD
Agatha Lenartowicz | PhD
Research Interest: basic mechanisms and rehabilitative approaches to attention deficits in ADHD
Krista S. Leonard | PhD
Research Summary: My research interests include understanding the psychobehavioral determinants and outcomes of physical activity and sedentary behaviors. I am particularly interested in leveraging the use of mobile health (mHealth) tools to both measure and intervene upon physical activity and sedentary behaviors in an effort to facilitate healthy behavior change for physical and mental health promotion. My interests also include the development/refinement, implementation, and dissemination of behavioral interventions, including adaptive interventions, to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviors in adults as well as during pregnancy and postpartum. My goal is to conduct impactful research related to physical activity and sedentary behaviors and to establish a funded research program to develop and evaluate evidence-based, behavioral interventions to promote healthy movement behaviors in an effort to prevent chronic disease risk and poor mental health.
Yu Kuei (Alex) Lin | MD
Research Summary: My research focuses on identifying factors leading to and prolonging hypoglycemia and devising and evaluating behavioral interventions to optimize hypoglycemia self-management and minimize hypoglycemia. Our research has demonstrated that hypoglycemia continues to be problematic in people with diabetes despite the use of advanced diabetes technologies such as continuous glucose monitoring and automated insulin delivery systems, and behavioral interventions are in need to improve hypoglycemia self-management to further reduce hypoglycemia. I am interested in using mHealth to implement behavioral interventions to optimize hypoglycemia self-management in people with diabetes.
Jessica Lipschitz | PhD
Research Summary: Dr. Lipschitz's research focuses on optimizing and implementing digital behavioral health interventions in the context of routine care as well as use of digital phenotyping methods to inform the practice of precision medicine. Dr. Lipschitz has also worked extensively with the VA on national digital health rollout initiatives and has consulted and conducted research in partnership with industry aimed at improving and implementing digital health solutions for behavioral health.
Kah Poh (Melissa) Loh | MBBCh BAO, MS
Research Interest: Geriatric hematology, digital health, behavioral and supportive care interventions, treatment decision making, end of life care prognostic understanding
Jessica McCurley | PhD, MPH
Laura McGuinn | PhD, MPH
Varun Mishra | PhD
Ethan Moitra | PhD
Heather Nuske | PhD
Temiloluwa Prioleau | PhD
Caroline Silva | PhD
Damon Swift | PhD
Shawana Tabassum | PhD
Institution: The University of Texas at Tyler
Position: Assistant Professor
Research Interest: Microelectromechanical systems, microfluidics, optoelectronics, biosensors, wearables, electronic textile, energy harvesting, and IoT
Research Summary: My research goal is to design and develop novel sensing technologies to better support the management of infections, neurodegenerative disorders, and cancer. Toward this goal, I develop wearable skin patches, smart wound dressings, in vivo optical probes and interface them with cloud for remote monitoring and management.
Mary Ellen Vajravelu | MD, MSHP
Research Summary: My research focuses on prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity and type 2 diabetes as well as the use of mobile health (mHealth) to improve patient care and health outcomes. With the support of an NIH NIDDK K23 Mentored Career Development Award, I am evaluating the impact of an mHealth-based physical activity intervention for adolescents and young adults with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. I also have an interest in the use of large datasets for assessing diabetes- and obesity-related health outcomes in pediatrics.