Position title: Associate Professor
I specialize in the development and evaluation of behavioral interactions to promote physical activity in adults with chronic disease. My research program focuses on four lines of research: (1) the integration of technology into physical activity and sedentary behavior interventions for cancer survivorship; (2) observational epidemiology related to physical activity and cancer and other chronic conditions; (3) physical activity in rural populations; and (4) validation of innovative methods of physical activity measurement. My expertise in behavior change trials in cancer populations includes intervention and protocol development, study management, use of wearable technologies, integration patient-generated physical activity data into the electronic health record (EHR), delivery of health coaching, accelerometry, and analysis of clinical trials data. Although my grant-funded projects and many of my publications are cancer-related, my work could easily be applied to diabetes prevention and/or management and I would be enthusiastic about building new collaborations in that area.