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Academic Program Affiliations
- Master of Science in Nursing Program
- PhD - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- MS - Harvard University
- BS - Cornell University
Awards and Honors
2016 -- Track: A randomized controlled trial of a digital health obesity treatment intervention for medically vulnerable primary care patients Contemporary Clinical Trials. May, 2016 48 12-20
2016 -- Authors response to Questions Regarding Weighing Every Day Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. March, 2016 116(3); 405-6
2016 -- Mobile Health Devices: Will Patients Actually Use Them? Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. January 17, 2016
2015 -- Genetic causal attributions for weight status and weight loss during a behavioral weight gain prevention intervention Genetics in Medicine. August 20, 2015
2015 -- Will obesity treatment reimbursement benefit those at highest risk? American Journal of Medicine. July, 2015 128(7); 670-1
2015 -- Weighing everyday matters: Daily weighing improves weight loss and adoption of weight control behaviors Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. April, 2015 115(4); 511-8
2015 -- Engagement with eHealth self-monitoring in a primary care-based weight management intervention PLoS One. 2015 10(10);
2014 -- Electronic health (eHealth) interventions for weight management among racial/ethnic minority adults: a systematic review Obesity Reviews. October, 2014 15(4); 146-58
2014 -- A "maintain, don't gain" approach to weight management reduces depression among Black women: Results from a randomized controlled trial American Journal of Public Health. September, 2014 104(9); 1766-73
2014 -- Daily selfweighing and adverse psychological outcomes: A randomized-controlled trial American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2014 46(1); 24-29
Grant Funding (Selected)
A Pragmatic Trial of a Digital Health Intervention to Prevent Weight Gain in Primary CareThe National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney DiseasesR18DK10951805/2016 to 05/2021Role: Co-Investigator
This will be a pragmatic, patient-randomized controlled effectiveness trial, randomizing 442 overweight and obese adult community health center patients to a 12-month weight gain prevention intervention or to usual care.
Optimizing a standalone text messaging-based weight loss interventionThe National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney DiseasesR01DK10969601/2017 to 01/2021Role: Co-Investigator
All study participants will receive a core 6-month weight loss texting intervention that includes
tailored behavior change goals, interactive self-monitoring, automated feedback, and skills
training. Using a fractional factorial design, we will randomize participants (n=592) to one of 16
experimental conditions that will test the text messaging components.
From Episodic to Real-Time Care in Diabetes Self-ManagementThe National Institute of Nursing ResearchR15NR01589004/2016 to 03/2019Role: Co-Investigator
The purpose of this proposal is to develop a mobile technology dashboard that is usable on multiple
interfaces (i.e. tablet, smart phone, computer monitor) that will facilitate clinical decision-making of
various chronic illnesses based upon patient generated data.
Using digital health to improve adherence to the DASH diet among women with hypertensionThe National Institutes of Health Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Career Development GrantK12HD04344608/2016 to 07/2018
This career development grant is administered through the Duke University School of Medicine.
The purpose of the BIRCWH is to promote interdisciplinary research that will benefit the health
of women and provide training, mentoring and career guidance for junior faculty advancing to an
independent scientific career. The study in this K12 award aims to leverage a commercial diet
tracking app to improve adherence to dietary guidelines for managing blood pressure among
women with hypertension.
New media obesity treatment in community health centers (Track)The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney DiseasesR01DK09382908/2012 to 07/2017Role: Co-Investigator
This study is testing a digital health weight loss intervention for obese patients with
cardiometabolic morbidities in the community health center setting.
Goals for Reaching Optimum Wellness (GROWell): A Feasibility Study of a Dietary Intervention During Pregnancy to Reduce Risk for Postpartum DepressionDuke University School of Nursing Pilot Grant Program03/2016 to 02/2017Role: Co-Investigator
This study will test a behavioral intervention that utilizes digital health and coaching to improve
diet quality among pregnant women. The findings will inform an R33 grant looking at the effect
of dietary changes on postpartum depression.