New and emerging technologies are driving novel intervention approaches and enhancing
existing interventions. Technology expands the geographic reach of evidence-based
interventions to access underserved populations with programs which promote healthier
lifestyles and can be used to improve the assessment of lifestyle behaviors, including
Current Novel Research Efforts
Use emerging technology to assist with dietary self-monitoring, physical activity
tracking, and provision of social support.
Internet Assisted Obesity Treatment Enhanced by Financial Incentives
Do behavioral weight control program that engages the natural social support system
of participants through the shared use of technology and social media produces better
weight loss outcomes?
Use of mobile phones to promote maternal and child feeding and nutrition in Nepal.
Beets, Michael, Ph.D.
Campbell, Jeffery, Ph.D.
Thrasher, Jim, Ph.D.
Turner-McGrievy, Brie, Ph.D., RD
Weaver, Glenn, Ph.D.
West, Delia, Ph.D.
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Chwyl C, Wright N,
Turner-McGrievy GM, Butryn ML, Forman EM. Remotely Delivered Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention Using an Ad Libitum Plant-Based
Diet: Pilot Acceptability, Feasibility, and Preliminary Results. JMIR Form Res 2022;6(6):e37414. doi: 10.2196/37414 Devine KA, Viola A, Levonyan‐Radloff K, Mackowski N, Bozzini B,
Chandler A, Xu B, Ohman-Strickland P, Mayans S, Farrar-Anton A, Sahler OJZ, Masterson M, Manne
S, Arent SM. Feasibility of FitSurvivor: A technology‐enhanced group‐based fitness intervention
for adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 2020. doi:10.1002/pbc.28530 Harvey J, Krukowski R, Priest J,
West D. Log Often, Lose More: Electronic Dietary Self-Monitoring for Weight Loss. Obesity. 2019; 27(3):380-384. doi:10.1002/oby.22382. Karami A, Dahl AA, Shaw G Jr., Valappil SP,
Turner-McGrievy G, Kharrazi H, Bozorgi P. Analysis of Social Media Discussions on (#)Diet by Blue, Red, and Swing States in
the U.S. Healthcare. 2021; 9(5):518. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9050518 Karami A, Dahl AD,
Turner-McGrievy B, Kharrazi H, Shaw G. Characterizing diabetes, diet, exercise, and obesity comments on Twitter. International Journal of Information Management. 2018; 38(1):1-6. doi:10.1016/j.ijinformggt.2017.08.002. Karami A, Lundy M, Webb F,
Turner-McGrievy GM, McKeever BW, McKeever R. Identifying and Analyzing Health-Related Themes in Disinformation Shared by Conservative and Liberal
Russian Trolls on Twitter . International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. February 2021.
Mandelbaum J, Harrison SE. Unsystematic Tracking of BMI Through Electronic Medical Records Hinders Weight Management
Over the Life Course. Obesity. 2020;28(6):1001-1001. doi:10.1002/oby.22784.
Turner-McGrievy G, Crimarco A, Wilcox S, Boutte AK, Hutto BE, Muth ER, Hoover A. The role of self-efficacy and information processing in weight loss during an mHealth
behavioral intervention. Digital Health. 2020.
Turner-McGrievy G , Hutto B, Bernhart JA, Wilson (2021). Comparison of the Diet ID Platform to the Automated Self-administered 24-hour (ASA24)
Dietary Assessment Tool for Assessment of Dietary Intake . Journal of the American College of Nutrition, doi: 10.1080/07315724.2021.1887775
Turner-McGrievy GM, Yang CH, Monroe C. Pellegrini C, West DS . Is Burden Always Bad? Emerging Low-Burden Approaches to Mobile Dietary Self-monitoring
and the Role Burden Plays with Engagement. technol. behav. Sci, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41347-021-00203-9.
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