Methods: Mind the Gap

Webinar Series

Using Technology To Understand and Promote Physical Activity Behavior

February 20, 2020
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Siobhan Phillips, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine

About the Webinar

Physical activity is consistently associated with improved health and disease outcomes across a wide range of populations. Yet, the majority of the population is insufficiently active. Improvements in technology provide opportunities to better understand the determinants and health outcomes of physical activity and to promote physical activity.

In this presentation, Dr. Siobhan Phillips provides an overview of how digital health tools can be used to better understand and optimize physical activity promotion interventions.  

 

About Siobhan Phillips

Dr. Phillips is an Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and the Director of Physical Activity Promotion at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her interdisciplinary research is focused on understanding the determinants and outcomes of physical activity—designing, testing, and optimizing innovative and effective behavior change interventions—and disseminating and implementing this research to practice with a primary focus on cancer survivors.

Dr. Phillips’ work has been funded by the National Institute on Aging and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Phillips completed her postdoctoral training in the Cancer Prevention Fellowship at NCI, and received a Ph.D. in kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.P.H. from Harvard University.

Last updated on February 21, 2020