Study of health promotion and risk reduction interventions using mobile technology and social media to help women approaching age 50 make informed decisions about colorectal cancer screening.
Chronic Illness Self-Management
Research focused on chronic illness self-management among older adult women with particular interest in diabetic African-American caregiving grandmothers; and to develop effective interventions that minimize the adverse effects of caregiving on this population.
Meditation to Improve Health
Identification of the respiratory-psycho-physiological mechanisms of mindfulness as an intervention to improve self-care through symptom awareness among those with COPD.
Study of smoking and related risky health behaviors among operating engineers to provide basis for design of bundled health interventions to promote healthy lifestyles through behavior modification.
Hopelessness in Patients with Heart Disease
Research focused on evaluating the efficacy of a motivational intervention to reduce hopelessness through adherence to physical activity in patients with coronary heart disease.
Study of automated symptoms monitoring interventions designed to help cancer patients assess and self-manage symptoms from home, leading to reduction in symptoms severity, number of symptoms, and overall symptom burden.
Given also studies the effectiveness of an automated medication reminder system for cancer patients treated with oral anti-cancer medications in the home setting.
Diabetes and Cancer
Research focused on self and symptom management of adults with multi-morbidities, specifically patients with cancer and diabetes, to improve quality of life and health-related outcomes.
Obesity Prevention and Nutrition
Obesity Prevention Focusing on Physical Activity and Nutrition
Obesity Prevention and Physical Activity
Physical Activity and Nutrition
Study of exercise and nutrition interventions in chronically ill adults and children to improve body composition, functional performance, symptoms, and metabolic variables.
BMI: Morbidity and Mortality Risks
Cancer Care/Complementary Therapies
Study of complementary therapies as supportive care interventions for cancer patients to lessen symptoms and enhance health-related quality of life, in order to determine which therapies warrant translation to practice as effective symptom management interventions.