Development and Testing of Digital Health Approaches to Promote Health Behavior Change
Guest Speaker: Jylana L. Sheats, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Nutrition at Tulane University
Description: Dr. Sheats will provide an overview on how mobile technologies can be used to improve individual obesity and chronic disease-related health behaviors. To complement this work she will also share how technology can be used to identify and assess features of the environment that promote or hinder healthy behaviors. The research presented will specifically focus on two studies conducted in New Orleans, Louisiana with African American adults. Findings from the studies highlight: 1) the development and feasibility of using mobile health technologies to promote healthy behaviors among this population; and 2) the utility of mobile technology-based assessments of the built environment in New Orleans, LA.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Jylana L. Sheats is an Assistant Professor at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine’s Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Science’s Nutrition Section. Over the past decade, a major thrust of her work has been identifying the channels through which psychosocial, community, environmental (built, policy) and contextual factors influence obesity-related behaviors (i.e., eating, physical activity). Prior to Tulane, Dr. Sheats completed a cardiovascular disease prevention post-doctoral research fellowship and subsequent research associate position at the Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Healthy Aging Research and Technology Solutions Lab. Dr. Sheats received her doctoral degree in health behavior from Indiana University School of Public Health-Blooming; Master of Public Health degree from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine; and Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Spelman College.
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This webinar will be eligible for one hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credit and will be archived for future viewing.
Jan 9, 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM CT
SCR CONNECTions is a monthly web conference presented by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region on various topics of interest to health sciences librarians and others. The webinar highlights topics such as NLM databases, subject specific resources and technology topics.
Sessions will be eligible for one hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credit and will be archived for future viewing.