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Webinar on Using Technology to Understand and Promote Physical Activity

Dr. Siobhan Phillips

Dr. Siobhan Phillips

Join the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) for a Methods: Mind the Gap webinar with Dr. Siobhan Phillips. She will provide an overview of how digital health tools can be used to better understand and optimize physical activity promotion interventions. The event takes place Thursday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m.

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 such activity.

Phillips is an associate professor in the department of preventive medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and 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.

Register for the webinar at https://prevention.nih.gov/education-training/methods-mind-gap/using-technology-understand-and-promote-physical-activity-behavior. The webinar will be recorded and available on the ODP website within about a week.

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