Genevieve Fridlund Dunton, PhD, MPH

University of Southern California
Preventive Medicine
1000 S. Fremont Ave
Unit 8, Bldg 5, Rm 5229
Alhambra, CA
USA 91803

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Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Genevieve Dunton, Ph.D, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California. She earned a doctorate in Health Psychology from the University of California, Irvine and a Master of Public Health from the University of Southern California. Dr. Dunton received post-doctoral training in physical activity, nutrition, and cancer prevention from the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program at the National Cancer Institute, where she worked in the Health Promotion Research Branch. The objectives of her research are to understand the etiology of health behaviors related to cancer risk in children and adults, with particular focus on physical activity and nutrition. This work is guided by a social-ecological perspective of behavior change, which takes into account the interplay between environmental, social, and individual variables. Her research considers how policy, community, neighborhood, and school contexts can influence physical activity and diet either independently or through their impact on more proximal social and psychological factors. Dr. Dunton uses real-time data capture strategies such as Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) and Ecological Momentary Intervention (EMI) to investigate and influence activity and healthy eating. Mobile phones or PDA devices provide feedback or elicit responses through electronic texts accompanied by auditory signals that are programmed to occur at predetermined intervals throughout the day. She has authored over 40 peer-reviewed articles in the areas of diet and physical activity. She is currently the Principal Investigator on a 5-year study funded by the American Cancer Society to investigate real-time decision-making processes pertaining to physical activity using EMA. She is also the Principal Investigator on a project funded by the Active Living Research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine the effects of the built environment on children’s physical activity contexts.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

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