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Students

Alicia Dahl

Alicia A. Dahl, MS

Doctoral Student

Ms. Dahl is a Doctoral student (Ph.D.) in the Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior Department. For her dissertation study she is using a mobile website developed by and sponsored through the TecHealth summer sponsorship program, along with an already existing commercially-available mobile app, to motivate first-time overweight and obese pregnant women to gain a healthy amount of weight during pregnancy. The intervention, Healthy Motivations for Moms-to-be (Healthy MoM2B), will include group-based health behavior challenges for a healthy pregnancy, informational podcasts, and a weight-tracking component.

adahl@email.sc.edu | 803-777-9905

Chelsea Larsen

Chelsea Larsen, MPH, CHES

TecHealth Research Assistant

A Biomedical and Behavioral Interface Training Program (NIH T32) fellow, Ms. Larsen is interested in using technology to help bridge the gap between research and practice, as well as increasing motivation and quality of life.

calarsen@mailbox.sc.edu | 803-777-2702

Melissa Stansbury

Melissa Stansbury, MS, ACSM EP-C  

Doctoral Student

Ms. Stansbury, a student in Health Aspects of Physical Activity, is exploring the interactions between physical, nutritional, and psychological components of wellness on weight management. She is particularly interested in the long-term effects of implementing behavior modification strategies and utilizing technology for healthy lifestyle change.

stansbm@email.sc.edu | 803-777-0510

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