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Tech Tuesday Talks Return on September 25


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 Tuesday - September 25 - Noon
915 Greene Street, Discovery 1, Room 140

Exploring Objective Measures of Physical Activity among Combat Veterans and PTSD Symptom Severity

Speaker:  Danny Sauceda, MS

Clinical Instructor of Exercise Science in the Arnold School of Public Health with research interests in lifestyle interventions using objective measures of physical activity and in the relationships between physical activity and mental health, especially among veterans

Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are less likely to meet daily recommended physical activity levels and have lower levels of fitness than national samples, despite indications that physical activity may be an effective treatment approach to improve physical and mental wellbeing. Mr. Sauceda describes his research examining objectively monitored physical activity and PTSD symptom severity, using wearable monitors, among veterans with PTSD. His research highlights the feasibility of using such technology to provide useful direction for staging future study interventions aiming to increase activity level and/or mental wellness.

Tech Tuesday Talks is a free, monthly seminar series bringing together researchers from across the USC campus who share an interest in technology-assisted health promotion and disease prevention interventions and research.  The series presents a forum to learn about one another’s work, spark collaborations, as well as introduce students to the ongoing research conducted on the USC campus which incorporates technology in health promotion.  All interested faculty, staff, students and the general public are invited to attend.  Tech Tuesday Talks are presented on the fourth Tuesday of the month in Discovery I Building, Room 140 at noon.  To learn more, visit  or contact

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