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August 27 Tech Tuesday Talk features Chih-Hsiang "Jason" Yang

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Tuesday - August 27 - Noon
915 Greene Street, Discovery 1, Room 140

Using Ambulatory Assessment to Understand IntraIndividual, Interpersonal, and Contextual Factors in Health Behaviors

Chih-Hsiang "Jason" Yang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health

Smartphone-based ecological momentary assessment (EMA) and wearable monitors, such as those which track physical activity, allow capture of real-time dynamic health behavior data. Novel modeling approaches can be utilized for analyzing these intensive longitudinal data which can inform both assessment and intervention methods. Several on-going projects will be discussed to elucidate how EMA methods can explore different levels of health behavior determinants from a social-ecological perspective.

Dr. Chih-Hsiang “Jason” Yang is Assistant Professor of Exercise Science in the Arnold School of Public Health and a new faculty member in the TecHealth Center. He received his Ph.D. in Kinesiology at Penn State University with a focus on psychology of physical activity and recently completed a postdoctoral research fellow working in the Real-Time Eating Activity and Children's Health Laboratory at the University of Southern California. Dr. Yang has research interests in utilizing EMA to understand the dynamics of health behavior change in naturalistic settings, including data capture methods and statistical analysis approaches. Join us in welcoming a new faculty member and colleague who brings deep expertise in this exciting technology-driven methodology.

The event is free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.

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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