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Arnold School of Public Health

Current Projects

  • Reducing Sedentary Time using an Innovative mHealth Intervention among Total Knee Replacement Patients (PI: Christine Pellegrini, Ph.D.; Co-I's: Sara Wilcox, Ph.D., Julia Lee, Ph.D.)
    • The purpose of this study is to examine the innovative approach of decreasing sedentary time prior to targeting physical activity in adults after TKR and determine if a remotely-delivered, mHealth sedentary reduction intervention can decrease sedentary time. 
    • Funded by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) (4/1/2020- 1/23/2023)
  • Influence of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Stress and Dietary and Physical Activity Behaviors: A Qualitative Investigation (PI: Pellegrini)   
    • The purpose of this study is to explore current changes in stress and diet and activity behaviors from a social ecological perspective by interviewing 30 participants with overweight/obesity during the COVID-10 pandemic.
    • Funded by the Univeristy of South Carolina Office of Research and Health Sciences  (05/15/20–12/31/20)
  • Phone Coaching as a Rescue Strategy for Early Non-Responders Enrolled in an Internet-Delivered Weight Loss Program (PI: Jessica Unick, PhD [The Miriam Hospital]; Co-I: Christine Pellegrini, PhD)
    • The aim of this study is to compare weight outcomes among early non-responders randomized to Brief phone coaching, Extended phone coaching, and Control over the course of an internet-delivered weight loss intervention in overweight and obese adults.
    • Funded by NIH/NIDDK – R01 DK117843 (9/18/2018 - 6/30/2023)

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