Tech Tuesday Talks is a monthly seminar series bringing together researchers from
across the USC campus who share 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 to introduce students to
the ongoing research conducted on the USC campus which incorporates technology in
health promotion. All interested faculty and students are invited to attend. The
event is free and open to the public.
Tech Tuesday Talks are presented on the fourth Tuesday of the month in Discovery I Building, Room 140 at noon.Lunch will be available for the first 20 arrivals and you may also bring your own
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Do as I Say, Not as I Did: Lessons Learned from a Text Message Delivered Sedentary
Behavior Reduction Intervention
Chelsea Larsen, MPH, CHES
Doctoral Candidate, Department of Exercise Science
Research Assistant, TecHealth
University of South Carolina
Sedentary behavior is emerging as an independent risk factor for poor health outcomes.
Behavioral interventions using technology hold promise for effectively reducing sedentary
time to mitigate these health risks. Text-messaging is an attractive platform to deliver
sedentary reduction interventions because over 80% of Americans own a smartphone and
people can be reached in the context of where their sedentary behavior occurs. This
presentation will provide preliminary results from a text-message delivered sedentary
behavior reduction intervention, as well as lessons learned from its implementation
which can inform text-delivered health promotion interventions more broadly.