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Tech Tuesday Talks

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 lunch with you. For more information email

Tuesday - October 22 - Noon
915 Greene Street, Discovery 1, Room 140

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.


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