My research applies psychological theory and behavioral science to public health intervention and healthcare delivery. I study topics such as physical activity, diet, stress, social relationships, and well-being with a focus on processes that sustain behavioral changes. I approach these topics from multiple angles using a diverse set of statistics, methods, theories, and technologies.
Representative projects include: (1) developing dynamic computational models for processes underlying health behavior change; (2) testing theoretically-grounded interventions targeted at lifestyle behaviors; (3) examining principles of effective health communication; and (4) modeling how relationship dynamics shape health beliefs and behavior.
I am interested in many other topics that intersect health/psychology, such as meta-science, reproducibility, philosophy of science, openness, data visualization, mobile tech, and theory development and testing. I contribute to several large interdisciplinary collaborations in these domains.
My research documentation (i.e., code, data, materials, preregistrations) are primarily on the open science framework. My preprint and postprint manuscripts are open access at OSFpreprints. I occasional blog, here.
PhD in Psychology, 2019
University of Minnesota
BA in Psychology and Physics, 2011
Lewis & Clark College
Recent & Upcoming
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