BennettLab at Duke University
The BennettLab is based at Duke University in the Department of Psychology and in the Duke Global Health Institute. We are also affiliated with the Harvard School of Public Health and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Our work is primarily focused on developing strategies to prevent obesity in high risk populations.
Our research program has three major themes: -New media obesity interventions -Social factors and disparities in obesity -Disseminating evidence-based interventions
We conduct both observational (using both original and secondary data) and intervention studies. Most of our ongoing intervention research studies are based in the primary care setting, where efficacious obesity intervention approaches are particularly necessary. Our work is heavily invested in understanding and resolving disparities in obesity. Underlying all of our research is the goal of developing empirically supported solutions that can be used to reduce obesity in the US population.