Real World and Road Rules: Bringing Behavior Change Science to the Real World
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
9:00 am – 10:15 am
Gary Bennett, PhD
Vice Provost and Professor
Gary G. Bennett, PhD, is the Bishop-MacDermott Family Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Global Health and Medicine at Duke University. He also serves as Duke's Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education and directs the Duke Global Digital Health Science Center. Gary is the immediate past president of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. His research program designs, tests, and disseminates digital obesity treatments, and he is particularly interested in integrating digital health treatments into primary care settings that serve medically vulnerable patients. Gary has authored more than 125 scientific papers, and his research program has been continuously supported by the National Institutes of Health. His research has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, Time, CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox News, and many other media outlets. Gary also co-founded three digital health startups: Crimson Health Solutions (acquired by Health Dialog), Scale Down (acquired by Anthem). He earned a bachelor's degree at Morehouse College, a PhD in clinical health psychology at Duke University, and completed postdoctoral studies in social epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health.