Janna Stephens, PhD, RN
College of Nursing
Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Obesity
Areas of Expertise: overweight/obesity, technology for weight loss, mHealth, exercise, self-efficacy
My work focuses on the use of technology and personal coaching to help children and young adults live healthier lives through healthy foods and exercise. I focus on self-efficacy for healthy eating as well as social and peer support for healthy eating and exercise. Specific counseling through text message has focused on sugar-sweetened beverages and alcohol, nutrient density of foods etc. I plan to write for NIH funding in these areas.