Methods: Mind the Gap webinar—Using Technology To Understand and Promote Physical Activity Behavior

Event Date: 
February 20, 2020, 1 pm to 2 pm

Upcoming Methods: Mind the Gap webinar—Using Technology To Understand and Promote Physical Activity Behavior

Presented by:

Siobhan Phillips, Ph.D., M.P.H

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Thursday, February 20, 2020, 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. ET


Registration is required: 


Physical activity is consistently associated with improved health and disease outcomes across a wide range of populations. Yet, the majority of the population is insufficiently active. Improvements in technology provide opportunities to better understand the determinants and health outcomes of physical activity and to promote physical activity.

In this presentation, Dr. Siobhan Phillips will provide an overview of how digital health tools can be used to better understand and optimize physical activity promotion interventions. 

Dr. Phillips is an Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and the Director of Physical Activity Promotion at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her interdisciplinary research is focused on understanding the determinants and outcomes of physical activity—designing, testing, and optimizing innovative and effective behavior change interventions— and disseminating and implementing this research to practice with a primary focus on cancer survivors.

Dr. Phillips’ work has been funded by the National Institute on Aging and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Phillips completed her postdoctoral training in the Cancer Prevention Fellowship at NCI, and received a Ph.D. in kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.P.H. from Harvard University.

Can’t be there? A recording of this webinar will be available approximately 1 week after the session.

This event is open to the public and there will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation. Please feel free to share this information widely. For more information, please contact us at

If you have registration or technical issues with the webinar or you need a sign language interpreter and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Marie Rienzo at 301-827-6022,, or through the Federal Relay Number at 800-877-8339.