Cancer Prevention & Control Program
“Wearables and Apps for Behavior Change
and Weight Control in Adults:
The What, Why, How and Way Forward”
Friday, December 9
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Discovery 1 | Rm. 140
915 Greene Street
Dr. Courtney M. Monroe is an Assistant Professor in the Arnold School of Public Health and Faculty in the Technology Center to Promote Healthy Lifestyles, with an appointment in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior at the University of South Carolina. She earned her doctorate in Kinesiology and Sport Studies from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist. Her research focuses on how to best (1) leverage technologies to effectively promote and measure physical activity, as well as to effectively deliver behavioral weight control in adults and (2) harness the influence of social support for these purposes. Monroe has conducted randomized trials using various technologies as part of multicomponent physical activity and weight control interventions, including the Internet, smartphone apps, and wearables. She has also evaluation the efficacy of innovative, social support strategies for enhancing physical activity and weight loss outcomes.
This presentation is part of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program Colloquium Series. The Colloquium Series is held on the 2nd Friday of the month from 10-11:30 am in Room 140 in Discovery I (915 Greene Street, First Floor). Please note that some dates may be adjusted due to competing activities. The Colloquium Series is open to all USC faculty, staff, and students as well as interested research partners.
About the Cancer Prevention and Control Program Colloquium Series
The Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the University of South Carolina thrives on the interdisciplinary of researchers, staff, students, and collaborators to foster a research environment conducive to conceptualizing, developing, and implementing innovative and impactful research and programmatic activities to address cancer disparities in South Carolina and beyond. In 2012, we initiated the Colloquium Series to serve as a venue to further interdisciplinary exchanges and the promulgation of novel research ideas. The ultimate goal of the Colloquium Series is to enhance our research relationships and promote collaborative efforts building on existing research programs and expanding to encompass new directions. The Colloquium Series features Cancer Prevention and Control Program and other cancer researchers across campus, as well as research partners, sharing their research programs and inviting discussion about opportunities for collaboration. The Colloquium Series is open to anyone who wants to present his/her cancer research ideas and receive constructive feedback. The Colloquium Series includes researchers with a variety of cancer research interests and experiences across the research continuum – from bench to bedside to populations. The topics presented may be cancer type specific, methodological, community-engaged, formative, as well as other conceptualizations of cancer research. The Colloquium Series is an ideal setting for researchers at all levels to interact. The 90-minute format includes a presentation of about 45 minutes by a cancer researcher followed by 45 minutes of discussion. The presentations are informal in that questions may be asked throughout the presentation for clarification or additional information. We believe that engaging in collegial discussions will strengthen our approaches to cancer research and allow us to accomplish more together.
CPCP Colloquium Series
The Colloquium Series is held on the 2nd Friday of the month from 10-11:30 am in Room 140 in Discovery I (915 Greene Street, First Floor). Please note that some dates may be adjusted due to competing activities.
To Learn More or to Present
Contact Julie Houston at or 803.576.5666.