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Arnold School of Public Health

  • Dr. Christine Pellegrini and two graduate students

Technology and Behavioral Intervention Lab

Our lab’s goal is to develop effective technology-supported behavioral programs to help adults increase physical activity, decrease sedentary time, improve diet, and lose weight.


UofSC Prevention Research Center wins grant to test phone-based walking program to improve arthritis

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have awarded $1.2 million to Dr. Christine Pellegrini and Dr. Sara Wilcox to lead a three-year special interest project to improve arthritis through a phone-based walking program.


Students Present for the 2021 Summer Program for Research Interns

Anne-Hackett Little and Savannah Scruggs from the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics completed the six week Summer Program for Research Interns within the Technology and Behavioral Intervention Lab.


Congratulations Katherine DeVivo

Katherine was the first place award winner for session 2 of the three-minute thesis competition at Discover UofSC 2021. Her presentation is titled "Exploring the Barriers and Facilitators to Physical Activity in Adults with Overweight and Obesity During the Coronavirus Pandemic" and can be found here. 

Graduate Scholars in Aging 2020 Recipient - Katherine DeVivo

 The Graduate Scholar in Aging Research Awards program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who exemplify the highest standards of scholarship focused on aging. Katherine will use her Graduate Scholar in Aging Award to support her research on examining the agreement between accelerometers used to measure sedentary behavior and physical activity among older adults who have had knee replacement surgery. 

Congratulations Katherine DeVivo

Katherine completed a Master of Public Health in Physical Activity and Public Health, where she was an AFLAC Fellow and received the Outstanding MPH Student Achievement Award.  Katherine will be continuing her studies in the Exercise Science Doctoral Program in Fall 2020. Congratulations Katherine!!

Courtnee Harpine

Congratulations Courtnee Harpine

Courtnee graduated in May 2020 with a degree in Exercise Science.  She received the Outstanding Exercise Science Student Award from the Department of Exercise Science.  Additionally, she received the Outstanding Senior Award and the President's Award.  Congratulations Courtnee!!


Currently Recruiting Participants

Do you Meet Eligibility Criteria? 

  • 40-79 years old
  • Have had a primary unilateral knee replacement within the last year
  • Have an iPhone or Android smartphone that is near you a majority of the day
  • Be willing to download the study smartphone app
  • Spend at least 7 hours/day sitting

If interested, please visit the Technology Interventions to Improve Outcomes After Knee Replacement Website or email for more information. 

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