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Using Technology to Enhance Your Weight Loss Practice

Aired September 22, 2016

This webinar will help the viewer become familiar with research evidence supporting technology-based weight management counseling; identify technologies that can be used in weight management counseling; understand various technologies that can be used for weight, diet and physical activity self-monitoring in practice; and indentify the pros and cons of different apps and wearable devices that can be used in weight management counseling.


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Deborah Tate, PhD
Professor, Health Behavior and Nutrition
Director, Communication for Health Applications and Interventions (CHAI) Core
Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
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Approved for CPE Level 2 & 1 CPE credit hour by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Activity number: 128807



Deborah Tate, PhD

Deborah Tate is a Professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She directs the UNC HealtheWeight Research Program and the Center for Health Applications and Interventions. Tate has 20 years of clinical and research experience in behavioral weight management through lifestyle intervention, with an emphasis on web and mobile technologies. Tate conducted several of the first randomized trials using the Internet to deliver behavioral treatments for obesity and has continued to conduct a programmatic series of studies to determine which features of digital weight control programs contribute to efficacy. Her research focuses on two main areas: (a) innovative strategies for improving both short and long-term weight loss and (b) the translation of obesity treatment programs using alternatives to clinic-based care involving new technologies. She has been continuously funded in obesity and digital health intervention research by the National Institutes of Health since 2000 and is known internationally for her work in web and mobile interventions. Dr. Tate has published over 90 peer reviewed papers and book chapters and teaches doctoral level courses on developing health behavior interventions and on mHealth.












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