Brittney Dixon, M.P.H. presents at APHA

Brittney Dixon APHA 2017

Brittney Dixon, M.P.H., a second year Ph.D. student in the Health Promotion Lab, recently presented a poster entitled “Social Support, Weight Control Strategies, and Weight Loss” at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Public Health Association. In this study, she found that the association between social support and weight loss was partially mediated by use of weight control strategies, suggesting that additional social support may benefit weight loss through improved adherence to weight change behaviors.