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HPL Presents at SBM 2022!

Left to right: Umelo Ugwoaba, Vivian Bauman, Andrea Brockmann, Taylor Swanson, Kelsey Arroyo, Chelsea Carpenter HPL graduate students, Umelo Ugwoaba, M.S., Vivian Bauman, M.S., Andrea Brockmann, M.A., Kelsey Arroyo, M.S., and post-doc, Chelsea Carpenter, Ph.D. presented their research at the 2022 annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine! Poster…

Congratulations, Dr. Eastman!

Congratulations to HPL PhD student Abe Eastman, who just successfully defended his dissertation, entitled “Pilot Study of a Rural Adapted Acceptance Based Behavioral Treatment for Obesity.” Fantastic work!…

News Article: Weight loss telehealth intervention as effective as in-person programs

Researchers in our lab published a new study showing that telehealth-based weight loss interventions produce similar weight loss outcomes to those delivered in person! These findings support the continued use of telehealth modalities for intervention delivery. Check out the news article about this study below!  …

Congratulations, Charlayne Scarlett, M.P.H.!

Huge congratulations to Health Promotion Lab grad student Charlayne Scarlett, M.P.H on successfully presenting her exciting first year project examining “The Associations Between Weight Loss, Physical Fitness, and Health-Related Quality of Life During and After a Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention for Obesity” during our department’s Fall Symposium!…

The Health Promotion Lab is on Twitter!

We are excited to share that the Health Promotion Lab now has a Twitter feed! Follow us at to stay up to date and hear more about our projects.

Congratulations, Dr. Dixon!

Congratulations to HPL graduate student Brittney Dixon, who just successfully defended her dissertation, entitled "The Association Between the Built Environment and Intervention-Related Weight Loss Outcomes for Rural Adults with Obesity."

Welcome, Dr. Chelsea Larsen!

We are excited to announce that Dr. Chelsea Larson has joined the Health Promotion Lab as a Postdoctoral Associate! Dr. Larsen received her Bachelors of Education from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and both her MPH and PhD from the University of South Carolina. Her research centers on the utilization of technology for the dissemination of evidence-based behavior change interventions and how different technologies, specifically wearable devices, smartphones, and online networking platforms, can be used to prevent and treat chronic disease. In particular, she is interested in technology-based interventions focused on physical activity promotion and sedentary behavior reduction. Outside of work, Chelsea enjoys eating good food, cuddling with her cats and traveling to as many places as possible.