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Professor of Allied Health Sciences, University of Connecticut

Dr. Pagoto is a Professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Connecticut. She is also a licensed clinical psychologist and Director of the UConn Center for mHealth and Social Media. She is also the President of the Society of Behavioral Medicine and co-chair of the Indoor Tan-Free Skin Smart Campus Initiative. Her research focuses on leveraging technology in the development and delivery of behavioral interventions targeting diet, physical activity, and cancer prevention behaviors. She has had federal funding for her program of research for 14 consecutive years and has published 187 papers in peer-reviewed journals. She has received several awards for her work including the UMass Medical School Women in Science and Health Achievement Award in 2015, The Obesity Society Pioneer in mHealth/eHealth Award in 2014, Society of Behavioral Medicine Early Career/Young Investigator Award in 2006, and the Western Michigan University Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011. Devoted to science communication she has >23K followers on Twitter and a contributor to US News and World Report, Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, STAT News, Psychology Today, and The Conversation. Her work has been featured in major news outlets including CNN, NPR, NBC News, ABC News, and Good Morning America.



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    Professor of Allied Health Sciences, University of Connecticut