Bernard Fuemmeler, Ph.D.
MPH Harvard University
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
M.S., Oklahoma State University
B.A., University of New Mexico
Unhealthy lifestyle factors, such as alcohol and tobacco use, poor dietary intake, lack of physical activity, and high body mass index are the leading causes of cancer and chronic disease. The prevention of such diseases will be advanced through a more thorough understanding of the complex determinants of these lifestyle factors and the development of novel interventions that help change individual behavior for the better. Dr. Fuemmeler"s program of research takes a lifespan epidemiologic approach toward understanding the determinants contributing to child and adolescent health behaviors, and ultimately to adult chronic disease, as well as seeks to develop innovative intervention strategies to promote health in children, adolescents and their families.
Dr. Fuemmeler also has strong interests in the use of mobile health (mHealth) for improving patient self-management and adherence and is co-director of the mHealth@duke colloquium series. This is an interdisciplinary group sponsered by the School of Medicine designed to bring together mHealth researchers at Duke and the Durham Community. See our blog for more details