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Understanding Barriers: The Role of Culture and Leveraging Technology Applications in Behavioral Health Promotion

  • CUNY SPH 55 West 125th Street Room 717 New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

Room 717 

This presentation will focus on strategies for increasing knowledge of factors associated with health behaviors, particularly physical activity, among African American women. The role of technology applications in potentially augmenting behavioral health promotion among African American women (and other populations) will be explored. 

Marie Aline Sillice, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Addictions Research at Butler Hospital. Dr. Sillice received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Rhode Island. Her research is focused on improving intervention and prevention programs that address the reciprocal relationship between individual, social, and environmental factors in health disparity among minority populations, particularly African American women. Dr. Sillice is also interested in cultural relevant approaches as well as novel technology to augment participant engagement and outcome. She was recently awarded a K23 grant to develop a mobile phone intervention to promote physical activity among African American women.