Physical Activity; behavior change; health promotion
Dr. Gregory J. Norman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego and a researcher at the Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). Dr. Norman’s research focuses on health promotion and disease prevention related to physical activity and dietary behavior change. He is actively involved in the development and evaluation of evidence-based health interventions using interactive mobile and web technologies. He is a Co-Investigator on a number of studies evaluating intervention programs for reducing obesity in adults and children. He has co-authored over 70 peer reviewed publications in the areas of intervention evaluation, measurement development, and testing health behavior change theory. Dr. Norman is the Statistical Editor of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and the Associate Director of the Exercise and Physical Activity Resource Center (EPARC) at UCSD. His research is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.