Genevieve Dunton, PhD, MPH
Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences & Psychology, Chief of Division of Health Behavior Research
Health Equity Interests
Applying mobile and wearable technologies to build theories and design interventions promoting physical activity and dietary change.
Genevieve Dunton, PhD, MPH is a Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences and Psychology, and Chief of the Division of Health Behavior Research at the University of Southern California. She earned a doctorate in Health Psychology from the University of California, Irvine and a Master of Public Health from the University of Southern California. Dr. Dunton received post-doctoral training in physical activity, nutrition, and cancer prevention from the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Dunton´s research examines health behaviors related to chronic disease risk in children and adults, with a focus on physical activity and nutrition. Dr. Dunton is the Director of the USC REACH (Real-Time Eating Activity and Children’s Health) lab, whose goals are to develop, test, and apply real-time data capture methodologies and applications, using smartphones and wearable sensors, to better understand the effects of psychological, social, and environmental factors on eating and physical activity. She is the PI on numerous studies funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Cancer Society, author of over 190 peer-reviewed publications, and past Chair of the American Public Health Association Physical Activity Section. Dr. Dunton is also past Chair of the National Physical Activity Plan Public Health Sector Committee and past member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on the Implementation of Physical Activity Surveillance Strategies.
- Social Environment
- Built Environment
- Physical Activity
- Maternal Health
- Dietary Behaviors
- Health Promotion
- Behavior Change
- Health Behavior
- Sedentary Behavior
- Data Sciences
The ILHBN: challenges, opportunities, and solutions from harmonizing data under heterogeneous study designs, target populations, and measurement protocols.
Transl Behav Med. 2023 Jan 20;13(1):7-16. doi: 10.1093/tbm/ibac069. PubMed PMID: 36416389; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9853092.
Assessing basic and higher-level psychological needs satisfied through physical activity.
Front Psychol. 2023;14:1023556. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1023556. Epub 2023 Feb 20. PubMed PMID: 36891201; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9986481.
Sex-specific effects of prenatal organophosphate ester (OPE) metabolite mixtures and adverse infant birth outcomes in the maternal and developmental risks from environmental and social stressors (MADRES) pregnancy cohort.
Environ Res. 2023 Jun 1;226:115703. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2023.115703. Epub 2023 Mar 17. PubMed PMID: 36934865; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC10101931.
Affective Response During Real-world Physical Activity as an Intervention Mediator.
Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2023 May 17;. doi: 10.1249/JES.0000000000000321. Epub 2023 May 17. PubMed PMID: 37195062;
E-cigarette weight and appetite control beliefs and e-cigarette initiation in young adults.
Health Psychol. 2023 Jun 22;. doi: 10.1037/hea0001298. Epub 2023 Jun 22. PubMed PMID: 37347927;
- Ecological Momentary Assessment
- Basic Theory and Strategies in Prevention
- Intervention Research Grant Proposal Development
- Health Behavior Research Methods
- Bachelor in Psychology and Biology
at St. Olaf College
- Master in Social Ecology
at University of California, Irvine
- Master of Public Health in Health Promotion
at University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
- PhD in Psychology and Social Behavior
at University of California, Irvine