Genevieve Dunton, PhD, MPH
Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences & Psychology; Division Chief for the Division of Health Behavior Research (HBR)
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
Role of Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration in Perceived Stress and Depressive Symptomatology Trends During Pregnancy.
J Immigr Minor Health. 2022 Jun;24(3):561-569. doi: 10.1007/s10903-021-01235-2. Epub 2021 Jul 4. PubMed PMID: 34218341; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8830368.
A chocolate cake or a chocolate vape? Young adults describe their relationship with food and weight in the context of nicotine vaping.
Appetite. 2022 May 5;175:106075. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2022.106075. Epub 2022 May 5. PubMed PMID: 35525332;
Household pesticide exposures and infant gross motor development in the MADRES cohort.
Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2022 Mar;36(2):220-229. doi: 10.1111/ppe.12850. Epub 2021 Dec 29. PubMed PMID: 34964501; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8881403.
Third trimester cortisol is positively associated with gestational weight gain in pregnant women with class one obesity.
Int J Obes (Lond). 2022 Feb;46(2):366-373. doi: 10.1038/s41366-021-01009-8. Epub 2021 Oct 30. PubMed PMID: 34718334; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9012147.
Association of Breastfeeding Duration with 12-Month Postpartum Blood Lipids in a Predominately Lower-Income Hispanic Pregnancy Cohort in Los Angeles.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Mar 4;19(5). doi: 10.3390/ijerph19053008. Epub 2022 Mar 4. PubMed PMID: 35270701; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8910591.
- Ecological Momentary Assessment
- Basic Theory and Strategies in Prevention
- Intervention Research Grant Proposal Development
- Health Behavior Research Methods