NSF GRFP Honorable Mention 2015
Society of Behavioral Medicine Distinguished Student Travel Scholarship 2016
Society of Behavioral Medicine Innovation Award 2016
Psychology PhD, '18
Drexel Faculty Mentor: Evan Forman, Ph.D.
Stephanie is a current doctoral student in Clinical Psychology from New Jersey. She received her BS from Drexel University in 2013. Her research involves the development and evaluation of technologies to facilitate health behavior changes. More specifically, her master's thesis sought to develop a machine learning algorithm to predict when overweight/obese individuals engage in a dietary lapse. This algorithm has been inserted into a smartphone platform designed to deliver in-the-moment interventions to facilitate weight loss. In the past, she has worked on projects investigating the feasibility and effectiveness of SecondLife and Skype as treatment modalities. She has also been involved in examining the effectiveness of home-based neurocognitive trainings on changing eating behavior. Currently, she is working on her dissertation which seeks to evaluate the possible underlying mechanisms by which delivery of in-the-moment risk alerts could promote weight loss.