I am a Behavioral Scientist/Researcher.
Dorothy Pekmezi, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Pekmezi's research program focuses on promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyle and addresses health disparities related to cancer prevention and control. She uses behavioral theory and innovative technology to enhance the efficacy and reach of her intervention efforts. Her passion for such work stems from her background and training as a licensed clinical psychologist and public health professional and, more specifically, her early clinical work at teaching hospitals with mostly indigent, minority patients. Dr. Pekmezi's current NCI-funded research project (CA233550), titled "Testing scalable, IVR-supported cancer prevention interventions in the rural Alabama Black Belt," combines all three of her research interests (behavioral theory, technology, health disparities) by using tailored, Interactive Voice Response (IVR)-supported physical activity phone counseling to supplement and extend the efforts of community health workers in rural Alabama counties.
|Project Title||Grant Number||Program Director||Publication(s)|
|Testing scalable, IVR-supported cancer prevention interventions in the rural Alabama Black Belt
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