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  • Michele Lanpher Patel

    Michele Lanpher Patel

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, SCRDP/ Heart Disease Prevention

    BioMichele ("Shelley") L. Patel, PhD is a postdoctoral fellow in cardiovascular disease prevention at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. She completed her undergraduate studies at Duke University in 2010, receiving a BA in Psychology and a certificate in Markets & Management. Dr. Patel received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Duke in 2018 and completed her clinical psychology internship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, specializing in behavioral medicine.

    Primary Research Interests:
    -- Conducting and evaluating digital health interventions for obesity
    -- Improving engagement in self-monitoring and other behavioral intervention strategies
    -- Examining the impact of psychosocial factors (e.g., health literacy, stress) on treatment success

    New research: Patel, M. L., Hopkins, C. M., Brooks, T. L., & Bennett, G. G. (2019). Comparing self-monitoring strategies for weight loss in a smartphone app: Randomized controlled trial. JMIR mHealth and uHealth. http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/12209.

  • Dalia Perelman

    Dalia Perelman

    Health Educator, Medicine - Med/Stanford Prevention Research Center

    Current Role at StanfordResearch Dietitian:
    •Implements the nutritional component of research protocols, counsels participants, collects and enters food records, develops nutrition education materials, and develops specialized diets for metabolic studies.
    •Develops protocols and informed consent forms for IRB submission.
    •Collects, compiles, documents, and analyzes clinical research data.
    •Recruits and consents subjects.
    Health Educator:
    •Develops and presents curriculum to educate subjects on study diets.
    •Implements new techniques to increase adherence to study diets.
    •Acts as a liaison between investigators, collaborators, and study participants.

  • Judith Prochaska

    Judith Prochaska

    Professor of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Prochaska's research expertise centers on technology-mediated health behavior change interventions including targets of tobacco, physical activity, and dietary change. Working with Alaska Native and Latino communities, people with serious mental illness, alcohol and drug problems, or heart disease, and jobseekers and the unhoused, Dr. Prochaska’s research combines stage-tailored interventions with pharmacotherapy and utilizes interactive expert system interventions and social media.