Annie Reid, MPH, RDN, a senior research specialist and registered dietician in the Department of Public Health Sciences, and Teace Markwalter, MPH, a research specialist in the Department of Public Health Sciences, highlighted research about the iSIPSmarter NIH-funded trial at the Virginia Public Health Association Annual Conference last fall.
The study led by Public Health Sciences and the Community-Based Health Equity Research Program evaluates the efficacy, reach, and engagement of a technology-based behavioral and health literacy intervention to reduce sugary beverages among rural Appalachian adults. Reid and Markwalter presented two posters: “Understanding engagement and retention of adults in the medically underserved Appalachian region in a digital behavioral health intervention to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage intake” and “Findings from an exploratory, mixed-methods study regarding Biobank participation among adults in Appalachia and surrounding areas.”
Reid works with the lab of Jamie Zoellner, PhD, a professor of public health sciences and registered dietician, located in Christiansburg, V.A. She serves as a program coordinator for the NIH-funded iSIPsmarter trial and the Kids SIPsmartER trial.
Markwalter’s work also focuses on Dr. Zoellner’s Kids SIPsmartER and iSIPsmarter trials, as well as the iREACH project led by Becca Krukowski, PhD, a professor of public health sciences and co-leader of the Community-Based Health Equity Research Program.
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