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Dori Steinberg

Research Scholar
Duke Global Health Institute

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Dori Steinberg


My work focuses on obesity prevention and treatment with particular emphasis on using technology to examine simple, sustainable behaviors for weight control. My dissertation examined an intervention that focused on daily self-weighing as a simple self-monitoring strategy for weight loss using e-scales that sent participant weights to a website. The intervention was found to be more effective than I expected and I hope to build on this work by examining the effectiveness with different populations in different settings.



Title Number Level Semester Requirements Fulfilled
Global Nutrition: Over and Under Nutrition in Developing Countries

Discusses the nutrition problems of developing countries. Reviews epidemiological, biological, and behavioral consequences of both overnutrition (e.g., obesity) and undernutrition (e.g., malnutrition). Emphasizes infectious disease (HIV, TB, malaria, diarrhea) of children and perinatal outcomes (e.g., fetal loss, low birth weight, HIV transmission, pre-eclampsia) of women and children. Strong focus on ethical and political issues relevant to the formulation of nutrition policy and programs in developing countries. Course is designed for graduate students or advanced undergraduates.

Course Notes:
Was: GLHLTH 220S - 01
UG/GRAD FALL 2016 MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
PhD: Elective


Recent Publications

Bennett GG, Steinberg DM, Stoute C, Lanpher MG, Lane IB, Askew S, Foley PB, Baskin ML. Electronic healthn(eHealth) interventions for weight management among racial/ethnic minority adults: a systematic review.nObesity Reviews. 2014 Oct;15 Suppl 4:146-58

Steinberg DM, Askew S, Lanpher MG, Foley PB, Levine EL, Bennett GG. A "maintain, don't gain" approach tonweight management reduces depression among Black women: Results from a randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Public Health. 2014 Sep;104(9):1766-73.

Shaw RJ, Steinberg DM, Zullig LL, Bosworth, HB, Johnson CM, Davis, LL. Treatment Fidelity of mHealthnInterventions for Weight Loss. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2014 May 22. [Epubahead of print]

Steinberg DM, Bennett GG, Puleo E. Adherence to self-monitoring via interactive voice response technology in an eHealth intervention targeting weight gain prevention among Black women. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2014;16(4):e114.

Steinberg DM, Tate DF, Bennett GG, Ennett S, Samuel-Hodge C, Ward DS. Daily self-weighing and adversenpsychological outcomes: A randomized-controlled trial. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2014;46(1):24-29.