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Gary Bennett

Bishop-MacDermott Family Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience
Professor of Global Health and Medicine
Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Gary Bennett

Summary

Gary G. Bennett is the Bishop-MacDermott Family Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Global Health and Medicine at Duke University. He directs the Duke Global Digital Health Science Center. Dr. Bennett is also President of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Bennett's research program designs, tests, and disseminates digital obesity treatments. He is especially interested in integrating digital health treatments into the primary care setting. Dr. Bennett developed the interactive obesity treatment approach (iOTA); his recent work demonstrates the effectiveness of coach-led, digital obesity treatments. He has authored more than 125 scientific papers and his research program has been continuously supported by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Bennett's research has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, Time, CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox News, and many other media outlets. Dr. Bennett has served on numerous NIH committees, grant review panels, editorial boards, and guidelines councils. Dr. Bennett is committed to the dissemination of evidence-based treatments; he serves on science advisory and executive boards of several community, professional, and commercial organizations. He also co-founded two digital health startups: Crimson Health Solutions (acquired by Health Dialog in 2007) and Scale Down (acquired by Anthem in 2017). Prior to joining Duke in 2009, Dr. Bennett served on the faculties of the Harvard School of Public Health and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. At Duke, Dr. Bennett is a member of Duke's Bass Society of Fellows, is the founding director of Duke's undergraduate major in global health, and has been repeatedly recognized as in the top 5 percent of Duke's undergraduate instructors.

Recent Publications

Bennett, GG, & Shelton, RC. (2017, December). Extending Our Reach for Greater Impact. Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education, 44 (6), 835-838.

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