Dr. Steinberg earned her B.S. in Nutrition from the Cornell University, her M.S. in Public Health from Harvard University, and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also a Registered Dietitian and completed her dietetic training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She started at Duke as a postdoctoral fellow in 2012 with the Duke Obesity Prevention Program. She is currently an Assistant Research Professor at the Duke Global Health Institute and Associate Director of the Duke Global Digital Health Science Center.
Dr. Steinberg's research focuses primarily on technology-based interventions for weight control, dietary change, and chronic disease management among adults. In particular, how we can leverage connected mobile devices to improve adherence to self-monitoring behaviors. As a BIRCWH scholar, Dr. Steinberg will test ways to leverage commercial diet tracking apps to improve adherence to the DASH diet among women with hypertension. This work aims to better understand how we can use mobile technologies to disseminate evidence-based dietary guidelines.