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Gary G. Bennett
Gary G. Bennett is an a professor of psychology, global health and medicine at Duke University. His research program seeks to prevent and reduce obesity in high risk populations. In particular, his work leverages digital health technologies to better manage obesity in the primary care setting. Bennett directs the Duke Obesity Prevention Program and the Duke Global Digital Health Science Center. Prior to joining Duke in 2009, Bennett served on the faculties of the Harvard School of Public Health and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He completed undergraduate studies at Morehouse College, doctoral training in clinical health psychology at Duke, and the Alonzo Yerby postdoctoral fellowship in social epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Entries by Gary G. Bennett

Battle Holiday Weight Gain With PIE

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2013 | 4:34 PM

It turns out that our fears about excessive holiday weight gain are a bit excessive. After weeks of eating turkey, ham and gingerbread, and downing cranberry cocktails, most revelers only gain about one pound. And, there's more reason for cheer: only about 10 percent of us gain more...

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Unmotivated to Lose Weight? Maintain, Don't Gain

(1) Comments | Posted December 11, 2013 | 3:28 PM

There's just one problem with being a behavior change scientist.

We don't have any laws.

And there's a good reason for that.

People are complex, inconsistent and highly unpredictable. That's especially true in the area of weight loss. We have theories about how to best help people eat less...

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