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Wednesday, April 15 • 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Digital Interventions For Health Behavior Change: Focus On The Action: An Embodied Perspective Of Behavior Change

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Track Description
Digital Behavior Change Interventions (DBCIs) are increasingly being adopted for use in primary prevention, treatment, and self-management of chronic diseases. They offer a promise to revolutionize the ways in which individuals gain access to care and guidance, track and promote behavioral change, reduce costs, and ultimately improve patient experience, engagement, and outcomes. Delivering on those promises requires multi-disciplinary collaboration throughout the design process, merging evidence and rigor with creative ingenuity. This session will showcase a range of digital interventions and highlight the methods used and insights gained throughout research, design, and evaluation phases.

Siljas Talk Description
Behavior change as a cognitive science, delves into the depths of the thinking mind and seeks to find the secret to crossing the intention-behavior gap. We tend to take behavior change theories and frameworks and work from determinants out towards behavior. To achieve sustainable behavior change in real life, what if we flipped this process and started the behavior change process with the behavior itself, meaning the physical macro- and micro-movements a person carries out when exhibiting the behavior? The physical body holds many cues and triggers of behavior and might help us facilitate some types of behavior change more successfully than cognitive determinants alone. In this talk, we will explore the process of creating a shift in the order of behavior change components and will discuss case studies from successful movement-based behavior change coaching with elite athletes and other high performance individuals.  

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Dustin DiTommaso

SVP, Behavior Change Design, Mad*Pow
A designer and researcher, Dustin founded the Behavior Change Design practice and methodology at Mad*Pow. Over the past decade, he’s designed and implemented a number of high-profile digital health interventions reaching millions of end-users and improving access, costs, and most... Read More →

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Silja Voolma

Founder & CEO, Consilience Research
Silja is an applied behavioral scientist who helps healthcare organizations create human-centered client experiences using qualitative and quantitative research methods and executive coaching. She has a decade of experience in leading healthcare projects in academia and industry and... Read More →

Wednesday April 15, 2020 2:45pm - 3:15pm EDT