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Research interests

Dr. David E. Conroy's research focuses on validating and engaging motivational processes in support of health behavior change. The goal of his work is to make behavior change less effortful and more enjoyable through creative design, context-sensitivity and learning models. He has developed behavioral interventions for promoting physical activity, reducing sedentary behavior and increasing fluid consumption and collaborated on stress-management interventions.

Dr. Conroy and his team use technology to monitor and intervene with people in the natural context of their daily lives. Their research is currently funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the National Institute on Aging, the National Science Foundation and Penn State Cancer Institute.

Dr. Conroy consulted to the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee and serves on multiple editorial boards. He is president-elect for the Society of Behavioral Medicine.

Education/Academic qualification

Exercise and Sport Science, PhD, University of Utah

19962000

Exercise and Sport Science; Psychology, BA and MA, Unisversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

19911996

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Research Output

Adults want to play too: Feasibility of an adult physical activity program designed to maximize enjoyment

Upham, K., Auer, B. J., Sciamanna, C. N., Mowen, A. J., Smyth, J. M., Conroy, D. E., Silvis, M., Kraschnewski, J. L., Rovniak, L. S., Lehman, E., Kearcher, K., Vizzini, M. & Cesarone, L., Jan 1 2020, In : Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 17, 2, p. 230-235 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Associations between alcohol consumption and physical activity in breast cancer survivors

    Gilchrist, J. D., Conroy, D. E. & Sabiston, C. M., Apr 1 2020, In : Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 43, 2, p. 166-173 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Daily physical activity and alcohol use among young adults

    Henderson, C. E., Manning, J. M., Davis, C. M., Conroy, D. E., Van Horn, M. L., Henry, K., Long, T., Ryan, L., Boland, J., Yenne, E., Schiafo, M., Waldo, J. & Sze, C., Jun 1 2020, In : Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 43, 3, p. 365-376 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Everyday stress components and physical activity: examining reactivity, recovery and pileup

    Almeida, D. M., Marcusson-Clavertz, D., Conroy, D. E., Kim, J., Zawadzki, M. J., Sliwinski, M. J. & Smyth, J. M., Feb 1 2020, In : Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 43, 1, p. 108-120 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle