Dawn K. Wilson

University of South Carolina, USA

Dawn K. Wilson serves as a Professor of psychology and Director of the Obesity Research Group at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA. She received her Ph.D. degree from the Department of Psychology at Vanderbilt University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. Her nationally funded program of research focuses on developing theory-based interventions for health promotion and obesity prevention in low income, ethnic minority adolescents, and their families. Her theoretical approach integrates bioecological models, family systems, motivation, and behavioral approaches for understanding social and environmental influences of long-term health behavior change. She has served as a primary investigator on more than 35 grants supported by the National Institutes of Health, Center for Disease Control of Prevention, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the National Kidney Foundation, and she has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles.

Biography Updated on 30 May 2013