Gary Bennett

Position: Associate Professor

Gary Bennett, PhD, works with the Duke Obesity Prevention Program on research work focused on developing strategies to prevent obesity in high risk populations. Their research program has three major themes: 1) use of new media technologies to deliver obesity interventions; 2) examining social and psychosocial determinants of obesity and physical inactivity, and; 3) exploring the dissemination of evidence-based interventions. Many of their ongoing research studies are based in the primary care setting, where efficacious obesity intervention approaches are particularly necessary. A major focus of their work is health disparities and they’re heavily invested in identifying determinants of obesity in high risk populations. Underlying all of their research is the goal of developing empirically supported solutions that can be used to reduce obesity in the US population and clinical outcomes.


Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, May 2002, Duke University

Current Projects: Duke Obesity Prevention Program (DOPP)

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