Gary G. Bennett, PhD

Founding Director

Gary G. Bennett is Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and the Bishop-MacDermott Family Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Global Health and Medicine at Duke University. Dr. Bennett developed the interactive obesity treatment approach (iOTA), which is currently being evaluated in... Read More

Dori Steinberg, PhD, MS, RD


As Director at the Center, Dori is responsible for manuscript preparation, writing grants, and conducting digital health intervention studies.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from Cornell University, a Master’s degree in Public Health from Harvard University, and PhD... Read More

Sandy Askew, MPH

Data Manager

Sandy is a data manager and analyst at the Duke Global Digital Health Science Center. She is believer in the potential of digital health to be one of the most powerful tools available to influence public health on a large... Read More

Miriam Berger, MPH

Clinical Research Coordinator

Miriam is a clinical research coordinator, primarily working on Balance/Equilibrio, a bilingual pragmatic weight gain prevention trial among patients at safety net clinics.  She was previously a project coordinator at the Duke Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research on... Read More

Jamiyla Bolton, MS

Research Program Leader

Jamiyla provides high-level administrative management and support for programmatic development of center studies and programs at the Duke Global Digital Health Science Center. In addition, she directs the development of subcontracted research trials. Prior to joining DGHI, Jamiyla was a... Read More

Jack Brooks

Doctoral student

Jack is a doctoral student in Duke’s clinical psychology program. A Michigan native, Jack received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from NYU and worked as a research intern at Rutgers University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai... Read More

Lisa Englert

Program Assistant

Lisa provides administrative and project support for the Center's team. Lisa finds it extremely rewarding to get to work with such a highly talented and passionate group of scientific researchers who are using emerging technologies to combat the obesity epidemic... Read More

Christina Hopkins

Doctoral student

Christina is a current graduate student in the Duke Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. Originally from South Jersey, Christina received her B.S. from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Before coming to Duke, Christina worked as Clinical Research Coordinator in the... Read More

Melissa Kay, PhD

Research Scholar

Melissa is a Research Scholar interested in early life obesity prevention within the first 1,000 days - the period of conception through 2 years of life. She is interested in the connection between maternal and infant diet and the realities... Read More

Martin Streicher

Senior Software Engineer

Martin has been a professional software developer for more than twenty years. His experience includes Unix, Linux, and open source software development, utilities and games for the personal computer, including the After Dark Screen Saver and the award-winning YOU DON’T... Read More