Gary G. Bennett, PhD

Director

Gary G. Bennett is 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 several trials, both domestically and abroad.... Read More

Sandy Askew, MPH

Data Manager

Sandy began her research career as an undergraduate at the University of New Mexico where she gained an appreciation for the importance and challenges of expanding the cultural and economic diversity of the populations studied in health research while working... Read More

Miriam Berger, MPH

Project Coordinator

Miriam is the Project Coordinator on the Balance/Equilibrio study, a pragmatic trial to improve weight maintenance among overweight/obese patients in safety net clinics throughout North Carolina. She was previously a Project Coordinator at the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities... Read More

Jasmine Burroughs

Research Assistant

Jasmine graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a bachelor's degree in Biology and is currently pursuing a career in public health. In Jasmine's words: Dream travel destination: Japan Favorite app: eMail Finish this sentence: The best place to eat in Durham is….at my kitchen... Read More

Jacob Christy

Research Assistant

Jacob is a Clinical Trials Assistant II. He received a B.S in Biology from UNC Wilmington, with a primary focus on Pre-Med. He is currently pursing a career as a Physician Assistant. Although technology is an influential part of today’s society,... Read More

Hallie Davis-Penders

Operations and Research Coordinator

Hallie provides operational support for the Global Digital Health Science Center.  She recently moved to the area from Vermont, where she held a similar role at the University of Vermont's Neuroscience, Behavior and Health Initiative.  That is where she was... 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

Ilana Lane, MA

Doctoral student

Ilana is originally from Philadelphia, and moved to Durham four years ago to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Duke. Prior to coming to Duke, she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Penn State, and then spent two... 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

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