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 first introduced to the science of behavior-change.  She’s looking forward to learning more about how digital health can be used to implement individual behavioral interventions that will in-turn influence public health. The idea that we can provide low-cost, effective, customized behavioral interventions on a large scale is exciting!

Hallie received her B.A. in Sociology from Boston College and her M.Ed. from the University of Vermont.  When she’s not at work, Hallie enjoys exploring her new hometown’s hiking and biking trails, parks, museums, and festivals with her husband Brian and son Toryn.  


In Hallie’s words:

Dream travel destination
Italy, Mount Kilimanjaro, Madagascar, New Zealand — I can’t pick just one!
Favorite TV guilty pleasure 
The Mindy Project – I still can’t understand why it was cancelled.
The best place to eat in Durham is…
Rise Biscuits and Donuts – the biscuit is the new bagel for this northern transplant.