Gary G. Bennett, PhD


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

 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 in Nutrition from UNC Chapel... 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

Research Program Lead

Miriam is the administrative lead for the Center and also manages a variety of the digital health trials from the team.  Miriam received her BA from the University of California at Berkeley and her MPH from the University of California... Read More

Jack Brooks, MA

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, MA

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

Tia Willis, MPH

Clinical Research Specialist

Tia is a Clinical Research Specialist for the Duke Global Digital Health Science Center. Her passion is to improve the health and wellbeing of underserved populations so they may ultimately take charge of their health and become productive members of... Read More


Jacob Christy, MS - 2019 Jacob Christy received a Master’s in Global Health from Duke in 2019. He is currently a Clinical Research Coordinator for Family Medicine and Community Health at the Duke University School of Medicine. His research interests... Read More