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Translational Sciences Expert

Elizabeth Lyons, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Translational Sciences Expert


Office 409-772-1917

Elizabeth Lyons, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Translational Sciences Expert


Assistant Professor, Institute for Translational Sciences

Expertise / Area(s) of Interest

Physical Activity and Obesity

Elizabeth's research is focused on the use of technology for health promotion. Health topics of most interest to her are obesity, physical activity, chronic disease and aging. Her research has included pro-anorexia websites, online cancer mailing lists for survivors and caregivers, and the effects of video games on energy expenditure and intake.

She is currently studying video games as a tool to increase physical activity and decrease sedentary behavior, the prevalence of behavioral weight loss tools in fitness video games and changes over time in active video game use in older adult women.

Additional Resources & Information

Articles on PubMed    [ PDF Format ]