This project, led by Dr. Joshua Smyth, Dr. Martin Sliwinski, and Dr. David Almeida, explores the temporal dynamics and components of stress responses in everyday life. Using a mixture of methods, including secondary data analysis and smartphone based EMA data capture, we are defining and testing optimal stress response targets that are drivers of important health behaviors (sleep, physical activity). The second stage of this project will develop just-in-time, ideographically tailored intervention approaches targeting these stress components to improve health behaviors in daily life. This line of work is funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) Common Fund through the Science of Behavior Change program.

Project Team

Joshua M. Smyth, Ph.D.

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Principal Investigator
David M. Almeida, Ph.D.

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Co-Investigator
Orfeu M. Buxton, Ph.D.

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Co-Investigator
David E. Conroy, Ph.D.

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Co-Investigator
Martin J. Sliwinski , Ph.D.

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Co-Investigator