Health Behavior and Technology Lab
Our lab conducts research on topics at the intersection of addiction, obesity, and eating disorders. Specifically, our work is focused on reinforcement processes that drive reward-seeking behaviors (e.g., alcohol use, binge eating), which may present risks to long term health. We also test prevention approaches to address health risk behaviors. A second line of work is focused on characterizing properties of hyper-palatable foods that may yield their reinforcing effects and potential health consequences. Finally, we are developing mobile photography-based methods for assessing alcohol use and eating experiences in real-time.