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Dawn K. Wilson, PhD



Dawn Wilson, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at the University of South Carolina. Her nationally funded program of research has focused on developing innovative, theoretically-based interventions for health promotion in minority adolescents and their families.

Her theoretical approach integrates bioecological models, family systems, and motivational approaches for understanding social and environmental influences of long-term health behavior change. Her current trials are evaluating the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of social marketing interventions on increasing safety and access for walking in high crime, underserved communities. Her recent projects also integrate cultural and family-based approaches to tailoring effective weight loss programs in minority adolescents.

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