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Michelle Segar, PhD, MPH



Michelle Segar, PhD, MPH, is a motivation scientist and directs the University of Michigan’s Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy (SHARP) Center.  Dr. Segar's interdisciplinary work identifies which messages and methods undermine or foster sustainable behavior change, with a focus on physical activity.  For over twenty years she has been integrating academic research with her experience as a health coach using a “motivate to maintain” methodology she developed and evaluated with NIH funding.  She is currently researching and designing new patient-centered systems and protocols that convert self-care, well-being, and healthy behaviors into top daily priorities among patients.

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