‘Geisel Receives $5 million NIH Grant to Study Motivation and Behavior Change to Improve Health’ (Geisel NewsCenter – 9/16/2015- Full Article)
Article Excerpt: The Geisel School of Medicine’s Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH) has been awarded a $5 million Common Fund grant that spans two funding phases across five years from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Common Fund grants support projects that cut across disciplines and populations.
Alan I. Green, MD, chair of Psychiatry at Geisel and a co-investigator on the project, says this Dartmouth-based study, which includes investigators at Stanford University, Arizona State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and elsewhere “aims to understand the mechanisms—psychological or biological—that underpin motivation, with an eye to developing better strategies that can help all of us improve our health.”
“I’m very excited about this funding opportunity,” adds Lisa Marsch, PhD, director of CTBH, [professor] of Psychiatry at Geisel and the project’s Principal Investigator. “At CTBH we conduct all sorts of research using mobile interventions across a wide population—from teenagers to adults with behavioral health and physical health problems—and what we’ve seen in all of these populations is that changing health behavior changes health outcomes.”