Christine A. (Dutton) Pellegrini, PhD

TecHealth-Technology Center to Promote Healthy Lifestyles
Department of Exercise Science
Arnold School of Public Health
University of South Carolina
915 Greene Street, Suite 403D
Columbia, SC 29208

Phone:  803-777-0911
Fax:  803-777-5457
E-mail:  pellegca@mailbox.sc.edu

 

EDUCATION

2006-2010
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

M.S. in Health, Physical Activity, and Chronic Disease (August 2007)

Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology (May 2010)
Mentor: John Jakicic, Ph.D.
Dissertation title: The Comparison of a Technology-Based System
and an In-Person Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention in Overweight and Obese Adults.


2002-2005       
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

B.A. in Psychology with Distinction, Cum Laude (May 2005)
B.A. in History
Study Abroad – IES Program, London, England, United Kingdom (Summer, 2003)
2001-2002

Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Major: Exercise and Sport Science

 

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH TRAINING

3/2011 – 2/2012
Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Preventive Medicine
Mentor: Bonnie Spring, Ph.D.

 

2/2010 – 3/2011
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Postdoctoral Research Associate
Center on Health Promotion Research for Persons with Disabilities Department of Disability and Human Development
National Center for Physical Activity and Disability
Mentor: James Rimmer, Ph.D.

 

APPOINTMENTS

1/1/2017-Present
University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
Assistant Professor
Department of Exercise Science
TecHealth-Technology Center to Promote Healthy Lifestyles

3/2012 – 12/2016
Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
Research Assistant Professor, Program Co-Leader
Department of Preventive Medicine
Program in Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in the Center of Behavior in Health, Institute of Public Health and Medicine

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS, CERTIFICATIONS & SERVICE

2016
Committee Member, American College of Rheumatology Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest

2015
Member of American College of Rheumatology

2015
Member of the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance Community Engagement Group

2015
Steering Committee, Women Faculty Organization, Northwestern University

2015
Abstract reviewer for Northwestern University Research Day

2015
Grant reviewer for Northwestern CCH Practice-Based Research Grants 2009

2009, 2015-
Member of Society of Behavioral Medicine

2007
Member of American College of Sports Medicine

2007
Member of The Obesity Society

 

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

Ad Hoc Reviewer for the following journals:

American Journal of Managed Care, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Appetite, Archives of Medical Science, Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Arthritis Care & Research, Arthritis & Rheumatology, Arthritis Research & Therapy, BMC Public Health, Contemporary Clinical Trials, Health Psychology, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, JAMA, Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Journal of Health Communications, Journal of Health Psychology, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Journal of Preventive Medicine, Obesity, Nutrition and Diabetes, PeerJ, Plos One, Rehabilitation Process and Outcome, Translational Behavioral Medicine

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

2016
Trainee, Training on Optimization of Behavioral and Biobehavioral Interventions, Bethesda, MD. May 2016.

2014
Fellow, NIH mHealth Online Training Institute, June-August, 2014.

2014
Best Paper and Excellence in Research Writing Award; Association of Academic Physiatrists; coauthored the paper, “Telehealth weight management intervention for adults with physical disabilities: a randomized controlled trial.” American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

2013
Fellow, NIH OBSSR/NIH Summer Institute on the Design and Conduct of Randomized Clinical Trials Involving Behavioral Interventions, Airlie, VA. July, 2013.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor for Feinberg School of Medicine Master of Public Health Program – Behavior, Society, and Health (PUB HLTH 301)
Northwestern University
Fall 2014, 2015, 2016

Lecturer for Feinberg School of Medicine – Health and Society – Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Treatment
Northwestern University
January 2013

Guest Lecturer for School of Computer Science Research Colloquium – Use of Smartphones on Multiple Behavior Change
DePaul University
March 2012

Guest Lecturer for Advanced Diabetes Management Course (NUEL 518) – Workshop on Practical Strategies for Exercise Prescription, Monitoring, and Motivating
University of Illinois at Chicago
October 2010

Adjunct Instructor of Masters Level Behavior Modification and Preventative Complementary Health Course (EXPH 681)
Benedictine University
Summer 2010

Teaching Assistant of Undergraduate Behavioral Change Strategies Course (HPA 1486)
University of Pittsburgh
Spring 2009


CURRENT AND PAST RESEARCH  

U34 (PI: Losina [Brigham and Women’s Hospital])                                  07/01/16 – 06/30/18
NIH/NIAMS
Study of Physical Activity Rewards and Telephonic Active Coaching (SPARTAC)

The planning grant proposal describes key planning activites to prepare our multidisciplinary research team to conduct a multicenter randomized controlled trial to establish the efficacy of two interventions. The trial will address the innovative hypothesis that the period following TKR presents a window of opportunity to change fundamental attitudes and beliefs regarding physical activity and that small tangible economic incentives and regular active health coaching independently or combined will effectively induce behavior change and facilitate adherence to PA guidelines.

Role: Co-Investigator

                                                           

K12HS023011 (PI: Cella)                                                                              08/01/15-12/31/16
AHRQ NU-PATIENT Scholars Program
Development of a Patient-Centered Weight Loss Program for Total Knee Replacement Patients

This project proposes to engage patients (pre- and post-TKR) and stakeholders in the development of patient-centered behavioral weight loss interventions based on identified (a) barriers to weight loss, (b) preferred components of a weight loss intervention, and (c) key patient-reported and clinical outcomes.  Following the development, a pilot randomized trial will be completed to compare patient-reported and clinical outcomes between the newly developed patient-centered weight loss interventions and usual care over an 18 week period.

Role: K12 Scholar      

 

NUCATS Pilot Voucher (PI: Pellegrini)                                                      04/13/16-10/31/16
Influence of momentary mood and pain on post-operative physical activity levels following knee replacement                                                                          

This study aims to use ecological momentary assessment (EMA) and accelerometry to examine the time-varying associations between mood, pain, and physical activity following TKR to determine if mood is influencing activity. Twenty-five TKR patients will be recruited to participate during ongoing recruitment at NMH for the PI’s K award. For two 1-week periods of time (immediately and one month post-operatively), patients will be asked to respond to 4-6 questions/day on current mood and pain via the PACO smartphone app. Additionally, patients will be asked to wear an Actigraph accelerometer on their waist during waking hours to measure PA.

Role: Principal Investigator

 

14SFRN20480260 (PI: Greenland)                                                              07/01/14 – 06/30/19
American Heart Association
Northwestern University Strategically Focused Prevention Research Network
Behavioral Effects on CVH Metrics and Score

The first aim is to develop and evaluate the feasibility and acceptability for a college population of a scalable mHealth intervention that addresses multiple heart health behaviors.  The second aim is to conduct a 2-year cluster randomized trial with 500 incoming Northwestern freshman testing the hypothesis that the mHealthy Lifestyle intervention, as compared to Whole Health control, will yield greater preservation or improvement of heart healthy metrics (nonsmoking, healthy diet, physical activity, weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose) from Freshmen to Junior years.

Role: Co-Investigator

 

R01 PA-13-1302 (PIs: Spring & Nahum-Shani)                                         03/01/16-02/29/21
NIH/NIDDK
Smart Weight Loss Management

The purpose of this proposal is to utilize a novel experimental approach, the SMART (Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial) to  determine 1) the optimal first line treatment for an obese population; and  2) whether the optimal response to weight loss treatment failure is to modestly or vigorously augment the first line treatment.

Role: Co-Investigator

 

U34AR064513 (PI’s: Ramsey-Goldman, Ehrlich-Jones)                          05/02/14-07/31/15
NIH/NIAMS
Planning Activity and Nutrition Trial in Lupus to Energize & Renew (ANTLER)

The purpose of this planning grant is to support the development of a proposed randomized clinical trial, ANTLER. The proposed planning includes revising Joint ADventure intervention, developing education modules, prepare a U01 application, develop a manual of operations, and developing a data safety monitoring plan.

Role: Co-Investigator

 

R21AR065054 (PI: Semanik)                                                                        09/01/14-07/31/15
NIH/NIAMS
Mobil-Wise: Mobile Phone Remote Coaching After Worksite Joint ADventure Exposure

The purpose of this pilot study is to develop and evaluate the feasibility of a 12-week intervention, Mobile-Wise (remote coaching plus self-monitoring using Fitbit) to attain and sustain healthy physical activity behavior in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois employees with  knee symptoms after exposure to the Joint ADventure intervention.

Role: Co-Investigator

 

R01DK097364 (PIs: Spring and Collins)                                                    09/17/12-07/31/15
NIH/NIDDK
Opt-IN: Optimizing INtensive Lifestyle Intervention for Weight Loss

Recent findings suggest that it may be possible to make obesity treatment more efficient and less burdensome by using technology and coaching people remotely. The Opt-IN study applies a new research method to test which treatment components can be reduced, eliminated, or replaced to minimize consumer burden and resource utilization, while still achieving weight loss.

Role: Project Coordinator

 

R01HL075451 (PI: Spring)                                                                           12/01/03 – 07/31/15
NIH/NHLBI
Make Better Choices (MBC2) Multiple Behavior Change in Diet and Activity

This research tests the application of Behavioral Economic Theory and Self-Control Theory to health behavior change in order to lay necessary groundwork for clinical intervention.

Role: Project Coordinator

 

P60AR064464 (Sharma)                                                                               08/01/13 – 07/31/15
NIH/NIAMS
Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center in Rheumatology

This Center grant funds four major projects, and two Cores.  The major projects examine: 1) Physical Activity Changes & Thresholds: Quality of Life and Outcomes in Knee OA (PI-Dorothy Dunlop), 2) Defining Targets for Therapy to Delay Cartilage Loss and Poor Outcome in Knee OA (PI-Leena Sharma), 3) Evaluation of Five Methods to Detect RA Cases in Cohort Studies.

Role: Co-Investigator – Methodology Core

 

CCF-1219070 (Belknap/Findler)                                                                     09/01/12 – 07/31/15
NSF 

SHF: Small: Collaborative Research: Designing a Patient-Oriented Prescription Language: An Executable Specification for a Medical Algorithm for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

The goal of this project is to design and build the Patient-Oriented Prescription Programming Language (POP-PL) and evaluate if it can be used to improve the management of the high blood sugar levels that sometimes occur in pregnant women.

Role: Co-Investigator

 

REACH Grant (PIs: Pellegrini and Wallia)                                                 6/1/13 – 5/31/14
Northwestern University
Mobile Intervention to Improve Adherence to Exercise in Type 2 Diabetes (MobileEX)

The purpose of this study is to conduct a feasibility study to examine the impact of a novel smartphone-enhanced behavioral intervention to improve adherence to exercise recommendations in Type II Diabetes and improve glucose monitoring.

Role: Principal Investigator

 

R21AR062317 (PI: Chang)                                                                           04/06/12-3/31/14
NIH/NIAMS
Joint Adventure: A worksite Activity-Diet Intervention for Chronic Knee Pain

JointADventure: A worksite activity-diet intervention for chronic knee pain is a randomized controlled trial evaluation of a physical activity and nutritional worksite intervention to decrease symptoms and disability associated with knee osteoarthritis (OA), a major public health problem and a leading cause of work disability and work absenteeism/presenteeism in the US workforce. The overarching goal of this project is to find an effective and sustainable intervention strategy that can assist large populations of persons with or at risk for knee OA to attain and maintain healthy dietary and physical activity behaviors. This project has to potential to have a tremendous impact on improving symptoms and quality of life of persons with chronic knee pain and decreasing the functional limitation, work absenteeism/presenteeism, and soaring healthcare utilization associated with knee OA.

Role: Interventionist

 

Pilot & Feasibility Grant (PI: Pellegrini)                                                     9/1/12 – 8/31/13
Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research
NEAT! Technology to Increase Breaks in Sedentary Behavior in Adults with Diabetes

The purpose of this study is to develop, test, and examine the feasibility and acceptability of a smartphone application (NEAT!) that encourages breaks in sedentary behavior when prolonged bouts are detected wirelessly from a Bluetooth-enable accelerometer.

Role: Principal Investigator

 

RC1DK087126 (PI: Spring)                                                                          09/25/09 – 08/31/11
NIH/NIDDK
ENGAGED: E-Networks Guiding Adherence to Goals for Exercise and Diet

ENGAGED is a randomized controlled trial comparing weight loss and adherence outcomes between 3 conditions: Technology-Supported, Standard Behavioral Program, and Control.  The Standard and Controlled conditions will self-monitor using paper diaries and the technology-supported condition will be provided with an accelerometer and smartphone application designed to enable peer support, accountability, and feedback on diet and activity behaviors.

Role: Project Coordinator

 

MANUSCRIPTS

 

  1. Song, J., Gilbert, A., Chang, R,. Pellegrini, C.A., Ehrlich-Jones, L, Lee, J., Pinto, D., Semanik, P., Sharma, L., Kwoh, K.C., Jackson, R.D., Dunlop, D. Do Inactive Older Adults who Increase Physical Activity Experience Less Disability: Evidence from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. 2017, 23(1): 26-32. DOI: 10.1097/RHU.0000000000000473

 

  1. Dunlop, D.D., Song, J., Lee, Jungwha, Gilbert, A.L., Semanik, P.A., Ehrlich-Jones, L., Pellegrini, C.A.¸ Pinto, D., Ainsworth, B., Chang, R.W. Physical activity minimum threshold predicting improved function in adults with lower limb symptoms. Arthritis Care & Research. 2016 December 28. [Epub ahead of print] DOI: 1002/acr.23181

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A., Conroy, D., Pfammatter, A.F., Phillips, S.M., McFadden, H.G., & Spring, B. Daily and Seasonal Influences on Dietary Self-Monitoring Using a Smartphone Application. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. In Press

 

  1. Conroy, D., Pellegrini, C.A., Pfammatter, A.F., Phillips, S.M., McFadden, H.G., & Spring, B. Lifestyle intervention effects on the frequency and duration of daily moderate-vigorous physical activity and leisure screen time. Health Psychology. 2016 Sept 9. [Epub ahead of print] DOI: 10.1037/hea0000418.

 

  1. Conroy, D., Dubansky, A., Remillard, J., Murray, R., Pellegrini, C.A., Phillips, S.M., Streeper, N.M. Using behavior change techniques to guide selections of mobile applications to promote fluid consumption. 2016 Sept 16. [Epub ahead of print] DOI: 10.1016/j.urology.2016.09.015

 

  1. Gill, T., Guralnik, J.M., Pahor, M., Church, T., Fielding, R., King, A.C., Marsh, A., Newman, A.B., Pellegrini, C.A., Chen, S., Allore, H.G., Miller, M.E. Effect of Structured Physical Activity on Overall Burden and Transitions between States of Major Mobility Disability in Older Persons: Randomized Controlled Trial (LIFE Study).  Annals of Internal Medicine. 2016, Sept 27. doi: 10.7326/M16-0529

 

  1. Lloyd, G., Pellegrini, C.A., Conroy, D., Keadle, S., Penedo, F., Spring, B., Phillips, S.M. Breast cancer survivors’ beliefs and preferences regarding technology-supported sedentary behavior reduction interventions. AIMS Public Health. 2016, 3(3): 592-614. doi: 10.3934/publichealth.2016.3.592.

 

  1. Layne, A. Hsu, F., Blair, S.N., Chen, S., Dungan, J., Fielding, R.A., Glynn, N.W., Hajduk, A.M., King, A.C., Manini, T.M., Marsh, A.P., Pahor, M., Pellegrini, C.A., Buford, T.W., for the LIFE study investigators. Predictors of change in physical function among older adults in response to long-term, structured physical activity: The LIFE Study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2016 Aug 24. [Epub ahead of print] DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2016.07.019

 

  1. Chen, M., Kuo, C., Pellegrini, C.A., Hsu, M. Accuracy of wristband activity monitors during ambulation and activities. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2016, May 13. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000984

 

  1. Schneider, K.L., Coons, M.J., McFadden, H.G., Pellegrini, C., DeMott, A., Siddique, J., Hedeker, D., Aylward, L., Spring, B. Mechanism of change in diet and activity: the make better choices trial.  Health Psychology. 2016, April 7. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/hea0000333

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A., Song, J., Chang, R.W., Semanik, P., Lee, J., Ehrlich-Jones, L., Pinto, D., Dunlop, D. Change in physical activity and sedentary time associated with 2-year weight loss in obese adults with osteoarthritis. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2016, 13(5), 461-466. PMCID: PMC In Process

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A., Hoffman, S., Collins, L., Spring, B. Corrigendum to “Opt-IN: Optimization of Remotely Delivered Intensive Lifestyle Treatment for Obesity Study Design.” Contemporary Clinical Trials.  38: 251–259. PMCID: PMC 4772403.

 

  1. Phillips, S.M., Awick, E.A., Conroy, D.E., Pellegrini, C.A., Mailey, E.L., McAuley, E. Objectively-Measured Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior and Quality of Life Indicators in Breast Cancer Survivors. 2015. 121(22): 4044–4052. PMCID: PMC4635035.

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A., Pfammatter, A.F., Conroy, D.E., Spring, B. Smartphone applications to support weight loss: current perspectives. Advanced Health Care Technologies. 2015, 1:13-22. PMCID:  PMC4537463

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A., Hoffman, S.A., Daly, E.R., Murillo, M., Iakovlev, G., Spring, B. Acceptability of smartphone technology to interrupt sedentary time in adults with diabetes. Translational Behavioral Medicine. 2015, 5(3), 307-314. PMCID: PMC4520704

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A., Steglitz, J., Johnston, W., Warnick, J., Adams, T., McFadden, H.G., Siddique, J., Hedeker, D., Spring, B. Design and protocol of a randomized multiple behavior change trial: Make better choices 2 (MBC2). Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2015; 41:85-92. PMCID:  PMC4380748

 

  1. Poncela-Casasnovas, J., McClary, D., Moller, A.C., Mukogo, R., Pellegrini, C.A., Coons, M.J., Davidson, M., Mukherjee, S., Nunes-Amaral, L.A., Spring, B. Social embeddedness in an online weight management program is linked to greater weight loss.  Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 2015, 12(104).  PMCID:  PMC4345465

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A., Steglitz, J., Hoffman, S.A. e-Health Intervention Development: A Synopsis and Comment on “What Design Features are Used in Effective e-Health Interventions? A Review Using Techniques From Critical Interpretive Synthesis.” Translational Behavioral Medicine. 2014, 4(4): 342-345. PMCID:  PMC: 4286551

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A., Hoffman, S., Collins, L., Spring, B. Opt-IN: Optimization of Remotely Delivered Intensive Lifestyle Treatment for Obesity Study Design. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2014, 38(2): 251-259. PMCID: PMC 4104542

 

  1. Rimmer, J.H., Wang, E., Pellegrini, C.A., Lullo, C., Gerber, B.S. Telehealth weight management intervention for adults with physical disabilities: a randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2013, 92(12): 1084-1094. PMCID: PMC24257266

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A, Duncan, J.M., Moller, A., Buscemi, J., Sularz, A., DeMott, A., Pictor, A., Pagoto, S., Siddique, J., Spring, B. A smartphone-supported weight loss program: design of the ENGAGED randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health. 2012, 12:1041. PMCID: PMC3526463

 

  1. Spring, B., Duncan, J.M., Janke, E.A., Kozak, A.T., McFadden, H.G., DeMott, A., Pictor, A., Epstein, L.H., Siddique, J., Pellegrini, C.A., Buscemi, J., & Hedeker, D. Integrating technology into standard weight loss treatment: a randomized controlled trial. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2012, online first, 1-7.  PMCID: PMC3684245

 

  1. Coons, M.J., DeMott, A., Buscemi, J., Duncan, J.M., Pellegrini, C.A., Steglitz, J., Pictor, A., & Spring, B. Technology interventions to curb obesity: a systematic review of the current literature. Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports, 2012, 6: 120-134. PMCID: PMC3471367

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A., Verba, S.D., Otto, A.D., Helsel, D.L., Davis, K.K., & Jakicic, J.M. The comparison between a technology-based system and an in-person behavioral weight loss intervention. Obesity (Silver Spring), 2012, 20(2): 356-363. PMCID: PMC3753800

 

  1. Jakicic, J.M., Davis, K.K., Garcia, D.O., Verba, S.D., & Pellegrini, C.A. Objective monitoring of physical activity in overweight and obese populations. Physical Therapy Reviews, 2010, 15(3): 163-169.

 

  1. Unick, J.L., Otto, A.D., Goodpaster, B.H., Helsel, D.L., Pellegrini, C.A., & Jakicic, J.M. Acute effect of walking on energy intake in overweight/obese women. Appetite, 2010, 55(3): 413-419. PMCID: PMC3701948

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND POSTERS

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A., Ledford, G., Chang, R.W., Cameron, K.A. Understanding patient barriers and facilitators to healthy eating and physical activity before and after knee replacement. American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Washington DC; November 2017.

 

  1. Lee, J., Song, J., Chang, R.W., Semanik, P., Pellegrini, C.A., Ehrlich-Jones, L., Pinto, D., Jackson, R.D., Dunlop, D. Prediction of triaxial accelerometer counts from uniaxial accelerometer counts among adults with or at risk for knee osteoarthritis: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative.  American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Washington DC; November 2017.

 

  1. Gilbert, A.L., Lee, J., Ehrlich-Jones, L., Semanik, P., Song, J., Pellegrini, C.A., Pinto, D., Dunlop, D., Chang, R.W. The improving motivation for physical activity in arthritis clinical trial (IMPAACT) for knee osteoarthris and rheumatoid arthritis. American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Washington DC; November 2017.

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A., Song, J., Chang, R.W., Semanik, P., Lee, J., Ehrlich-Jones, L., Pinto, D., Dunlop, D. Patients less likely to lose weight following a knee replacement: Results from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. ObesityWeek 2017, New Orleans, LA; November 2017.

 

  1. Dunlop, D., Song, J., Semanik, P., Lee, J., Ehrlich-Jones, L., Pellegrini, C.A., Pinto, D., Ainsworth, B., Chang, R. Physical Activity Metrics to Predict Function in Older Adults with Lower Extremity Conditions: Evidence from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI). OARSI 2016 World Congress, Amsterdam, Netherlands; March 2016.

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A., Moran, K., Spring, B. Influence of MVPA and Sedentary Time on Weight Loss during an Abbreviated Weight Loss Program. Society of Behavioral Medicine 37th Annual Meeting. Washington, DC; March 2016.

 

  1. Pellegrini, CA, Spring, B, Hoffman, SA, Collins, LM. Opt-IN: Optimization of Remotely Delivered Intensive Lifestyle Treatment for Obesity (symposia). Society of Behavioral Medicine 37th Annual Meeting. Washington, DC; March 2016.

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A., Moran, K., Spring, B. Effects of an Abbreviated Weight Loss Program on Physical Activity and Sedentary Time. Society of Behavioral Medicine 37th Annual Meeting. Washington, DC; March 2016.

 

  1. Spring, B, Pellegrini, C.A., McFadden, H.G., Pfammatter, A.F., Siddique, J. Hedeker, D. Make Better Choices 2: RCT of a Mobile Health Intervention for Simultaneous Versus Sequential Diet and Activity Change. Award at Society of Behavioral Medicine 37th Annual Meeting. Washington, DC; March 2016.

 

  1. Conroy, D., Pellegrini, C.A., Pfammatter, A.F., Phillips, S.M., McFadden, H.G., & Spring, B. Lifestyle Intervention Effects on Frequency/Duration of Daily Moderate-Vigorous Physical Activity and Leisure Screen Time. Society of Behavioral Medicine 37th Annual Meeting. Washington, DC; March 2016.

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A., Song, J., Lee, J., Chang, R., Semanik, P., Ehrlich-Jones, L., Pinto, D., Dunlop, D. Increasing MVPA and decreasing sedentary time are associated with 2-year weight loss in obese persons at risk for knee osteoarthritis. ObesityWeek 2015, Los Angeles, CA; November 2015.

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A., Song, J., Lee, J., Chang, R., Semanik, P., Ehrlich-Jones, L., Pinto, D., Dunlop, D. Increasing MVPA and decreasing sedentary time are associated with 2-year weight loss in obese persons at risk for knee osteoarthritis. American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA; November 2015.

 

  1. Song, J., Lee, J., Semanik, P., Pellegrini, C.A., Ehrlich-Jones, L, Chang, R. Dunlop, D. Influence of Increasing Physical Activity on Longitudinal Changes in Disability Status among Inactive Older Adults. American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA; November 2015.

 

  1. Phillips, S.M., Lloyd, G.R., Pellegrini, C.A., Keadle, S.K., & Conroy, D.E. Breast Cancer survivors’ preferences for technology-supported interventions to reduce sedentary behavior. Sedentary Behavior Conference, Urbana-Champaign, IL; October 2015.

 

  1. Collins, , Pellegrini, C.A., Pfammatter, A., Hoffman, S., Spring, B. Using the multiphase optimization strategy (MOST) to develop an effective and scalable weight loss intervention. International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Edinburgh, Scotland; June 2015.

 

  1. Lee, J., Song, J., Chang, R., Semanik, P., Ehrlich-Jones, L., Pellegrini, C.A.., Pinto, D., Dunlop, D. Association of breaks in sedentary time with physical function loss in osteoarthritis initiative. International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Edinburgh, Scotland; June 2015.

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A Modeling Daily Dietary Self-Monitoring Using Intensive Longitudinal Data. (oral presentation) Society of Behavioral Medicine 36th Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX; April 2015.

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A. Hoffman, S.A., Daly, E.R, Murillo, M., Iakovlev, G., Spring, B. The Feasibility of interrupting sedentary time using NEAT! technology in adults with Diabetes. (symposia) Society of Behavioral Medicine 36th Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX; April 2015.

 

  1. Warnick, J., Pellegrini, C.A . Spring, B. Losing Weight with a Little Help from my Friends. Society of Behavioral Medicine 36th Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX; April 2015.

 

  1. Spring, B., Pellegrini, C.A., McFadden, G., Pagoto, S., Hedeker, D., Siddique, J. ENGAGED: RCT of a Theory-Guided Smartphone-Supported, Abbreviated Behavioral Weight Loss Program. Society of Behavioral Medicine 36th Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX; April 2015.

 

  1. Pfammatter, A., Hoffman, S., Daly, E., Pellegrini, C.A., Davidson, M., Maby, C., Spring, B. Feasibility of a Theory Driven, Tailored, and Automated Messaging System for Weight Loss. Society of Behavioral Medicine 36th Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX; April 2015.

 

  1. Hoffman, S., Daly, E., Pellegrini, C.A ., McFadden, G., Spring, B. Support and Cohesion in the ENGAGED Weight Loss Study. Society of Behavioral Medicine 36th Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX; April 2015.

 

  1. Lee, J., Song, J., Chang, R., Semanik, P., Ehrlich-Jones, L., Pellegrini, C.A.., Pinto, D., Dunlop, D. Association of breaks in sedentary time with functional loss in osteoarthritis initiative. Osteoarthritis Research Society International. Seattle, WA; April 2015.

 

  1. Pinto, D., Song, J., Chang, R., Semanik, P., Ehrlich-Jones, L., Pellegrini, C.A.., Dunlop, D. Relationship of sedentary behavior with quality adjusted life years in the osteoarthritis initiative. Osteoarthritis Research Society International. Seattle, WA; April 2015.

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A., Hoffman, S.A., Daly, E.R, Murillo, M., Iakovlev, G. A feasible and NEAT! way to reduce sedentary time among adults with diabetes. (poster presentation) Obesity Week, The Obesity Society. Boston, MA; November 2014.

 

  1. Spring, B., Pellegrini, C.A., Nahum-Shani, I. How long does it take to identify non-responders to a weight loss treatment. Obesity Week, The Obesity Society. Boston, MA; November 2014.

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A., Hoffman, S.A., Daly, E.R, Murillo, M., Iakovlev, G.  Reducing sedentary time in adults with diabetes using innovative smartphone and accelerometer technology. Northwestern University Research Day. Chicago, IL; April 2014.

 

  1. Hoffman, S.A., Pellegrini, C.A., Duncan, J., Spring, B. Implementing text messaging in a weight loss intervention – the Enlighten pilot study. Northwestern University Research Day. Chicago, IL; April 2014.

 

  1. Hoffman, S.A., Duncan, J., Pellegrini, C.A., Spring, B. Age, attitudes toward technology, and technology utilization in the ENGAGED weight loss study. John & Gwen Smart Symposium at Northwestern University. Chicago, IL; October 2013.

 

  1. Ehrlich-Jones, L., Pellegrini, C.A., Ahn, G. Ramsey-Goldman, R.  Barriers to improving physical activity in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: the activity and nutrition trial in lupus to energize and renew (ANTLER) pilot study.  2013 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA; October 2013.

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A., Hoffman, S.A., Iakovlev, G. NEAT! technology to increase breaks in sedentary behavior in adults with Diabetes. 8th Annual Chicago Diabetes Day, Chicago, IL; May 2013.

 

  1. Ehrlich-Jones, L., Pellegrini, C.A., Ramsey-Goldman, R. Alternate means of participation in a program to decrease fatigue in systemic lupus erythematosus.  International Society for Research on Internet Interventions 6th Scientific Meeting, Chicago, IL; May 2013.

 

  1. Semanik, P., Duffecy, J., Chang, R., Pellegrini, C., Lee, J., Mohr, D. Mobil-Wise: mobile phone remote coaching after worksite physical activity intervention. International Society for Research on Internet Interventions 6th Scientific Meeting, Chicago, IL; May 2013.

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A., Duncan, J.M., Spring, B. eHealth behavior change: self-monitoring adherence and weight loss within a technology-supported weight loss program. Northwestern University Research Day, Chicago, IL; April 2013.

 

  1. Duncan, J.M., Spring, B., Janke, E.A., Kozak, A.T., McFadden, H.G., DeMott, A., Pictor, A., Epstein, L.H., Siddique, J., Pellegrini, C.A., Buscemi, J., & Hedeker, D. eHealth behavior change: +mobile to integrate technology into standard weight loss treatment. Northwestern University Research Day, Chicago, IL; April 2013.

 

  1. Johnston, W.D., Pellegrini, C.A., Duncan, J.M., Spring, B. eHealth behavior change: social support and group cohesion in a mobile-supported weight loss program. Northwestern University Research Day, Chicago, IL; April 2013.

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A., Lullo, C., Rauworth, A., Rimmer, J.H. Weight loss following a physical activity and nutrition telephone intervention in adults with mobility disabilities. (poster) American Public Health Association’s 139th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC; October 2011.

 

  1. Spassiani, N., Pellegrini, C.A., Davis, B., Yamaki, K., Rimmer, J.H. Relationship between self-efficacy and physical activity frequency among youth with disabilities. American Public Health Association’s 139th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC; October 2011.

 

  1. Verba, S.D., Justice, B.D., Mishler, A.E., Murray, T.Y, Pellegrini, C.A., Jakicic, J.M. The effects of a technology system on weight loss in overweight adults. American College of Sports Medicine’s 58th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO; June 2011.

 

  1. Justice, B.D., Verba, S.D., Mishler, A.E., Murray, T.Y., Pellegrini, C.A., Jakicic, J.M. The influence of behavior self-monitoring using technology on weight loss in overweight adults. American College of Sports Medicine’s 58th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO; June 2011.

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A., Goodfriend, G. Capturing what motivates your clients (oral presentation). The MFA Medical Fitness and Healthcare 16th Annual Conference. San Diego, CA.; December 2010.

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A., Verba, S., Mishler, A., Justice, B., Murray, T., Jakicic, J.M. A technology-based system is an effective alternative to an in-person weight loss intervention. (poster). The Obesity Society’s 28th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.; October 2010.

 

  1. Dutton, C.A., Verba, S., Rompolski, K., Justice, B., Mishler, A., Murray, T. Effects of adding a technology-based system to an in-person behavioral weight loss program. (oral presentation). American College of Sports Medicine’s 57th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.; June 2010.

 

  1. Unick, J., Jakicic, J.M., Otto, A.D., Dutton, C., Michael, J., Wing, R. The acute effect of exercise on mood in overweight/obese women. American College of Sports Medicine’s 57th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD; June 2010.

 

  1. Dutton, C., Jakicic, J.M., Otto, A.D., Unick, J.L. Achievement of weight loss goals in response to a standard weight loss intervention. (poster). The Obesity Society’s 27th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.; October 2009.

 

  1. Unick, J.L, Jakicic, J.M., Otto, A.D., Dutton, C., Davis, K.A. The Influence of social support on weight change during an 18-month behavioral weight loss intervention. (poster). The Obesity Society’s 27th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.; October 2009.

 

  1. Unick, J., Jakicic, J.M., Otto, A.D., Dutton , C., Rompolski, K.L., Garcia, D.O., Justice, B.D. Psychosocial variables influencing long-term physical activity levels in overweight men and women (poster). American College of Sports Medicine’s 56th Annual Meeting, Seattle , WA ; June 2009.

 

  1. Dutton, C., Jakicic, J.M., Otto, A.D. Does short-term weight loss influence success in a 24-month behavioral weight loss program? (oral presentation). Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 30th Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; April 2009.

 

  1. Dutton, C., Jakicic, J.M., Otto, A.D. The influence of previous weight loss on weight loss during a behavioral intervention in overweight women. (poster). NAASO: The Obesity Society’s 26th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ; October 2008.

 

  1. Jakicic, J.M., Otto, A.D., Davis, K., Dutton, C., Unick, J. Garcia, D. 24-month success in a behavioral program for weight loss: Influence of physical activity and eating behaviors. NAASO: The Obesity Society’s 26th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ; October 2008.

 

  1. Dutton, C., Jakicic, J.M., Otto, A.D. Is initial weight loss associated with longer-term weight loss in obese adults? (oral presentation). American College of Sports Medicine’s 55th Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN; June 2008

 

  1. Dutton, C., Jakicic, J.M., Marcus, B.H. Psychosocial variables influence on physical activity and weight loss. (poster). American College of Sports Medicine’s 54th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA; June 2007.

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

  1. Pellegrini, C.A. How Can I Lose Weight When My Knee Hurts? Adapting Behavioral Interventions for Older Adults with Mobility Limitations.  Department of Physical Therapy Seminar. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL. April 2016.

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A. Incorporating Technology and a Patient-Centered Approach in the Development of Behavioral Interventions – TechHealth Technology Center to Promote Healthy Lifestyles Seminar. University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. March 2016.

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A. Using Technology and Patient-Centered Approach to Promote Health Behaviors – College of Public Health Seminar. Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. February 2016.

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A. Developing a Patient-Centered Weight Loss Program for Knee Replacement Patients & NEAT!Research in Progress (RIP) Seminar. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. January 2016.

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A. Development and Implementation of Technology-Supported Behavioral Interventions: Lessons Learned and How to Optimize Moving Forward – Family & Community Medicine Seminar. University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. December 2015.

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A. Development of a Patient-Centered Weight Loss Program for Knee Replacement Patients – A Work in Progress. IPHAM Seminar. Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. September 2015.

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A. Physical activity, sedentary behavior, and obesity in college students. NSF Workshop on Future Technology to Preserve College Student Health and Foster Wellbeing. Northwestern University, Chicago, July 2015.

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A. Is There An App For That? Using Technology To Modify Behavior & Promote Health. Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Seminar, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL January 2015.

 

  1. Pellegrini, C.A. & Spring, B. Mobile applications to support weight management. Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children, Lurie Childrens Hospital, Chicago, IL. December 2012.