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Use of Virtual World and Mobile Technology in Health Promotion: Implications for Obesity Prevention

Friday, February 28, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"Use of Virtual World and Mobile Technology in Health Promotion: Implications for Obesity Prevention" Siew Sun Wong, PhD, Assistant Professor & Extension Nutrition Specialist, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University

Dr. Wong earned her doctorate degree in Nutrition and Food Sciences with an emphasis on Community Nutrition and Epidemiology at Utah State University. Her research areas are obesity prevention and youth calcium and bone health. Her interests include innovative nutrition education, especially among low-income families, where she develops and evaluates education games. She is also interested in dietary assessments, Extension program evaluation, and international nutrition. She mentors undergraduate and graduate students to appreciate, enjoy, and excel in interdisciplinary research and Extension. She currently teaches Social Marketing to promote healthy food and nutrition.


Hallie Ford Center (campus map)
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Marie Harvey
541-737-3824
Marie.Harvey at oregonstate.edu
Public Hlth/HumanSci Adm
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