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The purpose of the Longitudinal Health Behaviors initiative is to establish a cooperative agreement network of U01 projects and 1 U24 Research Coordinating Center (RCC), to collaboratively study factors that influence key health behaviors in the dynamic environment of individuals, using intensive longitudinal data collection and analytic methods. The network will also assess how study results can be leveraged to introduce innovations into longstanding behavioral theories to advance the field of theory-driven behavior change interventions. The knowledge gained will inform the development of personalized prevention strategies and best implementation strategies for communities, including health disparity populations, towards the goal of reducing disease risk and maintaining ideal health.
Behavioral science places strong emphasis on theoretical models to systematically explain and predict behaviors and events influencing health outcomes. Although these theories are useful frameworks for developing behavioral change interventions, their ability to explain and predict behavior has been only modestly successful. The research funded by this initiative will examine theoretical constructs and health behaviors from a different scientific perspective and approach than has been traditionally used and is critical for moving health behavior science towards more effective health behavior interventions for reducing disease.
Health behavior theories have developed and been evaluated primarily from a between-person perspective, attempting to explain why some people engage in health behaviors while others do not. While such questions remain important, this between-person focus has contributed to theoretical research that is predominately cross-sectional in nature and that emphasizes dispositional variables such as attitudes and normative beliefs which are relatively static over time and more trait-like in nature. In contrast, a within-person approach to health behavior theory research seeks to explain why a given individual engages in healthy or risky behaviors at one time versus another. Within-person analysis of intensive longitudinal data is likely to provide insight into the dynamic factors in the physical, social, and/or built environment that facilitate or hinder engaging in certain behaviors at specific points in time, in addition to the interaction between factors.
ILHBN Website: : http://ilhbn.ssri.psu.edu/
Goal of THIS WG: Share best practices for computational modeling across the network, develop appropriate adaptations to existing approaches for social and behavioral phenomena, and develop and test innovative approaches to computational modeling in this space.
1/4/19, Grace Peng - please post your model descriptions here (methodologies, data types, end users, context of use)
|Project Name/ Focus||ILHBN Project PI's||Theorists/Modelers||emails|
|Research Coordinating Center||Sy-Miin Chow||Sy-Miin Chow, Nilam Ram, Peter Molenaar, Timothy Brick, Zita Oravecz, Guangching qhi||symiin AT psu.edu|
|Nicholas Allen and Randy Auerbach||Louis-Phillipe Morency, Jeff Cohn, David Brent||
nallen3 AT uoregon.edu
randy.auerbach AT nyspi.columbia.edu
|Matthew Nock||Evan Kleiman, John Torous, JP Onnela, Rosaline Picard, Tyler VanderWeele||nock AT wjh.harvard.edu|
|Justin Baker and Scott Rauch||Ian Barnett, Louis-Phillipe Morency||
JTBAKER AT PARTNERS.ORG
ibarnett AT pennmedicine.upenn.edu
|Genevieve Dunton and Stephen Intille||
dunton AT usc.edu
s.intille AT neu.edu
|Donna Spruijt-Metz, Ben Marlin, and Pedgrag||Benjamin Marlin, Daniel Rivera, Misha Pavel||
m.pavel AT northeastern.edu
dmetz AT usc.edu
|Inbal (Billie) Nahum-Shani and David Wetter||Jim Rehg, Susan Murphy||inbal AT umich.edu|
|Scott Vrieze and Naomi Friedman||Scott Vrieze, Naomi Friedman||
vrie0006 AT umn.edu
NAOMI.FRIEDMAN AT COLORADO.EDU
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