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Dr. David E. Conroy's research focuses on validating and engaging motivational processes in support of health behavior change. The goal of his work is to make behavior change less effortful and more enjoyable through creative design, context-sensitivity and learning models. He has developed behavioral interventions for promoting physical activity, reducing sedentary behavior and increasing fluid consumption.

Dr. Conroy and his team use technology to monitor and intervene with people in the natural context of their daily lives. Their research is currently funded by several institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NHLBI, NIDDK, NIA, NCI) and the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Conroy consulted to the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee, was a member of the 2022 Science Board for the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, and serves on multiple editorial boards. He is a past president of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, the nation's leading group of multi-specialty professionals dedicated to improving health and quality of life through proven behavioral science.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Exercise and Sport Science, PhD, University of Utah


Exercise and Sport Science; Psychology, BA and MA, Unisversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



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