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Dawn K. Wilson

Department of Psychology
University of South Carolina

Office: Barnwell 512
Phone Number: (803) 978-7500
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Dr. Wilson is a Professor of Psychology at the University of South Carolina (USC). Her nationally funded program of research has focused on developing innovative, theoretically-based interventions for health promotion in minority adolescents and their families. Her theoretical approach integrates bio-ecological models, family systems, and motivational approaches for understanding social and environmental influences of long-term health behavior change. Her current trials are evaluating the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of social marketing interventions on increasing safety and access for walking in high crime, under-served communities. Her recent projects also integrate cultural and family-based approaches to tailoring effective weight loss programs in minority adolescents.

Please go to Dr. Wilson's personal web page to see publications and grant funded projects.