The research conducted in the Health, Behavior, & Technology (HaBiT) Lab is broadly related to physical and mental health and behavior.
Much of our research tries to understand states and experiences (for example: mood, symptoms, behaviors) in people’s everyday lives. We use this information to inform theory, enhance understanding of behavior and disease processes, and improve interventions.
Although not always necessary, often the research studies we conduct utilize one or more type of technology, including mobile technologies, such as smartphones, tablets, or wearable sensors. This allows us to collect information from people as they are going about their daily lives.
Our research focuses on a variety of adult populations with a range of life experiences, conditions, and concerns. The studies we conduct often have a health equity focus, where we aim to understand factors that contribute to the health and well-being of minority-identified individuals, including sexual minorities and racial/ethnic minorities.