Genevieve Fridlund Dunton, PhD, MPH​

Genevieve Dunton, PhD, MPH is a Professor of Preventive Medicine and Psychology at the University of Southern California. She earned a doctorate in Health Psychology from the University of California, Irvine and a Master of Public Health from the University of Southern California. Dr. Dunton received post-doctoral training in physical activity, nutrition, and cancer prevention from the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Dunton´s research examines the etiology of health behaviors related to chronic disease risk in children and adults, with a focus on physical activity and nutrition. Dr. Dunton is the Director of the USC REACH (Real-Time Eating Activity and Children’s Health) lab, whose goals are to develop, test, and apply real-time data capture methodologies, including EMA and wearable sensors, to better understand the effects of time-varying psychological, social, and environmental factors on eating and physical activity episodes. She is the PI on numerous studies funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Cancer Society, author of over 150 peer-reviewed publications, and past Chair of the American Public Health Association Physical Activity Section.

Dr. Dunton is a past Chair of the National Physical Activity Plan Public Health Sector Committee and past member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on the Implementation of Physical Activity Surveillance Strategies. See