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Take a look at CHIBE’s publications, which are helping advance the science of using behavioral economics to improve health and leading to discoveries around how our minds work.

A Randomized, Controlled, Prehabilitation Intervention To Maximize Early Recovery (PRIMER) in Liver Transplantation

Liver Transplantation
June 29, 2023
Marina Serper, Lauren S. Jones, Thomas Clement, Rajender K. Reddy, Peter P. Reese

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Gamification, Financial Incentives, or Both to Increase Physical Activity Among Patients with Elevated Risk for Cardiovascular Disease: Rationale and Design of the BE ACTIVE Study

American Heart Journal
March 2, 2023
Alexander C. Fanaroff, Mitesh S. Patel, Neel Chokshi, Samantha Coratti, David Farraday, Laurie Norton, Charles Rareshide, Jingsan Zhu, Julia E. Szymczak, Louise B. Russell, Dylan S. Small, Kevin G. M. Volpp

Associations of Home and Neighborhood Environments With Children’s Physical Activity in the U.S.-Based Neighborhood Impact on Kids (NIK) Longitudinal Cohort Study

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
February 2, 2023
Alison Carver, Ester Cerin, Muhammad Akram, James F. Sallis, Kelli L. Cain, Lawrence D. Frank, Carrie M. Geremia, Terry L. Conway, Karen Glanz, Brian E. Saelens

The Association of Impulsivity With Effects of the ChooseWell 365 Workplace Nudge Intervention on Diet and Weight

Translational Behavioral Medicine
December 22, 2022
Jessica L. McCurley, Joshua W. Buckholtz, Christina A. Roberto, Douglas E. Levy, Emma M. Anderson, Yuchiao Chang, Anne N. Thorndike

Use of Community Engagement Studios to Adapt a Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Study of Social Incentives and Physical Activity for the STEP Together Study

Health Promotion Practice
July 28, 2022
Krista Scheffey, Jade Avelis, Mitesh Patel, Ai Leen Oon, Chalanda Evans, Karen Glanz

Exploring Wearables to Focus on the “Sweet Spot” of Physical Activity and Sleep After Hospitalization: Secondary Analysis

JMIR mHealth and uHealth
April 28, 2022
S. Ryan Greysen, Kimberly J. Waddell, Mitesh S. Patel

Effectiveness of a Text-Based Gamification Intervention to Improve Physical Activity Among Postpartum Individuals With Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy: A Randomized Clinical Trial

JAMA Cardiology
April 21, 2022
Jennifer Lewey, Samantha Murphy, Dazheng Zhang, Mary E. Putt, Michal A. Elovitz, Valerie Riis, Mitesh S. Patel, Lisa D. Levine

Text Messages and Financial Incentives to Increase Physical Activity in Adolescents With Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes: Web-Based Group Interviews to Inform Intervention Design

JMIR Diabetes
April 7, 2022
Mary Ellen Vajravelu, Talia Alyssa Hitt, NaDea Mak, Aliya Edwards, Jonathan Mitchell, Lisa Schwartz, Andrea Kelly, Sandra Amaral

Effect of Gamification With Social Incentives on Daily Steps After Stroke: A Randomized Clinical Trial

JAMA Neurology
March 28, 2022
Kimberly J. Waddell, Mitesh S. Patel, Kayla Clark, Tory O. Harrington, S. Ryan Greysen

Effect of Goal-Setting Approaches Within a Gamification Intervention to Increase Physical Activity Among Economically Disadvantaged Adults at Elevated Risk for Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events

JAMA Cardiology
September 1, 2021
Patel MS, Bachireddy C, Small DS, Harrison JD, Harrington TO, Oon AL, Rareshide CAL, Snider CK, Volpp KG

Effect of Gamification With and Without Financial Incentives to Increase Physical Activity Among Veterans Classified as Having Obesity or Overweight: A Randomized Clinical Trial

JAMA Network Open
July 9, 2021
Dylan Small

Leveraging insights from behavioral economics to improve mobility for adults with stroke: Design and rationale of the BE Mobile clinical trial

Contemporary Clinical Trials
June 12, 2021
Kimberly J. Waddell, Mitesh S. Patel, Kayla Clark, Tory O. Harrington, S. Ryan Greysen

Lifestyle and Mental Health Disruptions During COVID-19

February 17, 2021
Osea Giuntella, Kelly Hyde, Silvia Saccardo, and Sally Sadoff

Association between behavioral phenotypes and response to a physical activity intervention using gamification and social incentives: Secondary analysis of the STEP UP randomized clinical trial

October 14, 2020
Xisui Shirley Chen, Sujatha Changolkar, Amol S. Navathe, Kristin A. Linn, Gregory Reh, Gregory Szwartz, David Steier, Sarah Godby, Mohan Balachandran, Joseph D. Harrison, Charles A. L. Rareshide, Mitesh S. Patel

Differences in adolescent activity and dietary behaviors across home, school, and other locations warrant location-specific intervention approaches

BioMed Central
September 29, 2020
Adrian Ortega, Carolina M. Bejarano, Christopher C. Cushing, Vincent S. Staggs, Amy E. Papa, Chelsea Steel, Robin P. Shook, Debra K. Sullivan, Sarah C. Couch, Terry L. Conway, Brian E. Saelens, Karen Glanz, Lawrence D. Frank, Kelli L. Cain, Jacqueline Kerr, Jasper Schipperijn, James F. Sallis & Jordan A. Carlson

Framing Social Comparison Feedback With Financial Incentives for Physical Activity Promotion: A Randomized Trial

Journal of Physical Activity and Health
May 11, 2020
Mitesh S Patel, David A Asch, Roy Rosin, Dylan S Small, Scarlett L Bellamy, Karen Hoffer, David Shuttleworth, Victoria Hilbert, Jingsan Zhu, Lin Yang, Xingmei Wang, Kevin G Volpp