Assistant Professor
Department of Health Behavior and Health Education
Department of Nutrition
School of Public Health, UNC-Chapel Hill
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Deborah Tate’s research focuses on developing innovative obesity treatments using technology and informatics. Her interest involves using both human counselors to guide behavior change via e-mail/chat and “virtual” counselors with tailored feedback for adults, adolescents, and families. Her work has been published in leading journals such as JAMA, and the New England Journal of Medicine. She has received grants from the NIH, ADA, and other foundations.

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