Associate Chair for Research Programs; The Dr. Max and Buena Lichter Research Professor of Family Medicine; Editor-in-Chief, the Annals of Family Medicine
Dr. Richardson current serves as Associate Chair for Research Programs in the Department of Family Medicine. She earned an MD from Harvard Medical School. She is a physical activity and diabetes prevention researcher who emphasizes the importance of using low-cost, scalable approaches to promoting physical activity, and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) with real time feedback. She develops and tests behavioral internet-mediated interventions to increase physical activity, decrease weight, and prevent diabetes. Focusing on components of web-based interventions that are interactive and individually tailored, Dr. Richardson builds interventions that are more than just static informational websites. They incorporate objective monitoring of physical activity, individually tailored feedback and motivational messaging, and online social support to motivate and engage users.
Current Research Interests:
- Physical activity
- Chronic illness
- Internet-mediated physical activity interventions
- Diabetes prevention