Bonnie J. Spring, PhD, ABPP

Bonnie J. Spring, PhD, ABPP

Professor

Preventive Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Dr. Spring’s research combines health promotion, risk behaviors (cigarette smoking; poor quality diet, inactivity, obesity, stress, depression), behavioral interventions, and e-technology. The overarching goal of the research is to develop health promotion interventions that retain the efficacy of individual intensive behavioral treatments while attaining the reach, reduced cost, and impact of population-based interventions. A current research emphasis concerns identifying optimal ways to modify several unhealthy behaviors at a time (for example, high saturated fat, low fruits and vegetables, low physical activity, high “screen time”). Another emphasis involves using electronic technology to extend the reach of behavioral interventions. Other research interests concern health disparities, food “addiction,” and co-morbid depression.