Mary Ann Sevick, ScD, RN

Professor – Center for Healthful Behavior Change

Mary Ann Sevick, ScD, RNMary Ann Sevick, ScD, RN, is Professor of Medicine in the Department of Population Health in the School of Medicine. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Sevick has been involved in several large clinical trials involving behavior change interventions. Her primary interest is in the area of complex chronic diseases. She was PI on the ENHANCE Study (NIH-R01-NR008792), a clinical trial to evaluate a lifestyle intervention paired with technology-based self-monitoring in those with type 2 diabetes. She was PI of the BalanceWise Study (NIH-R01-NR010135) which used a similar intervention approach to reduce dietary sodium in hemodialysis patients. With funding from a K24 (NIH-K24- NR012226), Dr. Sevick is migrating her intervention approach to one that employs mobile technology.She is also PI of the VA-STRIDE Study (HSR&D-IIR07154), a clinical trial to evaluate an expert system-based physical activity intervention in overweight or obese and sedentary veterans recruited from VA primary care services.

While at the University of Michigan, she was awarded a Rackham Fellowship and a Lyndon Baines Johnson Scholarship/Legislative Internship in Washington DC. Following her doctoral training she was inducted into the National Public Health Society, and received an Individual National Research Service Award from the US Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. She has served as a grant reviewer for multiple national and international groups. Dr. Sevick and her team have published numerous papers in prestigious journals including JAMA, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Preventive Medicine, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and the Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

Dr. Sevick’s degrees include a BSN (nursing) University of Pittsburgh, MS (nursing) University of Michigan, and ScD (health services research) University of Pittsburgh. She has postdoctoral training in economics from Carnegie Mellon University and ethics from the University of North Carolina.

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