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Eric Hekler

Eric Hekler

Assistant Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, College of Health Solutions

ehekler@asu.edu

602-827-2254

School of Nutrition and Health Promotion
Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix campus
500 N. 3rd St
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Assistant Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, College of Health Solutions

Biography

Dr. Hekler's work lies at the intersection of sustainability and health. His research focuses on leveraging new and emerging technologies for improved health outcomes, including by informing public policy for cities and neighborhoods. Specifically, he has collaborated with the School of Sustainability to provide decision support tools and context for the Citizens Committee for the Future of Phoenix Transportation. He is at the forefront of agile science, using behavioral principles to tighten research feedback loops and quickly iterate user-centered products that improve individual and public health and sustainability.

Education

  • PhD, Clinical Health Psychology, Rutgers University, 2008
  • MS, Psychology, Rutgers University, 2004
  • BA (summa cum laude), Psychology, State University of New York-Albany, 2002

Expertise

External Links

Journal Articles

2015

Buman, M. P., F. Bertmann, E. B. Hekler, S. J. Winter, J. L. Sheats, A. C. King and C. M. Wharton. 2015. A qualitative study of shopper experiences at an urban farmers' market using the Stanford Healthy Neighborhood Discovery Tool. Public Health Nutrition 18(6):994-1000. DOI: 10.1017/S136898001400127X. (link )

2014

Buman, M. P., E. A. Winkler, J. M. Kurka, E. B. Hekler, C. M. Baldwin, N. Owen, B. E. Ainsworth, G. N. Healy and P. A. Gardiner. 2014. Reallocating time to sleep, sedentary behaviors, or active behaviors: Associations with cardiovascular disease risk biomarkers, NHANES 2005-2006. American Journal of Epidemiology 179(3):323-334. DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwt292. (link )

Hekler, E. B., G. Dubey, D. W. McDonald, E. S. Poole, V. Li and E. Eikey. 2014. Exploring the relationship between changes in weight and utterances in an online weight loss forum: A content and correlational analysis study. Journal of Medical Internet Research 16(12):e254. DOI: 10.2196/jmir.3735. (link )

King, A. C., E. B. Hekler, C. M. Castro, M. P. Buman, B. H. Marcus, R. H. Friedman and M. A. Napolitano. 2014. Exercise advice by humans versus computers: Maintenance effects at 18 months. Health Psychology 33(2):192-196. DOI: 10.1037/a0030646. (link )

McMahon, S., M. Vankipuram, E. B. Hekler and J. Fluery. 2014. Design and evaluation of theory-informed technology to augment a wellness motivation intervention. Translational Behavior Medicine 4(1):95-107. DOI: 10.1007/s13142-013-0221-4. (link )

Otten, J. J., B. E. Saelens, K. I. Kapphahn, E. B. Hekler, M. P. Buman, B. A. Goldstein, R. A. Krukowski, L. S. O'Donohue, C. D. Gardner and A. C. King. 2014. Impact of San Francisco's toy ordinance on restuarants and children's food purchases, 2011-2012. Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practive, and Policy 11:140026. DOI: 10.5888/pcd11.140026. (link )

Winter, S. J., M. P. Buman, J. L. Sheats, E. B. Hekler, J. J. Otten, C. Baker, D. Cohen, B. A. Butler and A. C. King. 2014. Harnessing the potential of older adults to measure and modify their environments: Long-term successes of the Neighborhood Eating and Activity Advocacy Team (NEAAT) study. Translational Behavioral Medicine 4(2):226-227. DOI: 10.1007/s13142-014-0264-1. (link )

2013

Adams, M. A., J. F. Sallis, G. J. Norman, M. F. Hovell, E. B. Hekler and E. Perata. 2013. An adaptive physical activity intervention for overweight adults: A randomized controlled trial. PLOS One 8(12):e82901. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082901. (link )

Buman, M. P., S. J. Winter, J. L. Sheats, E. B. Hekler, J. J. Otten, L. A. Grieco and A. C. King. 2013. The Stanford Healthy Neighborhood Discovery Tool. American Journal of Preventative Medicine 44(4):e41-47. DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2012.11.028. (link )

Hekler, E. B., M. P. Buman, J. J. Otten, C. M. Castro, L. Grieco, R. H. Friedman, M. A. Napolitano and A. C. King. 2013. Determining who responds better to a computer- vs. human-delivered physical activity intervention: Results from the community health advice by telephone (CHAT) trial. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 10:109. DOI: 10.1186/1479-5868-10-109. (link )

Hekler, E. B., M. P. Buman, N. Poothakandiyil, D. E. Rivera, J. M. Dzierzewski, A. Aiken Morgan, C. S. McCrae, B. L. Roberts, M. Marsiske and P. R. Glacobbi Jr. 2013. Exploring behavioral markers of long-term physical activity maintenance: A case study of system identification modeling within a behavioral intervention. Health Education & Behavior 40(1 suppl.):516-625. DOI: 10.1177/1090198113496787. (link )

Hekler, E. B., P. Klasnja, V. Traver and M. Hendriks. 2013. Realizing effective behavioral management of health: The metamorphosis of behavioral science methods. IEEE Pulse 4(5):29-34. DOI: 10.1109/MPUL.2013.2271681. (link )

Johnson-Glenberg, M. C. and E. B. Hekler. 2013. “Alien Health Game”: An embodied exergame to instruct in nutrition and MyPlate. Games for Health Journal 2(6):354-361. DOI: 10.1089/g4h.2013.0057. (link )

King, A. C., C. M. Castro, M. P. Buman, E. B. Hekler, G. G. Urizar Jr and D. K. Ahn. 2013. Behavioral impacts of sequentially versus simultaneously delivered dietary plus physical activity interventions: The CALM trial. Annals of Behavioral Medicine 46(2):157-168. DOI: 10.1007/s12160-013-9501-y. (link )

King, A. C., E. B. Hekler, L. A. Grieco, S. J. Winter, J. L. Sheats, M. P. Buman, B. Banerjee, T. N. Robinson and J. Crimele. 2013. Harnessing different motivational frames via mobile phones to promote daily physical activity and reduce sedentary behavior in aging adults. PLOS One 4(e62613):. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062613. (link )

McClain, A. D., E. B. Hekler and C. D. Gardner. 2013. incorporating prototyping and iteration into interventin development: A case study of a dining hall-based intervention. Journal of American College Health 61(2):122-131. DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2012.755189. (link )

2012

Hekler, E. B., M. P. Buman, D. Ahn, G. Dunton, A. A. Atienza and A. C. King. 2012. Are daily fluctuations in perceived environment associated with walking?. Psychology & Health 27(9):1009-1020. DOI: 10.1080/08870446.2011.645213. (link )

McClain, A. D., J. J. Otten, E. B. Hekler and C. D. Gardner. 2012. Adherence to a low-fat vs. low-carbohydrate diet differs by insulin resistance status. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism 15(1):87-90. DOI: 10.1111/j.1463-1326.2012.01668.x. (link )

Book Chapters

2014

King, A. C., M. P. Buman and E. B. Hekler. 2014. Physical activity and Behavior change. Pp. 262-293 In: Kahan, S., A. C. Gielen, P. J. Fagan and L. W. Green eds., Health Behavior Change in Populations. Johns Hopkins Uninversity Press. Baltimore, MD. ISBN: 978-1421414553.

2013

Hekler, E. B. 2013. How to deliver physical activity messages. Pp. 153-190 In: Nigg, C. R. ed., ACM's Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity and Exercise. American College of Sports Medicine. ISBN: 978-1451132113.

Murray, T., D. Hardy, D. Spruijt-Metz, E. B. Hekler and A. Raij. 2013. Avatar interfaces for biobehavioral feedback. Pp. 424-434 In: Marcus, A. ed., Design, User Experience, and Usability: Health, Learning, Playing, Cultural, and Cross-Cultural User Experience. Vol 8013. Springer . Berlin Heidelberg. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-39241-2_47. ISBN: 978-3-642-39240-5. (link )

Posters

2014

Lee, J., E. Walker, W. S. Burleson and E. B. Hekler. 2014. Programming tool of context-aware applications for behavior change. Poster presented at the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Adjunct, 13-17 September, Seattle, WA. (link )

Conference Papers

2017

Klasnja, P., E. B. Hekler, E. V. Korinek, J. Harlow and S. R. Mishra. 2017. Toward usable evidence: Optimizing knowledge accumulation in HCI research on health behavior change. Pp. 3071-3082 Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. CHI 2017. New York, NY. (link )

2014

Chen, F. X., A. C. King and E. B. Hekler. 2014. "Healthifying" exergames: Improving health outcomes through intential priming. Pp. 1855-1864 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York, nY. (link )

Lee, J., E. Walker, W. S. Burleson and E. B. Hekler. 2014. Exploring users' creation of personalized behavioral plans. Pp. 703-706 Proceedings of 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Adjunct Publication. Ubicomp '14 Adjunct. Seattle, WA. (link )

Li, V., D. W. McDonald, E. Eikey, J. Sweeney, J. Escajeda, G. Dubey, K. Riley, E. S. Poole and E. B. Hekler. 2014. Losing it online: Charactizing participation in an online weight loss community. Pp. 35-45 Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP ’14). ACM Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP ’14). Sanibel Island, FL. (link )

Martin, C. A., D. E. Rivera, E. B. Hekler, M. P. Buman, M. A. Adams and A. C. King. 2014. A dynamical systems model of social cognitive theory. Pp. 2407-2412 Proceedings of the American Control Conference (ACC’14). American Control Conference (ACC’14). Portland, OR.

Timms, K. P., C. A. Martin, D. E. Rivera and E. B. Hekler. 2014. Leveraging intensive longitudinal data to better understand health behaviors. Pp. 6888-6891 Proceedings of the 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC). 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC). Chicago, IL. (link )

2013

Hekler, E. B., P. Klasnja, J. E. Froehlich and M. P. Buman. 2013. Mind the theoretical gap: Interpreting, using, and developing behavioral theory in HCI research. Pp. 3307-3316 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems . SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems . New York, NY. (link )