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Dana Wolff-Hughes, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
Dr. Wolff-Hughes is a Health Scientist Administrator for the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR). In this role, her primary responsibility is to provide technical guidance and direction to research efforts related to the development and evaluation of behavioral and social outcomes using mobile and wireless health technology. Prior to joining OBSSR, Dr. Wolff-Hughes was a Cancer Research Training Award Fellow in the Science of Research Technology Branch at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Wolff-Hughes earned her Ph.D. in Physical Activity Epidemiology and M.S. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Tennessee. She has expertise in mobile and wireless health technology, epidemiology, exercise physiology, survey methodology, and statistics. Dana’s research focuses on improving methods for assessment and profiling of behavior from sensors and temporally linked contextual data, with an emphasis on the implications for chronic disease prevention and treatment. She is particularly interested in how the accuracy of physical activity measures influence the dose response relationships with chronic disease with a focus on methods to better interpret and understand data from activity monitors and wearable sensors.