8 December 2019 - Meena Daivadanam


Meena Daivadanam

How does your research contribute to a better world?

"My research mainly focuses on developing and implementing health interventions for chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes. In particular, I work with pragmatic approaches to prevention and real-life challenges that people face in changing lifestyle behaviours or self-managing their disease – digital solutions is a new area of focus in this respect. Additionally, understanding the complex pathways by which environment influences behavior is often crucial as our environment strongly influences and, in some cases, also dictates our behavior. So, evaluating environments, especially the food and physical activity environment - both the social and the physical aspects - and figuring out how to incorporate this into health interventions is an enjoyable and challenging part of my work."

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