Michele ("Shelley") L. Patel, PhD is currently a postdoctoral fellow in cardiovascular disease prevention at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. Her primary research interests include conducting and evaluating behavioral interventions for obesity, with a focus on leveraging technology-based self-monitoring strategies to improve engagement. She is also interested in examining the impact of psychosocial factors—such as health literacy and negative life events—on treatment success.
Dr. Patel completed her undergraduate studies at Duke University in 2010, receiving a BA in Psychology and a certificate in Markets & Management. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Duke in 2018 and completed her clinical psychology internship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, specializing in behavioral medicine.
New research: Patel, M. L., Hopkins, C. M., Brooks, T. L., & Bennett, G. G. (2019). Comparing self-monitoring strategies for weight loss in a smartphone app: Randomized controlled trial. JMIR mHealth and uHealth. http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/12209.
Doctor of Philosophy, Duke University (2018)
Internship, Clinical Psychology, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (2018)
Master of Arts, Duke University (2014)
Bachelor of Arts, Duke University (2010)