Dinesh John

Assistant Professor
  • Department of Health Sciences

Résumé/CV:
Office: 316 D Robinson
Phone: 617.373.5695

Dinesh John is an Assistant Professor in the Health Sciences Department. His research examines the effects of sedentary behavior and physical activity on various health outcomes with focus on the workplace. He has conducted studies examining the efficacy of strategies to modify the workplace to be a more active environment. He develops and validates novel sensor-based technologies to measure physical behavior and its determinants. He integrates sensing technologies into interventions to measure and modify physical behavior to obtain a clear understanding of the dose-response relationship between physical behavior and health outcomes.

 

Education/degrees: PhD University of Tennessee

 

Specializations: sedentary behavior, physical activity, objective measurement

 

Research Interests: Physical Activity and Health, Physical Activity Measurement

 

Selected Research/Scholarship Projects:

  • Treadmill Workstations: A worksite physical activity intervention in overweight and obese office workers. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 8(8)1034-43, 2011.
  • Calibrating a novel multi-sensor physical activity measurement system. Physiological Measurement, 32(9), 1473-89, 2011.

 

Major Collaborators/Affiliations:

  • Stephen Intille, Northeastern University
  • Patty Freedson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • David R. Bassett, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 

Courses:

  • Physical Activity and Exercise: Prescription, Measurement and Testing
  • Introduction to Exercise, Fitness, and Health

 

Publications:

John D., Bassett DR., Thompson DL., Bielak KM., and Raynor H. Treadmill Workstations: A worksite physical activity intervention in overweight and obese office workers. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 8(8)1034-43, 2011.

John D., Liu S., Sasaki J., Howe C., Gao R., Staudenmayer J., and Freedson P. Calibrating a novel multi-sensor physical activity measurement system. Physiological Measurement, 32(9), 1473-89, 2011.