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Dr. Felicia Hill-Briggs Leads DECIDE Team to Telly Award

Associate Professor Felicia Hill-Briggs, PhD, Core Faculty member of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, has received a bronze Telly Award, in the Health and Wellness Category, for the video entitled, DECIDE to Move! Physical Activity for People with Type 2 Diabetes. The video, which was produced by the Johns Hopkins Digital Media Group, was developed as part of Project DECIDE, an NIH/NHLBI-funded clinical research study on self-management support interventions for urban patients with type 2 diabetes.

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin appears in the video as the host. The 15-minute video gives the viewer concise, evidence-based patient information on key topics of: benefits of physical activity for diabetes, blood pressure, and cholesterol control; types of physical activity (aerobic, resistance, flexibility); safety when exercising with diabetes; everyday physical activity; and physical activity for persons with complications and physical disability. It features real persons with type 2 diabetes sharing their experiences with overcoming challenges to initiating physical activity. Johns Hopkins faculty members Kerry Stewart, EdD and the Welch Center's Sherita Golden, MD, MHS, also appear in the video as topic experts.

Dr. Benjamin accepted the invitation to participate in the video due to the relevance of the topic to management of type 2 diabetes and to the health of the public. Dr. Benjamin’s appearance as host required prior script review and content approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Additional Johns Hopkins faculty serving as co-investigators on Project DECIDE are Jerilyn Allen, ScD, RN, FAAN, of the School of Nursing, and Welch Center Core faculty members Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH, and Nae-Yuh Wang, PhD.


Shown are (l to r): Project DECIDE study team members Sharie DeGross, MS;
June Sutherland, MS; US Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA;
study P.I. Felicia Hill-Briggs, PhD, ABPP; and Haseeb Majid, MA


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