Deborah is an expert in human performance, behavior design, and deliberate practice. Her clients include the New Jersey Prevention Network, the US Department of Health and Human Services, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota, and Catholic Relief Services; plus medical, social service, and educational organizations around the world.
After earning her doctorate from Stanford and leaving academia after 10 years in health sciences and humanities, Deborah became an education partner with Indiana University School of Medicine and three state medical societies to develop continuing medical education for physicians. She used behavior design principles to optimize physicians’ ability to transform learning into practice that resulted in improved patient outcomes. Deborah received grant funding from Sanofi, Pfizer, Amgen, Roche, Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and others.
Recognizing that what happens in a doctor’s office is only a small part of what contributes to a person’s health and wellbeing, Deborah expanded the scope of her work to put science-based tools for change in the hands of everyday people and community activists. She currently trains people in the science of behavior change (including Tiny Habits®) and the art of caring conversation that enables people to engage others in a self-change process. In 2013, Deborah crafted the national occupational standards and curriculum for the US Department of Labor’s two-year apprenticeship for wellness coaching.
A quote from John F. Kennedy inspires her work, “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.”
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