Becca Krukowski, PhD

Rebecca Krukowski

Rebecca Krukowski, Ph.D.

My research focuses on using technology to increase access to evidence-based behavioral interventions for adults in order to reduce cancer risk. I have a particular focus on behavioral weight management interventions, self-monitoring behaviors, health equity, and increasing access to rural communities.

Professor, Public Health Sciences, Co-lead of the Community-Based Health Equity research program



  • Postdoctoral fellowship, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Public Health
  • Medical psychology internship, Duke University Medical Center, 2006-2007
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology, University of Vermont, 2002-2007
  • Bachelor of Arts (Major: Psychology, Minor: German), DePauw University, 1998-2002


  • Behavioral weight management for adults
  • Technology-based behavioral interventions
  • Gestational weight gain interventions
  • Self-monitoring

Current Research Funding:

  • R01DK107747: Efficacy of Two Novel Behavioral Post Cessation Weight Gain Interventions, Principal Investigator
  • R01DK104872: Behavioral Weight Management for Pregnant and Postpartum Women in the Military, Principal Investigator
  • R01DA043468: The Determinants of Tobacco Relapse and Initiation Following a Period of Forced Abstinence in the U.S. Military: A Social Ecological Approach, Co-investigator
  • R01CA218155: Communication App to Manage Symptoms and Improve Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy Adherence, Co-investigator


  • Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • Fellow, The Obesity Society


  • Associate Editor, Contemporary Clinical Trials
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Committee Member, External Experts Panel for the Urinary Stone Disease Research Network, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Data Safety Monitoring Board Member, Physiology of the Weight Reduced State study, National Institutes of Health
  • Committee Member, Civic and Public Engagement Committee, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • Standing Study Section member, Health Promotion in Communities, National Institutes of Health

Links to Publications:

Twitter handle: @DrBeccaK