Katrina Mateo presents interactive comic to promote healthy eating

April 3, 2017 | SPH Accolades

Katrina Mateo

DPH student, Katrina Mateo, presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting in San Diego, California in March.

Her presentation titled, “Development of La Vida INC, a mobile-enabled interactive comic to promote healthy eating among urban Hispanic youth,” was a qualitative study that was part of a larger project that incorporates user-centered approaches throughout development of an interactive nutrition comic web app to promote healthy eating and decrease obesity risk among urban Latino/Black pre-adolescents. This approach of co-creating comic content and co-designing the UI/UX of early web app prototypes with youth is important as it may lead to increased adoption, engagement, and sustained use.

Congratulations, Katrina!