Designing an app to change behavior is great, but success is more likely if you use evidence, and perhaps a little theory, to inform your intervention design. Our behavioral scientists are trained behavior change consultants with expertise in the Behavior Change Technique (BCT) Taxonomy, program planning, tailored algorithm development, and adapting paper and pencil interventions for a brave new world. From proposal development to detailed intervention specs for a custom intervention app, through manuscript preparation, our experts can help ensure your interventions are at the forefront of both technology and behavioral research.

Adaptation of Intervention for Web-Based Delivery

  • Assisted with proposal development to adapt the evidence-based program, Moms and Teens for Safe Dates, for web-based delivery

Results: Defined a web-based intervention development process using the framework, IDEAS, that combines behavior theory and user-centered design approaches, and established preliminary technological requirements.

Healthy Future

  • Consulted on content for the Healthy Future program, a home-visiting intervention using written educational modules delivered by community health workers for child caregivers in rural China.

Results: A report that provided an overview of health communication and content strategy best practices, and specific suggestions to make modules more engaging and understandable for community health workers and caregivers.


  • Intervention materials for FI3x, a diabetes management intervention for adolescents, were coded by two independent coders using the Behavior Change Technique (BCT) Taxonomy.

Results: Identified BCTs targeting six behaviors (i.e. blood glucose checking). Specifying the most specific components of the intervention will facilitate accurate reporting and replicability of these kinds of interventions.