Amanda E. Staiano

Amanda E. Staiano, PhD is Director of the Pediatric Obesity and Health Behavior Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Dr. Staiano is a developmental psychologist in pediatric obesity with an interest in technology-mediated physical activity interventions and the integration of these technologies into the behavioral treatment of childhood obesity. Her research has examined how technological devices like exergames (i.e. activity-promoting video games) affect youths’ adiposity, physical activity, and eating behaviors.