Dorothy Pekmezi 2016Associate Professor

Dept. of Health Behavior
School of Public Health

Contact Information

Office Address: RPHB 227
Phone: 205-975-8061
Websites: Health Behavior Faculty Page


University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

BS, 2002

Louisiana Statue University, Baton Rouge, LA

MA, Clinical Psychology, 2004

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2007

Post-Graduate Training:

Brown Medical School, Providence, RI

Internship, Clinical Psychology, 2006-7

Brown Medical School, Providence, RI

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine, 2007-9

Research Description:

Dr. Pekmezi’s research interests include physical activity promotion, chronic disease prevention, and health communication. Her research thus far has focused on underserved populations and involved designing, implementing, and evaluating home-based physical activity interventions, grounded in the Social Cognitive Theory and Transtheoretical Model, for low income African Americans and Latinas. 


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