Deborah J. Toobert, PhD.

Deborah Toobert, PhD is a Senior Research Scientist at Oregon Research Institute, located in Eugene, Oregon. She is an expert in designing "lifestyle" interventions to help adults with type 2 diabetes manage their condition on a daily basis. Dr. Toobert has partnered with Dr. Russell E. Glasgow and his team over the past 23 years to design and test exercise, healthful eating, portion-control and stress-management programs that help persons with diabetes prevent heart disease and manage their weight. In addition to her work on developing the My Path to Healthy Life program, Dr. Toobert is currently testing a diabetes self-management lifestyle change program for Latina women with type 2 diabetes. This program called íViva Bien! focuses on preventing heart disease by improving eating and exercise habits, stress management and social support.