Gregory M. Dominick, Ph.D.

Gregory M. Dominick, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Behavioral Health & Nutrition
021 Carpenter Sports Building
Ph: 302-831-3672


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Miriam Hospital and Brown University, 2011
  • Ph.D. Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, University of South Carolina, 2009
  • M.A. Exercise Physiology, East Tennessee State University, 2000
  • B.S. Exercise Science, Lander University, 1998


Dr. Dominick’s research focuses on the cognitive, psychosocial, and environmental influences on physical activity and other health behaviors that protect against chronic disease and related co-morbidities. As Director of the Physical Activity Measurement and Evaluation Laboratory, Dr. Dominick examines the measurement properties of mobile and wearable devices and their potential to increase physical activity behavior across multiple populations and settings.


  • BHAN 435: Physical Activity Behavior • BHAN 435: Physical Activity Behavior
  • HLPR 803: Advanced Health Promotion Programming and Evaluation


Recent Publications
  • Winfree, K.N., & Dominick, G.M. (2017). Modeling clinically validated physical activity assessments using commodity hardware. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, DOI: 10.1109/JBHI.2017.2787461.
  • Dominick, G.M., Winfree, K.N., Papas, M.A., & Pohlig, R.T. (2016). Physical activity assessment between consumer- and research-grade accelerometers: A comparative study in free-living conditions. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth, 4(3):e110. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.6281.
  • Dominick, G.M., Zeni, J.A., & White, D. (2016). The association of psychosocial factors with physical activity and function after total knee replacement: An exploratory study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 97(9 Suppl):S218-S225. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2015.09.028.
  • Dominick, G.M., Tudose, A., Pohlig, R.T., & Saunders, R.P. (2016). Examining influences on sustainability of physical activity promoting environments following a structural intervention in residential children’s homes. Health Education Research, 31(2):207-219.
Research Projects


  • University of Delaware, College of Health Sciences, Center for Innovative Health Research: Mini-Grant. “Video Imaging Methods to Estimate Physical Activity” (Dominick, PI). Funding period: 02/1/2018 to 01/31/2019. Amount $10,000.
  • R21-PAR-14-192 “Fitbit +PT Intervention to Increase Physical Activity after Total Knee Replacement: A pilot study.” (White, PI; Dominick, Co-I). Funding period: 01/01/2017 to 12/31/2019 Amount: $150,000.


  • State of Delaware Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) “Promoting Physical Activity: Delaware WIC be FIT Study” (Dominick, PI). Funding period: 10/01/2015 to 09/30/2016. Amount: $50,000.
  • University of Delaware General University Research Program (GUR) “Efficacy of a Smartphone-Based, Ecological Momentary Assessment to Improve Health Literacy and Diet Practices Among Low-Income Adults” (Dominick, PI). Funding period 06/01/2014 to 05/31/2016. Amount: $8,000.
  • State of Delaware Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) (Peterson, PI, Dominick, Co-PI). “Examining Health Literacy and Dietary Behaviors of Delaware WIC Mothers.” Funding period: 09/01/2013 to 08/30/2014. Amount: $50,000.