About Peter Giacobbi
Dr. Giacobbi's research focuses on chronic disease prevention using theory-based interventions particularly those involving mobile technologies for delivery.
- PhD, University of Tennessee
- MS, Miami University (Ohio)
- BA, State University of New York (Oswego)
· Giacobbi, P.R., Jr., Long, D., Nolan, R., Shawley, S., Johnson, K., Misra, R. (2018) Guided imagery targeting exercise, food cravings, and stress: A multi-modal randomized feasibility trial. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, doi. 10.1007/s10865-017-9876-5 JOBM-D-16-00460.2
· Giacobbi, P.R., Jr., Stewart, J., Chaffee, K., Jaeschke, A.M., Stabler, M., Kelley, G. (2018). A scoping review of health outcomes examined in randomized controlled trials using guided imagery. Progress in Preventive Medicine, 2:e0010. DOI: 10.1097/pp9.0000000000000010.
· Gordon, J. S., Armin, J., Hingle, M. D., Giacobbi, P. R. Jr., Cunningham, J. K.. Johnson, T., Abbate, K., Howe, C. L., Roe, D. J. (2017). Development and evaluation of the See Me Smoke-Free Multi-Behavioral mHealth app for Women Smokers. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 7, 2, 172-184. Doi: 10.1007/s13142-017-0463-7
· Giacobbi, P.R., Jr. (2016). Theoretical, critical, and practical reflections on the long-term maintenance of health behavior change. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 10,(6), 377-380. Doi: doi.org/10.1177/1559827616662435
· Floegel, T., Giacobbi, P. R., Jr., Dzierzewski, J. D., Aiken-Morgan, A, Roberts, B., Marsiske, M., McCrae, C. & Buman, M.* (2015). A mixed-methods approach to identifying intervention-related markers of long-term physical activity maintenance in older adults. American Journal of Health Behavior, 39(4), 487-499
About Peter Giacobbi
Guided imagery is the controlled visualization of specific experiences intended to assist with health, performance, or preparation for events. Guided imagery is a common tool used in cognitive-behavioral therapy to treat a wide range of psychological and emotional difficulties. This psychological technique is also the most widely used mental skill used by coaches, athletes, and sport psychologists for sport performance. Dr. Giacobbi’s expertise is in the development and testing of guided imagery interventions for use in exercise settings. He is also very interested in using guided imagery to address other health behaviors such as food cravings, psychological stress, and sleep. He is currently involved with a study funded by the National Center for Integrative and Alternative Health to test the impact of guided imagery on smoking cessation using delivered by a Smoker’s Quitline. Finally, guided imagery can be delivered using mobile technologies and he is also testing it’s impact on sleep, diet, and exercise with pregnant women.