Theodore Lee


  • B.S., Cornell University

Research Interests

Health, persuasive, and quantified self communication. Currently focusing on tailoring to intrinsic/extrinsic motivations via mobile fitness devices.   Past work includes 1) the "Time to Eat" iPhone breakfast game - which successfully motivated students to eat more frequently and healthier breakfasts - and 2) attempts at understanding cyberbullying and its predictors.

Selected Publications

  • Niederdeppe, J., Lee, T., Robbins, R., Kim, H. K., Kresovich, A., Kirshenblat, D., Standridge, K., Clarke, C. E., Jensen, J., & Fowler, E. F. (forthcoming).  Content and effects of news stories about uncertain cancer causes and preventive behaviors.  Health Communication. [PEER REVIEWED]
  • Byrne, S., Gay, G., Pollak, J. P., Retelny, D., Gonzales, A. L., Lee, T. & Wansink, B. (2012). Caring for mobile phone based avatars can influence youth eating behaviors. Journal of Children and Media, 6 (1), 83-99.  [PEER REVIEWED]

Conference Involvement

  • Lee, T. & Byrne, S. (2013).  Predicting parents’ support for Internet risk prevention strategies.  A paper accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Division: Children, Adolescents, and Media (London, UK). [PEER REVIEWED]
  • Byrne, S., Lee, T., Katz, S. J., Linz, D., Yao, Z., & McIrath, M. (2011).  Predators, peers, and porn: Predicting parental underestimation of children's risky Internet experiences.  A paper accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Division: Family Communication (New Orleans, LA). [PEER REVIEWED]