Dr. Sheri Pruitt
Psychological & Behavioral
Evidence Based Answers, LLC
"Attempts to change the behavior of patients, employees, leaders, or customers must be conceptually driven and evidence-based. Without a scientific foundation, you can expect a low return on your investment."
Dr. Pruitt is a subject matter expert in effective, evidence-based behavioral change programs-helping people and organizations make lasting improvements.
HUMAN BEHAVIOR DRIVES HEALTH AND REVENUE
BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE is the study of human behavior using systematic, scientific methods. More than sixty years of research provides answers for lifestyle improvement (e.g. health and disease management) and business (e.g. communication and motivation; employee and consumer behavior).
Using scientifically validated behavior change models, Dr. Pruitt conducts in-person training workshops and works with innovative digital partners to change behaviors and meet goals.
Training health care providers (telephonic outreach staff, health educators, certified diabetes educators, registered dieticians, nurses, physicians, medical assistants, pharmacists, physical therapists, weight management facilitators) in evidence-based coaching with patients:
Coach, motivate, and inspire patients to make lifestyle changes to prevent or manage chronic conditions
Improve patient adherence to medical regimens and advice
Effectively negotiate opiate medication requests with patients
HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS
Developing and implementing evidence-based programs for health care organizations:
Patient engagement and activation
Chronic conditions management
Weight loss and maintenance
Alcohol and substance misuse
Training leaders in evidence-based strategies for personal and professional development:
Psychological strategies for managing the most challenging employees and situations (e.g., union environments)
Communication and motivational strategies that increase self-awareness, introspection, empathy, and organizational results
Psychological and physical resilience skills to improve work-life management
Creating evidence-based customer satisfaction and loyalty interventions.
Building evidence-based programs to change employee behaviors:
Improving work attendance
Enhancing “job bonding”
Managing work disability
Partnering with technology companies to build effective apps and digital tools for changing health behaviors and lifestyle.
Changing employee behaviors to increase revenue (i.e., work attendance, work safety, professional appearance, wellness, and quality improvement)
Interactive health coaching (i.e., exercise, eating, stress management)
Health coach avatar for primary care
Weight loss and maintenance
Employee wellness interactive e-workbook
Employee work attendance
Improving physician satisfaction
Digital health is the convergence of technology with health and healthcare to improve the lives of millions.
Dr. Pruitt is a digital health pioneer, applying behavioral science at scale since 2007 and first penetrating the healthcare community (Kaiser Permanente) with the earliest online, video-interactive health coaching program for lifestyle improvement. She works with both start-ups and established technology companies to provide behavioral science expertise.
A WORD FROM DR. SHERI PRUITT
I help people DO things differently. This is the simple and consistent focus of my career. I use evidence-based behavioral science methods to help leaders, healthcare providers, patients, employees, and customers change their behaviors.
Behavioral science can:
inform personal and organizational goals
drive health care interactions and initiatives
improve health or impact customer behavior through the use of technology
I translate behavioral science into practical interventions that change people’s behavior. Using proven strategies, I design and implement programs to change behaviors that help organizations reach their goals and improve their financial margins.
As a master trainer, evidence-based coach and intervention designer, I tailor services to meet the needs of individuals and organizations. Services are provided through in-person training or scalable behavioral change programs with innovative digital health partners (i.e., multi-media, web-based, mobile, and hybrid designs).
I help people change behavior because human behavior drives health and revenue.
“A singular talent: a communicator, scientist, and clinician with confidence and competence.”
-David S. Sobel, MD, MPH
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine and
Former Director of Patient Education and Health Promotion for Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Dr. Pruitt's clients include individuals, groups and populations.