Dr. Sheri Pruitt
Psychological & Behavioral
Evidence Based Answers, LLC
"I help people
DO things differently."
Dr. Sheri Pruitt is a highly sought-after keynote speaker. Popular topics include women’s health, weight management, lifestyle change, and resilience.
"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 has 27 years of experience as a clinical psychologist and is an indisputable behavioral science expert.
For more than 16 years, she was Director of Behavioral Medicine and Behavioral Science Integration at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California. In that role, Dr. Pruitt guided all behavioral change efforts in the Sacramento, California area medical centers, creating large scale programs for physicians, employees, and patients. She was a pioneer in digital health and the use of technology for behavioral change. Earlier in her career, Dr. Pruitt worked as a scientist for the World Health Organization where she developed award winning, global models of care for chronic conditions and was principal author of two books. She also was on the faculty of the University of California-San Diego, School of Medicine where she gained extensive experience in research, publishing, and graduate level education and she established one of the first integrated primary care clinics in the U.S. She has maintained a private consulting practice throughout her career and is now focused exclusively on helping organizations meet their goals through the behavioral change of patients, health care providers, employees, customers, and leaders.
Dr. Pruitt holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Oklahoma, a Master of Science (with distinction) and a Doctorate from the University of New Mexico. She is a popular trainer, lecturer, and keynote speaker on the topics of health and wellness, motivation, and the necessity of scientifically supported interventions. She frequently shares behavioral science expertise with local and national publications, and on radio and television.
As a digital health pioneer, she was one of the first to apply behavioral science at scale in healthcare in 2007 at Kaiser Permanente. She developed the earliest online, video-interactive health coaching program for lifestyle improvement. She works with start-ups and established technology companies to provide behavioral science expertise.
Dr. Pruitt is a digital health pioneer.
She works with both start-ups and established technology companies to provide behavioral science expertise.
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PREPARING A HEALTH CARE WORKFORCE:
The Challenge of Chronic Conditions
This WHO publication calls for the transformation of healthcare workforce training to better meet the needs of caring for patients with chronic conditions.
Adherence to Long-Term Therapies
Adherence to therapies is a primary determinant of treatment success. Poor adherence attenuates optimum clinical benefits and therefore reduces the overall effectiveness of health systems.
INNOVATIVE CARE FOR
Building Blocks for Action
Innovative Care for Chronic Conditions: Building Blocks for Action reports that health care systems around the world must reorganize their health care to meet the rising burden of chronic conditions.