Steriani Elavsky, Ph.D. is a Scientific Researcher at the Institute of Children, Youth and Family Research, Masaryk University, the Czech Republic. She is a member of the Interdisciplinary Research Team on Internet and Society and a current SoMoPro (The South Moravian Programme for Distinguished Researchers) Fellow. Presently, her research focuses on mobile health (mHealth) technologies for improving behavioral health and active aging in the Czech Republic. As part of her research she is also interested in novel methods for behavioral and psychological monitoring and interventions in older adults through the application of ecological ambulatory methodologies.
Steri´s broader research interests include health behaviors such as physical activity, aging, and women´s health. She has published in a number of international journals including Health Psychology, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Journal of Exercise and Sport Psychology or the European Journal of Physical Activity and Aging. She is a long-standing member of the US-based Society of Behavioral Medicine and spent 16 years working at US-based institutions (University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Penn State University at University Park where she earned her tenure and remains an adjunct professor).
- 2019-ongoing Modelling the future: Understanding the impact of technology on adolescent’s well-being (FUTURE)
- 2016- 2019 mHealth Active project – Unlocking the potential of mHealth technologies to promote behavioral health and active aging in Czech older adults
- 2015- 2018 THINLINE project – The thin line between disorder and a healthy lifestyle: Investigating the online behavior of today’s youth
Assoc. Prof. Steriani Elavsky, Ph.D.
health psychology; psychology of physical activity; wellbeing/quality of life; health behavior change; adult development and aging; women´s health; mind-body modalities (e.g., yoga)