Lucas Carr, PhD

Contact Information

Office: E118 FH 
Phone: 319-353-5432 
Faculty Profile

Brief description of current research:

My current research interests focus on identifying and testing sustainable environmental and technology-based solutions for promoting healthy behaviors including diabetes self-management behaviors. For example, I am currently co-leading a randomized controlled trial testing a text message-delivered program for improving diabetes self-management behaviors of rural diabetics with uncontrolled disease.

3 most influential diabetes/obesity/metabolism publications:

  • Carr, LJ, Bartee, RT, Dorozynski, CM, Broomfield, JF, Smith, ML and Smith DT. Internet-delivered behavior change program increases physical activity and improves cardiometabolic disease risk factors in sedentary adults: Results of a randomized controlled trial. Preventive Medicine. 2008. May;46(5):431-8.
  • Carr, LJ, Dunsiger, SI, Lewis, B, Ciccolo, JT, Hartman, S, Bock, BC, Dominick, G, & Marcus, BH. Randomized Controlled Trial Testing the Efficacy of an Internet Physical Activity Intervention for Sedentary Adults. Health Psychology. 2013;32(3):328-36.
  • Carr, LJ, Karvinen, K, Peavler, M, Smith, R and Cangelosi, K. Multicomponent Intervention to Reduce Daily Sedentary Time: A Randomised Controlled Trial. BMJ Open. 2013;3: e003261. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003261


I am very interested in helping people who do not have their diabetes under control. I believe we can help a large number of these folks by surrounding them with optimal environments and providing them sustainable technologies that make engaging in healthy habits the easier option.”