Dr. Wei Peng is a Professor in the Department of Media and Information, Michigan State University. She is affiliated with the Games for Entertainment and Learning (GEL) lab and the Health and Risk Communication Center. She received her Ph.D. in Communication from the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California in 2006. Her research focuses on the psychological and social mechanisms of behavior change and their application in the design of interactive media for health and wellness promotion. Her recent projects focus on using digital games and mobile apps for health promotion, health education, and social change. Her broader research area is the social and psychological effects of information and communication technology. She received funding from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop and evaluate an exergame for physical activity promotion among young adults. She is currently funded by the National Science Foundation to research how to use sensor-enabled and gamified technology to influence family routines for child obesity prevention. She has served or is currently serving as a member of the editorial board of Journal of Communication, Health Communication, Games for Health Journal, and BMC Public Health. She has published over 50 articles in journals such as Journal of Communication, Health Communication, Journal of Medical Internet Research, BMC Public Health, Health Psychology, Journal of Health Communication, Computers in Human Behavior, CyberPsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, New Media & Society, Media Psychology, Health Education & Behavior, Telemedicine and e-Health, Games for Health Journal, Computers & Education, Mobile & Media Communication, and Journal of Physical Activity and Health.