Deborah Abrams Balfanz, PhD

Title: Project Manager

Location: MSOB
Phone: 650-725-3185


Debbie has been with HIP since January 2002. Currently, she coordinates a 12 week behavior change program that teaches participants the skills needed to improve the health of their lifestyle. In addition, she contributes to the development and implementation of the BeWell Employee Incentive Program, as well as several special projects done in collaboration with the YMCA of the USA organization.

Originally from Philadelphia, she received her BA in Psychology from University of PA, and a Ph.D in Social Psychology from Princeton University.

An East Coast person her whole life, Debbie appreciates the California weather. She enjoys jogging, strength training, and shopping as a competitive sport. She also gets exercise chasing after her young sons, Alex and Luke.

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