We conduct community-engaged research focused on the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based strategies for the promotion of healthy behaviors in underserved populations. We also conduct epidemiological research examining the determinants of health behaviors and related comorbidities across the lifespan.

Specifically, our research is focused on the epidemiology of behavioral determinants of cardiometabolic health and related comorbidities, which informs our community-engaged efforts to disseminate and implement evidence-based strategies for the promotion of health behaviors in clinical and community settings. We are especially passionate about eliminating health disparities so everyone can live a healthy and fulfilling life regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, or geography.

Members of our team are also actively involved in the dissemination of scientific evidence relevant to the practice of public health in partnership with the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice and its companion site, JPHMPDirect.com.

Our Team

Camelia R. Singletary, MPH
Camelia R. Singletary, MPH
Alexandra G. Peluso, MS
Alexandra G. Peluso, MS
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Sheryl Monks, MFA

Publication Highlights

Zhang X, Jee S, Fu J, Wang B, Zhu L, Tu Y, Cheng L, Liu G, Li R, Moore JB. Psychosocial Characteristics, Perceived Neighborhood Environment, and Physical Activity Among Chinese Adolescents. J Phys Act Health. 2021 Jun 29;18(9):1120-1125. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2020-0397. PMID: 34186515.

Moore JB, Harris JK, Hutti ET. 'Falsehood flies, and the truth comes limping after it': social media and public health. Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2021 Sep 1;34(5):485-490. doi: 10.1097/YCO.0000000000000730. PMID: 34175868; PMCID: PMC8384694.

Moore JB, Weaver RG, Levine BJ, Singletary CR, Carson RL, Beets MW, Castelli DM, Beighle A, Pate RR. A Pilot Study of a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program in Elementary Schools: Be a Champion! Health Behav Policy Rev. 2021 Mar;8(2):110-118. doi: 10.14485/hbpr.8.2.2. PMID: 34368387; PMCID: PMC8340912.

Stoepker P, Dauenhauer B, Carson RL, Moore JB. Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program Policies and Practices Questionnaire (CSPAP-Q). Res Q Exerc Sport. 2021 Mar;92(1):100-110. doi: 10.1080/02701367.2019.1711008. Epub 2020 Feb 25. PMID: 32097094.

Dilley JR, Singletary CR, Ard JD, Giles S, Skelton JA, Heboyan V, Jake-Schoffman DE, Turner-McGrievy G, McGrievy M, Ip EH, Moore JB. Protocol for a randomized controlled feasibility study of a coordinated parent/child weight loss intervention: Dyad Plus. Transl J Am Coll Sports Med. 2020 Fall;5(12):e000136. doi: 10.1249/tjx.0000000000000136. PMID: 33928189; PMCID: PMC8078845.

Gatewood J, Monks SL, Singletary CR, Vidrascu E, Moore JB. Social Media in Public Health: Strategies to Distill, Package, and Disseminate Public Health Research. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2020 Sep/Oct;26(5):489-492. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000001096. PMID: 32732723; PMCID: PMC7410266.

Moore JB, Dilley JR, Singletary CR, Skelton JA, Miller DP Jr, Heboyan V, De Leo G, Turner-McGrievy G, McGrievy M, Ip EH. A Clinical Trial to Increase Self-Monitoring of Physical Activity and Eating Behaviors Among Adolescents: Protocol for the ImPACT Feasibility Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2020 Jun 5;9(6):e18098. doi: 10.2196/18098. PMID: 32348291; PMCID: PMC7305562.

Moore JB, Schuller K, Cook A, Lu Y, Yuan Z, Maddock JE. An Observational Assessment of Park-based Physical Activity in Older Adults in Nanchang, China. Am J Health Behav. 2019 Nov 1;43(6):1119-1128. Doi: 10.5993/AJHB.43.6.9. PMID: 31662170.

Singletary CR, Weaver G, Carson RL, Beets MW, Pate RR, Saunders RP, Peluso AG, Moore JB. Evaluation of a comprehensive school physical activity program: Be a Champion! Eval Program Plann. 2019 Aug;75:54-60. Doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2019.04.003. Epub 2019 May 2. PMID: 31102834; PMCID: PMC8258480.

Liu W, Zhang R, Tan A, Ye B, Zhang X, Wang Y, Zou Y, Ma L, Chen G, Li R, Moore JB. Long sleep duration predicts a higher risk of obesity in adults: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies. J Public Health (Oxf). 2019 Jun 1;41(2):e158-e168. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdy135. PMID: 30107483.

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