Bess Marcus, PhD
Director of the Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine
1 Hoppin Street
Providence, RI 02903
Achieving Physical Activity Guidelines through an Enhanced Print Intervention
This study will determine the differential effect of the print-based individually-tailored intervention used in our parent trial (tailored print) vs. an enhanced print-based individually-tailored intervention (enhanced tailored print) on physical activity adoption and short-term maintenance in previously sedentary apparently healthy adults.
Principal Investigator: Bess Marcus, PhD
Co-Investigators: Beth Bock, PhD; Melissa Napolitano, PhD; George Papandonatos, PhD; Alfred Parisi, MD; David Williams, PhD; Anna Albrecht, RN, MS; Jessica Whiteley, PhD; Thomas Lasater, PhD
Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Dates: 2006 - 2011
A Lifestyle Intervention to Prevent Recurrent Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
This study will test the ability of an exercise intervention to prevent recurrent gestational diabetes mellitus. This intervention can readily be translated into clinical practice in underserved and minority populations.
Principal Investigators: Bess Marcus, PhD (Subcontract) and Lisa Chasan-Taber, ScD(Project PI)
Co-Investigator: Charles Neighbors, PhD.
Funding Agency: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases
Dates: 2007 - 2011
Using a YMCA Exercise Program to Enhance Nicotine Dependence Treatment for Women
This is a Stage III study to test our Commit to Quit (CTQ) smoking cessation program in the community setting of the greater Providence YMCAs. This trial compares cognitive-behavioral smoking cessation treatment plus a program of regular exercise to cognitive-behavioral smoking cessation treatment plus contact control.Principal Investigator: Bess Marcus, PhD
Co-Investigators: Jessica Whiteley, PhD; David Williams, PhD; Beth Bock, PhD; Joe Ciccolo, PhD; Ernestine Jennings, PhD; Alfred Parisi, MD; Anna Albrecht, RN,MS; Joseph Hogan, ScD
Funding Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Culturally and Linguistically Adapted Physical Activity Intervention for Latinas
The purpose of the study is to promote physical activity among this at-risk population using a high-reach, low-cost strategy, which has great potential for adoption on a larger scale and thus high potential for reducing existing health disparities in the U.S.
Funding Agency: National Institute of Nursing Research
Dates: 2009 - 2013