Brooks Brooks Wingo 07- croppedC. Wingo,PhD
Assistant Professor

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Department and Affiliation

Occupational Therapy
Center affiliations: Center for Exercise Medicine, Diabetes Research Center

Areas of Research

Assessment of obesity in individuals with physical disabilities; lifestyle interventions for the prevention and treatment of cardiometabolic risk factors in people with physical disabilities; body composition changes in older adults; safety of weight loss in older adults; health disparities in physical disabilities

Focus of Research

My current research focuses on understandingtheroleof dietaryandexercisepatternson the cardiometabolichealthof individuals with mobility limitations, and developingnovelmethodsfor delivering lifestyle interventions to this group. Much of this research is focused on developing novel telehealth interventions for delivering weight management programs to children and adults with spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy and spina bifida. I have alsobeenworking on developingapredictionmodelfor adaptationstothecurrentBMI and waist circumference classificationstobetterrepresentthebody composition characteristicsof children and adultswithphysicaldisabilities, as well as exploring immerging methods such as abdominal ultrasound for assessing body composition in these groups.

Recent and Selected Publications

Wingo, B.C., Cox, T., Ard, J. Differences in weight loss and health outcomes between African Americans and whites in behavioral interventions: A systematic review. Accepted for publication in Obesity Reviews.

Wingo, B.C., Ard, J., Desmond, R., Evans, R., Roy, J., Baskin, M. (2013). Body mass index and chronic health conditions as predictors of exercise fear-avoidance beliefs. Journal of Research in Obesity, Vol. 2013, Article ID 793181, DOI: 10.5171/2013.793181

Wingo, B.C., Desmond, R., Brantley, P., Appel, L., Svetkey, V.J., Ard, J.D. (2013). Self-efficacy as a predictor of weight change and behavior change in the PREMIER trial. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 45(4): 341-21.

Wingo, B.C., Baskin, M.B., Ard, J.D., Evans, R., Roy, J., Vogtle, L., Grimley, D., Snyder, S. (2013). Component analysis and initial validity of the Exercise Fear Avoidance Scale. American Journal of Health Behavior. 37(1): 87-95.

Northrop, M.D., Wingo, B.C., Ard, J.D. (2013). The perceptions of community gardens at Jones Valley Urban Farms and the implications for dietary interventions. The Qualitative Report. 18(53): 1-10.

Ard, J.D., Zunker, C., Qu, H., Cox, T., Wingo, B.C., Jefferson, W.K., Shewchuk, R. (2013). Cultural perceptions of weight in African American and Caucasian women. American Journal of Health Behavior. 37(1).

Wingo, B.C., Evans, R., Ard, J.D., Grimley, D.M., Roy, J., Snyder, S.W., Zunker, C., Acton, A., Baskin, M.B. (2011). Fear of physical response to exercise among overweight and obese adults. Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise. 3(2): 174-192. DOI: 10.1080/2159676X.2011.572994.

Cox, T. L., Zunker, C., Wingo, B. C., Jefferson, W.K., Ard, J. D (2011). Stressful life events and behavior change: A qualitative examination of African American women’s participation in a weight loss program. The Qualitative Report, 16(3).

Cox, T. L., Zunker, C., Wingo, B. C., Thomas, D., Ard, J. D. (2010). Body image and quality of life in a group of African American women. Social Indicators Research. DOI: 10.1007/s11205-010-9602-y.

Ard, J.D., Cox, T.L., Zunker, C., Wingo, B.C., Jefferson, W. K., Brakhage, C. (2010) A study of a culturally enhanced EatRight dietary intervention in a predominately African American workplace. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 16 (6), E1-E8.

Malpede, C.Z., Cox, T.L., Wingo, B.C., Knight, B., Jefferson, W.K., Ard, J.D. (2008) Using Formative Research to Develop a Worksite Health Promotion Program for African American Women. Women and Health, 48 (2): 189-207.