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Bio

Marc A. Adams, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Senior Sustainability Scientist

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellow  - University of California, San Diego, CA
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Prevention, 2011
  • PhD   - University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University, CA
    Public Health (Health Behavior), 2009
  • MPH   - San Diego State University, CA
    Public Health (Health Promotion), 2003
  • BA   - San Diego State University, CA
    Psychology, 2001

 

Short Bio

Health behavior change is the overall theme of my work. I am a behavioral scientist with a background in psychology and public health. My background leads me to interests that include behavioral epidemiology and development of interventions to promote physical activity, healthful eating, and other behaviors critical for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease

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Recent Publications 

  • Adams M.A. , Sallis J.F., Hovell M.F., Hekler E.B., Perata E. An Adaptive Physical Activity Intervention for Overweight Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS ONE 8(12):e82901. 
  • Adams M.A. , Johnson W.D., Tudor-Locke C.  Accelerometer steps/day translation of the moderate-to-vigorous physical activity guideline for children and adolescents.   International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2013; 10:49.    doi:10.1186/1479-5868-10-49
  • Norman G.J., Zabinski M.F.,  Adams M.A., Rosenberg D.E., Yaroch A.L., Atienza A.A. A review of e-Health interventions for physical activity and dietary behavior change.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2007;33(4):336-345. PMC2180189
  • Patrick K., Raab F.,  Adams M.A., Dillon L., Zabinski M., Rock C.L., Griswold W.G., Norman G.J. A text message-based intervention for weight loss: A pilot study.  Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2009;11(1):e1
  • Adams M.A. , Sallis J.F., Kerr J., Conway T., Saelens B.E., Frank L.D., Norman G.J., Cain K. Neighborhood Environment Profiles Related to Physical Activity and Weight Status: A Latent Profile Analysis.  Preventive Medicine, 2011;52(5):326-31.
  • Adams M.A. , Pelletier R.L., Zive M.M., Sallis J.S. Salad bars and fruit and vegetable consumption in elementary schools: a plate waste study.  Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 2005; 105(11):1789-92. doi:10.1016/j.jada.2005.08.013

 

Research Interests

Behavior change: walking, physical activity; Environment: city designs, walkability, transit environments; Intervention design: e-Health & adaptive interventions; Theory: Behavioral Economics; Measurement: pedometers, GIS/GPS; Primary prevention.

 

Current/Recent Grants and Projects

  • Examining combined effects of walkability and recreation environments for physical activity across the life span. American Heart Association, $127,149, Principal Investigator.
  • Behavioral Choice Theory Approach to Testing Exergames for Adolescent Physical Activity. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $200,000, Co-Investigator.
  • IPEN Adolescent: International Study of Built Environments and Physical Activity. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, $1,898,071, Co-Investigator.
  • IPEN: International Study of Built Environment, Physical Activity, and Obesity, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Co-Investigator.

Courses

Spring 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
EXW 444 Epidemiology
EXW 499 Individualized Instruction
EXW 599 Thesis
KIN 493 Honors Thesis
KIN 499 Individualized Instruction

Fall 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
EXW 499 Individualized Instruction
EXW 700 Research Methods
KIN 492 Honors Directed Study
KIN 493 Honors Thesis
KIN 499 Individualized Instruction

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
EXW 444 Epidemiology
KIN 492 Honors Directed Study
KIN 499 Individualized Instruction

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 700 Research Methods

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 444 Epidemiology

Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Adams,Marc Anthony * . CRIME-PA: CrIme Model Evaluation for Physical Activity. UNIV CA - SAN DIEGO (9/1/2013 - 6/30/2015).
  2. Adams,Marc Anthony * . 6 Year Study of Seniors Neighborhood Environments Physical Activity and Function. UNIV CA - SAN DIEGO (6/1/2013 - 5/31/2015).
  3. Adams,Marc Anthony * . IPEN: Adult: International Study of Built Environments and Physical Activity. UNIV CA - SAN DIEGO (9/1/2012 - 8/31/2013).
  4. Adams,Marc Anthony * . IPEN Adolescent: International Study of Built Environments and Physical Activity. UNIV CA - SAN DIEGO (8/20/2012 - 7/31/2016).
  5. Adams,Marc Anthony * . Examining Combined Effects of Walkability and Recreation Environments for Physical Activity Across the Life Span. AMER HEART ASSN (8/1/2012 - 12/31/2014).

* principal investigator

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