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Claudio Nigg, PhD, FSBM

Claudio Nigg, PhD
  • Associate Professor
    Cancer Prevention in the Pacific Program
    University of HawaiiCancer Center
  • Professor
    Social and Behavioral Health Sciences
    Public Health Services
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Senior Program Faculty
    Post Doctoral Training Program "Cancer Control Research Training in Multiethnic Hawaii"
    University of HawaiiCancer Center
  • Graduate Faculty
    Intercollege PhD in Nutrition, Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Associate Professor
    School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
    University of Hawai'i at Manoa
  • Affiliate Faculty
    College of Pharmacy
    University of Hawai'i at Hilo

Degrees

  • PhD, Experimental Psychology
    University of Rhode Island
  • MS (Kinesiology)
    University of Calgary

Research Focus

Dr. Nigg's areas of research interest include:

  • Theories of behavior change
  • Motivation to engage in health behaviors
  • Exercise/physical activity
  • Multiple health behavior change
  • Childhood obesity
  • Youth
  • Aging
  • General Population


Publications

  • Nigg CR & Amato K. (in press). The Influence of Health Behaviors During Childhood on Adolescent Health Behaviors, Health Indicators and Academic Outcomes Among Participants from Hawaii. Int J Behav Med.
  • Martin Ginis KA, Nigg CR, & Smith AL. (2013). Delivery of physical activity interventions through peer monitoring: an overlooked opportunity for physical activity promotion. Transl Behav Med: Prac Pol Res, 3, 434-443.
  • Novotny R, Fialkowski, MK, Areata AAR, Bersamin A, Braun K, DeBaryshe B, Deenik J, Dunn M, Hollyer J, Kim J, Leon Guerrero R, Nigg CR, Takahashi R, & Wilkens LR. (2013). The Pacific Way to Child Wellness: The Children's Health Living Program for Remote Underserved Minority Populations of the Pacific Region (CHL). Hawaii J Med Pub Health, 72, 406-408.
  • Woolcott, CG, Dishman RK, Motl RW, Horwath CC, & Nigg CR. (2013). Physical Activity and Fruit and Vegetable Intake: Correlations Between and Within Adults in a Longitudinal Multiethinic Cohort. Am J Health Promo, 28, 71-79.
  • Nigg C, Geller K, Adams P, Hamada M, Hwang P, Chung R. (2012). Successful Dissemination of Fun 5 – A Physical Activity and Nutrition Program for Children. Transl Behav Med: Prac Pol Res, 2, 276-285.

Publication list via PubMed

Active Grants

  • C. Nigg, Co-Investigator, (R. Novotny, Principal Investigator) USDA
    "Children's Healthy Living Program for Remote Underserved Regions of the Pacific (CHL)"
    $24,800,000
    This project looks at environmental changes to prevent childhood obesity in Pacific Islands and training and extension.
    03/01/11-02/30/16
  • C. Nigg, Brink & Hill, Principal Investigators
    "Intervention for Physical Activity in Youth – IPLAY AKA The Impact of Environmental and Curriculum Change on Children's Obesity Related Behaviors"
    NICHD/NCI/NIDDK – 1RO1HD057229-01
    $704,979 – Nigg Subcontract; Total $2,826,323
    This project examines the effects of a physical change to the built environment (playground redesign) in combination with a curriculum intervention on elementary school children's obesity related behaviors.
    09/15/2009 - 12/31/2014
  • C. Nigg, Principal Investigator
    "State Prevention Framework Partnership for Success Grant"
    $930,000
    Hawaii DOH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (SPF –PFS)
    This project provides epidemiological lead to the HI SPF-PFS project relating to statewide adolescent alcohol prevention.
    12/17/2012 – 11/30/2014