Cheryl Lynn Albright, PhD, MPH

Cheryl Lynn Albright, PhD, MPH

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Associate Member, Population Sciences in the Pacific Program (Cancer Epidemiology), University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center

Academic Appointment(s):
Professor (Researcher), Dual Appointments: School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene - primary appointment
Office of Public Health Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Graduate Faculty
Intercollege Doctorate in Nutrition, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

MA, Social Psychology, University of Houston
PhD, Social Psychology/Behavioral Medicine, University of Houston
MPH, Epidemiology, University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health

Research Focus

Dr. Albright conducts multidisciplinary cancer research spanning the fields of epidemiology, cancer prevention, nursing, medicine, nutrition, health psychology, public health, and exercise science. She has 30 years of research experience focused on innovative strategies to promote reductions in cancer risk factors for both adults and adolescents. Her research on cancer risk factors include: dietary intake (increasing fruit/vegetables), sedentary behaviors (decrease sitting), physical activity (increase moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity), weight control/weight loss (obesity), adolescent immunizations (HPV), and the etiology of cancer risks associated with the individuals' biomarkers and the obesogenic environment. Her recent randomized clinical trials have tested the efficacy of innovative technology-driven interventions (i.e., eHealth) that included: websites, text messaging, tailored telephone counseling, and streaming videos viewed on a television connected to the internet (i.e., Google TV). Almost all of this research focused on reducing health disparities for underrepresented ethnic minorities, particularly with respect to interventions to reduce cancer risk in both healthy populations and cancer survivors. She currently is working with Epidemiology faculty on a large Program Project grant to investigate body fat distribution and the gut microbiome.

Selected Publications

Felicilda-Reynaldo RF, Choi S, Driscoll S, Albright CL. (2019). A National Survey of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use for Treatment Among Asian-Americans. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Published online Oct 3, 2019. DOI: 10.1007/s10903-019-00936-z. PMID:31583560.

Albright CL, Wilkens LR, Saiki KN, White KK, Steffen AD. (2019). Mediators of a 12-month change in physical activity in an ethnically diverse sample of postpartum women. Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine; 4(19), 215-224. DOI: 10.1249/TJX.0000000000000106.

Wada RK, Wong L, Flohr A, Kurahara D,,Albright CL. (2019). Engaging a Community Chaplaincy Resource for Interprofessional Health Care Provider Training in Facilitating Family Decision Making for Children at End-of-Life. Hawaii Journal of Medicine and Public Health: A journal of pacific medicine and public health; June; 78 (6 Suppl 1); 37-40. PMID: 31285967 PMCID:PMC6603893.

Dela Cruz MR, Braun KL, Tsark JU, Albright CL, and Chen, JJ. (2018). HPV vaccination prevalence, parental barriers and motivators to vaccinating children in Hawai‘i. Ethnicity and Health; May 10; 1-13. DOI:10.1080/13557858.2018.1473556.

Conroy SM, Shariff-Marco S, Yang J, Hertz A, Cockburn M, Shvetsov Y, Clarke CA, Albright CL, Haiman CA, Le Marchand L, Kolonel LN, Monroe KR, Wilkens LR , Gomez SL, Cheng I. (2018). Characterizing the neighborhood obesogenic environment in the Multiethnic Cohort: a multi-level infrastructure for cancer health disparities research. Cancer Causes and Control, Jan 29 (1), 167-183. PMID: 29222610. PMCID: PMC5806518 Epub 2017 Dec 8.

Publication list via PubMed

Active Grants

C. Albright, PI of Subcontract; Monique Hedderson, PhD, MPH, PI
Cluster randomized trial of a mobile health intervention to achieve appropriate gestational weight gain in overweight/obese women
Kaiser Permanente, Division of Research, Oakland CA & School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, HI
9/1/2019 - 6/30/2024

C. Albright, Senior Scientist/Mentor; Tricia Mabellos, PI
Ola Hawaiʻi Pilot Project 3
Understanding physical activity attitudes & preferences of postpartum women in Hawaiʻi
John A. Burns School of Medicine & School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, HI
9/01/2019 - 6/30/2020

C. Albright, Co-Multiple Principal Investigator; Clementina Ceria-Ulep, PhD, RN, MPI
R15 MD011474
Increasing physical activity in Filipino Lay Leaders
School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, HI

C. Albright, Professional Development Liaison; MPIs Bruce Shiramizu, MD, MS, John A Burns School of Medicine & Noreen Mokuau, DSW, Myron B Thompson School of Social Work, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, HI
U54 MD007584
Mountain West Clinical and Translational Research – Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN) and University of Hawaiʻi’s Research Center in Minority Institutions (RCMIs)
5/1/2015 - 4/30/2020