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Claudio R. Nigg, PhD, FSBM

Claudio Nigg, PhD
  • Associate Member
    Population Sciences in the Pacific Program (Cancer Prevention in the Pacific)
    University of Hawaii Cancer Center
  • Academic Appointments

  • 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
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • 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


Selected Publications

  • Nigg C R, Mateo DJ, An J. (2017). PokĂ©mon Go May Increase Physical Activity and Decrease Sedentary Behaviors. Am J Pub Health, 107, 37-38.
  • Nigg C R, Jake-Schoffman DE, Janke EA. (2017). Motivating Future Directions of Behavioral Medicine. J Behav Med, 20, 1-5.
  • Schweitzer RJ, Wu YY,& Nigg CR. (2017). Compliance checks for underage cigarette and alcohol purchase attempts and associated factors in retail outlets in Hawaii. Drugs: Educ Prev Pol, 24, 384-391.
  • Nigg CR, Amato K. (2015). The Influence of Health Behaviors During Childhood on Adolescent Health Behaviors, Health Indicators and Academic Outcomes Among Participants from Hawaii. Int J Behav Med, 22, 452-460.
  • 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, PI
    ASO 15-074 Hawaii DOH, EMS and Injury Prevention System Branch
    "Evaluation of the DDPI P & D (Prescription Drug Overdose: Data-Driven Planning and Data) Project"
    $294, 613
    The purpose of this project is to monitor and evaluate Hawaii's DDPI data and planning activities and outcomes related to prescription drug use and abuse.
    01/01/2017-08/31/2019
  • C. Nigg, PI
    ASO 13-113 & 15-074 Hawaii DOH, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division
    "State Epidemiological Outcome Workgroup (SEOW) Project"
    $780,000
    This project is to create state and county profiles for alcohol and substance use, provide trainings on the profiles, and reinvigorate the SEOW.
    12/17/2012-11/30/2018