Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title Altmetric
2018 Physical Activity and Related Psychosocial Outcomes From a Pilot Randomized Trial of an Interactive Voice Response System–Supported Intervention in the Deep SouthHealth Education and Behavior.  45:957-966. 2018
2018 A Randomized Pilot Trial of a Novel Behavioral Intervention for Chronic Pain Tailored to Individuals with HIVAIDS and Behavior.  22:2733-2742. 2018
2018 Rationale and design of the tele-exercise and multiple sclerosis (TEAMS) study: A comparative effectiveness trial between a clinic- and home-based telerehabilitation intervention for adults with multiple sclerosis (MS) living in the deep southControlled Clinical Trials.  71:186-193. 2018
2018 Promotion of physical activity and exercise in multiple sclerosis: Importance of behavioral science and theory.Multiple Sclerosis Journal - Experimental, Translational and Clinical.  4:2055217318786745. 2018
2018 Intervention Mapping to develop a Social Cognitive Theory-based intervention for chronic pain tailored to individuals with HIVContemporary Clinical Trials Communications.  10:9-16. 2018
2018 Acceptability of a mobile phone app for measuring time use in breast cancer survivors (life in a day): Mixed-methods studyJournal of Medical Internet Research.  20. 2018
2018 Physical Activity Maintenance Following Home-Based, Individually Tailored Print Interventions for African American WomenHealth Promotion Practice2018
2018 Telehealth intervention for Latina breast cancer survivors: A pilotWomen's Health.  14. 2018
2017 Pilot Trial of a Home-based Physical Activity Program for African American WomenMedicine and science in sports.  49:2528-2536. 2017
2017 Rationale, design, and baseline findings from a pilot randomized trial of an IVR-Supported physical activity intervention for cancer prevention in the Deep South: The DIAL studyContemporary Clinical Trials Communications.  8:218-226. 2017
2017 Physical activity maintenance among Spanish-speaking Latinas in a randomized controlled trial of an Internet-based interventionJournal of Behavioral Medicine.  40:392-402. 2017
2017 A web-based physical activity intervention for Spanish-speaking Latinas: A costs and cost-effectiveness analysisJournal of Medical Internet Research.  19. 2017
2016 Applying Psychological Theories to Promote Long-Term Maintenance of Health BehaviorsAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.  10:356-368. 2016
2016 Promoting Physical Activity among Underserved PopulationsCurrent Sports Medicine Reports.  15:290-297. 2016
2016 Pasos Hacia La Salud: A randomized controlled trial of an internet-delivered physical activity intervention for LatinasInternational Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.  13. 2016
2016 Rationale, design, and baseline findings from HIPP: A randomized controlled trial testing a home-based, individually-tailored physical activity print intervention for African American women in the Deep SouthControlled Clinical Trials.  47:340-348. 2016
2016 Results of a Culturally Adapted Internet-Enhanced Physical Activity Pilot Intervention for Overweight and Obese Young Adult African American WomenJournal of Transcultural Nursing.  27:136-146. 2016
2016 Social support and physical activity change in Latinas: Results from the Seamos Saludables trial.Health Psychology.  35:1392-1401. 2016
2016 Using interactive Internet technology to promote physical activity in Latinas: Rationale, design, and baseline findings of Pasos Hacia La SaludControlled Clinical Trials.  44:149-158. 2016
2015 Cost effectiveness of a mail-delivered individually tailored physical activity intervention for Latinas vs. a mailed contact controlInternational Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.  12. 2015
2015 Moderating Effects of Health Literacy on Change in Physical Activity Among Latinas in a Randomized TrialJournal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.  2:351-357. 2015
2015 Does Short Sleep Lead to Obesity Among Children and Adolescents? Current Understanding and ImplicationsAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.  9:428-437. 2015
2015 Twelve-month physical activity outcomes in Latinas in the Seamos Saludables trialAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  48:179-182. 2015
2015 Using web-based technology to promote physical activity in latinas: Results of the muĂ©vete Alabama pilot studyComputers in Nursing.  33:315-324. 2015
2014 Lessons Learned from the Development and Implementation of Two Internet-enhanced Culturally Relevant Physical Activity Interventions for Young Overweight African-American Women.Journal- National Black Nurses Association.  25:42-47. 2014
2014 Activo: Assessing the feasibility of designing and implementing a physical activity intervention for latino menInternational Journal of Mens Health.  13:60-71. 2014
2014 Physical activity and quality of life among university students: Exploring self-efficacy, self-esteem, and affect as potential mediatorsQuality of Life Research.  23:661-669. 2014
2014 Applying Psychological Theories to Promote Healthy LifestylesAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.  8:4-14. 2014
2014 Internet-Based Physical Activity InterventionsAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.  8:42-67. 2014
2013 The seamos saludables study: A randomized controlled physical activity trial of latinasAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  45:598-605. 2013
2013 Health literacy predicts change in physical activity self-efficacy among sedentary LatinasJournal of Immigrant Health.  15:533-539. 2013
2013 Developing an intervention to address physical activity barriers for African-American women in the deep south (USA)Women's Health.  9:301-312. 2013
2013 Feasibility and acceptability of using pedometers as an intervention tool for LatinasJournal of Physical Activity and Health.  10:451-457. 2013
2013 Physical Activity in Latinas: Social and Environmental InfluencesWomen's Health.  9:201-210. 2013
2013 Physical Activity and Social Cognitive Theory Outcomes of an Internet-Enhanced Physical Activity Intervention for African American Female College Students.Journal of health disparities research and practice.  6:1-18. 2013
2012 Rationale, design, and baseline findings from Seamos Saludables: A randomized controlled trial testing the efficacy of a culturally and linguistically adapted, computer- tailored physical activity intervention for LatinasControlled Clinical Trials.  33:1261-1271. 2012
2012 Making a difference: Enhancing exercise adherence for breast cancer survivorsACSM's Health and Fitness Journal.  16:8-13. 2012
2012 Extant health behaviors and uptake of standardized vs tailored health messages among cancer survivors enrolled in the FRESH START trial: A comparison of fighting-spirits vs fatalistsPSYCHO-ONCOLOGY.  21:108-113. 2012
2011 Updated evidence in support of diet and exercise interventions in cancer survivorsActa Oncologica.  50:167-178. 2011
2011 Impact of baseline BMI upon the success of Latina participants enrolled in a 6-month physical activity interventionJournal of Obesity.  2011. 2011
2010 USING THE TRANSTHEORETICAL MODEL TO PROMOTE PHYSICAL ACTIVITYACSM's Health and Fitness Journal.  14:8-13. 2010
2010 Health Promotion in LatinosAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.  4:151-165. 2010
2010 Feasibility of using computer-tailored and internet-based interventions to promote physical activity in underserved populations.Telemedicine journal : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association.  16:498-503. 2010
2009 A Culturally Adapted Physical Activity Intervention for Latinas. A Randomized Controlled TrialAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  37:495-500. 2009
2009 Interventions to Promote Physical Activity Among African AmericansAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.  3:173-184. 2009
2009 Assessing and Enhancing Self-Efficacy For Physical ActivityACSM's Health and Fitness Journal.  13:16-21. 2009
2009 Physical Activity Interventions in Minority PopulationsCurrent Cardiology Risk Reports.  3:275-280. 2009
2009 Promoting Physical Activity in Low Income African Americans: Project LAPS.Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice..  3:82-91. 2009
2008 Living Well with Living Wills: Application of Protection Motivation Theory to Living Wills Among Older Caucasian and African American AdultsClinical Gerontologist.  32:44-59. 2008
2008 Community resources for smoking cessationCurrent Cardiovascular Risk Reports.  2:452-457. 2008
2008 The Psychosocial Vulnerability Model as a Predictor of Coronary Artery DiseaseJournal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.  15:163-169. 2008
2007 Attitudes Toward Health Care Providers and Appointment Attendance in HIV/AIDS PatientsJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  18:65-73. 2007
2007 Development and Validation of the Weekly Stress Inventory-Short FormJournal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment.  29:54-59. 2007
2007 A stage-targeted physical activity intervention among a predominantly African-American low-income primary care populationAmerican Journal of Health Promotion.  21:160-163. 2007
2005 Barriers to physical activity among predominantly low-income African-American patients with type 2 diabetesDiabetes Care.  28:1209-1210. 2005
2004 Use of the Beck Depression Inventory-II with African American primary care patientsGeneral Hospital Psychiatry.  26:437-442. 2004
2004 Attitudes toward HIV Health Care Providers scale: Development and validationAIDS patient care.  18:714-720. 2004

Chapter

Year Title Altmetric
2011 Impact of acculturation on physical activity and dietary behaviors in Latinos.  185-195. 2011

Teaching Activities

  • HB698 - Master's-Level Directed Res (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • HB799 - Doctoral Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • HB698 - Master's-Level Directed Res (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HB798 - Doctoral-Level Directed Res (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HB799 - Doctoral Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HC112 - Honors Seminar Public Hlth (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HB624Q - Advanced Social and Beh Theory (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • HB798 - Doctoral-Level Directed Res (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • HB697 - Internship (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • HB698 - Master's-Level Directed Res (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • HB697 - Internship (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • HB798 - Doctoral-Level Directed Res (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • HB624 - Adv Theory Behav Sci (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HB624Q - Advanced Social and Beh Theory (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HB698 - Master's-Level Directed Res (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HB724 - Adv Behavioral Science Theory (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HB798 - Doctoral-Level Directed Res (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HC112 - Honors Seminar Public Hlth (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HB698 - Master's-Level Directed Res (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HB798 - Doctoral-Level Directed Res (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HB697 - Internship (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HB697 - Internship (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HB798 - Doctoral-Level Directed Res (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HB624 - Adv Theory Behav Sci (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HB624Q - Advanced Social and Beh Theory (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HB724 - Adv Behavioral Science Theory (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HB798 - Doctoral-Level Directed Res (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HB605 - Phys Actv Public Hlth (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • HB798 - Doctoral-Level Directed Res (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • HB697 - Internship (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • HB698 - Master's-Level Directed Res (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • HB798 - Doctoral-Level Directed Res (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • HB624 - Adv Theory Behav Sci (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HB697 - Internship (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HB724 - Adv Behavioral Science Theory (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HB798 - Doctoral-Level Directed Res (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HB605 - Phys Actv Public Hlth (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • HB798 - Doctoral-Level Directed Res (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • HB697 - Internship (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • HB698 - Master's-Level Directed Res (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • HB798 - Doctoral-Level Directed Res (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • HB624 - Adv Theory Behav Sci (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HB724 - Adv Behavioral Science Theory (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HB798 - Doctoral-Level Directed Res (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HB605 - Phys Actv Public Hlth (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • HB697 - Internship (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • HB697 - Internship (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HB799 - Doctoral Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HB697 - Internship (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HB799 - Doctoral Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HB697 - Internship (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • HB798 - Doctoral-Level Directed Res (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HB798 - Doctoral-Level Directed Res (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HB799 - Doctoral Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HB798 - Doctoral-Level Directed Res (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • HB799 - Doctoral Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • HB697 - Internship (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • HB600 - Social/Behavioral Sci Core (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HB600 - Social/Behavioral Sci Core (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HB798 - Doctoral-Level Directed Res (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HB799 - Doctoral Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HB605 - Phys Actv Public Hlth (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HB698 - Master's-Level Directed Res (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HB798 - Doctoral-Level Directed Res (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • HB697 - Internship (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • HB600 - Social/Behavioral Sci Core (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • HB600 - Social/Behavioral Sci Core (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • HB697 - Internship (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • HB699 - MR Level Proj Res Health Educ (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • HB697 - Internship (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HB699 - MR Level Proj Res Health Educ (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HB699 - MR Level Proj Res Health Educ (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, Louisiana State University System : Baton Rouge 2007
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Louisiana State University System : Baton Rouge 2004
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Psychology, University of Alabama 2002
  • Full Name

  • Dorothy Pekmezi