Published Studies and Presentations

Book Chapters:

1. Yancey AK, Whitt-Glover MC, Porter AT, Herrmann, A. Role of recess and physical activity breaks during the school day. In: National Physical Activity Plan and the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity, Implementing Physical Activity Strategies. Human Kinetics (accepted).
2. Pollack K, Rossen L, Roman C, Whitt-Glover MC, Leviton LC. The important role of public safety for promoting physical activity and curbing obesity within African American communities. In: Brennan L, Kumanyika S, and Zambrana R (Eds), Obesity Interventions in the U.S.: Evidence and Directions. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press (accepted).
3. Bell R, Bertoni A, Whitt-Glover M, Hairston K, Mount D, Hunter J, Calles Escandon J, Beech B.  The Epidemiology of Diabetes Among Blacks. In: Diabetes in Black America: Clinical and Public Health Solutions to a National Crisis, 2nd Edition, Jack L (Editor), Hilton Publishing, Chicago, Illinois (2012).
4. Bell R, Bertoni A, Calles J, Hairston K, Hunter J, Mount D, Whitt-Glover M (2010). The epidemiology of diabetes in African Americans. In: Jack L Jr, Fonseca VA, Graham GN, eds. Diabetes in Black America: public health and clinical solutions to a national crisis pp. 5 – 25. Roscoe (IL): Hilton Publishing Company.
5. Whitt-Glover MC and Floyd MD (2010). Leisure and health in racial and ethnic minorities. In: Payne L, Ainsworth BE, and Godby G (Eds), Leisure, Health and Wellness: Making the Connections pp. 359 – 372. State College, PA: Venture Publishing.
6. Yancey AK, Whitt-Glover MC, Auyoung M (2009). Physical activity. In: Braithwaite RL, Taylor SE, Treadwell HM (Eds). Health Issues in the Black Community, 3rd Edition pp. 461 - 487. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
7. Whitt-Glover MC, Beech BM, Bell RA, Jackson SA, Loftin-Bell KA, and Mount DL (2008). Health disparities/minority health. In: Ockene JA, Riekert KA, Shumaker SA (Eds), The Handbook of Health Behavior Change, 3rd Edition pp. 589 – 606. New York: Springer Publishing Company, Inc.
8. Carter-Edwards L, Pullen-Smith B, Whitt-Glover M, Wilson C, and Toms F. Engaging faith-based communities: a public health leadership perspective.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
1. Miller G, Jakicic, J, Rejeski, WJ, Whitt-Glover, MC, Lang W, Walkup M, Hodges M. Effect of varying accelerometry criteria on physical activity: The Look AHEAD study. Obesity. Accepted for publication
2. TG Ceaser, EC Fitzhugh, DL Thompson, DR Bassett (2013).  Association of Physical Activity, Fitness, and Race: NHANES 1999―2004.  Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.  45(2), 286-293
3. Auchincloss AH, Mujahid MS, Shen M, Michos ED, Whitt-Glover MC, Roux, AVD. Neighborhood health-promoting resources and obesity risk (the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis). Obesity, 2013, 21(3): 621-628. PMID: 23592671.
4. Whitt-Glover MC, Hunter JC, Foy C, Quandt SA, Vitolins MZ, Leng I, Hornbuckle LM, Foster KA, Bertoni AG. Translating the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet for use in underresourced, urban African American communities, 2010. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2013. PMID: 23306077.
5. Whitt-Glover MC, Bennett G, Sallis JF. Introduction to the Active Living Research supplement: Disparities in environments and policies that support active living. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 2013. PMID: 23334772.
6. Whitt-Glover M, Porter A, Yancey T. Do short physical activity breaks in classrooms work? A Research Brief. Princeton, NJ: Active Living Research, a National Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; February 2013. Available from: 
7. Hall RR, Francis S, Whitt-Glover M, Loftin-Bell K, Swett K, McMichael AJ. Hair care practices as a barrier to physical activity in African American women. JAMA Dermatology, 2013, 149(3): 310-314. PMID: 23682367.
8. Bruce MA, Whitt-Glover MC (Issue Editors). Faith-based initiatives to promote health. Family & Community Health, 2013, 36(3): 179-181. PMID: 23718953.
9. Rosenberger Hale EL, Goff DC, Isom M, Blackwell C, Whitt-Glover M, Katula JA. Relationship of weekly activity minutes to metabolic syndrome in prediabetes: the Healthy Living Partnerships to Prevent Diabetes. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2013, 10,690-698. PMID: 23036940.
10. Whitney A Welch, David R Bassett, Dixie L Thompson, Patty S Freedson, John W Staudenmayer, Dinesh John, Jeremy A Steeves, Scott A Conger, Tyrone Ceaser, Cheryl A Howe, Jeffer E Sasaki, Eugene C Fitzhugh (2013).  Classification Accuracy of the Wrist-Worn GENEA Accelerometer.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.
11. Strath SJ, Pfeiffer KA, and Whitt-Glover MC. Accelerometer use with children, older adults, and adults with functional limitations. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2012, 4(1 Suppl 1): S77 – S85. PMID: 22157778.
12. Alhassan S, Nwaokelemeh O, Mendoza A, Shitole S, Whitt-Glover MC. Design and baseline characteristics of the Short boutTs of Exercise for Preschoolers (STEP) study. BMC Public Health, 2012, 12 (582). PMID: 22853642.
13. Whitt-Glover MC, Goldmon MV, Karanja N, Heil DP, Gizlice Z. Learning and Developing Individual Exercise Skills (L.A.D.I.E.S.) for a Better Life: a physical activity intervention for black women. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 2012, 33: 1159-1171. PMID: 22917598.
14. TG Ceaser, E Fitzhugh, D Thompson (2012).  Does Physical Activity Explain Racial/Ethnic Differences in Cardiorespiratory Fitness among Young US Adults?  Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.  44, 618-618
15. Barr-Anderson DJ, AuYoung M, Whitt-Glover MC, Glenn B, and Yancey AK. Integration of short structured physical activity breaks into organizational routine: a systematic review of the literature. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2011, 40(1): 76-93. PMID: 21146772.
16. Carter-Edwards L, Johnson Jr JH, Whitt-Glover MC, Bruce M, and Goldmon M. Health promotion for the elderly: Training black clergy in entrepreneurial spirituality. Journal of Religion, Spirituality, and Aging 2011, 23: 139 – 154.
17. Boykin S, Diez-Roux AV, Carnethon M, Shrager S, Ni H, Whitt Glover M. Racial/ethnic heterogeneity in the socioeconomic patterning of CVD risk factors in the United States: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 2011, 22: 111-127.  PMID: 21317510.
18. Beech BM, Fitzgibbon ML, Resnicow K, and Whitt-Glover MC. The impact of socioeconomic factors and the built environment on childhood and adolescent obesity. Childhood Obesity 2011, 7(1): 19 – 24.
19. Ainsworth BE, Haskell WL, Herrmann SD, Meckes N, Bassett DR Jr, Tudor-Locke C, Greer JL, Vezina J, Whitt-Glover MC, Leon AS.  2011 Compendium of Physical Activities: a second update of codes and MET values. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2011, 43(8): 1575 – 1581. PMID: 21681120.
20. Bertoni AG, Foy CG, Hunter JC, Quandt SA, Vitolins MZ, Whitt-Glover MC. A multilevel assessment of barriers to adoption of Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) among African-Americans of low socioeconomic status. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 2011, 22(4): 1205 – 1220. PMID: 22080704.
21. Whitt-Glover MC, Ham SA, Yancey AK. Instant Recess®: A practical tool for increasing physical activity during the school day. Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 2011, 5(3): 289 – 297. PMID: 22080777.
22. Bertoni AG, Whitt-Glover MC, Chung H, Le KY, Barr RG, Mahesh M, Jenny NS, Burke GL, and Jacobs DR. The association between physical activity and subclinical atherosclerosis: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). American Journal of Epidemiology 2009, 169(4): 444 – 454. PMID: 19075250.
23. Casagrande SS, Whitt-Glover MC, Lancaster KJ, Odoms-Young AM, and Gary TL. Built environment and health behaviors among African Americans: A systematic review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2009, 36(2): 174 – 181. PMID: 19135908.
24. Whitt-Glover MC, Taylor WC, Floyd MF, Yore MM, Yancey AK, and Matthews CE. Disparities in Physical Activity among US Children and Adolescents: Prevalence, Correlates, and Intervention Implications. Journal of Public Health Policy 2009, 30 (Supplement 1): S309 – S334. PMID: 19190581.
25. Floyd MF, Taylor WC, and Whitt-Glover MC. Measuring park and recreation environments that support physical activity in low-income communities of color: Highlights of challenges and recommendations. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2009, 36 (4 Supplement): S156 – S160. PMID: 19285207.
26. Whitt-Glover MC and Kumanyika, SK. Systematic review of interventions to increase physical activity and physical fitness in African-Americans. American Journal of Health Promotion 2009, 23(6): S33-S56. PMID: 19601486.
27. Whitt-Glover MC, Crespo C, and Joe J. Recommendations for advancing opportunities to increase physical activity in racial/ethnic minority communities. Preventive Medicine 2009, 49(4): 292 – 293. PMID: 19683545.
28. Kumanyika SK, Wadden TA, Shults J, Fassbender JE, Brown SD, Bowman MA, Brake V, West W, Frazier J, Whitt-Glover MC, Kallan MJ, Desnouee E, and Wu X. Trial of family and friend support for weight loss in African American adults. Archives of Internal Medicine 2009, 169(19): 1795 – 1804. PMID: 19858438.
29. Whitt-Glover MC, Brand DJ, Turner ME, Ward SA, and Jackson EM. Increasing physical activity among African American women and girls. Current Sports Medicine Reports 2009, 8(6): 318 – 324. PMID: 19904072.
30. Mount DL, Whitt-Glover MC, Sims M, and Bruce MA. Health justice and community safety: Inoculating marginalized communities. Journal of Justice Studies 2009, 1(1): 35 – 49.
31. Tudor-Locke C, Basset DR Jr, Rutherford WJ, Ainsworth BE, Chan CB, Croteau K, Giles-Corti B, LeMasurier G, Moreau K, Mrozek J, Oppert J-M, Raustorp A, Strath SJ, Thompson D, Whitt-Glover MC, Wilde B, Wojcik JR. BMI-referenced cut points for pedometer-determined steps per day in adults. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 2008, 5(Suppl. 1): S126 – S139. PMID: 18364517.
32. Whitt-Glover MC, Hogan PE, Heil DP, Lang W. Pilot study of a faith-based physical activity program among sedentary blacks. Preventing Chronic Disease 2008, 5(2): A51. PMID: 18341786.
33. Whitt-Glover MC, Hunter JC, Bertoni AG, Goff DC, Jr. The DASH diet: Is it feasible for everyone? (Editorial Commentary). AHA Communities Learning Library, 2008. Published online, June 11, 2008, available at;jsessionid=LvKBmX5lRhfPLZxTPMl7pZd1V6fZ7gnfSbKgzJ2YTTDNm9nQyhYn!1873265815!181195628!8091!-1.
34. Taylor WC, Floyd MF, Whitt-Glover MC, Brooks J. Environmental Justice: A Framework for Collaboration Between the Public Health and Parks and Recreation Fields to Study Disparities in Physical Activity. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 2007, 4(Suppl. 1): S1-S14. PMID: 17672223.
35. Kumanyika SK, Whitt-Glover MC, Gary TL, et al. Expanding the obesity research paradigm to reach African American communities. Preventing Chronic Disease 2007, 4(4):A112. Epub 2007 Sep 15. PMID: 17875256
36. Whitt-Glover MC, Taylor WC, Heath GW, Macera CA. Self-reported physical activity among blacks: Estimates from national surveys. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2007, 33(5): 412 – 417. PMID: 17950407
37. Whitt-Glover MC, O’Neill K, Stettler N.  Physical activity patterns in children with and without Down Syndrome.  Pediatric Rehabilitation 2006, 9(2):158 – 164. PMID: 16449075.
38. Kumanyika S, Shults J, Fassbender J, Whitt M, Brake V, Kallan M, Iqbal N, Bowman M. Outpatient Weight Management in African Americans: The Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Program (HELP) Study.  Preventive Medicine 2005, 41 (2005):  488 – 502.
39. Bertoni AG, Goonan K, Bonds DE, Whitt MC, Goff Jr. DC, Brancati FL.  Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cardiac Catheterization for Acute Myocardial Infarction in the United States, 1995-2001.  Journal of the National Medical Association 2005, 97(3):317 - 323.
40. Hope AA, Kumanyika SK, Shults J, Whitt MC.  Obesity related co-morbidities in a cohort of Class I – III obese African Americans in a lifestyle weight reduction program.  Obesity Research 2005, 13(4):772 – 779.
41. Kumanyika SK, Gary T, Lancaster K, Samuel-Hodge C, Banks-Wallace J, Beech B, Hughes-Halbert C, Karanja N, Odoms-Young A, Prewitt T, Whitt-Glover MC.  Achieving healthy weight in African American Communities:  Research perspectives and priorities.  Obesity Research 2005, 13(12):2037 – 2047. PMID: 16421334
42. Whitt M, Dubose K, Ainsworth B, Tudor-Locke C.  Walking patterns in a sample of African American, Native American, and Caucasian women: The Cross-Cultural Activity Participation Study.  Health Education & Behavior 2004, 31(4): 45s-56s.
43. Shults J, Whitt MC, Kumanyika SK.  Analysis of multi-level correlated data in the framework of generalized estimating equations.  Statistics in Medicine 2004, 23: 3209 - 3226.
44. Whitt MC, Levin S, Ainsworth BE, DuBose KD.  Observations from the CDC:  Evaluation of a two-part survey item to assess moderate physical activity:  The Cross-Cultural Activity Participation Study.  Journal of Women’s Health 2003, 12(3): 203 – 212.
45. Whitt M, Kumanyika S, Bellamy S.  Characterization of total amount and bouts of moderate and vigorous physical activity in a sample of African American women.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 2003, 35(11): 1887-1893.
46. Tudor-Locke C, Ainsworth BE, Whitt MC, Thompson R, Addy CL, Jones DA.  Ambulatory activity and simple cardiorespiratory parameters at rest and submaximal exercise.  Canadian Journal of Applied Physiology 2003, 28(5): 699-709.
47. Whitt M and Kumanyika S.  Tailoring counseling on physical activity and inactivity for African American women.  Ethnicity and Disease 2002, 12(4): S3-62 – 71.
48. Wilcox S, Irwin M, Addy C, Ainsworth B, Stolarczyk L, Whitt M, Tudor-Locke C.  Agreement between participant-rated and compendium-coded intensity of daily activities in a tri-ethnic sample of women ages 40 years and older.  Annals of Behavioral Medicine 2001, 23(4):  253-262.
49. Tudor-Locke C, Ainsworth B, Whitt M, Thompson R, Addy C, Jones D.  The relationship between pedometer-determined ambulatory activity and body composition variables. International Journal of Obesity 2001, 25(11): 1571-1578.
50. Ainsworth B, Haskell W, Whitt M, Irwin M, Swartz A, Strath S, O’Brien W, Bassett Jr. D, Schmitz K, Hendelman D, Emplaincourt P, Jacobs Jr. D, Leon A.  Compendium of physical activities: An update of activity codes and MET intensities.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 2000, 32 (Supplement 9):  S498-516.
51. Ainsworth B, Ransdell L, Whitt M, Huang Y, Wheeler F, Shepard D.  Irregular physical activity patterns among South Carolinians: BRFSS 1994-1996. Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association 1999, 95(7): 257-261.
52. Ainsworth B, Irwin M, Addy C, Whitt M, Stolarczyk L.  Moderate physical activity patterns of minority women:  the Cross-Cultural Activity Participation Study.  Journal of Women’s Health and Gender Based Medicine 1999, 8(6): 805-813.
 Non-Peer Reviewed:
1. TG Ceaser (2012).  The Estimation of Caloric Expenditure Using Three Triaxial Accelerometers – Dissertation for PhD degree, Univ. of TN, © 2012
2. Taylor WC and Whitt-Glover MC. Exercise design and implementation for specific populations. American College of Sports Medicine Fit Society Page 2007, Spring: 6 – 7.
3. Powell K, Greaney M, Huang Y, and Whitt M.  Good Health:  It’s Your Move—Physical Activity in South Carolina, May 1999
1. IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2012. Fitness measures and health outcomes in youth, Washington, DC: The National Academies Press – Committee Member
2. The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem. Through a Gender Lens: The Economic Security of Women and Girls in Forsyth County. Gramercy Research Group provided the data and assisted in preparing the report for The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem, 2010.
3. Carter LM, Whitt-Glover M, and Grayson M.  The Bootheel African American communities health assessment project—Final report.  Prepared for the Missouri Foundation for Health, 2004.
4. Whitt M and Kumanyika S.  Approaches to increasing physical activity in the African American community:  A critical review of the literature.  Prepared for The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2002.