Jessica A. Whiteley, PhD

University Of Massachusetts - Boston

University Of Massachusetts - Boston
Phone: (617) 287-3807


Jessica.Whiteley@umb.edu

Jessica A. Whiteley, PhD

University Of Massachusetts - Boston

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Assistant Professor, Exercise and Health Sciences, University Of Massachusetts - Boston

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

Dr. Whiteley's research interests are in the areas of prevention, women's health, health behavior change, physical activity promotion, smoking cessation, Internet technology, and the dissemination of health behavior change interventions. Dr. Whiteley is currently a PI on a NCI grant entitled "Smoking Cessation for Women at Risk of Cervical Cancer." This study utilizes physical activity as a smoking cessation aid for diverse population of women at risk for developing cervical cancer. She has been a Co-Investigator on several research studies evaluating various delivery modalities of physical activity promotion, including, print, telephone, and Internet-based programs as well as a study to disseminate a smoking cessation program in YMCAs. Dr. Whiteley will continue her work in the prevention of cancer and disease through the promotion of lifestyle change interventions with an emphasis on developing interventions for women that are theory-based and have the capability of being disseminated to larger populations.

Publications

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  • Whiteley JA, Williams DM, Jennings EG, Ciccolo JT, Bock BC, Dunsiger S, Marcus BH. The challenges of translating an efficacious smoking cessation program, Commit to Quit, to the community setting of YMCAs. Transl Behav Med 2013; 3:47-58. PubMed
  • Williams DM, Whiteley JA, Dunsiger S, Jennings EG, Albrecht AE, Ussher MH, Ciccolo JT, Parisi AF, Marcus BH. Moderate intensity exercise as an adjunct to standard smoking cessation treatment for women: a pilot study. Psychol Addict Behav 2010; 24:349-54. PubMed
  • Dutton GR, Napolitano MA, Whiteley JA, Marcus BH. Is physical activity a gateway behavior for diet? Findings from a physical activity trial. Prev Med 2008; 46:216-21. PubMed
  • Bock BC,Graham AL,Whiteley JA,Stoddard JL. A review of web-assisted tobacco interventions (WATIs). J Med Internet Res 2008; 10:e39. PubMed
  • Whiteley JA, Napolitano MA, Lewis BA, Williams DM, Albrecht A, Neighbors CJ, Sciamanna CN, Marcus BH. Commit to Quit in the YMCAs: translating an evidence-based quit smoking program for women into a community setting. Nicotine Tob Res 2007; 9:1227-35. PubMed