Laura L. Hayman, PhD, RN, FAAN

University Of Massachusetts - Boston

University Of Massachusetts - Boston
Phone: (617) 287-7504
Fax: (617) 287-7527


laura.hayman@umb.edu

Laura L. Hayman, PhD, RN, FAAN

University Of Massachusetts - Boston

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Associate Dean for Research, College of Nursing & Health Sciences, University Of Massachusetts - Boston

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

My program of research has focused on primary prevention of obesity and cardiometabolic risk in children, adolescents and families from diverse populations. I have conducted interdisciplinary, epidemiological/observational studies of biobehavioral risk factors for cardiovascular/cardiometabolic conditions in multi-generational familes. Central to this research is the development of healthy lifestyle behaviors that cross-cut chronic conditions (i.e., smoke free lifestyle, healthy patterns of dietary intake and physical activity) and multicomponent interventions designed to modify unhealthy behaviors. Recent ongoing research, funded by the U56 DF/HCC-UMass Boston Comprehensive Cancer Partnership, focuses on health behaviors in families with lung cancer. The ultimate goal of this collaborative, interdisciplinary work is to develop a family-focused health promotion program for families with or at-risk for cancer. A second ongoing study, funded by UMass Boston and the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center, focuses on examining the effects of technology-mediated exergaming on moderate or vigorous physical activity, indices of adiposity, and biobehavioral risk factors for cardiometabolic disease in vulnerable, urban middle school children . Subclinical measures of atherosclerosis are being examined in a sub-group of participants. The longer term goal is to extend this mixed-methods study to several schools in the BPS system.

Publications

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  • Green AC, Hayman LL, Cooley ME. Multiple health behavior change in adults with or at risk for cancer: a systematic review. Am J Health Behav 2015; 39:380-94. PubMed
  • Lynch JA, Khoury MJ, Borzecki A, Cromwell J, Hayman LL, Ponte PR, Miller GA, Lathan CS. Utilization of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) testing in the United States: a case study of T3 translational research. Genet Med 2013. PubMed
  • Camhi SM, Waring ME, Sisson SB, Hayman LL, Must A. Physical activity and screen time in metabolically healthy obese phenotypes in adolescents and adults. J Obes 2013; 2013:984613. PubMed
  • Gross AH, Cromwell J, Fonteyn M, Matulonis UA, Hayman LL. Hopelessness and Complementary Therapy Use in Patients With Ovarian Cancer. Cancer Nurs 2012. PubMed
  • Cooley ME, Finn KT, Wang Q, Roper K, Morones S, Shi L, Litrownik D, Marcoux JP, Zaner K, Hayman LL. Health Behaviors, Readiness to Change, and Interest in Health Promotion Programs Among Smokers With Lung Cancer and Their Family Members: A Pilot Study. Cancer Nurs 2012. PubMed
  • Estabrooks PA, Fisher EB, Hayman LL. What is needed to reverse the trends in childhood obesity? A call to action. Ann Behav Med 2008; 36:209-16. PubMed
  • Hayman LL, Himmelfarb CD. Preventing obesity and promoting cardiometabolic health: the promise and potential of policies and the Affordable Care Act. J Cardiovasc Nurs 2013; 28:503-4. PubMed
  • Reid Ponte P, Hayman LL, Berry DL, Cooley ME. A new model for postdoctoral training: The Nursing Postdoctoral Program in Cancer and Health Disparities. Nurs Outlook 2015; 63:189-203. PubMed