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Ramine C Alexander

Associate Professor

Ramine C Alexander
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College of Ag & Environ Sciences

Department
Family and Consumer Sciences

Education
B.S.Exercise Science / Winston-Salem State University
MPHPublic Health / Virginia Tech
Ph.D.Human Nutrition, Food & Exercise / Virginia Tech

Bio

Dr. Alexander's research interest includes engaging medically undeserved areas in community-based participatory research (CBPR) to build community capacity and improve nutrition-related outcomes. She focuses on lifestyle risk factors (i.e., diet and physical activity) that have direct relevance to obesity and chronic disease prevention. Her research involves developing the capacity of community systems in rural regions to adopt and sustain evidence-based programs, all while engaging community members as collaborators in the process.

Research Interests

Community-based participatory research, behavioral interventions targeting obesity related behaviors in low-income and minority populations, childhood obesity, nutrition and physical activity

Recent Publications

  • K Blackman, J Zoellner, L Berrey, Ramine Alexander, J Fanning, J Hill, P Estabrooks (2013). (Assessing the internal and external validity of mobile health physical activity promotion interventions: a systematic literature review using the RE-AIM framework.). (10) 15, pp. e224. Journal of medical Internet research.
  • Jamie Zoellner, Valisa Hedrick, Wen You, Yvonnes Chen, Brenda Davy, Kathleen Porter, Angela Bailey, Hannah Lane, Ramine Alexander, Paul Estabrooks (2016). (Effects of a behavioral and health literacy intervention to reduce sugar-sweetened beverages: a randomized-controlled trial). 13, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.
  • J Zoellner, V Hedrick, W You, Y Chen, B Davy, K Porter, A Bailey, H Lane, Ramine Alexander, P Estabrooks (2016). (Effects of a behavioral and health literacy intervention to reduce sugar-sweetened beverages: a randomized-controlled trial.). 13, pp. 38. The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity.
  • Ramine Alexander, Jennie Hill, Karissa Grier, Lorien MacAuley, Alisa McKenzie, Tadashi Totten, Jamie Zoellner, Kathleen Porter (2016). (Evaluating the Feasibility of a Gardening and Nutrition Intervention with a Matched Contact-Control Physical Activity Intervention Targeting Youth). (5) 54, JOURNAL OF EXTENSION.
  • Jamie Zoellner, Jennie Hill, Donna Brock, Morgan Barlow, Ramine Alexander, Fabiana Brito, Bryan Price, Corliss Jones, Ruby Marshall, Paul Estabrooks (2017). (One-Year Mixed-Methods Case Study of a Community-Academic Advisory Board Addressing Childhood Obesity). (6) 18, pp. 833-853. HEALTH PROMOTION PRACTICE.
  • J Zoellner, J Hill, D Brock, M Barlow, Ramine Alexander, F Brito, B Price, C Jones, R Marshall, P Estabrooks (2017). (One-Year Mixed-Methods Case Study of a Community-Academic Advisory Board Addressing Childhood Obesity.). (6) 18, pp. 833-853. Health promotion practice.
  • Jamie Zoellner, Jennie Hill, Wen You, Donna Brock, Madlyn Frisard, Ramine Alexander, Fabiana Silva, Bryan Price, Ruby Marshall, Paul Estabrooks (2017). (The Influence of Parental Health Literacy Status on Reach, Attendance, Retention, and Outcomes in a Family-Based Childhood Obesity Treatment Program, Virginia, 2013-2015). 14, PREVENTING CHRONIC DISEASE.
  • J Zoellner, James Hill, W You, D Brock, M Frisard, Ramine Alexander, F Silva, B Price, R Marshall, P Estabrooks (2017). (The Influence of Parental Health Literacy Status on Reach, Attendance, Retention, and Outcomes in a Family-Based Childhood Obesity Treatment Program, Virginia, 2013-2015.). 14, pp. E87. Preventing chronic disease.
  • J Zoellner, W You, J Hill, D Brock, M Yuhas, Ramine Alexander, B Price, P Estabrooks (2019). (A comparative effectiveness trial of two family-based childhood obesity treatment programs in a medically underserved region: Rationale, design & methods.). 84, pp. 105801. Contemporary clinical trials.
  • Donna-Jean Brock, Paul Estabrooks, Jennie Hill, Morgan Barlow, Ramine Alexander, Bryan Price, Ruby Marshall, Jamie Zoellner (2019). (Building and Sustaining Community Capacity to Address Childhood Obesity A 3-Year Mixed-Methods Case Study of a Community-Academic Advisory Board). (1) 42, pp. 62-79. FAMILY & COMMUNITY HEALTH.
  • D Brock, P Estabrooks, J Hill, M Barlow, Ramine Alexander, B Price, R Marshall, J Zoellner (2019). (Building and Sustaining Community Capacity to Address Childhood Obesity: A 3-Year Mixed-Methods Case Study of a Community-Academic Advisory Board.). (1) 42, pp. 62-79. Family & community health.
  • Ramine Alexander, P Estabrooks, D Brock, J Hill, M Whitt-Glover, J Zoellner (2019). (Capacity Development and Evaluation of a Parent Advisory Team Engaged in Childhood Obesity Research.). pp. 1524839919862251. Health promotion practice.
  • Jennie Hill, Jamie Zoellner, Wen You, Donna Brock, Bryan Price, Ramine Alexander, Madlyn Frisard, Fabiana Brito, Xiaolu Hou, Paul Estabrooks (2019). (Participatory development and pilot testing of iChoose: an adaptation of an evidence-based paediatric weight management program for community implementation). 19, BMC PUBLIC HEALTH.
  • J Hill, J Zoellner, W You, D Brock, B Price, Ramine Alexander, M Frisard, F Brito, X Hou, P Estabrooks (2019). (Participatory development and pilot testing of iChoose: an adaptation of an evidence-based paediatric weight management program for community implementation.). (1) 19, pp. 122. BMC public health.
  • K Porter, Ramine Alexander, K Perzynski, N Kruzliakova, J Zoellner (2019). (Using the Clear Communication Index to Improve Materials for a Behavioral Intervention.). (7) 34, pp. 782-788. Health communication.