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Ramine C Alexander

Associate Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
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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

  • Ramine Alexander, Morgan Barlow, Donna-Jean Brock, Paul Estabrooks, Jennie Hill, Ruby Marshall, Bryan Price, 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.
  • Ramine Alexander, Fabiana Brito, Donna Brock, Paul Estabrooks, Madlyn Frisard, Jennie Hill, Xiaolu Hou, Bryan Price, Wen You, Jamie Zoellner (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.
  • Ramine Alexander, J Zoellner (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.
  • Ramine Alexander, D Brock (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 (2019). (Capacity Development and Evaluation of a Parent Advisory Team Engaged in Childhood Obesity Research.). pp. 1524839919862251 ). Health promotion practice.
  • Ramine Alexander, J Hill (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.
  • Ramine Alexander, K Porter (2019). (Using the Clear Communication Index to Improve Materials for a Behavioral Intervention.). (7) 34, pp. 782-788 ). Health communication.
  • Ramine Alexander, Morgan Barlow, Fabiana Brito, Donna Brock, Paul Estabrooks, Jennie Hill, Corliss Jones, Ruby Marshall, Bryan Price, Jamie Zoellner (2017). (One-Year Mixed-Methods Case Study of a Community-Academic Advisory Board Addressing Childhood Obesity). (6) 18, pp. 833-853 ). HEALTH PROMOTION PRACTICE.
  • Ramine Alexander, Donna Brock, Paul Estabrooks, Madlyn Frisard, Jennie Hill, Ruby Marshall, Bryan Price, Fabiana Silva, Wen You, Jamie Zoellner (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.
  • Ramine Alexander, J Zoellner (2017). (One-Year Mixed-Methods Case Study of a Community-Academic Advisory Board Addressing Childhood Obesity.). (6) 18, pp. 833-853 ). Health promotion practice.
  • Ramine Alexander, James Hill, J Zoellner (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.
  • Ramine Alexander, Angela Bailey, Yvonnes Chen, Brenda Davy, Paul Estabrooks, Valisa Hedrick, Hannah Lane, Kathleen Porter, Wen You, Jamie Zoellner (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.
  • Ramine Alexander, Karissa Grier, Jennie Hill, Lorien MacAuley, Alisa McKenzie, Kathleen Porter, Tadashi Totten, Jamie Zoellner (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.
  • Ramine Alexander, J Zoellner (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, K Blackman (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.