Gary Bennett

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Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Racial differences in the built environment--body mass index relationship? A geospatial analysis of adolescents in urban neighborhoods
    Dustin T Duncan
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 11:11. 2012
  2. pmc Recruitment and retention of participants in a pragmatic randomized intervention trial at three community health clinics: results and lessons learned
    Erica T Warner
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:192. 2013
  3. pmc Will the public's health fall victim to the home foreclosure epidemic?
    Gary G Bennett
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
    PLoS Med 6:e1000087. 2009
  4. pmc Obesity treatment for socioeconomically disadvantaged patients in primary care practice
    Gary G Bennett
    Duke Obesity Prevention Program, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Arch Intern Med 172:565-74. 2012
  5. pmc Does perception equal reality? Weight misperception in relation to weight-related attitudes and behaviors among overweight and obese US adults
    Dustin T Duncan
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:20. 2011
  6. pmc Physical activity in US Blacks: a systematic review and critical examination of self-report instruments
    Kathleen Y Wolin
    Washington University School of Medicine, St, Louis, MO 63110 USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:73. 2010
  7. pmc Colorectal cancer prevention for low-income, sociodemographically-diverse adults in public housing: baseline findings of a randomized controlled trial
    Lorna H McNeill
    Department of Health Disparities Research, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA
    BMC Public Health 9:353. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Awareness of national physical activity recommendations for health promotion among US adults
    Gary G Bennett
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 41:1849-55. 2009
  9. pmc Web-based weight loss in primary care: a randomized controlled trial
    Gary G Bennett
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:308-13. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Is access to neighborhood green space associated with BMI among Egyptians? A multilevel study of Cairo neighborhoods
    Mona Mowafi
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Health Place 18:385-90. 2012

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Publications38

  1. pmc Racial differences in the built environment--body mass index relationship? A geospatial analysis of adolescents in urban neighborhoods
    Dustin T Duncan
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 11:11. 2012
    ..A secondary objective was to evaluate the sensitivity of findings to the spatial scale of analysis (i.e. 400- and 800-meter street network buffers)...
  2. pmc Recruitment and retention of participants in a pragmatic randomized intervention trial at three community health clinics: results and lessons learned
    Erica T Warner
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:192. 2013
    ..Recruitment and retention of these populations in research trials, and retention in weight loss trials has been an ongoing challenge...
  3. pmc Will the public's health fall victim to the home foreclosure epidemic?
    Gary G Bennett
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
    PLoS Med 6:e1000087. 2009
  4. pmc Obesity treatment for socioeconomically disadvantaged patients in primary care practice
    Gary G Bennett
    Duke Obesity Prevention Program, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Arch Intern Med 172:565-74. 2012
    ..Few evidence-based weight loss treatment options exist for medically vulnerable patients in the primary care setting...
  5. pmc Does perception equal reality? Weight misperception in relation to weight-related attitudes and behaviors among overweight and obese US adults
    Dustin T Duncan
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:20. 2011
    ..We examined associations between weight misperception and several weight-related attitudes and behaviors among a nationally representative sample of overweight and obese US adults...
  6. pmc Physical activity in US Blacks: a systematic review and critical examination of self-report instruments
    Kathleen Y Wolin
    Washington University School of Medicine, St, Louis, MO 63110 USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:73. 2010
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  7. pmc Colorectal cancer prevention for low-income, sociodemographically-diverse adults in public housing: baseline findings of a randomized controlled trial
    Lorna H McNeill
    Department of Health Disparities Research, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA
    BMC Public Health 9:353. 2009
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  8. doi request reprint Awareness of national physical activity recommendations for health promotion among US adults
    Gary G Bennett
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 41:1849-55. 2009
    ....
  9. pmc Web-based weight loss in primary care: a randomized controlled trial
    Gary G Bennett
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:308-13. 2010
    ..Efficacious web-based weight loss interventions can be successfully offered in the primary care setting...
  10. doi request reprint Is access to neighborhood green space associated with BMI among Egyptians? A multilevel study of Cairo neighborhoods
    Mona Mowafi
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Health Place 18:385-90. 2012
    ..Other aspects of the urban environment should be evaluated to better understand neighborhood variations in obesity in Cairo...
  11. pmc Colorectal cancer screening awareness and intentions among low income, sociodemographically diverse adults under age 50
    Karen Emmons
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard School of Public Health, Center for Community Based Research, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 19:1031-41. 2008
    ..It is important to identify opportunities for maximizing screening uptake among those who become age-eligible for screening if we are to make a significant impact on CRC disparities...
  12. pmc Unfair treatment, racial/ethnic discrimination, ethnic identification, and smoking among Asian Americans in the National Latino and Asian American Study
    David H Chae
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:485-92. 2008
    ..We investigated whether ethnic identification moderated either association...
  13. doi request reprint Psychosocial stress and 13-year BMI change among blacks: the Pitt County Study
    Angela G Fowler-Brown
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:2106-9. 2009
    ..1-17.8). For black men, perceived stress was not associated with percent BMI change. These data suggest that interventions targeting obesity in black women should consider the potential impact of emotional stress on weight change...
  14. doi request reprint Are neighborhood education levels associated with BMI among adults in Cairo, Egypt?
    Mona Mowafi
    Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02114, United States
    Soc Sci Med 72:1274-83. 2011
    ..The cross-sectional nature of our study does not allow for causal interpretations, however, so further studies exploring why the neighborhood education-BMI association is so significant is warranted...
  15. pmc Parental substance abuse, reports of chronic pain and coping in adult patients with sickle cell disease
    Christopher Edwards
    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Medical Psychology, Duke, Durham, NC, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 98:420-8. 2006
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Does coping mediate the relationship between personality and cardiovascular health in African Americans?
    Keith E Whitfield
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, P O Box 90085, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 102:95-100. 2010
    ..These findings highlight the importance of personality in accounting for cardiovascular health in African Americans...
  17. pmc Perceived racial/ethnic harassment and tobacco use among African American young adults
    Gary G Bennett
    Harvard School of Public Health and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Center for Community Based Research, 44 Binney St, SM256, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:238-40. 2005
    ..01; 95% confidence interval=1.94, 2.08) compared with those with no reported harassment experiences. Experiences of racial/ethnic harassment may contribute to tobacco use behaviors among some African American young adults...
  18. ncbi request reprint Misestimation of peer tobacco use: understanding disparities in tobacco use
    Christopher L Edwards
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:299-302. 2008
    ..Overestimating was associated with a > 80% increase in the risk of smoking. These data highlight the need to correct misinformation regarding smoking norms among students at some HBCUs...
  19. ncbi request reprint A brief review of the pathophysiology, associated pain, and psychosocial issues in sickle cell disease
    Christopher L Edwards
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Pain and Palliative Care Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Int J Behav Med 12:171-9. 2005
    ....
  20. pmc Reconsideration of the training of psychiatrists and mental health professionals: helping to make soup
    Christopher L Edwards
    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Medical Psychology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 98:1498-500. 2006
    ..The authors argue that factors such as racial, ethnic and cultural differences must be integrated into research before the literature will begin to change in a fashion that is beneficial to the mental health training process...
  21. ncbi request reprint Discrimination, dispositions, and cardiovascular responses to stress
    Laura Smart Richman
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Flower Drive, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Health Psychol 26:675-83. 2007
    ..The authors examined how race and trait levels of hostility and optimism interact with past exposure to discrimination to predict physiological reactivity and recovery during an anger recall task...
  22. doi request reprint The delivery of public health interventions via the Internet: actualizing their potential
    Gary G Bennett
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 30:273-92. 2009
    ..0 functionality...
  23. doi request reprint Racial differences in prostate cancer screening by family history
    Bettina F Drake
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Center for Community Based Research, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 18:579-83. 2008
    ..Therefore we examined racial variation in the association of family history of CaP and self-reported prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing in the nationally-representative National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)...
  24. pmc Weight gain prevention among black women in the rural community health center setting: the Shape Program
    Perry Foley
    Duke Obesity Prevention Program, Duke Global Health Institute, 2812 Erwin Road, Suite 403 Box 90392, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:305. 2012
    ..Weight gain prevention may also be more consistent with the obesity-related sociocultural perspectives of black women than are traditional weight loss approaches...
  25. ncbi request reprint Psychological responses to acute exercise in sedentary black and white individuals
    Rebecca E Hasson
    Dept of Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
    J Phys Act Health 8:978-87. 2011
    ..To date, no study has examined racial differences in the psychological responses during and after exercise. The objective of this study was to compare psychological outcomes of single exercise bouts in blacks and whites...
  26. ncbi request reprint Lifecourse socioeconomic position and weight change among blacks: The Pitt County study
    Gary G Bennett
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:172-81. 2007
    ..S. blacks has been attributed to low socioeconomic position (SEP), despite inconsistent empirical findings. It is unclear whether low SEP at various lifecourse stages differentially influences adulthood BMI and BMI change...
  27. pmc Television viewing and pedometer-determined physical activity among multiethnic residents of low-income housing
    Gary G Bennett
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1681-5. 2006
    ..We evaluated the association between television viewing and pedometer-determined physical activity among predominantly racial/ethnic minority residents of low-income housing in metropolitan Boston in 2005...
  28. pmc Colorectal cancer screening: prevalence among low-income groups with health insurance
    Karen M Emmons
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:169-77. 2009
    ..There were no differences by race/ethnicity. This study suggests that insurance coverage for CRC screening should be considered as part of a comprehensive approach to address CRC disparities...
  29. pmc Racial differences in the perception of lung cancer: the 2005 Health Information National Trends Survey
    Christopher S Lathan
    Division of Population Sciences, Department of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cancer 116:1981-6. 2010
    ..Racial disparities in lung cancer have been described well in the literature; however, little is known about perceptions of lung cancer in the general population and whether these perceptions differ by race...
  30. pmc Nativity and cigarette smoking among lower income blacks: results from the Healthy Directions Study
    Gary G Bennett
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 10:305-11. 2008
    ..Our findings highlight the importance of intervening early new Black immigrants to stem the uptake of cigarette smoking behaviors as individuals become acculturated...
  31. ncbi request reprint Implications of discrimination based on sexuality, gender, and race/ethnicity for psychological distress among working-class sexual minorities: the United for Health Study, 2003-2004
    David H Chae
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development and Health, USA
    Int J Health Serv 40:589-608. 2010
    ..Findings also highlight the importance of addressing discrimination in ameliorating problematic mental health outcomes among working-class sexual minorities...
  32. pmc Body mass index, physical activity, and dietary behaviors among members of an urban community fitness center: a questionnaire survey
    Kimberly A Kaphingst
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    BMC Public Health 7:181. 2007
    ..Community focused wellness organizations, such as YMCAs, could provide a unique channel with which to reach such populations. This study assessed health behaviors and related characteristics of members of an urban YMCA facility...
  33. pmc Pedometer-determined physical activity among multiethnic low-income housing residents
    Gary G Bennett
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:768-73. 2006
    ..We sought to characterize pedometer-determined physical activity among a predominantly racial and ethnic minority sample of adults residing in low-income housing...
  34. pmc Does race/ethnicity moderate the association between job strain and leisure time physical activity?
    Gary G Bennett
    Harvard School of Public Health and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Behav Med 32:60-7. 2006
    ..Racial/ethnic minorities report myriad barriers to regular leisure time physical activity (LTPA), including the stress and fatigue resulting from their occupational activities...
  35. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms and prospective incidence of colorectal cancer in women
    Candyce H Kroenke
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:839-48. 2005
    ..04). Associations appeared stronger in overweight women. However, depressive symptoms were unrelated to risk of colorectal adenomas. Associations are consistent with a possible role in late promotion of the disease...
  36. ncbi request reprint Immigration and obesity among lower income blacks
    Gary G Bennett
    Harvard School of Public Health and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Center for Community Based Research, 44 Binney St, SM256, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1391-4. 2007
    ..Our objective was to examine the associations of nativity, immigrant generation, and language acculturation with obesity among lower income black adult men and women...
  37. pmc Barriers and facilitators to home computer and internet use among urban novice computer users of low socioeconomic position
    Emily Z Kontos
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, LW 627, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Med Internet Res 9:e31. 2007
    ..The goal of the project is not to promote health information seeking as much as to understand the barriers and facilitators to computer and Internet use, beyond access, among members of lower SEP groups in an urban setting...
  38. ncbi request reprint Attitudes Regarding Overweight, Exercise, and Health among Blacks (United States)
    Gary G Bennett
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 17:95-101. 2006
    ..To investigate Blacks'views regarding the connections among overweight, exercise, and health...

Research Grants4

  1. Community Based Obesity Prevention Among Black Women
    Gary Bennett; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We propose to conduct an intervention in the primary care setting that uses an innovative approach to prevent obesity among Black women in middle age. ..
  2. Community Based Obesity Prevention Among Black Women
    Gary Bennett; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We propose to conduct an intervention in the primary care setting that uses an innovative approach to prevent obesity among Black women in middle age. ..
  3. Community Based Obesity Prevention Among Black Women
    Gary G Bennett; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We propose to conduct an intervention in the primary care setting that uses an innovative approach to prevent obesity among Black women in middle age. ..