Gary G Bennett

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. pmc Safe to walk? Neighborhood safety and physical activity among public housing residents
    Gary G Bennett
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Med 4:1599-606; discussion 1607. 2007
  3. 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
  4. pmc Dose response to vitamin D supplementation in African Americans: results of a 4-arm, randomized, placebo-controlled trial
    Kimmie Ng
    Department of Medical Oncology KN, JAM, and CSF and Center for Community Based Research JBS, EG S, and KME, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA the Division of Public Health Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO BFD the Division of Gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA ATC the Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA ATC, ELG, and CSF the Division of Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC BWH the Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA PDC the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC GGB and the Departments of Nutrition JBS and ELG and Social and Behavioral Sciences KME, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
    Am J Clin Nutr 99:587-98. 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. doi request reprint Factors associated with choice of web or print intervention materials in the healthy directions 2 study
    Mary L Greaney
    1Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Educ Behav 41:52-62. 2014
  10. pmc Racial discrimination & cardiovascular disease risk: my body my story study of 1005 US-born black and white community health center participants (US)
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e77174. 2013

Research Grants

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Publications44

  1. 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...
  2. pmc Safe to walk? Neighborhood safety and physical activity among public housing residents
    Gary G Bennett
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Med 4:1599-606; discussion 1607. 2007
    ..In such settings, neighborhood safety may impact willingness to be regularly physically active. We examined the association of perceived neighborhood safety with pedometer-determined physical activity and physical activity self-efficacy...
  3. 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...
  4. pmc Dose response to vitamin D supplementation in African Americans: results of a 4-arm, randomized, placebo-controlled trial
    Kimmie Ng
    Department of Medical Oncology KN, JAM, and CSF and Center for Community Based Research JBS, EG S, and KME, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA the Division of Public Health Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO BFD the Division of Gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA ATC the Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA ATC, ELG, and CSF the Division of Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC BWH the Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA PDC the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC GGB and the Departments of Nutrition JBS and ELG and Social and Behavioral Sciences KME, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
    Am J Clin Nutr 99:587-98. 2014
    ..Nonetheless, the relation between vitamin D supplementation and 25(OH)D concentrations in African Americans remains undefined...
  5. 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...
  6. 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)...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. doi request reprint Factors associated with choice of web or print intervention materials in the healthy directions 2 study
    Mary L Greaney
    1Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Educ Behav 41:52-62. 2014
    ..Intervention materials were available via print or the web. Purpose. To (a) describe the Healthy Directions 2 study design and (b) identify baseline factors associated with whether participants opted for print or web-based materials...
  10. pmc Racial discrimination & cardiovascular disease risk: my body my story study of 1005 US-born black and white community health center participants (US)
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e77174. 2013
    ..To date, limited and inconsistent evidence exists regarding racial discrimination and risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
  11. pmc Differential accuracy of physical activity self-report by body mass index
    Erica T Warner
    Department of Epidemiology, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Health Behav 36:168-78. 2012
    ..To examine whether agreement between self-reported and accelerometer-measured physical activity varies by BMI category in a low-income black sample...
  12. pmc Exposing racial discrimination: implicit & explicit measures--the My Body, My Story study of 1005 US-born black & white community health center members
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e27636. 2011
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  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. pmc Electronic reminders for cancer prevention: factors associated with preference for automated voice reminders or text messages
    Mary L Greaney
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Prev Med 55:151-4. 2012
    ..Prompts can be delivered inexpensively via automated voice response (AVR) reminders or short message service (SMS) text messages. We examined the association between participants' characteristics and preferred reminder modality...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. pmc Effect of vitamin D supplementation on blood pressure in blacks
    John P Forman
    Renal Division and Kidney Clinical Research Institute, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 41 Ave Louis Pasteur, Suite 120, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Hypertension 61:779-85. 2013
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  20. 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...
  21. 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
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  22. 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...
  23. pmc Relationships between Social Resources and Healthful Behaviors across the Age Spectrum
    Kristina H Lewis
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Aging Res 2012:501072. 2012
    ..Conclusions. Although younger adults reported slightly higher resources than older adults, the magnitude of association between social resources and healthful behaviors did not differ between them...
  24. ncbi 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)...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. pmc Racial discrimination and physical activity among low-income-housing residents
    Rachel C Shelton
    Department of Oncological Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:541-5. 2009
    ..Although discrimination has been identified as a potential determinant of existing racial/ethnic health disparities, no studies have investigated whether racial discrimination contributes to disparities in physical activity...
  29. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity, education, and the cortisol response to awakening: a preliminary investigation
    Gary G Bennett
    Ethn Health 9:337-47. 2004
    ..To explore the associations among ethnicity, educational attainment, and cortisol secretion...
  30. 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...
  31. pmc The association between social factors and physical activity among low-income adults living in public housing
    Rachel C Shelton
    Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:2102-10. 2011
    ..We sought to examine the association between structural, functional, and normative social factors and physical activity among urban, low-income, racially/ethnically diverse adults...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the positional difference between two common geocoding methods
    Dustin T Duncan
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Geospat Health 5:265-73. 2011
    ..g. with global positioning system measurement), this study suggests that Batchgeo is a good, free-of-charge option to geocode addresses...
  35. 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...
  36. pmc Exploring social contextual correlates of computer ownership and frequency of use among urban, low-income, public housing adult residents
    Lorna H McNeill
    Department of Health Disparities Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1100 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 125, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Med Internet Res 9:e35. 2007
    ..Larger social contextual factors, such as social networks and neighborhood factors, may influence computer ownership and the number of places where individuals have access to computers...
  37. 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...
  38. pmc Interrelations of socioeconomic position and occupational and leisure-time physical activity in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Kathleen Y Wolin
    Dept of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Phys Act Health 5:229-41. 2008
    ..Of particular interest, given the potential applicability to traditionally underserved communities, is the nature of the association between occupational physical activity (OPA) and leisure-time physical activity (LTPA)...
  39. 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...
  40. pmc Methods and baseline characteristics of two group-randomized trials with multiracial and multiethnic working-class samples
    Anne M Stoddard
    New England Research Institutes, 9 Galen St, Watertown, MA 02472, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 2:A10. 2005
    ..This paper reports the results of the sample selection and survey methods for two group-randomized intervention studies...
  41. ncbi request reprint Low educational attainment, John Henryism, and cardiovascular reactivity to and recovery from personally relevant stress
    Marcellus M Merritt
    Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine Research Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Psychosom Med 66:49-55. 2004
    ..The objectives of the present study were to determine whether high JH and low SES (education, income, job status, and job strain) were associated with increased cardiovascular responses to laboratory social stressors...
  42. pmc Feasibility of using a web-based nutrition intervention among residents of multiethnic working-class neighborhoods
    Lorna H McNeill
    University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1100 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 125, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A55. 2007
    ..This pilot study tested the usefulness of a Web-based intervention designed to deliver nutrition-related information to and increase fruit and vegetable consumption among adults from working-class neighborhoods...
  43. ncbi request reprint Perceived racism and cardiovascular reactivity and recovery to personally relevant stress
    Marcellus M Merritt
    Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Health Psychol 25:364-9. 2006
    ..03). The notable elevation in CVR in response to an ambiguous event extends current models of racism suggesting that subtle racism is a psychosocial stressor that erodes health through chronically elevated CVR...
  44. 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...

Research Grants2

  1. Community-based Obesity Prevention among Blacks
    Gary Bennett; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Our primary outcome is adherence to a pedometer-based physical activity regimen. Secondary outcomes will include change in physical activity and BMI. ..