Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Melissa Jean Bopp, PhD

Melissa Jean Bopp, PhD

Associate Professor, Kinesiology
Scientific Program:Cancer Control

Research Interests

  • Exercise
  • Health
  • Students
  • African Americans
  • Walking
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Health Promotion
  • Population
  • Workplace
  • Clergy
  • Maintenance
  • Organizations

Recent Publications


Bopp, MJ, Wilson, OWA, Duffey, M & Papalia, Z 2019, 'An examination of active travel trends before and after college graduation', Journal of Transport and Health, vol. 14, 100602.
Vainshelboim, B, Bopp, CM, Wilson, OWA, Papalia, Z & Bopp, MJ 2019, 'Behavioral and Physiological Health-Related Risk Factors in College Students', American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.
Wilson, OWA, Papalia, Z, Duffey, M & Bopp, MJ 2019, 'Differences in college students' aerobic physical activity and muscle-strengthening activities based on gender, race, and sexual orientation', Preventive Medicine Reports, vol. 16, 100984.
Wilson, OWA, Graupensperger, S, Evans, MB & Bopp, MJ 2019, 'The temporal association between physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption: A longitudinal within- And between-person investigation' Journal of Physical Activity and Health, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 274-280.
Sims, D & Bopp, MJ 2019, 'Using parental active travel behavior and beliefs to predict active travel to school among children' International Journal of Sustainable Transportation.


Bopp, MJ, Webb, BL, Mama, SK & Hentz-Leister, E 2018, 'An Examination of Denomination-Level Efforts in Congregation Health Programming' Journal of Religion and Health.
Wilson, O, Vairo, N, Bopp, MJ, Sims, D, Dutt, K & Pinkos, B 2018, 'Best practices for promoting cycling amongst university students and employees', Journal of Transport and Health, vol. 9, pp. 234-243.
Bopp, MJ, Sims, D, Matthews, SA, Rovniak, L, Poole, E & Colgan, J 2018, 'Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of Active Lions: A Campaign to Promote Active Travel to a University Campus', American Journal of Health Promotion, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 536-545.
Sims, D, Bopp, MJ & Wilson, OWA 2018, 'Examining influences on active travel by sex among college students' Journal of Transport and Health, vol. 9, pp. 73-82.
Graupensperger, S, Wilson, O, Bopp, MJ & Evans, MB 2018, 'Longitudinal association between alcohol use and physical activity in US college students: Evidence for directionality', Journal of American College Health.
Sims, D, Matthews, SA, Bopp, MJ, Rovniak, L & Poole, E 2018, 'Predicting discordance between perceived and estimated walk and bike times among university faculty, staff, and students', Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, vol. 14, no. 8, pp. 691-705.
Leister, EH, Vairo, N, Sims, D & Bopp, MJ 2018, 'Understanding bike share reach, use, access and function: An exploratory study', Sustainable Cities and Society, vol. 43, pp. 191-196.
Sciamanna, C, Ballentine, N, Bopp, MJ, Brach, JS, Chinchilli, V, Ciccolo, JT, Conroy, MB, Fisher, A, Fox, E, Greenspan, SL, Jan De Beur, Suzanne, M, Kearcher, K, Kraschnewski, J, McTigue, KM, McAuley, E, Morone, NE, Paranjape, A, Rodriguez-Colon, S, Rosenzweig, A, Smyth, JM, Stewart, KJ & Stuckey, H 2018, 'Working to Increase Stability through Exercise (WISE): Study protocol for a pragmatic randomized controlled trial of a coached exercise program to reduce serious fall-related injuries' Contemporary Clinical Trials, vol. 74, pp. 1-10.


Vairo, N, Bopp, MJ & Sims, D 2017, 'Best practices for businesses promoting bicycling', International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, vol. 55, no. 5-6, pp. 298-310.
Bopp, MJ, Sims, D, Vairo, N & Hentz-Leister, E 2017, 'Examining capacity and functioning of bicycle coalitions: A descriptive study' Frontiers in Public Health, vol. 5, no. NOV, 296.
Bopp, MJ 2017, Future directions for addressing physical activity in diverse populations. in Physical Activity in Diverse Populations: Evidence and Practice. Taylor and Francis, pp. 273-282.
Bopp, MJ 2017, Introduction to physical activity and health disparities. in Physical Activity in Diverse Populations: Evidence and Practice. Taylor and Francis, pp. 1-12.
Bopp, MJ 2017, Physical activity in diverse populations: Evidence and practice. Taylor and Francis.


Bopp, MJ & Baruth, M 2017, 'An Examination of Personal Health Promotion and Curricular Coverage of Health at US Seminary Schools', Journal of Religion and Health, vol. 56, no. 2, pp. 669-682.
Bopp, MJ, Sims, D, Colgan, J, Rovniak, L, Matthews, SA & Poole, E 2016, 'An examination of workplace influences on active commuting in a sample of university employees', Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 387-391.
Colgan, JC, Bopp, MJ, Starkoff, BE & Lieberman, LJ 2016, 'Fitness wearables and youths with visual impairments: Implications for practice and application', Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, vol. 110, no. 5, pp. 335-348.
Rovniak, L, Sciamanna, C, George, D, Bopp, MJ, Kong, L & Ding, D 2016, 'Interest in using workplace energy expenditure devices among primary care patients', Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 96-101.
Webb, BL & Bopp, MJ 2017, 'Results of Walking in Faith: A Faith-Based Physical Activity Program for Clergy', Journal of Religion and Health, vol. 56, no. 2, pp. 561-574.
Bopp, MJ, Sims, D, Matthews, SA, Rovniak, L, Poole, E & Colgan, J 2016, 'There׳s an app for that: development of a smartphone app to promote active travel to a college campus', Journal of Transport and Health, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 305-314.


Bopp, MJ, Bopp, C & Schuchert, M 2015, 'Active transportation to and on campus is associated with objectively measured fitness outcomes among college students', Journal of Physical Activity and Health, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 418-423.
Bopp, MJ, Gayah, VV & Campbell, ME 2015, 'Examining the link between public transit use and active commuting', International journal of environmental research and public health, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 4256-4274.
Bopp, MJ, Bopp, CM, Duffey, ML, Ganim, R & Proctor, DN 2015, 'Implementation and evaluation of an Exercise is Medicineā„¢ on campus week', Evaluation and Program Planning, vol. 52, pp. 176-181.
Baruth, M, Bopp, MJ, Webb, BL & Peterson, JA 2015, 'The Role and Influence of Faith Leaders on Health-Related Issues and Programs in their Congregation', Journal of Religion and Health, vol. 54, no. 5, pp. 1747-1759.

Clinical Trials Search

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