Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Melissa Jean Bopp, PhD

Melissa Jean Bopp, PhD

Associate Professor, Kinesiology
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
mjb73@psu.edu

Research Interests

  • Exercise
  • Health
  • Students
  • African Americans
  • Walking
  • Health Promotion
  • Workplace
  • Population
  • Clergy
  • Faith-Based Organizations
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Demography

Recent Publications

2019

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2019.100602
Vainshelboim, B, Bopp, CM, Wilson, OWA, Papalia, Z & Bopp, M 2019, 'Behavioral and Physiological Health-Related Risk Factors in College Students', American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1177/1559827619872436
Wilson, OWA, Zou, ZH, Bopp, M & Bopp, CM 2019, 'Comparison of obesity classification methods among college students', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 430-434. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orcp.2019.09.003
Wilson, OWA, Papalia, Z, Duffey, M & Bopp, M 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.100984
Wilson, OWA, Galascio, MM & Bopp, M 2019, 'Freshmen weight and body composition change determinants: A scoping review', Journal of American College Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1665053
Wilson, OWA, Graupensperger, S, Blair Evans, M & Bopp, M 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. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2018-0162
Sims, D & Bopp, M 2020, 'Using parental active travel behavior and beliefs to predict active travel to school among children', International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 343-348. https://doi.org/10.1080/15568318.2018.1558469

2018

Bopp, M, Webb, BL, Mama, SK & Hentz-Leister, E 2019, 'An Examination of Denomination-Level Efforts in Congregation Health Programming', Journal of Religion and Health, vol. 58, no. 2, pp. 391-407. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-018-0726-8
Wilson, O, Vairo, N, Bopp, M, 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2018.02.007
Bopp, M, Sims, D, Matthews, SA, Rovniak, LS, 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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0890117117694287
Sims, D, Bopp, M & Wilson, OWA 2018, 'Examining influences on active travel by sex among college students', Journal of Transport and Health, vol. 9, pp. 73-82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2018.05.009
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2018.1536058
Sims, D, Matthews, SA, Bopp, MJ, Rovniak, LS & 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/23249935.2018.1427814
Leister, EH, Vairo, N, Sims, D & Bopp, M 2018, 'Understanding bike share reach, use, access and function: An exploratory study', Sustainable Cities and Society, vol. 43, pp. 191-196. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2018.08.031
Sciamanna, C, Ballentine, NH, Bopp, M, Brach, JS, Chinchilli, VM, Ciccolo, JT, Conroy, MB, Fisher, A, Fox, EJ, Greenspan, SL, Jan De Beur, Suzanne, M, Kearcher, K, Kraschnewski, JL, McTigue, KM, McAuley, E, Morone, NE, Paranjape, A, Rodriguez-Colon, S, Rosenzweig, A, Smyth, JM, Stewart, KJ & Stuckey, HL 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2018.09.006

2017

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/14635240.2017.1392888
Bopp, M, 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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2017.00296
Bopp, M 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. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315561264
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. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315561264
Bopp, MJ 2017, Physical activity in diverse populations: Evidence and practice. Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315561264

2016

Rovniak, L, Bopp, MJ, Wilson, D, Colgan, J, Sims, D, Matthews, SA & Poole, E 2016, 'A social media campaign for promoting active travel to a university campus', Journal of Healthcare Communications, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 16.
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-016-0315-7
Bopp, M, 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. https://doi.org/10.1097/PHH.0000000000000337
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, LS, Sciamanna, CN, George, DR, Bopp, M, 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. https://doi.org/10.1177/2150131915624892
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-016-0255-2
Bopp, M, Sims, D, Matthews, SA, Rovniak, LS, Poole, E & Colgan, J 2016, 'ThereÎ│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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2016.02.007

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