Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Scherezade Kelly Mama, DrPH

Scherezade Kelly Mama, DrPH

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
skm167@psu.edu

Research Interests

  • Exercise
  • African Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Health
  • Color
  • Obesity
  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Public Housing
  • Bulimia
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Weights and Measures

Recent Publications

2019

Leach, HJ, Mama, SK & Harden, SM 2019, 'Group-based exercise interventions for increasing physical activity in cancer survivors: a systematic review of face-to-face randomized and non-randomized trials' Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 1601-1612. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-019-04670-y
Lee, RE, Soltero, EG, Ledoux, TA, Sahnoune, I, Saavadra, F, Mama, SK & McNeill, LH 2019, 'Sustainability via Active Garden Education: Translating Policy to Practice in Early Care and Education' Journal of School Health, vol. 89, no. 4, pp. 257-266. https://doi.org/10.1111/josh.12734

2018

Paskett, ED, Baltic, RD, Syoung, G, Katz, ML, Lesko, SM, Hwebber, K, Roberto, KA, Lengerich, E, Schoenberg, NE, Kennedy, SK, Mama, SK, Midkiff, CC & Dignan, MB 2018, 'A group randomized trial to reduce obesity among appalachian church members: The walk by faith study', Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, vol. 27, no. 11, pp. 1289-1297. https://doi.org/10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-17-1085
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-018-0726-8
Lyles, AA, Loomis, C, Mama, SK, Siddiqi, S & Lee, RE 2018, 'Longitudinal analysis of virtual community perceptions of cohesion: The role of cooperation, communication, and competition' Journal of Health Psychology, vol. 23, no. 13, pp. 1677-1688. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105316667794
Scruggs, S, Mama, SK, Carmack, CL, Douglas, T, Diamond, P & Basen-Engquist, K 2018, 'Randomized Trial of a Lifestyle Physical Activity Intervention for Breast Cancer Survivors: Effects on Transtheoretical Model Variables', Health promotion practice, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 134-144. https://doi.org/10.1177/1524839917709781
Ortiz, A, Tirado, M, Hughes, DC, Gonzalez, V, Song, JJ, Mama, SK & Basen-Engquist, K 2018, 'Relationship between physical activity, disability, and physical fitness profile in sedentary Latina breast cancer survivors', Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, vol. 34, no. 10, pp. 783-794. https://doi.org/10.1080/09593985.2018.1424978

2017

Shin, CN, Soltero, E, Mama, SK, Sunseri, C & Lee, RE 2017, 'Association of Discrimination and Stress With Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Ethnic Minority Women', Clinical Nursing Research, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 694-712. https://doi.org/10.1177/1054773816669448
Mama, SK, McNeill, LH, Soltero, EG, Edwards, RO & Lee, RE 2017, 'Contribution of psychosocial factors to physical activity in women of color in the saving lives staying active (SALSA) Study' Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 351-359. https://doi.org/10.1123/japa.2015-0239
Lee, RE, Reese-Smith, JY, Mama, SK, Medina, AV, Wolfe, KL & Estabrooks, PA 2017, 'Erratum to: Reach and representativeness of ethnic minority women in the Health Is Power Study: a longitudinal analysis (Translational Behavioral Medicine, (2017), 7, 1, (106-114), 10.1007/s13142-016-0385-9)' Translational Behavioral Medicine, vol. 7, no. 1. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13142-016-0414-8
Mama, SK, Leach, HJ, Soltero, EG & Lee, RE 2017, 'Improved Physical Activity Screening Enhances Intervention Effectiveness in Ethnic Minority Women: A Longitudinal Study' Health promotion practice, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 54-61. https://doi.org/10.1177/1524839916657325
Mama, SK, John, DH & Bhuiyan, N 2017, Introduction to race, ethnicity, and related theories of disparities. in Physical Activity in Diverse Populations: Evidence and Practice. Taylor and Francis, pp. 13-25. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315561264
Rianon, N, Ambrose, CG, Pervin, H, Garcia, M, Mama, SK, Schwartz, AV, Lee, B & Harris, T 2017, 'Long-term use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors protects against bone loss in African-American elderly men', Archives of Osteoporosis, vol. 12, no. 1, 94. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11657-017-0387-3
Mama, SK, Song, J, Ortiz, A, Tirado-Gomez, M, Palacios, C, Hughes, DC & Basen-Engquist, K 2017, 'Longitudinal social cognitive influences on physical activity and sedentary time in Hispanic breast cancer survivors', Psycho-Oncology, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 214-221. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.4026
Lee, RE, Reese-Smith, JY, Mama, SK, Medina, AV, Wolfe, KL & Estabrooks, PA 2017, 'Reach and representativeness of ethnic minority women in the Health Is Power Study: a longitudinal analysis', Translational behavioral medicine, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 106-114. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13142-016-0385-9
Lee, RE, Parker, NH, Soltero, EG, Ledoux, TA, Mama, SK & McNeill, L 2017, 'Sustainability via Active Garden Education (SAGE): Results from two feasibility pilot studies', BMC Public Health, vol. 17, no. 1, 242. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-4163-5
Lee, RE, Mama, SK, Leach, H, Soltero, EG & Parker, NH 2017, The physical environment and public policy. in Applied Exercise Psychology: The Challenging Journey from Motivation to Adherence. Taylor and Francis, pp. 145-159. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203795422
Kishida, M, Mama, SK, Larkey, LK & Elavsky, S 2018, '“Yoga resets my inner peace barometer”: A qualitative study illuminating the pathways of how yoga impacts one's relationship to oneself and to others', Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol. 40, pp. 215-221. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2017.10.002

2016

Leach, HJ, O'Connor, DP, Simpson, RJ, Rifai, HS, Mama, SK & Lee, RE 2016, 'An exploratory decision tree analysis to predict cardiovascular disease risk in African American women', Health Psychology, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 397-402. https://doi.org/10.1037/hea0000267
Lee, RE, Soltero, EG, Jáuregui, A, Mama, SK, Barquera, S, Jauregui, E, Lopez y Taylor, J, Ortiz-Hernández, L & Lévesque, L 2016, 'Disentangling Associations of Neighborhood Street Scale Elements With Physical Activity in Mexican School Children', Environment and Behavior, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 150-171. https://doi.org/10.1177/0013916515615389
Mama, SK, Li, Y, Basen-Engquist, K, Lee, RE, Thompson, D, Wetter, DW, Nguyen, NT, Reitzel, LR & McNeill, LH 2016, 'Psychosocial mechanisms linking the social environment to mental health in African Americans', PloS one, vol. 11, no. 4, e0154035. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0154035

2015

Lee, RE, Mama, SK, Adamus-Leach, HJ & Soltero, EG 2015, 'Contribution of neighborhood income and access to quality physical activity resources to physical activity in ethnic minority women over time', American Journal of Health Promotion, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 210-216. https://doi.org/10.4278/ajhp.130403-QUAN-148
Mama, SK, Schembre, SM, O'Connor, DP, Kaplan, CD, Bode, S & Lee, RE 2015, 'Effectiveness of lifestyle interventions to reduce binge eating symptoms in African American and Hispanic women', Appetite, vol. 95, pp. 269-274. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2015.07.015
O'Connor, DP, Leach, HJ, Mama, SK & Lee, RE 2015, 'Factorial Invariance of the Physical Activity Neighborhood Environment Survey among Single- Versus Multi-Family Housing Residents' Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, vol. 86, no. 3, pp. 303-310. https://doi.org/10.1080/02701367.2015.1008965
Mama, SK, Diamond, PM, McCurdy, SA, Evans, AE, McNeill, LH & Lee, RE 2015, 'Individual, social and environmental correlates of physical activity in overweight and obese African American and Hispanic women: A structural equation model analysis', Preventive Medicine Reports, vol. 2, pp. 57-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2015.01.001
Mama, SK, McNeill, LH, McCurdy, SA, Evans, AE, Diamond, PM, Adamus-Leach, HJ & Lee, RE 2015, 'Psychosocial factors and theory in physical activity studies in minorities', American Journal of Health Behavior, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 68-76. https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.39.1.8
Ledoux, T, Adamus-Leach, H, O'Connor, DP, Mama, SK & Lee, RE 2015, 'The association of binge eating and neighbourhood fast-food restaurant availability on diet and weight status' Public Health Nutrition, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 352-360. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980013003546
Mama, SK, McCurdy, SA, Evans, AE, Thompson, DI, Diamond, PM & Lee, RE 2015, 'Using Community Insight to Understand Physical Activity Adoption in Overweight and Obese African American and Hispanic Women: A Qualitative Study', Health Education and Behavior, vol. 42, no. 3, pp. 321-328. https://doi.org/10.1177/1090198114557128

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