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Elizabeth Fallon

Elizabeth Fallon

Assistant Professor
Director, Health Studies Program


Office: Independence Square, Room 224
Phone: (401) 874-7499

Curriculum Vita (PDF)


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Physical Activity & Public Health, University of South Carolina
  • Ph.D., Exercise Science, University of Florida (2004)
  • M.S., Exercise Science, University of Florida (2002)
  • B.S., Psychology, University of Florida (1998)


Bopp, M., Fallon, E.A., Bolton, D. & Kahl, D. (in press). Engaging community partners to develop a guide for physical activity and nutrition resources in diverse communities. Ethnicity & Disease.

Fallon, E. A., Wilcox, S., & Laken, M. (2006). Provider counseling for African American adults not meeting health behavior recommendations. Preventing Chronic Disease, 3, 1-12.


Hausenblas, H. A., & Fallon, E. A. (2006). Relationship between exercise and body image: A meta-analysis. Psychology & Health, 21, 33-47
** A top 10 downloaded article from Psychology & Health in 2006.


Bopp, M., Fallon, E. A., & Marquez, D. X. (2011). A faith-based physical activity intervention for Latinos: Outcomes and lessons. American Journal of Health Promotion, 25, 168-171.


Lattimore, D., Wilcox, S., Saunders, R., Griffin, S., Fallon, E., Hooker, S, & Durstine, J. L. (2011). Self-reported barriers of middle-aged and older adults entering a home-based physical activity program. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 9, 15-28.


Bopp, M., & Fallon, E. A. (2011). Individual and institutional influences on faith-based health and wellness programming. Health Education Research, 26, 1107-0019. DOI: 10.1093/her/cyr096


Bopp, M., Fallon, E. A., Bolton, D., & Kaczynski, A. T., Lukwago, S., and Brooks, A. (2012). Conducting a Hispanic Health Needs Assessment in Rural Kansas: Building the Foundation for Community Action. Evaluation and Program Planning, 35, 453-460.


Bopp, M., Fallon, E.A., Bolton, D. & Kahl, D. (2012). Engaging community partners to develop a guide for physical activity and nutrition resources in diverse communities. Ethnicity & Disease, 22, 231-238.


Amoyal, N., & Fallon, E. A. (2012). Physical Exercise and Cognitive Training Clinical Interventions Used in Slowing Degeneration Associated with Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Review of the Recent Literature. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 28, 208-216.


Fallon, E. A., Bopp, M. & Webb, B. (in press). Factors Associated with Faith-Based Health Counseling in the United States: Implications for Dissemination of Evidence-Based Behavioral Medicine. Health and Social Care in the Community.



Dr. Fallon's research broadly addresses the prevention and treatment of obesity and obesity-related diseases among women, minorities and underserved communities. The factors leading to obesity are diverse and complex, requiring an inter-disciplinary approach to understanding the problem and ultimately, finding and implementing the solutions.

Currently, Dr. Fallon maintains two collaborative research agendas examining (1) the role of the built environment in physical activity behavior change and (2) the use of community-based participatory approaches for obesity prevention and treatment. As primary investigator, she is exploring the influence of body image on the health behavior change process.


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Health Studies is an institution member of the Roide Island Public Health Association (RI PHA), which allows Health Studies majors to become student members for $10/year.

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