Melissa Wigginton, Dr.P.H., CHES
Associate Professor of Health Science
Office Phone: (951) 552-8537 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Location: Health Science Campus H-138 Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-2 pm and 3:30-5:30 pm
|Dr.P.H.||Health Education||Loma Linda University||2011|
|M.S.||Health and Fitness Promotion||California State University Fullerton||2008|
|B.S.||Clinical Exercise Science||California State University San Bernardino||2006|
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
Ethics in Health Care
Intro to Global Health
Introduction to Public Health
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity
Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests
Health promotion and education
Chronic disease intervention
Stress and Health
Physical Activity and Public Health
Crafton hills College- 2010-2012
Loma Linda University- 2009-2011
California State University, San Bernardino- 2008-2010
California State University, Fullerton- 2007-2009
Research, Presentations, & Publications
Wigginton, M. L., Lee, J., Hopp Marshak, H. & Freier, K. R. (2016). Modifying the Theory of Planned Behavior to Predict Children’s Exercise Behaviors. International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society Volume 6, Issue 2.
Wigginton, M. L. & Sands, C. D. (March, 2014). Health-related predictors of obesity in Native American youth. International Conference on Health, Wellness and Society. Presentation. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Wigginton, M. L., Barth, M., Gillum, T., Sands, C. D. (November, 2013). Assessment of Physical Activity and Health Indicators in American-Indian High School Students. Poster Presentation. American Public Health Association. Boston, Ma.
Wigginton, M. L. (2012). Principal Investigator. Sherman Indian High School: Improving lives through active living and healthy eating.
Wigginton, M. L. (2012). The influence of strategic planning on children’s physical activity behaviors. 140th Annual American Public Health Association Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
Wigginton, M. L. (2012). Modifying the Theory of Planned Behavior to Predict Children’s Exercise Behaviors. 2nd International Conference on Health, Wellness and Society. Chicago, Il.
Wigginton, M. L, Wiersma, L. D., Sherman, C. P., & Rubin, D. (2009). Weight stigmatization among Hispanic American Children. California Journal of Health Promotion, 7 (1) 43-51.
Wigginton, M. L. (2008). Overuse injuries in youth sport. Center for the Advancement of Responsible Youth Sport (CARYS) Newsletter, California State University, Fullerton, 4 (1) 5-6.
Church Membership & Activities
Wildwood Calvary Chapel, Yucaipa, CA
Women of Wildwood, Yucaipa, CA
Community Service & Involvement
-Advisory board member for the Randall Lewis Health Policy Fellowship (2014 - present)
-Healthy Yucaipa Committee (2016- present)
-Faculty Advisor for the Student Public Health Club (2014 - present)
-Faculty Senator (2012-2016)
-Healthy San Bernardino Coalition (2010-2011)
-Riverside County Health Coalition
-Inland Empire Health Educator Alliance
Interests & Hobbies
Spending time with my husband and daughter, family and friends, exercising, researching, watching football (Go Pack Go!), my dogs and traveling.
"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
"For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." -Ephesians 2:10