Melissa Wigginton, DrPH, CHES
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; Thursdays 3:30-5:30 pm; Mondays 12-2 pm virtually, or by appointment. Office hours can be in person, via Webex, or via telephone.
|DrPH||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
Health Education Methods
Program Planning and Implementation
Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests
Health promotion and education
Chronic disease intervention
Stress and Health
Physical Activity and Public Health
Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU
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
Lightner, J., Grimes, A., Wigginton, M., Prochnow, T. (2021). 20211: Supporting physical education in schools for all youth. Adopted Policy Statement- American Public Health Association.
Wigginton, M. L. (2020). Sedentary time, physical activity and violence: Using the 2017 YRBSS to explore risk and protective factors among high school youth. Poster Presentation (short research presentation due to virtual meeting). American Public Health Association, San Francisco (Virtual).
Wigginton, M. L. (2019). Youth and Physical Activity: Examination of factors and outcomes associated with the achievement of the physical activity recommendations using the 2017 YRBSS. Poster Presentations. American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, PA.
Wigginton, M. L. (April 11, 2019). “Concepts of Physical Activity Prescription” Webinar. Topic presented: “Physical Activity and Health.”
Wigginton, M. L. (2018). How to Succeed with Your New Year’s Resolution. Yucaipa Now, Winter 2019.
Wigginton, M. L. (2018). Physical Activity Before, During and After Pregnancy. Yucaipa Now, Fall 2018.
Wigginton, M. L. (2018). “Social and Behavioral Predictors of Diabetes Self-Management Education in the U.S. Population.” Oral Presentation. Society of Public Health Education 69th Annual Conference. Columbus, OH.
Wigginton, M. L. (2018) "Predictors of Diabetes Self-Management Education among Adults in the United States: Findings from the 2015 BRFSS Data." Poster Presentation. 16th Annual Hawaiian Conference on Education. Honolulu, HI.
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
-American Public Health Association- Physical Activity Governing Councilor (2022-Current)
-American Public Health Association- Physical Activity Section Policy Chair (2019-Current)
-American Public Health Association- Physical Activity Section Councilor (2018-2021)
-Employee Wellness Program (2018-2020)
-Healthy Yucaipa Committee (2016-2020)
-Advisory board member for the Randall Lewis Health Policy Fellowship (2014 - 2018)
-Faculty Advisor for the Student Public Health Club (2014 - 2019)
-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