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Tina Bhargava, DrPH

Assistant Professor - Social & Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Bhargava joined the Kent State College of Public Health faculty in Fall of 2012.  She completed her Masters in Education at Stanford University and her doctorate in Public Health in the department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.  While in Pittsburgh, she worked on several US Department of Defense and NIH-funded studies of the effectiveness of an online translation of the Diabetes Prevention Program.  She is the coordinator for the Prevention and Control of Diseases course, and is especially interested in online teaching methods.  Her research interests include health behavior change and the cognitive limitations that may affect success with behavior change, particularly weight loss, healthy eating, and physical activity. 

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Meiksin R, Chang JC, Bhargava T, Arnold R, Dado D, Frankel R, Rodriguez KL, Ling B, Zickmund S. Now is the Chance: Patient-Provider Communication about Unplanned Pregnancy During the First Prenatal Visit. Patient Educ Couns. 2010 81(3):462-7.

Simkin-Silverman LR, Conroy MB, Bhargava T, McTigue KM. Development of an Online Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Intervention Coaching Protocol for Use in Primary Care Practice. Diabetes Educator.  2011 37:263-268.

McTigue KM, Bhargava T, Bryce CL, Conroy M, Fischer GS, Hess R, Simkin-Silverman LR, Zickmund S. Patient perspectives on the integration of an intensive online behavioral weight loss intervention into primary care. Patient Educ Couns. 2011 83:261–264.

Rief JJ, Mitchell GR, Zickmund S, Bhargava T, Bryce CL, Fischer GS, Hess R, Kolb NR, Simkin-Silverman LR, McTigue KM. Promoting Patient Phronesis: Communication Patterns in an Online Lifestyle Program Coordinated with Primary Care. Health Education & Behavior. (In press)

Tina Bhargava, DrPH
College of Public Health
Phone: 330-672-2729
Fax: 330-672-6505