Tina D. Bhargava

Tina D. Bhargava, DrPH

College of Public Health
Assistant Professor - Social & Behavioral Sciences
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Dr. Bhargava is a Kent native, and after eight years in California and six in Pittsburgh, PA, she is glad to be back in Kent and at the College of Public Health at Kent State University. She joined the Kent State College of Public Health faculty in Fall of 2012 and currently serves as the Undergraduate Studies coordinator for the Social and Behavioral Sciences department, including the new undergraduate concentration in Community-Based Public Health. Dr. Bhargava coordinates and teaches the undergraduate Strategies for Prevention, Health Disparities, and Capstone Experience courses. 

Dr. Bhargava completed her Bachelors in Human Biology and Masters in Education (Curriculum Studies & Teacher Education) at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. She then obtained her doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) in the department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, where she completed her dissertation on "Cognitive Interference in Response to Weight Loss Stimuli in Individuals Participating in a Structured Weight Loss Program." 

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DrPH, Behavioral & Community Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 2012, MA, Curriculum Studies & Teacher Education, Stanford University, 2003, BA, Human Biology, Stanford University, 1999
Cognitive factors affecting success with health behavior change, Promoting health equity and social justice through public health practice and advocacy, Teaching and learning strategies in public health education (In online & traditional learning environments), Promoting equity in education for marginalized student populations, Effectiveness of an online translation of the Diabetes Prevention Program, social equity, health equity, higher education equity, cognitive demands and limitations among marginalized populations
  • Lyden JR, Zickmund SL, Bhargava TD, Bryce CL, Conroy MB, Fischer GS, Hess R, Simkin-Silverman LR, McTigue KM. Implementing health information technology in a patient centered manner: Patient experiences with an online evidence-based lifestyle intervention
  • Rief JJ, Mitchell GR, Zickmund S, Bhargava TD, 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 & Be
  • 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.
  • 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.
Research Institutes and Initiatives
Global Understanding Research Initiative