Robert Newton, Ph.D.
Physical Activity and Ethnic Minority Health
B.A., Hampton University, Hampton VA, 1993, Psychology
Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2002, Clinical Psychology
Dr. Newton's research interests center on health promotion. Much of the work focuses on physical activity promotion as it relates to African Americans. Currently, Dr. Newton is leading a study that will assess sedentary behavior in African American adults. Other current research projects relate to physical activity measurement and promotion in children.
Newton, R. L., Jr., Bouchard, C., Bray, G., Greenway, F., Johnson, W. D., Ravussin, E., Ryan, D., Katzmarzyk, P. (2011). Abdominal Adiposity Depots are Correlates of Adverse Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Caucasian and African American Adults. Nutrition and Diabetes, 1, e2.
Newton, R. L., Jr., Han, H., Sothern, M., Martin, C. K., Webber, L. S., Williamson, D. A. (2011). Accelerometry measured ethnic differences in activity in rural adolescents. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 8, 287-295.
Sisson, S., Broyles, S., Newton, R. Jr., Baker, B., Chernausek, S. (2011). Characteristics of children with a TV in their bedroom: National Survey of Children’s Health 2007. Preventive Medicine, 2,104-108.
Dubbert, P. M., Ainsworth, B. E., Sung, J. H. Robinson, J. C., Wyatt, S. B., Carithers, T., Newton, R, Jr., Rhudy, J. L., Barbour K., Sternfeld, B., Taylor, H. Jr. (2010). Physical Activity and Obesity in African Americans: the Jackson Heart Study. Ethnicity and Disease, 20, 383-389.