EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
- Ph.D., Nutritional Sciences, The University of Arizona
- M.P.H., Epidemiology, The University of Arizona
- B.S., Nutrition and Dietetics, The University of Arizona
AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS
- 2018-2019: Fellow, Udall Center Fellows Program, The University of Arizona
- 2017-2018: Fellow, Academic Leadership Institute, The University of Arizona
- 2015-2016: Fellow, Tucson Public Voices, The Op-Ed Project
- 2013: Fellow, Nutrition Leadership Institute, Dannon Institute
- 2013: Outstanding Faculty, The University of Arizona Accolade
- 2008: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, Baylor College of Medicine
- 2008: Graduate College Fellowship Award, The University of Arizona
- 2000: Cum Laude, The University of Arizona
- 2000: Outstanding Senior, Department of Nutritional Sciences, The University of Arizona
- 1999: Certificate of Excellence, Department of German Studies, The University of Arizona
- 1998-2000: Dean's List, The University of Arizona
- 1995: Regent's Waiver, The University of Arizona
- Title: Type 2 diabetes prevention in community healthcare settings for children and mothers
Source: National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Investigators: Hingle M (PI), Marrero D (MPI), Roe D (Co-I), Mockabee J (Co-I, El Rio)
Time Period: 7/1/18 - 6/30/20
- Title: Precision Nutrition: emerging solutions for chronic disease
Source: United States Department of Agriculture - Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program
Investigators: Limesand K (PD), Hingle M (Co-PD), Mars M, Going SB
Time Period: 7/1/18 - 6/30/23
- Title: Advancing mycoculture for enhanced nutritional and nutraceutical resources
Source: University of Arizona Office of Research and Discovery
Investigators: Pryor B (Co-PI), Kacira M (Co-PI0, Hingle M (Co-I), Weil A (Co-I)
Time Period: 7/1/17 - 6/30/18
- Relative contributions of lean and fat mass to bone strength in young Hispanic and non-Hispanic girls.
Hetherington-Rauth M, Bea JW, Blew RM, Funk JL, Hingle MD, Lee VR, Roe DJ, Wheeler MD, Lohman TG, Going SB.
Bone. 2018; 113:144-150. NIHMSID: NIHMS972473
PubMed [journal]PMID: 29800691 PMCID: PMC6008243
- Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Diet-Related eHealth and mHealth Research: Bibliometric Analysis.
Müller AM, Maher CA, Vandelanotte C, Hingle M, Middelweerd A, Lopez ML, DeSmet A, Short CE, Nathan N, Hutchesson MJ, Poppe L, Woods CB, Williams SL, Wark PA.
Journal of medical Internet research. 2018; 20(4):e122.
PubMed [journal]PMID: 29669703 PMCID: PMC5932335
- Association between Dietary Energy Density and Obesity-Associated Cancer: Results from the Women's Health Initiative.
Thomson CA, Crane TE, Garcia DO, Wertheim BC, Hingle M, Snetselaar L, Datta M, Rohan T, LeBlanc E, Chlebowski RT, Qi L.
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2018; 118(4):617-626. NIHMSID: NIHMS886018
PubMed [journal]PMID: 28826845 PMCID: PMC5803487
- A Low-Fat Dietary Pattern and Diabetes: A Secondary Analysis From the Women's Health Initiative Dietary Modification Trial.
Howard BV, Aragaki AK, Tinker LF, Allison M, Hingle MD, Johnson KC, Manson JE, Shadyab AH, Shikany JM, Snetselaar LG, Thomson CA, Zaslavsky O, Prentice RL.
Diabetes care. 2018; 41(4):680-687.
PubMed [journal]PMID: 29282203 PMCID: PMC5860839
- A gender- and culturally-sensitive weight loss intervention for Hispanic males: The ANIMO randomized controlled trial pilot study protocol and recruitment methods.
Garcia DO, Valdez LA, Bell ML, Humphrey K, Hingle M, McEwen M, Hooker SP.
Contemporary clinical trials communications. 2018; 9:151-163.
PubMed [journal]PMID: 29696238 PMCID: PMC5898526
- A Test of The Risk Perception Attitude Framework as a Message Tailoring Strategy to Promote Diabetes Screening.
Rains SA, Hingle MD, Surdeanu M, Bell D, Kobourov S.
Health communication. 2018; :1-8.
PubMed [journal]PMID: 29373042
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- NSC 170C2: The Science of Fermentation: When Bad Food Turns Good (3 units). Fall 2018 - 2020.
- NSC 260: Scientific Literacy and Nutrition Communication (3 units). Spring 2017 (Special Topics course).
- NSC 696B: Graduate Seminar in Nutritional Sciences (1 unit). Spring.
- NSC 520: Advanced Nutritional Sciences (3 units). Fall.
- Honors Colloquium: Are You What You Eat? (1 unit). Fall 2015.
- Honors Colloquium: Regional Food Systems and Food Security (1 unit). Fall 2012.
RESEARCH PROJECTS & INTERESTS:
I am a nutrition scientist, public health researcher, and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with experience and training in medical nutrition therapy, health promotion, behavioral sciences, and related research methodologies. My work is conducted at the intersection of nutritional sciences research and public health practice, where I seek to understand predictors and consequences of behavioral risk factors associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes and apply this knowledge to the design and delivery of lifestyle behavior modification interventions for children and families at risk of diet-sensitive disease. I am committed to interdisciplinary and team science, and my collaborations and work reflects this commitment. The overall goal of my research is the prevention of type 2 diabetes and related metabolic disorders, with an emphasis on youth and families. Three aims focus my research program activities: (1) understand predictors and correlates of the lifestyle behaviors associated with energy balance and diabetes risk, including diet and physical activity behavior; (2) develop and test new approaches to support participants in modifying lifestyle behaviors associated with diet-sensitive disease risk; and (3) integrate research findings with clinical and community practice, while identifying and addressing potential barriers that impede implementation at scale.
Current projects include:
Type 2 diabetes prevention in community health care settings for children and mothers at risk, 7/1/2018-6/30/2020, NIH R34 planning grant mechanism, University of Arizona Department of Nutritional Sciences, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, and the Department of Health Promotion Sciences, College of Public Health.
The goal of this project is to test the feasibility and acceptability of a family-focused lifestyle behavior change intervention delivered to mothers with prediabetes and their 8-12-year-old children by staff at a Federally Qualified Health Center (El Rio Community Health Center). The program, designed to prevent new cases of diabetes in at-risk Latino women and children, will be adapted from the investigators’ previous successful community-based type 2 diabetes prevention programs. (Hingle 2015 BMC Public Health; Ackermann 2008 Am J Prev Med) We will evaluate program acceptability, implementation, cost, integration with the FQHC infrastructure, and potential for replicability and maintenance in order to determine potential for long-term
program sustainability within this healthcare setting. Preliminary impact of the 16-week family-focused intervention on diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors (weight status, glucose control, lifestyle behaviors) will be assessed in 60 mother-child dyads participating in the 16-week group-randomized trial.
The proposed study is significant in its focus on reducing obesity and type 2 diabetes prevalence in Latino children and women using a family-focused, community-based approach that leverages parental involvement and El Rio’s wide network of facilities, professionals, and resources. We are the first to address diabetes risk of mother and child simultaneously using the concept of “primordial prevention,” in which parents are activated to modify the social and physical environment to halt risk transmission to their offspring. Our proposed study is also novel in its engagement of mothers with metabolic phenotypes associated with diabetes and known risk transmission to offspring and will leverage these strengths and resources to make family-based diabetes prevention a reality for populations disproportionately burdened by this disease.
Developing a model of diet-sensitive disease prevention for food insecure populations: formative research, 1/1/18-6/30/19, intramural seed funding from Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona (CFBSA) awarded to the CFBSA’s Health and Nutrition Team in collaboration with the UA Department of Nutritional Sciences and Arizona Cooperative Extension, CALS, and the Department of Health Promotion Sciences, COPH.
The long-term goal of this project is to develop a replicable, sustainable model of diet-sensitive disease prevention and management in food insecure populations, with an emphasis on type 2 diabetes, a highly prevalent and serious health condition affecting approximately 10% of adults, and more than 20% of food insecure adults. (Hill et al., 2013 Diabetes Care) In order to reduce negative health consequences associated with food insecurity, individuals must have the means, capability, and opportunity to access, obtain, prepare, and consume nutrient-dense foods. The care model we envision developing consists of a therapeutic food box (containing perishable and non-perishable foods adapted from the standard Emergency Food Assistance Program for clients with, or at risk of, diet-sensitive disease), delivered in combination with one or more of the following: i) food preparation aids (e.g., can openers, recipes), ii) diabetes self-management support and/or prevention education (e.g., delivered by an educator/health professional or trained paraprofessional), and/or iii) referral to appropriate extant services (e.g., SNAP, WIC, health services), all of which will be tailored to address clients’ specific health, economic, and social circumstances, and made available at their preferred point of food distribution (one of three CFBSA locations).
Development of the proposed care model will be accomplished in phases. In Phase I, we will characterize the diet quality, sources of food, and challenges related to food procurement and preparation of up to 200 adult clients of the CFBSA. Phase II is focused on developing and iteratively refining a prototype “therapeutic food box” (based on the existing 3-4-day emergency food box currently provided to clients of the CFBSA) that will be enhanced with related materials and support designed to reduce risk of diet-sensitive disease (n=20 adults). In Phase III, we will conduct a pilot study (n=25 adults with pre-diabetes or diabetes) in which the refined prototype food box + enhancements will be evaluated (feasibility, acceptability, cost)