Nature and Health Laboratory

Publications

 

Publications & Presentations

See Erin Largo-Wight Research Gate for more and links to articles.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Minichiello, H.*, Hill, J.*, Truelove, H.B., Largo-Wight, E., Sherry, J., Debure, K., Gowans, S., Siuda, A. (2023). Challenging single use plastic behavior: A pilot study. Florida Scientist, 86(2), 99-103. 

Truelove, H.B., Largo-Wight, E., Siuda, A.N.S., Gowans, S., Minichiello, H.*, & Hill, J.* (2023). Reducing single-use plastic on college campuses: Theory of planned behavior-based brief interventions. Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology, 4: 1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cresp.2023.100098

Sharma, M., Asare, M., Largo-Wight, E., Merten, J., Binder, M., Lakhan, R., & Batra, K. (2021). Testing Multi-Theory Model (MTM) in explaining sunscreen use among Florida residents: An integrative approach for sun protection. Heathcare, 9(1343): 1-12. doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9101343

Sharma, M., Largo-Wight, E., Kanekar, A., Kusumoto, H.*, Hooper, S., & Nahar, V.K.# (2020). Using the Multi-Theory Model (MTM) of Health Behavior Change to explain intentional outdoor nature contact behavior among college students. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(17): 6104. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17176104  

Largo-Wight, E., Guardino, C., & Hall, K. (2020). Cultivating healthy school environment: The feasibility of an outdoor classroom for school-based health promotion. Florida Public Health Review, 17(7), 60-66. DOI: https://digitalcommons.unf.edu/fphr/vol17/iss1/7

Peacock-McLaughlin, C. & Largo-Wight, E.# (2019). The relationship among dietary behavior and multiple health and risk behaviors in adolescents. Health Behavior & Policy Review, 6(3), 298-304. DOI:https://doi.org/10.14485/HBPR.6.3.9

^Guardino, C. Hall, K., Largo-Wight, E., & Hubbach, C. (2019). Teacher and student perceptions of an outdoor classroom. Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 22(2), 113-126. DOI: 10.1007/s42322-019-00033-7  

Kirkland, L.*, Apatu, E. Mease, A.*, & Largo-Wight, E.# (2018). School-based nutrition and garden programs on parental dietary behavior in low-income settings: A review. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 56(4-5), 226-236DOI: 1080/14635240.2018.1512881

^Largo-Wight, E., Guardino, C., Wludyka, P.S., Hall, K., Wight, J.T., & Merten, J.W. (2018). Nature contact at school: The impact of an outdoor classroom on children’s well-being. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 28 (6), 653-666. DOI: 10.1080/09603123.2018.1502415

^Largo-Wight, E., Hall, K., & Guardino, C. (2018). Interdisciplinary academic and community partnerships to promote child well-being at school: The Outdoor Classroom Intervention. Florida Public Health Review, 15 (4), 36-40.

^Largo-Wight, E., Wlyudka, P.S., Merten, J.W., & Cuvelier, E.*(2017). Effectiveness and feasibility of a 10-minute employee stress intervention: Outdoor booster break. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, 1-13. DOI:  10.1080/15555240.2017.1335211

Peacock-McLaughlin, C*., Largo-Wight, E.#, Wludyka, P.S., Johnson, T., & Merten, J.W.(2017). The built environment, transportation policy and population health: A comparison of two cities. Urban Research and Practice, 11(3), 1-7. DOI: 10.1080/17535069.2017.1322134

Merten, J.W., King, J.L., & Largo-Wight, E.(2017). Total body skin examination adherence among young adults with an increased risk for skin cancer. Dermatology Online Journal, 23 (6), 22-24.

Merten, J.W., Parker, A., Williams, A.N., King, J.L., Largo-Wight, E., & Osmani, M. (2017). Cancer Risk Factor Knowledge Among Young Adults. Journal of Cancer Education,32(4), 865-870. DOI: 10.1007/s13187-016-1093-3

Largo-Wight, E., OHara, B.K., & Chen, W. (2016). The efficacy of a brief nature sound intervention on muscle tension, pulse rate, and self-reported stress: Nature contact micro-break in an office or waiting room. Health Environments Research and Design Journal, 10(1), 45-51. DOI: 10.1177/1937586715619741

Merten, J.W., King, J.L., Vilaro, M.J., &Largo-Wight, E. (2016). Lifestyle Factors Associated with Sunscreen Use among Young Adults. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, doi:10.1007/s13187-016-1093-3

^Largo-Wight, E., Johnston, D.D., Wight, J.T. (2013). The efficacy of a theory-based, participatory recycling intervention on a college campus. Journal of Environmental Health, 76(4), 26-31. PMID: 24341158

Bian, H., Wu, J., Li, Y., Largo-Wight, E. (2012). Multiple health behaviors and psychological well-being of Chinese female undergraduate students. International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 15, 51-61.

Largo-Wight, E., Bian, H., & Lange, L. (2012). An empirical test of an expanded version of Theory of Planned Behavior in predicting recycling behavior on campus. American Journal of Health Education, 43(2), 66-73. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/19325037.2012.10599221

Largo-Wight, E., Chen, W., Dodd, V., & Weiler, R. (2011). The Nature Contact Questionnaire: A measure of healthy workplace exposure. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, & Rehabilitation, 40(4), 411-423. DOI: 10.3233/WOR-2011-1253

Largo-Wight, E., Chen, W., Dodd, V., & Weiler, R. (2011). Healthy workplaces: The role of nature contact office exposures on employee stress and health. Public Health Reports, 126 (Suppl. 1), 124-130. doi: 10.1177/00333549111260S116

Largo-Wight, E., Moore, M.J., & Barr, E.M. (2011). Improving health through stress reduction: An experiential activity. Journal of Health Education Teaching, 2(1), 8-11.

Largo-Wight, E. (2011). Cultivating healthy places and communities: Evidenced-based nature contact recommendations. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 21(1), 41-61. DOI: 10.1080/09603123.2010.499452

^Largo-Wight, E., Todorovich, J.R., & O’Hara, B.K (2008). The effectiveness of a point-based physical activity program. The Physical Educator, 1, 30-46.

Largo-Wight, E. (2007). Identity and value development for a healthy lifestyle.  American Journal of Health Education, 38(2), 104-107.

Price, A., Largo-Wight, E., & Young, G.C.D. (2006). Metabolic syndrome. The Health Education Monograph Series, 23(2), 1-6.

Largo-Wight, E. (2005). Self presentation and health behavior. The Health Education Monograph Series, 22(2), 6-11.

Model, E.D., Todorovich, J.R., & Largo-Wight, E. (2005). So what if my students misbehave?  Addressing misbehavior in a task-involved motivational climate.  Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 16(1), 18-21.

Largo-Wight, E., Peterson, P.M., & Chen, W.W. (2005). Perceived problem solving, stress, and health among college students. American Journal of Health Behavior, 29(4), 360-370.

Largo-Wight, E. (2004). The effectiveness of problem solving training on college students’ problem solving and communication skills. The Health Education Monograph Series, 21(2), 12-17.

General Publications (Non-Refereed) 

Peacock-McLaughlin, C.* & Largo-Wight, E. (2015, March). Active Commuting in Florida: Evidence-based Public Health Recommendations. [Article] Florida Public Health Association.

Largo-Wight, E. (2014, February). The Nature Prescription: Get outside to get healthy.  [Article]. BOBGear Fitness Center, Health Science Corner. Online available at http://fitnesscenter.bobgear.com/fitnesscenter/nature-prescripation-get-outside-get-healthy/

Largo-Wight, E. (2013, December). The Nature Prescription: Bring nature inside your home and office.  [Article]. BOBGear Fitness Center, Health Science Corner. Online available at http://fitnesscenter.bobgear.com/fitnesscenter/nature-prescription-bring-nature-inside-home-office/

Largo-Wight, E. (2011, May). Healthy Homes and Healthy Office: Nature Contact Tips. [Brochure]. The Green Doctor Program, Florida Medical Association. Online available at www.mygreendoctor.org .

Largo-Wight, E. (2005, September 26). Give UF tailgaters a chance to recycle. [Newspaper Op-Ed Article]. The Gainesville Sun, pp. 10A.

Peer-Reviewed National Presentations                                                                                      

Largo-Wight, E., Kusumoto, H.*, Binder, M., Wludyka, P.S., Hooper, S. & Merten, J.W. (2019). Nature contact in the home: The impact of flowers in the home on stress and health among women.  American Academy of Health Behavior, March 2019, Greenville S.C.

Merten, J.W., King, J.L., & Largo-Wight, E.(2018). Total body skin examination adherence among young adults with an increased risk for skin cancer. 18th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior, March 2018, Portland OR.

Largo-Wight, E. Peacock-McLaughlin, C.*, Merten, J.W., Wludyka, P.S., Wight, J.T., Johnson, T. (2017) The relationship among the built environment, transportation behavior, and population health: Comparison of two cities. American College of Sports Medicine’ s 64th Annual Meeting, 8th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise and the Brain, May 2017, Denver CO.

Merten, J.W., King, J.L., & Largo-Wight, E. (2017). Skin cancer risk and other health risk behaviors: A scoping review. 17th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior, March 2017, Tucson, AZ.

Largo-Wight, E., Guardino, C., Hall, K., Wludyka, P.S., Thomas, E*. & Ottenstein, C.* (2016). Cultivating healthy school environments: Teachers’ and students’ perceptions of learning in the outdoor classroom. 16th Annual American Academy of Health Behavior, February 2016, Ponte Vedra Beach FL.

Apatu, E., Largo-Wight, E., & Kirkland, L.* (2016). The impact of school-based nutrition and garden programs on parental dietary behavior in low-income settings: A call to action. 16th Annual American Academy of Health Behavior, February 2016, Ponte Vedra Beach FL.

Largo-Wight, E., Guardino, C., Hall, K., Thomas, E.* & Ottenstein, C.* (2015). Cultivating healthy schools: The feasibility of an outdoor classroom in a public elementary school. 28th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health, April 2015, Tampa FL.

Largo-Wight, E., Guardino, C., Wludyka, P.S., Hall, K., Ottenstein, C.*, & Thomas, E.* (2015). Kindergarteners’ behavior, attention, and wellbeing in an outdoor classroom versus the indoor classroom. 28th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health, April 2015, Tampa FL.

Largo-Wight, E., Guardino, C., Hall, K., Howard, M.M., Thomas, E.*, & Ottenstein, C.* (2015). Health and behavior intervention among kindergartners: academic-community lessons learned from CBPR project in a public elementary school. 28th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health, April 2015, Tampa FL.

Largo-Wight, E., Howard, M.M., McCoy, H.V., Darrow, W.W., Rubens, M., & Capriles-Quilros, J.A. (2014). Public health workforce development in Florida and Puerto Rico: A social marketing approach. Social Marketing Conference, June 2014, Clearwater, FL.

Howard, M.M., McCoy, H.V., Darrow, W.W., Rubens, M., Largo-Wight, E., & Capriles-Quilros, J.A. (2014). A consumer-based planning approach to strengthen competence in a culturally diverse public health workforceSocial Marketing Conference, June 2014, Clearwater, FL.

Johnson, T., Barr, E., Moore, M., Largo-Wight, E. (2013). The relationship between suicide and sexual behaviors among middle school students. Society for Prevention Research, May 2013, San Francisco, CA.

Largo-Wight, E., Wludyka, P.S., Cuvelier, E*, Chen, W.W. (2012). The effectiveness of a stress reduction intervention during the existing work break: Environmental booster break versus standard work break pilot test. American Academy of Health Behavior, March 2012, Austin, TX.

Largo-Wight, E., Cuvelier, E.*, Chen, W.W., Howard, M.M. (2011). The feasibility and practicality of an environmental intervention for stress reduction at work: The environmental booster break. American Academy of Health Behavior, March 2011, Hilton Head, SC.

Largo-Wight, E., Lange, L., Bian, H., & Sager, C.*, & Howard, M.M. (2009). Recycling on campus: An application of the Theory of Reasoned Action/Planned Behavior.  American Academy of Health Behavior, March 2009, Hilton Head, SC.

Largo-Wight, E., Chen, W.W., Sager, C.* (2008). Healthy school environments: Nature contact in schools. American School Health Association, November 2008, Tampa, FL.

Largo-Wight, E. (2007). Healthy work environments. Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE), November 2007, Alexandria, VA.

Largo-Wight, E. (2007). The effectiveness of a participatory university recycling intervention on behavior change: The influence of perceived behavioral control. Symposium on Addictive & Health Behaviors Research, September 2007, Amelia Island, FL.

Largo-Wight, E. (2007). Healthy work places: The influence of the office environment on stress, general health, and health behavior. American Academy of Health Behavior, March 2007, Savannah, GA.

Largo-Wight, E., Johnson, B., & Wang, B.* (2006). Environmental health promotion: The relationship between natural environments and mind-body-spirit health. AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition, April 2006, Salt Lake City, UT.

Largo-Wight, E., O’Hara, B.K.*, Bretz, A.* (2006). Nature sounds and relaxation measured by EMG.  American Academy of Health Behavior, March 2006, Carmel, CA.

Dodd, V., Glassman, T., & Largo-Wight, E. (2006). Sober is sexy: Changing the drinking attitudes, norms, and, behaviors among college students.  American Academy of Health Behavior, March 2006, Carmel, CA.

Largo-Wight, E., Todorovich, J.R., O’Hara, B.K.*, & Wang, B.* (2005). The effectiveness of a point-based program to increase physical activity.  American Public Health Association, November 2005, New Orleans, LA – canceled and rescheduled due to Hurricane Katrina

Largo-Wight, E. (2004). Gender differences in problem solving abilities: Implications for health promotion. American Public Health Association, Nov 2004, Washington, DC.

Largo-Wight, E. & Peterson, P.M. (2004). College student problem solving abilities, perceived stress, and physical health. National DHPE/CDC Conference on Health Education and Health Promotion and SOPHE Midyear Scientific Conference, May 2004, Orlando, FL.

Invited National and International Presentations: see CV for full listing

Invited State, Local, and University Presentations: see CV for full listing

Media Coverage and Interviews: see Largo-Wight Lab website for highlights

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