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Assistant Professor, Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University

Dr. Lisa T. Wigfall, PhD, MCHES® has a PhD in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior and a certificate of graduate study in Health Communication, both of which are from the University of South Carolina. She also has an MA in Computer Resources and Information Management from Webster University. Her areas of research expertise include cancer-related health behaviors and disparities research, implementation science, and health communication. Her research experience also includes secondary data analysis of public use databases such as the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Health Information National Trends Survey, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey. She has served as the PD/PI of two NCI-funded research projects and has over 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Health Communication. Dr. Wigfall has also mentored undergraduate and graduate students, post-graduate trainees, and postdoctoral fellows. In addition to her primary responsibilities of research, mentoring and teaching, she has served as an early career reviewer on two NIH special emphasis panels, co-chaired the Texas A&M University Health and Kinesiology department's climate and diversity committee, as well as serving on program planning committees and abstract subcommittees for scientific meetings. Currently, Dr. Wigfall serves as a member of the executive board for the American Academy of Health Behavior, and co-chairs the Society of Behavioral Medicine Women's Health Special Interest Group.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University


  • 2009 
    University of South Carolina, PhD / Public Health


Delta Omega Honor Society