Dr. Reynolds has extensive experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of school- and community-based interventions, focusing on nutrition and physical activity. He is strongly interested in the theory underlying successful health communications and in using this theory to develop health promotion and disease prevention programs.
Dr. Reynolds serves as principal investigator on an intervention study developing and pilot testing an obesity prevention program designed for delivery through managed care organizations to families. He is also addressing the issue of built and social determinants of physical activity through a study of urban trail use.
Additionally, he is principal investigator on an NIDDK-funded study of married couples where one partner has type 2 diabetes and the other does not. In this study, behavioral intervention will be conducted to modify diet and physical activity leading to improved diabetes self-management in the spouse with diabetes and prevention in the spouse without.
Dr. Reynolds also serves as an investigator on the NIDDK-funded Studies to Treat or Prevent Pediatric Type 2 Diabetes. In this large multi-site school-based trial, middle school children will receive intervention on diet and physical activity involving strategies delivered through physical education classes, food service, homeroom classrooms, and more broadly through a social marketing intervention.
Arizona State University, PHD, 1987
Arizona State University, MA, 1984
Goran, M. I., Lindquist, C. H., & Reynolds, K. D. (1999). Role of physical activity in the prevention of obesity in children. International Journal of Obesity, 23, S18-S33.
Lindquist, C. H., Reynolds, K. D., & Goran, M. I. (1999). Sociocultural determinants of physical activity among children. Preventive Medicine, 29, 305-312.
Reynolds, K. D., Franklin, F. A., Binkley, D., Raczynski, J. M., Harrington, K. F., Kirk, K. A., et al. (2000). Increasing the fruit and vegetable consumption of fourth-graders: Results from the high 5 project. Preventive Medicine, 30(4), 309-319.
Reynolds, K. D., Yaroch, A. L., Franklin, F. A., & Maloy, J. (2002). Testing mediating variables in a school-based nutrition intervention program. Health Psychology, 21(1), 56-60.
Unger, J. B., Reynolds, K., Shakib, S., Spruijt-Metz, D., Sun, P., & Johnson, C. A. (2004). Acculturation, physical activity, and fast-food consumption among Asian-American and Hispanic adolescents. Journal of Community Health, 29(6), 498-509.