Portrait of Kim Reynolds
  • Email
    kim.reynolds@cgu.edu
  • Degrees
    PhD, Arizona State University
    MA, Arizona State University
  • Research Interests
    Nutrition and physical activity, Health promotion and disease prevention, Diabetes and obesity

Kim D. Reynolds is a professor in Claremont Graduate University’s School of Community & Global Health. He 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.

Reynolds received both MA and PhD from Arizona State University. Since then, he has served in various research roles in both academic and professional fields. He serves as principal investigator on an intervention study developing and pilot testing an obesity prevention program designed for delivery to families through managed care organizations. 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 when 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.

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 and homeroom classrooms and more broadly through a social marketing intervention.

Co-authored with C. Anderson Johnson, et al. “Acculturation, physical activity, and fast-food consumption among Asian-American and Hispanic adolescents.” Journal of Community Health 29, no. 6 (2004): 498–509.

Co-authored with A. L. Yaroch, et al. “Testing mediating variables in a school-based nutrition intervention program.” Health Psychology 21, no. 1 (2002): 56–60.

Co-authored with A. F. Franklin, et al. “Increasing the fruit and vegetable consumption of fourth-graders: Results from the high 5 project.” Preventive Medicine 30, no. 4 (2000): 309–19.

Co-authored with C. H. Lindquist and M. I. Goran. “Role of physical activity in the prevention of obesity in children.” International Journal of Obesity 23 (1999): S18–S33.

Co-authored with C. H. Lindquist and M. I. Goran. “Sociocultural determinants of physical activity among children.” Preventive Medicine 29 (1999): 305–12.

Foundations in Program Planning
Directed Research
Advanced Theoretical Foundations in Health Education & Promotion