New Center Member: Dr. Kim Reynolds

Our Center would like to welcome our newest member affiliate, Dr. Kim Reynolds!

Kim Reynolds, Ph.D., is a Professor in the School of Community and Global Health at Claremont Graduate University and is a member of the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center. He has also held leadership roles within the university, including Interim Dean and Associate Dean for Administration in the School of Community and Global Health.

Dr. Reynolds’ primary areas of research interest include (a) the development and testing of behavioral interventions focusing on the prevention of obesity and skin cancer and conducted across a range of settings such as schools, families, and managed care organizations and (b) the identification of factors that explain and predict diet, physical activity, and sun safety behaviors, particularly among children and adolescents.

His recent work has included the translation of novel intervention approaches and emerging scientific findings to increase the impact of interventions on health behavior related to obesity and skin cancer. These have included the modification and implementation of school district board policy to reduce skin cancer risk among children, the translation of basic behavioral science findings on habitual behavior and inhibitory function to intervention strategies for obesity prevention among adolescents, and the identification of family influence variables for use in the development of obesity prevention interventions.

Dr. Reynolds has also conducted numerous studies examining the mediators of health behavior interventions and the predictors of dietary behavior, physical activity, and sun safety behavior primarily among children and adolescents. Related etiological work has been completed identifying built-environmental and psychosocial determinants of urban trail use and levels of physical activity among adults utilizing Geographic Information Systems, environmental audits, accelerometry, and survey research methods.

As a faculty member at Claremont Graduate University, the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), and the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. Reynolds has taught courses in health behavior theory, research methods, health communications, school-based intervention, and health program planning. He has served as Ph.D. program director and has mentored Ph.D., Dr.PH. and MPH students in three CEPH accredited programs/schools of public health. In addition, he has held prior appointments as a Scientist in the Comprehensive Cancer Centers at USC, the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.