Completed Projects: Dr. Nigg as Principal Investigator

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12/01/02- 11/30/03
Hawaii Medical Services Association

This project evaluated the piloting of the SPARK Active Recreation intervention in 13 elementary after school programs in Hawaii.

R34-DE022272-01 (PI, Multiple PIs)

09/01/11 - 08/31/13


Mino’aka-Integrating Social, Behavioral, & Preventive Sciences to Reduce Children’s Caries

To improve the oral health and reduce disparities of children in Hawaii, we are implementing an effective school-based caries prevention program that leverages social networks to effect social change.

Specifically, the objetives of this project are to develop a Manual of Procedures (MOPs) to carry out social network analysis, targeted behavior change, dental examination and prevention, and impact assessment of a pilot study on oral health of at-risk children.


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

This project validated a common physical activity stage measure with subjective and objective indicators across 9 NIH funded R01s which were part of the Behavior Change Consortium.

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436971 (Nigg)
12/01/04- 11/30/08
Hawaii Medical Services Association

This project aims to motivate children to become more active using the SPARK intervention in elementary after school programs in Hawaii.

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5R01CA109941-04 (Nigg)
07/01/2007 – 06/30/2008

Testing the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change.

Supplemental funding to investigate the influence of the objective environment on the mechanisms of behavior change from the parent grant.

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1 R01 HL0799505-01 (Vogt, role Co-I)

This project will implement a comprehensive lifestyle change program attempting to increase physical activity, improve diet and reduce obesity of hotel employees.