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Capri G Foy , Ph.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor

Foy, Capri G

Department of Social Sciences & Health Policy
Division of Public Health Sciences
Wake Forest University Health Sciences

Administrative Contact:
Room Number: 4103
525 Vine Street, Room 4103
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Telephone: 336-716-3896
Email: cfoy@wakehealth.edu

B.A. in Psyhology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1984

M.Ed. in Sport Psychology, University of Virginia, 1989

Ph.D. in Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1999

M.S. in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 2004


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Capri G. Foy, Ph.D., M.S. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, and an Affiliate Faculty member of the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity. Dr. Foy's research interests include studying the effect of physical activity upon health-related quality of life and physical function among older adults. She is also interested in designing and examining the effect of theory-based, translatable cognitive-behavioral interventions upon long-term adherence to physical activity among older adults. Another emerging research focus entails examining the role of behavioral risk factors upon chronic disease outcomes using an epidemiological perspective.  

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Foy CG;Vitolins MZ;Case LD;Harris SJ;Massa-Fanale C;Hopley RJ;Gardner L;Rudiger N;Yamamoto K;Swain B;Goff DC;Danhauer SC;Booth D;Gaspari J;  Incorporating prosocial behavior to promote physical activity in older adults: rationale and design of the Program for Active Aging and Community Engagement (PACE); Contemp Clin Trials; 2013; 36:284-297
Whitt-Glover MC;Hunter JC;Foy CG;Quandt SA;Vitolins MZ;Leng I;Hornbuckle LM;Sanya KA;Bertoni AG;  Translating the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet for use in underresourced, urban African American communities, 2010; Prev Chronic Dis ; 2013; 10:120088-
Charles LE;Fekedulegn D;Burchfiel CM;Fujishiro K;Landsbergis P;Diez Roux AV;Macdonald L;Foy CG;Andrew ME;Stukovsky KH;Baron S;  Associations of work hours with carotid intima-media thickness and ankle-brachial index: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA); Occup Environ Med; 2012 Oct; 69:713-720
Bertoni AG;Foy CG;Hunter JC;Quandt SA;Vitolins MZ;Whitt-Glover MC;  A multilevel assessment of barriers to adoption of Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) among African Americans of low socioeconomic status; J Health Care Poor Underserved; 2011; 22:1205-1220
Foy CG;Lewis CE;Hairston KG;Miller GD;Lang W;Jakicic JM;Rejeski WJ;Ribisl PM;Walkup MP;Wagenknecht LE;Vitolins M;  Intensive lifestyle intervention improves physical function among obese adults with knee pain: findings from the Look AHEAD trial; Obesity (Silver Spring); 2011; 19:83-93
Berry MJ;Rejeski WJ;Miller ME;Adair NE;Lang W;Foy CG;Katula JA;  A lifestyle activity intervention in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Respir Med ; 2010 Jun; 104:829-839
Hairston KG;Scherzinger A;Foy C;Hanley AJ;McCorkle O;Haffner S;Norris JM;Bryer-Ash M;Wagenknecht LE;  Five-year change in visceral adipose tissue quantity in a minority cohort: the Insulin Resistance Atherosclerosis Study (IRAS) family study; Diabetes Care; 2009 Aug; 32:1553-1555
Easterling D;Foy CG;Fothergill K;Leonard L;Holtgrave DR;  Assessing social capital in Kansas: Findings from quantitative and qualitative studies; The Journal of Kansas Civic Leadership Development; 2009; 1:12-32
Foy CG;Hsu FC;Haffner SM;Norris JM;Rotter JI;Henkin LF;Bryer-Ash M;Chen YD;Wagenknecht LE;  Visceral fat and prevalence of hypertension among African Americans and Hispanic Americans: findings from the IRAS family study; Am J Hypertens ; 2008 Aug; 21:910-916
Foy C;Loftin-Bell K;Mount D;Hairston K;Hunter J;Easterling D;  Race, ethnicity, social trust, and self-reported health among US adults; Am J Epidemiology; 2008; 167:S97-

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