Steven Hooker

Assoc Dean & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020
Assoc Dean & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020
Assoc Dean & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Administrative
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020

Biography

Steven P. Hooker is the associate dean of research and professor in the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion. His research interests are in the areas of physical activity and primary and disease prevention, physical activity and aging, and population-based interventions to promote physical activity. He was inducted as a fellow into the National Academy of Kinesiology in 2013. 

Education

  • Ph.D. Exercise Science,Arizona State University 1988
  • M.A. Physical Education, California State University 1984
  • B.A. Physical Education, California State University 1978

Research Interests

Physical activity interventions for midlife and older adults, particularly racial/ethnic minority men

The assoiations between physical activity and health outcomes (e.g., stroke, cognitive function, CVD)

Community-based participatory research

Publications

W. Zhu, V.G. Wadley, V.J. Howard, B. Hutto, S.N. Blair, S.P. Hooker. Objectively Measured Physical Activity and Cognitive Function in Black and White Older Adults: REGARDS Study. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 49:47-53, 2017.

K.M. Diaz, J.N. Booth III, S.R. Seals, S.P. Hooker, M. Sims, P.M. Dubbert, P. Muntner, D. Shimbo. Sedentary Behavior and Subclinical Atherosclerosis in African Americans: Cross-sectional Analysis of the Jackson Heart Study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 13:1, 2016.

M.N. McDonnell, S.L. Hillier, S.E. Judd, Y. Yuan, S.P. Hooker, V.J. Howard. Association between television viewing time and risk of incident stroke in a general population: results from the REGARDS study. Preventive Medicine 87:1-5, 2016.

M.R. Umstattd Meyer, C.K. Perry, J. Sumrall, M. Patterson, S.M. Walsh S.L. Clendennen, S.P. Hooker, K.R. Evenson, K.V. Goins, K. Heinrich, N. O’Hara Tompkins, A.A. Eyler, S. Jones, R. Tabak, C. Valko. Physical activity-related policy and environmental strategies to prevent obesity in rural communities: A systematic review of the literature, 2002-2013. Preventing Chronic Disease 13:3, 2016.

D.O. Garcia, L.A. Valdez, S.P. Hooker. Hispanic Male’s Perspectives of Health Behaviors Related to Weight Management. American Journal of Men's Health DOI: 10.1177/1557988315619470 (published ahead of print).

D.K. Ehlers, J. Huberty, M. Buman, S.P. Hooker, M. Todd, G-J. de Vreede. A novel inexpensive use of smartphone technology for ecological momentary assessment in middle-aged women. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 13:262-268, 2016.

K.M. Diaz, V.J. Howard, B. Hutto, N. Colabianchi, J.E. Vena, S.N. Blair, S.P. Hooker. Patterns of sedentary behavior in US middle-aged and older adults: the REGARDS study. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 48:430-438, 2016.

S.P. Hooker, B. Hutto, W. Zhu, S.N. Blair, N. Colabianchi, J.E. Vena, D. Rhodes, V.J. Howard. Accelerometer Measured Sedentary Behavior and Physical Activity in White and Black Adults: The REGARDS Study. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sports 19:336-341, 2016

A.E. Vandenberg, R.H. Hunter, L.A. Anderson, L.L. Bryant, S.P. Hooker, W. Satariano. Walking and walkability: is wayfinding a missing link? Implications for public health practice. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 13:189-197, 2016.

W. Zhu, V.J. Howard, V.G. Wadley, B. Hutto, S.N. Blair, J.E. Vena, N. Colabianchi, D. Rhodes, S.P. Hooker. Association of objectively measured physical activity with cognitive function in older adults – the REGARDS study. Journal of American Geriatrics Society 63:2447-2454, 2015.

V.J. Howard J.D. Rhodes, A. Mosher, B. Hutto, M.S. Stewart, N. Colabianchi, J.E. Vena, S.N. Blair, S.P. Hooker.  Obtaining accelerometer data in a national cohort of black and white adults.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 47:1531-1537, 2015.

Research Activity

S.P. Hooker, C. Der Ananian, S. Vega-Lopez, F. Marsiglia, D. Garcia. Creating a Tailored Lifestyle Intervention for Midlife Mexican American Men. National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health: $424,875. August 2016 – July 2018. Principal Investigator.

L. Rosas, J. Ma, E. Venditti, M. Lewis, K. Azar, S.P. Hooker. The HOMBRE trial: Comparing two innovative approaches to reduce chronic disease risk among Latino men. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI): $2,100,000. September 2016 - August 2019. Co-Investigator.

Adams, M, S.P. Hooker, M. Todd, S. Angadi, K. Hollingshead, M. Hovell, L. Frank. The Walking Interventions Through Texting (WalkIT) Trial: a Factorial Randomized Controlled Trial of Adaptive Interventions for Inactive Adults Living in High and Low Walkable Neighborhoods. National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health: $3,300,000. July 2015 – June 2020. Co-investigator.

M. Whitt-Glover, S.P. Hooker, Z. Gizlice. Active and Health Brotherhood: a program for chronic disease self-management for Black men. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI): $2,100,000. December 2014 – November 2017. Co-Investigator.

S.P. Hooker, K. Lindor, L. Vaughan.  Transdisciplinary Solutions to Complex Challenges of Changing Dietary and Exercise Behaviors. Arizona State University Office of the President Piper Health Solutions Initiative: $1,000,000. April 2012 – June 2018. Co-Principal Investigator.

C. Der Ananian, S.P. Hooker. Increasing Physical Activity Participation among Adults with Arthritis-The WellPath Way. 2015 Osteoarthritis Action Alliance Implementation Strategies to Increase Physical Activity among Adults with Osteoarthritis Small Grants Program: $25,000. August 2016 – July 2017. Co-investigator

Courses

Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 692Research
EXW 701Advanced Research Methods
EXW 784Internship
EXW 792Research
EXW 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
KIN 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 590Reading and Conference
EXW 593Applied Project
EXW 595Continuing Registration
EXW 597Capstone Project
EXW 692Research
EXW 792Research
EXW 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 584Internship
EXW 590Reading and Conference
EXW 592Research
EXW 593Applied Project
EXW 595Continuing Registration
EXW 599Thesis
EXW 692Research
EXW 701Advanced Research Methods
EXW 792Research
EXW 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CHS 101The ASU Experience
EXW 492Honors Directed Study
EXW 493Honors Thesis
EXW 499Individualized Instruction
EXW 584Internship
EXW 590Reading and Conference
EXW 592Research
EXW 593Applied Project
EXW 595Continuing Registration
EXW 597Capstone Project
EXW 599Thesis
EXW 692Research
EXW 792Research
EXW 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 701Advanced Research Methods
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
NUR 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 701Advanced Research Methods
NUR 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HCD 510Promotion Healthy Lifestyles
EXW 691Seminar
NTR 691Seminar
NUR 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 701Community-Based Interventions
NUR 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 344Phys Activity in Hlth/Disease
HCD 510Promotion Healthy Lifestyles
NUR 692Research

Honors/Awards

  • Fellow, National Academy of Kinesiology 2013
  • Alumni Honors Award, California State University 2001