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Lisa Staten Ph.D.

Lisa  Staten Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Health Promotion Sciences Department

1295 N. Martin
Campus PO Box: 245163
Drachman Hall
Tucson, AZ 85724


Lisa Staten, PhD is the Division Director of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the Department of Public Health at Indiana University. She served as the Principal Investigator at the Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Research Center from 2004 to 2010. The mission of the center is to partner with communities in participatory research that promotes the health of multiethnic communities at the Arizona-Sonora, Mexico border. The center focuses on interventions to prevent chronic disease through community action to change behavior, policy, and the environment. She has been participating in community-based studies and interventions along the border for the past 15 years, including as director of several chronic disease prevention interventions. Dr. Staten specializes in the area of physical activity promotion and behavior change and has published in the areas of physical activity and nutrition interventions, physical activity methodologies, and minority recruitment. She has worked closely with the Arizona Department of Health Services’ Nutrition and Physical Activity, Diabetes, and Steps to a Healthier US programs and is a current member of the Indiana Diabetes Advisory Council.

Research Synopsis

The University of Arizona