Capri Gabrielle Foy, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Capri Gabrielle Foy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-3896 | Department: 336-716-3896


Education & Training

  • B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1984
  • M.Ed., University of Virginia, 1989
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 1999
  • Fellowship, Wake Forest University, 2001


  • Soc Of Epidemiologic Research
Capri Gabrielle Foy, Ph.D.

Capri Gabrielle Foy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Social Sciences & Health Policy
Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
Sticht Center on Aging
Epidemiology & Prevention

Research Interests

fitness/physical, hypertension, nutrition, obesity, prevention, aging, epidemiology, physical/muscular function

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-3896 | Department: 336-716-3896


Recent Publications

White DK, Neogi T, Rejeski WJ, Walkup MP, Lewis CE, Nevitt MC, Foy CG, Felson DT, Espeland MA. Can an intensive diet and exercise program prevent knee pain among overweight adults at high risk. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015;67(7):965-971.

Ambrosius WT, Sink KM, Foy CG, Berlowitz DR, Cheung AK, Cushman WC, Fine LJ, Goff DC Jr, Johnson KC, Killeen AA, Lewis CE, Oparil S, Reboussin DM, Rocco MV, Williamson JD, Wright JT Jr, Whelton PK. The design and rationale of a multicenter clinical trial comparing two strategies for control of systolic blood pressure: the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT). Clin Trials. 2014;11(5):532-546.

Charles L, Fekedulegn D, Landsbergis P, Burchfiel C, Baron S, Kaufman J, Hinckley Stukovsky K, Fujishiro K, Foy C, Andrew M, Diez Roux A. Work hours, job strain, and occupation with endothelial function: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) [abstract]. Occup Environ Med. 2014;71(Suppl 1):A73.

Thomas HN, Evans GW, Berlowitz D, Bonds DE, Chertow GM, Conroy MB, Foy C, Glasser S, Lewis CE, Cora E, Riley WT, Russell L, Williams O, Hess R. The relation between antihypertensive medication and sexual function in women: baseline data from the Sprint Study [abstract]. J Gen Intern Med. 2014;29(Suppl 1):S231.

White D, Neogi T, Rejeski WJ, Walkup M, Lewis CE, Nevitt M, Foy C, Felson DT. Can knee pain be prevented through diet and exercise among those at high risk? The Look Ahead Study [abstract]. Arthritis Rheum. 2014;66(Suppl 10):S1314-1315.

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.

Foy CG, Vitolins MZ, Case LD, Harris SJ, Massa-Fanale C, Hopley RJ, Gardner L, Rudiger N, Yamamoto K, Swain B, Goff DC Jr, 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(1):284-297.

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;69(10):713-720.

Foy CG, Lewis CE, Hairston KG, Miller GD, Lang W, Jakicic JM, Rejeski WJ, Ribisl PM, Walkup MP, Wagenknecht LE. Intensive lifestyle intervention improves physical function among obese adults with knee pain: findings from the Look AHEAD trial. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011;19(1):83-93.

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(4):1205-1220.

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;104(6):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;32(8):1553-1555.

Foy C, Loftin-Bell K, Mount D, Hairston K, Hunter J, Easterling D. Race, ethnicity, social trust, and self-reported health among US adults [abstract]. Am J Epidemiol. 2008;167(11 Suppl):S97.

Foy CG, Hsu F-C, Haffner SM, Norris JM, Rotter JI, Henkin LF, Bryer-Ash M, Chen Y-DI, Wagenknecht LE. Visceral fat and prevalence of hypertension among African Americans and Hispanic Americans: findings from the IRAS family study. Am J Hypertens. 2008;21(8):910-916.

Foy CG, Mount DM [sic] [Mount DL], Hairston KG, Hunter J, Bell RA. Race, ethnicity and adherence to health-promoting behaviors among older adults [abstract]. Ann Behav Med. 2008;35(Suppl 1):s24.

Foy CG, Hsu F-C, Haffner S, Norris JM, Rotter JI, Chen YI, Wagenknecht LE. Visceral fat deposition and prevalence of hypertension among United States adults: findings from the IRAS Family Study [abstract]. Hypertension. 2006;48(4):e76.

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Assistant Professor, Social Sciences & Health Policy

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