Sabina B. Gesell, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Sabina B. Gesell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,

Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-8738 | Department: 336-713-8738


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Education & Training

  • B.A., Vassar College , 1993
  • M.A., University of Notre Dame , 1997
  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame , 1999


  • Obesity Society
Sabina B. Gesell, Ph.D.

Sabina B. Gesell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Social Sciences & Health Policy
Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Research Interests

education outreach, fitness/physical, health services, research/outc, obesity, prevention

Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-8738 | Department: 336-713-8738


Recent Publications

Karp SM, Barry KM, Gesell SB, Po'e EK, Dietrich MS, Barkin SL. Parental feeding patterns and child weight status for Latino preschoolers. Obes Res Clin Pract. 2014;8(1):e88-e97.

Gesell SB, Karp SM. The role of families and providers in preventing childhood obesity when we take a systems approach to ending the epidemic [editorial]. Rev Health Care. 2013;4(1):3-9.

Gesell SB, Sommer EC, Lambert EW, Vides de Andrade AR, Whitaker L, Davis L, Beech BM, Mitchell SJ, Arinze N, Neloms S, Ryan CK, Barkin SL. Comparative effectiveness of after-school programs to increase physical activity. J Obes. 2013;2013():576821.

Gesell SB, Barkin SL, Valente TW. Social network diagnostics: a tool for monitoring group interventions. Implement Sci. 2013;8():116.

Tanner-Smith EE, Steinka-Fry KT, Gesell SB. Comparative effectiveness of group and individual prenatal care on gestational weight gain. Matern Child Health J. 2013;18(7):1711-1720.

Aragon SJ, Richardson LJ, Lawrence W, Gesell SB. Nurses' patient-centeredness and perceptions of care among medicaid patients in hospital obstetrical units. Nurs Res Pract. 2013;():563282.

Barkin SL, Gesell SB, Po'e EK, Escarfuller J, Tempesti T. Culturally tailored, family-centered, behavioral obesity intervention for Latino-American preschool-aged children. Pediatrics. 2012;130(3):445-456.

Aragon S, Vereen SS, Slazyk DE, Hooker TJ, McGuinn LJ, Gesell SB. Patient-centeredness: a best practice for HBCU health professional education programs. J Best Pract Health Prof Diversity: Educ Res Policy. 2012;5(1):725-738.

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Assistant Professor, Social Sciences & Health Policy

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