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Nangel M Lindberg, PhD

InstitutionKaiser Permanente Northwest
DepartmentCenter for Health Research - Northwest
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    Dr. Nangel Lindberg studies weight loss, women's health, psychological aspects of cancer and cancer prevention, and the impact of culture on health behaviors. Dr. Lindberg is bicultural and has extensive research experience implementing behavioral interventions with diverse populations in the United States in clinical and community settings.

    She is currently the principal investigator on a study that is testing a weight loss program to reduce diabetes risk among Hispanic women at the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center in Hillsboro, Oregon. She has also contributed her expertise in developing culturally competent interventions to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Diabetes Prevention Program curricula for both Spanish and English speakers. In further work with Hispanic populations, she recently implemented and tested a program to prevent excessive gestational weight gain among pregnant Hispanic patients at the Virginia Garcia clinic. She is also directing the cultural adaptation of a computer-based, cognitive-behavioral intervention for depression for Hispanic individuals.

    Dr. Lindberg recently completed a study of a culturally tailored weight loss program—De Por Vida—designed for women of Mexican origin, which was successful in helping participants lose weight.

    Dr. Lindberg is trained as a clinical psychologist. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles, completing her PhD in clinical psychology and postdoctoral training in health psychology and behavioral medicine. Current and past research includes factors affecting weight-loss maintenance, sociocultural factors involved in self-care behaviors and adherence to medical recommendations among at-risk individuals, and cultural elements facilitating dietary and physical activity change among Hispanic populations.

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    R21HL094965     (LINDBERG, NANGEL M)Jun 15, 2009 - May 31, 2012
    Culturally-Sensitive Weight Loss Intervention for Women of Mexican Origin
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01DK099277     (LINDBERG, NANGEL M)Apr 1, 2014 - Mar 31, 2018
    Culturally Competent Behavioral Intervention for Diabetes Risk Reduction
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Vega-López S, Lindberg NM, Eckert GJ, Nicholson EL, Maupomé G. Association of added sugar intake and caries-related experiences among individuals of Mexican origin. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2018 Aug; 46(4):376-384. PMID: 29659041.
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    2. Avilés-Santa ML, Colón-Ramos U, Lindberg NM, Mattei J, Pasquel FJ, Pérez CM. From Sea to Shining Sea and the Great Plains to Patagonia: A Review on Current Knowledge of Diabetes Mellitus in Hispanics/Latinos in the US and Latin America. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2017; 8:298. PMID: 29176960.
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    3. Alexander GL, Lindberg N, Firemark AL, Rukstalis MR, McMullen C. Motivations of Young Adults for Improving Dietary Choices: Focus Group Findings Prior to the MENU GenY Dietary Change Trial. Health Educ Behav. 2018 Aug; 45(4):492-500. PMID: 29068724.
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    4. Avilés-Santa ML, Heintzman J, Lindberg NM, Guerrero-Preston R, Ramos K, Abraído-Lanza AL, Bull J, Falcón A, McBurnie MA, Moy E, Papanicolaou G, Piña IL, Popovic J, Suglia SF, Vázquez MA. Personalized medicine and Hispanic health: improving health outcomes and reducing health disparities - a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute workshop report. BMC Proc. 2017; 11(Suppl 11):11. PMID: 29149222.
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    5. Coleman KJ, Stewart C, Waitzfelder BE, Zeber JE, Morales LS, Ahmed AT, Ahmedani BK, Beck A, Copeland LA, Cummings JR, Hunkeler EM, Lindberg NM, Lynch F, Lu CY, Owen-Smith AA, Trinacty CM, Whitebird RR, Simon GE. Racial-Ethnic Differences in Psychiatric Diagnoses and Treatment Across 11 Health Care Systems in the Mental Health Research Network. Psychiatr Serv. 2016 07 01; 67(7):749-57. PMID: 27079987.
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    6. Leo MC, Lindberg NM, Vesco KK, Stevens VJ. Validity of medical chart weights and heights for obese pregnant women. EGEMS (Wash DC). 2014; 2(1):1051. PMID: 25848585.
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    7. Lindberg NM, Stevens VJ, Elder C, Funk K, Debar L. Use of alternative medicine for weight loss among Mexican-American women. J Immigr Minor Health. 2013 Oct; 15(5):982-5. PMID: 22773011; PMCID: PMC3604092.
    8. Lindberg NM, Stevens VJ, Halperin RO. Weight-loss interventions for Hispanic populations: the role of culture. J Obes. 2013; 2013:542736. PMID: 23533725; PMCID: PMC3600335.
    9. Elder CR, Debar LL, Funk KL, Vollmer WM, Lindberg NM, Ritenbaugh C, Meltesen G, Gallison C, Stevens VJ. Adherence to, and Satisfaction with, the Self-Acupressure Intervention in the LIFE Weight-Loss Maintenance Study. Med Acupunct. 2013 Feb; 25(1):43-47. PMID: 24761167.
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    10. Lindberg NM, Stevens VJ, Vega-López S, Kauffman TL, Calderón MR, Cervantes MA. A weight-loss intervention program designed for Mexican-American women: cultural adaptations and results. J Immigr Minor Health. 2012 Dec; 14(6):1030-9. PMID: 22460538; PMCID: PMC3711859.
    11. Elder CR, Gullion CM, Debar LL, Funk KL, Lindberg NM, Ritenbaugh C, Meltesen G, Gallison C, Stevens VJ. Randomized trial of Tapas Acupressure Technique for weight loss maintenance. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2012 Mar 15; 12:19. PMID: 22417316; PMCID: PMC3375195.
    12. Funk KL, Elder CR, Lindberg NM, Gullion CM, DeBar LL, Meltesen G, Stevens VJ. Comparison of characteristics and outcomes by initial study contact (website versus staff) for participants enrolled in a weight management study. Clin Trials. 2012 Apr; 9(2):226-31. PMID: 22273589; PMCID: PMC3489157.
    13. Elder CR, Gullion CM, Funk KL, Debar LL, Lindberg NM, Stevens VJ. Impact of sleep, screen time, depression and stress on weight change in the intensive weight loss phase of the LIFE study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2012 Jan; 36(1):86-92. PMID: 21448129; PMCID: PMC3136584.
    14. Lindberg NM, Stevens VJ. Immigration and weight gain: Mexican-American women's perspectives. J Immigr Minor Health. 2011 Feb; 13(1):155-60. PMID: 19859807; PMCID: PMC3711842.
    15. Elder C, Gallison C, Lindberg NM, DeBar L, Funk K, Ritenbaugh C, Stevens VJ. Randomized trial of Tapas Acupressure Technique for weight loss maintenance: rationale and study design. J Altern Complement Med. 2010 Jun; 16(6):683-90. PMID: 20569037; PMCID: PMC2922972.
    16. Lindberg NM, Stevens VJ, Smith KS, Glasgow RE, Toobert DJ. A brief intervention designed to increase breast cancer self-screening. Am J Health Promot. 2009 May-Jun; 23(5):320-3. PMID: 19445434; PMCID: PMC3774130.
    17. Lindberg NM, Stevens VJ. Review: weight-loss interventions with Hispanic populations. Ethn Dis. 2007; 17(2):397-402. PMID: 17682376.
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    18. Lindberg NM, Wellisch DK. Identification of traumatic stress reactions in women at increased risk for breast cancer. Psychosomatics. 2004 Jan-Feb; 45(1):7-16. PMID: 14709756.
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    19. Wellisch DK, Lindberg NM. A psychological profile of depressed and nondepressed women at high risk for breast cancer. Psychosomatics. 2001 Jul-Aug; 42(4):330-6. PMID: 11496022.
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    20. Lindberg NM, Wellisch D. Anxiety and compliance among women at high risk for breast cancer. Ann Behav Med. 2001; 23(4):298-303. PMID: 11761347.
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