Eric Hekler
Assistant Professor
School of Nutrition and Health Promotion
Arizona State University

twitter: @ehekler

School of Nutrition and Health Promotion
Arizona State University
500 N. Third St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Ph. (602) 827-2271

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Hekler, E.B., Buman, M.P., Dunton, G., Atienza, A., & King, A.C. (in press) Are daily fluctuations in perceived environment associated with walking? Psychology and Health.

King, A.C., Hekler, E.B., Castro, C.M., Buman, M.P., Marcus, B.H., Friedman, R.H., Napolitano, M.A. (in press). Exercise Advice by Humans versus Computers: Maintenance Effects at 18 Months. Health Psychology.

McClain A.D., Otten J., Hekler E.B., Gardner C. (in press) Adherence to a Low-Fat versus Low-Carbohydrate Diet Differs by Insulin Resistance Status, Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism.

Buman, M.P., & Hekler, E.B. (2013). Mixed Effect Models. In A.C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research. Dordrecht: Springer.

Hekler, E.B. & Buman, M.P. (2013). Power to detect meaningful effects. In A.C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research. Dordrecht: Springer.

Buman, M.P., Winter, S.J., Baker, C., Hekler, E.B., Otten, J.J., King, A.C. (2012) Neighborhood eating and activity advocacy teams (NEAAT): Engaging older adults in policy activities to improve built environments for health. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 2, 249-253.

Hekler, E.B., Castro, C.M., Buman, M.P., King, A.C. (2012). The choice study: A “taste-test” of utilitarian vs. leisure walking in older adults. Health Psychology, 31, 126-129.

Otten, J.J., Hekler, E.B., Krukowski, R.A., Gardner, C.D., King, A.C. (2012). Food marketing to children through toys: Response of fast food restaurants to the first U.S. toy ordinance. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 42, 56-60.

Hekler, E.B., Buman, M.P., Haskell, W.L., Conway, T.L., Cain, K.L., Sallis, J.F., Saelens, B.E., Frank, L.D., Kerr, J. King, A.C. (2012). Validity of CHAMPS sedentary to vigorous physical activity in older adults. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 9, 225-236.

Buman, M. P., Hekler, E. B., Bliwise, D. L., & King, A. C. (2011). Moderators and mediators of exercise-induced objective sleep improvements in midlife and older adults with sleep complaints. Health Psychology, 30: 579-587.

Buman, M.P., Hekler, E.B., Bliwise, D., King, A.C. (2011). Exercise effects on night-to-night fluctuations in self-rated sleep among older adults with sleep complaints. Journal of Sleep Research 20, 28-37. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2869.2010.00866.x

Hekler, E.B., Gardner, C.D., Robinson, T.N. (2010) Effects of a course about food and society on college students’ eating behaviors. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 38, 543-547.

Buman, M. P., Hekler, E.B., Haskell, W. L., Pruitt, L., Conway, T.L., Cain, K. L., Sallis, J.F., Saelens, B.E., Frank, L.D., King, A.C. (2010). Objective light intensity physical activity associations with health in older adults. American Journal of Epidemiology, 172: 1155-1165.

Behar, E., DiMarco-Dibrow, I., Hekler, E.B., Mohlman, J., & Staples, A. M. (2009) Current theoretical models of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD): Conceptual review and treatment implications. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 1011-1023. [NOTE: Authors contributed equally and are listed in alphabetical order: Hekler, E.B. is corresponding author].

Contrada, R.J., Boulifard, D.A., Hekler, E.B., Idler, E.L., Goyal, T.M., Labouvie, E.W., Krause, T.J. (2008). Effects of psychosocial factors on short-term biomedical outcomes of heart surgery. Health Psychology, 27, 309-319.

Mohlman, J., Cedeno, L.A. Price, R.B., Hekler, E.B., Yan, G.W. & Fishman, D.B. (2008) Deconstructing demons – The case of Geoffrey. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy. 4(3) 1-39.

Hekler, E.B., Lambert, J.F., Leventhal, E., Leventhal, H., Jahn, E., Contrada, R.J..(2008) Commonsense Illness beliefs, coping behaviors and hypertension among African Americans. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 31, 391-400.

Hekler, E.B., Rubenstein, J., Coups, E.J., Gilligan, S., Steiner, M.J., Krause, T.J., et al. (2007). Inflammatory markers in acute myocardial infarction patients: prospective associations with depressive symptoms. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 12, 65-81.

Peer-Reviewed Publications from Conferences

Hekler, E.B., King, A.C., Banerjee, B., Robinson, T. Alonso, M., Cirimele, J., Buman, M.P., Chen, F.X. (2011, May). A case study of BSUED: Behavioral science-informed user experience design. Published & Presented via the Personal Informatics & HCI: Design, Theory & Social Implications Workshop, at the ACM-CHI Conference. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Chen, F., Hekler, E.B., Hu, J., Shen, L., Zhao, C. (2011, March). Designing for context-sensitive self-monitoring, feedback, and engagement. Published and presented as part of the proceedings of annual meeting of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Computer Supported Cooperative Work Conference. Hangzhou, China., DOI: 10.1145/1958824.1958927

Peer-reviewed Book-Chapters And Invited Paper Responses

Norman, G.J., Kolodziejczyk, J., Hekler, E.B., Ramirez, E.R., (in press). Methods for delivering physical activity messages. In Nigg, C.R. (Ed), ACSM’s Behavioral Aspects of Exercise. Philadephia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Publishers.

King, A.C., Buman, M.P., & Hekler, E. B. (in press) Physical activity strategies in populations. In: Green, L. Kahan, S.,Gielen, A., & Fagan, P. (eds), Health Behavior Change in Populations: The State of the Evidence and Roles for Key Stakeholders. NOTE: Drs. Buman and Hekler contributed equally to this chapter, with the order of co-authorship listed alphabetically.

Brassington, G., Hekler, E.B., Cohen, Z., & King, A.C. (2012). Physical activity and health. In: Baum, A, Revenson, T.A., Singer, J. (Eds): Handbook of Health Psychology, 2nd Edition. Taylor & Francis Group/Psychology Press, New York, NY, pp. 353-374.

Hackman, A. Hekler, E.B., & Dixon, L. (2010). Health promotion and prevention of somatic disease in psychiatric settings. In Compton, M.T. (Ed), Clinical manual of prevention principles in mental health care. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Pub. Inc.

Mohlman, J., Cedeno, L.A. Price, R.B., Hekler, E.B., Yan, G.W. & Fishman, D.B. (2008) Balancing between empirically-supported methods and individualized treatment design in the case of Geoffrey. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy. 4(3), 70-82.

Prospective Students
I am looking for undergraduate and graduate students interested in on how technology, social interactions, and the built environment can be used to promote physical activity and healthful eating and on how best to speed the pace of scientific discovery and translation to impact public health. If this interests you, contact me to discuss mutual interests.