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Lisa T. Wigfall, PhD, MCHES(R)
Assistant Professor, Health and Kinesiology
Office#: 311-F Blocker
Mail Stop: 4243
Office Phone: (979) 845-4779
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Primary Emphasis Area: Health Education
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Office Hours
Monday     10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Short Bio
Dr. Lisa T. Wigfall completed a postdoctoral fellowship in health disparities research at the Institute for Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities at the University of South Carolina from August 2009 to December 2010. From January 2011 to August 2016, Dr. Wigfall was a research assistant professor in the Department of Health Services Policy and Management in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. During Dr. Wigfall's tenure at the University of South Carolina, she served in leadership roles on internally and externally funded research projects, all of which were focused on reducine health disparities among vulnerable populations. Dr. Wigfall joined the Health and Kinesiology Department at Texas A&M University (TAMU) as an Assistant Professor in 2016. Dr. Wigfall has taught an undergraduate level courses in community health, and has recent developed a graduate level community and public health course that is focused providing students with an interdisciplinar service learning experience. The majors of student enrolled in this course include biomedical sciences, health education, and urban planning. While at the University of South Carolina, Dr. Wigfall made significant curriculum changes to a graduate health disparities course. Dr. Wigfall has two funded lines of research - one that focuses on reducing HPV-related cancer health disparities among women living with HIV, and another that focuses on HIV/AIDS prevention among vulnerable populations. She has received almost $1.0 million dollars in external research funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH). Dr. Wigfall was a grant reviewer on two NIH study sections and also served as a reviewer of applications for the National Cancer Institute's 2019 Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (TIDIRC) program. She is the first or senior author on 57% of 21 peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr. Wigfall co-chaired one doctoral committee at USC and one undergraduate thesis committee at TAMU. She has served on five doctoral (two at TAMU), one masters thesis, and three masters non-thesis committees. Dr. Wigfall received an NIH Health Disparities Extramural Loan Repayment Award from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities in 2011. Most recently, Dr. Wigfall was selected as a recipient of a 2019 AACR Minority and Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Award from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) Council.
Research Interests
Cancer/Health (including mHealth) Communication
Cancer Prevention Education
Cancer-Related Health Behaviors
Dissemination and Implementation Research
HIV/AIDS Prevention
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Wigfall LT, Tanner AH. Health literacy and health-care engagement as predictiors of shared decision-making among adult inforamtion seekers in the USA: a secondary data analysis of the Health Information National Trends Society. J Cancer Educ (2017 IF: 1.547; 5-year IF: 1.628). 2018 Feb; 33(1): 67: 73

2. Wigfall LT, Tanner AH. Health literacy and health-care engagement as predictors of shared decision-making among adult information seekers in the USA: a secondary data analysis of the Health Information National Trends Survey. J Cancer Educ (2017 IF: 1.547; 5-year IF: 1.628). 2018 Feb;33(1):67-73. Cited 5 times per Google Scholar Citations on 12/20/2018.

3. Wigfall LT, Bynum SA, Brandt HM, Sebastian N, Ory MG. HPV-associated cancer prevention programs at community-based HIV/AIDS service organizations: Implications for future engagement Front Oncol (2017 IF: 4.417; 5-year IF: n/a). 2018 Oct 26; 8: 422.

4. Wigfall, L. T., Bynum, S. A., Friedman, D. B., Brandt, H. M., Richter, D. L., Glover, S. H., & Hebert, J. R. (2017). Patient-provider communication with HIV-positive women about abnormal Pap test results. Women & health, 57(1), 19-39.

5. Wigfall, L. T., & Friedman, D. B. (2016). Cancer Information Seeking and Cancer-Related Health Outcomes: A Scoping Review of the Health Information National Trends Survey Literature. Journal of Health Communication, 21(9): 989-1005

6. Wigfall LT, Tanner AH. Health literacy and health-care engagement as predictors of shared decision-making among adult information seekers in the USA: a secondary data analysis of the Health Information National Trends Survey. J Cancer Educ. 2016 Jun 2. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27251634. PMCID: PMC5135653

7. Wigfall, L. T., Bynum, S. A., Brandt, H. M., & Hebert, J. R. (2016). HPV Vaccine Awareness and Knowledge Among Women Living with HIV. Journal of Cancer Education, 31(1): 187-190

8. Bynum SA, Wigfall LT, Brandt HM, Julius CH, Glover SH, H├ębert JR. Social and structural determinants of cervical health among women engaged in HIV care. AIDS Behav. 2016 Sep:20(9):2101-9

* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Patient-Provider Communication in the Digital Era. (Co-PI)
TAMU T3 (State)
2018/04/01 - 2020/03/31
Total Funding: 11,666.

Catapult Round 4 - HIV Prevention Education Program for Dental Students: A Feasibility Study ($30,000). (PI)
TAMU College of Education & Human Development (State)
2018/01/15 - 2019/06/15
Total Funding: 0.

HPV and Cancer mHealth Prevention Education for HIV Positive Women Pilot Study. (PI)
DHHS-PHS-NIH (Federal)
2016/09/01 - 2019/08/31
Total Funding: 334,602.
Courses Taught
2018 - 2019
HLTH 331
2017 - 2018
HLTH 331, HLTH 429
2016 - 2017
HLTH 429
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