Bethany Barone Gibbs
Faculty

Research and Grants

Grants

Effect of Reducing Sedentary Behavior on Sleep: an Ancillary Study to RESET BP (NHLBI R01 HL147610). 4/1/2019 - 2/28/2023 Role: Co-Investigator (PI Kline).
RESET BP: Effect of Reducing Sedentary Behavior on Blood Pressure (NHLBI R01 HL134809). Aug 2017-Jun 2022. The purpose of this randomized clinical trial is to test whether an intervention aimed at reducing sedentary behavior can decease blood pressure in working adults with pre-to-Stage hypertension.
Cardiovascular mechanisms of the occupational physical activity health paradox. University of Pittsburgh School of Education, Student-Faculty Research Grant. Role: Faculty Investigator.
The Effect of Reducing Sedentary Behavior on Autonomic Function. University of Pittsburgh School of Education, Student-Faculty Research Grant. Role: Faculty Investigator. 5/1/2019 - 4/30/2020
Sedentary Behavior in Pregnancy and Cardiovascular Health: the Monitoring Movement and Health (MoM Health) Study PI: Barone Gibbs Jan 2017 through Dec 2019 This study will measure sedentary behavior and physical activity across each trimester in a cohort of pregnant women. The aims of the MoM Health Study are to describe patterns of sedentary behavior across pregnancy, study whether sedentary behavior is associated with gestational weight gain, blood pressure, and other pregnancy outcomes, and evaluate determinants of sedentary behavior in this population.
The Monitoring Movement and Health (MoM Health) Study will measure sedentary behavior and physical activity across each trimester in a cohort of pregnant women. The aims of the MoM Health Study are to describe patterns of sedentary behavior across pregnancy, study whether sedentary behavior is associated with gestational weight gain, blood pressure, and other pregnancy outcomes, and evaluate determinants of sedentary behavior in this population.
Maintaining Activity and Nutrition through Technology-Assisted Innovation in Primary Care 12/1/2015 - 7/30/2017 Role: Co-Investigator (AHRQ, R18 HS 021162; PI: Conroy)
Determinants of Sedentary Behavior Across the Senior Living Continuum; University of Pittsburgh Claude. D. Pepper Center Pilot Grant; PI: Kotzlarzyk; Role: Co-Investigator
Sit Less for Successful Aging: A Sedentary Behavior Intervention for Older Adults in UPMC Independent Living Communities; University of Pittsburgh Claude. D. Pepper Center Pilot Grant; PI: Hergenroeder; Role: Co-Investigator
Cardiovascular Effects of Using a Sit-Stand Desk HumanScale (investigator-initiated research project)
Sit Less for Less Back Pain
Role: Co-Investigator: Effect of Exercise and Weight Loss on Cardiovascular Health National Heart Lung and Blood Institutes (R01 HL103646-01; PI: J. Jakicic)
9/1/2014 - 8/21/2016 NHLBI, R21 HL119395; PI: Ross A promotora-mediated, family-based intervention to prevent obesity in Latino preschoolers Role: Co-Investigator

This study uses promotoras to enhance the cultural appropriateness and receptivity of a family-based intervention targeted at obesity prevention in Latino preschoolers.

Reducing sedentary behavior vs. increasing physical activity in older adults: the RISE Study

Apr 1, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014

The Effect of a Technology-enhanced Lifestyle Intervention on Cardiovascular Health in Overweight and Obese Young Adults

Jan 1, 2012 - Mar 31, 2014

Impact of a Lifestyle Intervention with Varying Physical Activity Doses on Arterial Stiffness

Jul 2012 - Dec 2013

Examination of Energy Expenditure and Validity of Shallow Water Aquatic Exercise and Shallow Water Running Using Normal and Overweight Women

Jul 2011 - Jun 2013

Research Interests