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Hildemar Dos Santos, MD, DrPH
Assistant Professor, School of Public Health
School of Public Health
Publications    Book Review - Scholarly Journals--Published
  • Journal Review - Public Health Nursing May 2012 PHN-12-0085
    Article: "Assessing the Accuracy of Adult's Perception of Childhood Obesity" ( 5/2012 )
  • Journal Review - Public Health Nursing, May 2010 PHN 10-0074
    Article: "Analyzing predictive factors of the nursing diagnosis sedentary lifestyle in people with high blood pressure." ( 5/2010 )
  • Journal Review California Journal Of Health Promotion March 2010 CJHP 030110
    Article: "Children's choice of Wii sports games and energy expenditure." ( 3/2010 )
  • Journal Review: Public Health Nursing April 2009 PHN-09-0201
    Article: "Engaging Rural Youth in Childhood Obesity Prevention Using Photovoice." ( 4/2009 )
  • Journal Review California Journal of Health Promotion May 2008 CJHP 040208
    Article: "Evaluation of a three-year worksite wellness program including a brief nutrition education component." ( 5/2008 )
  Scholarly Journals--Submitted
  • Kurfessa, G, Tonstad, S, Dos Santos, H, Wilson, C, Cramer, S, Montgomery, S. (2015) ( 4/2015 )

    Impact of a funded (sponsored) versus an unfunded clinical weight management program on obesity. International Journal of Obesity
    Role in the publication: Revised article for several times, expert for the medical content, expert on weight management, helped on the methodology, submitted article for publication.

  • Dos Santos, H, Kurfessa G, Cramer S, Wilson C, Montgomery, S. (2015) ( 4/2015 )

    Psychosocial and Behavioral Predictors of Successful Weight Loss  in Obese Individuals. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
    Role in the publication: Main author, expert on weight management, submitted the article for publication, corresponding author

  Scholarly Journals--Published
  • Japas C., Knutsen S., Dehom S., Dos Santos H., Tonstad S. (2014)

    ( 12/2014 )
    Body mass index gain between ages 20 and 40 years and lifestyle characteristics of men at ages 40-60 years: The Adventist Health Study-2. Obes Res Clin Pract 8, e549 - e 557.
    Role in the publication: Revised the article two times, advised author on medical content, healped on literature review.
  • Nguyen S.N., Marshak H.M., Dos Santos H., Luu S.M., Berk L.S., McMahon P.T., Riggs M. (2014)

    ( 6/2014 )
    The Effects of Simultaneous Technique of Exercise and Psychotherapy (STEP) on Depressive Symptoms in Inpatient Psychiatric Older Adults. Advances in Mind Body Medicine, 28(4), 8-17.
    Role in the publication: reviewed article, reviewed methods, submitted for publication, was the corresponding author
  • Mennen-Winchell L.J., Grigoriev V., Alpert P., Dos Santos H., Tonstad S.

    ( 4/2014 )
    Self-reported exercise and bone mineral density in prostate cancer patients receiving androgen deprivation therapy. J Am Assoc Nurse Pract. 2014;26:40-8. doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12066.
    Role in the publication: Member of the dissertation committee, revised the article for three times, responsible for the medical content information
  • Hammoudeh S., Bener A, Zirie M., Al-Hamaq A., Chandra P., Moses O., Dos Santos H., Tonstad s. (2013).

    ( 6/2013 )
    The effect of non-exercise activity thermogenesis on subjects with metabolic syndrome - a proof of concept study in Qatar. Qatar Medical Journal: Vol. 2013 1, 3. DOI: 10.5339/qmj.2013.3
    Role in the publication: Mentored student, expert in the exercise portion of the study, revised the article three times.
  • Dos Santos, HF, Tonstad, S, Montgomery, S, Paalani, M, Faed, P (2011).

    ( 10/2011 )
     Smoking Cessation Behavior in Male Portuguese Californians, California Journal of Health Promotion, vol 9(2): 103-110.
    Role in the publication: Was main author, corresponding author, and principal investigator in the study.
  • Raynor K., Modeste N., Marshak H.H., Dos Santos, H. (2010). 

    ( 6/2010 )
     Gender differences in perception of weight and body image and comparison to recommended weight among adult Bermudians.  International Quarterly of Community Health Education 30(2): 153-169.
    Role in the publication: Revised the article three times, mentored student, in charge of the medical content and implications, expert on the aspect of weight management.
  Scholarly Journals--Accepted
  • Montgomery, SB, De Borba Silva, M, Singh, P, Dos Santos, H, Job, JS, Brink, TL (2015) ( 3/2015 )
    Exploring demographic and substance abuse use correlates of Hookah use in a sampel of Southern California Community College students. California Journal of Health Promotion - accepted on March 2015
    Role in the publication: Revised the manuscript three times, responsible for medical content, literature review and smoking cessation expertise.
  • Tareg, E, Dos Santos, H, Modeste N, Lee, J. (2015) ( 3/2015 )
    Health beliefs about tobacco with betel nut use among adults in YAP. Micronesia International Quarterly of Community Health Education. Accepted for publication on March 2015.
    Role in the publication: Mentored student, member of the dissertation committee, revised the article three times, responsible for the medical content and expertise in smoking cessation and addiction.
  Books and Chapters
  • Exercise and vegetarian diet in the prevention of lifestyle diseases: short term benefits. Chapter 8, Marketing Sport and Physical Activity, ISBN 962-86194-7-0 ( 9/2007 )
    In the book: Marketing Sport and Physical Activity - A Twenty-First Century Priority By Frank H. Fu, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2007
  • O manual do coracao (The Heart Manual) - Published in Portuguese, printed in Brazil. ( 9/1984 )
    It was a small book of 100 pages about the lifestyle to prevent heart disease intended for a lay audience.
  • O Cafe Nosso de Cada Dia (Our daily coffee) - Published in Portuguese, printed in Brazil. ( 9/1982 )
    This was a book on the health effects of coffee and cafeinated beverages. Intended audience was general public. But was done with several medical references
  Non-Scholarly Journals
  • "Total Health" newsletter a quarterly publication for the community of Hong Kong, China ( 7/2002 - 8/2007 ) Link...
    Articles were published in English and Chinese
  • Salus Magazine ( 6/2013 )
    Founder, vice president and health editor. Health magazine to promote health and prevention  of chronic diseases in South California Inland Empire - Non profit organization. Magazine was discontinued in 2013
  • De Borba-Silva M, Singh P, Dos Santos H, Job J, Brink T L, & Montgomery S. (2013). THE EMERGENT THREAT OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE HOOKAH WATERPIPE USE. Journal of Adolescent Health, 52(2), S16-S16. ( 2/2013 - Present )