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Shelia Broyles

Shelia Broyles Project Scientist, Lecturer
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Research and Teaching Interests

Dr. Broyles is committed to assessing the health of understudied, underserved children and their families, and exploring strategies to improve dietary and physical activity behaviors to prevent the development of heart disease, obesity, and obesity related diseases in these communities.


May, 1999

San Diego State University, M.P.H. Epidemiology

June, 1986

University of California, San Diego, Ph.D. Psychology

May, 1980

San Diego State University, BA Psychology

Honors and Awards


Childhood Obesity Initiative “Shaping a Health Future” Award


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action & Diversity University-wide Award recipient


National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Mentored Research Scientist Development Award for Minority Faculty


National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Minority Investigator Research Supplement Award


American Educational Research Association (Division H) Annual Report Awards, Winning Entry for: Baca C, Burchard J, Broyles SL, Berglund C. (1989): Dropout Factors Study


San Diego and Graduate Opportunity Fellowship


Chancellor's Associates Dissertation Grant


National Research Service Award, United States Public Health Service Predoctoral Traineeship, Department of Psychology


San Diego Fellowship, Department of Psychology


Graduate Opportunity Fellowship and San Diego Fellowship, Department of Psychology

Most Recent Publications

  • Daley SP, Broyles SL , Rivera LM, Reznik VM. Increasing the Capacity of Health Sciences to Address Health Disparities. Journal National Medical Association. Accepted.
  • Zúñiga ML, Sidelinger DE, Blaschke GS, Silva FA, Broyles SL , Nader PR, Reznik V. Evaluation of Residency Training in the Delivery of Culturally Effective Care. Medical Education 2006;40(12):1192-1200.
  • Iannotti RJ Sallis JF, Chen R, Broyles SL , Elder JP, & Nader PR. Prospective analysis of relationships between mothers' and children's physical activity. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 2005;2:16-34.
  • Elder JP, Broyles SL , Brennan JJ, Zuniga de Nuncio ML, Nader PR. Acculturation, parent-child acculturation differential, and chronic disease risk factors in a Mexican-American population. J Immigr Health 2005;7(1):1-9.
  • Morgan, C.F., McKenzie, T.L., Sallis, J.F., Broyles, S.L., Zive, M.M., Nader, P.R. (2003) Personal, Social, and Environmental Correlates of Physical Activity in a Bi-Ethnic Sample of Adolescents. Pediatric Exercise Science, 15(3):288-301.
  • Frank, G.C., Nader, P.R., Zive, M.M., Broyles, S.L. , & Brennan, J.J. (2003) Retaining School Children and Families in Community Research: Lessons from the Study of Children’s Activity and Nutrition (SCAN). Journal of School Health, 73(2):51-57.
  • Nader, P.R., Broyles, S.L. , Brennan, J.J., & Taras, H.L. (2003) Two National Surveys on Pediatric Training and Activities in School Health: 1991 and 2001. Pediatrics, 111(4):730 – 734.
  • Saelens, B.E., Sallis, J.F., Nader, P.R., Broyles, S.L. , Berry C.C. & Taras, H.L. (2002). Home environmental influences on children’s television watching from early to middle childhood. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 23(3):127-132.