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Matthew Cole Ainsworth, MPH

Predoctoral Training Fellow
UAB Pre-Doctoral Training in Obesity-Related Research
Health Education and Health Promotion
Ryals Public Health Building, Room 227
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama 35294
Office: 205-492-0100
E-mail: ainswrth@uab.edu
Full CV

Cole received both his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi. In 2014, he was accepted into the Doctor of Philosophy in Health Education and Health Promotion degree program at UAB and joined the lab of Dr. Dori Pekmezi in the Department of Health Behavior. Cole’s current research explores the role of technology in addressing health disparities among vulnerable populations. As such, he is interested in the delivery of physical activity interventions and measurement of theory-based constructs, including perceived barriers and benefits to exercise. His current project explores time use among breast cancer survivors.

Publications

  1. Ainsworth, M. C., Pekmezi, D., Bowles, H., Ehlers, D., McAuley, E., Courneya, K. S., & Rogers, L. Q. (2018). Acceptability of a mobile phone app for measuring time use in breast cancer survivors (Life in a Day): mixed-methods study. JMIR Cancer, 4(1):e9. DOI: 10.2196/cancer.8951. Accepted Manuscript.
     
  2. Pekmezi, D., Ainsworth, M. C., Holly, T., Williams, V., Joseph, R., Wang, K., Rogers, L. Q., Marcus, B. H., Desmond, R., & Demark-Wahnefried, W. (2018). Physical activity and related psychosocial outcomes from a pilot randomized trial of an Interactive Voice Response system-supported intervention in the Deep South. Health Education & Behavior. Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1177/1090198118775492. Accepted Manuscript.
     
  3. Pekmezi, D. Ainsworth M. C., Desmond, R., Pisu, M. Williams, V., Wang, K., Holly, T., Meneses, K., Marcus, B. H., & Demark-Wahnefried, W. (2018). Physical activity maintenance following home-based, individually-tailored print interventions for African American women. Health Promotion Practice. Under Review.
     
  4. Pekmezi, D., Ainsworth, C., Joseph, R. P., Williams, V., Desmond, R., Meneses, K., Marcus, B., & Demark-Wahnefried, W. (2017). Pilot trial of a home-based physical activity program for African American women. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 49(12), 2528-2536. PMID: 28704343. Accepted Manuscript.
     
  5. Pekmezi, D., Ainsworth, C., Holly, T., Williams, V., Benitez, T., Rogers, L., Marcus, B., & Demark-Wahnefried, W. (2017). Rationale, design, and baseline findings from a pilot randomized trial of an IVR-supported physical activity intervention for cancer prevention in the Deep South: the DIAL study. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, 8, 218-226. PMID: 29503878. Accepted Manuscript.
     
  6. Mendoza-Vasconez, A. S., Linke, S., Muñoz, M., Pekmezi, D., Ainsworth, C., Cano, M., Williams, V., Marcus, B. H., & Larsen, B. A. (2016). Promoting physical activity among underserved populations. Current Sports Medicine Reports, 15(4), 290-297. PMID: 27399827. Accepted Manuscript.
     
  7. Pekmezi, D., Ainsworth, C., Joseph, R., Bray, M. S., Kvale, E., Isaac, S., Desmond, R., Meneses, K., Marcus, B., & Demark-Wahnefried, W. (2016). Rationale, design, and baseline findings from HIPP: A randomized controlled trial testing a home-based, individually-tailored physical activity print intervention for African American women in the Deep South. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 47, 340-348. PMID: 26944022. Accepted Manuscript.
     

Years: 08/01/2015 - present
Primary Mentor: Laura Q. Rogers, MD, MPH; Co-mentors: Dori Pekmezi, PhD

Acknowledgement and Disclaimer
The trainee's projects are supported by Grant Number T32HL105349 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute or the National Institutes of Health.