Department of Sociology

Jennifer Di Noia

Dinoia New

Office:   Raubinger 453
Phone:   (973)720-3714
Email:   dinoiaj@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   Thurs and Fri 2 - 3:15 p.m. and by appointment

Department: Sociology
Position: Associate Professor

Jennifer Di Noia received her MS in Social Work from Columbia University in 1997. After completing her training, she held clinical and administrative positions in family services agencies during which time she became credentialed as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). She earned her PhD in Social Welfare from Columbia University in 2000, and has since been conducting research under the sponsorship of the National Institutes of Health. Her research is focused on the development and testing of health interventions for minority and underserved adolescents. Dr. Di Noia teaches courses in research methods, statistics and social work practice. She is the Fieldwork Coordinator for students enrolled in the Social Services degree concentration.

Selected publications:

Di Noia, Jennifer, G. Furst, K. Park and C. Byrd-Bredbenner. 2013. “Designing Culturally Sensitive Dietary Interventions for African Americans: Review and Recommendations.” Nutrition Reviews 71:224-238.

 

Di Noia Jennifer, and C. Byrd-Bredbenner. 2013. “Adolescent Fruit and Vegetable Intake: Influence of Family Support and Moderation by Home Availability of Relationships with Afrocentric Values and Taste Preferences.” Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 113:803-809.

Di Noia, Jennifer, L. Mauriello, C. Byrd-Bredbenner, and D. Thompson. 2012. “Validity and Reliability of a Dietary Stages of Change Measure among Economically Disadvantaged African-American Adolescents.” American Journal of Health Promotion 26: 381-389.

Di Noia, Jennifer and D. Thompson. 2012. “A New Measure of Dietary Social Support among African American Adolescents.” American Journal of Health Behavior 37: 299-309.

Di Noia, Jennifer and D. Thompson. 2011. “Processes of Change for Increasing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption among Economically Disadvantaged African American Adolescents.” Eating Behaviors 13: 58-61.

Di Noia, Jennifer, and I.R. Contento. 2010. “Behavioral Predictors of Low-Fat Intake among Economically Disadvantaged African-American Adolescents.” American Journal of Health Promotion 24: 284-287.

Di Noia, Jennifer, and I.R. Contento. 2010. “Fruit and Vegetable Availability Enables Adolescent Consumption That Exceeds National Average.” Nutrition Research 30: 396-402.

Di Noia, Jennifer and J.O. Prochaska. 2010. “Dietary Stages of Change and Decisional Balance: A Meta-Analytic Review.” American Journal of Health Behavior 34: 618-632.

Di Noia, Jennifer, and J.O. Prochaska. 2010. “Mediating Variables in a Transtheoretical Model Dietary Intervention Program.” Health Education & Behavior 37: 753-762.

Di Noia, Jennifer, and I.R. Contento. 2009. “Criterion Validity and User Acceptability of a CD-ROM-Mediated Food Record for Measuring Fruit and Vegetable Consumption among Economically Disadvantaged African American Adolescents.” Public Health Nutrition 12: 3-11.

Di Noia, Jennifer, and I.R. Contento. 2009. “Use of a Brief Food Frequency Questionnaire for Estimating Daily Number of Servings of Fruits and Vegetables in a Minority Adolescent Population.” Journal of the American Dietetic Association 109: 1785-1789.

Di Noia, Jennifer, I.R. Contento, and J.O. Prochaska. 2008. “Computer-Mediated Intervention Tailored on Transtheoretical Model Stages and Processes of Change Increases Fruit and Vegetable Consumption among Economically Disadvantaged African-American Adolescents.” American Journal of Health Promotion 22: 336-341.

Di Noia, Jennifer, I.R. Contento, and S.P. Schinke. 2008. “Fat Avoidance and Replacement Behaviors Predict Low-Fat Intake among Urban African American Adolescents.” Nutrition Research 28: 358-363.

Di Noia, Jennifer, S.P. Schinke, and I.R. Contento. 2008. “Dietary Fat Intake among Urban African American Adolescents.” Eating Behaviors 9: 251-256.

Di Noia, Jennifer and Tony Tripodi. 2007. Single-Case Design for Clinical Social Workers. 2nd ed. Washington, DC: NASW Press.

Di Noia, Jennifer, I.R. Contento, and S.P. Schinke. 2007. “Criterion Validity of the Healthy Eating Self-Monitoring Tool (HEST) for Black Adolescents.” Journal of the American Dietetic Association 107: 321-324.