Areas of Expertise
Public Health and Health Education / Promotion
Environmental Health Promotion
Teaching Online (Distance Learning)
PhD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2007
Department of Health Education and Behavior
Major/Concentration: Health Behavior
Dissertation Title: “The Influence of a Healthy Work Environment on Perceived Stress and Stress-Related Health and Behavioral Outcomes: Panel Analysis of Office Staff”
Graduate Certificate, Environmental Education & Communication, 2006
College of Agriculture and Life Science, University of Florida
Graduate Certificate, Health Communication, 2005
College of Health and Human Performance, University of Florida
MS, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 2003
Department of Exercise Science, Nutrition, & Health
Major: Health Promotion
Thesis Title: “Perceived Problem Solving, Stress, and Health among College Students”
BS, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, 2000
College of Education
Major: Elementary Education
Master Online Teacher Certificate, 2013
National Certification, Illinois Online Network, University of Illinois
Erin Largo-Wight, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the undergraduate Community Health and graduate Master of Public Health (MPH) programs in the Department of Public Health. Her research focuses on two areas of environmental health promotion. Dr. Erin Largo-Wight studies brief nature contact interventions for stress reduction in the workplace (‘booster work breaks’) and the determinants and promotion of environmental health behaviors (such as recycling). She serves on the UNF Environmental Center Executive Board and actively serves to promote effective distance learning (DL) education at UNF. Erin and her husband, Jeff, have three young kids and enjoy family time at the beach.
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Grants and Contracts Awarded
Largo-Wight, E. (2011). Environmental Intervention for Stress Reduction at Work: Environmental Booster Break Pilot Study. UNF Faculty Research Grant (2011)
Largo-Wight, E. (2009). The refinement and testing of an instrument to measure health-related environmental quality at work: The Nature Contact Questionnaire. UNF Environmental Center Research Seed Grant (2009-2010)
Largo-Wight, E. (2007). Healthy Work Environments. The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). SOPHE/ATSDR Fellowship in Environmental Health Promotion (2007)
Publications & Presentations
Refereed Journal Articles (Published):
Largo-Wight, E., DeLongpre-Johnston, D., Wight, J.T. (In Press- November 2013). The efficacy of a theory-based, participatory recycling intervention on a college campus. Journal of Environmental Health.
Bian, H., Wu, J., Li, Y., Largo-Wight, E. (2012). Multiple health behaviors and psychological well-being of Chinese female undergraduate students. International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 15, 51-61. http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/detail?accno=EJ970363
Largo-Wight, E., Bian, H., & Lange, L. (2012). An empirical test of an expanded version of Theory of Planned Behavior in predicting recycling behavior on campus. American Journal of Health Education, 43(2), 66-73. http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/detail?accno=EJ979298
Largo-Wight, E., Chen, W., Dodd, V., & Weiler, R. (2011). The Nature Contact Questionnaire: A measure of healthy workplace exposure. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, & Rehabilitation, 40(4), 411-423. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22130059
Largo-Wight, E., Chen, W., Dodd, V., & Weiler, R. (2011). Healthy workplaces: The role of nature contact office exposures on employee stress and health. Public Health Reports, 126 (Suppl. 1), 124-130. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21563720
Largo-Wight, E., Moore, M.J., & Barr, E.M. (2011). Improving health through stress reduction: An experiential activity. Journal of Health Education Teaching, 2(1), 8-11.
Largo-Wight, E. (2011). Cultivating healthy places and communities: Evidenced-based nature contact recommendations. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 21(1), 41-61. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21246432
Largo-Wight, E., Todorovich, J.R., & O’Hara, B.K (2008). The effectiveness of a point-based physical activity program. The Physical Educator, 1, 30-46. http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/detail?accno=EJ894302
Largo-Wight, E. (2007). Identity and value development for a healthy lifestyle. American Journal of Health Education, 38(2), 104-107.
Price, A., Largo-Wight, E., & Young, G.C.D. (2006). Metabolic syndrome. The Health Education Monograph Series, 23(2), 1-6.
Largo-Wight, E. (2005). Self presentation and health behavior. The Health Education Monograph Series, 22(2), 6-11.
Model, E.D., Todorovich, J.R., & Largo-Wight, E. (2005). So what if my students misbehave? Addressing misbehavior in a task-involved motivational climate. Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 16(1), 18-21. http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/detail?accno=EJ757267
Largo-Wight, E., Peterson, P.M., & Chen, W.W. (2005). Perceived problem solving, stress, and health among college students. American Journal of Health Behavior, 29(4), 360-370. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16006233
Largo-Wight, E. (2004). The effectiveness of problem solving training on college students’ problem solving and communication skills. The Health Education Monograph Series, 21(2), 12-17.
Refereed Journal Articles (Under Review):
Refereed Published Abstracts:
Largo-Wight, E. (2007). Healthy work places: The influence of the office environment on stress, general health, and health behavior. American Journal of Health Behavior, 31(6), 703.
Largo-Wight, E. (2011, May). Healthy Homes and Healthy Office: Nature Contact Tips. [Brochure]. The Green Doctor Program, Florida Medical Association, available at www.mygreendoctor.org .
Largo-Wight, E. (2005, September 26). Give UF tailgaters a chance to recycle. The Gainesville Sun, pp. 10A.
Refereed National Presentations:
Largo-Wight, E., Wludyka, P.S., Cuvelier, E., Chen, W.W. (2012). The effectiveness of a stress reduction intervention during the existing work break: Environmental booster break versus standard work break pilot test. American Academy of Health Behavior, March 2012, Austin, TX.
Largo-Wight, E., Cuvelier, E., Chen, W.W., Howard, M.M. (2011). The feasibility and practicality of an environmental intervention for stress reduction at work: The environmental booster break. American Academy of Health Behavior, March 2011, Hilton Head, SC.
Largo-Wight, E., Lange, L., Bian, H., & Sager, C. & Howard, M.M. (2009). Recycling on campus: An application of the Theory of Reasoned Action/Planned Behavior. American Academy of Health Behavior, March 2009, Hilton Head, SC.
Largo-Wight, E., Chen, W.W., Sager, C. (2008). Healthy school environments: Nature contact in schools. American School Health Association, November 2008, Tampa, FL.
Largo-Wight, E. (2007). Healthy work environments. Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE), November 2007, Alexandria, VA.
Largo-Wight, E. (2007). The effectiveness of a participatory university recycling intervention on behavior change: The influence of perceived behavioral control. Symposium on Addictive & Health Behaviors Research, September 2007, Amelia Island, FL.
Largo-Wight, E. (2007). Healthy work places: The influence of the office environment on stress, general health, and health behavior. American Academy of Health Behavior, March 2007, Savannah, GA.
Largo-Wight, E., Johnson, B., & Wang, B. (2006). Environmental health promotion: The relationship between natural environments and mind-body-spirit health. AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition, April 2006, Salt Lake City, UT.
Largo-Wight, E., O’Hara, B.K., Bretz, A. (2006). Nature sounds and relaxation measured by EMG. American Academy of Health Behavior, March 2006, Carmel, CA.
Dodd, V., Glassman, T., & Largo-Wight, E. (2006). Sober is sexy: Changing the drinking attitudes, norms, and, behaviors among college students. American Academy of Health Behavior, March 2006, Carmel, CA.
Largo-Wight, E., Todorovich, J.R., O’Hara, B.K., & Wang, B. (2005). The effectiveness of a point-based program to increase physical activity. American Public Health Association, November 2005, New Orleans, LA – canceled and rescheduled due to Hurricane Katrina
Largo-Wight, E. (2004). Gender differences in problem solving abilities: Implications for health promotion. American Public Health Association, November 2004, Washington, DC.
Largo-Wight, E. & Peterson, P.M. (2004). College student problem solving abilities, perceived stress, and physical health. National DHPE/CDC Conference on Health Education and Health Promotion and SOPHE Midyear Scientific Conference, May 2004, Orlando, FL.
Invited International Presentations:
Dodd, V. & Largo-Wight, E. (2011). Elements of a healthy work environment. The International Consortium for Interdisciplinary Education about Health and the Environment 5th Winter Meeting, December 2011, University of Cologne, Germany.
Wight, J. & Largo-Wight, E. (2004). Athletics in the U.S.: Impact on individuals, social values, & culture. University of Florida and University of Darmstadt Scholarship Exchange Program, University of Darmstadt, June 2004, Darmstadt, Germany.
Invited State, Local, and University Presentations:
Largo-Wight, E. (2011). Taking charge of your health! Teen Court Program, Duval County Courthouse, September 2011, Jacksonville, FL.
Largo-Wight, E. (2011). Creating healthy homes and healthy workplaces: Evidenced-based nature contact recommendations to reduce stress and promote health. Second Annual Public Health Symposium: Balancing our Community’s Mental Wellness, Brooks College of Health, University of North Florida, July 2011, Jacksonville, FL.
Largo-Wight, E., Cuvelier, E., Chen, W.W., Howard, M.M. (2011). The environmental booster break. Faculty and Student Research Poster Presentation, Brooks College of Health, University of North Florida, April 2011, Jacksonville, FL.
Largo-Wight, E. (2011). Distance Learning: HSC2100 Personal and Community Health. UNF Board of Trustees Quarterly Meeting, University of North Florida, January 2011, Jacksonville, FL.
Largo-Wight, E. (2010). Environmental Health Promotion Research. Faculty Forum on Environment-Related Teaching and Research (FFETR). University of North Florida, October 2010, Jacksonville, FL.
Largo-Wight, E. (2008). Go green for health. The Department of Residence Life Faculty Friends Program, University of North Florida, November 2008, Jacksonville, FL.
Largo-Wight, E. (2007). Healthy offices: The influence of nature contact on UF employee stress. Graduate Student Forum, University of Florida, April 2007, Gainesville, FL.