Published Research

Michelle’s publications reflect her interdisciplinary, pragmatic research across individual, health care, and organizational well-being contexts.  Select publications are below.

For more published research see Google Scholar, ResearchGate, or Academia.

Select Publications 

Segar, M.L. (2022) It’s Time to Unhabit and Think Critically about Whether Habit formation Has Been Over Valued as a Behavior Change Strategy within Health Promotion. American Journal of Health Promotion (Special Issue on the need for Intellectual Humility), Vol. 36(8) 1480–1420. DOI: 10.1177/08901171221125326 

Segar, M.L., Marques, M. M., Palmeira, A. L. & Oakley A. D. (2020) Everything Counts in Sending the Right Message: Science-based Messaging Implications from the 2020 WHO Guidelines on Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, (this article is part of the compendium of papers that were published to help disseminate the WHO Guidelines), 17, 135 (2020). 

Segar, M.L. (2019) Ally with Your Fitness App: Help Others Maintain Motivation with the WHY-WAY-DO Framework. American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal, 23 (2): 31-33.

Kinsey, A.W., Segar, M.L., Barr-Anderson, Whitt-Glover, M.C., & Affuso, O.  (2019) Positive Outliers Among African American Women and the Factors Associated with Long-Term Physical Activity Maintenance. Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 6: 603-617.

Rahrig Jenkins, K., Fakhoury, N., Richardson, C., Segar, M.L, Krupka, E., & Kullgren, J. (2018) Characterizing Employees’ Preferences for Incentives for Healthy Behaviors: Examples to Improve Interest in Wellness Programs. Health Promotion Practice, 20 (6): 880-889.

Fant Brzoznowski, K., Janney, C., Richardson, C, Dopp, R., Segar, M., Ganoczy, D., Mooney, A., Aston Miller, L, Sellenraad S., Suttmann, T., Emerson, L, Valenstein, M. (2017) Moving Towards Wellness: Physical Activity Practices, Perspectives, and Preferences of Outpatient Mental Health Service Users,  General Hospital Psychiatry, 49: 63-66

Segar, M.L, Taber, J., Patrick, H., Thai, C. & Oh, A. (2017) Rethinking Physical Activity Communication: Using Qualitative Methods to Understand Women’s Goals, Values, and Beliefs to Improve Public Health. BMC Public Health, 17 (article number 462), doi:  10.1186/s12889-017-4361-1

Djuric, Z., Segar, M.L, Orizondo, C.,  Mann, J., Faison, M., Pedireddy, N., Paletta, M. & Locke, A. (2017) Delivery of Health Coaching by Medical Assistants in Primary Care. Journal of the  American Board of Family Medicine, 30 (3): 362-370. 

Zivin K, Sen A, Plegue M.A., Maciejewski M.L., Segar M.L., AuYoung M, Miller E.M., Janney C.A., Zulman D.M., Richardson C.R. (2017) Comparative effectiveness of wellness programs: impact of incentives on healthcare costs for obese enrollees. Am J Prev Med, 52(3):347-352.

Segar, M.L, Guerin, A., Phillips, E. & Fortier, M. From a Vital Sign to Vitality: Selling Exercise So Patients Want to Buy It (2016) Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, 2016: 1(11): 97–102                                               

Segar, M. L. & Richardson, C. (2014) Prescribing Pleasure and Meaning: Cultivating Walking Motivation and Maintenance, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 47 (6): 838–841

Segar, M. L., Eccles, J. S., & Richardson, C. (2011) Rebranding Exercise: Closing the gap between values and behavior, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 8: 94. 

Williams, D. A., Kuper, D., Segar, M. L., Niveditha, M., Manish S., & Clauw, D. J. (2010) Internet-Enhanced Management of fibromyalgia: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Pain,151(3): 694-702

Segar, M. L., Eccles, J. S., & Richardson, C. (2008) Type of physical activity goal influences participation in healthy midlife women. Women’s Health Issues,18(4), 281-291. 

Segar, M. L., Spruijt-Metz, D., & Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2006) Go figure? Body-shaping motives are associated with decreased physical activity participation among midlife women. Sex Roles 55 (3/4), 175-187.

Segar, M. L., Jayaratne, T., Hanlon, J., & Richardson, C., (2002) Fitting fitness into women’s lives:  effects of a gender-tailored physical activity intervention. Women’s Health Issues, 12, 338-347.

Segar, M. L., Katch, V., Roth, R., et. al. (1998) The effects of aerobic exercise on self-esteem and depressive and anxiety symptoms among breast cancer survivors. Oncology Nursing Forum, 25, 107-113.