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Zenong Yin

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
DepartmentKinesiology
Address1 UTSA Cir
San Antonio TX 78249
Phone(210) 458-5650
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    Dr. Zenong Yin is the Loretta J. Lowak Clarke Distinguished Professor in Health and Kinesiology in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at the University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Dr. Yin was a Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics-Georgia Prevention Institute, the Medical College of Georgia from 2001 to 2005. He received his BEd-Physical Education in Beijing Sports University, Beijing, China and received his MA in Physical Education with a specialization in the Administration of Physical Education and Sports and PhD in Physical Education with a specialization in Sport Psychology at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA. He has published over 70 peer reviewed article and given over 200 professional research presentations in public health, education, and sport and exercise psychology since 1991. Currently, Dr. Yin teaches both undergraduate and graduate classes in Health and Kinesiology, and conducts research on school- and community-based physical activity and nutrition interventions for the prevention of obesity and type 2 diabetes in low-income and minority children and adults.

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    1. Yin Z, Errisuriz VL, Evans M, Inupakutika D, Kaghyan S, Li S, Esparza L, Akopian D, Parra-Medina D. A Digital Health Intervention for Weight Management for Latino Families Living in Rural Communities: Perspectives and Lessons Learnt During Development. JMIR Form Res. 2020 Jul 26. PMID: 32726748.
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    2. Li S, Howard J, Sosa E, Cordova A, Parra-Medina D, Yin Z. Machine Learning Approaches to Calibrate Wrist-Worn Accelerometry for Physical Activity Assessment in Preschoolers. JMIR Form Res. 2020 Jun 13. PMID: 32667893.
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    3. Yin Z, Lesser J, Paiva KA, Zapata J, Moreno-Vasquez A, Grigsby TJ, Ryan-Pettes SR, Parra-Medina D, Estrada V, Li S, Wang J. Using Mobile Health Tools to Engage Rural Underserved Individuals in a Diabetes Education Program in South Texas: Feasibility Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2020 03 24; 8(3):e16683. PMID: 32207694.
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    4. Morales J, Inupakutika D, Kaghyan S, Akopian D, Yin Z, Evans M, Parra-Medina D. Technology-based health promotion: Current state and perspectives in emerging gig economy. Biocybern Biomed Eng. 2019 Jul-Sep; 39(3):825-842. PMID: 32313347.
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    5. Yin Z, Ullevig SL, Sosa E, Liang Y, Olmstead T, Howard JT, Errisuriz VL, Estrada VM, Martinez CE, He M, Small S, Schoenmakers C, Parra-Medina D. Study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial to test "¡Míranos! Look at Us, We Are Healthy!" - an early childhood obesity prevention program. BMC Pediatr. 2019 06 10; 19(1):190. PMID: 31179916.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    6. Yin Z, Perry J, Duan X, He M, Johnson R, Feng Y, Strand M. Cultural adaptation of an evidence-based lifestyle intervention for diabetes prevention in Chinese women at risk for diabetes: results of a randomized trial. Int Health. 2018 09 01; 10(5):391-400. PMID: 29447347.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Zhou Z, Xi Y, Zhang F, Lu Q, Zhang F, Huang D, Ren H, Wang K, Yin Z. Sedentary Behavior Predicts Changes in Cardiometabolic Risk in Professional Workers: A One-Year Prospective Study. J Occup Environ Med. 2016 Apr; 58(4):e117-23. PMID: 27058488.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Sosa ET, Parra-Medina D, He M, Trummer V, Yin Z. ¡Miranos! (Look at Us! We Are Healthy!): Home-Based and Parent Peer-Led Childhood Obesity Prevention. Health Promot Pract. 2016 09; 17(5):675-81. PMID: 26895848.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Dolash K, He M, Yin Z, Sosa ET. Factors That Influence Park Use and Physical Activity in Predominantly Hispanic and Low-Income Neighborhoods. J Phys Act Health. 2015 Apr; 12(4):462-9. PMID: 24905054.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. He M, Wilmoth S, Bustos D, Jones T, Leeds J, Yin Z. Latino church leaders' perspectives on childhood obesity prevention. Am J Prev Med. 2013 Mar; 44(3 Suppl 3):S232-9. PMID: 23415188.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Yin Z, Parra-Medina D, Cordova A, He M, Trummer V, Sosa E, Gallion KJ, Sintes-Yallen A, Huang Y, Wu X, Acosta D, Kibbe D, Ramirez A. Míranos! Look at us, we are healthy! An environmental approach to early childhood obesity prevention. Child Obes. 2012 Oct; 8(5):429-39. PMID: 23061498.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Yin Z, Moore JB, Johnson MH, Vernon MM, Grimstvedt M, Gutin B. Micro- and macro-level correlates of adiposity in children. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2012 Sep-Oct; 18(5):445-52. PMID: 22836536.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Yin Z, Moore JB, Johnson MH, Vernon MM, Gutin B. The impact of a 3-year after-school obesity prevention program in elementary school children. Child Obes. 2012 Feb; 8(1):60-70. PMID: 22799482.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Jago R, Drews KL, McMurray RG, Thompson D, Volpe SL, Moe EL, Jakicic JM, Pham TH, Bruecker S, Blackshear TB, Yin Z. Fatness, fitness, and cardiometabolic risk factors among sixth-grade youth. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010 Aug; 42(8):1502-10. PMID: 20139783.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Marcus MD, Baranowski T, DeBar LL, Edelstein S, Kaufman FR, Schneider M, Siega-Riz AM, Staten MA, Virus A, Yin Z. Severe obesity and selected risk factors in a sixth grade multiracial cohort: the HEALTHY study. J Adolesc Health. 2010 Dec; 47(6):604-7. PMID: 21094439.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Garcia-Dominic O, Wray LA, Ledikwe JH, Mitchell DC, Ventura AK, Hernandez AE, Yin Z, Trevino RP, Ulbrecht JS. Accuracy of self-reported energy intakes in low-income urban 4th grade minority children. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010 Nov; 18(11):2220-6. PMID: 20539298.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Grimstvedt ME, Kerr J, Oswalt SB, Fogt DL, Vargas-Tonsing TM, Yin Z. Using signage to promote stair use on a university campus in hidden and visible stairwells. J Phys Act Health. 2010 Mar; 7(2):232-8. PMID: 20484762.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Shores KA, Moore JB, Yin Z. An examination of triple jeopardy in rural youth physical activity participation. J Rural Health. 2010; 26(4):352-60. PMID: 21029170.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Hirst K, Baranowski T, DeBar L, Foster GD, Kaufman F, Kennel P, Linder B, Schneider M, Venditti EM, Yin Z. HEALTHY study rationale, design and methods: moderating risk of type 2 diabetes in multi-ethnic middle school students. Int J Obes (Lond). 2009 Aug; 33 Suppl 4:S4-20. PMID: 19623188.
      Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Venditti EM, Elliot DL, Faith MS, Firrell LS, Giles CM, Goldberg L, Marcus MD, Schneider M, Solomon S, Thompson D, Yin Z. Rationale, design and methods of the HEALTHY study behavior intervention component. Int J Obes (Lond). 2009 Aug; 33 Suppl 4:S44-51. PMID: 19623189.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Moore JB, Davis CL, Baxter SD, Lewis RD, Yin Z. Physical activity, metabolic syndrome, and overweight in rural youth. J Rural Health. 2008; 24(2):136-42. PMID: 18397447.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Gutin B, Yin Z, Johnson M, Barbeau P. Preliminary findings of the effect of a 3-year after-school physical activity intervention on fitness and body fat: the Medical College of Georgia Fitkid Project. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2008; 3 Suppl 1:3-9. PMID: 18278626.
      Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Dennison DA, Yin Z, Kibbe D, Burns S, Trowbridge F. Training health care professionals to manage overweight adolescents: experience in rural Georgia communities. J Rural Health. 2008; 24(1):55-9. PMID: 18257871.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Moore JB, Hanes JC, Barbeau P, Gutin B, Treviño RP, Yin Z. Validation of the Physical Activity Questionnaire for Older Children in children of different races. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2007 Feb; 19(1):6-19. PMID: 17554153.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Love AS, Yin Z, Codina E, Zapata JT. Ethnic identity and risky health behaviors in school-age Mexican-American children. Psychol Rep. 2006 Jun; 98(3):735-44. PMID: 16933671.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Nichols-English GJ, Lemmon CR, Litaker MS, Cartee SG, Yin Z, Gutin B, Barbeau P. Relations of black mothers' and daughters' body fatness, physical activity beliefs and behavior. Ethn Dis. 2006; 16(1):172-9. PMID: 16599367.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Yin Z, Gutin B, Johnson MH, Hanes J, Moore JB, Cavnar M, Thornburg J, Moore D, Barbeau P. An environmental approach to obesity prevention in children: Medical College of Georgia FitKid Project year 1 results. Obes Res. 2005 Dec; 13(12):2153-61. PMID: 16421350.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Yin Z, Moore JB, Johnson MH, Barbeau P, Cavnar M, Thornburg J, Gutin B. The Medical College of Georgia Fitkid project: the relations between program attendance and changes in outcomes in year 1. Int J Obes (Lond). 2005 Sep; 29 Suppl 2:S40-5. PMID: 16385751.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Davis CL, Flickinger B, Moore D, Bassali R, Domel Baxter S, Yin Z. Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in schoolchildren in a rural Georgia community. Am J Med Sci. 2005 Aug; 330(2):53-9. PMID: 16103784.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Gutin B, Yin Z, Humphries MC, Bassali R, Le NA, Daniels S, Barbeau P. Relations of body fatness and cardiovascular fitness to lipid profile in black and white adolescents. Pediatr Res. 2005 Jul; 58(1):78-82. PMID: 15879296.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Yin Z, Hanes J, Moore JB, Humbles P, Barbeau P, Gutin B. An after-school physical activity program for obesity prevention in children: the Medical College of Georgia FitKid Project. Eval Health Prof. 2005 Mar; 28(1):67-89. PMID: 15677388.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    32. Yin Z, Davis CL, Moore JB, Treiber FA. Physical activity buffers the effects of chronic stress on adiposity in youth. Ann Behav Med. 2005 Feb; 29(1):29-36. PMID: 15677298.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Gutin B, Yin Z, Humphries MC, Hoffman WH, Gower B, Barbeau P. Relations of fatness and fitness to fasting insulin in black and white adolescents. J Pediatr. 2004 Dec; 145(6):737-43. PMID: 15580193.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Treviño RP, Yin Z, Hernandez A, Hale DE, Garcia OA, Mobley C. Impact of the Bienestar school-based diabetes mellitus prevention program on fasting capillary glucose levels: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2004 Sep; 158(9):911-7. PMID: 15351759.
      Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    35. Yin Z, Moore JB. Re-examining the role of interscholastic sport participation in education. Psychol Rep. 2004 Jun; 94(3 Pt 2):1447-54. PMID: 15362432.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Baxter SD, Thompson WO, Smith AF, Litaker MS, Yin Z, Frye FH, Guinn CH, Baglio ML, Shaffer NM. Reverse versus forward order reporting and the accuracy of fourth-graders' recalls of school breakfast and school lunch. Prev Med. 2003 May; 36(5):601-14. PMID: 12689806.
      Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Yin Z. Setting for exercise and concerns about body appearance of women who exercise. Percept Mot Skills. 2001 Dec; 93(3):851-5. PMID: 11806610.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. Yin Z, Boyd MP. Behavioral and cognitive correlates of exercise self-schemata. J Psychol. 2000 May; 134(3):269-82. PMID: 10907705.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. Newton M, Duda JL, Yin Z. Examination of the psychometric properties of the perceived motivational climate in sport questionnaire-2 in a sample of female athletes. J Sports Sci. 2000 Apr; 18(4):275-90. PMID: 10824644.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. Ryska TA, Yin Z. Dispositional and situational goal orientations as discriminators among recreational and competitive league athletes. J Soc Psychol. 1999 Jun; 139(3):335-42. PMID: 10410620.
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    41. Yin Z, Ryska TA. Perceived competence, social anxiety about physique, and enjoyment in testing situations among groups of mixed sex and girls only. Psychol Rep. 1999 Apr; 84(2):381-5. PMID: 10335050.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    42. Valdez A, Cepeda A, Kaplan CD, Yin Z. The legal importation of prescription drugs into the United States from Mexico: a study of Customs declaration forms. Subst Use Misuse. 1998 Oct; 33(12):2485-97. PMID: 9781826.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. Zapata JT, Katims DS, Yin Z. A two-year study of patterns and predictors of substance use among Mexican American youth. Adolescence. 1998; 33(130):391-403. PMID: 9706325.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    44. Valdez A, Yin Z, Kaplan CD. A comparison of alcohol, drugs, and aggressive crime among Mexican-American, black, and white male arrestees in Texas. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 1997 May; 23(2):249-65. PMID: 9143637.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    45. Boyd MP, Yin Z. Cognitive-affective sources of sport enjoyment in adolescent sport participants. Adolescence. 1996; 31(122):383-95. PMID: 8726897.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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