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Assoc Professor

Health Sport Sciences

Office Location: 123 Fieldhouse

Phone: (901) 678-4523


  •  McClanahan, B. S. & Stockton, M. B. (2012). Community Physical Activity Interventions. In ACSM's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 7th Edition  (chapter 47).  Philadelphia, PA.: Lippincot, Williams, & Wilkins.  ISBN/ISSN: 9781609139568
  • Stockton, M. B., & McClanahan, B. S. (2012). Health Behavior Counseling Skills. In ACSM's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription , 7th Edition  (Chapter 44).  Philadelphia, PA.: Lippincot, Williams, & Wilkins.  ISBN/ISSN: 9781609139568

  • Klesges, R.C., Obarzanek, E., Kumanyika, S., Murray, D., Klesges, L.M., Relyea, G., Stockton, M., Lanctot, J.Q., Beech, B, McClanahan, B., Slawson, D. (2010). The Memphis Girls health Enrichment Multisite Studies (GEMS):  An evaluation of the efficacy of a two-year obesity prevention intervention in African American girls. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 164 (11): 1007-1014.

  • McClanahan, B.S., Stockton, M., Lanctot, M.S., Relyea G., & Klesges, R.C. (2009).  Relationship between foot-to-foot bioelectrical impedance analysis and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) analysis of body composition in African American girls. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity. 1747-7174, 26 February 2009
  • Stockton, M., Lanctot, J., McClanahan, B., & Klesges, L. M., Kumanyika, S., Sherrill-Mittleman, D., & Klesges, R. C. (2009). Self-perception and body image associations with body mass index among 8- to 10-year-old African American girls as related to Body Mass Index. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 23, April 14.

  • Reddy, J. G., Ebbert, J. O., Klesges, L. M., Enders, F. T., Klesges, R. C., Lanctot, J. Q., McClanahan, B. S. (2008). The relationship between caffeine and blood pressure in preadolescent African American girls. Ethnicity & Disease, 18(3), 283-288 
  • Himes, J.H., Oborzanek, E., Baranowski, T., Wilson, D.M., Rochon, J., & B.S. McClanahan. (2004).  Early Sexual Matuation, Body Composition and Obesity in African American girls.  Obesity Research.  12: 64S-72S.  
  • Wilson, D., Wang, Y., Cullen, K., Baranowski, T., Himes, J., Gross, M., McClanahan, B., & Robinson, T.  (2004). Assessing Weight-related Biochemical Risk Factors in African American Girls Results of the GEMS Pilot Trials. Obesity Reserach. 12:42S-63S. 
  • Sherwood, N.E., Taylor, W.C., Treuth, M., Klesges, L., Baranowski, T., Zhou, A., Pratt, C., McClanahan, B., Robinson, T.N., Pruitt, L. & Miller, W.  (2004).   Measurement Characteristics of Activity-Related Psychosocial Measures in 8-10 year old African American Girls in the Girls health Enrichment Multi-Site Study (GEMS).  Preventive Medicine.  38S; S60-8.
  • Treuth, M.S., Sherwood, N.E., Baranowski, T., Bute, N.F., Jacobs, D.R. Jr., McClanahan, B., Gao S., Rochon, J., Zhou, A., Robinson, T.N., Pruitt, L., Haskell, W., and E. OBarzanek.  (2004).  Physical activity self-report and accelerometry measures from the Girls health Enrichment Multi-site Studies.  Preventive Medicine.  38S; S43-9.
  • Ward, K.D., Mays, K.E., Burstyne, M.B., Slawson, D.A., Vukadinovich, C.M., McClanahan, B.S., & Clemens, L.H. (2004)  Reliability and validity of a brief questionnaire to assess calcium intake in female collegiate athletes. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.  14:  209-221.
  • Vanderweg, M.S., Watson, J.M., Klesges, R.C., Clemens, L.H., Slawson, D.L., & McClanahan, B.S.  (2004).  Development and cross-validation of a prediction equation for estimating resting energy expenditure in healthy African American and European American women.  European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 58:  474-480.
  • Watson,J.M., Scarinci, I.C., Klesges, R.C., Murray, D.M., Vanderweg, M.S., DeBon, M., Clemens, L.H.E., Slawson, D.L., McClanahan, B.  (2003).  Relationships among smoking status, ethnicity, socioeconomic indicators, and lifestyle variables in a biracial sample of women. Preventive Medicine.  37(2):138-47.
  • Treuth, M.S., Sherwood, H.E., Butte, N.F., McClanahan, B.S., Obarzanek, E., Zhou, A., Ayers, C., Adolph, A., Jordan, J., Jacobs, D.R., & Rochon, J.  (2003).  Validity and reliability of self-report and activity monitors to assess physical activity in African-American girls for the Girls Health Enrichment Multi-site Studies (GEMS).  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.  35 (3):  532. 
  • Beech, B.M.,  Klesges, R.C., Kumanyika, S., Murray, D., Klesges, L., McClanahan, B. Slawson, D., Nunnally, C., McLain-Allen, B. and Pree-Cary, J. (2003).  Child- and Parent Targeted Interventions:  The Memphis GEMS Pilot Study.  Journal of Ethnicity and Disease. 13 (1). Supplement 1.   
  • McClanahan, B.S., Ward, K.D., Vukadinovich, C., Klesges, R.C., Chitwood, L., Kinzey,S.J., Frate, D.  (2002).  Bone mineral density in triathletes over a competitive season.  Journal of Sports Sciences. 20:463-469. 
  • McClanahan, B.S., Harmon-Clayton, K., Ward, K.D., Klesges, R.C., Vukadinovich, C.M., and Cantler, E.D., (2002).  Side-to-side comparisons of bone mineral density in upper and lower limbs of collegiate athletes.  The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 16:586-590. 
  • Alfano, C.M., Klesges, R.C., Murray, D.M., Beech, B.M., & McClanahan, B.S (2002).  History of sport participation in relation to obesity and related health behaviors in women. Preventive Medicine. 34:82-89.  
  • Slawson, D.L., McClanahan B.S., Clemens, L.H., Ward, K.D., Klesges, R.C., Vukadinovich, C.M., & Cantler, E.D.  (2001).  Food sources of calcium in a sample of African-American and Euro-American collegiate athletes.  Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 11 (2),199-208.
  • McClanahan, B.S. (1993).  The influence of a wellness course in the undergraduate curriculum:  a comparison between a cognitive-based course and an activity based course.  Wellness Perspectives:  Research, Theory and Practice, 9 (4), 33-46. 

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