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Melinda Stolley PhD

Melinda Stolley PhD

Center Associate Director, Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Medicine
Division: Hematology and Oncology - Medicine
Program: Bone Marrow Transplant

Member of the Cancer Center


Research Experience

  • Health Behavior
  • Leadership Positions

  • Associate Director of Cancer Prevention and Control
  • Publications

  • A Step toward Understanding Diet Quality in Urban African-American Breast Cancer Survivors: A Cross-sectional Analysis of Baseline Data from the Moving Forward Study. (Springfield S, Odoms-Young A, Tussing-Humphreys LM, Freels S, Stolley MR) Nutr Cancer 2019 Feb 18:1-16 PMID: 30775929 02/19/2019    
  • A feasibility study of breast cancer genetic risk assessment in a federally qualified health center. (Hoskins KF, Tejeda S, Vijayasiri G, Chukwudozie IB, Remo MH, Shah HA, Abraham IE, Balay LE, Maga TK, Searles ER, Korah VJ, Biggers A, Stolley MR, Warnecke RB) Cancer 2018 Sep 15;124(18):3733-3741 PMID: 30320429 PMCID: PMC6214782 10/16/2018    
  • Community Breast Health Education for Immigrants and Refugees: Lessons Learned in Outreach Efforts to Reduce Cancer Disparities. (Kamaraju S, Olson J, DeNomie M, Visotcky A, Banerjee A, Asan O, Tavares E, Rao A, LaCroix M, Krause K, Neuner J, Stolley M) J Cancer Educ 2018 Aug 09 PMID: 30091014 08/10/2018    
  • Increasing Mammography Uptake Through Academic-Community Partnerships Targeting Immigrant and Refugee Communities in Milwaukee. (Kamaraju S, DeNomie M, Visotcky A, Banerjee A, Krause K, Tavares E, Rao A, Drew E, Neuner J, Stolley M) WMJ 2018 Jun;117(2):55-61 PMID: 30048573 07/27/2018    
  • Repurposing existing medications as cancer therapy: design and feasibility of a randomized pilot investigating propranolol administration in patients receiving hematopoietic cell transplantation. (Knight JM, Kerswill SA, Hari P, Cole SW, Logan BR, D'Souza A, Shah NN, Horowitz MM, Stolley MR, Sloan EK, Giles KE, Costanzo ES, Hamadani M, Chhabra S, Dhakal B, Rizzo JD) BMC Cancer 2018 May 24;18(1):593 PMID: 29793446 PMCID: PMC5968588 05/26/2018       1 Citations
  • Associations between fiber intake and Body Mass Index (BMI) among African-American women participating in a randomized weight loss and maintenance trial. (Buscemi J, Pugach O, Springfield S, Jang J, Tussing-Humphreys L, Schiffer L, Stolley MR, Fitzgibbon ML) Eat Behav 2018 04;29:48-53 PMID: 29510372 03/07/2018    
  • Review of parental activation interventions for parents of children with special health care needs. (Mirza M, Krischer A, Stolley M, Magaña S, Martin M) Child Care Health Dev 2018 05;44(3):401-426 PMID: 29484702 02/28/2018       1 Citations
  • Time spent outdoors, activity levels, and chronic disease among American adults. (Beyer KMM, Szabo A, Hoormann K, Stolley M) J Behav Med 2018 Aug;41(4):494-503 PMID: 29383535 PMCID: PMC6031452 02/01/2018    
  • Prevalence and Predictors of Low Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D among Female African-American Breast Cancer Survivors. (Sheean P, Arroyo C, Woo J, Schiffer L, Stolley M) J Acad Nutr Diet 2018 Apr;118(4):568-577 PMID: 29305131 PMCID: PMC5869090 01/07/2018    
  • Weight management and physical activity throughout the cancer care continuum. (Demark-Wahnefried W, Schmitz KH, Alfano CM, Bail JR, Goodwin PJ, Thomson CA, Bradley DW, Courneya KS, Befort CA, Denlinger CS, Ligibel JA, Dietz WH, Stolley MR, Irwin ML, Bamman MM, Apovian CM, Pinto BM, Wolin KY, Ballard RM, Dannenberg AJ, Eakin EG, Longjohn MM, Raffa SD, Adams-Campbell LL, Buzaglo JS, Nass SJ, Massetti GM, Balogh EP, Kraft ES, Parekh AK, Sanghavi DM, Morris GS, Basen-Engquist K) CA Cancer J Clin 2018 01;68(1):64-89 PMID: 29165798 PMCID: PMC5766382 11/23/2017       9 Citations
  • Context is Key in Addressing Obesity and Lifestyle in Diverse Populations of Cancer Survivors. (Stolley MR, Beyer K, Gann P, Sheean P) Obesity (Silver Spring) 2017 11;25 Suppl 2:S25-S26 PMID: 29086520 11/01/2017    
  • Efficacy of a Weight Loss Intervention for African American Breast Cancer Survivors. (Stolley M, Sheean P, Gerber B, Arroyo C, Schiffer L, Banerjee A, Visotcky A, Fantuzzi G, Strahan D, Matthews L, Dakers R, Carridine-Andrews C, Seligman K, Springfield S, Odoms-Young A, Hong S, Hoskins K, Kaklamani V, Sharp L) J Clin Oncol 2017 Aug 20;35(24):2820-2828 PMID: 28628363 PMCID: PMC5562172 06/20/2017    
  • Negative psychological consequences of breast cancer among recently diagnosed ethnically diverse women. (Tejeda S, Stolley MR, Vijayasiri G, Campbell RT, Estwing Ferrans C, Warnecke RB, Rauscher GH) Psychooncology 2017 Dec;26(12):2245-2252 PMID: 28499328 05/13/2017       4 Citations
  • Examining the prevalence of metabolic syndrome among overweight/obese African-American breast cancer survivors vs. matched non-cancer controls. (Sheean P, Liang H, Schiffer L, Arroyo C, Stolley M) J Cancer Surviv 2017 02;11(1):102-110 PMID: 27562474 08/27/2016       2 Citations
  • Mediation of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Estrogen/Progesterone Receptor-Negative Breast Cancer by Socioeconomic Position and Reproductive Factors. (Rauscher GH, Campbell RT, Wiley EL, Hoskins K, Stolley MR, Warnecke RB) Am J Epidemiol 2016 05 15;183(10):884-93 PMID: 27076668 PMCID: PMC4867153 04/15/2016       5 Citations
  • Health Behavior and Weight Changes Among Ethnic and Racial Minority Preschoolers and Their Parents: Associations Across 1 Year. (Buscemi J, Berlin KS, Rybak TM, Schiffer LA, Kong A, Stolley MR, Blumstein L, Odoms-Young A, Fitzgibbon ML) J Pediatr Psychol 2016 08;41(7):777-85 PMID: 26717958 PMCID: PMC4945776 01/01/2016    
  • Study design and protocol for moving forward: a weight loss intervention trial for African-American breast cancer survivors. (Stolley MR, Sharp LK, Fantuzzi G, Arroyo C, Sheean P, Schiffer L, Campbell R, Gerber B) BMC Cancer 2015 Dec 29;15:1018 PMID: 26715447 PMCID: PMC4696142 12/31/2015       6 Citations
  • Hip-Hop to Health Jr. Randomized Effectiveness Trial: 1-Year Follow-up Results. (Kong A, Buscemi J, Stolley MR, Schiffer LA, Kim Y, Braunschweig CL, Gomez-Perez SL, Blumstein LB, Van Horn L, Dyer AR, Fitzgibbon ML) Am J Prev Med 2016 Feb;50(2):136-44 PMID: 26385162 PMCID: PMC4718844 09/20/2015       12 Citations
  • A randomized pilot study of a community-based weight loss intervention for African-American women: Rationale and study design of Doing Me! Sisters Standing Together for a Healthy Mind and Body. (Springfield S, Buscemi J, Fitzgibbon ML, Stolley MR, Zenk SN, Schiffer L, Sampson J, Jones Q, Murdock T, Davis I, Holland L, Watkins A, Odoms-Young A) Contemp Clin Trials 2015 Jul;43:200-8 PMID: 26079196 PMCID: PMC4669053 06/17/2015       1 Citations
  • Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Among Low-Income Women of Color in Primary Care: A Pilot Study. (Anderson EE, Tejeda S, Childers K, Stolley MR, Warnecke RB, Hoskins KF) J Oncol Pract 2015 Jul;11(4):e460-7 PMID: 26036266 PMCID: PMC4507393 06/04/2015       2 Citations
  • Exploring Diet, Physical Activity, and Quality of Life in Females with Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Pilot Study to Support Future Intervention. (Sheean P, Kabir C, Rao R, Hoskins K, Stolley M) J Acad Nutr Diet 2015 Oct;115(10):1690-8 PMID: 25975457 PMCID: PMC4584161 05/16/2015       2 Citations
  • Retaining traditionally hard to reach participants: Lessons learned from three childhood obesity studies. (Buscemi J, Blumstein L, Kong A, Stolley MR, Schiffer L, Odoms-Young A, Bittner C, Fitzgibbon ML) Contemp Clin Trials 2015 May;42:98-104 PMID: 25847577 PMCID: PMC4450125 04/08/2015       6 Citations
  • Assessing the prevalence of compromised bone health among overweight and obese African-American breast cancer survivors: a case-control study. (Sheean P, Liang H, Schiffer L, Arroyo C, Troy K, Stolley M) J Cancer Surviv 2016 Feb;10(1):21-30 PMID: 25820976 PMCID: PMC4587994 03/31/2015       2 Citations
  • Health behaviors of minority childhood cancer survivors. (Stolley MR, Sharp LK, Tangney CC, Schiffer LA, Arroyo C, Kim Y, Campbell RT, Schmidt ML, Breen K, Kinahan KE, Dilley KJ, Henderson TO, Korenblit AD, Seligman K) Cancer 2015 May 15;121(10):1671-80 PMID: 25564774 PMCID: PMC4424117 01/08/2015       6 Citations
  • Electronic Personal Health Records for Childhood Cancer Survivors: An Exploratory Study. (Sharp LK, Carvalho P, Southward M, Schmidt ML, Jabine LN, Stolley MR, Gerber BS) J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol 2014 Sep 01;3(3):117-122 PMID: 25276495 PMCID: PMC4171113 10/03/2014    
  • Systematic review of behavioural interventions with culturally adapted strategies to improve diet and weight outcomes in African American women. (Kong A, Tussing-Humphreys LM, Odoms-Young AM, Stolley MR, Fitzgibbon ML) Obes Rev 2014 Oct;15 Suppl 4:62-92 PMID: 25196407 PMCID: PMC4159728 09/10/2014       24 Citations
  • Childhood cancer survivors and adherence to the American Cancer Society Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity. (Berdan CA, Tangney CC, Scala C, Stolley M) J Cancer Surviv 2014 Dec;8(4):671-9 PMID: 24996982 07/06/2014       12 Citations
  • Adaptation and dissemination of an evidence-based obesity prevention intervention: design of a comparative effectiveness trial. (Buscemi J, Odoms-Young A, Stolley ML, Blumstein L, Schiffer L, Berbaum ML, McCaffrey J, Montoya AM, Braunschweig C, Fitzgibbon ML) Contemp Clin Trials 2014 Jul;38(2):355-60 PMID: 24952282 PMCID: PMC4115581 06/22/2014       4 Citations
  • Social networking site usage among childhood cancer survivors--a potential tool for research recruitment? (Seltzer ED, Stolley MR, Mensah EK, Sharp LK) J Cancer Surviv 2014 Sep;8(3):349-54 PMID: 24532046 PMCID: PMC4127338 02/18/2014       5 Citations
  • Breast cancer patients' risk perceptions and treatment values following surgical consult. (Cameron KA, Stolley M, Bethke KP, Hansen NM, Jeruss JS, Clayman ML, Khan SA) J Clin Oncol 2013 Sep 10;31(26_suppl):36 PMID: 28136620 09/10/2013    
  • Patient barriers to follow-up care for breast and cervical cancer abnormalities. (Tejeda S, Darnell JS, Cho YI, Stolley MR, Markossian TW, Calhoun EA) J Womens Health (Larchmt) 2013 Jun;22(6):507-17 PMID: 23672296 PMCID: PMC3678568 05/16/2013       40 Citations
  • Black women's awareness of breast cancer disparity and perceptions of the causes of disparity. (Kaiser K, Cameron KA, Curry G, Stolley M) J Community Health 2013 Aug;38(4):766-72 PMID: 23539135 03/30/2013       3 Citations
  • Family-based hip-hop to health: outcome results. (Fitzgibbon ML, Stolley MR, Schiffer L, Kong A, Braunschweig CL, Gomez-Perez SL, Odoms-Young A, Van Horn L, Christoffel KK, Dyer AR) Obesity (Silver Spring) 2013 Feb;21(2):274-83 PMID: 23532990 PMCID: PMC3465637 03/28/2013       41 Citations
  • Body composition changes in females treated for breast cancer: a review of the evidence. (Sheean PM, Hoskins K, Stolley M) Breast Cancer Res Treat 2012 Oct;135(3):663-80 PMID: 22903689 PMCID: PMC3444142 08/21/2012       37 Citations
  • Hip-Hop to Health Jr. Obesity Prevention Effectiveness Trial: postintervention results. (Fitzgibbon ML, Stolley MR, Schiffer LA, Braunschweig CL, Gomez SL, Van Horn L, Dyer AR) Obesity (Silver Spring) 2011 May;19(5):994-1003 PMID: 21193852 PMCID: PMC3775499 01/05/2011       86 Citations
  • Diet and physical activity in childhood cancer survivors: a review of the literature. (Stolley MR, Restrepo J, Sharp LK) Ann Behav Med 2010 Jun;39(3):232-49 PMID: 20559768 PMCID: PMC2935148 06/19/2010       68 Citations
  • Obesity reduction black intervention trial (ORBIT): 18-month results. (Fitzgibbon ML, Stolley MR, Schiffer L, Sharp LK, Singh V, Dyer A) Obesity (Silver Spring) 2010 Dec;18(12):2317-25 PMID: 20300081 PMCID: PMC3775663 03/20/2010       41 Citations
  • Design and recruitment of the Chicago Healthy Living Study: a study of health behaviors in a diverse cohort of adult childhood cancer survivors. (Stolley MR, Sharp LK, Arroyo C, Ruffin C, Restrepo J, Campbell R) Cancer 2009 Sep 15;115(18 Suppl):4385-96 PMID: 19731351 PMCID: PMC2762651 09/05/2009       9 Citations
  • Patellofemoral resurfacing arthroplasty: literature review and description of a novel technique. (Cannon A, Stolley M, Wolf B, Amendola A) Iowa Orthop J 2008;28:42-8 PMID: 19223947 PMCID: PMC2603348 02/19/2009       17 Citations
  • Mobile phone text messaging to promote healthy behaviors and weight loss maintenance: a feasibility study. (Gerber BS, Stolley MR, Thompson AL, Sharp LK, Fitzgibbon ML) Health Informatics J 2009 Mar;15(1):17-25 PMID: 19218309 PMCID: PMC2730665 02/17/2009       126 Citations
  • A weight loss intervention for African American breast cancer survivors, 2006. (Stolley MR, Sharp LK, Oh A, Schiffer L) Prev Chronic Dis 2009 Jan;6(1):A22 PMID: 19080028 PMCID: PMC2644600 12/17/2008       37 Citations
  • Obesity reduction black intervention trial (ORBIT): six-month results. (Stolley MR, Fitzgibbon ML, Schiffer L, Sharp LK, Singh V, Van Horn L, Dyer A) Obesity (Silver Spring) 2009 Jan;17(1):100-6 PMID: 18997671 PMCID: PMC3888450 11/11/2008       45 Citations
  • Obesity Reduction Black Intervention Trial (ORBIT): design and baseline characteristics. (Fitzgibbon ML, Stolley M, Schiffer L, Sharp L, Singh V, Van Horn L, Dyer A) J Womens Health (Larchmt) 2008 Sep;17(7):1099-110 PMID: 18774895 PMCID: PMC2944416 09/09/2008       21 Citations
  • Quality of life in adult survivors of childhood cancer. (Sharp LK, Kinahan KE, Didwania A, Stolley M) J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 2007 Jul-Aug;24(4):220-6 PMID: 17588894 06/26/2007       19 Citations
  • Hip-Hop to Health Jr. for Latino preschool children. (Fitzgibbon ML, Stolley MR, Schiffer L, Van Horn L, KauferChristoffel K, Dyer A) Obesity (Silver Spring) 2006 Sep;14(9):1616-25 PMID: 17030973 10/13/2006    
  • Health behaviors and breast cancer: experiences of urban African American women. (Stolley MR, Sharp LK, Wells AM, Simon N, Schiffer L) Health Educ Behav 2006 Oct;33(5):604-24 PMID: 16923833 08/23/2006       25 Citations
  • Promoting health in an unhealthful environment: lifestyle challenges for children and adolescents. (Fitzgibbon ML, Stolley M) J Am Diet Assoc 2006 Apr;106(4):518-22 PMID: 16567145 03/29/2006       15 Citations
  • Results of a faith-based weight loss intervention for black women. (Fitzgibbon ML, Stolley MR, Ganschow P, Schiffer L, Wells A, Simon N, Dyer A) J Natl Med Assoc 2005 Oct;97(10):1393-402 PMID: 16355489 PMCID: PMC2594697 12/17/2005       72 Citations
  • Two-year follow-up results for Hip-Hop to Health Jr.: a randomized controlled trial for overweight prevention in preschool minority children. (Fitzgibbon ML, Stolley MR, Schiffer L, Van Horn L, KauferChristoffel K, Dyer A) J Pediatr 2005 May;146(5):618-25 PMID: 15870664 05/05/2005       243 Citations
  • A combined breast health/weight loss intervention for Black women. (Fitzgibbon ML, Stolley MR, Schiffer L, Sanchez-Johnsen LA, Wells AM, Dyer A) Prev Med 2005 Apr;40(4):373-83 PMID: 15530590 11/09/2004       42 Citations
  • Ethnic Differences in correlates of obesity between Latin-American and black Women. (Sánchez-Johnsen LA, Fitzgibbon ML, Martinovich Z, Stolley MR, Dyer AR, Van Horn L) Obes Res 2004 Apr;12(4):652-60 PMID: 15090633 04/20/2004       59 Citations
  • Environmental changes may be needed for prevention of overweight in minority children. (Fitzgibbon ML, Stolley MR) Pediatr Ann 2004 Jan;33(1):45-9 PMID: 14981869 02/26/2004       44 Citations
  • Addressing multiple breast cancer risk factors in African-American women. (Stolley MR, Fitzgibbon ML, Wells A, Martinovich Z) J Natl Med Assoc 2004 Jan;96(1):76-86 PMID: 14746356 PMCID: PMC2594759 01/30/2004       5 Citations
  • Hip-Hop to Health Jr., an obesity prevention program for minority preschool children: baseline characteristics of participants. (Stolley MR, Fitzgibbon ML, Dyer A, Van Horn L, KauferChristoffel K, Schiffer L) Prev Med 2003 Mar;36(3):320-9 PMID: 12634023 03/14/2003       53 Citations
  • A community-based obesity prevention program for minority children: rationale and study design for Hip-Hop to Health Jr. (Fitzgibbon ML, Stolley MR, Dyer AR, VanHorn L, KauferChristoffel K) Prev Med 2002 Feb;34(2):289-97 PMID: 11817926 01/31/2002    
  • Correlates of binge eating in Hispanic, black, and white women. (Fitzgibbon ML, Spring B, Avellone ME, Blackman LR, Pingitore R, Stolley MR) Int J Eat Disord 1998 Jul;24(1):43-52 PMID: 9589310 05/20/1998       115 Citations
  • Effects of an obesity prevention program on the eating behavior of African American mothers and daughters. (Stolley MR, Fitzgibbon ML) Health Educ Behav 1997 Apr;24(2):152-64 PMID: 9079575 04/01/1997       106 Citations
  • Involving parents in cancer risk reduction: a program for Hispanic American families. (Fitzgibbon ML, Stolley MR, Avellone ME, Sugerman S, Chavez N) Health Psychol 1996 Nov;15(6):413-22 PMID: 8973920 11/01/1996       32 Citations
  • Obese people who seek treatment have different characteristics than those who do not seek treatment. (Fitzgibbon ML, Stolley MR, Kirschenbaum DS) Health Psychol 1993 Sep;12(5):342-5 PMID: 8223357 09/01/1993       231 Citations
  • Cardiovascular responsivity in schizophrenics to videotaped social vignettes. (Corrigan PW, Stolley MR, Davies-Farmer RM) Psychol Rep 1989 Dec;65(3 Pt 1):847-50 PMID: 2608845 12/01/1989       4 Citations
  • Last update: 02/19/2019
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