Kristin Wiginton

Academic Coordinator
College of Management and Human Potential
Ph.D. Health Services

Dr. Kristin Wiginton serves as the Academic Program Coordinator for Research for the College of Management and Human Potential (Doctor of Healthcare Administration and PhD in Health Services) and the College of Nursing (PhD in Nursing). Her responsibilities include assigning committee members for dissertation and capstone students and providing quality control of the student research process. She also serves as mentor for student research committees, trains new faculty mentors, and conducts program reviews of prospectus. Dr. Wiginton serves on several university committees, including the Professional Doctorate WAVE Transformation Project committee, and has been instrumental in the transformation of the DHA curriculum and capstone to a new methodology. Prior to her role with Walden University, Dr. Wiginton served as tenured Associate Professor at Texas Woman's University where she developed the undergraduate and graduate Epidemiology courses and the doctoral level Social Epidemiology course. She also taught undergraduate courses for Walden, including Principles of Epidemiology and Introduction to Research Methods and Analysis. She served as subject matter expert in revising the UG Epidemiology course to align with a focus on the Social Determinants of Health. Dr. Wiginton served in the Army Reserves as an Environmental Science Officer and received the Army Commendation Medal in 2002. She has published articles and presented at international and national conferences, including the annual American Public Health Association conference.

Courses Taught

HLTH 2115 - Aging Across the Lifespan

HLTH 4200 - Principles of Epidemiology

HLTH 4205 - Introduction to Research Methods and Analysis


BS, Baylor University

MS, Baylor University

PhD, Texas Woman's University

Awards / Honors

Army Commendation Medal, Army Reserve, 2002


Sturges, D., Dickey-Laprocido, G., Gallagos, I., Bratcher-Rasmus, B., Greenlee, Q., Hart, P., Moss-Linnear, K., Wiginton, K. (2018). Influence of Health Educators in Clinical Settings: Addressing Social Determinants of Health. Journal of Physician Assistant Education

Wiginton, K. L., Hughes, L., Keith, S., Byars, A. (2012). Cognitive mapping in persons newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The Diabetes Educator

Wiginton, K. L., Crosslin, K. (2011). Sex differences in disease severity among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Gender Medicine

Wiginton, K. L., Crosslin, K. (2010). The impact of race and ethnicity on disease severity in systemic lupus erythematosus. Ethnicity & Disease

Wiginton, K. L., Bates, D. (2008). Reaching out from within: Using community- based participatory research (CBPR) to prepare a predominately Hispanic community in West Dallas for program intervention. American Journal of Health Education

Wiginton, K. L. (2006). Commentary: Advancing on the discussion of gender-specific health determinants. Health Education & Behavior

Oomen-Early, J., Bold, M., Wiginton, K. L., Gallien, T. L., Anderson, N. (2008). Using asynchronous audio communication (AAC) in the online classroom: A comparative study.. MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

Wiginton, K. L., Rhea, D., Oomen-Early, J. (2004). Using the Anger Response Inventory to evaluate the effect of shame and guilt on interpersonal communication skills. American Journal of Health Education


Wiginton, K. L., Parker, K. (2018). Online Educational Strategies to Improve Uptake of PrEP in the Prevention of HIV.

Wiginton, K. L., Parker, K. (2018). Assessing Subjective Norms Towards HIV As Barriers and Facilitators for Intent to Share Information about PrEP.

Wiginton, K. L., Parker, K. (2017). “Be PrEPared!”: Using Online and Social Media Strategies to Increase Knowledge and Awareness of HIV/AIDS and PrEP among Women of Color. APHA

Wiginton, K. L., Parker, K. (2016). Using Gender Expression Digital Stories to Inform Comprehensive Health and HIV Prevention Intervention for Women of Color. APHA

Wiginton, K. L., Parker, K. (2016). Assessing Outcome Expectations and the Association Between Risk Perceptions and Personal Identity to Develop the Vulnerable Health Outcomes Model. APHA

Wiginton, K. L., Parker, K. (2016). Stories in Sisterhood: Using Digital Storytelling to Enhance Knowledge and Intent to Use PrEP.