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Kristin Wiginton

Academic Coordinator

College of Health Sciences

School of Health Sciences

Degree ProgramPh.D. Health Services

Dr. Wiginton’s teaching career spans 25 years, with 20 on faculty in the Department of Health Studies at TWU and eight as a Contributing Faculty for Walden University. As an associate professor, she has taught a variety of skill-based and content based health education courses, with primary emphasis on Epidemiology, Social Epidemiology, and Health Advocacy & Leadership. She teaches undergraduate courses for Walden, including Principles of Epidemiology and Introduction to Research Methods and Analysis. Dr. Wiginton served in the Army Reserves as an Environmental Sciences Officer and received the Army Commendation Medal in 2002. She has served as chair for over 40 completed dissertation studies and has published several articles and presents at national conferences, including the annual American Public Health Association and Society for Public Health Education conferences. She also serves on several editorial review boards, including Health Education & Behavior, Journal of School Health, and Lupus.

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 Reserves, 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

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