Adam Hege PhD

Education: BA, Athletic Training, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, 2003; MS, Sport Studies, High Point University, 2006; MPA, Public Management, Appalachian State University, 2011; Capstone Project: Physical Activity Promotion in Urban Areas – Content Analysis of the Nine Largest Metropolitan Parks and Recreation Departments in North Carolina; PhD, Community Health Education, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 2015; Dissertation: The Relationship between Long-Haul Truck Drivers' Work Organization and Body Mass Index (BMI), Waist Circumference, and Cardio-Metabolic Disease Risk. Professional Affiliations: American Public Health Association (APHA); Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE); North Carolina Society for Public Health Education (NC SOPHE); North Carolina Public Health Association (NCPHA); SHAPE America (SHAPE). Research Interests: Occupational/Worksite health and safety; Health disparities among rural communities; Community-based participatory research.

There are 18 included publications by Adam Hege PhD:

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Active Living In Rural Appalachia: Using The Rural Active Living Assessment (RALA) Tools To Explore Environmental Barriers 2017 15 People residing in rural communities are more likely to be physically inactive and subsequently have elevated risks for chronic disease. Recent evidence has shown this could stem from environmental barriers, inadequate programming and policies direct...
Adult Food Security And The Relationship With Adverse Childhood Experiences Among Residents Of Appalachian North Carolina 2019 12 Introduction: The Appalachian region has worse health outcomes than the remainder of the United States. These disparities are often linked to the underlying social and environmental determinants of health. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are ass...
Can Subjective Sleep Problems Detect Latent Sleep Disorders Among Commercial Drivers? 2018 47 Long-haul truck drivers experience poor sleep health and heightened accident rates, and undiagnosed sleep disorders contribute to these negative outcomes. Subjective sleep disorder screening tools may aid in detecting drivers’ sleep disorders. This s...
Health Disparities Of Latino Immigrant Workers In The United States 2015 11 The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the literature pertaining to occupational health disparities experienced by Latino immigrant workers in the USA and to advance a general framework based on systems science to inform epidemiologic...
The Impact Of Work Organization, Job Stress, And Sleep On The Health Behaviors And Outcomes Of U.S. Long-Haul Truck Drivers 2019 101 Background. Compared with other occupations, long-haul truck drivers (LHTD) engage in excessively unhealthy behaviors and experience disproportionately poor health outcomes. Health promotion efforts targeting LHTDs focus on improving individual-level...
Occupational Health Disparities Among U.S. Long-Haul Truck Drivers: The Influence Of Work Organization And Sleep On Cardiovascular And Metabolic Disease Risk 2018 11 The organization of work has undergone vast transformations over the past four decades in the United States and has had profound impacts on worker health and wellbeing. The profession of commercial truck driving is one of the best examples. Particula...
Social Determinants Of Health And The Effects On Quality Of Life And Well-Being In 2 Rural Appalachia Communities 2018 17 Recent evidence highlights health disparities among rural communities. The purpose of this study was to learn from members of 2 Appalachia communities in North Carolina about barriers to health and well-being. Researchers conducted 3 focus groups (n ...
Surveying The Impact Of Work Hours And Schedules On Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Sleep 2015 5 Background: Given the long hours on the road involving multiple and interacting work stressors (i.e., delivery pressures, irregular shifts, ergonomic hazards), commercial drivers face a plethora of health and safety risks. Researchers goal was to det...
U.S. Long-Haul Truck Driver Health Demands Integrated Approach 2016 33 The purpose of this paper is to provide a review of both occupational safety and health (OSH) and worksite health promotion (WHP) efforts targeted at long-haul truck drivers (LHTDs) and to identify strengths and weaknesses to inform future interventi...
U.S. Long-Haul Truck Driver Work Organization And The Association With Cardiometabolic Disease Risk 2016 12 Work organization, including long working hours, irregular work schedules, and job stress, has been associated with increased cardiometabolic disease (CMD) risk for numerous working populations. The purpose of this study was to examine the associatio...
Understanding The Role Of Sleep Quality And Sleep Duration In Commercial Driving Safety 2016 9 Long-haul truck drivers in the United States suffer disproportionately high injury rates. Sleep is a critical factor in these outcomes, contributing to fatigue and degrading multiple aspects of safety-relevant performance. Both sleep duration and sle...
Work And Chronic Disease: Comparison Of Cardiometabolic Risk Markers Between Truck Drivers And The General U.S. Population 2016 5 Objective: US long-haul truck drivers experience a wide array of excess cardiometabolic disease (CMD) risks unique to their occupation. How these risks translate to, and potentially induce, elevations in the clinical CMD risk profile of this populati...
Work And Sleep Among Transport Operators: Disparities And Implications For Safety 2017 10 The transportation and warehousing sector employs nearly 5 million individuals, many of whom are transport operators. Transport operators have experienced changes in work organization in recent decades; however, little is known about the impacts of t...
The Work Organization Of Long-Haul Truck Drivers And The Association With Body Mass Index 2016 21 Objective: The aim of this study was to examine relationships between work organization features of work hours, work schedules, and job stress with body mass indexes (BMIs) of long-haul truck drivers. Methods: Face-to-face survey data were collected ...
Work Organization, Sleep, And Metabolic Syndrome Among Long-Haul Truck Drivers 2017 5 The work organization of long-haul truck drivers in the USA contains factors that have been shown to degrade sleep. In combination, these factors generate elevated cardiometabolic risk by inducing components of the metabolic syndrome (MetS). However,...
Work Patterns, Sleeping Hours And Excess Weight In Commercial Drivers 2015 4 Background: Work and sleep patterns for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers often include long working hours, shift work and diminished sleep duration and quality, which have been linked to overweight, obesity and other problems. Aims: To explore ...
Work, Sleep, And Cholesterol Levels Of U.S. Long-Haul Truck Drivers 2016 11 Long-haul truck drivers in the United States experience elevated cardiovascular health risks, possibly due to hypercholesterolemia. The current study has two objectives: 1) to generate a cholesterol profile for U.S. long-haul truck drivers; and 2) to...
Work-Life Conflict Among U.S. Long-Haul Truck Drivers: Influences Of Work Organization, Perceived Job Stress, Sleep, And Organizational Support 2019 28 Work-life balance and job stress are critical to health and well-being. Long-haul truck driving (LHTD) is among the unhealthiest and most unsafe occupations in the U.S. Despite these disparities, there are no extant published studies examining the in...