Dr. Tingen is a behavioral nurse scientist targeting primary and secondary prevention of tobacco use in children and parents through culturally tailored interventions. She also addresses multiple risk factor reduction to include passive smoke exposure asthma, obesity, and alcohol largely focusing on health disparities through a community-based participatory (CBPR) approach. Overall goals include prevention premature death and disabilities of cancer and cardiovascular disease through promoting health behavior choices in families.
Education & Training
University of South Carolina, South Carolina, 1995
University of South Carolina, 1994
Nurse Practitioner Program
Medical College of Georgia, Georgia, 1983
University of South Carolina, South Carolina, 1979
Phone: (706) 721-0471
Tingen MS, Andrews JO, Heath J, Turnmire A, Waller J, Treiber FA. (In Press). Comparison of Enrollment Rates of African American Families into a School-Based Tobacco Prevention Trial Using Two Recruitment Strategies in Urban and Rural Settings. American Journal of Health Promotion.
Caldwell AL, Griffin D, Xu H, Tingen MS. (2012). The Effect of Type of Delivery on Weight Loss in the Immediate Newborn Period. Journal of Perinatology. Submitted and pending review.
Heath J, Inglett S, Young S, Joshua T, Sakievich N, Hawkins J, Andrews JO, Tingen MS. (2012). The Impact of the Georgia Health Sciences University Nursing Faculty Practice on Tobacco Cessation Rates. Nursing Clinics of North America.2012 Mar; 47 (1):1-12. PMID: 22289393
Andrews JO, Newman SD, Heath J, Williams LB, Tingen MS. (2012). Community-Based Participatory Research and Smoking Cessation Interventions: A Review of the Evidence. Nursing Clinics of North America. 47(1):81-96. PMID: 22289400
Andrews JO, Tingen MS, Jarriel SC, Caleb MS, Simmons A, Brunson J, Mueller M, Ahluwalia JS, Newman S, Cox M, Magwood G, Hurman C. (2012). Application of a CBPR Framework to Inform a Multi-level Tobacco Cessation Intervention in Public Housing Neighborhoods. American Journal of Community Psychology. 50 (1): 129-140.PMID: 22124619
Wright LB, Gregoski MJ, Tingen MS, Barnes VA, Treiber FA. (2011) Impact of Stress Reduction Interventions on Hostility and Ambulatory Systolic Blood Pressure in African American Adolescents. J Black Psychol. 2011 May;37(2):210-233.
Gregoski MJ, Barnes VA, Tingen MS, Harshfield GA, Treiber FA. (2011) Breathing awareness meditation and LifeSkills Training programs influence upon ambulatory blood pressure and sodium excretion among African American adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2011 Jan;48(1):59-64. Epub 2010 Sep 24.
Gregoski MJ, Barnes VA, Tingen MS, Dong Y, Zhu H, Treiber FA. (2011) Differential Impact of Stress Reduction Programs upon Ambulatory Blood Pressure among African American Adolescents: Influences of Endothelin-1 Gene and Chronic Stress Exposure. Int J Hypertens. 2012;2012:510291. Epub 2011 Nov 24.
Tingen MS, Andrews JO, Stevenson AW (2009). Primary and secondary tobacco prevention in youth. Annual Review of Nursing Research, 27:171-93. PMID: 20192104 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Tingen MS, Burnett A, Murchison R, Zhu H. (2009). The Importance of Nursing Research. Journal of Nursing Education, 48 (3), 167-170. PMID: 19297969 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Andrews JO, Heath J, Barone CP, Tingen MS. (2008). Time to quit? New strategies for tobacco-dependent patients. The Nurse Practitioner, 33 (11), 34-42.
Andrews JO, Bentley G, Brown LM, Pretlow L, Tingen MS (2008).The Effect of a Multi-Level Intervention to Promote Smoking Cessation in Public Housing Neighborhoods: The Sister to Sister Pilot Study. American Journal of Health Behavior. (Recipient of the Research Award at the 2007 American Academy of Health Behavior Conference).
Andrews J, Bentley G, Crawford S, Pretlow L, Tingen MS. (2007). Using Community Based Participatory Research to Develop a Culturally Sensitive Smoking Cessation Intervention with Public Housing Neighborhoods. Ethnicity & Disease, 17, 331-337. PMID: 17682367 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Andrews J, Felton G, Wewers M, Waller J, Tingen MS (2007). The effect of a multi-component smoking cessation intervention in African American women residing in public housing. Research in Nursing & Health, 30 (1), 45-60.PMID:17243107 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Tingen MS, Waller JL, Smith TM, Baker RR, Reyes J, Treiber FA (2006). Tobacco prevention in children and cessation in family members. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 18(4), 169-179.PMID: 16573730 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]