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Carmen Sceppa

Associate Professor, Health Sciences
Affiliated Faculty, Bioengineering
316 Robinson Hall
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


M.D., Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala City. Guatemala
Ph.D., Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts

Research & Scholarship Interests

Aging and gerontology, physical activity and exercise, healthy eating and nutrition science
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Department Research Areas

Selected Publications

  • P. Filanowski, L. Milliken, R.J. Iannotti, S.E. Crouter, A. Vermeulen, E.L. Schmidt, J.A. Hoffman, C. Castaneda-Sceppa, Physical Activity or Parents and Children Playing Together and the Effects of Varying Structured Activity, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 49(5S), 2017, 225
  • C. Castaneda-Sceppa, G. Cloutier, M. Sands, K. Karliyil, S. Strode, D. Isaacowitz, D. John, Effects of Improved Physical Function on Emotion Regulation Strategies and Daily Physical Activity, The Gerontologist, 56, 2016
  • I. Todorova, H. Turner, C. Sceppa-Castaneda, D. Young, A. Bonner, “I Do it with Love”: Engagement in Caring for People with Dimentia, Global Qualitative Nursing Research, 3, 2016, 1-14
  • M.P. Shiyko, S. Hallinana, M. Seif El-Nasr, S. Durga, C. Castaneda-Sceppa, Effects of Playing a Serious Computer Game on Body Mass Index & Nutrition Knowledge in Women, Journal of Medical Internet Research, 4(1), 2016
  • J. Hoffman, C. Wirth, S. Johnson, S. Carter, M. DuBois, C. Cox, C. Castaneda-Sceppa, Engaging Head Start Families in Childhood Obesity Prevention: School-Home Communication about Children’s Height and Weight Screenings, National Head Start Association Dialog, 18, 2015, 92-99
  • H. Saksono, A. Ranade, G. Kamarthi, C. Castaneda-Sceppa, J. Hoffman, C. Wirth, A. Parker, Spaceship Launch: Designing a Collaborative Exergame for Families, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, 2015, 1776-1787