Scholarly Journals--Published

  • Wenes Pereira Reis, Olivia Moses, Jisoo Oh, April Wilson, Josileide Gaio, and Hildemar Dos Santos (2022). The Association between Lifestyle Risk Factors and COVID-19 Hospitalization in a Healthcare Institution. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, Oct 22, published online. DOI: 10.1177/15598276221135541 (10/2022)
  • T. Jehi, R. Khan, H. Dos Santos. (2022) Effect of COVID-19 Outbreak on the Diet, Body Weight, and Food Security Status of Students of Higher Education; A Systematic Review. British Journal of NutritionBritish Journal of Nutrition. Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 August 2022. DOI: 10.1017/S0007114522002604. (09/2022)
  • Dos Santos, H., Han, D., Perez, M., Johnson, S. and Shaheen, R. (2022), "Ketogenic vs plantogenic diets for health: a review article." Nutrition & Food ScienceNutrition & Food Science, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. (06/2022)
  • Tony Jehi, Raihan Khan, Hildemar Dos Santos, Nader Majzoub (2022). Effect of COVID-19 outbreak on anxiety among students of higher education; A review of literature. Current Psychology. Current Psychology, Jan 07, 2022: 1-15. (06/2022)
  • Joachim-Célestin, M., Gamboa-Maldonado, T., Dos Santos, H., & Montgomery S.B. (2021). Delivering an intervention to Hispanic/Latinos with pre-diabetes and diabetes. Early evidence of success in a longitudinal mixed method study. Accepted. INQUIRY. DOI 10.1177/00469580211055595 (09/2021) (10/2021)
  • Dos Santos H, Gaio J, Durisic A, Beeson WL, Alabadi A. (2021). The Polypharma Study: Association Between Diet and Amount of Prescription Drugs Among Seniors. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. October 2021. doi:10.1177/15598276211048812 (10/2021)
  • Wenes Reis, Hildemar Dos Santos, Monica Walbolt, Patti Herring, Clay Sherman, Salem Dehom, Josileide Gaio (2021). Perception of Family Functioning Among Adolescents that are Overweight and Obese: A Cross-Sectional Study. Archives of Pediatrics and Neonatology 4, (1):4-13. DOI: (10/2021)
  • Cindy Ogolla Jean-Baptiste, R. Patti Herring, W. Lawrence Beeson, Jim E. Banta, Hildemar Dos Santos (2020). Assessing the Validity, Reliability and Efficacy of the Cross-Cultural Stress Scale (CCSS) for Psychosomatic Studies. Journal of Affective Disorders. (10/2020)
  • Wenes Reis, Elena Chai, Josileide Gaio, Monideepa Becerra, Jim Banta, Hildemar Dos Santos (2020). Dietary factors associated with asthma prevalence among children in California. Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology 33(2) 85-91. DOI: 10.1089/ped.2020.1157. (10/2020)
  • Cindy O. JeaN-BaPtiste, Patti Herring, W. Lawrence Beeson, Jim E. Banta, Hildemar Dos Santos, (2020). Development of the cross-cultural stress scale. Minerva Psichiatrica 61(4):131-42 DOi: 10.23736/s0391-1772.20.02071-3 (09/2020)
  • . Maud Joachim-Célestin, Thelma Gamboa-Maldonado, Hildemar Dos Santos, and Susanne B. Montgomery, 2020. A Qualitative Study on the Perspectives of Latinas Enrolled in a Diabetes Prevention Program: Is the Cost of Prevention Too High? Journal of Primary Care and Community Health 11:1-14. DOI: 10.1177/2150132720945423 (08/2020)
  • Malik N, Tonstad S, Paalani M, Dos Santos H, Luiz do Prado W. (2020) Are long-term FAD diets restricting micronutrient intake? A randomized controlled trial. Food Sci Nutr. 00:1–14. fsn3.1895 (07/2020)
  • Cindy Ogolla Jean-Baptiste, DrPH, MA, R. Patti Herring, PhD, RN, W. Lawrence Beeson, DrPH, Hildemar Dos Santos, MD, DrPH, Jim E. Banta, PhD. (2020) Stressful Life Events and Social Capital During the Early Phase of COVID-19 in the U.S. Social Sciences & Humanities, DOI: 10.1016/j.ssaho.2020.100057 (07/2020)
  • Wenes Pereira Reis, Mark Ghamsary, Caroline Galustian,  Henrik Galust, Patti Herring, Josileide Gaio, and Hildemar Dos Santos, 2020. Childhood Obesity: Is the Built Environment More Important Than the Food Environment? Clinical Medicine Insights: Pediatrics 14:1-8. DOI: 10.1177/1179556520932123. (06/2020)
  • Eiman M. Alghmdi, W. Lawrence Beeson, Ernesto Medina, Anna Nelson, Hildemar Dos Santos (2020). Exergaming and Body Mass Index among Female Adolescents in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Health Education and Public Health 3:2.DOI: 2020; 3(2): 270 – 275. DOI: 10.31488 /heph.138 (04/2020)
  • Hildemar Dos Santos, MD, DrPH, CHES, CNS, CE-P, Monica M. Walbolt, MS, DrPH, Kristen N. Arthur, PhD, MPH, Clay Sherman, PhD, MA, Salem Dehorn, PhD, MPH, R. Patti Herring, PhD, RN, and Wenes Reis, MD, MS, 2020. The Effect of the SHAPEDOWN Program on BMI, Waist=Hip Ration and Family Functioning – A Family-based Weigh-Reduction Intervention Serviceable to Low-Income Minority Communities. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 27(1): 22-28. (04/2020)
  • Mineyama, Y, Hyder Ferry, L, Arechiga, A, Dos Santos, H, Berk, L., 2019. The Effect of a Tobacco Dependence Treatment Program With Stress Management Through Mindfulness Technique Training in US Veterans. Adv Mind Body Med 33(2):12-17.  (10/2019)
  • Tony Jehi, W. Lawrence Beeson, Gina Segovia-Siapco, Brenda Koranda, Hildemar Dos  Santos, 2019. A Health Education Intervention to Increase Fiber Intake: A Randomized Clinical Trial. International Journal of Advanced Nutritional and Health Science, 7(1): 354-366. ISSN 2348-5140, Crossref: 10.23953/cloud.ijanhs.438 (10/2019)
  • Hildemar Dos Santos, W Lawrence Beeson , Gina Segovia-Siapco, Brenda Koranda  and Tony Jehi, 2019. Effects of nutrition education  on cardio-metabolic outcomes:  A randomised clinical trial. Health Education Journal 1 –13, DOI: 10.1177/0017896919887221 (10/2019)
  • . Hildemar Dos Santos, Natalie Gonzalez. (2019)  Fiber, the Ultimate Diet. Am J Biomed Sci & Res. 5(2). AJBSR.MS.ID.000896. DOI: 10.34297/ AJBSR.2019.05.000896 (10/2019)
  • Dos Santos, H, Raphael, JC, Reis, WP, Gaio, J, Berk, LS, Bellinger, DL, Lee, JW. (2019) The association between Affect and Biomarkers of Stress and Inflammation in Healthy Seventh-Day Adventists. Advances in Mind and Body Medicine, 33(3):12-20. (10/2019)
  • Alghmdi, EM, Beeson, LM, Medina, E, Nelson, A, Dos Santos, H. (2019) The Association of exergaming and other activities with the WHO physical activity recommendations among female adolescents in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Advanced Nutritional and Health Sciences, 7(1):325-333. DOI: 10.23953/cloud.ijanhs.423 (10/2019)
  • Dos Santos, H, Reis, W, Ghamsary, M, Jackson, A, Herring, P. (2019) Lifestyle and Environmental Factors Associated with Predictors of Childhood Obesity.  International Journal of Advanced Nutritional and Health Sciences 7(1):  313-324. DOI: (10/2019)
  • Dos Santos H, Beeson L, Ng B, Chuk, P, Wong  M, Gaio J, Reis W. (2019).. Hong Kong Lifestyle Study: Effects of a vegetarian diet on disease outcome and medical visits.. International Journal of Advanced Nutritional and Health Sciences 7(1):334-342 ISSN 2348-5140, Crossref: 10.23953/cloud.ijanhs.427 (08/2019)
  • Hildemar Dos Santos, Henrik Galust, Sylvia Cramer, Colwik Wilson, Susanne Montgomery, Denise Tavares Schwab Dias, Josileide Gaio (2019)  Psychosocial and Behavioral Predictors of Successful Weight Loss in Individuals that are Obese. International Journal of Advanced Nutritional and Health Science 2019, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp. 343-353 ISSN 2348-5140, Crossref: 10.23953/cloud.ijanhs.434 (07/2019)
  • Dos Santos, H, Reis, WP, Cramer, S, Wilson, C, Montgomery, S. (2019)  Impact of a Funded (Sponsored) Versus an Unfunded Clinical Weight Management Program on Obesity. The Journal of Applied Sciences Research  5(3):21-31. ISSN: 2383 2215 (07/2019)
  • Dos Santos H, Reis W, Cramer S, Wilson C, Montgomery S. (2019) Psychosocial and Behavioral Predictors of Successful Weight Loss  in Obese Individuals. Psychosocial and Behavioral Predictors of Successful Weight Loss  in Obese Individuals. International Journal of ADvanced Nutritional and Health Sciences 7(1): 313-324 (04/2019)
  • Dos Santos, H, Reis, W, Wilson, C, Cramer, S, Montgomery, S. (2019). Impact of a funded (sponsored) versus an unfunded clinical weight management program on obesity.  Impact of a funded (sponsored) versus an unfunded clinical weight management program on obesity. Journal of Applied Sciences Research 5 (3):21-31 (04/2019)
  • Jeffrey E, Banta J, Modeste N, Dos Santos H. (2018) Childhood obesity factors and family structure on Latino-American adolescents in the National Health Information Survey from 2008 to 2015. J. Childhood Obesity 3(2) 11 DOI 10.21767/2572-5394.100051 (06/2018)
  • Rosario C, Modeste N, Dos Santos H, Handysindes D, Gamboa Maldonado T, Boyd K, 2017. An examination of ecological predictors of health literacy in black college students. Journal of American College Health 65(6) DOI 10.1080/07448481.2017.1341894 (12/2017)
  • Alanazi NH, Lee JW, Dos Santos H, Jayakaran J, Bahjri K. (2017) The use of planned behavior theory in predicting cigarette smoking among Waterpipe users. Tobacco INduced Diseases 15:29. DOI 10.1186/s129710170133z (06/2017)
  • Dos Santos, H, Bredehoft MD, Gonzalez, F, Montgomery, S. (2016) Exercise Video Games in children Exercise videogames and exercise self-efficacy in children. Global Pediatric Health 3:1-6 (06/2016)
  • Montgomery, S.B., Silva, M.D.B., Singh, P., Santos, H. D., Job, J.S., Brink, T.L. (2015) Hookah in College Students in California     Exploring Demographic and Substance Use Correlates of Hookah Use in a Sample of Southern California Community College Students Californian Journal of Health Promotion13 (1) 26-37. (06/2015)
  • Mennen-Winchell L J, Grigoriev V, Alpert P, Dos Santos H, & Tonstad S. (2015). Determinants of vitamin D levels in men receiving androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 27(1), 39-47. (01/2015) (link)
  • Tareg A R, Modeste N N, Lee J W, & Santos H D. (2015). Health Beliefs About Tobacco With Betel Nut Use Among Adults in Yap, Micronesia. Int Q Community Health Educ, 35(3), 245-57. (2015) (link)
  • Japas C., Knutsen S., Dehom S., Dos Santos H., Tonstad S. (2014) Body mass index gain between ages 20 and 40 years and lifestyle characteristics of men at ages 40-60 years: Body mass index gain between ages 20 and 40 years and lifestyle characteristics of men at ages 40-60 years: The Adventist Health Study-2. Obes Res Clin Pract 8, e549 - e 557. (12/2014)
  • Nguyen S.N., Marshak H.M., Dos Santos H., Luu S.M., Berk L.S., McMahon P.T., Riggs M. (2014) The Effects of Simultaneous Technique of Exercise and Psychotherapy (STEP) on Depressive Symptoms The Effects of Simultaneous Technique of Exercise and Psychotherapy (STEP) on Depressive Symptoms in Inpatient Psychiatric Older Adults. Advances in Mind Body Medicine, 28(4), 8-17. (06/2014)


  • (NON-PEER REVIEWED) Diet Survey in Loma Linda Poster Presentation at the 7th International Congress of Vegetarian Nutrition Preliminary results of age and type of diet (02/2018)
  • (NON-PEER REVIEWED) The Polypharma Study - Preliminary Results Poster Presentation at the 7th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition (02/2018)
  • (NON-PEER REVIEWED) Poster Presentation of the Polypharma Study at the Healthy Peopple Healthy Communities 2017 - Loma Linda University (03/2017)

Books and Chapters

  • "Quer chegar aos 100?" - (Want to be 100??) Health and longevity Manual - Portuguese - How to prevent chronic lifestyle-related diseases and follow a lifestyle of the champions from the world blue zones, specially Loma Linda. For public audiences, eBook on Kindle, found on (01/2018)

Non-Scholarly Journals

  • The problem of wasting food - Portuguese - Vida e Saude Magazine - (Life and Health) (01/2017) (link)