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Project Title

Active and Healthy Brotherhood: a tailored lifestyle program for African American Men age 45 and older

Funding Dates



The purpose of Active and Healthy Brotherhood was to implement a translatable, tailored lifestyle program to African American men (age 45 and older) with the goal of addressing identified health disparities, including greater risk of heart disease, hypertension, stroke, and diabetes. The program was unique in that it provided much-needed physical activity and healthy eating interventions tailored to the cultural and masculine identities, specific needs, and preferential interests of midlife and older African American men. The three primary study aims included testing the effects of the intervention on (1) physical activity level and dietary outcomes; (2) mediators of behavior change; and (3) blood pressure and waist circumference.

Research Areas 

Health Equity
Nutrition and Physical Activity

Additional Topics

Principal Investigator

Ziya Gizlice, PhD


National Institutes of Health