Scott Going, PhD


Email Address: 
Phone Number: 
(520) 626-9533
(520) 621-8170

Research Information

Research Program: 
Cancer Prevention and Control
Member Status: 
Research Member
Year of Membership Acceptance: 
University of Arizona
College Agriculture and Life Sciences
Summary of Research Activity: 

Director of the Body Composition Research Laboratory and University of Arizona, Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition. Expertise in body composition assessment methods, including dual energy x-ray absorptiometry, and physical activity assessment, exercise training and physical activity interventions, and promotion of health-related behaviors including physical activity and diet.

Selected Publications: 
  1. Going SB and Davis R. Body composition assessment. In: Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing, and Prescription, 3rd edition. Lea and Febiger, Philadelphia, PA., Chapter 45, pp 378-386, 1998.
  2. Lohman TG, Caballero B, Himes J, Hunsberger S, Houtkooper L, Going SB, Weber J, Reid R, Davis CE, Stewart, D, and Stephenson L. Estimation of body fat from anthropometry and bioelectrical impedance in Native American children. International Journal of Obesity, 24:1-7, 2000.
3.     Sardinha, L.B., Teixeira, P.J., Guedes, D.P., Going, S.B., and Lohman, T.G. Subcutaneous central fat is associated with cardiovascular risk factors in men independently of total fatness and fitness. Metabolism, 49:1379-1385, 2000.
  1. Blew, R.M., Sardinha, L.B., Milliken, L.A., Teixeira, P.J., Going, S.B., Ferreira, D.L., Harris, M.M., Houtkooper, L.B., and Lohman, T.G. Assessing the validity of body mass index standards in early postmenopausal women. Obesity Research, 10(8), 799-808, 2002.
  2. Lohman T, Thompson J, Going S, Himes JH, Caballero B, Norman J, Cano S, and Ring K. Indices of changes in adiposity in American Indian children small star, filled. Prev Med 37 Suppl 1: S91-96, 2003.
  3. Nichols, J. F., Going, S., Loftin, M., Stewart, D., Nowicki, E. M., Pickrel, J. Comparison of Two Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) Instruments for Determining Body Composition in Adolescent Girls. International Journal of Body Composition Research. 2006; 4(4):153-159.
  4. Houtkooper LB, Going SB, Lohman TG, Roche AF, Van Loan M. Bioelectrical impedance estimation of fat-free body mass in children and youth: a cross-validation study. J Appl Physiol. 1992 Jan;72(1):366-73. PMID: 1537738.
  5. Going, S., Nichols, J., Loftin, M., Stewart, D., Lohman, T., Tuuri, G., Ring. K., Pickrel, J., Blew, R., Stevens, J. Validation of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) in Black, White and Hispanic Adolescent Girls. International Journal of Body Composition Research. 2006; 4(4):161-167.
  6. Loftin, M., Nichols, J., Going, S., Sothern, M., Schmitz, K.H., Ring, K., Tuuri, G., and Stevens, J., Comparison of the Validity of Anthropometric and Bioelectric Impedance Equations to Assess Body Composition in Adolescent Girls. International Journal of Body Composition, 5(1):1-8, 2007. PMID: PMC18163160