Publications

These publications are related to work within all core projects. Please see individual sections for project-specific products.

Journal Articles

2014

Lee RM, Emmons KM, Okechukwu CA, Barrett JL, Kenney EL, Cradock AL, Giles CM, de Blois ME, Gortmaker SL. Validity of a practitioner-administered observational tool to measure physical activity, nutrition, and screen time in school-age programs. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2014 Nov 28;11(1):145.

Kenney EL, Austin SB, Cradock AL, Giles CM, Lee RM, Davison KK, Gortmaker SL. Identifying Sources of Children’s Consumption of Junk Food in Boston After-School Programs, April-May 2011. Prev Chronic Dis. 2014 Nov 20;11:E205.

Polacsek M, Orr J, O’Brien LM, Rogers VW, Fanburg J, Gortmaker SL. Sustainability of key maine youth overweight collaborative improvements: a follow-up study. Child Obes. 2014 Aug;10(4):326-33.

Neuman M, Kawachi I, Gortmaker S, Subramanian S. National economic development and disparities in body mass index: a cross-sectional study of data from 38 countries. PLoS One. 2014 Jun 11;9(6):e99327.

Cespedes EM, Horan CM, Gillman MW, Gortmaker SL, Price S, Rifas-Shiman SL, Mitchell K, Taveras EM. Participant characteristics and intervention processes associated with reductions in television viewing in the High Five for Kids study. Prev Med. 2014 May;62:64-70.

Gortmaker SL, Taveras EM. Who becomes obese during childhood–clues to prevention. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jan 30;370(5):475-6.

Wright DR, Taveras EM, Gillman MW, Horan CM, Hohman KH, Gortmaker SL, Prosser LA. The cost of a primary care-based childhood obesity prevention intervention. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014 Jan 29;14:44.

Cradock AL, Barrett JL, Carter J, McHugh A, Sproul J, Russo ET, Dao-Tran P, Gortmaker SL. Impact of the Boston Active School Day policy to promote physical activity among children. Am J Health Promot. 2014 Jan-Feb;28(3 Suppl):S54-64.

Allen JD, Pérez JE, Tom L, Leyva B, Diaz D, Idalí Torres M. A pilot test of a church-based intervention to promote multiple cancer-screening behaviors among Latinas. J Cancer Educ. 2014 Mar;29(1):136-43.

Nelson CC, Wagner GR, Caban-Martinez AJ, Buxton OM, Kenwood CT, Sabbath EL, Hashimoto DM, Hopcia K, Allen J, Sorensen G. Physical activity and body mass index: the contribution of age and workplace characteristics. Am J Prev Med. 2014 Mar;46(3 Suppl 1):S42-51.

Allen JD, Pérez JE, Pischke CR, Tom LS, Juarez A, Ospino H, Gonzalez-Suarez E. Dimensions of religiousness and cancer screening behaviors among church-going Latinas. J Relig Health. 2014 Feb;53(1):190-203.

Escoffery C, Rodgers KC, Kegler MC, Haardörfer R, Howard DH, Liang S, Pinsker E, Roland KB, Allen JD, Ory MG, Bastani R, Fernandez ME, Risendal BC, Byrd TL, Coronado GD. A systematic review of special events to promote breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening in the United States. BMC Public Health. 2014 Mar 24;14:274.

2013

Ayash CR, Simon SR, Marshall R, Kasper J, Chomitz V, Hacker K, Kleinman KP, Taveras EM. Evaluating the impact of point- of-care decision support tools in improving diagnosis of obese children in primary care. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Mar;21(3):576-82.

Cheng JK, Cox JE, Taveras EM. Patient-centered approaches to childhood obesity care. Child Obes. 2013 Apr;9(2):85-8.

Cradock AL, Barrett JL, Carnoske C, Chriqui JF, Evenson KR, Gustat J, Healy IB, Heinrich KM, Lemon SC, Tompkins NO, Reed HL, Zieff SG. Roles and strategies of state organizations related to school-based physical education and physical activity policies. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2013 May-Jun;19(3 Suppl 1):S34-40.

de Hoog ML, Kleinman KP, Gillman MW, Vrijkotte TG, van Eijsden M, Taveras EM. Racial/ethnic and immigrant differences in early childhood diet quality. Public Health Nutr. 2013 May 7:1-10.

Fiechtner L, Block J, Duncan DT, Gillman MW, Gortmaker SL, Melly SJ, Rifas-Shiman SL, Taveras EM. Proximity to supermarkets associated with higher body mass index among overweight and obese preschool-age children. Prev Med. 2013 Mar;56(3-4):218-21.

Gortmaker SL, Story M, Powell LM, Krebs-Smith SM. Building infrastructure to document the U.S. food stream. Am J Prev Med. 2013 Feb;44(2):192-3.

Leung CW, Blumenthal SJ, Hoffnagle EE, Jensen HH, Foerster SB, Nestle M, Cheung LW, Mozaffarian D, Willett WC. Associations of food stamp participation with dietary quality and obesity in children. Pediatrics. 2013 Mar;131(3):463-72.

Long MW, Luedicke J, Dorsey M, Fiore SS, Henderson KE. Impact of Connecticut legislation incentivizing elimination of unhealthy competitive foods on National School Lunch Program participation. Am J Public Health. 2013 Jul;103(7):e59-66.

Lyn R, Aytur S, Davis TA, Eyler AA, Evenson KR, Chriqui JF, Cradock AL, Goins KV, Litt J, Brownson RC. Policy, systems, and environmental approaches for obesity prevention: a framework to inform local and state action. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2013 May-Jun;19(3 Suppl 1):S23-33

Mozaffarian RS, Lee RM, Kennedy MA, Ludwig DS, Mozaffarian D, Gortmaker SL. Identifying whole grain foods: a comparison of different approaches for selecting more healthful whole grain products. Public Health Nutr. 2013 Jan 4:1-10.

Neuman M, Kawachi I, Gortmaker S, Subramanian SV. Urban-rural differences in BMI in low- and middle-income countries: the role of socioeconomic status. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Feb;97(2):428-36.

Patterson RE, et. al. The 2011-2016 Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) initiative: rationale and design. Cancer Causes Control. 2013 Apr;24(4):695-704.

Sanchez-Villegas A, Field AE, O’Reilly EJ, Fava M, Gortmaker S, Kawachi I, Ascherio A. Perceived and actual obesity in childhood and adolescence and risk of adult depression. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2013 Jan;67(1):81-6.

Sharifi M, Marshall G, Marshall R, Bottino C, Goldman R, Sequist T, Taveras EM. Accelerating progress in reducing childhood obesity disparities: exploring best practices of positive outliers. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013;24(2 Suppl):193-9.

Sharifi M, Rifas-Shiman SL, Marshall R, Simon SR, Gillman MW, Finkelstein JA, Taveras EM. Evaluating the implementation of expert committee recommendations for obesity assessment. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013 Feb;52(2):131-8

Taveras EM, Gillman MW, Kleinman KP, Rich-Edwards JW, Rifas-Shiman SL. Reducing racial/ethnic disparities in childhood obesity: the role of early life risk factors. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Aug 1;167(8):731-8.

Taveras EM, Marshall R, Horan CM, Gillman MW, Hacker K, Kleinman KP, Koziol R, Price S, Simon SR. Rationale and design of the STAR randomized controlled trial to accelerate adoption of childhood obesity comparative effectiveness research. Contemp Clin Trials. 2013 Jan;34(1):101-8.

Walsh CO, Milliren CE, Feldman HA, Taveras EM. Sensitivity and Specificity of Obesity Diagnosis in Pediatric Ambulatory Care in the United States. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013 May 14.

Walsh CO, Milliren CE, Feldman HA, Taveras EM. Factors affecting subspecialty referrals by pediatric primary care providers for children with obesity-related comorbidities. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013 Aug;52(8):777-85.

Woo Baidal JA, Price SN, Gonzalez-Suarez E, Gillman MW, Mitchell K, Rifas-Shiman SL, Horan CM, Gortmaker SL, Taveras EM.Parental perceptions of a motivational interviewing-based pediatric obesity prevention intervention. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013 Jun;52(6):540-8.

2012

Allen JD, de Jesus M, Mars D, Tom L, Cloutier L, Shelton RC. Decision-Making about the HPV Vaccine among Ethnically Diverse Parents: Implications for Health Communications. J Oncol. 2012; 2012:401979.

Allen JD, Pérez JE, Pischke CR, Tom LS, Juarez A, Ospino H, Gonzalez-Suarez E. Dimensions of Religiousness and Cancer Screening Behaviors Among Church-Going Latinas. J Relig Health. 2012 May 23.

Ascher WL, Blanck, HM, Cradock, AL, editors. Evaluating policies and processes for promoting healthy eating: Findings from the Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network (NOPREN). Am J of Prev Medicine, 2012; Suppl:S85–S152.

Battaglia TA, Murrell SS, Bhosrekar SG, Caron SE, Bowen DJ, Smith E, Kalish R, Rorie JA. Connecting Boston’s public housing developments to community health centers: who’s ready for change? Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2012 Fall;6(3):239-48.

Bennett GG, Warner ET, Glasgow RE, Askew S, Goldman J, Ritzwoller DP, Emmons KM, Rosner BA, Colditz GA; Be Fit, Be Well Study Investigators. Obesity treatment for socioeconomically disadvantaged patients in primary care practice. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Apr 9;172(7):565-74

Bosco JLF, Allen JD. HPV vaccine acceptance and other health behaviors among college-age women. J Behav Health. 2012; 1(3): 227-230.

Bowen D, Jabson J, Haddock N, Hay J, Edwards K. Skin care behaviors among melanoma survivors. Psychooncology. 2012 Dec;21(12):1285-91

Bowen DJ, Henderson PN, Harvill J, Buchwald D. Short-term effects of a smoking prevention website in American Indian youth. J Med Internet Res. 2012 Jun 1;14(3):e81.

Cooley ME, Wang Q, Johnson BE, Catalano P, Haddad RI, Bueno R, Emmons KM. Factors associated with smoking abstinence among smokers and recent-quitters with lung and head and neck cancer. Lung Cancer. 2012 May;76(2):144-9.

Cradock AL, Fields B, Barrett JL, Melly S. Program practices and demographic factors associated with federal funding for the Safe Routes to School program in the United States. Health Place. 2012;18(1):16-23.

Cradock AL, Wilking C, Olliges S, Gortmaker G. Getting Back on Tap: The Policy Context and Cost of Ensuring Access to Low-Cost Drinking Water in Massachusetts Schools. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Sep;43(3 Suppl 2):S95-101.

Cunningham TJ, Berkman LF, Kawachi I, Jacobs DR Jr, Seeman TE, Kiefe CI, Gortmaker SL. Changes in waist circumference and body mass index in the US CARDIA cohort: fixed-effects associations with self-reported experiences of racial/ethnic discrimination. J Biosoc Sci. 2013 Mar;45(2):267-78.

Cunningham TJ, Seeman TE, Kawachi I, Gortmaker SL, Jacobs DR, Kiefe CI, Berkman LF. Racial/ethnic and gender differences in the association between self-reported experiences of racial/ethnic discrimination and inflammation in the CARDIA cohort of 4 US communities. Soc Sci Med. 2012 Sep;75(5):922-31.

Dryden EM, Hardin J, McDonald J, Taveras EM.; Hacker K. Provider Perspectives on Electronic Supports for Obesity Prevention. Clin Pediatr. 2012 May;51(5):490-7.

Duncan DT, Castro MC, Gortmaker SL, Aldstadt J, Melly SJ, Bennett GG. Racial differences in the built environment–body mass index relationship? A geospatial analysis of adolescents in urban neighborhoods. Int J Health Geogr. 2012 Apr 26;11:11.

Ebbeling CB, Feldman HA, Chomitz VR, Antonelli TA, Gortmaker SL, Osganian SK, Ludwig DS. A randomized trial of sugar-sweetened beverages and adolescent body weight. N Engl J Med. 2012 Oct 11;367(15):1407-16.

Emmons K. Behavioral medicine and the health of our nation: accelerating our impact. Ann Behav Med. 2012 Apr;43(2):153-61.

Emmons KM, Weiner B, Fernandez ME, Tu SP. Systems antecedents for dissemination and implementation: a review and analysis of measures. Health Educ Behav. 2012 Feb;39(1):87-105.

Estabrooks PA, Boyle M, Emmons KM, Glasgow RE, Hesse BW, Kaplan RM, Krist AH, Moser RP, Taylor MV. Harmonized patient-reported data elements in the electronic health record: supporting meaningful use by primary care action on health behaviors and key psychosocial factors. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2012 Jul-Aug;19(4):575-82.

Foley P, Levine E, Askew S, Puleo E, Whiteley J, Batch B, Heil D, Dix D, Lett V, Lanpher M, Miller J, Emmons K, Bennett G. Weight gain prevention among black women in the rural community health center setting: the Shape Program. BMC Public Health. 2012 Jun 15;12:305.

Giles CM, Kenney EL, Gortmaker SL, Lee RM, Thayer JC, Mont-Ferguson H, Cradock AL. Increasing Water Availability During Afterschool Snack: Evidence, Strategies, and Partnerships from a Group Randomized Trial. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Sep;43(3 Suppl 2):S136-42.

Gortmaker SL, Lee R, Cradock AL, et al. Disparities in Youth Physical Activity in the United States: 2003-2006. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012 May;44(5):888-93.

Gortmaker SL, Lee RM, Mozaffarian RS, Sobol AM, Nelson TF, Roth BA, Wiecha JL. Effect of an After-School Intervention on Increases in Children’s Physical Activity. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012 Mar;44(3):450-7.

Gortmaker SL, Story M. Nutrition policy research that can lead to reduced childhood obesity in the u.s. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Sep;43(3 Suppl 2):S149-51.

Greaney ML, Puleo E, Geller AC, Hu SW, Werchniak AE, DeCristofaro S, Emmons KM. Patient follow-up after participating in a beach-based skin cancer screening program. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2012 May;9(5):1836-45.

Greaney ML, Puleo E, Sprunck-Harrild K, Bennett GG, Cunningham MA, Gillman MW, Coeling M, Emmons KM. Electronic reminders for cancer prevention: factors associated with preference for automated voice reminders or text messages. Prev Med. 2012 Aug;55(2):151-4.

Greaney ML, Sprunck-Harrild K, Bennett GG, Puleo E, Haines J, Viswanath KV, Emmons KM. Use of email and telephone prompts to increase self-monitoring in a Web-based intervention: randomized controlled trial. J Med Internet Res. 2012 Jul 27;14(4):e96.

Haines J, O’Brien A, McDonald J, Goldman RE, Schmidt ME, Price S, King S, Sherry BL, Taveras EM. Television Viewing and Televisions in Bedrooms: Perceptions of Racial/Ethnic Minority Parents of Young Children. J Child and Family Studies, 2012; 22(6): 749-756.

Hall TO, Renz AD, Snapinn KW, Bowen DJ, Edwards KL. Awareness and uptake of direct-to-consumer genetic testing among cancer cases, their relatives, and controls: the Northwest Cancer Genetics Network. Genet Test Mol Biomarkers. 2012 Jul;16(7):744-8.

Kontos EZ, Emmons KM, Puleo E, Viswanath K. Contribution of communication inequalities to disparities in human papillomavirus vaccine awareness and knowledge. Am J Public Health. 2012 Oct;102(10):1911-20

Lewis KH, Gillman MW, Greaney ML, Puleo E, Bennett GG, Emmons KM. Relationships between Social Resources and Healthful Behaviors across the Age Spectrum. J Aging Res. 2012;2012:501072.

Long MW, Leung CW, Cheung LW, Blumenthal SJ, Willett WC. Public support for policies to improve the nutritional impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Public Health Nutr. 2012 Dec 6:1-6.

Lowery JT, Marcus A, Kinney A, Bowen D, Finkelstein DM, Horick N, Garrett K, Haile R, Sandler R, Ahnen DJ. The Family Health Promotion Project (FHPP): design and baseline data from a randomized trial to increase colonoscopy screening in high risk families.Contemp Clin Trials. 2012 Mar;33(2):426-35.

Manne S, Etz RS, Hudson SV, Medina-Forrester A, Boscarino JA, Bowen DJ, Weinberg DS. A qualitative analysis of couples’ communication regarding colorectal cancer screening using the Interdependence Model. Patient Educ Couns. 2012 Apr;87(1):18-22.

Manne S, Kashy D, Weinberg DS, Boscarino JA, Bowen DJ. Using the interdependence model to understand spousal influence on colorectal cancer screening intentions: a structural equation model. Ann Behav Med. 2012 Jun;43(3):320-9.

McDonald JA, Barg FK, Weathers B, Guerra CE, Troxel AB, Domchek S, Bowen D, Shea JA, Halbert CH. Understanding participation by African Americans in cancer genetics research. J Natl Med Assoc. 2012 Jul-Aug;104(7-8):324-30.

McDonald JA, Weathers B, Barg FK, Troxel AB, Shea JA, Bowen D, Guerra CE, Halbert CH. Donation intentions for cancer genetics research among African Americans. Genet Test Mol Biomarkers. 2012 Apr;16(4):252-8.

McNeill LH, Emmons K. GIS walking maps to promote physical activity in low-income public housing communities: a qualitative examination. Prev Chronic Dis. 2012;9:E17.

Mozaffarian RS, Andry A, Lee RM, Wiecha JL, Gortmaker SL. Price and healthfulness of snacks in 32 YMCA after-school programs in 4 U.S. metropolitan areas, 2006-2008. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2012;9(E38).

Nagler RH, Puleo E, Sprunck-Harrild K, Emmons KM. Internet use among childhood and young adult cancer survivors who smoke: implications for cessation interventions. Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Apr;23(4):647-52.

O’Farrell CM, Green BB, Reid RJ, Bowen D, Baldwin LM. Physician-patient colorectal cancer screening discussions by physicians’ screening rates. J Am Board Fam Med. 2012 Nov-Dec;25(6):771-81.

Polacsek M, O’Rourke K, O’Brien L, Blum JW, Donahue S. Examining compliance with a statewide law banning junk food and beverage marketing in Maine schools. Public Health Rep. 2012 Mar-Apr;127(2):216-23

Richman Alice R.; Coronado Gloria D.; Arnold Lauren D.; et al. Cognitive Testing of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Survey Items for Parents of Adolescent Girls. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2012 Jan;16(1):16-23

Rothman EF, Stuart GL, Winter M, Wang N, Bowen DJ, Bernstein J, Vinci R. Youth alcohol use and dating abuse victimization and perpetration: a test of the relationships at the daily level in a sample of pediatric emergency department patients who use alcohol. J Interpers Violence. 2012 Oct;27(15):2959-79.

Schmidt ME, Haines J, O’Brien A, McDonald J, Price S, Sherry B, Taveras EM. Systematic review of effective strategies for reducing screen time among young children. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Jul;20(7):1338-54.

Schroy PC 3rd, Coe AM, Mylvaganam SR, Ahn LB, Lydotes MA, Robinson PA, Davis JT, Chen CA, Ashba J, Atkinson ML, Colditz GA, Heeren TC. The Your Disease Risk Index for colorectal cancer is an inaccurate risk stratification tool for advanced colorectal neoplasia at screening colonoscopy. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2012 Aug;5(8):1044-52.

Schroy PC 3rd, Emmons KM, Peters E, Glick JT, Robinson PA, Lydotes MA, Mylvaganam SR, Coe AM, Chen CA, Chaisson CE, Pignone MP, Prout MN, Davidson PK, Heeren TC. Aid-assisted decision making and colorectal cancer screening: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Dec;43(6):573-83.

Sonneville KR, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman KP, Gortmaker SL, Gillman MW, Taveras EM. Associations of obesogenic behaviors in mothers and obese children participating in a randomized trial. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Jul;20(7):1449-54.

Tamers SL, Okechukwu C, Allen J, Yang M, Stoddard A, Tucker-Seeley R, Sorensen G. Are social relationships a healthy influence on obesogenic behaviors among racially/ethnically diverse and socio-economically disadvantaged residents? Prev Med. 2013 Jan;56(1):70-4.

Taveras EM, McDonald J, O’Brien A, Haines J, Sherry B, Bottino CJ, Troncoso K, Schmidt ME, Koziol R. Healthy Habits, Happy Homes: methods and baseline data of a randomized controlled trial to improve household routines for obesity prevention. Prev Med. 2012 Nov;55(5):418-26.

Wang, YC, Orleans CT, Gortmaker SL. Reaching the Healthy People Goals for Reducing Childhood Obesity: Closing the Energy Gap. 2012 May;42(5):437-44.

2011

Allen JD, Berry DL. Multi-media support for informed/shared decision-making before and after a cancer diagnosis. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2011 Aug;27(3):192-202.

Barrett JL, Hannon C, Keefe L, Gortmaker SL, Cradock AL. Playground renovations and quality at public parks in Boston,Massachusetts, 1996-2007. Prev Chronic Dis. 2011 Jul;8(4):A72. Epub 2011 Jun 15.

Cradock AL, McHugh A, Mont-Ferguson H, Grant L, Barrett JL, Wang C, Gortmaker SL. Effect of school district policy change on consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages among high school students, Boston, Massachusetts, 2004-2006. Prev Chronic Dis 2011;8(4):A74.

Duncan DT, Aldstadt J, Whalen J, Melly SJ, Gortmaker SL. Validation of walk score for estimating neighborhood walkability: an analysis of four US metropolitan areas. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2011 Nov;8(11):4160-79.

Gortmaker SL, Swinburn BA, Levy D, Carter R, Mabry PL, Finegood DT, Huang T, Marsh T, Moodie ML.Changing the future of obesity: science, policy, and action. Lancet. 2011 Aug 27;378(9793):838-47.

Jabson JM, Donatelle RJ, Bowen DJ. Relationship between sexual orientation and quality of life in female breast cancer survivors. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011 Dec;20(12):1819-24.

Levy DT, Mabry PL, Wang YC, Gortmaker SL, Huang TT, Marsh T, Moodie M, Swinburn B. Simulation models of obesity: A review of the literature and implications for research and policy. Obes Rev. 2011;12(5):378-394.

Lobb R, Opdyke KM, McDonnell CJ, Pagaduan MG, Hurlbert M, Gates-Ferris K, Chi B, Allen JD. Use of evidence-based strategies to promote mammography among medically underserved women. Am J Prev Med. 2011 May;40(5):561-5.

Shelton RC, Goldman RE, Emmons KM, Sorensen G, Allen JD. An investigation into the social context of low-income, urban Black and Latina women: implications for adherence to recommended health behaviors. Health Educ Behav. 2011 Oct;38(5):471-81.

Shelton RC, McNeill LH, Puleo E, Wolin KY, Emmons KM, Bennett GG. The association between social factors and physical activity among low-income adults living in public housing. Am J Public Health. 2011 Nov;101(11):2102-10.

Shelton RC, Snavely AC, De Jesus M, Othus MD, Allen JD. HPV Vaccine Decision-Making and Acceptance: Does Religion Play a Role? J Relig Health. 2011 Nov 11.

Taveras EM, Hohman K, Price S, Rifas-Shiman SL, Mitchell K, Gortmaker SL, Gillman MW. Correlates of participation in a pediatric primary care-based obesity prevention intervention. Obesity. 2011;19(2):449-452.

Trickett EJ, Beehler S, Deutsch C, Green LW, Hawe P, McLeroy K, Miller RL, Rapkin BD, Schensul JJ, Schulz AJ, Trimble JE.Advancing the science of community-level interventions. Am J Public Health. 2011 Aug;101(8):1410-9.

Wadler BM, Judge CM, Prout M, Allen JD, Geller AC. Improving Breast Cancer Control via the Use of Community Health Workers in South Africa: A Critical Review. J Oncol. 2011;2011.

2010

Allen JD, Coronado GD, Williams RS, Glenn B, Escoffery C, Fernandez M, Tuff RA, Wilson KM, Mullen PD. A systematic review of measures used in studies of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine acceptability. Vaccine 2010 May 28;28(24): 4027–37.

Cradock AL, O’Donnell EM, Benjamin SE, Walker E, Slining M. A review of state regulations to promote physical activity and safety on playgrounds in child care centers and family child care homes. J Phys Act Health. 2010 Mar 7;Suppl 1: S108-19.

Eyler A, Brownson R, Aytur S, Cradock A, Doescher M, Evenson K, Kerr J, Maddock J, Pluto D, Steinman L, Ohara Tompkins N, Troped P, Schmid T. Examination of Trends and Evidence-Based Elements in State Physical Education Legislation: A Content Analysis. 2010. J Sch Health. 80(7):326-332.

Fernandez ME, Allen JD, Mistry R, Kahn JA. Integrating clinical, community, and policy perspectives on human papillomavirus vaccination. Annu Rev Public Health. 2010 Apr 21;31: 235–52.

Mozaffarian RS, Wiecha JL, Roth BA, Nelson TF, Lee RM, Gortmaker SL. Impact of an organizational intervention designed to improve snack and beverage quality in YMCA after-school programs. Am J Public Health. 2010 May;100(5): 925–32. Epub 2009 Oct 15.

Ramanadhan, S, Wiecha JL, Gortmaker SL, Emmons KM, Viswanath K. Informal training in staff networks to support dissemination of health promotion programs. Am J Health Promot. 2010 Sept-Oct;25(1):12-8.

Steinman L, Doescher M, Levinger D, Perry C, Carter L, Eyler A, Aytur S, Cradock AL, Evenson KR, Heinrich K, Kerr J, Litt J, Severcan Y, Voorhees C. Master plans for pedestrian and bicycle transportation: community characteristics. J Phys Act Health. 2010 Mar 7;Suppl 1: S60-6.

Van Cleave J, Gortmaker SL, Perrin JM. Dynamics of obesity and chronic health conditions among children and youth. JAMA 2010 Feb 17;303(7): 623-30.

Wang YC, Gortmaker SL, Taveras EM. Trends and racial/ethnic disparities in severe obesity among US children and adolescents, 1976-2006. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2010 Mar 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Wiecha JL, Nelson TF, Roth BA, Glashagel J, Vaughan L. Disseminating Health Promotion Practices in After-school programs through YMCA Learning Collaboratives. Am J Health Promot. 2010; 24(3): 190-198.

2009

Benjamin SE, Copeland KA, Cradock A, Neelon B, Walker E, Slining MM, Gillman MW. Menus in child care: a comparison of state regulations with national standards. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009. Jan;109(1):109-15.

Benjamin SE, Taveras EM, Cradock AL, Walker EM, Slining MM, Gillman MW. State and regional variation in regulations related to feeding infants in child care.. Pediatrics. 2009 Jul;124(1):e104-11.

Bleich SN, Wang YC, Wang Y, Gortmaker SL. Increasing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages among US adults: 1988-1994 to 1999-2004. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Jan;89(1):372-81. Epub 2008 Dec 3.

Bowen DJ, Sorensen G, Weiner BJ, Campbell M, Emmons K, Melvin C. Dissemination research in cancer control: where are we and where should we go? Cancer Causes Control. 2009 May;20(4):473-85. Epub 2009 Feb 18.

Cradock AL, Kawachi I, Colditz GA, Gortmaker SL, Buka SL. Neighborhood social cohesion and youth participation in physical activity in Chicago. Soc Sci Med. 2009 Feb;68(3):427-35. Epub 2008 Nov 25.

Cradock AL, Melly SJ, Allen JG, Morris JS, Gortmaker SL. Youth destinations associated with objective measures of physical activity in adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2009 Sep;45(3 Suppl):S91-8.

Cradock AL, Troped PJ, Fields B, Melly SJ, Simms SV, Gimmler F, Fowler M. Factors associated with federal transportation funding for local pedestrian and bicycle programming and facilities. J Public Health Policy. 2009;30 Suppl 1:S38-72.

Martin SL, Maines D, Martin MW, MacDonald PB, Polacsek M, Wigand D, Ronan L, Andrade M, Dufresne R. Healthy Maine Partnerships: policy and environmental changes. Prev Chronic Dis. 2009 Apr;6(2):A63.

Polacsek M, Orr J, Letourneau L, Rogers V, Holmberg R, O’Rourke K, Hannon C, Lombard KA, Gortmaker SL. Impact of a primary care intervention on physician practice and patient and family behavior: Keep ME Healthy: the Maine Youth Overweight Collaborative. Pediatrics. 2009 Jun;123 Suppl 5:S258-66.

Ramanadhan S, Wiecha JL, Emmons KM, Gortmaker SL, Viswanath K. Extra-team connections for knowledge transfer between staff teams. Health Educ Res. 2009;24(6): 967–976.

Taveras EM, Hohman KH, Price S, Gortmaker SL, Sonneville K. Televisions in the bedrooms of racial/ethnic minority children – how did they get there and how do we get them out? Clin Pediatr. 2009 Sep;48(7):715-9. Epub 2009 May 6.

Taveras EM, Mitchell K, Gortmaker SL. Parental confidence in making overweight-related behavior changes. Pediatrics. 2009 Jul;124(1):151-8.

Wang YC, Ludwig DS, Sonneville K, Jiang H, Gortmaker SL. Impact of change in sweetened caloric beverages on energy intake among children and adolescents. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009 Apr;163(4):336-43.

2008

Benjamin SE, Cradock A, Walker EM, Slining M, Gillman MW. Obesity prevention in child care: a review of U.S. state regulations. BMC Public Health. 2008 May 30;8:188.

Eyler AA, Brownson RC, Evenson KR, Levinger D, Maddock JE, Pluto D,Troped PJ, Schmid TL, Carnoske C, Richards KL, Steinman LE. Policy Influences on Community Trail Development. J Health Polit, Policy Law. 2008 Jun;33(3):407-27.

Gillman MW, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman K, Oken E, Rich-Edwards JW, Taveras EM. Developmental origins of childhood overweight: potential public health impact. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 Jul;16(7):1651-6. Epub 2008 May 1.

Gortmaker SL. Innovations to reduce television and computer time and obesity in childhood. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008 Mar;162(3):283-4.

Kahn JA, Huang B, Gillman MW, Field AE, Austin SB, Colditz GA, et al. Patterns and determinants of physical activity in U.S. adolescents. J Adolesc Health2008 Apr;42(4):369-77. Epub 2008 Mar 4.

Miller SA, Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Gillman MW. Association between television viewing and poor diet quality in young children. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2008 Mar 4:1-9.

Sonneville KR, Gortmaker SL. Total energy intake, adolescent discretionary behaviors, and the energy gap. Int J Obes (Lond). 2008 Dec;32 Suppl 6:S19-27.

Taveras EM, Gortmaker SL, Mitchell KF, Gillman MW. Parental perceptions of overweight counseling in primary care: The roles of race/ethnicity and parent overweight. Obesity(Silver Spring). 2008 Aug;16(8):1794-801. Epub 2008 May 22.

Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Camargo CA, Jr., Gold DR, Litonjua AA, Oken E, et al. Higher adiposity in infancy associated with recurrent wheeze in a prospective cohort of children.J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2008 May;121(5):1161-1166.e3.

Troped PJ, Oliveira MS, Matthews CE, Cromley EK, Melly SJ, Craig BA. Prediction of activity mode with global positioning system and accelerometer data. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 May;40(5):972-8.

Wang YC, Bleich SN, Gortmaker SL. Increasing caloric contribution from sugar-sweetened beverages and 100% fruit juices among US children and adolescents, 1988-2004. Pediatrics. 2008 Jun;121(6):e1604-14.

2007

Austin SB, Kim J, Wiecha J, Troped PJ, Feldman HA, Peterson KE. School-based overweight preventive intervention lowers incidence of disordered weight-control behaviors in early adolescent girls. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007Sep;161 (9): 865–9.

Cradock AL, Melly SJ, Allen JG, Morris JS, Gortmaker SL. Characteristics of school campuses and physical activity among youth. Am J Prev Med. 2007 Aug;33(2):106-13.

Franks AL, Kelder SH, Dino GA, Horn KA, Gortmaker SL, Wiecha JL, Simoes EJ. School-based programs: lessons learned from CATCH, Planet Health, and Not-On-Tobacco. Prev Chronic Dis.2007 Apr;4(2): 1–9.

Nelson TF, Gortmaker SL, Subramanian SV, Cheung L, Wechsler H. Disparities in overweight and obesity among US college students. Am J Health Behav. 2007;31(4):363-73.

Nelson TF, Gortmaker SL, Subramanian SV, Wechsler H. Vigorous physical activity among college students in the United States.J Phys Act Health. 2007 Oct;4(4):495-508.

Perrin JM, Bloom SR, Gortmaker SL. The increase of childhood chronic conditions in the US. JAMA. 2007 Jun;297(24):2755-2759.

Peterson KE, Dubowitz T, Stoddard AM, Troped PJ, Sorensen G, Emmons KM. Social context of physical activity and weight status in working-class populations. J Phys Act Health. 2007 Oct;4(4):381-96.

Sorensen G, Stoddard AM, Dubowitz T, Barbeau EM, Bigby J, Emmons KM, et al. The influence of social context on changes in fruit and vegetable consumption: results of the healthy directions studies. Am J Public Health. 2007 Jul;97(7):1216-27. Epub 2007 May 30.

Taveras EM, Field AE, Berkey CS, Rifas-Shiman SL, Frazier AL, Colditz GA, et al. Longitudinal relationship between television viewing and leisure-time physical activity during adolescence. Pediatrics. 2007 Feb;119(2):e314-9.

Taveras EM, Sobol AM, Hannon C, Finkelstein D, Wiecha J, Gortmaker SL. Youths’ perceptions of overweight-related prevention counseling at a primary care visit. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007 Apr;15(4) 831-6.

Troped PJ, Wiecha JL, Fragala MS, Matthews CE, Finkelstein DM, Kim J, Peterson K. Reliability and validity of YRBS physical activity items among middle school students. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2007 Mar;39(3):416-425.

Wang YC, Colditz GA, Kuntz KM. Forecasting the obesity epidemic in the aging U.S. population. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007 Nov;15(11):2855-65.

2006

Austin SB, Fung T, Cohen-Bearak A, Wardle K, Cheung LW. Facilitating change in school health: a qualitative study of schools’ experiences using the School Health Index. Prev Chronic Dis. 2006 Apr;3(2):A35. Epub 2006 Mar 15.

Bauer KW, Patel A, Prokop LA, Austin SB. Swimming upstream: faculty and staff members from urban middle schools in low-income communities describe their experience implementing nutrition and physical activity initiatives. Prev Chronic Dis. 2006 Apr;3(2):A37. Epub 2006 Mar 15.

Bowen DJ, Allen JD, Vu T, Johnson RE, Fryer-Edwards K, Hart A, Jr. Theoretical foundations for interventions designed to promote informed decision making for cancer screening. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2006; 32(3): 202–10.

Hannon C, Cradock A, Gortmaker SL, Wiecha J, El Ayadi A, Keefe L, Harris A. Play Across Boston: a community initiative to reduce disparities in access to after-school physical activity programs for inner-city youths. Prev Chronic Dis. 2006 Jul;3(3): A100.

Kim D, Subramanian SV, Gortmaker SL, Kawachi I. US state- and county-level social capital in relation to obesity and physical inactivity: A multilevel, multivariable analysis. Soc Sci Med. 2006 Aug;63(4):1045-59. Epub 2006 Apr 27.

Lindsay AC, Sussner KM, Kim J, Gortmaker S. The role of parents in preventing childhood obesity. Future Child. 2006 Spring;16(1):169-86.

Morris JS, Arroyo C, Coull BA, Ryan LM. Herick R, Gortmaker SL. Using Wavelet-Based Functional Mixed Models to Characterize Population Heterogeneity in Accelerometer Profiles: A Case Study. J Am Stat Assoc. 2006 Dec 1;101(467):1352-1364.

Mullen PD, Allen JD, Glanz K, Fernandez ME, Bowen DJ, Pruitt SL, Glenn BA, Pignone M. Measures used in studies of informed decision making about cancer screening: a systematic review. Annals of Behavioral Medicine 2006;32(3): 188–201.

Polacsek M, O’Brien LM, Lagasse W, Hammar N. Move & Improve: a worksite wellness program in Maine. Prev Chronic Dis. 2006 Jul;3(3):A101. Epub 2006 Jun 15.

Taveras EM, LaPelle N, Gupta RS, Finkelstein JA. Planning for health promotion in low-income preschool child care settings: focus groups of parents and child care providers. Ambul Pediatr. 2006 Nov-Dec;6(6):342-6.

Taveras EM, Sandora TJ, Shih MC, Ross-Degnan D, Goldmann DA, Gillman MW. The association of television and video viewing with fast food intake by preschool-age children. Obesity(Silver Spring). 2006 Nov;14(11):2034-41.

Troped PJ, Cromley EK, Fragala MS, Melly SJ, Hasbrouck HH, Gortmaker SL, Brownson RC. Development and reliability and validity testing of an audit tool for trail/path characteristics: The path environment audit tool (PEAT). J Phys Act Health. 2006;3(Suppl 1):S158-S175 (2006).

Wang YC, Gortmaker SL, Sobol AM, Kuntz KM. Estimating the energy gap among US children: a counterfactual approach. Pediatrics. 2006 Dec;118(6): e1721–33.

Wiecha JL, Finkelstein D, Troped PJ, Fragala M, Peterson KE. School vending machine use and fast-food restaurant use are associated with sugar-sweetened beverage intake in youth. J Am Diet Assoc. 2006 Oct;106(10):1624-30.

Wiecha JL, Peterson KE, Ludwig DS, Kim J, Sobol A, Gortmaker SL. When children eat what they watch: impact of television viewing on dietary intake in youth. Arch Pediatr Adolec Med. 2006 Apr;106(4): 436–42.

2005

Austin SB, Field E, Wiecha J, Peterson KE, Gortmaker S. The impact of a school-based obesity prevention trial on disordered weight-control behaviors in early adolescent girls. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005 Mar; 159(3) :225–229.

Austin SB, Melly SJ, Sanchez BN, Pate Al, Buka S, Gortmaker SL. Clustering of fast-food restaurants around schools: A novel application of spatial statistics to the study of food environments. Am J Public Health. 2005 Sep; 95(9):1575-81.

Chavarro JE, Peterson KE, Sobol AM, Wiecha JL, Gortmaker SL. Effects of a school-based obesity-prevention intervention on menarche (United States). Cancer Causes Control. 2005 Dec;16(10): 1245–52.

Cradock AL, Kawachi I, Colditz GA, Hannon C, Melly SJ, Wiecha J, Gortmaker SL. Playground safety and access in Boston neighborhoods. Am J Prev Med. 2005 May;28(4): 357–63.

Rodríguez DA, Brown, AL, Troped, PJ. Portable global positioning units to complement accelerometry-based physical activity monitors. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2005 Nov;37(11 Suppl):S572-81.

Troped PJ, Saunders RP, Pate RR. Comparisons between rail-trail users and nonusers and men and women’s patterns of use in a suburban community. J Phys Act & Health 2005;2:169-180.

2004

Boynton-Jarrett R, Thomas TN, Peterson KE, et al. Impact of television viewing patterns on fruit and vegetable consumption among adolescents. Pediatrics. 2004 Dec;112: 1321–1326.

Bowman SA, Gortmaker SL, Ebbeling C, Pereira MA, Ludwig DS. Effects of fast food consumption on energy intake and diet quality among children in a national household survey. Pediatrics. 2004 Jan;113(1 Pt 1):112-8.

Cradock AL, Wiecha JL, Peterson KE, Sobol AM, Colditz GA, Gortmaker SL. Youth recall and TriTrac accelerometer estimates of physical activity levels. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2004 Mar;36 (3): 525–532.

Ludwig DS, Ebbeling CB, Peterson KE, Gortmaker SL. Hard facts about soft drinks. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2004 Mar;158(3):290; author reply 290.

Ludwig DS, Gortmaker SL. Programming obesity in childhood. Lancet. 2004 Jul 17-23;364(9430):226-7.

Molnar BE, Gortmaker SL, Bull FC, Buka SL. Unsafe to Play? Neighborhood disorder and lack of safety predict reduced physical activity among urban children and adolescents. Am J Health Promot. 2004 May-Jun; 18(5):378-86.

Sorensen G, Fagan P, Hunt MK, Stoddard AM, Girod K, Eisenberg M, Frazier L. Changing channels for tobacco control with youth: developing an intervention for working teens. Health Educ Res. 2004 Jun;19(3):250-60.

Taveras EM, Durrousseau S, Nelson L, Flores G. Parents’ beliefs and practices regarding childhood fever: a study of a multiethnic and socioeconomically diverse sample of parents. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2004 Sep;20(9):579-87.

Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman S, Field AE, Frazier AL, Colditz GA, Gillman MW. The influence of wanting to look like media figures on adolescent physical activity. J Adolesc Health. 2004 Jul;35(1):41-50.

Wiecha JL, El Ayadi AM, Fuemmeler BF, Carter JE, Handler S, Johnson S, Strunk N, Korzek-Ramirez D, Gortmaker SL. Diffusion of an integrated health education program in an urban school system: Planet Health. J Pediatr Psychol. 2004 Sept;29: 467–474.

Books

2013

Lee RM, Gortmaker SL. “School interventions to support health behavior change.” In Riekert KA, Ockene JK, Pbert L, The Handbook of Health Behavior Change, 4th Edition. New York, New York: Springer; 2013.

2012

Allen JD, Linnan LC, Emmons KE. “Fidelity and Adaptation of Evidence-based Intervention in Public Health.” In Dissemination and Implementation on Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice. New York, New York: Oxford University Press; 2012.

2007

Carter J, Wiecha JL, Peterson KE, Nobrega S, Gortmaker SL. Planet Health: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum for Teaching Middle School Nutrition and Physical Activity (Second Edition). Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics; 2007.

Cheung L, Dart H, Kalin SR, Gortmaker SL. Eat Well & Keep Moving: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum for Teaching Upper Elementary School Nutrition and Physical Activity (Second Edition). Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics; 2007.

 

The Harvard School of Public Health Prevention Research Center is a member of the Prevention Research Centers Program, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cooperative agreement number 1-U48-DP-001946.