Selected Publications

Familial influences on children’s obesity risk (research and theory)

Davison, K.K. & Birch, L.L. (2001). Childhood overweight: A contextual model and recommendations for future research.  Obesity Reviews, 2(3), 159-171.  PMCID: PMC2530932.  PDF

Davison, K.K., & Birch, L.L. (2002). Obesigenic families: Parents’ physical activity and dietary intake patterns predict girls’ risk of overweight.  International Journal of Obesity, 26, 1186-1193.  PDF

Davison, K.K.  & Campbell, K.J. (2005).  Opportunities to prevent obesity in children within families: An ecological approach.  In D. Crawford & R. Jeffery.  Obesity Prevention and Public Health (pp.207-230). Oxford University Press.  Oxford.  PDF

Davison, K.K., Edmunds, L. S., Wyker, B. A., Young, L. M., Sarfoh, V. S., Sekhobo, J. P. (2011).  Feasibility of increasing children’s outdoor play and decreasing television viewing through a family-based intervention in WIC.  Preventing Chronic Disease, 8(3).  PDF

Davison, K.K., Lawson, H. A., & Coatsworth, J. D. (2012).  The Family Action-based Model of Intervention Layout and Implementation (FAMILI):  The Example of Childhood Obesity.  Health Promotion Practice, 13 (4), 454-461. doi:10.1177/1524839910377966. PDF

Adolescent girls’ physical activity 

Davison, K.K., Cutting, T.M., & Birch, L.L.  (2003). Parents’ activity-related parenting practices predict girls’ physical activity.   Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35(9), 1589-1595.  PDF

Davison, K. K. & Jago, R. (2009).  Change in parent and peer support across ages 9- to 15-years and adolescent girls’ physical activity.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 41(9), 1816-1825.  PDF

Davison, K. K. & Deane, G. D. (2010).  The consequence of encouraging girls to be active for weight loss.  Social Science and Medicine, 70, 518-525.  PDF

Davison, K. K., Schmalz, D. L., & Symons Downs, D. (2010). Hop, skip…No!  Reasons adolescent girls disengage from physical activity.  Annals for Behavioral Medicine. 39, 290-302.  PDF

Davison, K.K., Li, K., Baskin, M.L., Cox, T.L., Affuso, O. (2011).  Measuring parental support for children’s physical activity in white and African American parents:  The Activity Support Scale for Multiple Groups (ACTS-MG).  Preventive Medicine.  52(1), 39-43.  PDF