Peer-Reviewed Publications


Fields B, Cradock AL, Barrett JL, Hully T, Melly SJ. Active transportation pilot program evaluation: A longitudinal assessment of bicycle facility density changes on use in Minneapolis. Transp Res Interdiscip Perspect. 2022 May;14.

Ward ZJ, Willett WC, Hu FB, Pacheco LS, Long MW, Gortmaker SL. Excess mortality associated with elevated body weight in the USA by state and demographic subgroup: A modelling study. eClinicalMedicine. 2022 Apr;48.

Cradock AL, Barrett JL, Daly JG, Mozaffarian RS, Stoddard J, Her M, Etingoff K, Lee RM. Evaluation of efforts to reduce sodium and ensure access to healthier beverages in four healthcare settings in Massachusetts, US 2016–2018Prev Med Rep. 2022 Apr;27. Online ahead of print. doi:10.1016/j.pmedr.2022.101788

Park S, Onufrak S, Cradock AL, Hecht C, Patel A, Chevinsky JR, Blanck HM. Factors Related to Water Filter Use for Drinking Tap Water at Home and Its Association with Consuming Plain Water and Sugar-Sweetened Beverages among U.S. Adults. Am J Health Promot. 2022 Jan 27;8901171211073304. doi: 10.1177/08901171211073304. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35081754


Wilking C, Nink E, Cradock AL. Drinking Water and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Current Policy and Opportunities for Improvement. JPHMP. 2021 Dec. doi:10.1097/PHH.0000000000001474

Perez CL, Moran A, Headrick G, McCarthy J, Cradock AL, Pollack Porter KM. State and Local Healthy Kids’ Meal Laws in the United States: A Review and Content AnalysisJ Acad Nutr Diet. 2021 Dec. doi:10.1016/j.jand.2021.12.003

Chung A, Tully L, Czernin S, Thompson R, Mansoor A, Gortmaker S. Reducing risk of childhood obesity in the wake of covid-19The BMJ. 2021;374:n1716. doi:10.1136/bmj.n1716

Cradock AL, Buchner D, Zaganjor H, Thomas JV, Sallis JF, Rose K, Meehan L, Lawson M, Lavinghouze R, Fenton M, Devlin HM, Carlson SA, Bhattacharya T, Fulton JE. Priorities and Indicators for Economic Evaluation of Built Environment Interventions to Promote Physical Activity. J Phys Act Health. 2021 Jul 9;18(9):1088-1096. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2021-0191. PMID: 34243168; PMCID: PMC8629833.

Kenney EL, Mozaffarian RS, Long MW, Barrett JL, Cradock AL, Giles CM, Ward ZJ, Gortmaker SL. Limiting Television to Reduce Childhood Obesity: Cost-Effectiveness of Five Population Strategies. Child Obes. 2021 May 10. doi: 10.1089/chi.2021.0016. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33970695.

Kenney EL, Mozaffarian RS, Frost N, Ayers Looby A, Cradock AL. Opportunities to Promote Healthy Weight Through Child Care Licensing Regulations: Trends in the United States, 2016-2020. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2021; Epub ahead of print 2021 Mar 30.

Ward ZJ, Bleich SN, Long MW, Gortmaker SL. Association of body mass index with health care expenditures in the United States by age and sexPLOS ONE. 2021 Mar;16(3): e0247307. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0247307.


Lee DL, Traseira R, Navarro S, Frost N, Benjamin-Neelon SE, Cradock AL, Hecht K, Ritchie LD. Alignment of State Regulations With Breastfeeding and Beverage Best Practices for Childcare Centers and Family Childcare Homes, United States. Public Health Reports 2020; Epub ahead of print 2020 Nov 9.

Kenney EL, Bleich S, Gortmaker S. Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act: The Author Replies. Health Affairs (Millwood). 2020 Oct;39(10):1839. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2020.01607. PMID: 33017242.

Patel AI, Hecht CE, Cradock AL, Edwards MA, Ritchie LD. Drinking Water in the United States: Implications of Water Safety, Access, and Consumption. Annual Review of Nutrition 2020;40:1,345-373.

Ward ZJ, Gortmaker SL. Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes Are a Sweet Deal: Improve Health, Save Money, Reduce Disparities, and Raise Revenue. JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2020 Aug 25;4(6):pkaa075. doi: 10.1093/jncics/pkaa075. PMID: 33409453; PMCID: PMC7771423.

Kenney EL, Barrett JL, Bleich SN, Ward ZJ, Cradock AL, Gortmaker SL. Impact Of The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act On Obesity Trends. Health Affairs. 2020;39(7). doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2020.00133

Poole MK, Cradock AL, Kenney EL. Implementing the New Child and Adult Care Food Program’s Nutrition Standards in Boston. Prev Chronic Dis 2020;17:190426. doi:10.5888/pcd17.190426

Kenney EL, Poole MK, Cory H, Cradock AL. Impact of changes to the Child and Adult Care Food Program on children’s dietary intake in family child care homes. Public Health Nutrition. 2020:1-8. doi:10.1017/S1368980019004646.

Park S, Onufrak SJ, Cradock AL, et al. Correlates of Infrequent Plain Water Intake Among US High School Students: National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2017. Am J Health Prom. 2020 Jun;34(5):549-554. doi: 10.1177/0890117120911885. Epub 2020 Mar 18.


Ward ZJ, Bleich SN, Cradock AL, Barrett JL, Giles CM, Flax CN, Long MW, Gortmaker SL. Projected U.S. State-Level Prevalence of Adult Obesity and Severe Obesity. N Engl J Med. 2019;381:2440-50. doi: 10.1056/NEJMsa1909301

Kenney EL, Daly JG, Lee RM, Mozaffarian RS, Walsh K, Carter J, Gortmaker SL. Providing Students with Adequate School Drinking Water Access in an Era of Aging Infrastructure: A Mixed Methods Investigation. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Dec 20;17(1). pii: E62. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17010062. PubMed PMID: 31861778.

Kenney EL, Cradock AL, Long MW, Barrett JL, Giles CM, Ward ZJ, Gortmaker SL. Cost-effectiveness of water promotion strategies in schools for preventing childhood obesity and increasing water intake. Obesity. 2019;27(12):2037-2045. doi:10.1002/oby.22615.

Lee RM, Barrett JL, Daly JG, Mozaffarian RS, Giles CM, Cradock AL, Gortmaker SL. Assessing the effectiveness of training models for national scale-up of an evidence-based nutrition and physical activity intervention: a group randomized trial. BMC Public Health. 2019;19(1587). doi:

Petimar J, Zhang F, Cleveland LP, Simon D, Gortmaker SL, Polacsek M, Bleich SN, Rimm EB, Roberto CA, Block JP. Estimating the effect of calorie menu labeling on calories purchased in a large restaurant franchise in the southern United States: quasi-experimental study. BMJ. 2019 Oct 30;367:l5837. doi: 10.1136/bmj.l5837. PubMed PMID: 31666218; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6818731.

Basto-Abreu A, Barrientos-Gutiérrez T, Vidaña-Pérez D, Arantxa Colchero M , Hernández-F. M, Hernández-Ávila M, Ward ZJ, Long MW, Gortmaker SL. Cost-Effectiveness Of The Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Excise Tax in MexicoHealth Affairs. 2019;38(11). doi:

Cradock AL, Barrett JL, Taveras EM, Peabody S, Flax CN, Giles CM, Gortmaker SL. Effects of a before-school program on student physical activity levels. Prev Med Rep. 2019 Jul 3;15:100940. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.100940. eCollection 2019 Sep. PubMed PMID: 31367511; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6656689.

Long MW, Polacsek M, Bruno P, Giles CM, Ward ZJ, Cradock AL, Gortmaker SL. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis and Stakeholder Evaluation of 2 Obesity Prevention Policies in Maine, US. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2019 Aug [Epub ahead of print], pii: S1499-4046(19)30922-4.

Cradock AL, Poole MK, Agnew KE, Flax CN, Plank K, Capdarest-Arest N, Patel AI. A systematic review of strategies to increase drinking‐water access and consumption among 0‐ to 5‐year‐oldsObesity Reviews. 2019;1-25. doi: 10.1111/obr.12833. Epub 2019 Jun 28.

Daepp MIG, Gortmaker SL, Wang YC, Long MW, Kenney EL. WIC Food Package Changes: Trends in Childhood Obesity Prevalence. Pediatrics. 2019;143(5):e20182841.

Cradock AL, Everett Jones S, Merlo C. Examining differences in the implementation of school water-quality practices and water-access policies by school demographic characteristics. Prev Med Rep. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.10082. Epub 2019 Feb 8.


Lee RM, Giles CM, Cradock AL, Emmons KM, Okechukwu C, Kenney EL, Thayer J, Gortmaker SL. Impact of the Out-of-School Nutrition and Physical Activity (OSNAP) Group Randomized Controlled Trial on Children’s Food, Beverage, and Calorie Consumption among Snacks Served. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2018 Aug;118(8):1-13. 10.1016/j.jand.2018.04.011.

Park S, Onufrak S, Wilking C, Cradock A. Community-Based Policies and Support for Free Drinking Water Access in Outdoor Areas and Building Standards in U.S. Municipalities. Clin Nutr Res. 2018 Apr;7(2):91-101. doi: 10.7762/cnr.2018.7.2.91. Epub 2018 Apr 17.

Litman EA, Gortmaker SL, Ebbeling CB, Ludwig DS. Source of bias in sugar-sweetened beverage research: a systematic review. Public Health Nutr. 2018 Aug;21(12):2345-2350. doi: 10.1017/S1368980018000575. Epub 2018 Mar 26.

Andreyeva T, Kenney EL, O’Connell M, Sun X, Henderson KE. Predictors of Nutrition Quality in Early Child Education Settings in Connecticut. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2018 May;50(5):458-467. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2017.12.016. Epub 2018 Mar 1.


Kenney EL, Wintner S, Lee RM, Austin SB. Obesity Prevention Interventions in US Public Schools: Are Schools Using Programs That Promote Weight Stigma? Prev Chronic Dis, 2017;14:160605.

Sharifi M, Franz C, Horan CM, Giles C, Long M, Ward Z, Resch S, Marshall R, Gortmaker S, Taveras E. Cost-Effectiveness of a Clinical Childhood Obesity InterventionPediatrics. 2017; 140(5):e20162998.

Ward Z, Long M, Resch S, Giles C, Cradock A, Gortmaker S. Simulation of Growth Trajectories of Childhood Obesity into AdulthoodN Engl J Med. 2017 Nov 30;377(22):2145-2153.

Cradock AL, Barrett JL, Chriqui JF, Evenson KR, Valentine Goins K, Gustat J, Heinrich KM, Perry CK, Scanze M, Schmid TL, Tabak RG, Umstattd Meyer R, Valko C. Driven to Support: Individual- and County-Level Factors Associated With Public Support for Active Transportation Policies. Am J Health Promot. 2017 Nov 6. e-View Ahead of Print.

Brooks CJ, Gortmaker SL, Long MW, Cradock AL, Kenney EL. Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Hydration Status Among US Adults and the Role of Tap Water and Other Beverage Intake. Am J Public Health. 2017 Aug 8. e-View Ahead of Print.

Taveras EM, Perkins M, Anand S, Woo Baidal JA, Nelson CC, Kamdar N, Kwass J, Gortmaker SL, Barrett JL, Davison KK, Land T. Clinical Effectiveness of the Massachusetts Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration Initiative Among Low-Income Children. Obesity. 2017 Jul;25(7):1159-1166.

Woo Baidal JA, Nelson CC, Perkins M, Colchamiro R, Leung-Strle P, Kwass J, Gortmaker SL, Davison KK, Taveras EM. Childhood Obesity Prevention in the Women, Infants, and Children Program: Outcomes of the MA-CORD Study. Obesity. 2017 Jul;25(7):1167-1174.

Franckle RL, Falbe J, Gortmaker SL, Barrett JL, Giles C, Ganter C, Blaine RE, Buszkiewicz J, Taveras EM, Kwass JA, Land T, Davison KK. Student obesity prevalence and behavioral outcomes for the Massachusetts childhood obesity research demonstration project. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 Jul;25(7):1175-1182. doi: 10.1002/oby.21867.

Kenney EL, Lee RM, Brooks CJ, Cradock AL, Gortmaker SL. What Do Children Eat in the Summer? A Direct Observation of Summer Day Camps That Serve MealsJ Acad Nutr Diet. 2017 Mar 17.

Blaine RE, Franckle RL, Ganter C, Falbe J, Giles C, Criss S, Kwass JA, Land T, Gortmaker SL, Chuang E, Davison KK; MA-CORD Project Group. Using School Staff Members to Implement a Childhood Obesity Prevention Intervention in Low-Income School Districts: the Massachusetts Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (MA-CORD Project), 2012–2014. Prev Chronic Dis. 2017 Jan 12;14:E03.


Kenney EL, Gortmaker SL. United States Adolescents’ Television, Computer, Videogame, Smartphone, and Tablet Use: Associations with Sugary Drinks, Sleep, Physical Activity, and ObesityJ Pediatr. 2016 Dec 9. pii: S0022-3476(16)31243-4.

Cradock AL, Barrett JL, Kenney EL, Giles CM, Ward ZJ, Long MW, Resch SC, Pipito AA, Wei ER, Gortmaker SL. Using cost-effectiveness analysis to prioritize policy and programmatic approaches to physical activity promotion and obesity prevention in childhoodPrev Med. 2016 Oct 20. pii: S0091-7435(16)30339-5.

Long MW, Gortmaker SL, Patel AI, Onufrak SJ, Wilking CL, Cradock AL. Public Perception of Quality and Support for Required Access to Drinking Water in Schools and ParksAm J Health Promot. 2016 Oct 3. pii: 0890117116671253.

Long MW, Ward ZJ, Resch SC, Cradock AL, Wang YC, Giles CM, Gortmaker SL. State-level estimates of childhood obesity prevalence in the United States corrected for report biasInternational Journal of Obesity. 2016 Aug 30.

Blondin KJ, Giles CM, Cradock AL, Gortmaker SL, Long MW. US States’ Childhood Obesity Surveillance Practices and Recommendations for Improving Them, 2014-2015Prev Chronic Dis. 2016;13:160060.

Kenny EL, Gortmaker SL, Cohen JFW, Rimm EB, Cradock AL. Limited School Drinking Water Access for Youth. J Adolesc Health. 2016;59(1):24-29.

Dietz WH, Gortmaker SL. New Strategies to Prioritize Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity InterventionsAm J Prev Med. 2016 Apr 26. pii: S0749-3797(16)30069-1.

Muckelbauer R, Gortmaker SL, Libuda L, Kersting M, Clausen K, Adelberger B, Müller-Nordhorn J. Changes in water and sugar-containing beverage consumption and body weight outcomes in children. Br J Nutr. 2016 Apr 4:1-10.

Ward ZJ, Long MW, Resch SC, Gortmaker SL, Cradock AL, Giles C, Hsiao A, Wang YC. Redrawing the US Obesity Landscape: Bias-Corrected Estimates of State-Specific Adult Obesity Prevalence. PLOS ONE. 2016; 11(3): e0150735.

Mozaffarian RS, Gortmaker SL, Kenney EL, Carter JE, Westfall Howe MC, Reiner JF, Cradock AL. Assessment of a Districtwide Policy on Availability of Competitive Beverages in Boston Public Schools, Massachusetts, 2013. Prev Chronic Dis. 2016;13:150483.


Cradock AL, Barrett JL, Giles CM, Lee RM, Kenney EL, deBlois ME, Thayer JC, Gortmaker SL. Promoting Physical Activity With the Out of School Nutrition and Physical Activity (OSNAP) Initiative: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Dec 7:1-9.

Gortmaker SL, Wang YC, Long MW, Giles CM, Ward ZJ, Barrett JL, Kenney EL, Sonneville KR, Afzal AS, Resch SC, Cradock AL. Three Interventions That Reduce Childhood Obesity Are Projected To Save More Than They Cost To Implement. Health Aff. 2015 Nov 1;34(11):1932-9.

Cradock AL, Kenney EL, McHugh A, Conley L, Mozaffarian RS, Reiner JF, et al. Evaluating the Impact of the Healthy Beverage Executive Order for City Agencies in Boston, Massachusetts, 2011–2013. Prev Chronic Dis 2015;12:140549.

Kenney EL, Gortmaker SL, Carter JE, Howe CW, Reiner JF, Cradock AL. Grab a Cup, Fill It Up! An Intervention to Promote the Convenience of Drinking Water and Increase Student Water Consumption During School Lunch. Am J Public Health. 2015 Sep;105(9):1777-83.

Gortmaker SL, Long MW, Resch SC, Ward ZJ, Cradock AL, Barrett JL, Wright DR, Sonneville KR, Giles CM, Carter RC, Moodie ML, Sacks G, Swinburn BA, Hsiao A, Vine S, Barendregt J, Vos T, Wang YC. Cost Effectiveness of Childhood Obesity Interventions: Evidence and Methods for CHOICES. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Jul;49(1):102-11.

Long MW, Gortmaker SL, Ward ZJ, Resch SC, Moodie ML, Sacks G, Swinburn BA, Carter RC, Claire Wang Y. Cost Effectiveness of a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Excise Tax in the U.S. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Jul;49(1):112-23.

Sonneville KR, Long MW, Ward ZJ, Resch SC, Wang YC, Pomeranz JL, Moodie ML, Carter R, Sacks G, Swinburn BA, Gortmaker SL. BMI and Healthcare Cost Impact of Eliminating Tax Subsidy for Advertising Unhealthy Food to Youth.
Am J Prev Med. 2015 Jul;49(1):124-34.

Wright DR, Kenney EL, Giles CM, Long MW, Ward ZJ, Resch SC, Moodie ML, Carter RC, Wang YC, Sacks G, Swinburn BA, Gortmaker SL, Cradock AL. Modeling the Cost Effectiveness of Child Care Policy Changes in the U.S. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Jul;49(1):135-47.

Barrett JL, Gortmaker SL, Long MW, Ward ZJ, Resch SC, Moodie ML, Carter R, Sacks G, Swinburn BA, Wang YC, Cradock AL. Cost Effectiveness of an Elementary School Active Physical Education Policy.  Am J Prev Med. 2015 Jul;49(1):148-59.

Leung CW, Ryan-Ibarra S, Linares A, Induni M, Sugerman S, Long MW, Rimm EB, Willett WC. Support for Policies to Improve the Nutritional Impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in California. Am J Public Health. 2015 Jun 11:e1-e4. [Epub ahead of print]

Kenney EL, Long MW, Cradock AL, Gortmaker SL. Prevalence of Inadequate Hydration Among US Children and Disparities by Gender and Race/Ethnicity: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2012. American Journal of Public Health. 2015. e-View Ahead of Print.

Long MW, Tobias DK, Cradock AL, Batchelder H, Gortmaker SL. Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the Impact of Restaurant Menu Calorie Labeling. Am J Public Health. 2015 May;105(5):e11-24.

Franckle RL, Falbe J, Gortmaker S, Ganter C, Taveras EM, Land T, Davison KK. Insufficient sleep among elementary and middle school students is linked with elevated soda consumption and other unhealthy dietary behaviors. Prev Med. 2015 May;74:36-41.

Kenney EL, Gortmaker SL, Davison KK, Bryn Austin S. The academic penalty for gaining weight: a longitudinal, change-in-change analysis of BMI and perceived academic ability in middle school students. Int J Obes (Lond). 2015 May 18.

Gortmaker SL, Polacsek M, Letourneau L, Rogers VW, Holmberg R, Lombard KA, Fanburg J, Ware J, Orr J. Evaluation of a primary care intervention on body mass index: the maine youth overweight collaborative. Child Obes. 2015 Apr;11(2):187-93.

Allen JD, Torres MI, Tom LS, Rustan S, Leyva B, Negron R, Linnan LA, Jandorf L, Ospino H. Enhancing organizational capacity to provide cancer control programs among Latino churches: design and baseline findings of the CRUZA Study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2015 Apr 9;15:147.

Wilking CL, Cradock AL, Gortmaker SL. Harnessing the public health power of model codes to increase drinking water access in schools and childcare. J Law Med Ethics. 2015 Spring;43 Suppl 1:69-72.

Lobstein T, Jackson-Leach R, Moodie ML, Hall KD, Gortmaker SL, Swinburn BA, James WP, Wang Y, McPherson K. Child and adolescent obesity: part of a bigger picture. Lancet. 2015 Feb 18. pii: S0140-6736(14)61746-3.

Kenney EL, Davison KK, Austin SB, Giles CM, Cradock AL, Lee RM, Gortmaker SL. Validity and Reliability of a Simple, Low-Cost Measure to Quantify Children’s Dietary Intake in Afterschool Settings. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2015 Jan 14. pii: S2212-2672(14)01759-6.

Falbe J, Davison KK, Franckle RL, Ganter C, Gortmaker SL, Smith L, Land T, Taveras EM. Sleep Duration, Restfulness, and Screens in the Sleep Environment. Pediatrics. 2015 Jan 5. pii: peds.2014-2306. [Epub ahead of print]

Sonneville KR, Long MW, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman K, Gillman MW, Taveras EM. Juice and water intake in infancy and later beverage intake and adiposity: Could juice be a gateway drink? Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Jan;23(1):170-6.


Taveras EM, Blaine RE, Davison KK, Gortmaker S, Anand S, Falbe J, Kwass JA, Perkins M, Giles C, Criss S, Colchamiro R, Woo Baidal J, Land T, Smith L. Design of the Massachusetts Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (MA-CORD) Study. Child Obes. 2014 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print]

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.

Leyva B, Allen JD, Tom LS, Ospino H, Torres MI, Abraido-Lanza AF. Religion, fatalism, and cancer control: a qualitative study among Hispanic Catholics. Am J Health Behav. 2014 Nov;38(6):839-49.

Fernández ME, Melvin CL, Leeman J, Ribisl KM, Allen JD, Kegler MC, Bastani R, Ory MG, Risendal BC, Hannon PA, Kreuter MW, Hebert JR. The cancer prevention and control research network: An interactive systems approach to advancing cancer control implementation research and practice. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Nov;23(11):2512-21.

Allen JD, Caspi C, Yang M, Leyva B, Stoddard AM, Tamers S, Tucker-Seeley RD, Sorensen GC. Pathways between acculturation and health behaviors among residents of low-income housing: The mediating role of social and contextual factors. Soc Sci Med. 2014 Oct 18;123C:26-36.

Falbe J, Willett WC, Rosner B, Gortmaker SL, Sonneville KR, Field AE. Longitudinal relations of television, electronic games, and digital versatile discs with changes in diet in adolescents. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014 Oct;100(4):1173-81.

Kenney EL, Giles CM, deBlois ME, Gortmaker SL, Chinfatt S, Cradock AL. Improving nutrition and physical activity policies in afterschool programs: results from a group-randomized controlled trial. Prev Med. 2014 Sep;66:159-66.

Lee RM, Okechukwu C, Emmons KM, Gortmaker SL. Impact of implementation factors on children’s water consumption in the Out-of-School Nutrition and Physical Activity group-randomized trial. New Dir Youth Dev. 2014 Sep;2014(143):79-101.

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.

Escoffery C, Fernandez ME, Vernon SW, Liang S, Maxwell AE, Allen JD, Dwyer A, Hannon PA, Kohn M, DeGroff A. Patient Navigation in a Colorectal Cancer Screening Program. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2014 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print]

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 studyPrev Med. 2014 May;62:64-70.

Gortmaker SL, Taveras EM. Who becomes obese during childhood–clues to preventionN 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.