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Publications on this page are related to the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) program. This CPPW program placed a special emphasis on working to reduce obesity and tobacco use. Publications on this page include those by CDC and awardee authors.

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Publications by Year


Barker, J. Change the future WV. West Virginia Medical Journal, 2016; 108(3), 106.

Bresnahan, M., Sacks, R., Farley, S., Mandel-Ricci, J., Patterson, T., & Lamberson, P. Going tobacco-free on 24 New York City university campuses: A public health agency’s partnership with a large urban public university system. Journal of American College Health, 2016; 64(4), 343-347.

Farley, S., & Johns, M. New York City Flavoured Tobacco Product Sales Ban Evaluation. Tobacco Control, 2016; 26 (1), 78-84.

Farley, S.M., Schroth, K.R.J., Curtis, C.J., & Angell, S. Evidence of Support for Smoke-Free Public Housing Among New York City Residents. Public Health Reports, 2016; 131(1), 2-3.

Hawkes, A. P., Weinberg, S. L., Janusz, R., Demont-Heinrich, C., & Vogt, R. L. An Innovative Method of Measuring Changes in Access to Healthful Foods in School Lunch Programs: Findings from a Pilot Evaluation. PLOS ONE, 2016; 11(1).

Honeycutt, A. A., Khavjou, O. A., Bradley, C., Neuwahl, S., Hoerger, T. J., Bellard, D., & Cash, A. J. Intervention Costs From Communities Putting Prevention to Work. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2016; 28, e98.

Kane, H., Council, M., Tzeng, J., Day, K., Soler, R., Chambard, M., Roussel, A., & Heirendt, W. Pathways to Program Success: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) of Communities Putting Prevention to Work Case Study Programs. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 2016; 23(2), 104-111.

Kranz, A. M, Browner, D. K., McDermid, L., Coleman, T. R., & Wooten W. J. Using Electronic Health Record Data for Healthy Weight Surveillance in Children, San Diego, California, 2014. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2016; 10(13), e34.

Kuo, T., Robles, B., Trogdon, J.G., Ferencik, R., Simon, P.A., & Fielding, J.E. Framing the Local Context and Estimating the Health Impact of CPPW Obesity Prevention Strategies in Los Angeles County, 2010-2012. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 2016; (4), 360-369.

LaRowe, T.L., Tomayko, E.J., Meinen, A.M., Hoiting, J., Saxler, C., Cullen, B., & Wisconsin Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiative (WECOPI). Active Early: One-year policy intervention to increase physical activity among early care and education programs in Wisconsin. BMC Public Health, 2016; 16, 607.

Plant, A., Montoya, J.A., Tyree, R., Aragon, L., Weber, M., Le Veque, M., Anderson, C.A., Soler, R.E., & Kent, C. The Break Up: Evaluation of an Anti-Smoking Educational Campaign for Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals in Los Angeles County. Journal of Health Communication, 2016; 22(1), 29-36.

Quinn, E.C., Sacks, R., Farley, S.M., & Thihalolipavan, S. Development of Culturally Appropriate Support Strategies to Increase Uptake of Nicotine Replacement Therapy Among Russian- and Chinese-Speaking Smokers in New York City. Journal of Community Health, 2016; 42(3), 431-436.

Rundle, A.G., Sheehan, D.M., Quinn, J.W., Bartley, K., Eidenhower, D., Bader, M.M.D., Lovasi, G.S., & Neckerman, K.M. Using GPS Data to Study Neighborhood Walkability and Physical Activity. American Journal of Preventative Medicine, 2016; 50(3), e65-e72.

Smith, T., Schram, S., Tibbits, M., Wang, H., & Balluff, M. Healthy Neighborhood Stores: Key Recommendations for Working with Owners of Small Stores in Communities of High Need. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2016; 116(3), 395-398.

Snyder, K., Vick, J.H., & King, B.A. Smoke-free multiunit housing: a review of the scientific literature. Tobacco Control, 2016; 25(1), 9-20.

Soler, R., Orenstein, D., Honeycutt, A., Bradley, C., Trogdon, J., & Kent, C.K. Community-Based Interventions to Decrease Obesity and Tobacco Exposure and Reduce Health Care Costs: Outcome Estimates From Communities Putting Prevention to Work for 2010–2020. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2016; 13, 150272.


Bontrager Yoder, A.B., Foecke, L.L. & Schoeller, D.A. Factors affecting fruit and vegetable school lunch waste in Wisconsin elementary schools participating in Farm to School programmes. Public Health Nutrition, 2015; 2, 1-9.

Cheadle, A., Cromp, D., Krieger, J. W., Chan, N., McNees, M., Ross-Viles, S., & MacDougall, E. Promoting Policy, Systems, and Environment Change to Prevent Chronic Disease: Lessons Learned From the King County Communities Putting Prevention to Work Initiative. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 2015; 22(4), 348-359.

Duquaine, D., Farley, S.M., Sacks, R., Mandel-Ricci, J., Silfen, S.L., & Shih, S.C. Designing a quality improvement program with electronic health records: New York City’s Health eQuits. American Journal of Medical Quality, 2015; 30(2), 141-148.

Elbel, B., Mijanovich, T., Abrams, C., Cantor, J., Dunn, L., Nonas, C., & Park, S. A Water Availability Intervention in New York City Public Schools: Influence on Youths’ Water and Milk Behaviors. American Journal of Public Health, 2015; 105, 365-372.

Firestone, M., Yi, S., Bartley, K., & Eisenhower, D. Perceptions and the role of group exercise among New York City adults, 2010-2011: an examination of interpersonal factors and leisure-time physical activity. Preventive Medicine, 2015; 72, 50-55.

Hennessey, M., Bleakley, A., Taylor Piotrowki, J.T., Mallya, G., & Jordan, A. Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption by Adult Caregivers and Their Children: The Role of Drink Features and Advertising Exposure. Health Education & Behavior, 2015; 42(5), 677-686.

Hillier, A., Chilton, M., Zhao, Q., Szymkowiak, D., Coffman, R., & Mallya, G. Concentration of Tobacco Advertisements at SNAP and WIC Stores, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2012. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2015; 12, 140133.

Jeong, M., Tan, A.S.L., Brennan, E., Gibson, L., & Hornik, R.C. Talking About Quitting: Interpersonal Communication as a Mediator of Campaign Effects on Smokers’ Quit Behaviors. Journal of Health Communication, 2015; 20(10), 1196-1205.

Kwon, S., Mason, M., & Welch, S. Physical activity of fifth and sixth graders during school hours according to school racial/ethnic composition: Suburban Cook County, Illinois. Journal of School Health, 2015; 85(6), 382-387.

Lawman, H.G., Mallya, G., & Veur, S.V. Trends in relative weight over one year in low-income urban youth. Obesity (Silver Spring, Md), 2015; 23(2), 436-442.

Lawman, H.G., Ogden, C.L., Hassink, S., Mallya, G., Vander Veur, S., & Foster, G. Comparing Methods for Identifying Biologically Implausible Values in Height, Weight, and Body Mass Index Among Youth. American Journal of Epidemiology, 2015; 182(4), 359–365.

Lawman, H.G., Vander Veur, S., Mallya, G., McCoy, T.A., Wojtanowski, A., Colby, L., & Foster, G. Changes in quantity, spending, and nutritional characteristics of adult, adolescent and child urban corner store purchases after an environmental intervention. Preventive Medicine, 2015; 74, 81-85.

Lent, M. R., Vander Veur, S., Mallya, G., McCoy, T. A., Sanders, T. A, Colby, L., & Foster, G. D. Corner store purchases made by adults, adolescents and children: items, nutritional characteristics and amount spent. Public Health Nutrition, 2015; 18, 1706-1712.

Leone, F.T., Evers-Case, S., Graden, S., Schnoll, R., & Mallya, G. Academic Detailing Interventions Improve Tobacco Use Treatment among Physicians Working in Underserved Communities. Annals of the American Thoracic Society, 2015; 12, 854-858.

Lim, S., Wyker, B., Bartley, K., & Eisenhower, D. Measurement Error of Self-Reported Physical Activity Levels in New York City: Assessment and Correction. American Journal of Epidemiology, 2015; 181(9), 648-55.

Lim, S., Wyker, B., Bartley, K., & Eisenhower, D. Respond to “Measurement Error and Physical Activity”. American Journal of Epidemiology, 2015; 181(9), 659-660.

Moore, S.A., Wilson, J., Kelly-Richards, W., & Marston, S.A. School Gardens as Sites for Forging Progressive Socioecological Futures. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 2015; 105(2), 407-415.

Moreland-Russell, S., & Carothers, B. J. An Examination of Two Policy Networks Involved in Advancing Smokefree Policy Initiatives. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2015; 12, 11117-11131.

Pratt, M., Yin, S., Soler, R., Njai, R., Siegel, P.Z., & Liao, Y. Does Perceived Neighborhood Walkability and Safety Mediate the Association Between Level of Education and Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines? Preventing Chronic Disease, 2015; 12, e46.

Robbins, J. M., Mallya, G., Wagner, A., & Buehler, J.W. Prevalence, Disparities, and Trends in Obesity and Severe Obesity among Students in the School District of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2006-2013. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2015; 12, e134.

Robles, B., Blitstein, J., Lieberman, A., Barragan, N., Gase, L., & Kuo, T. The relationship between amount of soda consumed and intention to reduce soda consumption among adults exposed to the Choose Health LA ‘Sugar Pack’ health marketing campaign. Public Health Nutrition, 2015; 18, 2582-2591.

Russo, E.T., Hulse, T.E., Adamkiewicz, G., Levy, D.E., Bethune, L., Kane, J., & Shah, S. Comparison of Indoor Air Quality in Smoke-Permitted and Smoke-Free Multiunit Housing: Findings From The Boston Housing Authority. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 2015; 17(3), 316-322.

Sacks, R., Yi, S.S., & Nonas, C. Increasing access to fruits and vegetables: perspectives from the New York City experience. American Journal of Public Health, 2015; 105(5), e-29-37.

Shamo, F., Wilson, E., Kiley, J., & Repace, J. Assessing the effect of Michigan’s smoke-free law on air quality inside restaurants and casinos: a before-and-after observational study. BMJ Open, 2015; 5:e007530

Stempski, S., Liu, L., Grow, M., Pomietto, M., Chung, C., Shumann, A., & Bennett, E. Everyone swims: a community partnership and policy approach to address health disparities in drowning and obesity. Health Education & Behavior, 2015; 42, s106-s114.

Yi, S.S., Bartley, K.F., Firestone, M. J., Lee, K.K., & Eisenhower, D. L. Self-Reported Sitting Time in New York City Adults, The Physical Activity and Transit Survey, 2010–2011. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2015; 12.


Adjoian, T., Dannefer, R., Sacks, R., & Van Wye, G. Comparing Sugary Drinks in the Food Retail Environment in Six NYC Neighborhoods. Journal of Community Health, 2014; 39, 327-335.

Auchincloss, A.H., Leonberg, B.L., Glanz, K.G., Bellitz, S., Ricchezza, A., & Jervis, A. Nutritional Value of Meals at Full-service Restaurant Chains. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2014; 46, 75-81.

Barnett, G.L.M., Dombrowski, R.D., Welter, C.R., Mason, M., Geraci, M.V., Gilmet, K.A., & Kapadia, D.A. Model communities: A vital strategy to implementing policy and environmental change for active living and addressing health equity in Suburban Cook County, Illinois. American Journal of Health Promotion, 2014; 28, S122-S124.

Barragan, N. C., Noller, A. J., Robles, B., Gase, L. N., Leighs, M. S., Bogert, S. & Kuo, T. The “Sugar Pack” Health Marketing Campaign in Los Angeles County, 2011-2012. Health Promotion Practice, 2014; 15(2), 208–216.

Battista, R. A., Oakley, H., Weddell, M. S., Mudd, L. M., Greene, J. B., & West, S. T. Improving the physical activity and nutrition environment through self-assessment (NAP SACC) in rural area child care centers in North Carolina. Preventive Medicine, 2014; 67(1), S10-S16.

Blue Bird Jernigan, V., Brokenleg, I. S., Burkhart, M., Magdalena, C., Sibley, C., & Yepa, K. The implementation of a participatory manuscript development process with Native American tribal awardees as part of the CDC Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative: Challenges and opportunities. Preventive Medicine, 2014; 67(1), S51-S57.

Boles, M., Adams, A., Gredler, A., & Manhas, S. Ability of a mass media campaign to influence knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors about sugary drinks and obesity. Preventive Medicine, 2014; 67(1), S40-S45.

Bontrager Yoder, A.B., & Schoeller, D.A. Fruits and vegetables displace, but do not decrease, total energy in school lunches. Childhood Obesity, 2014; 10.

Bontrager Yoder, A., Liebhart, J., McCarty, D., Meinen, A., Schoeller, D., Vargas, C., & LaRowe, T. Farm to Elementary School Programming Increases Access to Fruits and Vegetables and Increases Their Consumption Among Those With Low Intake. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2014, 46(5), 341-349.

Brokenleg, I. S., Barber, T. K., Bennett, N. L., Boyce, S. P., & Blue Bird Jernigan, V. Gambling with Our Health: Smoke-free Policy Would Not Reduce Tribal Casino Patronage. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2014; 47(3), 290-299.

Burbage, L., Gonzalez, E., Dunning, L., Simon, P., & Kuo, T. Building mutually beneficial partnerships to improve physical activity opportunities through shared-use efforts in under-resourced communities in Los Angeles County. Preventive Medicine, 2014; 67(1), S4-S9.

Cavanaugh, E., Green, S., Mallya, G., Tierney, A., Brensinger, C., & Glanz, K. Changes in food and beverage environments after an urban corner store intervention. Preventive Medicine, 2014; 65C, 7–12.

Clark, S., Bungum, T., Shan, G., Meacham, M., & Coker, L. The effect of a trail use intervention on urban trail use in Southern Nevada. Preventive Medicine, 2014; 67(1), S17-S20.

Coxe, N., Webber, W., Burkhart, J., Broderick, B., Yeager, K., Jones, L., & Fenstersheib, M. Use of tobacco retail permitting to reduce youth access and exposure to tobacco in Santa Clara County, California. Preventive Medicine, 2014; 67(1), S46-S50.

Cradock, A., Barrett, J., Carter, J., McHugh, A., Sproul, J., Russo, E., Dao-Tran, P., & Gortmaker, S. Impact of the Boston Active School Day policy to promote physical activity among children. American Journal of Health Promotion, 2014; 28(3) S54-S64.

Cummings, P. L., Welch, S. B., Mason, M., Burbage, L., Kwon, S., & Kuo, T. Nutrient content of school meals before and after implementation of nutrition recommendations in five school districts across two U.S. counties. Preventive Medicine, 2014; 67(1), S21-S27.

Day, S.E., Konty, K.J., Leventer-Roberts, M., Nonas, C., & Harris, T.G. Severe obesity among children in New York City public elementary and middle schools, school years 2006-07 through 2010-2011. [PDF-170-KB] Preventing Chronic Disease, 2014; 11.

Esparza, L.A., Velasques, K.S., & Zaharoff, A.M. Local Adaptation of the National Physical Activity Plan: Creation of the Active Living Plan for a Healthier San Antonio. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2014; 11, 470-477.

Fagen, M.C., Asada, Y., Welch, S., Dombrowski, R., Gilmet, K., Welter, C., Stern, L., & Mason, M. Policy, Systems, and Environmentally Oriented School-Based Obesity Prevention: Opportunities and Challenges. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community, 2014; 42, 95-111.

Fallin, A., Neilands, T.B., Jordan, J.W., & Ling, P.M. Secondhand Smoke Exposure Among Young Adult Sexual Minority Bar and Nightclub Patrons. American Journal of Public Health, 2014; 104, e148-e153.

Farley, S.M., Seoh, N., Sacks, R., & Johns, M. Teen Use of Flavored Tobacco Products in New York City. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 2014; 16 (11): 1518-1521.

Feyerherm, L., Tibbits, M., Wang, H., Schram, S., & Balluff, M. Partners for a Healthy City: Implementing Policies and Environmental Changes Within Organizations to Promote Health. American Journal of Public Health, 2014; 7, 1165-1168.

Gase, L. N., McCarthy, W. J., Robles, B., & Kuo, T. Student receptivity to new school meal offerings: Assessing fruit and vegetable waste among middle school students in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Preventive Medicine, 2014; 67(1), S28-S33.

Gibson, L. A., Parvanta, S. A., Jeong, M., & Hornik, R. C. Evaluation of a Mass Media Campaign Promoting Using help to Quit Smoking. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2014; 46(5), 487–495.

Gollub, E. A., Kennedy, B. M., Bourgeois, B. F., Broyles, S. T., & Katzmarzyk, P. T. Engaging Communities to Develop and Sustain Comprehensive Wellness Policies: Louisiana’s Schools Putting Prevention to Work. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2014; 11, E34.

Harris, J. R., Hammerback, K. R., Hannon, P. A., McDowell, J., Katzman, A., Clegg-Thorp, C., & Gallagher, J. Group purchasing of workplace health promotion services for small employers. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2014; 56(7), 765-770.

Hoflund, A.B., Chen, C., & Ebdon, C. Network Governance and Leadership: Lessons Learned From the Douglas County Communities Putting Prevention to Work Farm to School program. Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2014; 3, 45-56.

Jasek, J.P., Johns, M., Mbamalu, I., Auer, K., Kilgore, E., & Kansagra, S.M. One cigarette is one too many: evaluating a light smoker-targeted media campaign. Tobacco Control, 2014.

Jeong, M., Gilmore, J.S., Bleakley, A., & Jordan, A. Local News Media Framing of Obesity in the Context of a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Reduction Media Campaign. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2014; 46(6), 583-588.

Kern, E., Chan, N. L., Fleming, D. W., & Krieger, J. W. Declines in Student Obesity Prevalence Associated with a Prevention Initiative — King County, Washington, 2012. MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2014; 63, 155–157.

Kornfield, R., Szczypka, G., Powell, L.M., & Emery, S.L. Televised obesity-prevention advertising across U.S. media markets: exposure and content, 2010-2011. Public Health Nutrition, 2014; 18(6), 983-993.

Krieger, J. Policy and Systems Change to Build Healthy Communities in King County, Washington. National Civic Review, 2014; 103, 31-34.

Lavinghouze, S. R., Snyder, K., & Rieker, P. P. The Component Model of Infrastructure: A Practical Approach to Understanding Public Health Program Infrastructure. American Journal of Public Health 2014; 104(8), e1–e11.

Lederer, A., Curtis, C.J., Silver, L., & Angell, S.Y. Toward a Healthier City: Nutrition Standards for New York City Government. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2014; 46, 423-428.

Martin, S.L., Martin, M., Cook, R., Knaus, R., & O’Rourke, K. The Maine Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Childcare (NAP SACC) Experience. Child & Adolescent Behavior, 2014; 2.

Massuda Barnett, G.L., Dombrowski, R.D., Welter, C.R., Mason, M., Geraci, M.V., Gilmet, K.A., & Kapadia, D.A. Model communities: A vital strategy to implementing policy and environmental change for active living and addressing health equity in Suburban Cook County, Illinois. American Journal of Health Promotion, 2014; 28, S122−S124.

Matthews-Ewald, M.R., Kelley, G.A., Moore, L.C., & Gurka, M.J. How active are rural children and adolescents during PE class? An examination of light physical activity. West Virginia Medical Journal, 2014; 110, 28-31.

Momin, B., Neri, A., McCausland, K., Duke, J., Hansen, H., Kahende, J., & Stewart, S. L. Traditional and Innovative Promotional Strategies of Tobacco Cessation Services: A Review of the Literature. Journal of Community Health, 2014; 39(4), 800-809.

Mulready-Ward, C., & Hackett, M. Perception and Attitudes: Breastfeeding in Public in New York City. [PDF-625KB] Journal of Human Lactation, 2014; 30, 195-200.

Natale, R., Camejo, S., & Sanders, L. Communities Putting Prevention to Work: Results of an Obesity Prevention Initiative in Child Care Facilities. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014, 30(3), 306-319.

Parekh, A.K., Scott, A.R., McMahon, C., & Teel, C. Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Tackling the Tobacco and Obesity Epidemics. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2014; 11.

Robles, B., Frost, S., Moore, L., Harris, C. V., Bradlyn, A. S., & Kuo, T. Overweight and obesity among low-income women in rural West Virginia and urban Los Angeles County. Preventive Medicine, 2014; 67(1), S34-S39.

Robles, B., Kuo, T., Leighs, M., Wang, M.C., & Simon, P. Using Population Reach as a Proxy Metric for Intervention Impact to Prioritize Selection of Obesity Prevention Strategies in Los Angeles County, 2010-2012. American Journal of Public Health, 2014; 104(7), e14-e19.

Robles, B., Smith, L. V., Ponce, M., Piron, J., & Kuo, T. The Influence of Gender and Self-Efficacy on Healthy Eating in a Low-Income Urban Population Affected by Structural Changes to the Food Environment. Journal of Obesity, 2014.

Rube, K., Veatch, M., Huang, K., Sacks, R., Lent, M., Goldstein, G. P., & Lee, K. K. Developing Built Environment Programs in Local Health Departments: Lessons Learned From a Nationwide Mentoring Program. American Journal of Public Health, 2014; 104, e10–e18.

Rundle A., Quinn J., Lee K., Bartley K. & Eisenhower D. Neighborhood Walkability and Physical Activity in New York City. [PDF-604KB] New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: Epi Data Brief, January 2014; 42.

Ryan, S., Sidelinger, D.E., Saitowitz, S., Browner, D., Vance, S., & McDermid, L. Designing and implementing a regional active transportation and monitoring program through a County-MPO-University collaboration. American Journal of Health Promotion, 2014; 28, S104-S111.

Sharifi, M., Adams, W. G., Winickoff, J.P., Guo, J., Reid, M., & Boynton-Jarrett, R. Enhancing the Electronic Health Record to increase counseling and Quit-Line referral for parents who smoke. Academic Pediatrics, 2014; 14(5), 478-484.

Silfen, S.L., Farley, S.M., Shih, S.C., Duquaine, D.C., Mandel Ricci, J., Kansagra, S.M., & McAfee, T. Increases in Smoking Cessation Interventions After a Feedback and Improvement Initiative Using Electronic Health Records — 19 Community Health Centers, New York City, October 2010–March 2012. MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2014; 63, 921-924.

Soler, R.E., Whitten, K., & Ottley, P. Communities Putting Prevention to Work: Local evaluation of community-based strategies designed to make healthy living easier. Preventive Medicine, 2014; 67(1), S1-S3.

Tarleton, H.P., Smith, L.V., Zhang, Z., & Kuo, T. Utility of Anthropometric Measures in a Multiethnic Population: Their Association with Prevalent Diabetes, Hypertension, and Other Chronic Disease Comorbidities. Journal of Community Health, 2014; 39, 471-479.

Van Erp, B., Webber, W. L., Stoddard, P., Shah, R., Martin, L., Broderick, B., & Induni, M. Demographic factors associated with perceptions about water safety and tap water consumption among adults in Santa Clara County, California, 2011. [PDF-367KB] Preventing Chronic Disease, 2014; 11, E98.

Veatch, M., Goldstein G.P., Sacks, R., Lent, M., & Van Wye, G. Institution-to-Institution Mentoring to Build Capacity in 24 Local US Health Departments: Best Practices and Lessons Learned. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2014; 11, e168.

Waddell, E. N., Farley, S. M., Mandel-Ricci, J., & Kansagra, S. M. Public support for smoke-free air strategies among smokers and nonsmokers, New York City, 2010–2012. [PDF-419KB] Preventing Chronic Disease, 2014; 11, 130263.

Webber, W. L., van Erp, B., Stoddard, P., & Tsoh, J. Y. Determinants of exposure to secondhand smoke among Vietnamese adults: California Vietnamese Adult Tobacco Use Survey, 2007–2008. [PDF-339KB] Preventing Chronic Disease, 2014; 11, e81.


Auchincloss, A.H., Mallya, G.G., Leonberg, B.L., Ricchezza, A., Glanz, K., & Schwarz, D.F. Customer Responses to Mandatory Menu Labeling at Full-Service Restaurants. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2013; 45, 710-719.

Auchincloss, A.H., Young, C., Davis, A.L., Wasson, S., Chilton, M., & Karamanian, V. Barriers and facilitators of consumer use of nutrition labels at sit-down restaurant chains. Public Health Nutrition, 2013; 16, 2138-2145.

Barbero, C., Moreland-Russell, S., Bach, L.E., & Cyr, J. An Evaluation of Public School District Tobacco Policies in St. Louis County, Missouri. Journal School Health, 2013, 83:8, 525-532.

Baronberg, S., Dunn, L., Nonas, C., Dannefer, R., & Sacks, R. The Impact of New York City’s Health Bucks Program on Electronic Benefit Transfer Spending at Farmers Markets, 2006–2009. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2013; 10, e163.

Bartley K., Wyker B. & Eisenhower D. Physical Activity Measured by Accelerometer: A Comparison of New York City and the Nation. [PDF-361KB] New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: Epi Data Brief, February 2013; 22.

Boutain, D. M., & McNees, M. Initiating Policy, Systems, and Environmental Changes for Childhood Obesity Prevention by Engaging Six Faith-Based Organizations. Family & Community Health, 2013; 36, 248–259.

Brissette, I., Lowenfels, A., Noble, C., & Spicer, D. Predictors of total calories purchased at fast-food restaurants: restaurant characteristics, calorie awareness, and use of calorie information. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2013; 45, 404–411.

Cavanaugh, E., Mallya, G., Brensinger, C., Tierney, A., & Glanz, K. Nutrition environments in corner stores in Philadelphia. Preventive Medicine, 2013; 56, 149–151.

Coady, M.H., Chan, C.A., Sacks, R., Mbamalu, I.G., & Kansagra, S.M. The Impact of Cigarette Excise Tax Increases on Purchasing Behaviors Among New York City Smokers. American Journal of Public Health, 2013; 103(6), e54-e60.

Cole, K., McNees, M., Kinney, K., Fisher, K., & Krieger, J. W. Increasing Access to Farmers Markets for Beneficiaries of Nutrition Assistance: Evaluation of the Farmers Market Access Project. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2013; 10, e168.

Farley, S. M., Coady, M. H., Mandel-Ricci, J., Needham Waddell, E., Chan, C., Kilgore, E. A., & Kansagra, S. M. Public opinions on tax and retail-based tobacco control strategies. Tobacco Control, 2013.

FitzGerald, E. A., Frasso, R., Dean, L. T., Johnson, T. E., Solomon, S., Bugos, E., Cannuscio, C. C. Community-Generated Recommendations Regarding the Urban Nutrition and Tobacco Environments: A Photo-Elicitation Study in Philadelphia. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2013; 10, e98.

FitzPatrick, E., Dennison, B.A., Welge, S.B., Hisgen, S., Boyce, P.S., & Waniewski, P.A. Development of the Breastfeeding Quality Improvement in Hospitals Learning Collaborative in New York State. Breastfeeding Medicine, 2013; 8, 263-272.

Freudenberg, N. F., Manzo, L., Mongiello, L., Jones, H., Boeri, N., & Lamberson, P. Promoting the health of young adults in urban public universities: A case study from City University of New York. Journal of American College Health, 2013; 61, 422-430.

Hawke, B.A., Dennison, B.A., & Hisgen, S. Improving Hospital Breastfeeding Policies in New York State: Development of the Model Hospital Breastfeeding Policy. Breastfeeding Medicine, 2013; 8(1), 3-7.

Huberty, J., Beets, M., & Beighle, A. Effects of a Policy-Level Intervention on Children’s Pedometer-Determined Physical Activity: Preliminary Findings from Movin’ Afterschool. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 2013; 19, 525–528.

Huberty, J. L., Beets, M. W., Beighle, A., & McKenzie, T. Association of staff behaviors and afterschool program features to physical activity: findings from Movin’ After School. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 2013; 10, 423–429.

Isaac, S., Mitchell, P., Bailey, R., & Lawrence, M. Fun instead of fitness: Using Web and mobile products to popularize anti-obesity behaviors. [PDF-1.57MB] Cases in Public Health Communication and Marketing, 2013; 7, 77-98.

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