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Bibliography of Research Published by CDC’s Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Staff

Division authors are in bold type.

  • Allen JA, Perrine CG, Scanlon KS. Breastfeeding supportive hospital practices in the U.S. differ by county urbanization level. J Hum Lact. 2015;31:440-43.
  • Baker PR, Dobbins M, Soares J, Francis DP, Alison WL, Costello JT. Public health interventions for increasing physical activity in children, adolescents and adults: an overview of systematic reviews. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015;(1) CD011454. Published Protocol.
  • Baker PR, Francis DP, Soares J, Weightman AL, Foster C. Community wide interventions for increasing physical activity. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015;(1):CD008366.
  • Belza B, Allen P, Brown DR, Farren L, Janicek S, Jones DL, King DK, Marquez DX, Miyawaki CE, Rosenberg D. Mall walking: A program resource guide. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center; 2015 http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/downloads/mallwalking-guide.pdf
  • Blanck HM, Collins JL. The childhood obesity research demonstration project: linking public health initiatives and primary care interventions community-wide to prevent and reduce childhood obesity. Child Obes. 2015 Feb;11(1).
  • Butteris SM, Schubert CJ., Batra M, Coller RJ, Garfunkel LC, Monticalvo D, Moore M, Arora G, Moore MA, Condurache T, Sweet LR, Hoyos C, Suchdev PS (2015). “Global Health Education in US Pediatric Residency Programs.” Pediatrics 136(3): 458-465.
  • Calancie L, Leeman J, Jilcott Pitts SB, Khan LK, Fleischhacker S, Evenson KR, et al. Nutrition-Related Policy and Environmental Strategies to Prevent Obesity in Rural Communities: A Systematic Review of the Literature, 2002–2013. Prev Chronic Dis 2015;12:140540. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd12.140540
  • Cogswell ME, Gunn JP, Yuan K, Park S, Merritt R. Sodium and sugar in complementary infant a toddler foods sold in the United States. Pediatrics. 2015 Mar;135(3):416-423.
  • Cole, B.L., Shimkhada, R., Rutt, C.D., Russ, L., Martin, S., Roux, L., Yanagawa, T., West, L., Fielding, J., Pratt, M. (2015). Modeling the Potential Health Effects of a Walk to School Program and Health Impact Assessments.  Health Impact Assessment: Procedures, Technologies and Outcomes, 1-20.
  • Collins JL, Fulton JE. Taking Steps to a Healthier Nation: Increasing Physical Activity Through Walking. J Phys Activity Health, 2015, 12 (Suppl 1), S1 -S2. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2015-0309
  • Crow SJ, Hertz D, Maenner M, Ratnayake R, Baker P, Lash R, Klena J, Lee-Kwan S, Williams C, Jonnie GT, Gorina Y, Anderson A, Saffa G, Carr D, Tuma J, Miller L, Turay A, Belay E. A plan for community event-based surveillance to reduce Ebola transmission – Sierra Leone, 2014 – 2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2015; 64;1-4.
  • Dai S, Watson KB, Paul P, Carlson SA, Carroll DD, Fulton JE. Proportion of Population Leisure-Time Physical Activity Volume Attributable to Specific Activities among US Adults, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2006. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2015; 12(suppl 1): S128-S140.
  • Demissie Z, Eaton D, Lowry R, Kim SA, Park S, Grimm KA, Merlo C, Harris DM. The association of meal practices and other dietary correlates with dietary intake among high school students in the United States, 2010. Am J Health Promot. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4278/ajhp.131211-QUAN-632
  • Elbel B, Mijanovich T, Abrams C, Cantor J, Dunn L, Nonas C, Cappola K, Onufrak S, Park S. A water availability intervention in New York City public schools: Influence on youths’ water and milk behaviors. Am J Public Health. 2015 Feb;105(2):365-372.
  • Eyler AA, Blanck HM, Gittelsohn J, Karpyn A, McKenzie TL, Partington S, Slater SJ, Winters M. Physical Activity and Food Environment Assessments: Implications for Practice. Am J Prev Med. 2015 May;48(5):639-645
  • Farren L, Belza B, Allen P, Brolliar S, Brown DR, Cormier ML, et al. Mall Walking Program Environments, Features, and Participants: A Scoping Review. Prev Chronic Dis 2015;12:150027. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd12.150027
  • Foltz JL, Belay B, Dooyema CA, Williams N, Blanck HM. Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (CORD): the cross-site overview and opportunities for interventions addressing obesity community-wide. Child Obes. 2015 Feb;11(1):4-10
  • Freedman DS, Ford ES. Are the recent secular increases in the waist circumference of adults independent of changes in BMI? Am J Clin Nutr. 2015;101:425-31
  • Freedman DS, Lawman HG, Skinner AC, McGuire LC, Allison DB, Ogden CL. The validity of the WHO cut points for biologically implausible values of weight, height and BMI among children and adolescents in NHANES from 1999 through 2012. Am J Clin Nutr. 2015; Sept 16 (epub ahead of print)
  • Global Assessment for Vitamin A (GAVA) (2015). Data-Driven Monitoring of Vitamin A Supplementation Programmes: A Guide for District (Area-based) Managers. Ottawa: Micronutrient Initiative, 2015. Global Assessment
  • Goodman AB, Meites E, Anstey EH, Fullerton KE, Jayatilleke A, Ruben W, Koumans E, Oster AM, Karwowski MP, Dziuban E, Kirkcaldy RD, Glover M, Lowe L, Peacock G, Mahon B, Griese SE. Clinical Inquiries Received by CDC Regarding Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in Children — United States, July 9, 2014–January 4, 2015. MMWR 2015;64:1006-10.
  • Goodman AB, Meites E, Anstey EH, Fullerton KE, Jayatilleke A, Ruben W, Koumans E, Oster AM, Karwowski MP, Dziuban E, Kirkcaldy RD, Glover M, Lowe L, Peacock G, Mahon B, Griese SE. Pediatric Clinical Inquiries Received by CDC Regarding Ebola Virus Disease — United States, July 9, 2014–January 4, 2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2015 Sep; 64(36):1006-1010.
  • H Jo, Schieve LA, Sharma AJ, Hinkle SN, Li R, MD, Lind JN. Prepregnancy Body Mass Index and Child Psychosocial Development at 6 Years of Age. Pediatrics. 2015;135(5):e1197-1209.
  • Haddad L, Achadi E, Bendech M, Ahuja A, Bhatia K, Bhutta ., Blossner M, Borghi E, Colecraft E, de Onis M, Eriksen K, Fanzo J, Flores-Ayala R, Fracassi P, Kimani-Murage E, Koukoubou E, Krasevec J, Newby H, Nugent R, Onema S, Martin-Pr´evel Y, Randel J, Requejo J, Shyam T, Udomkesmalee E, Reddy S (2014).
  • “The Global Nutrition Report 2014: actions and accountability to accelerate the world’s progress on nutrition.” J Nutr 145(4): 663-671.
  • Harris CD, Paul P, Young R, Zhang X,, Fulton JE. Park Access Among School-Age Youth in the United States Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 12(Suppl 1):S94-S101, 2015.
  • Jefferds ME, Mirkovic KR, Subedi GR, Mebrahtu S, Dahal P, Perrine CG. Predictors of micronutrient powder sachet coverage in Nepal. Matern Child Nutr. 2015 Sept Epub ahead of print.
  • Jones SA, Moore LV, Moore K, Zagorski M, Brines SJ, Diez Roux AV, Evenson KR. Disparities in physical activity resource availability in six US regions. Preventive Medicine 2015; 78: 17-22.
  • Kim SA, Blanck HM, Cradock A, Gortmaker S. Networking to Improve Nutrition Policy Research. Prev Chronic Dis. 2015;12:E148. doi: 10.5888/pcd12.150329. http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2015/15_0329.htm
  • King DK, Allen P, Jones D, Marquez DX, Brown DR, Rosenberg D, Janicek S, Allen L, Belza B. (2015). Safe, affordable, convenient: environmental features of malls and other public spaces used by older adults for walking. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2015-0118
  • Kit BK, Kuklina E, Carroll MD, Ostchega Y, Freedman DS, Ogden CL. Prevalence of and trends in dyslipidemia and blood pressure among US children and adolescents, 1999-2012. JAMA Pediatr. 2015;169:272-9.
  • Kumar G, Jim-Martin S, Piltch E, Onufrak S, McNeil C, Adams L, Williams N, Blanck HM, Curley L. Healthful Nutrition of Foods in Navajo Nation Stores: Availability and Pricing. Am J Health Promot. 2015 Aug 25 (pre).
  • Kumar G, Onufrak S, Zytnick D, Kingsley B, Park S. Self-reported advertising exposure to sugarv sweetened beverages in U.S. youth. Public Health Nutr. 2015 May;18(7):1173-1179.
  • Lee-Kwan S, Kumar G, Ayscue P, Santos M, McGuire L, Blanck HM, Nua MT. Healthful food availability, pricing, and promotion in stores and restaurants in American Samoa, 2014  MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2015: 64(10);276-8.
  • Leonard BA, Kettel Khan, L. Thoughts on Supporting Sustainable Community ChangeJ Public Health Management Practice, 2015, 21(3 Supp), S135–S136.
  • Lind JL, Petersen EE, Lederer PA, Phillips GS, Perrine CG, Li R, Hudak M, Correia JA, Creanga AA, Sappenfield WM, Curran J, Blackmore C, Watkins SM, Block SR, Clark CL. Infant and maternal characteristics in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) — Selected hospitals in Florida, 2010–2011. MMWR. 2015.64:213-16.
  • Lowry R, Michael S, Demissie Z, Kann L, Galuska DA. Associations of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors with Dietary Behaviors among US High School Students. J Obes. 2015;2015:876524. doi: 10.1155/2015/876524. Epub 2015 May 25.
  • Maalouf J, Barron J, Gunn JP, Yuan K, Perrine CG, Cogswell ME. Iodized salt sales in the United States. Nutrients. 2015;7:1691-95.
  • Martorell R, Ascencio M, Tacsan L, Alfaro T, Young MF, Addo OY, Dary O, Flores-Ayala R (2015). “Effectiveness evaluation of the food fortification program of Costa Rica: impact on anemia prevalence and hemoglobin concentrations in women and children.” Am J Clin Nutr 101(1): 210-217.
  • McMurray RG, Butte NF, Crouter SE, Trost SG, Pfeiffer KA, Bassett DR, Puyau MR, Berrigan D, Watson KB, Fulton JE. (2015). Exploring Metrics to Express Energy Expenditure of Physical Activity in Youth, PlosOne, Jun 23; 10(6):e0130869.
  • Merlo, C, Brener, N, Kann, L, McManus, T, Harris, D, and K Mugavero. 2015. School-Level Practices to Increase Availability of Fruits, Vegetables, and Whole Grains, and Reduce Sodium in School Meals — United States, 2000, 2006, and 2014. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). 64(33);905-908.
  • Ministry of Health and Population, UNICEF, European Union, CDC (2015). “Baseline Survey in Kapilvastu and Accham Districts for the Integrated Infant and Young Child Feeding and Baal Vita Micronutrient Powder Intervention in Nepal, 2012-2013.” Kathmandu, Nepal: UNICEF. Report.
  • Mirkovic KR, Perrine CG, Subedi GR, Mebrahtu S, Dahal P, Jefferds ME. Micronutrient powder use and infant and young child feeding practices in an integrated pilot program. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2015 Sept Epub ahead of print.
  • Moore LV, Dodd K, Thompson F, Grimm K, Kim S, Scanlon K. Using Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data to estimate the percent of the population meeting USDA Food Patterns fruit and vegetable intake recommendations. Am. J. Epidemiol 2015; 181 (12): 979-988.
  • Moore LV, Thompson F. Adults Meeting Fruit and Vegetable Intake Recommendations — United States, 2013. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) July 10, 2015 / 64(26);709-713.
  • Nelson JM, Li R, Perrine CG. Trends of U.S. hospitals distributing infant formula packs to breastfeeding mothers, 2007 to 2013. Pediatrics. 2015;135:1051-56.
  • O’Sullivan EJ, Perrine CG, Rasmussen KM. Early breastfeeding problems mediate the negative association between maternal obesity and exclusive breastfeeding at 1 month and 2 months postpartum. J Nutr. 2015 Aug Epub ahead of print.
  • Olsho LEW, Payne GH, Walker DL, Baronberg S, Jernigan J, Abrami, A. Impacts of a farmers’ market incentive programme on fruit and vegetable access, purchase and consumption. Public Health Nutrition: 18(15), 2712–2721
  • Omura JD, Carlson, SA, Paul P, Watson KB, Loustalot F, Foltz JL, Fulton JE. Adults Eligible for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Counseling and Participation in Aerobic Physical Activity – United States, 2013. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2015;64:1047-1051
  • Pan L, McGuire LC, Blanck HM, May-Murriel AL, Grummer-Strawn LM. Racial/ethnic differences in obesity trends among young low-income children. Am J Prev Med 2015;48(5):570–4.
  • Park S, Blanck HM, Dooyema CA, Ayala GX. Association between sugar-sweetened beverage intake and proxies of acculturation among U.S. Hispanic and non-Hispanic white adults. Am J Health Promot. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4278/ajhp.140820-QUAN-414.
  • Park S, Galuska DA, McGuire LC. Regional differences in the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages among US adults. J Acad Nutr Diet. doi:10.1016/j.jand.2015.06.010.
  • Park S, Li R, Birch L. Associations between mothers’ child-feeding practices and children’s sugar-sweetened beverage intake. J Nutr. 2015 Apr;145:806-812.
  • Park S, Li R, Birch L. Mothers Child-Feeding Practices Are Associated with Children’s Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake. J Nutr. 2015;145(4):806-12.
  • Park S, Lin M, Onufrak S, Li R. Association of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake during Infancy with Dental Caries in 6-year-olds. Clin Nutr Res. 2015;4:9-17.
  • Park S. First for thirst: Increasing access to drinking water. Preventing Chronic Disease Dialogue. August 27, 2015. http://blogs.cdc.gov/pcd/2015/08/27/first-for-thirst-increasing-access-to-drinking-water/
  • Pate RR, McIver K, Colabianchi N, Troiano RP, Reis JP, Carroll DD, Fulton JE. Physical activity measures in the Healthy Communities Study. Am J Prev Med, 49(4):653–659, 2015.
  • Piercy KL, Dorn JM, Fulton JE, Janz KF, McKinnon RA, Pate RR, Pfeiffer KA, Young DR, Troiano RP, Lavizzo-Mourey R. Opportunities for public health to increase physical activity among youth. Am J Pub Health, March 2015, Vol. 105, No. 3, pp. 421-426, 2015. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302325.
  • Raiten DJ, Ashour FAS, Ross AC, Meydani SN, Dawson HD, Stephensen CB, Brabin BJ, Suchdev PS, van Ommen B, INSPIRE Consultative Group (2015). “Inflammation and Nutritional Science for Programs/Policies and Interpretation of Research Evidence (INSPIRE).” J Nutr 145(5): 10395-11085.
  • Rutt, C.D., Cole, B.L., Shimkhada, R., Maricich, N., Roux, L., Yanagawa, T., West, L., Gamble, M., LeBlanc, J., Brownson, J., Fielding, J., Pratt, M. (2015). A Case Study Examining the Applicability of Using Health Impact Assessment to Evaluate a Greyfield Redevelopment in Atlanta, GA. Health Impact Assessment: Procedures, Technologies and Outcomes, 21-50.
  • Smith TM, Pinard CA, Byker Shanks C, Wethington H, Blanck HM, Yaroch AL Fruits and vegetables as a healthier snack throughout the day among families with older children: findings from a survey of parent-child dyads.. Eat Behav. 2015 Apr;17:136-9
  • Song M, Carroll DD, Lee SM, Fulton JE. Physical activities of U.S. high school students, National Youth Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey, 2010. J Phys Activity Health, 2015, 12 (Suppl 1), S11 –S17. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2014-0117
  • Suchdev PS, Addo OY, Martorell R, Grant FK, Ruth LJ, Patel MK, Juliao P, Quick R, Flores-Ayala R (2015). “The effect of selling micronutrient powders on morbidity episodes among preschool children in western Kenya.” Eur J Nutr & Food Safety 5(5): 1011-1012.
  • Suchdev PS, Pena-Rosas JP, De-Regil LM (2015). “Multiple micronutrient powders for home (point-of-use) fortification of foods in pregnant women.” Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6: CDC11158.
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General; 2015.
  • Wang C-Y, Carriquiry A, Chen T-C, Loria CM, Pfeiffer CM, Liu K, Sempos CT, Perrine CG, Cogswell ME. Estimating the population distribution of usual 24-hour sodium excretion from timed-spot urine specimens among adults 18–39 years. J Nutr. 2015;145:1017-24.
  • Watson KB, Carlson SA, Humbert-Rico T, Carroll DD, Fulton JE. U.S. Walking for Transportation: What do U.S. Adults Think is a Reasonable Distance and Time? Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2015; 12(suppl 1): S53-S61.
  • Whitfield GP, Paul P, Wendel AM. Active Transportation Surveillance — United States, 1999–2012, MMWR Surveillance Summaries, August 28, 2015 / 64(SS07);1-17
  • WHO, CDC (2015). Guam Iodine Survey: The Iodine Status of School-Age Children and Pregnant Women and a Marketplace Assessment of Iodized Salt, 2012. Report.
  • Zemel BS, Pipan M, Stallings VA, Hall W, Schadt K, Freedman DS, Thorpe P. The Down Syndrome Growing-Up Study: New growth charts for children with Down Syndrome in the U.S. Pediatrics 2015 Nov;136(5):e1204-11. doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-1652.
  • Zytnick D, Park S, Onufrak S, Kingsley B, Sherry B. Knowledge of sugar content of sports drinks is not associated with sports drink consumption. Am J Health Promot. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4278/ajhp.130916-QUAN-479
  • Zytnick D, Park S, Onufrak S. Child and caregiver attitudes about sports drinks and weekly sports drink intake among U.S. youth. Am J Health Promot. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4278/ajhp.140103-QUAN-8.

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