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Elsie Mireya Taveras, M.D.

TitleAssociate Professor of Population Medicine
InstitutionHarvard Pilgrim Healthcare
DepartmentPopulation Medicine
AddressMassachusetts General Hospital for Children
15th Floor
100 Cambridge Street
Boston MA 02114
Phone617/726-8555
Fax617/859-8112
Other Positions
TitleAssociate Professor of Pediatrics
InstitutionMassachusetts General Hospital
DepartmentPediatrics

TitleAssociate Professor in the Department of Nutrition
InstitutionHarvard School of Public Health
DepartmentNutrition


 Mentoring 
 completed student projects
Does maternal exposure to violence influence her child’s risk for obesity?
Summer, 06/19/13 - 08/07/13
Maternal Experiences of Racial Discrimination and Child Growth in the First 3 Years of Life
Summer, 06/14/10 - 08/06/10
Racial/Ethnic and Socio-Contextual Correlates of Chronic Sleep Curtailment in Childhood
Summer, 06/20/11 - 08/12/11

 Bibliographic 
 selected publications
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  1. Sharifi M, Dryden EM, Horan CM, Price S, Marshall R, Hacker K, Finkelstein JA, Taveras EM. Leveraging text messaging and mobile technology to support pediatric obesity-related behavior change: a qualitative study using parent focus groups and interviews. J Med Internet Res. 2013; 15(12):e272.
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  2. Haines J, McDonald J, O'Brien A, Sherry B, Bottino CJ, Schmidt ME, Taveras EM. Healthy habits, happy homes: randomized trial to improve household routines for obesity prevention among preschool-aged children. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Nov 1; 167(11):1072-9.
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  3. Taveras EM, Marshall R, Horan CM, Gillman MW, Hacker K, Kleinman KP, Koziol R, Price S, Rifas-Shiman SL, Simon SR. Improving children's obesity-related health care quality: Process outcomes of a cluster-randomized controlled trial. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Jan; 22(1):27-31.
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  4. Cespedes EM, McDonald J, Haines J, Bottino CJ, Schmidt ME, Taveras EM. Obesity-related Behaviors of US- and Non-US-born Parents and Children in Low-income Households. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2013 Oct; 34(8):541-8.
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  5. Oken E, Switkowski K, Price S, Guthrie L, Taveras EM, Gillman M, Friedes J, Callaghan W, Dietz P. A qualitative study of gestational weight gain counseling and tracking. Matern Child Health J. 2013 Oct; 17(8):1508-17.
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  6. Belfort MB, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman KP, Guthrie LB, Bellinger DC, Taveras EM, Gillman MW, Oken E. Infant feeding and childhood cognition at ages 3 and 7 years: Effects of breastfeeding duration and exclusivity. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Sep; 167(9):836-44.
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  7. 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.
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  8. Sonneville KR, Rifas-Shiman SL, Haines J, Gortmaker S, Mitchell KF, Gillman MW, Taveras EM. Associations of parental control of feeding with eating in the absence of hunger and food sneaking, hiding, and hoarding. Child Obes. 2013 Aug; 9(4):346-9.
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  9. Boeke CE, Oken E, Kleinman KP, Rifas-Shiman SL, Taveras EM, Gillman MW. Correlations among adiposity measures in school-aged children. BMC Pediatr. 2013; 13:99.
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  10. 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 Sep; 52(9):829-35.
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  11. 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.
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  12. 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.
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  13. Cheng JK, Cox JE, Taveras EM. Patient-centered approaches to childhood obesity care. Child Obes. 2013 Apr; 9(2):85-8.
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  14. 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.
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  15. Patterson RE, Colditz GA, Hu FB, Schmitz KH, Ahima RS, Brownson RC, Carson KR, Chavarro JE, Chodosh LA, Gehlert S, Gill J, Glanz K, Haire-Joshu D, Herbst KL, Hoehner CM, Hovmand PS, Irwin ML, Jacobs LA, James AS, Jones LW, Kerr J, Kibel AS, King IB, Ligibel JA, Meyerhardt JA, Natarajan L, Neuhouser ML, Olefsky JM, Proctor EK, Redline S, Rock CL, Rosner B, Sarwer DB, Schwartz JS, Sears DD, Sesso HD, Stampfer MJ, Subramanian SV, Taveras EM, Tchou J, Thompson B, Troxel AB, Wessling-Resnick M, Wolin KY, Thornquist MD. The 2011-2016 Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Initiative: Rationale and Design. Cancer Causes Control. 2013 Apr; 24(4):695-704.
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  16. 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.
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  17. 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.
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  18. 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.
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  19. Baidal JA, Taveras EM. Childhood obesity: shifting the focus to early prevention. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012 Dec 1; 166(12):1179-81.
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  20. 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.
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  21. Benjamin Neelon SE, Reyes-Morales H, Haines J, Gillman MW, Taveras EM. Nutritional quality of foods and beverages on child-care centre menus in Mexico. Public Health Nutr. 2013 Nov; 16(11):2014-22.
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  22. 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.
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  23. Benjamin Neelon SE, Oken E, Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Gillman MW. Age of achievement of gross motor milestones in infancy and adiposity at age 3 years. Matern Child Health J. 2012 Jul; 16(5):1015-20.
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  24. Bottino CJ, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman KP, Oken E, Redline S, Gold D, Schwartz J, Melly SJ, Koutrakis P, Gillman MW, Taveras EM. The association of urbanicity with infant sleep duration. Health Place. 2012 Sep; 18(5):1000-5.
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  25. Dattilo AM, Birch L, Krebs NF, Lake A, Taveras EM, Saavedra JM. Need for early interventions in the prevention of pediatric overweight: a review and upcoming directions. J Obes. 2012; 2012:123023.
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  26. Wen X, Gillman MW, Rifas-Shiman SL, Sherry B, Kleinman K, Taveras EM. Decreasing prevalence of obesity among young children in Massachusetts from 2004 to 2008. Pediatrics. 2012 May; 129(5):823-31.
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  27. Wen X, Kleinman K, Gillman MW, Rifas-Shiman SL, Taveras EM. Childhood body mass index trajectories: modeling, characterizing, pairwise correlations and socio-demographic predictors of trajectory characteristics. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2012; 12:38.
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  28. 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.
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  29. Dryden EM, Hardin J, McDonald J, Taveras EM, Hacker K. Provider perspectives on electronic decision supports for obesity prevention. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 May; 51(5):490-7.
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  30. Price SN, McDonald J, Oken E, Haines J, Gillman MW, Taveras EM. Content analysis of motivational counseling calls targeting obesity-related behaviors among postpartum women. Matern Child Health J. 2012 Feb; 16(2):439-47.
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  31. Peña MM, Dixon B, Taveras EM. Are you talking to ME? The importance of ethnicity and culture in childhood obesity prevention and management. Child Obes. 2012 Feb; 8(1):23-7.
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  32. Dixon B, Peña MM, Taveras EM. Lifecourse approach to racial/ethnic disparities in childhood obesity. Adv Nutr. 2012 Jan; 3(1):73-82.
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  33. 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.
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  34. Rifas-Shiman SL, Gillman MW, Oken E, Kleinman K, Taveras EM. Similarity of the CDC and WHO weight-for-length growth charts in predicting risk of obesity at age 5 years. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Jun; 20(6):1261-5.
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  35. Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Sherry B, Oken E, Haines J, Kleinman K, Rich-Edwards JW, Gillman MW. Crossing growth percentiles in infancy and risk of obesity in childhood. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 Nov; 165(11):993-8.
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  36. Taveras EM, Blackburn K, Gillman MW, Haines J, McDonald J, Price S, Oken E. First steps for mommy and me: a pilot intervention to improve nutrition and physical activity behaviors of postpartum mothers and their infants. Matern Child Health J. 2011 Nov; 15(8):1217-27.
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  37. Rodríguez-Oliveros G, Haines J, Ortega-Altamirano D, Power E, Taveras EM, González-Unzaga MA, Reyes-Morales H. Obesity determinants in Mexican preschool children: parental perceptions and practices related to feeding and physical activity. Arch Med Res. 2011 Aug; 42(6):532-9.
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  38. Hohman KH, Price SN, Sonneville K, Rifas-Shiman SL, Gortmaker SL, Gillman MW, Taveras EM. Can the Internet be used to reach parents for family-based childhood obesity interventions? Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Apr; 51(4):314-20.
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  39. Peña MM, Taveras EM. Preventing childhood obesity: wake up, it's time for sleep! J Clin Sleep Med. 2011 Aug 15; 7(4):343-4.
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  40. McDonald J, Goldman RE, O'Brien A, Ayash C, Mitchell K, Marshall R, Simon SR, Taveras EM. Health information technology to guide pediatric obesity management. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011 Jun; 50(6):543-9.
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  41. Taveras EM, Gortmaker SL, Hohman KH, Horan CM, Kleinman KP, Mitchell K, Price S, Prosser LA, Rifas-Shiman SL, Gillman MW. Randomized controlled trial to improve primary care to prevent and manage childhood obesity: the High Five for Kids study. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 Aug; 165(8):714-22.
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  42. Sonneville KR, Rifas-Shiman SL, Oken E, Peterson KE, Gortmaker SL, Gillman MW, Taveras EM. Longitudinal association of maternal attempt to lose weight during the postpartum period and child obesity at age 3 years. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Oct; 19(10):2046-52.
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  43. Huh SY, Rifas-Shiman SL, Taveras EM, Oken E, Gillman MW. Timing of solid food introduction and risk of obesity in preschool-aged children. Pediatrics. 2011 Mar; 127(3):e544-51.
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  44. Rifas-Shiman SL, Sherry B, Scanlon K, Birch LL, Gillman MW, Taveras EM. Does maternal feeding restriction lead to childhood obesity in a prospective cohort study? Arch Dis Child. 2011 Mar; 96(3):265-9.
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  45. Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Rich-Edwards JW, Mantzoros CS. Maternal short sleep duration is associated with increased levels of inflammatory markers at 3 years postpartum. Metabolism. 2011 Jul; 60(7):982-6.
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  46. van Rossem L, Taveras EM, Gillman MW, Kleinman KP, Rifas-Shiman SL, Raat H, Oken E. Is the association of breastfeeding with child obesity explained by infant weight change? Int J Pediatr Obes. 2011 Jun; 6(2-2):e415-22.
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  47. Parker M, Rifas-Shiman SL, Belfort MB, Taveras EM, Oken E, Mantzoros C, Gillman MW. Gestational glucose tolerance and cord blood leptin levels predict slower weight gain in early infancy. J Pediatr. 2011 Feb; 158(2):227-33.
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  48. Taveras EM, Hohman KH, Price SN, Rifas-Shiman SL, Mitchell K, Gortmaker SL, Gillman MW. Correlates of participation in a pediatric primary care-based obesity prevention intervention. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Feb; 19(2):449-52.
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  49. Arterburn DE, Alexander GL, Calvi J, Coleman LA, Gillman MW, Novotny R, Quinn VP, Rukstalis M, Stevens VJ, Taveras EM, Sherwood NE. Body mass index measurement and obesity prevalence in ten U.S. health plans. Clin Med Res. 2010 Dec; 8(3-4):126-30.
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  50. Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Rich-Edwards JW, Gunderson EP, Stuebe AM, Mantzoros CS. Association of maternal short sleep duration with adiposity and cardiometabolic status at 3 years postpartum. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Jan; 19(1):171-8.
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  51. Huh SY, Rifas-Shiman SL, Rich-Edwards JW, Taveras EM, Gillman MW. Prospective association between milk intake and adiposity in preschool-aged children. J Am Diet Assoc. 2010 Apr; 110(4):563-70.
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  52. Nevarez MD, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman KP, Gillman MW, Taveras EM. Associations of early life risk factors with infant sleep duration. Acad Pediatr. 2010 May-Jun; 10(3):187-93.
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  53. Claire Wang Y, Gortmaker SL, Taveras EM. Trends and racial/ethnic disparities in severe obesity among US children and adolescents, 1976-2006. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2011 Feb; 6(1):12-20.
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  54. Taveras EM, Gillman MW, Kleinman K, Rich-Edwards JW, Rifas-Shiman SL. Racial/ethnic differences in early-life risk factors for childhood obesity. Pediatrics. 2010 Apr; 125(4):686-95.
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  55. Sonneville KR, La Pelle N, Taveras EM, Gillman MW, Prosser LA. Economic and other barriers to adopting recommendations to prevent childhood obesity: results of a focus group study with parents. BMC Pediatr. 2009; 9:81.
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  56. Benjamin SE, Rifas-Shiman SL, Taveras EM, Haines J, Finkelstein J, Kleinman K, Gillman MW. Early child care and adiposity at ages 1 and 3 years. Pediatrics. 2009 Aug; 124(2):555-62.
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  57. 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.
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  58. Taveras EM, Mitchell K, Gortmaker SL. Parental confidence in making overweight-related behavior changes. Pediatrics. 2009 Jul; 124(1):151-8.
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  59. Asante PA, Cox J, Sonneville K, Samuels RC, Taveras EM. Overweight prevention in pediatric primary care: a needs assessment of an urban racial/ethnic minority population. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2009 Oct; 48(8):837-43.
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  60. 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 (Phila). 2009 Sep; 48(7):715-9.
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  61. Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Belfort MB, Kleinman KP, Oken E, Gillman MW. Weight status in the first 6 months of life and obesity at 3 years of age. Pediatrics. 2009 Apr; 123(4):1177-83.
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  62. Schmidt ME, Rich M, Rifas-Shiman SL, Oken E, Taveras EM. Television viewing in infancy and child cognition at 3 years of age in a US cohort. Pediatrics. 2009 Mar; 123(3):e370-5.
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  63. Wright CS, Rifas-Shiman SL, Rich-Edwards JW, Taveras EM, Gillman MW, Oken E. Intrauterine exposure to gestational diabetes, child adiposity, and blood pressure. Am J Hypertens. 2009 Feb; 22(2):215-20.
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  64. Rifas-Shiman S, Sherry B, Scanlon K, Birch L, Gillman MW, Taveras EM. Does maternal feeding restriction lead to childhood obesity or vice versa?. The Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting. Phoenix, AZ. 2008.
  65. Hohman KH, Price S, Sonneville K, Finkelstein J, Gortmaker S, Kleinman K, Mitchell K, Gillman MW, Taveras EM. Can we use the Internet to reach parents for family-based obesity interventions?. The Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting. Phoenix, AZ. 2008.
  66. Wang C, Gortmaker S, Taveras EM. Trends and racial/ethnic disparities in severe obesity among U.S. children and adolescents. The Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting. Phoenix, AZ. 2008.
  67. Taveras EM, Hohman K, Price S, Sonneville K, Rifas-Shiman S, Mitchell K, Kleinman K, Gortmaker S, Gillman MW. Mother-child relationships in obesity-related behaviors. The Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting. Phoenix, AZ. 2008.
  68. Sonneville K, LaPelle NR, Taveras EM, Gillman MW, Prosser LA. Economic and other barriers to adopting better nutrition and physical activity behaviors among overweight children. The 30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making. Philadelphia, PA. 2008.
  69. Miller SA, Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Gillman MW. Association of television viewing with poor diet quality in young children. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2008; 3(3):168-176.
  70. 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.
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  71. Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Camargo CA, Gold DR, Litonjua AA, Oken E, Weiss ST, Gillman MW. 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.
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  72. 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.
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  73. Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Oken E, Gunderson EP, Gillman MW. Short sleep duration in infancy and risk of childhood overweight. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008 Apr; 162(4):305-11.
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  74. Benjamin S, Oken E, Rifas-Shiman S, Taveras EM, Gillman MW. Achievement of motor milestones in infancy and adiposity at age 3 years. The Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting. Phoenix, AZ. 2008.
  75. Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Oken E, Kleinman K, Haines J, Gillman MW. Crossing growth percentiles in infancy and risk of obesity at age 5. Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii. 2008.
  76. Hohman KH, Price SN, Rifas-Shiman SL, Taveras EM, Gillman MW. High Five for Kids: Predictors of participation in a clinically-based obesity prevention intervention. 14th Annual HMO Research Network Conference, Minneapolis, MN. 2008.
  77. Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman K, Oken E, Rich-Edwards J, Haines J, Gillman M. Crossing growth percentiles in infancy and risk of obesity at age 5 years. 14th Annual HMORN Conference, Minneapolis, MN. 2008.
  78. Gunderson EP, Rifas-Shiman SL, Oken E, Rich-Edwards JW, Kleinman KP, Taveras EM, Gillman MW. Fewer hours of sleep at six months postpartum is associated with substantial weight retention at one year postpartum. Am J Epidemiol. 2008; 167(2):178-87.
  79. Nevarez MD, Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman KP, Gillman MW. Predictors of sleep duration in the first 6 months of life. 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC, Baltimore, MD. 2008.
  80. Benjamin SE, Taveras EM, Gillman MW. A review of state infant feeding regulations for licensed child care centers and family child care homes. Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii. 2008.
  81. 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; 3(3):168-76.
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  82. Spear BA, Barlow SE, Ervin C, Ludwig DS, Saelens BE, Schetzina KE, Taveras EM. Recommendations for treatment of child and adolescent overweight and obesity. Pediatrics. 2007 Dec; 120 Suppl 4:S254-88.
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  83. Gunderson EP, Rifas-Shiman SL, Oken E, Rich-Edwards JW, Kleinman KP, Taveras EM, Gillman MW. Association of fewer hours of sleep at 6 months postpartum with substantial weight retention at 1 year postpartum. Am J Epidemiol. 2008 Jan 15; 167(2):178-87.
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  84. 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.
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  85. Oken E, Taveras EM, Kleinman KP, Rich-Edwards JW, Gillman MW. Gestational weight gain and child adiposity at age 3 years. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Apr; 196(4):322.e1-8.
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  86. Oken E, Taveras EM, Popoola FA, Rich-Edwards JW, Gillman MW. Television, walking, and diet: associations with postpartum weight retention. Am J Prev Med. 2007 Apr; 32(4):305-11.
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  87. Taveras EM, Field AE, Berkey CS, Rifas-Shiman SL, Frazier AL, Colditz GA, Gillman MW. Longitudinal relationship between television viewing and leisure-time physical activity during adolescence. Pediatrics. 2007 Feb; 119(2):e314-9.
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  88. Rifas-Shiman SL, Oken E, Taveras EM, Huh S, Kleinman K, Gillman MW. . Timing of introduction of solid foods and overweight at age three years. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007; 15(9):A26.
  89. Taveras EM, Sobol AM, Hannon C, Finkelstein DF, Wiecha J, Gortmaker SL Obesity. Youths’ perception of overweight-related prevention counseling at a primary care visit. Obesity. 2007; 15:831-836.
  90. Gillman MW, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman K, Oken E, Rich-Edwards JW, Taveras EM. . Developmental origins of childhood obesity: Potential public health impact. 5th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD 2007), Perth, Western Australia. 2007; 6-10.
  91. Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Scanlon KS, Grummer-Strawn LM, Sherry B, Gillman MW. To what extent is the protective effect of breastfeeding on future overweight explained by decreased maternal feeding restriction? Pediatrics. 2006 Dec; 118(6):2341-8.
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  92. 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.
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  93. 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.
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  94. Gillman MW, Rich-Edwards JW, Huh S, Majzoub JA, Oken E, Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL. Maternal corticotropin-releasing hormone levels during pregnancy and offspring adiposity. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2006 Sep; 14(9):1647-53.
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  95. Smith C, Oken E, Rifas-Shiman SL, Rich-Edwards JW, Taveras EM, Gillman, MW. Gestational diabetes, offspring central obesity, and blood pressure. Obesity. 2006; 14(9):A35.
  96. Taveras EM, Camargo CA, Rifas-Shiman SL, Oken E, Gold DR, Weiss ST, Gillman MW. Association of birth weight with asthma-related outcomes at age 2 years. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2006 Jul; 41(7):643-8.
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  97. Taveras EM and Gillman MW. Handbook of Pediatric Obesity: Etiology, Pathophysiology, and Prevention. Breastfeeding and Overweight. Michael I. Goran and Melinda S. Sothern. 2006.
  98. Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Oken E, Gold D, Rich-Edwards J, Carmargo CA Jr., and Gillman MW. Maternal vitamin D intake during pregnancy and offspring adiposity. Obesity. 2006; 14(9):A114-15.
  99. Oken E, Huh SY, Taveras EM, Rich-Edwards JW, Gillman MW. Associations of maternal prenatal smoking with child adiposity and blood pressure. Obes Res. 2005 Nov; 13(11):2021-8.
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  100. Taveras EM, Berkey CS, Rifas-Shiman SL, Ludwig DS, Rockett HR, Field AE, Colditz GA, Gillman MW. Association of consumption of fried food away from home with body mass index and diet quality in older children and adolescents. Pediatrics. 2005 Oct; 116(4):e518-24.
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  101. Gupta RS, Shuman S, Taveras EM, Kulldorff M, Finkelstein JA. Opportunities for health promotion education in child care. Pediatrics. 2005 Oct; 116(4):e499-505.
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  102. Sandora TJ, Taveras EM, Shih MC, Resnick EA, Lee GM, Ross-Degnan D, Goldmann DA. A randomized, controlled trial of a multifaceted intervention including alcohol-based hand sanitizer and hand-hygiene education to reduce illness transmission in the home. Pediatrics. 2005 Sep; 116(3):587-94.
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  103. Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Berkey CS, Rockett HR, Field AE, Frazier AL, Colditz GA, Gillman MW. Family dinner and adolescent overweight. Obes Res. 2005 May; 13(5):900-6.
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  104. Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Gold DR, Camargo CA, Oken E, Weiss S, Gillman MW. Infant weight-for-length as a predictor of wheeze in early childhood. Pediatr Res. 2005; 58(5):1029-1029 Nov .
  105. Asante P, Cox J, Rein J, Hannon C, Samuels R, Taveras E. . Childhood obesity prevention: Which behaviors are parents ready to change?. Pediatric Academic Societies’ Meeting; Washington, (DC). May. 2005.
  106. Taveras EM, Avery T, Sonneville K, Sullivan MJ, Samuels RC, Cox J. Association of maternal overweight with childhood overweight risk factors. Pediatric Academic Societies’ Meeting; Washington, (DC). May. 2005.
  107. Taveras EM, Scanlon KS, Birch L, Rifas-Shiman SL, Rich-Edwards JW, Gillman MW. Association of breastfeeding with maternal control of infant feeding at age 1 year. Pediatrics. 2004 Nov; 114(5):e577-83.
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  108. Taveras EM, Durousseau S, 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.
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  109. Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, 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.
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  110. Taveras EM, Li R, Grummer-Strawn L, Richardson M, Marshall R, Rêgo VH, Miroshnik I, Lieu TA. Mothers' and clinicians' perspectives on breastfeeding counseling during routine preventive visits. Pediatrics. 2004 May; 113(5):e405-11.
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  111. Taveras EM, Li R, Grummer-Strawn L, Richardson M, Marshall R, Rêgo VH, Miroshnik I, Lieu TA. Opinions and practices of clinicians associated with continuation of exclusive breastfeeding. Pediatrics. 2004 Apr; 113(4):e283-90.
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  112. Taveras EM, Flores, G. . Why culture and language matter: The clinical consequences of providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services to children in the emergency department. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 2004; 5:76-84.
  113. Managing overweight among underserved pediatric populations. Continuing Medical Education . Review for Medscape. 2004.
  114. Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman S, Field AE, Frazier AL, Colditz GA, Gillman MW. Influence of media figures on adolescent physical activity. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2004; 35:41-50.
  115. Taveras EM, Capra AM, Braveman PA, Jensvold NG, Escobar GJ, Lieu TA. Clinician support and psychosocial risk factors associated with breastfeeding discontinuation. Pediatrics. 2003 Jul; 112(1 Pt 1):108-15.
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  116. Leonard CS, Kerman I, Blaha G, Taveras E, Taylor B. Interdigitation of nitric oxide synthase-, tyrosine hydroxylase-, and serotonin-containing neurons in and around the laterodorsal and pedunculopontine tegmental nuclei of the guinea pig. J Comp Neurol. 1995 Nov 20; 362(3):411-32.
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