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Jessica Cheng, Ph.D.

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University of Pittsburgh, PittsburghPhD08/2022Epidemiology
University of Pittsburgh, PittsburghMPH06/2017Epidemiology
University of Pittsburgh, PittsburghBS04/2014Psychology & English Literature

Dr. Cheng is a postdoctoral fellow with joint appointments in the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health and Department of General Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Her research interests center around designing and evaluating multicomponent behavioral lifestyle interventions for the prevention of chronic disease as well as methodological complexities of measuring behavior. She is a trained coach for the Diabetes Prevention Program Group Lifestyle Balance (DPP-GLB), is certified in public health (CPH), and previously served as the Vaccine Adverse Events Coordinator for the State of Texas.

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  1. F31HL156278 (CHENG, JESSICA) Sep 1, 2021
    Do Changes in Diet Quality in a Weight Loss Trial Affect Cardiometabolic Risk?
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. T32HL098048 (RIMM, ERIC B) Sep 1, 2009 - Aug 31, 2024
    CVD Epidemiology Training Program in Behavior, the Environment and Global Health
    Role: Co-Investigator

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  1. Cheng J, Costacou T, Rockette-Wagner B, Sereika SM, Conroy MB, Kriska AM, Kariuki JK, Klem ML, Parmanto B, Burke LE. Perceived and calculated diet quality improvements in a randomized mHealth weight loss trial. Behav Med. 2023 Feb 15; 1-6. PMID: 36789848.
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  2. Cheng J, Liang HW, Klem ML, Costacou T, Burke LE. Healthy Eating Index Diet Quality in Randomized Weight Loss Trials: A Systematic Review. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2023 01; 123(1):117-143. PMID: 35963533.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Kariuki JK, Rockette-Wagner B, Cheng J, Erickson KI, Gibbs BB, Sereika SM, Kline CE, Mendez DD, Wayan PI, Bizhanova Z, Saad MAB, Burke LE. Neighborhood Walkability Is Associated with Physical Activity and Prediabetes in a Behavioral Weight Loss Study: a Secondary Analysis. Int J Behav Med. 2022 Jul 06. PMID: 35794410.
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  4. Burke LE, Sereika SM, Bizhanova Z, Parmanto B, Kariuki J, Cheng J, Beatrice B, Cedillo M, Pulantara IW, Wang Y, Loar I, Conroy MB. The Effect of Tailored, Daily, Smartphone Feedback to Lifestyle Self-Monitoring on Weight Loss at 12 Months: the SMARTER Randomized Clinical Trial. J Med Internet Res. 2022 07 05; 24(7):e38243. PMID: 35787516.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Taverno Ross SE, Liang HW, Cheng J, Fox A, Documet PI. Effectiveness of a Promotores Network to Improve Health in an Emerging Latino Community. Health Educ Behav. 2022 06; 49(3):455-467. PMID: 35473431.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Cheng J, Burke LE, Venditti EM, Sereika SM, Glynn NW, Albert SM, Newman AB. Diet Improvements in Community-Dwelling Older Adults in the Mobility and Vitality Lifestyle Program. J Appl Gerontol. 2022 05; 41(5):1480-1484. PMID: 35109691; PMCID: PMC9035039.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Burke LE, Sereika SM, Parmanto B, Bizhanova Z, Kariuki JK, Cheng J, Beatrice B, Loar I, Pulantara IW, Wang Y, Cedillo M, Conroy MB. Effect of tailored, daily feedback with lifestyle self-monitoring on weight loss: The SMARTER randomized clinical trial. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2022 01; 30(1):75-84. PMID: 34898011.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Kariuki JK, Gibbs BB, Rockette-Wagner B, Cheng J, Burke LE, Erickson KI, Kline CE, Mendez DD, Sereika SM. Vicarious Experience in Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Is Associated with Greater Odds of Attaining the Recommended Leisure-Time Physical Activity Levels. Int J Behav Med. 2021 Oct; 28(5):575-582. PMID: 33438163.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  9. Burke LE, Sereika SM, Parmanto B, Beatrice B, Cajita M, Loar I, Pulantara IW, Wang Y, Kariuki J, Yu Y, Cedillo M, Cheng J, Conroy MB. The SMARTER Trial: Design of a trial testing tailored mHealth feedback to impact self-monitoring of diet, physical activity, and weight. Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 04; 91:105958. PMID: 32087342.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  10. Cheng J, Shiffman S, King W, Scholl S. Interaction between ethnicity and smoker type with dependence: A comparison of daily and intermittent African American and Caucasian smokers. Psychol Addict Behav. 2018 06; 32(4):410-414. PMID: 29847978.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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