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profileKirsten K Davison, Ph.D.

TitleDonald and Sue Pritzker Associate Professor of Nutrition
InstitutionHarvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
AddressHarvard School of Public Health
Bldg 2, room 331
655 Huntington Ave
Boston MA 02115
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1. Family-centered interventions for obesity prevention
2. Parenting effects on youth physical activity and screen-based behaviors
3. Development and application of conceptual models for obesity prevention
4. Program evaluation; longitudinal research designs

My research primarily focuses on family- and community-level factors that influence children's lifestyle behaviors (diet, physical activity, screen-based activities) and risk of obesity. Key topics that I have researched to date include familial clustering of risk behaviors linked with accelerated weight gain in children, psychosocial consequences of obesity in children, parenting strategies that promote active lifestyles in children, and developmental and contextual factors that explain declines in adolescent girls’ physical activity. More recently, my work has focused on the development and evaluation of family-centered interventions for obesity prevention in low-income children, including children enrolled in WIC and Head Start. A primary emphasis of these programs is the need to consider the family unit as a whole and address factors beyond the family (e.g., community resources, media factors) that impact on intrafamilial interactions around healthy lifestyles.

A secondary focus of my work is the development and application of conceptual models that foster a stronger understanding of the contextual, developmental and behavioral origins of obesity in children and adolescents. Examples include the Ecological Model of Childhood Obesity (Davison & Birch 2001), the Family Ecological Model (Davison & Campell, 2005) and the Family Action-based Model of Intervention Layout and Implementation (FAMILI)) (Davison, Lawson, & Coatsworth, in press).

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R01DK107972     (TAVERAS, ELSIE M)Sep 30, 2015 - Jul 31, 2020
Infant Sleep Patterns and Accelerated Growth Trajectories from Birth to 24 months
Role: Principal Investigator

R01DK108200     (DAVISON, KIRSTEN)Sep 25, 2015 - Jul 31, 2020
Empowerment as a mechanism for change in childhood obesity prevention
Role: Principal Investigator

R21HD074554     (FISHER, JENNIFER ORLET)Jun 10, 2013 - May 31, 2015
Snacking in young children: parental definitions, goals, and feeding practices
Role: Principal Investigator

R24MD004865     (DAVISON, KIRSTEN)Sep 21, 2009 - Aug 31, 2012
A Childhood Obesity Prevention Program Designed by Families for Families
Role: Principal Investigator

R01HD046567     (DAVISON, KIRSTEN)May 1, 2004 - Apr 30, 2009
Predictors of Adolescent Girls Physical Activity
Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Blaine RE, Kachurak A, Davison KK, Klabunde R, Fisher JO. Food parenting and child snacking: a systematic review. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2017 Nov 03; 14(1):146. PMID: 29096640.
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  2. Ash T, Agaronov A, Young T, Aftosmes-Tobio A, Davison KK. Family-based childhood obesity prevention interventions: a systematic review and quantitative content analysis. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2017 08 24; 14(1):113. PMID: 28836983.
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  3. Bowling A, Davison K, Haneuse S, Beardslee W, Miller DP. ADHD Medication, Dietary Patterns, Physical Activity, and BMI in Children: A Longitudinal Analysis of the ECLS-K Study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 Oct; 25(10):1802-1808. PMID: 28834373.
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  4. Selig SE, Borg GAV, Runciman W, La Gerche A, Davison K, Coquart J, Eston RG. Safety Concerns regarding article: Reliability and Validity of a Self-paced Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test in Post-MI Patients. L. A. Jenkins, A. Mauger, J. Fisher, J. Hopker. Int J Sports Med 2017; 38: 300-306. Int J Sports Med. 2017 Jul; 38(8):644-645. PMID: 28704877.
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  5. Ash T, Bowling A, Davison K, Garcia J. Physical Activity Interventions for Children with Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Disabilities-A Systematic Review. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2017 Jul/Aug; 38(6):431-445. PMID: 28671892.
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  6. Taveras EM, Perkins M, Anand S, Woo Baidal JA, Nelson CC, Kamdar N, Kwass JA, Gortmaker SL, Barrett JL, Davison KK, Land T. Clinical effectiveness of the massachusetts childhood obesity research demonstration initiative among low-income children. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 Jul; 25(7):1159-1166. PMID: 28653504.
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  7. Woo Baidal JA, Nelson CC, Perkins M, Colchamiro R, Leung-Strle P, Kwass JA, Gortmaker SL, Davison KK, Taveras EM. Childhood obesity prevention in the women, infants, and children program: Outcomes of the MA-CORD study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 Jul; 25(7):1167-1174. PMID: 28653498.
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  8. Franckle RL, Falbe J, Gortmaker S, 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. PMID: 28653502.
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  9. Ash T, Bowling A, Davison K, Garcia J. Physical Activity Interventions for Children with Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Disabilities-A Systematic Review. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2017 Jun 29. PMID: 28692579.
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  10. Neshteruk CD, Nezami BT, Nino-Tapias G, Davison KK, Ward DS. The influence of fathers on children's physical activity: A review of the literature from 2009 to 2015. Prev Med. 2017 Sep; 102:12-19. PMID: 28652085.
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  11. Davison K, Chen BE, Kukreti V, Couban S, Benger A, Berinstein NL, Kaizer L, Desjardins P, Mangel J, Zhu L, Djurfeldt MS, Hay AE, Shepherd LE, Crump M. Treatment outcomes for older patients with relapsed/refractory aggressive lymphoma receiving salvage chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation are similar to younger patients: a subgroup analysis from the phase III CCTG LY.12 trial. Ann Oncol. 2017 03 01; 28(3):622-627. PMID: 27993811.
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  12. Davison KK, Charles JN, Khandpur N, Nelson TJ. Fathers' Perceived Reasons for Their Underrepresentation in Child Health Research and Strategies to Increase Their Involvement. Matern Child Health J. 2017 Feb; 21(2):267-274. PMID: 27473093.
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  13. Ganter C, Aftosmes-Tobio A, Chuang E, Kwass JA, Land T, Davison KK. Lessons Learned by Community Stakeholders in the Massachusetts Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (MA-CORD) Project, 2013-2014. Prev Chronic Dis. 2017 Jan 26; 14:E08. PMID: 28125400.
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  14. Blaine RE, Franckle RL, Ganter C, Falbe J, Giles C, Criss S, Kwass JA, Land T, Gortmaker SL, Chuang E, Davison KK. 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. PMID: 28084989.
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  15. Bowling A, Slavet J, Miller DP, Haneuse S, Beardslee W, Davison K. Cybercycling Effects on Classroom Behavior in Children With Behavioral Health Disorders: An RCT. Pediatrics. 2017 Feb; 139(2). PMID: 28069663.
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  16. Lim J, Davison KK, Jurkowski JM, Horan CM, Orav EJ, Kamdar N, Fiechtner LG, Taveras EM. Correlates of Resource Empowerment among Parents of Children with Overweight or Obesity. Child Obes. 2017 Feb; 13(1):63-71. PMID: 27875076.
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  17. Davison KK, Gicevic S, Aftosmes-Tobio A, Ganter C, Simon CL, Newlan S, Manganello JA. Fathers' Representation in Observational Studies on Parenting and Childhood Obesity: A Systematic Review and Content Analysis. Am J Public Health. 2016 Nov; 106(11):1980. PMID: 27715288.
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  18. Khandpur N, Charles J, Davison KK. Fathers' Perspectives on Coparenting in the Context of Child Feeding. Child Obes. 2016 Dec; 12(6):455-462. PMID: 27636332.
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  19. Davison KK, Gicevic S, Aftosmes-Tobio A, Ganter C, Simon CL, Newlan S, Manganello JA. Fathers' Representation in Observational Studies on Parenting and Childhood Obesity: A Systematic Review and Content Analysis. Am J Public Health. 2016 Nov; 106(11):e14-e21. PMID: 27631735.
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  20. Haines J, Rifas-Shiman SL, Horton NJ, Kleinman K, Bauer KW, Davison KK, Walton K, Austin SB, Field AE, Gillman MW. Family functioning and quality of parent-adolescent relationship: cross-sectional associations with adolescent weight-related behaviors and weight status. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2016 Jun 14; 13:68. PMID: 27301414; PMCID: PMC4908682.
  21. Davison K, Bowling A, Garcia J, Wood B, Hermesch R, Prince J, Hayes A, Kow R, Newlan S, Slavet J. A cybercycling intervention to improve behavioral regulation and classroom functioning among children with behavioral health disorders: Pragmatic randomized trial design for Manville Moves. Contemp Clin Trials. 2016 07; 49:40-6. PMID: 27261171.
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  22. Bowling AB, Haneuse SJ, Miller DP, Slavet JD, Davison KK. Duration Of Aerobic Exercise And Effects On Self-Regulation Among Children With Behavioral Health Disorders: 2294 Board #4 June 2, 3: 15 PM - 5: 15 PM. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 May; 48(5 Suppl 1):639. PMID: 27584420.
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  23. Gicevic S, Aftosmes-Tobio A, Manganello JA, Ganter C, Simon CL, Newlan S, Davison KK. Parenting and childhood obesity research: a quantitative content analysis of published research 2009-2015. Obes Rev. 2016 08; 17(8):724-34. PMID: 27125603.
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  24. Aftosmes-Tobio A, Ganter C, Gicevic S, Newlan S, Simon CL, Davison KK, Manganello JA. A systematic review of media parenting in the context of childhood obesity research. BMC Public Health. 2016 Apr 14; 16:320. PMID: 27076213; PMCID: PMC4831097.
  25. Criss S, Cheung L, Giles C, Gortmaker S, Viswanath K, Kwass JA, Davison K. Media Competition Implementation for the Massachusetts Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration Study (MA-CORD): Adoption and Reach. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016 Apr 05; 13(4):403. PMID: 27058549; PMCID: PMC4847065.
  26. Criss S, Tran A, Ganter C, Aftosmes-Tobio A, Gortmaker S, Viswanath K, Kwass JA, Davison KK. A Cascade of Champions: A Qualitative Study about the MA-CORD Media Competition Implementation. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016 Apr 05; 13(4):404. PMID: 27058550; PMCID: PMC4847066.
  27. Ganter C, Aftosmes-Tobio A, Chuang E, Blaine RE, Land T, Davison KK. Community Stakeholders' Perceptions of Major Factors Influencing Childhood Obesity, the Feasibility of Programs Addressing Childhood Obesity, and Persisting Gaps. J Community Health. 2016 Apr; 41(2):305-14. PMID: 26433725.
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  28. Bowling AB, Moretti M, Ringelheim K, Tran A, Davison K. Healthy Foods, Healthy Families: combining incentives and exposure interventions at urban farmers' markets to improve nutrition among recipients of US federal food assistance. Health Promot Perspect. 2016; 6(1):10-6. PMID: 27123431; PMCID: PMC4847109.
  29. Khandpur N, Charles J, Blaine RE, Blake C, Davison K. Diversity in fathers' food parenting practices: A qualitative exploration within a heterogeneous sample. Appetite. 2016 Jun 01; 101:134-45. PMID: 26930383.
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  30. Blaine RE, Fisher JO, Blake CE, Orloski A, Younginer N, Bruton Y, Ganter C, Rimm EB, Geller AC, Davison KK. Conditioned to eat while watching television? Low-income caregivers' perspectives on the role of snacking and television viewing among pre-schoolers. Public Health Nutr. 2016 Jun; 19(9):1598-605. PMID: 26794059.
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  31. Lampard AM, Maclehose RF, Eisenberg ME, Larson NI, Davison KK, Neumark-Sztainer D. Adolescents who engage exclusively in healthy weight control behaviors: Who are they? Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2016 Jan 15; 13:5. PMID: 26767362; PMCID: PMC4714537.
  32. Younginer NA, Blake CE, Davison KK, Blaine RE, Ganter C, Orloski A, Fisher JO. "What do you think of when I say the word 'snack'?" Towards a cohesive definition among low-income caregivers of preschool-age children. Appetite. 2016 Mar 01; 98:35-40. PMID: 26689891.
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  33. Taveras EM, Davison KK, Perkins ME, Gortmaker S, Land T. In Reply to Dr. Anchondo and the Ellyn Satter Institute RE: MA-CORD. Child Obes. 2015 Dec; 11(6):733-4. PMID: 26583434.
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  34. Davison K. Child health nurses miss opportunities to tackle obesity. Evid Based Nurs. 2016 Jan; 19(1):14. PMID: 26468091.
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  35. Davison KK, Blake CE, Blaine RE, Younginer NA, Orloski A, Hamtil HA, Ganter C, Bruton YP, Vaughn AE, Fisher JO. Parenting around child snacking: development of a theoretically-guided, empirically informed conceptual model. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2015 Sep 17; 12:109. PMID: 26377320; PMCID: PMC4573676.
  36. Blaine RE, Fisher JO, Taveras EM, Geller AC, Rimm EB, Land T, Perkins M, Davison KK. Reasons Low-Income Parents Offer Snacks to Children: How Feeding Rationale Influences Snack Frequency and Adherence to Dietary Recommendations. Nutrients. 2015 Jul 21; 7(7):5982-99. PMID: 26197335; PMCID: PMC4517042.
  37. 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 Sep; 39(9):1408-13. PMID: 25982793.
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  38. Blaine RE, Davison KK, Hesketh K, Taveras EM, Gillman MW, Benjamin Neelon SE. Child Care Provider Adherence to Infant and Toddler Feeding Recommendations: Findings from the Baby Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (Baby NAP SACC) Study. Child Obes. 2015 Jun; 11(3):304-13. PMID: 25918873; PMCID: PMC4485887.
  39. Ganter C, Chuang E, Aftosmes-Tobio A, Blaine RE, Giannetti M, Land T, Davison KK. Community stakeholders' perceptions of barriers to childhood obesity prevention in low-income families, Massachusetts 2012-2013. Prev Chronic Dis. 2015 Mar 26; 12:E42. PMID: 25811497; PMCID: PMC4375987.
  40. 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. PMID: 25712328; PMCID: PMC4390537.
  41. 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 Mar; 115(3):426-32. PMID: 25596895.
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  42. Davison KK, Falbe J, Taveras EM, Gortmaker S, Kulldorff M, Perkins M, Blaine RE, Franckle RL, Ganter C, Baidal JW, Kwass JA, Buszkiewicz J, Smith L, Land T. Evaluation overview for the Massachusetts Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (MA-CORD) project. Child Obes. 2015 Feb; 11(1):23-36. PMID: 25575095.
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  43. 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 Feb; 135(2):e367-75. PMID: 25560435; PMCID: PMC4306800.
  44. Taveras EM, Blaine RE, Davison KK, Gortmaker S, Anand S, Falbe J, Kwass JA, Perkins M, Giles C, Criss S, Colchamiro R, Baidal JW, Land T, Smith L. Design of the Massachusetts Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (MA-CORD) study. Child Obes. 2015 Feb; 11(1):11-22. PMID: 25469676; PMCID: PMC4322791.
  45. Chuang E, Ayala GX, Schmied E, Ganter C, Gittelsohn J, Davison KK. Evaluation protocol to assess an integrated framework for the implementation of the Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration project at the California (CA-CORD) and Massachusetts (MA-CORD) sites. Child Obes. 2015 Feb; 11(1):48-57. PMID: 25423618; PMCID: PMC4323117.
  46. 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. PMID: 25412028; PMCID: PMC4241369.
  47. Blake CE, Fisher JO, Ganter C, Younginer N, Orloski A, Blaine RE, Bruton Y, Davison KK. A qualitative study of parents' perceptions and use of portion size strategies for preschool children's snacks. Appetite. 2015 May; 88:17-23. PMID: 25447008; PMCID: PMC4355164.
  48. Lampard AM, Nishi A, Baskin ML, Carson TL, Davison KK. The Activity Support Scale for Multiple Groups (ACTS-MG): Child-reported Physical Activity Parenting in African American and Non-Hispanic White Families. Behav Med. 2016; 42(2):112-9. PMID: 25350515; PMCID: PMC4412752 [Available on 04/01/17].
  49. Franckle R, Adler R, Davison K. Accelerated weight gain among children during summer versus school year and related racial/ethnic disparities: a systematic review. Prev Chronic Dis. 2014 Jun 12; 11:E101. PMID: 24921899; PMCID: PMC4060873.
  50. Jurkowski JM, Lawson HA, Green Mills LL, Wilner PG, Davison KK. The empowerment of low-income parents engaged in a childhood obesity intervention. Fam Community Health. 2014 Apr-Jun; 37(2):104-18. PMID: 24569157.
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  51. Khandpur N, Blaine RE, Fisher JO, Davison KK. Fathers' child feeding practices: a review of the evidence. Appetite. 2014 Jul; 78:110-21. PMID: 24667152.
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  52. Lampard AM, MacLehose RF, Eisenberg ME, Neumark-Sztainer D, Davison KK. Weight-related teasing in the school environment: associations with psychosocial health and weight control practices among adolescent boys and girls. J Youth Adolesc. 2014 Oct; 43(10):1770-80. PMID: 24395152; PMCID: PMC4085153.
  53. Edmunds LS, Sekhobo JP, Dennison BA, Chiasson MA, Stratton HH, Davison KK. Association of prenatal participation in a public health nutrition program with healthy infant weight gain. Am J Public Health. 2014 Feb; 104 Suppl 1:S35-42. PMID: 24354825; PMCID: PMC4011117.
  54. Lampard AM, Franckle RL, Davison KK. Maternal depression and childhood obesity: a systematic review. Prev Med. 2014 Feb; 59:60-7. PMID: 24291685; PMCID: PMC4172574.
  55. Li K, Jurkowski JM, Davison KK. Social support may buffer the effect of intrafamilial stressors on preschool children's television viewing time in low-income families. Child Obes. 2013 Dec; 9(6):484-91. PMID: 24168754; PMCID: PMC3868299.
  56. Lampard AM, Jurkowski JM, Davison KK. The family context of low-income parents who restrict child screen time. Child Obes. 2013 Oct; 9(5):386-92. PMID: 24004326; PMCID: PMC3791034.
  57. Davison KK, Mâsse LC, Timperio A, Frenn MD, Saunders J, Mendoza JA, Gobbi E, Hanson P, Trost SG. Physical activity parenting measurement and research: challenges, explanations, and solutions. Child Obes. 2013 Aug; 9 Suppl:S103-9. PMID: 23944918; PMCID: PMC3746238.
  58. Jurkowski JM, Green Mills LL, Lawson HA, Bovenzi MC, Quartimon R, Davison KK. Engaging low-income parents in childhood obesity prevention from start to finish: a case study. J Community Health. 2013 Feb; 38(1):1-11. PMID: 22714670; PMCID: PMC3547242.
  59. Davison KK, Jurkowski JM, Li K, Kranz S, Lawson HA. A childhood obesity intervention developed by families for families: results from a pilot study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2013 Jan 05; 10:3. PMID: 23289970; PMCID: PMC3547740.
  60. Lampard AM, Jurkowski JM, Lawson HA, Davison KK. Family ecological predictors of physical activity parenting in low-income families. Behav Med. 2013; 39(4):97-103. PMID: 24236806; PMCID: PMC4000568.
  61. GreenMills LL, Davison KK, Gordon KE, Li K, Jurkowski JM. Evaluation of a childhood obesity awareness campaign targeting head start families: designed by parents for parents. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013; 24(2 Suppl):25-33. PMID: 23727962.
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  62. Lampard AM, Jurkowski JM, Davison KK. Social-cognitive predictors of low-income parents' restriction of screen time among preschool-aged children. Health Educ Behav. 2013 Oct; 40(5):526-30. PMID: 23239766; PMCID: PMC4805427.
  63. Davison KK, Jurkowski JM, Lawson HA. Reframing family-centred obesity prevention using the Family Ecological Model. Public Health Nutr. 2013 Oct; 16(10):1861-9. PMID: 23089267.
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  64. Davison KK, Nishi A, Kranz S, Wyckoff L, May JJ, Earle-Richardson GB, Strogatz DS, Jenkins PL. Associations among social capital, parenting for active lifestyles, and youth physical activity in rural families living in upstate New York. Soc Sci Med. 2012 Oct; 75(8):1488-96. PMID: 22818486.
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  65. Li K, Davison KK, Jurkowski JM. Mental health and family functioning as correlates of a sedentary lifestyle among low-income women with young children. Women Health. 2012; 52(6):606-19. PMID: 22860706; PMCID: PMC3459328.
  66. Jago R, Davison KK, Thompson JL, Page AS, Brockman R, Fox KR. Parental sedentary restriction, maternal parenting style, and television viewing among 10- to 11-year-olds. Pediatrics. 2011 Sep; 128(3):e572-8. PMID: 21859910.
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  67. Maniccia DM, Davison KK, Marshall SJ, Manganello JA, Dennison BA. A meta-analysis of interventions that target children's screen time for reduction. Pediatrics. 2011 Jul; 128(1):e193-210. PMID: 21708797.
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  68. Davison KK, Lawson HA, Coatsworth JD. The Family-centered Action Model of Intervention Layout and Implementation (FAMILI): the example of childhood obesity. Health Promot Pract. 2012 Jul; 13(4):454-61. PMID: 21632465.
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  69. Davison KK, Edmunds LS, Wyker BA, Young LM, Sarfoh VS, Sekhobo JP. Feasibility of increasing childhood outdoor play and decreasing television viewing through a family-based intervention in WIC, New York State, 2007-2008. Prev Chronic Dis. 2011 May; 8(3):A54. PMID: 21477494; PMCID: PMC3103559.
  70. Baker BL, Davison KK. I know I can: a longitudinal examination of precursors and outcomes of perceived athletic competence among adolescent girls. J Phys Act Health. 2011 Feb; 8(2):192-9. PMID: 21415446.
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  71. Davison KK, Li K, Baskin ML, Cox T, Affuso O. Measuring parental support for children's physical activity in white and African American parents: the Activity Support Scale for Multiple Groups (ACTS-MG). Prev Med. 2011 Jan; 52(1):39-43. PMID: 21111755; PMCID: PMC3022380.
  72. Jago R, Davison KK, Brockman R, Page AS, Thompson JL, Fox KR. Parenting styles, parenting practices, and physical activity in 10- to 11-year olds. Prev Med. 2011 Jan; 52(1):44-7. PMID: 21070805; PMCID: PMC3025352.
  73. Davison KK, Schmalz DL, Downs DS. Hop, skip... no! Explaining adolescent girls' disinclination for physical activity. Ann Behav Med. 2010 Jun; 39(3):290-302. PMID: 20393818.
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  74. Wyker BA, Davison KK. Behavioral change theories can inform the prediction of young adults' adoption of a plant-based diet. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2010 May-Jun; 42(3):168-77. PMID: 20138584.
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  75. Davison KK, Deane GD. The consequence of encouraging girls to be active for weight loss. Soc Sci Med. 2010 Feb; 70(4):518-25. PMID: 19944507; PMCID: PMC3022379.
  76. Davison KK, Jago R. Change in parent and peer support across ages 9 to 15 yr and adolescent girls' physical activity. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009 Sep; 41(9):1816-25. PMID: 19657287.
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  77. Davison KK. School performance, lack of facilities, and safety concerns: barriers to parents' support of their children's physical activity. Am J Health Promot. 2009 May-Jun; 23(5):315-9. PMID: 19445433.
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  78. Davison KK, Schmalz DL, Young LM, Birch LL. Overweight girls who internalize fat stereotypes report low psychosocial well-being. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 Nov; 16 Suppl 2:S30-8. PMID: 18978761.
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  79. Davison KK, Werder JL, Lawson CT. Children's active commuting to school: current knowledge and future directions. Prev Chronic Dis. 2008 Jul; 5(3):A100. PMID: 18558018; PMCID: PMC2483568.
  80. Davison K, Coates AM, Buckley JD, Howe PR. Effect of cocoa flavanols and exercise on cardiometabolic risk factors in overweight and obese subjects. Int J Obes (Lond). 2008 Aug; 32(8):1289-96. PMID: 18504447.
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  81. Schmalz DL, Deane GD, Birch LL, Davison KK. A longitudinal assessment of the links between physical activity and self-esteem in early adolescent non-Hispanic females. J Adolesc Health. 2007 Dec; 41(6):559-65. PMID: 18023784; PMCID: PMC2562306.
  82. Baker BL, Birch LL, Trost SG, Davison KK. Advanced pubertal status at age 11 and lower physical activity in adolescent girls. J Pediatr. 2007 Nov; 151(5):488-93. PMID: 17961691; PMCID: PMC2531153.
  83. Downs DS, DiNallo JM, Savage JS, Davison KK. Determinants of eating attitudes among overweight and non-overweight adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2007 Aug; 41(2):138-45. PMID: 17659217.
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  84. Davison KK, Werder JL, Trost SG, Baker BL, Birch LL. Why are early maturing girls less active? Links between pubertal development, psychological well-being, and physical activity among girls at ages 11 and 13. Soc Sci Med. 2007 Jun; 64(12):2391-404. PMID: 17451855; PMCID: PMC2067993.
  85. Davison KK, Lawson CT. Do attributes in the physical environment influence children's physical activity? A review of the literature. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2006 Jul 27; 3:19. PMID: 16872543; PMCID: PMC1557665.
  86. Davison KK, Marshall SJ, Birch LL. Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between TV viewing and girls' body mass index, overweight status, and percentage of body fat. J Pediatr. 2006 Jul; 149(1):32-7. PMID: 16860123; PMCID: PMC2562303.
  87. Davison KK, Schmalz DL. Youth at risk of physical inactivity may benefit more from activity-related support than youth not at risk. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2006 Mar 28; 3:5. PMID: 16566842; PMCID: PMC1463001.
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