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overview RESEARCH INTERESTS 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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Academic Article Childhood overweight: a contextual model and recommendations for future research.
Academic Article The Family-centered Action Model of Intervention Layout and Implementation (FAMILI): the example of childhood obesity.
Academic Article Obesigenic families: parents' physical activity and dietary intake patterns predict girls' risk of overweight.
Academic Article Child and parent characteristics as predictors of change in girls' body mass index.
Academic Article A childhood obesity intervention developed by families for families: results from a pilot study.
Academic Article A longitudinal assessment of the links between physical activity and self-esteem in early adolescent non-Hispanic females.
Academic Article Mental health and family functioning as correlates of a sedentary lifestyle among low-income women with young children.
Academic Article Family environmental factors influencing the developing behavioral controls of food intake and childhood overweight.
Academic Article Associations among social capital, parenting for active lifestyles, and youth physical activity in rural families living in upstate New York.
Academic Article Feasibility of increasing childhood outdoor play and decreasing television viewing through a family-based intervention in WIC, New York State, 2007-2008.
Concept Family Characteristics
Concept Family Relations
Concept Family
Concept Family Health
Academic Article Evaluation of a childhood obesity awareness campaign targeting head start families: designed by parents for parents.
Academic Article Reframing family-centred obesity prevention using the Family Ecological Model.
Academic Article The family context of low-income parents who restrict child screen time.
Academic Article Family ecological predictors of physical activity parenting in low-income families.
Academic Article Social support may buffer the effect of intrafamilial stressors on preschool children's television viewing time in low-income families.
Academic Article A qualitative study of parents' perceptions and use of portion size strategies for preschool children's snacks.
Academic Article Community stakeholders' perceptions of barriers to childhood obesity prevention in low-income families, Massachusetts 2012-2013.
Academic Article The Activity Support Scale for Multiple Groups (ACTS-MG): Child-reported Physical Activity Parenting in African American and Non-Hispanic White Families.
Academic Article Healthy Foods, Healthy Families: combining incentives and exposure interventions at urban farmers' markets to improve nutrition among recipients of US federal food assistance.
Academic Article Family functioning and quality of parent-adolescent relationship: cross-sectional associations with adolescent weight-related behaviors and weight status.
Grant Infant Sleep Patterns and Accelerated Growth Trajectories from Birth to 24 months
Grant A Childhood Obesity Prevention Program Designed by Families for Families
Grant Snacking in young children: parental definitions, goals, and feeding practices
Academic Article Family-based childhood obesity prevention interventions: a systematic review and quantitative content analysis.
Academic Article The forgotten parent: Fathers' representation in family interventions to prevent childhood obesity.
Academic Article Corrigendum to "The forgotten parent: Fathers' representation in family interventions to prevent childhood obesity" [Prev. Med. 111 (2018) 170-176].
Academic Article Inclusion of Sleep Promotion in Family-Based Interventions To Prevent Childhood Obesity.
Academic Article Communities for healthy living (CHL) - A family-centered childhood obesity prevention program integrated into Head Start services: Study protocol for a pragmatic cluster randomized trial.
Academic Article Autonomous motivation, sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and healthy beverage intake in US families: differences between mother-adolescent and father-adolescent dyads.
Academic Article Meeting Report on the Conference on Fathers' Role in Children's Weight-Related Behaviors and Outcomes.
Grant Paternal influence on children's weight outcomes
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.