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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 Etiology of body dissatisfaction and weight concerns among 5-year-old girls.
Academic Article Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between TV viewing and girls' body mass index, overweight status, and percentage of body fat.
Academic Article Personal fulfillment motivates adolescents to be physically active.
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 Predictors of fat stereotypes among 9-year-old girls and their parents.
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 Engaging low-income parents in childhood obesity prevention from start to finish: a case study.
Academic Article Weight status, parent reaction, and self-concept in five-year-old girls.
Academic Article Effect of cocoa flavanols and exercise on cardiometabolic risk factors in overweight and obese subjects.
Academic Article Overweight girls who internalize fat stereotypes report low psychosocial well-being.
Academic Article Family environmental factors influencing the developing behavioral controls of food intake and childhood overweight.
Academic Article Change in parent and peer support across ages 9 to 15 yr and adolescent girls' physical activity.
Concept Obesity
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 Physical activity parenting measurement and research: challenges, explanations, and solutions.
Academic Article The family context of low-income parents who restrict child screen time.
Academic Article Social support may buffer the effect of intrafamilial stressors on preschool children's television viewing time in low-income families.
Academic Article Association of prenatal participation in a public health nutrition program with healthy infant weight gain.
Academic Article Maternal depression and childhood obesity: a systematic review.
Academic Article The empowerment of low-income parents engaged in a childhood obesity intervention.
Academic Article Fathers' child feeding practices: a review of the evidence.
Academic Article Evaluation overview for the Massachusetts Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (MA-CORD) project.
Academic Article Design of the Massachusetts Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (MA-CORD) study.
Academic Article Insufficient sleep among elementary and middle school students is linked with elevated soda consumption and other unhealthy dietary behaviors.
Academic Article Sleep duration, restfulness, and screens in the sleep environment.
Academic Article 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.
Academic Article Community stakeholders' perceptions of barriers to childhood obesity prevention in low-income families, Massachusetts 2012-2013.
Academic Article 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.
Academic Article Child health nurses miss opportunities to tackle obesity.
Academic Article In Reply to Dr. Anchondo and the Ellyn Satter Institute RE: MA-CORD.
Academic Article Adolescents who engage exclusively in healthy weight control behaviors: Who are they?
Academic Article Community Stakeholders' Perceptions of Major Factors Influencing Childhood Obesity, the Feasibility of Programs Addressing Childhood Obesity, and Persisting Gaps.
Academic Article Media Competition Implementation for the Massachusetts Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration Study (MA-CORD): Adoption and Reach.
Academic Article A systematic review of media parenting in the context of childhood obesity research.
Academic Article A Cascade of Champions: A Qualitative Study about the MA-CORD Media Competition Implementation.
Academic Article Family functioning and quality of parent-adolescent relationship: cross-sectional associations with adolescent weight-related behaviors and weight status.
Academic Article Parenting and childhood obesity research: a quantitative content analysis of published research 2009-2015.
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 Empowerment as a mechanism for change in childhood obesity prevention
Grant Predictors of Adolescent Girls Physical Activity
Grant Snacking in young children: parental definitions, goals, and feeding practices
Academic Article Fathers' Representation in Observational Studies on Parenting and Childhood Obesity: A Systematic Review and Content Analysis.
Academic Article Fathers' Representation in Observational Studies on Parenting and Childhood Obesity: A Systematic Review and Content Analysis.
Academic Article Fathers' Perspectives on Coparenting in the Context of Child Feeding.
Academic Article Correlates of Resource Empowerment among Parents of Children with Overweight or Obesity.
Academic Article 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.
Academic Article Lessons Learned by Community Stakeholders in the Massachusetts Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (MA-CORD) Project, 2013-2014.
Academic Article Student obesity prevalence and behavioral outcomes for the massachusetts childhood obesity research demonstration project.
Academic Article Clinical effectiveness of the massachusetts childhood obesity research demonstration initiative among low-income children.
Academic Article Childhood obesity prevention in the women, infants, and children program: Outcomes of the MA-CORD study.
Academic Article The influence of fathers on children's physical activity: A review of the literature from 2009 to 2015.
Academic Article ADHD Medication, Dietary Patterns, Physical Activity, and BMI in Children: A Longitudinal Analysis of the ECLS-K Study.
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 Health Marketing for the Massachusetts Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration Study: A Case Study.
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 Engaging Fathers in Early Obesity Prevention During the First 1,000 Days: Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Strategies.
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
Academic Article The Obesity Parenting Intervention Scale: Factorial Validity and Invariance Among Head Start Parents.
Academic Article Fathers' food parenting: A scoping review of the literature from 1990 to 2019.
Academic Article Communities for Healthy Living (CHL) A Community-based Intervention to Prevent Obesity in Low-Income Preschool Children: Process Evaluation Protocol.
Academic Article Acceptability and appropriateness of a novel parent-staff co-leadership model for childhood obesity prevention in Head Start: a qualitative interview study.
Academic Article Summer Weight Gain Among Preschool-Aged Children With Obesity: An Observational Study in Head Start.
Academic Article Promoting Sleep and Balanced Screen Time among School-Aged Children with Neurodevelopmental and Mental Health Disorders: A Parent Perspective.
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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.