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profileElsie Mireya Taveras, M.D.

TitleAssociate Professor of Pediatrics
InstitutionMassachusetts General Hospital
AddressMassachusetts General Hospital for Children
15th Floor
100 Cambridge Street
Boston MA 02114
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TitleAssociate Professor of Population Medicine
InstitutionHarvard Pilgrim Healthcare
DepartmentPopulation Medicine

TitleAssociate Professor in the Department of Nutrition
InstitutionHarvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Available: 06/01/16, Expires: 12/31/18

Rise & SHINE is a longitudinal study following parents and their infants to: (1) examine associations of infant sleep patterns with growth from birth to 24 months of age, (2) examine feeding and neurobehavioral pathways linking adverse sleep patterns to early childhood obesity, and (3) identify modifiable determinants of infant sleep patterns that will directly inform intervention design. We have opportunities available involving direct contact with mothers and infants, conducting participant study visits. Visits will take place at patients’ homes and/or clinic sites and include anthropometric measurements, administration of surveys and instructing patients on how to collect actigraphy data. We are looking to work with students who will pay careful attention to detail and contribute to a positive experience for participants and families through courteous telephone and in-person interactions and interview activities. Opportunities to develop and write a paper will also be available, as phases of data collection are completed. Spanish-speaking is a plus. Funds are available to match SMO funding for a stipend.

Available: 06/01/16, Expires: 05/31/18

The First 1,000 Days program in the Division of General Academic Pediatrics at MassGeneral Hospital was initiated in November 2014 with the goal of reducing the prevalence of obesity and related health disparities among mother-infant pairs in the period from conception to age 2 (1000 days). The program is being delivered at MGH’s Revere and Chelsea HealthCare Centers and Dothouse Health, where rates of maternal-child obesity are higher than local and national averages. Summer and fall internships for medical students are available as patient navigators/health coaches. Students will work directly with families and in collaboration with medical and public health providers to address patients' social needs and to promote a healthy lifestyle through behavior change counseling and referring families to local clinical and community resources. Spanish-speaking is a plus. Funds are available to match SMO funding for a student stipend.

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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

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  1. Cheng ER, Hawkins SS, Rifas-Shiman SL, Gillman MW, Taveras EM. Association of missing paternal demographics on infant birth certificates with perinatal risk factors for childhood obesity. BMC Public Health. 2016; 16(1):453. PMID: 27411308.
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  2. Oreskovic NM, Fletcher R, Sharifi M, Knutsen JD, Chilingirian A, Taveras EM. Design and rationale of the STRIVE trial to improve cardiometabolic health among children and families. Contemp Clin Trials. 2016 Jul; 49:149-54. PMID: 27417980.
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  3. Taveras EM. Childhood Obesity Risk and Prevention: Shining a Lens on the First 1000 Days. Child Obes. 2016 Jun; 12(3):159-61. PMID: 27135353.
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  4. Hawkins SS, Gillman MW, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman KP, Mariotti M, Taveras EM. The Linked CENTURY Study: linking three decades of clinical and public health data to examine disparities in childhood obesity. BMC Pediatr. 2016; 16(1):32. PMID: 26961130.
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  5. Woo Baidal JA, Locks LM, Cheng ER, Blake-Lamb TL, Perkins ME, Taveras EM. Risk Factors for Childhood Obesity in the First 1,000 Days: A Systematic Review. Am J Prev Med. 2016 Jun; 50(6):761-79. PMID: 26916261.
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  6. Blake-Lamb TL, Locks LM, Perkins ME, Woo Baidal JA, Cheng ER, Taveras EM. Interventions for Childhood Obesity in the First 1,000 Days A Systematic Review. Am J Prev Med. 2016 Jun; 50(6):780-9. PMID: 26916260.
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  7. Cheng ER, Rifas-Shiman SL, Perkins ME, Rich-Edwards JW, Gillman MW, Wright R, Taveras EM. The Influence of Antenatal Partner Support on Pregnancy Outcomes. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2016 Jul; 25(7):672-9. PMID: 26828630.
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  8. Fiechtner L, Kleinman K, Melly SJ, Sharifi M, Marshall R, Block J, Cheng ER, Taveras EM. Effects of Proximity to Supermarkets on a Randomized Trial Studying Interventions for Obesity. Am J Public Health. 2016 Mar; 106(3):557-62. PMID: 26794159.
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  9. Belfort MB, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman KP, Bellinger DC, Harris MH, Taveras EM, Gillman MW, Oken E. Infant Breastfeeding Duration and Mid-Childhood Executive Function, Behavior, and Social-Emotional Development. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2016 Jan; 37(1):43-52. PMID: 26651091.
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  10. Cheng ER, Kotelchuck M, Gerstein ED, Taveras EM, Poehlmann-Tynan J. Postnatal Depressive Symptoms Among Mothers and Fathers of Infants Born Preterm: Prevalence and Impacts on Children's Early Cognitive Function. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2016 Jan; 37(1):33-42. PMID: 26536007.
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  11. Cespedes EM, Hu FB, Redline S, Rosner B, Gillman MW, Rifas-Shiman SL, Taveras EM. Chronic insufficient sleep and diet quality: Contributors to childhood obesity. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016 Jan; 24(1):184-90. PMID: 26592489.
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  12. 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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  13. Criss S, Woo Baidal JA, Goldman RE, Perkins M, Cunningham C, Taveras EM. The Role of Health Information Sources in Decision-Making Among Hispanic Mothers During Their Children's First 1000 Days of Life. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Nov; 19(11):2536-43. PMID: 26122256; PMCID: PMC4596758 [Available on 11/01/16].
  14. Taveras EM, Marshall R, Sharifi M, Avalon E, Fiechtner L, Horan C, Orav J, Price SN, Sequist T, Slater D. Connect for Health: Design of a clinical-community childhood obesity intervention testing best practices of positive outliers. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Nov; 45(Pt B):287-95. PMID: 26427562.
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  15. 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; 7(7):5982-99. PMID: 26197335; PMCID: PMC4517042.
  16. Sharifi M, Marshall G, Goldman RE, Cunningham C, Marshall R, Taveras EM. Engaging children in the development of obesity interventions: Exploring outcomes that matter most among obesity positive outliers. Patient Educ Couns. 2015 Nov; 98(11):1393-401. PMID: 26166630; PMCID: PMC4609258 [Available on 11/01/16].
  17. Taveras EM, Marshall R, Kleinman KP, Gillman MW, Hacker K, Horan CM, Smith RL, Price S, Sharifi M, Rifas-Shiman SL, Simon SR. Comparative effectiveness of childhood obesity interventions in pediatric primary care: a cluster-randomized clinical trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Jun; 169(6):535-42. PMID: 25895016.
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  18. Price S, Ferisin S, Sharifi M, Steinberg D, Bennett G, Wolin KY, Horan C, Koziol R, Marshall R, Taveras EM. Development and Implementation of an Interactive Text Messaging Campaign to Support Behavior Change in a Childhood Obesity Randomized Controlled Trial. J Health Commun. 2015; 20(7):843-50. PMID: 25996181.
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  19. Lumeng JC, Taveras EM, Birch L, Yanovski SZ. Prevention of obesity in infancy and early childhood: a National Institutes of Health workshop. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 May; 169(5):484-90. PMID: 25775180.
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  20. Fiechtner L, Sharifi M, Sequist T, Block J, Duncan DT, Melly SJ, Rifas-Shiman SL, Taveras EM. Food environments and childhood weight status: effects of neighborhood median income. Child Obes. 2015 Jun; 11(3):260-8. PMID: 25923838; PMCID: PMC4559156 [Available on 06/01/16].
  21. 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 [Available on 06/01/16].
  22. Woo Baidal JA, Criss S, Goldman RE, Perkins M, Cunningham C, Taveras EM. Reducing Hispanic children's obesity risk factors in the first 1000 days of life: a qualitative analysis. J Obes. 2015; 2015:945918. PMID: 25874127; PMCID: PMC4385595.
  23. 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 [Available on 05/01/16].
  24. Dietz WH, Baur LA, Hall K, Puhl RM, Taveras EM, Uauy R, Kopelman P. Management of obesity: improvement of health-care training and systems for prevention and care. Lancet. 2015 Jun 20; 385(9986):2521-33. PMID: 25703112.
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  25. Hesketh KR, van Sluijs EM, Blaine RE, Taveras EM, Gillman MW, Benjamin Neelon SE. Assessing care providers' perceptions and beliefs about physical activity in infants and toddlers: baseline findings from the Baby NAP SACC study. BMC Public Health. 2015; 15:100. PMID: 25886506; PMCID: PMC4334406.
  26. 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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  27. 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 [Available on 02/01/16].
  28. Sequist TD, Taveras EM. Clinic-community linkages for high-value care. N Engl J Med. 2014 Dec 4; 371(23):2148-50. PMID: 25470692.
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  29. 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 [Available on 02/01/16].
  30. Sharifi M, Marshall G, Goldman R, Rifas-Shiman SL, Horan CM, Koziol R, Marshall R, Sequist TD, Taveras EM. Exploring innovative approaches and patient-centered outcomes from positive outliers in childhood obesity. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Nov-Dec; 14(6):646-55. PMID: 25439163; PMCID: PMC4322896.
  31. Woo Baidal JA, Taveras EM. Protecting progress against childhood obesity--the National School Lunch Program. N Engl J Med. 2014 Nov 13; 371(20):1862-5. PMID: 25353967.
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  32. Sonneville KR, Long MW, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman K, Gillman MW, Taveras EM. Juice and water intake in infancy and later beverage intake and adiposity: could juice be a gateway drink? Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Jan; 23(1):170-6. PMID: 25328160; PMCID: PMC4276519 [Available on 01/01/16].
  33. Cheng JK, Koziol RL, Taveras EM. Parental guidance advised: associations between parental television limits and health behaviors among obese children. Acad Pediatr. 2015 Mar-Apr; 15(2):204-9. PMID: 25306213.
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  34. Duncan DT, Sharifi M, Melly SJ, Marshall R, Sequist TD, Rifas-Shiman SL, Taveras EM. Characteristics of walkable built environments and BMI z-scores in children: evidence from a large electronic health record database. Environ Health Perspect. 2014 Dec; 122(12):1359-65. PMID: 25248212; PMCID: PMC4256697.
  35. Cespedes EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Redline S, Gillman MW, Peña MM, Taveras EM. Longitudinal associations of sleep curtailment with metabolic risk in mid-childhood. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Dec; 22(12):2586-92. PMID: 25234485; PMCID: PMC4236242 [Available on 12/01/15].
  36. Benjamin Neelon SE, Taveras EM, Ostbye T, Gillman MW. Preventing obesity in infants and toddlers in child care: results from a pilot randomized controlled trial. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Jul; 18(5):1246-57. PMID: 24065371; PMCID: PMC3965661.
  37. Taveras EM, Gillman MW, Peña MM, Redline S, Rifas-Shiman SL. Chronic sleep curtailment and adiposity. Pediatrics. 2014 Jun; 133(6):1013-22. PMID: 24843068; PMCID: PMC4035591.
  38. Arsenault LN, Xu K, Taveras EM, Hacker KA. Parents' obesity-related behavior and confidence to support behavioral change in their obese child: data from the STAR study. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Sep-Oct; 14(5):456-62. PMID: 24816426.
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  39. Cespedes EM, Gillman MW, Kleinman K, Rifas-Shiman SL, Redline S, Taveras EM. Television viewing, bedroom television, and sleep duration from infancy to mid-childhood. Pediatrics. 2014 May; 133(5):e1163-71. PMID: 24733878; PMCID: PMC4006444.
  40. Martínez-Andrade GO, Cespedes EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Romero-Quechol G, González-Unzaga MA, Benítez-Trejo MA, Flores-Huerta S, Horan C, Haines J, Taveras EM, Pérez-Cuevas R, Gillman MW. Feasibility and impact of Creciendo Sanos, a clinic-based pilot intervention to prevent obesity among preschool children in Mexico City. BMC Pediatr. 2014; 14:77. PMID: 24649831; PMCID: PMC3999907.
  41. Oken E, Baccarelli AA, Gold DR, Kleinman KP, Litonjua AA, De Meo D, Rich-Edwards JW, Rifas-Shiman SL, Sagiv S, Taveras EM, Weiss ST, Belfort MB, Burris HH, Camargo CA, Huh SY, Mantzoros C, Parker MG, Gillman MW. Cohort profile: project viva. Int J Epidemiol. 2015 Feb; 44(1):37-48. PMID: 24639442; PMCID: PMC4339753 [Available on 02/01/16].
  42. Boeke CE, Storfer-Isser A, Redline S, Taveras EM. Childhood sleep duration and quality in relation to leptin concentration in two cohort studies. Sleep. 2014 Mar; 37(3):613-20. PMID: 24587585; PMCID: PMC3920328.
  43. Stanford FC, Taveras EM. The Massachusetts school-based body mass index experiment: gleaning implementation lessons for future childhood obesity reduction efforts. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Apr; 22(4):973-5. PMID: 24458805.
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  44. Cespedes EM, Horan CM, Gillman MW, Gortmaker SL, Price S, Rifas-Shiman SL, Mitchell K, Taveras EM. Participant characteristics and intervention processes associated with reductions in television viewing in the High Five for Kids study. Prev Med. 2014 May; 62:64-70. PMID: 24518002; PMCID: PMC4106410.
  45. Gortmaker SL, Taveras EM. Who becomes obese during childhood--clues to prevention. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jan 30; 370(5):475-6. PMID: 24476437.
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  46. Cheng JK, Wen X, Coletti KD, Cox JE, Taveras EM. 2-Year BMI Changes of Children Referred for Multidisciplinary Weight Management. Int J Pediatr. 2014; 2014:152586. PMID: 24672556; PMCID: PMC3941165.
  47. Wright DR, Taveras EM, Gillman MW, Horan CM, Hohman KH, Gortmaker SL, Prosser LA. The cost of a primary care-based childhood obesity prevention intervention. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014; 14:44. PMID: 24472122; PMCID: PMC3912346.
  48. 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. PMID: 24317406; PMCID: PMC3869083.
  49. Hibbs AM, Storfer-Isser A, Rosen C, Ievers-Landis CE, Taveras EM, Redline S. Advanced sleep phase in adolescents born preterm. Behav Sleep Med. 2014 Sep 3; 12(5):412-24. PMID: 24283662; PMCID: PMC4035471.
  50. 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; 167(11):1072-9. PMID: 24019074.
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  51. 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. PMID: 23983130.
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  52. 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. PMID: 24131876; PMCID: PMC4159704.
  53. 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. PMID: 23065312; PMCID: PMC3574181.
  54. 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. PMID: 23896931; PMCID: PMC3998659.
  55. 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. PMID: 23733179; PMCID: PMC3835398.
  56. 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. PMID: 23806073; PMCID: PMC3728724.
  57. 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. PMID: 23799991; PMCID: PMC3693882.
  58. 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. PMID: 23676286.
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  59. 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. PMID: 23671268.
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  60. de Hoog ML, Kleinman KP, Gillman MW, Vrijkotte TG, van Eijsden M, Taveras EM. Racial/ethnic and immigrant differences in early childhood diet quality. Public Health Nutr. 2014 Jun; 17(6):1308-17. PMID: 23651520; PMCID: PMC3883931.
  61. 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. PMID: 23564304; PMCID: PMC3800680.
  62. Cheng JK, Cox JE, Taveras EM. Patient-centered approaches to childhood obesity care. Child Obes. 2013 Apr; 9(2):85-8. PMID: 23514696.
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  63. 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. PMID: 23592666.
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  64. 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. PMID: 23378138; PMCID: PMC3602225.
  65. 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. PMID: 23378479.
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  66. 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. PMID: 23727974.
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  67. 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. PMID: 23219681; PMCID: PMC3837524.
  68. Dixon B, Rifas-Shiman SL, James-Todd T, Ertel K, Krieger N, Kleinman KP, Rich-Edwards JW, Gillman MW, Taveras EM. Maternal experiences of racial discrimination and child weight status in the first 3 years of life. J Dev Orig Health Dis. 2012 Dec; 3(6):433-41. PMID: 25084296.
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  69. Baidal JA, Taveras EM. Childhood obesity: shifting the focus to early prevention. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012 Dec; 166(12):1179-81. PMID: 23108905.
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  70. 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. PMID: 23099100.
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  71. 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. PMID: 23036360; PMCID: PMC3867121.
  72. 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. PMID: 22960162.
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  73. 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. PMID: 21643834; PMCID: PMC3321389.
  74. 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. PMID: 22795497; PMCID: PMC3732783.
  75. 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. PMID: 22675610; PMCID: PMC3362946.
  76. 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. PMID: 22529276; PMCID: PMC3340588.
  77. 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. PMID: 22458308; PMCID: PMC3375197.
  78. 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. PMID: 22349735; PMCID: PMC3835375.
  79. 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. PMID: 22330047.
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  80. 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. PMID: 21258960; PMCID: PMC3262953.
  81. 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. PMID: 22799474; PMCID: PMC3647541.
  82. Dixon B, Peña MM, Taveras EM. Lifecourse approach to racial/ethnic disparities in childhood obesity. Adv Nutr. 2012 Jan; 3(1):73-82. PMID: 22332105; PMCID: PMC3262618.
  83. 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. PMID: 22222926.
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  84. 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. PMID: 22158005.
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  85. 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. PMID: 22065180.
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  86. 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. PMID: 20957514; PMCID: PMC3219434.
  87. 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. PMID: 22019411.
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  88. 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. PMID: 21997144; PMCID: PMC3840912.
  89. 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. PMID: 21897769; PMCID: PMC3161765.
  90. 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. PMID: 21565885.
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  91. 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. PMID: 21464376; PMCID: PMC3881272.
  92. 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. PMID: 21350436; PMCID: PMC3219435.
  93. 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. PMID: 21300681; PMCID: PMC3065143.
  94. 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. PMID: 21081589; PMCID: PMC3703750.
  95. 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. PMID: 21040938; PMCID: PMC3117066.
  96. 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. PMID: 20979572; PMCID: PMC3977954.
  97. 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. PMID: 20855080; PMCID: PMC4270123.
  98. 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. PMID: 20847735; PMCID: PMC3864039.
  99. 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. PMID: 20682758; PMCID: PMC3006580.
  100. 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. PMID: 20489690; PMCID: PMC3099421.
  101. 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. PMID: 20338282; PMCID: PMC3229928.
  102. 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. PMID: 20347414; PMCID: PMC2866807.
  103. 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. PMID: 20233157.
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  104. 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. PMID: 20194284; PMCID: PMC3836212.
  105. 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. PMID: 20025769; PMCID: PMC2806253.
  106. 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. PMID: 19651579; PMCID: PMC3049895.
  107. 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. PMID: 19564255; PMCID: PMC3049909.
  108. Taveras EM, Mitchell K, Gortmaker SL. Parental confidence in making overweight-related behavior changes. Pediatrics. 2009 Jul; 124(1):151-8. PMID: 19564295.
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  109. 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. PMID: 19564448.
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  110. 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. PMID: 19420181.
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  111. 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. PMID: 19336378; PMCID: PMC2761645.
  112. 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. PMID: 19254972; PMCID: PMC4042392.
  113. 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. PMID: 19023272; PMCID: PMC2761640.
  114. 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.
  115. 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.
  116. 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.
  117. 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.
  118. 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.
  119. 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.
  120. 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. PMID: 18497738.
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  121. 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. PMID: 18466784; PMCID: PMC3253368.
  122. 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. PMID: 18451768; PMCID: PMC2650814.
  123. 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. PMID: 18391138; PMCID: PMC2650815.
  124. 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.
  125. 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.
  126. 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.
  127. 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.
  128. 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.
  129. 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.
  130. 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.
  131. 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. PMID: 19086298; PMCID: PMC4249761.
  132. 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. PMID: 18055654.
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  133. 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. PMID: 17971337; PMCID: PMC2930882.
  134. 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. PMID: 17426317.
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  135. 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. PMID: 17403405; PMCID: PMC1899090.
  136. 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. PMID: 17383561; PMCID: PMC1880891.
  137. 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. PMID: 17272594; PMCID: PMC1994915.
  138. 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.
  139. 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.
  140. 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.
  141. 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. PMID: 17142517; PMCID: PMC4406417.
  142. 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. PMID: 17135621.
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  143. 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. PMID: 17116608.
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  144. 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. PMID: 17030976; PMCID: PMC1899091.
  145. 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.
  146. 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. PMID: 16703577; PMCID: PMC1488724.
  147. Taveras EM and Gillman MW. Handbook of Pediatric Obesity: Etiology, Pathophysiology, and Prevention. Breastfeeding and Overweight. Michael I. Goran and Melinda S. Sothern. 2006.
  148. 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.
  149. 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. PMID: 16339135; PMCID: PMC1483219.
  150. 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. PMID: 16199680.
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  151. 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. PMID: 16199677.
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  152. 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. PMID: 16140697.
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  153. 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. PMID: 15919844.
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  154. 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 .
  155. 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.
  156. 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.
  157. 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. PMID: 15492358; PMCID: PMC1989686.
  158. 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. PMID: 15599258.
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  159. 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. PMID: 15193573.
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  160. 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. PMID: 15121981.
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  161. 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. PMID: 15060254.
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  162. 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.
  163. Managing overweight among underserved pediatric populations. Continuing Medical Education . Review for Medscape. 2004.
  164. 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.
  165. 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. PMID: 12837875.
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  166. 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. PMID: 8576448.
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