Recent Publications (Last updated October 2014)
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Gooze RA, Anderson SE, Whitaker RC. Prolonged bottle use and obesity at 5.5 years of age in US Children. J Pediatr. 2011;159(3):431-6. Epub date 5/4/2011. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2011.02.037.
O'Brien MJ, Whitaker RC. The role of community-based participatory research to inform local health policy: a case study. J Gen Intern Med. 2011; 26(12):1498-1501. DOI: 10.1007/s11606-011-1878-3.
Ludwig J, Sanbonmatsu L, Gennetian L, Adam E, Duncan GJ, Katz LF, Kessler RC, Kling JR, Lindau ST, Whitaker RC, McDade T. Neighborhoods, obesity, and diabetes: a randomized social experiment. N Engl J Med. 2011;365(16):1509-1519. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMsa1103216. PMCID:PMC3410541
Whitaker RC. The childhood obesity epidemic: lessons for preventing socially determined health conditions. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. Nov 2011;165(11):973-975. DOI: 10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.179. PMCID: PMC3218556
Herring SJ, Henry TQ, Klotz AA, Foster GD, Whitaker RC. Perceptions of low-income African-American mothers about excessive gestational weight gain. Matern Child Health J. 2011 Dec 11. [Epub ahead of print]. DOI: 10.1007/s10995-011-0930-6
Anderson SE, Gooze RA, Lemeshow S, Whitaker RC. Quality of early maternal-child relationship and risk of adolescent obesity. Pediatrics. 2012;129(1):132-140. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-0972. PMCID: PMC3255468
Whitaker RC. Why feed breast milk from a bottle? Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012;166(5):483-4. DOI: 10.1001/archpediatrics.2012.275
Gehris JS, Myers EM, Whitaker RC. Physical activity levels during adventure-physical education lessons. Eur Phys Educ Rev. 2012; 18(2):245–257. DOI: 10.1177/1356336X12440365
Gooze RA, Hughes CC, Finkelstein DM, Whitaker RC. Obesity and food insecurity at the same table: how Head Start programs respond. Prev Chronic Dis. 2012;9:110240. DOI: 10.5888/pcd9.110240.
Marino AJ, Fletcher EN, Whitaker RC, Anderson SE. Amount and environmental predictors of outdoor play time at home and school: a cross sectional analysis of a national sample of preschool-aged children attending Head Start. Health & Place. 2012;18(6):1224-1230. DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2011.03.031. PMCID: PMC3576047
O’Brien MJ, Davey A, Alos VA, Whitaker RC. Diabetes-related behaviors in Latinas and non-Latinas in California. Diabetes Care. 2013;36(2):355-61. DOI: 10.2337/dc12-0548. PMCID: PMC3554295.
Johnson-Dias J, Whitaker RC. Black mothers' perceptions about urban neighborhood safety and outdoor play for their preadolescent daughters. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013;24(1):206-219. DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2013.0018.
Herman AN, Malhotra K, Wright G, Fisher JO, Whitaker RC. A qualitative study of the aspirations and challenges of low-income mothers in feeding their preschool-aged children. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2012;9:132. DOI: 10.1186/1479-5868-9-132.
Fletcher EN, Whitaker RC, Marino AJ, Anderson, SE. Screen time at home and school among low-income children attending Head Start. Child Indic Res. 2013:1-16. DOI: 10.1007/s12187-013-9212-8. PMCID: PMC4039202.
Malhotra K, Herman AN, Wright G, Bruton Y, Fisher JO, Whitaker RC. Perceived benefits and challenges for low-income mothers of having family meals with preschool-aged children: childhood memories matter. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2013;113 (11):1484-1493. DOI: 10.1016/j.jand.2013.07.028s.
Whitaker RC, Becker BD, Herman AN, Gooze RA. The mental and physical health of Head Start staff: the Pennsylvania Head Start Staff Wellness Survey, 2012. Prev Chronic Dis. 2013;10:E181. DOI: 10.588/pcd10.130171.
Wanat KA, Kovarik CL, Shuman S, Whitaker RC, Foster GD, O’Brien MJ. The association between obesity and health-related quality of life among urban Latinos. Ethn Dis. 2014;24(1):14–18. PMCID: PMC4009345.
Gehris JS, Gooze RA, Whitaker RC. Teachers’ perceptions about children’s movement and learning in early childhood education programmes. Child Care Health Dev. 2014. DOI: 10.1111/cch.12136.
Anderson SE, Lemeshow S, Whitaker RC. Maternal-infant relationship quality and risk of obesity at age 5.5 years in a national US cohort. BMC Pediatrics. 2014; 14:54. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2431-14-54. PMCID:PMC3938469.
O’Brien MJ, Shuman S, Barrios D, Alos VA, Whitaker RC. A qualitative study of acculturation and diabetes risk among urban, immigrant Latinas: implications for diabetes prevention efforts. Diabetes Educ. 40(5), 616-625. DOI: 10.1177/0145721714535992.
O’Brien MJ, Alos VA, Davey A, Bueno A, Whitaker, RC. Acculturation and the prevalence of diabetes in US Latino adults, NHANES 2007-2010. Prev Chronic Dis. 2014;11:140142. DOI: 10.5888/pcd11.140142.
Whitaker RC, Dearth-Wesley T, Gooze RA, Becker BD, Gallagher KC, McEwen BS. Adverse childhood experiences, dispositional mindfulness, and adult health. Prev Med. 2014;67:147-153. DOI::10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.07.029.
O’Brien MJ, Garland JM, Murphy KM, Shuman SJ, Whitaker RC, Larson SC. Training medical students in the social determinants of health: the Health Scholars Program at Puentes de Salud. Adv Med Educ Pract. 2014;5:307-314. DOI: 10.2147/AMEP.S67480.
Whitaker RC, Dearth-Wesley T, Gooze RA. Workplace stress and the quality of teacher-child relationships in Head Start. Early Child. Res Q. 2014 [Epub July 16, 2014]. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecresq.2014.08.008.
Fisher JO, Wright G, Herman AN, Malhotra K, Serrano EL, Foster GD, Whitaker RC. “Snacks are not food”: low-income, urban mothers' perceptions of feeding snacks to their preschool-aged children. Appetite. 2014 [Epub September 16, 2014] DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2014.09.007.