Momentum Center | Driving Discovery to End Childhood Obesity

See below for a list of publications from Momentum Center members: 


Longitudinal impact of weight misperception and intent to change weight on body mass index of adolescents and young adults with overweight or obesity. Momentum Center member: Kendrin Sonneville

Food Addiction Prevalence and Concurrent Validity in African American Adolescents with ObesityMomentum Center member: Ashley Gearhardt

Advances in Motivational Interviewing for Pediatric Obesity: Results of the Brief Motivational Interviewing to Reduce Body Mass Index Trial and Future Directions. Momentum Center member: Ken Resnicow

Maternal encouragement and discouragement: Differences by food type and child weight status. Appetite. Momentum Center members: Alison Miller and Julie Lumeng

The placemat protocol: Measuring preschoolers’ healthy-meal schemas with pretend meals. Momentum Center member: Kristen Harrison

The relationship between “food addiction” and visceral adiposity in young females. Momentum Center member: Ashley Gearhardt

Helpful or harmful? Prospective association between weight misperception and weight gain among overweight and obese adolescents and young adults. Momentum Center member: Kendrin Sonneville

Social/Electronic Media Use of Children and Adolescents Who Attend the Pediatric Weight Management Programs of the COMPASS Network. Momentum Center member: Susan Woolford

Higher weight status of only and last-born children. Maternal feeding and child eating behaviors as underlying processes among 4-8 year olds. Momentum Center members: Julie Lumeng, Karen Peterson, Ana Baylin, Alison Miller

Mealtime behavior among siblings and body mass index of 4-8 year olds: a videotaped observational study. Momentum Center members: Alison Miller, Karen Peterson, Ana Baylin, Julie Lumeng

Elementary school students’ self-determination in physical education and attitudes toward physical activity. Momentum Center member: Weiyun Chen

College expectations in high school mitigate weight gain over early adulthood: Findings from a national study of American youth. Momentum Center member: Natalie Colabianchi

Improving self-regulation for obesity prevention in Head Start: A randomized controlled trial. Momentum Center Members: Julie Lumeng, Alison Miller and Karen Peterson

Stress in Early Life and Childhood Obesity Risk. Momentum Center member: Alison Miller

Maternal beliefs about television and parental mediation in a low-income United States sample. Momentum Center members: Sarah Domoff, Alison Miller, Megan Pesch, Julie Lumeng

Affective responses to intermittent physical activity in healthy weight and overweight/obese elementary school-age children. Momentum Center members: Leah Robinson, Natalie Colabianchi, Rebecca Hasson

Food brand recognition and BMI in preschoolers. Momentum Center member: Kristen Harrison

Socioenvironmental, Personal, and Behavioral Correlates of Severe Obesity among an Ethnically/Racially Diverse Sample of US Adolescents. Momentum Center member: Kate Bauer

Protective Misperception? Prospective Study of Weight Self-Perception and Blood Pressure in Adolescents with Overweight and Obesity. Momentum Center member: Kendrin Sonneville

Food addiction in children: Associations with obesity, parental food addiction and feeding practices. Momentum Center member: Ashley Gearhardt

Development of the Modified Yale Food Addiction Scale Version 2.0. Momentum Center member: Ashley Gearhardt

Racial/ethnic and weight status disparities in dieting and disordered weight control behaviors among early adolescents. Momentum Center member: Karen Peterson

Weight misperception and disordered weight control behaviors among U.S. high school students with overweight and obesity: Associations and trends, 1999-2013. Momentum Center member: Kendrin Sonneville

Maternal emotional feeding practices and adolescent daughters’ emotional eating: Mediating roles of avoidant and preoccupied coping. Momentum Center member: Cin Cin Tan

A Systemic Review of the Relationship Between Physical Activity and HappinessMomentum Center member: Weiyun Chen

Selective Eating Behaviors in Children: An Observational Validation of Parental Report Measures. Momentum Center members: Alison Miller, Julie Lumeng, and Megan Pesch

Cross-Sectional Associations Between Weight-Related Health Behaviors and Weight Misperception Among U.S. Adolescents with Overweight/Obesity. Momentum Center member: Kendrin Sonneville

The Levels of Physical Activity and Motor Skills in Young Children With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder, Aged 2-5 YearsMomentum Center member: Dale Ulrich


Associations of Cord Blood Metabolites with Perinatal Characteristics, Newborn Anthropometry, and Cord Blood Hormones in Project Viva. Momentum Center member: Wei Perng

Excess body mass index- and waist circumference-years and incident cardiovascular disease: the CARDIA study. Momentum Center Member: Joyce Lee

Body mass index changes in youth in the first year after type 1 diabetes diagnosis. Momentum Center Member: Joyce Lee

Insulin sensitivity and brain reward activation in overweight Hispanic girls: a pilot study. Momentum Center member:

Obesity-associated biomarkers and executive function in children. Momentum Center members: Alison Miller and Julie Lumeng

Associations of Physical Performance and Adiposity with Cognition in Children. Momentum Center member: Leah Robinson

Cardio-metabolic risk screening among adolescents: understanding the utility of body mass index, waist circumference and waist to height ratio. Momentum Center member: Katherine Bauer

Characteristics of Youth Presenting for Weight Management: Retrospective National Data from the POWER Study Group. Momentum Center member: Susan Woolford

Metabolomics of Diabetes in Pregnancy. Momentum Center member: Wei Perng

Associations of cord blood metabolites with perinatal characteristics, newborn anthropometry, and cord blood hormones in Project Viva. Momentum Center member: Wei Perng

Infant regulatory problems and obesity in early childhood. Momentum Center member: Julie Lumeng

An observational cohort study of weight- and length-derived anthropometric indicators with body composition at birth and 5 months: the Healthy Start study. Momentum Center member: Wei Perng

Bisphenol A and phthalates in utero and in childhood: association with BMI z-score and adiposity. Momentum Center members: Karen Peterson, Brisa Sanchez

Acute compensatory responses to interrupting prolonged sitting with intermittent activity in preadolescent children. Momentum Center members: Leah Robinson, Natalie Colabianchi, Rebecca Hasson

The relationship between adiposity and bone density in U.S. children and adolescents. Momentum Center members: Joyce Lee, Kanakadurga Singer

Physical activity patterns in infants with and without Down SyndromeMomentum Center member: Dale Ulrich

Sleep timing is associated with self-reported dietary patterns in 9- to 15-year olds. Momentum Center member: Alison MIller

Validity of Body Mass Index as a Measure of Adiposity in Infancy. Momentum Center member: Wei Perng

Relating Shape/Weight Based Self-Esteem, Depression, and Anxiety with Weight and Perceived Physical Health Among Young Adults. Momentum Center member: Kendrin Sonneville

Acute Compensatory Responses to Interrupting Prolonged Sitting with Intermittent Activity in Preadolescent Children. Momentum Center members: Leah Robinson, Natalie Colabianchi, and Rebecca Hasson