ELSIE TAVERAS

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Higher adiposity in infancy associated with recurrent wheeze in a prospective cohort of children
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 121:1161-1166.e3. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Crossing growth percentiles in infancy and risk of obesity in childhood
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 165:993-8. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Planning for health promotion in low-income preschool child care settings: focus groups of parents and child care providers
    Elsie M Taveras
    Center for Child Health Care Studies, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and the Division of General Pediatrics, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 6:342-6. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Youths' perceptions of overweight-related prevention counseling at a primary care visit
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:831-6. 2007
  5. pmc Weight status in the first 6 months of life and obesity at 3 years of age
    Elsie M Taveras
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 123:1177-83. 2009
  6. pmc Short sleep duration in infancy and risk of childhood overweight
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School, 133 Brookline Ave, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:305-11. 2008
  7. pmc Association of maternal short sleep duration with adiposity and cardiometabolic status at 3 years postpartum
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:171-8. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Parental confidence in making overweight-related behavior changes
    Elsie M Taveras
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 124:151-8. 2009
  9. pmc First steps for mommy and me: a pilot intervention to improve nutrition and physical activity behaviors of postpartum mothers and their infants
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, and Children s Hospital, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Matern Child Health J 15:1217-27. 2011
  10. pmc Maternal short sleep duration is associated with increased levels of inflammatory markers at 3 years postpartum
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Metabolism 60:982-6. 2011

Detail Information

Publications43

  1. pmc Higher adiposity in infancy associated with recurrent wheeze in a prospective cohort of children
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 121:1161-1166.e3. 2008
    ..Few prospective data link early childhood adiposity with asthma-related symptoms...
  2. doi request reprint Crossing growth percentiles in infancy and risk of obesity in childhood
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 165:993-8. 2011
    ..To examine the associations of upward crossing of major percentiles in weight-for-length in the first 24 months of life with the prevalence of obesity at ages 5 and 10 years...
  3. ncbi request reprint Planning for health promotion in low-income preschool child care settings: focus groups of parents and child care providers
    Elsie M Taveras
    Center for Child Health Care Studies, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and the Division of General Pediatrics, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 6:342-6. 2006
    ..To identify potentially successful strategies, barriers, and facilitators for health promotion in preschool child care settings...
  4. ncbi request reprint Youths' perceptions of overweight-related prevention counseling at a primary care visit
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:831-6. 2007
    ..We examined youths' report of receiving specific overweight-related preventive counseling and perceived readiness to adopt nutrition and physical activity behaviors recommended by their clinicians...
  5. pmc Weight status in the first 6 months of life and obesity at 3 years of age
    Elsie M Taveras
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 123:1177-83. 2009
    ..The goal was to examine the associations of weight-for-length at birth and at 6 months with obesity at 3 years of age...
  6. pmc Short sleep duration in infancy and risk of childhood overweight
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School, 133 Brookline Ave, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:305-11. 2008
    ..To examine the extent to which infant sleep duration is associated with overweight at age 3 years...
  7. pmc Association of maternal short sleep duration with adiposity and cardiometabolic status at 3 years postpartum
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:171-8. 2011
    ..In conclusion, short sleep duration in the first year postpartum is associated with higher adiposity at 3 years postpartum...
  8. doi request reprint Parental confidence in making overweight-related behavior changes
    Elsie M Taveras
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 124:151-8. 2009
    ..Confidence is an important construct for behavioral change; higher levels of confidence, or self-efficacy, increase the likelihood that a person will change a health behavior even when faced with obstacles...
  9. pmc First steps for mommy and me: a pilot intervention to improve nutrition and physical activity behaviors of postpartum mothers and their infants
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, and Children s Hospital, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Matern Child Health J 15:1217-27. 2011
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  10. pmc Maternal short sleep duration is associated with increased levels of inflammatory markers at 3 years postpartum
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Metabolism 60:982-6. 2011
    ..08 to 0.52), these results did not reach statistical significance. Short sleep duration in the first year postpartum is associated with elevated levels of the proinflammatory marker, IL-6, at 3 years postpartum...
  11. pmc Early child care and adiposity at ages 1 and 3 years
    Sara E Benjamin
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 124:555-62. 2009
    ..The majority of infants in the United States are in nonparental child care, yet little is known about the effect of child care on development of obesity...
  12. pmc Developmental origins of childhood overweight: potential public health impact
    Matthew W Gillman
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1651-6. 2008
    ..Interventions to modify several factors during pregnancy and infancy could have substantial impact on prevention of childhood overweight...
  13. doi request reprint Overweight prevention in pediatric primary care: a needs assessment of an urban racial/ethnic minority population
    Philomena A Asante
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 48:837-43. 2009
    ..Overweight prevention efforts in primary care should include strategies to help clinicians negotiate behavior change with families...
  14. ncbi request reprint The association of television and video viewing with fast food intake by preschool-age children
    Elsie M Taveras
    Center for Child Health Care Studies, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:2034-41. 2006
    ..To examine the extent to which television (TV) and video viewing is associated with consumption of fast food by preschool-age children...
  15. ncbi request reprint Family dinner and adolescent overweight
    Elsie M Taveras
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, 133 Brookline Avenue, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Obes Res 13:900-6. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine both cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between frequency of family dinner and overweight status in a large sample of 9- to 14-year-old children...
  16. pmc Association of breastfeeding with maternal control of infant feeding at age 1 year
    Elsie M Taveras
    Center for Child Health Care Studies, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Fl, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 114:e577-83. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to examine whether preponderance of breastfeeding in the first 6 months of life and breastfeeding duration are associated with less maternal restrictive behavior and less pressure to eat...
  17. pmc Gestational weight gain and child adiposity at age 3 years
    Emily Oken
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 196:322.e1-8. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the associations of gestational weight gain with child adiposity...
  18. pmc Television, walking, and diet: associations with postpartum weight retention
    Emily Oken
    Obesity Prevention Program, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Am J Prev Med 32:305-11. 2007
    ..For many women, pregnancy begets long-term weight gain. Modifiable behaviors that contribute to postpartum weight retention have not been well studied...
  19. pmc Maternal corticotropin-releasing hormone levels during pregnancy and offspring adiposity
    Matthew W Gillman
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:1647-53. 2006
    ..We examined associations of maternal corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) levels in the late 2nd trimester of pregnancy, a marker of fetal glucocorticoid exposure, with child adiposity at age 3 years...
  20. doi request reprint Racial/ethnic differences in early-life risk factors for childhood obesity
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 125:686-95. 2010
    ..By the preschool years, racial/ethnic disparities in obesity prevalence are already present. The objective of this study was to examine racial/ethnic differences in early-life risk factors for childhood obesity...
  21. pmc Prospective association between milk intake and adiposity in preschool-aged children
    Susanna Y Huh
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:563-70. 2010
    ..To determine whether the quantity and type of milk (whole, reduced fat, or 1%/nonfat) consumed at age 2 years is associated with adiposity at age 3 years...
  22. doi request reprint Health information technology to guide pediatric obesity management
    Julia McDonald
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, 133 Brookline Avenue, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 50:543-9. 2011
    ..Concerns included "alert fatigue," distraction, and disruption of workflow. Suggestions for future electronic functions included tailored educational materials and physical activity resources customized by patient address...
  23. pmc Associations of maternal prenatal smoking with child adiposity and blood pressure
    Emily Oken
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Obes Res 13:2021-8. 2005
    ..To examine the extent to which maternal prenatal smoking is associated with adiposity, central adiposity, and blood pressure in 3-year-old children...
  24. doi request reprint Televisions in the bedrooms of racial/ethnic minority children: how did they get there and how do we get them out?
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA Elsie_Taveras hphc org
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 48:715-9. 2009
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  25. ncbi request reprint Clinician support and psychosocial risk factors associated with breastfeeding discontinuation
    Elsie M Taveras
    Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship Program, Children s Hospital of Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 112:108-15. 2003
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  26. doi request reprint Parental perceptions of overweight counseling in primary care: the roles of race/ethnicity and parent overweight
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1794-801. 2008
    ..To examine parental perceptions of primary care efforts aimed at childhood obesity prevention...
  27. pmc Longitudinal relationship between television viewing and leisure-time physical activity during adolescence
    Elsie M Taveras
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 119:e314-9. 2007
    ..The goal was to examine the longitudinal associations of changes in television viewing and other sources of sedentary behavior with changes in leisure-time moderate/vigorous physical activity in adolescence...
  28. doi request reprint Association between television viewing and poor diet quality in young children
    Sonia A Miller
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Int J Pediatr Obes 3:168-76. 2008
    ..To examine the association between television/video (TV) viewing and markers of diet quality among 3-year-old children...
  29. ncbi request reprint Opinions and practices of clinicians associated with continuation of exclusive breastfeeding
    Elsie M Taveras
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Center for Child Health Care Studies, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 113:e283-90. 2004
    ..Unfortunately, little information is available on how clinicians and health care organizations can best promote continuation of exclusive breastfeeding...
  30. ncbi request reprint A randomized, controlled trial of a multifaceted intervention including alcohol-based hand sanitizer and hand-hygiene education to reduce illness transmission in the home
    Thomas J Sandora
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Pediatrics 116:587-94. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether a multifactorial campaign centered on increasing alcohol-based hand sanitizer use and hand-hygiene education reduces illness transmission in the home...
  31. ncbi request reprint The influence of wanting to look like media figures on adolescent physical activity
    Elsie M Taveras
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Adolesc Health 35:41-50. 2004
    ..To examine the association of adolescents' wanting to look like figures in the media with physical activity levels...
  32. ncbi request reprint Mothers' and clinicians' perspectives on breastfeeding counseling during routine preventive visits
    Elsie M Taveras
    Center for Child Health Care Studies, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 113:e405-11. 2004
    ..Little is known, however, about the counseling provided during these visits and how mothers and their clinicians perceive breastfeeding counseling...
  33. ncbi request reprint Association of consumption of fried food away from home with body mass index and diet quality in older children and adolescents
    Elsie M Taveras
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    Pediatrics 116:e518-24. 2005
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  34. pmc State and regional variation in regulations related to feeding infants in child care
    Sara E Benjamin
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 124:e104-11. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare state and regional variation in infant feeding regulations for child care facilities and to compare these regulations to national standards...
  35. doi request reprint Television viewing in infancy and child cognition at 3 years of age in a US cohort
    Marie Evans Schmidt
    Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Obesity Prevention Program, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215
    Pediatrics 123:e370-5. 2009
    ..To examine the extent to which infant television viewing is associated with language and visual motor skills at 3 years of age...
  36. pmc Associations of early life risk factors with infant sleep duration
    Michael D Nevarez
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Acad Pediatr 10:187-93. 2010
    ..Insufficient sleep in children is associated with adverse health effects. We examined the associations of early life risk factors with infant sleep duration...
  37. ncbi request reprint Parents' beliefs and practices regarding childhood fever: a study of a multiethnic and socioeconomically diverse sample of parents
    Elsie M Taveras
    Center for Child Health Care Studies, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 20:579-87. 2004
    ..To examine childhood fever beliefs and practices in a multiethnic, multiracial, and socioeconomically diverse sample...
  38. pmc Economic and other barriers to adopting recommendations to prevent childhood obesity: results of a focus group study with parents
    Kendrin R Sonneville
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Pediatr 9:81. 2009
    ..Exploration of barriers to and facilitators of parental decisions to adopt obesity prevention recommendations will inform future efforts to reduce childhood obesity...
  39. pmc Association of birth weight with asthma-related outcomes at age 2 years
    Elsie M Taveras
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Pediatr Pulmonol 41:643-8. 2006
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  40. ncbi request reprint To what extent is the protective effect of breastfeeding on future overweight explained by decreased maternal feeding restriction?
    Elsie M Taveras
    Center for Child Health Care Studies and Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 118:2341-8. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the extent to which the protective effect of breastfeeding on future overweight is explained by decreased maternal feeding restriction...
  41. ncbi request reprint Opportunities for health promotion education in child care
    Ruchi S Gupta
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Children s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Pediatrics 116:e499-505. 2005
    ..We also sought to understand the health consultants' (health professionals serving as consultants to child care centers) current and desired roles in leading health promotion activities in child care settings...
  42. pmc Association of fewer hours of sleep at 6 months postpartum with substantial weight retention at 1 year postpartum
    Erica P Gunderson
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Research Foundation, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:178-87. 2008
    ..Interventions to prevent postpartum obesity should consider strategies to attain optimal maternal sleep duration...
  43. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for treatment of child and adolescent overweight and obesity
    Bonnie A Spear
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Pediatrics 120:S254-88. 2007
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Research Grants2

  1. Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Early Life Risk Factors for Childhood Obesity
    Elsie M Taveras; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..With its innovative design, foundation in evidence, and feasibility, the proposed study may very well open up new avenues for interventions to prevent childhood obesity in the very segments of the US population who need it most. ..