Robert C Whitaker

Summary

Affiliation: Mathematica Policy Research
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Maternal mental health, substance use, and domestic violence in the year after delivery and subsequent behavior problems in children at age 3 years
    Robert C Whitaker
    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc, Princeton, NJ 08543 2393, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 63:551-60. 2006
  2. ncbi Predicting preschooler obesity at birth: the role of maternal obesity in early pregnancy
    Robert C Whitaker
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Pediatrics 114:e29-36. 2004
  3. ncbi Food insecurity and the risks of depression and anxiety in mothers and behavior problems in their preschool-aged children
    Robert C Whitaker
    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc, Princeton, NJ 08543 2393, USA
    Pediatrics 118:e859-68. 2006
  4. ncbi Obesity among US urban preschool children: relationships to race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status
    Robert C Whitaker
    Mathematica Policy Research Inc, Princeton, NJ 08543, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160:578-84. 2006
  5. ncbi Altering the perceptions of WIC health professionals about childhood obesity using video with facilitated group discussion
    Robert C Whitaker
    Division of General and Community Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 104:379-86. 2004
  6. ncbi Commentary: Should I blame mom or dad? Identifying the relative contribution of each parent's body size to that of their offspring
    Robert C Whitaker
    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc, P O Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543 2393, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 36:108-9. 2007
  7. ncbi Depressive symptoms in low-income mothers and emotional and social functioning in their preschool children
    Hillary L Burdette
    Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 3:288-94. 2003
  8. ncbi A national study of neighborhood safety, outdoor play, television viewing, and obesity in preschool children
    Hillary L Burdette
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pediatrics 116:657-62. 2005
  9. ncbi Neighborhood safety, collective efficacy, and obesity in women with young children
    Hillary L Burdette
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 3535 Market Street, Room 1578, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:518-25. 2006
  10. ncbi Maternal feeding strategies, child eating behaviors, and child BMI in low-income African-American preschoolers
    Scott W Powers
    Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229 3039, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:2026-33. 2006

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. ncbi Maternal mental health, substance use, and domestic violence in the year after delivery and subsequent behavior problems in children at age 3 years
    Robert C Whitaker
    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc, Princeton, NJ 08543 2393, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 63:551-60. 2006
    ..Mental health disorders, substance use, and domestic violence often occur together. However, studies examining the impact of these conditions in mothers on the well-being of their children have focused only on isolated conditions...
  2. ncbi Predicting preschooler obesity at birth: the role of maternal obesity in early pregnancy
    Robert C Whitaker
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Pediatrics 114:e29-36. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether children whose mothers were obese in early pregnancy were more likely to be obese at 2 to 4 years of age...
  3. ncbi Food insecurity and the risks of depression and anxiety in mothers and behavior problems in their preschool-aged children
    Robert C Whitaker
    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc, Princeton, NJ 08543 2393, USA
    Pediatrics 118:e859-68. 2006
    ..We sought to determine if the prevalence of depression and anxiety in mothers and the prevalence of behavior problems in preschool-aged children are more common when mothers report being food insecure...
  4. ncbi Obesity among US urban preschool children: relationships to race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status
    Robert C Whitaker
    Mathematica Policy Research Inc, Princeton, NJ 08543, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160:578-84. 2006
    ..To determine whether there are racial/ethnic differences in the prevalence of obesity among preschool children and to determine whether these differences are explained by socioeconomic factors...
  5. ncbi Altering the perceptions of WIC health professionals about childhood obesity using video with facilitated group discussion
    Robert C Whitaker
    Division of General and Community Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 104:379-86. 2004
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  6. ncbi Commentary: Should I blame mom or dad? Identifying the relative contribution of each parent's body size to that of their offspring
    Robert C Whitaker
    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc, P O Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543 2393, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 36:108-9. 2007
  7. ncbi Depressive symptoms in low-income mothers and emotional and social functioning in their preschool children
    Hillary L Burdette
    Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 3:288-94. 2003
    ..To determine which factors modify the relationship between maternal depressive symptoms and emotional and social functioning in low-income preschool children...
  8. ncbi A national study of neighborhood safety, outdoor play, television viewing, and obesity in preschool children
    Hillary L Burdette
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pediatrics 116:657-62. 2005
    ..To test the hypothesis that preschool children have a higher prevalence of obesity, spend less time playing outdoors, and spend more time watching television (TV) when they live in neighborhoods that their mothers perceive as unsafe...
  9. ncbi Neighborhood safety, collective efficacy, and obesity in women with young children
    Hillary L Burdette
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 3535 Market Street, Room 1578, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:518-25. 2006
    ..To test the hypothesis that mothers of young children would have a higher prevalence of obesity if they lived in neighborhoods that they perceived as unsafe or as having a low level of collective efficacy...
  10. ncbi Maternal feeding strategies, child eating behaviors, and child BMI in low-income African-American preschoolers
    Scott W Powers
    Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229 3039, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:2026-33. 2006
    ..In addition, to test whether higher maternal "pressure to eat" would be associated with lower child BMI...
  11. pmc The co-occurrence of smoking and a major depressive episode among mothers 15 months after delivery
    Robert C Whitaker
    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc, Princeton, NJ, USA
    Prev Med 45:476-80. 2007
    ..To examine the association between maternal smoking 15 months after delivery and the occurrence of a major depressive episode in the prior 12 months...
  12. pmc A reexamination of smoking before, during, and after pregnancy
    Robert S Kahn
    Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1801-8. 2002
    ..This study examined the patterns and correlates of maternal smoking before, during, and after pregnancy...
  13. ncbi The challenge of preventing and treating obesity in low-income, preschool children: perceptions of WIC health care professionals
    Leigh A Chamberlin
    Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229 3039, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 156:662-8. 2002
    ..Nutrition counseling efforts in WIC target childhood obesity, but new approaches are needed that address the different perceptions about obesity that are held by clients and health care professionals...
  14. pmc The association between maltreatment and obesity among preschool children
    Robert C Whitaker
    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc, P O Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543 2393, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 31:1187-99. 2007
    ..To determine whether child maltreatment is associated with obesity in preschool children...
  15. ncbi Combined effect of mothers' and fathers' mental health symptoms on children's behavioral and emotional well-being
    Robert S Kahn
    Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Center for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229 3039, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 158:721-9. 2004
    ..Few studies have examined the effects on children of maternal mental health symptoms other than depressive symptoms or have examined the joint effects of mothers' and fathers' mental health symptoms...
  16. ncbi Mothers misunderstand questions on a feeding questionnaire
    Anjali Jain
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago, IL, USA
    Appetite 42:249-54. 2004
    ..Thus, qualitative interviewing could help to match the intention in asking a question with its interpretation by respondents. A mismatch may contribute to our low level of understanding about the causes of early obesity...
  17. ncbi Association of maternal obesity and depressive symptoms with television-viewing time in low-income preschool children
    Hillary L Burdette
    Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, OH 45229 3039, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 157:894-9. 2003
    ..Because mothers play an important role in determining how much TV their preschool children watch, a better understanding is needed of the maternal factors that influence children's TV viewing...
  18. ncbi Neighborhood playgrounds, fast food restaurants, and crime: relationships to overweight in low-income preschool children
    Hillary L Burdette
    Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229 3039, USA
    Prev Med 38:57-63. 2004
    ..We hypothesized that children who lived farther from playgrounds, closer to fast food restaurants, and in unsafe neighborhoods were more likely to be overweight...
  19. ncbi Depression in mothers of children presenting for emergency and primary care: impact on mothers' perceptions of caring for their children
    Jacqueline Grupp-Phelan
    Divisions of Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45213, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 3:142-6. 2003
    ..However, little is known about the prevalence of depression among mothers of children presenting for emergency health care and how maternal depression affects a mother's perception of how difficult it is to care for her children...
  20. ncbi A prospective study of the role of depression in the development and persistence of adolescent obesity
    Elizabeth Goodman
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Pediatrics 110:497-504. 2002
    ..Studies have also suggested an association between depression in adolescence and higher body mass index (BMI) in adulthood. Whether depression leads to obesity or obesity causes depression is unclear...
  21. doi Household routines and obesity in US preschool-aged children
    Sarah E Anderson
    Ohio State University, Division of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, B216 Starling Loving Hall, 320 W 10th Ave, Columbus, OH, USA
    Pediatrics 125:420-8. 2010
    ..To determine the association between the prevalence of obesity in preschool-aged children and exposure to 3 household routines: regularly eating the evening meal as a family, obtaining adequate sleep, and limiting screen-viewing time...
  22. pmc Quality of early maternal-child relationship and risk of adolescent obesity
    Sarah E Anderson
    Division of Epidemiology, The Ohio State University College of Public Health, Columbus, Ohio, USA
    Pediatrics 129:132-40. 2012
    ..The goal of this study was to determine whether obesity in adolescence is related to the quality of the early maternal-child relationship...
  23. doi School food environments and policies in US public schools
    Daniel M Finkelstein
    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc, 955 Massachusetts Ave, Suite 801, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Pediatrics 122:e251-9. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe school food environments and policies in US public schools and how they vary according to school characteristics...
  24. ncbi Parental report of outdoor playtime as a measure of physical activity in preschool-aged children
    Hillary L Burdette
    Divisions of General and Community Pediatrics and Cardiology, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 158:353-7. 2004
    ..Time spent playing outdoors is a potential surrogate measure of physical activity in preschoolers, but parental-report measures of outdoor playtime have not been evaluated...
  25. ncbi Change in food security status and change in weight are not associated in urban women with preschool children
    Robert C Whitaker
    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc, Princeton, NJ 08543 2393, USA
    J Nutr 137:2134-9. 2007
    ..7-3.0). In this population of urban women, changes in food security status over 2 y were not significantly associated with changes in weight. These findings do not support a causal association between food insecurity and obesity...
  26. ncbi Maternal infant-feeding style and children's adiposity at 5 years of age
    Hillary L Burdette
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160:513-20. 2006
    ..To examine the relationship between maternal infant-feeding style and adiposity in childhood and to determine whether feeding style explains any of the association between maternal obesity and childhood adiposity...
  27. ncbi The effect of breast-feeding with and without formula use on the risk of obesity at 4 years of age
    Debra L Bogen
    General Academic Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 3705 Fifth Avenue, DeSoto G 205, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Obes Res 12:1527-35. 2004
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  28. ncbi Breastfeeding, introduction of complementary foods, and adiposity at 5 y of age
    Hillary L Burdette
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:550-8. 2006
    ..Although dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is considered the most accurate measure of adiposity in children, it has rarely been used to examine the relation between infant feeding and adiposity during childhood...
  29. ncbi Differences by race and ethnicity in the relationship between breastfeeding and obesity in preschool children
    Hillary L Burdette
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Ethn Dis 17:467-70. 2007
    ..To test the hypothesis that the relationship between breastfeeding and later obesity would differ by race/ethnicity...
  30. ncbi Mental health and obesity in pediatric primary care: a gap between importance and action
    Robert C Whitaker
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 158:826-8. 2004
  31. ncbi Obesity prevention in pediatric primary care: four behaviors to target
    Robert C Whitaker
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 157:725-7. 2003
  32. ncbi Anemia screening in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children: time for change?
    Debra L Bogen
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 156:969-70. 2002
  33. ncbi Understanding the complex journey to obesity in early adulthood
    Robert C Whitaker
    Ann Intern Med 136:923-5. 2002