R C Brownson

Summary

Affiliation: Saint Louis University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Worksite policies and environments supporting physical activity in midwestern communities
    Elizabeth A Dodson
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health Community Health, Prevention Research Center, Department of Community Health, 3545 Lafayette Ave, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Health Promot 23:51-5. 2008
  2. pmc Patterns of childhood obesity prevention legislation in the United States
    Tegan K Boehmer
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A56. 2007
  3. pmc Evaluating changeability to improve fruit and vegetable intake among school aged children
    Marilyn S Nanney
    Department of Health Promotion and Education, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Nutr J 4:34. 2005
  4. pmc Case-control study of tobacco smoke exposure and breast cancer risk in Delaware
    Dana E Rollison
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute Tampa, FL, USA
    BMC Cancer 8:157. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Commentary: what contributes to a successful career in epidemiology in the United States?
    Ross C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:60-7. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of environmental tobacco smoke exposure
    Ross C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, Salus Center, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, Missouri, MO 63104, USA
    Oncogene 21:7341-8. 2002
  7. pmc Measuring the environment for friendliness toward physical activity: a comparison of the reliability of 3 questionnaires
    Ross C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:473-83. 2004
  8. pmc Chronic disease control in public health practice: looking back and moving forward
    Ross C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Public Health Rep 119:230-8. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Declining rates of physical activity in the United States: what are the contributors?
    Ross C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, Missouri 63104, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 26:421-43. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint A multilevel ecological approach to promoting walking in rural communities
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, Salus Center Room 469, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Prev Med 41:837-42. 2005

Detail Information

Publications97

  1. doi request reprint Worksite policies and environments supporting physical activity in midwestern communities
    Elizabeth A Dodson
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health Community Health, Prevention Research Center, Department of Community Health, 3545 Lafayette Ave, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Health Promot 23:51-5. 2008
    ..To examine the association of worksite policies and environments to physical activity...
  2. pmc Patterns of childhood obesity prevention legislation in the United States
    Tegan K Boehmer
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A56. 2007
    ..This study identified and described state-level childhood obesity prevention legislation introduced and adopted from 2003 through 2005 and attempted to identify regional geographic patterns of introduced legislation...
  3. pmc Evaluating changeability to improve fruit and vegetable intake among school aged children
    Marilyn S Nanney
    Department of Health Promotion and Education, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Nutr J 4:34. 2005
    ..Second, to evaluate the concept of fruit and vegetable changeability and feasibility of applying it in a community setting...
  4. pmc Case-control study of tobacco smoke exposure and breast cancer risk in Delaware
    Dana E Rollison
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute Tampa, FL, USA
    BMC Cancer 8:157. 2008
    ..We conducted a case-control study in Delaware, incorporating detailed exposure assessment for active and secondhand smoke at home and in the workplace...
  5. ncbi request reprint Commentary: what contributes to a successful career in epidemiology in the United States?
    Ross C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:60-7. 2002
    ..These findings may be useful in training and career planning among aspiring epidemiologists and for educational policy development among organizations promoting training and mentoring...
  6. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of environmental tobacco smoke exposure
    Ross C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, Salus Center, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, Missouri, MO 63104, USA
    Oncogene 21:7341-8. 2002
    ..g. Blacks, American Indians) may be at higher risk of ETS exposure. Despite substantial progress in protecting individuals from ETS exposure, additional efforts are needed in improving and enforcing policies to reduce exposure...
  7. pmc Measuring the environment for friendliness toward physical activity: a comparison of the reliability of 3 questionnaires
    Ross C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:473-83. 2004
    ..We tested the reliability of 3 instruments that assessed social and physical environments...
  8. pmc Chronic disease control in public health practice: looking back and moving forward
    Ross C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Public Health Rep 119:230-8. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Declining rates of physical activity in the United States: what are the contributors?
    Ross C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, Missouri 63104, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 26:421-43. 2005
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint A multilevel ecological approach to promoting walking in rural communities
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, Salus Center Room 469, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Prev Med 41:837-42. 2005
    ..This study's purpose was to determine whether a multilevel community intervention affected rates of moderate physical activity, in particular walking...
  11. ncbi request reprint A community-based approach to promoting walking in rural areas
    Ross C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:28-34. 2004
    ..Ecologic models are often recommended to promote physical activity, yet sparse data exist on their effectiveness...
  12. pmc Translating scientific discoveries into public health action: how can schools of public health move us forward?
    Ross C Brownson
    Dept of Comunity Health and Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, MO 63104, USA
    Public Health Rep 121:97-103. 2006
  13. ncbi request reprint Researchers and policymakers: travelers in parallel universes
    Ross C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Am J Prev Med 30:164-72. 2006
    ..Scientists are obligated not only to discover new knowledge but also to ensure that discoveries are applied to improve health...
  14. ncbi request reprint Shaping the context of health: a review of environmental and policy approaches in the prevention of chronic diseases
    Ross C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 27:341-70. 2006
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  15. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based interventions to promote physical activity: what contributes to dissemination by state health departments
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    Am J Prev Med 33:S66-73; quiz S74-8. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to better understand the dissemination of physical activity interventions across the United States, focusing particularly on evidence-based guidelines...
  16. pmc The effect of disseminating evidence-based interventions that promote physical activity to health departments
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1900-7. 2007
    ..We explored the effect of disseminating evidence-based guidelines that promote physical activity on US health department organizational practices in the United States...
  17. ncbi request reprint Effects of smoking restrictions in the workplace
    Ross C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri 63108 3342, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 23:333-48. 2002
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Previous lung disease and lung cancer risk among women (United States)
    R C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, MO 63108 3342, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 11:853-8. 2000
    ..We conducted a registry-based case-control study to examine the relation between previous lung diseases and lung cancer among women in Missouri...
  19. pmc Patterns and correlates of physical activity among US women 40 years and older
    R C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, MO 63108 3342, USA
    Am J Public Health 90:264-70. 2000
    ..This study describes the patterns of physical activity among minority women by using a variety of definitions and determines sociodemographic and behavioral correlates of physical activity in this population...
  20. ncbi request reprint Promoting physical activity in rural communities: walking trail access, use, and effects
    R C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri 63108 3342, USA
    Am J Prev Med 18:235-41. 2000
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Measuring physical activity with the behavioral risk factor surveillance system
    R C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, MO 63108 3342, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 32:1913-8. 2000
    ..These varied in their threshold for duration, kcal expenditure, and in frequency and intensity of activity...
  22. ncbi request reprint Training practitioners in evidence-based chronic disease prevention for global health
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, USA
    Promot Educ 14:159-63. 2007
    ..To take full advantage of new technology and tools and to combat new health challenges, public health practitioners must continually improve their skills...
  23. pmc Environmental and policy determinants of physical activity in the United States
    R C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63108 3342, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:1995-2003. 2001
    ..This study examined (1) descriptive patterns in perceived environmental and policy determinants of physical activity and (2) associations between these factors and behavior...
  24. ncbi request reprint Physical activity social support and middle- and older-aged minority women: results from a US survey
    A A Eyler
    Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, MO 63376, USA
    Soc Sci Med 49:781-9. 1999
    ..Research on the determinants of physical activity have indicated that social support is one of the strongest correlates, but little is known about this relation in important subgroups of middle and older-aged women...
  25. ncbi request reprint Translating research into practice: using concept mapping to determine locally relevant intervention strategies to increase physical activity
    Cheryl M Kelly
    Transtria, LLC, 3525 Watson Rd, Ste R, St Louis, MO 63139, USA
    Eval Program Plann 30:282-93. 2007
    ..To translate intervention strategies to increase physical activity interventions recommended by the Community Guide for higher and lower income African-American adults living in an urban, Midwestern community...
  26. ncbi request reprint If you build it, they will come: lessons from developing walking trails in rural Missouri
    Imogene Wiggs
    Department of Health and Senior Services, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA
    Health Promot Pract 9:387-94. 2008
    ..Implementation activities focused on trail maintenance and addition of amenities (e.g., playgrounds, benches). In the area of evaluation, they collect data via interviews with walkers on trails and community telephone surveys...
  27. ncbi request reprint Barriers to physical activity among women in the rural midwest
    Thearis Osuji
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Women Health 44:41-55. 2006
    ..These findings may be used to tailor physical activity interventions to women in rural communities...
  28. ncbi request reprint Perceived and observed neighborhood indicators of obesity among urban adults
    T K Boehmer
    Prevention Research Center and Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 31:968-77. 2007
    ..Using two different measurement methods, this study sought to identify and compare perceived and observed neighborhood indicators of obesity and a high-risk profile of being obese and inactive...
  29. ncbi request reprint A community research partnership to improve the diet of African Americans
    D Haire-Joshu
    Department of Community Health, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, MO 63108, USA
    Am J Health Behav 25:140-6. 2001
    ..To describe a community research partnership in which a national parent education organization collaborated with academic institutions to develop a dietary change program for underserved African American parents...
  30. pmc Neighbors for a smoke free north side: evaluation of a community organization approach to promoting smoking cessation among African Americans
    E B Fisher
    Division of Health Behavior Research, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
    Am J Public Health 88:1658-63. 1998
    ..This study evaluated a community organization approach that emphasized involvement of audiences in program planning and implementation in promoting nonsmoking among African American residents of low-income neighborhoods...
  31. pmc Measuring the built environment for physical activity: state of the science
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center in St Louis, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Am J Prev Med 36:S99-123.e12. 2009
    ..In particular, further research is needed to improve the technical quality of measures, understand the relevance to various population groups, and understand the utility of measures for science and public health...
  32. ncbi request reprint State youth-access tobacco control policies and youth smoking behavior in the United States
    D A Luke
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, Missouri 63108 3342, USA
    Am J Prev Med 19:180-7. 2000
    ..State policies aimed at controlling youth access to tobacco are an important component of public health efforts to reduce smoking prevalence among youth and prevent subsequent disease...
  33. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and minority women: a qualitative study
    A A Eyler
    Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University, School of Public Health, MO 63108, USA
    Health Educ Behav 25:640-52. 1998
    ..Results indicate the importance of terminology and assessment when conducting physical activity research in these populations. Also, results suggest many barriers are changeable with policies and interventions...
  34. ncbi request reprint Correlates of fat intake among urban, low income African Americans
    Amy A Eyler
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Health Behav 28:410-7. 2004
    ..To test a dietary intervention for high risk African American adults with small children...
  35. ncbi request reprint Correlates of overweight and weight-loss practices in Missouri
    N H Kabeer
    Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University, School of Public Health, MO, USA
    Am J Health Behav 25:125-39. 2001
    ..To examine potential correlates of overweight and weight-loss practices in Missouri...
  36. doi request reprint Personal, neighbourhood and urban factors associated with obesity in the United States
    C E Joshu
    Department of Community Health, Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, Salus Center, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:202-8. 2008
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint What constitutes an obesogenic environment in rural communities?
    Tegan K Boehmer
    Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Am J Health Promot 20:411-21. 2006
    ..To identify perceived indicators of the physical environment associated with obesity in rural communities...
  38. ncbi request reprint How to make exercise counseling more effective: lessons from rural America
    Karrisa A Weidinger
    Prevention Research Center and Department of Community Health, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO USA
    J Fam Pract 57:394-402. 2008
    ..However, the prevalence and effectiveness of physician counseling is unknown in rural populations that are at increased risk for chronic diseases...
  39. ncbi request reprint Opportunities for integrating public health and urban planning approaches to promote active community environments
    Christine M Hoehner
    Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, Missouri, 3545 Lafayette Ave, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Health Promot 18:14-20. 2003
    ..By collaborating to build synergism in research and dissemination, public health and urban planning professionals can enhance efforts to increase the number of communities that promote active living...
  40. pmc Uses of Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data, 1993-1997
    L W Figgs
    Department of Community Health, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, MO 63108 3342, USA
    Am J Public Health 90:774-6. 2000
    ..The purpose of this study was to document and describe Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data use patterns, benefits, and barriers from 1993 to 1997...
  41. pmc Determinants of leisure time physical activity in rural compared with urban older and ethnically diverse women in the United States
    S Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 54:667-72. 2000
    ..This study examined: (1) urban-rural differences in LTPA by sociodemographic factors, (2) urban-rural differences in LTPA determinants, and (3) the pattern of relations between LTPA determinants and LTPA...
  42. pmc Assessing physical activity in public parks in Brazil using systematic observation
    Diana C Parra
    Washington University in St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:1420-6. 2010
    ..We assessed park use in Recife, Brazil, and differences in physical activity and occupation rates in public parks with and without the Academia da Cidade Program (ACP), which provides cost-free, supervised physical activity classes...
  43. doi request reprint Preventing childhood obesity through state policy: qualitative assessment of enablers and barriers
    Elizabeth A Dodson
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Public Health Policy 30:S161-76. 2009
    ..Although the total number of informants was modest, their valuable insights provide policymakers and practitioners with a set of enablers and barriers to be considered when pursuing state-level policy...
  44. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of walking for physical activity in the United States
    Amy A Eyler
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:1529-36. 2003
    ..S. Physical Activity Study. Correlates of walking among people who never walk for physical activity, those who walk regularly, and people who walk occasionally were compared...
  45. pmc Barriers to evidence-based decision making in public health: a national survey of chronic disease practitioners
    Julie A Jacobs
    Prevention Research Center in St Louis, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO, USA
    Public Health Rep 125:736-42. 2010
    ..This study investigated state and territorial chronic disease practitioners' self-reported barriers to evidence-based decision making (EBDM)...
  46. ncbi request reprint Assessing the competencies and training needs for public health professionals managing chronic disease prevention programs
    Sarah Kreitner
    Department of Community Health, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, Room 475, St Louis, Missouri 63104 1314, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 9:284-90. 2003
    ..The findings can be used to design future competency-based training programs to build the capacity for chronic disease programs in state and territorial health departments...
  47. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and women in the United States: an overview of health benefits, prevalence, and intervention opportunities
    A A Eyler
    Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, MO 63108 3342, USA
    Women Health 26:27-49. 1997
    ..Applied research coupled with community and workplace policies that support women's efforts to be more physically active may decrease the rates of some chronic diseases in this population...
  48. doi request reprint Policy influences on community trail development
    Amy A Eyler
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, USA
    J Health Polit Policy Law 33:407-27. 2008
    ..Finally, community involvement is key. Communities contemplating trail development should explore the effects of policy on the trail projects reported here to proactively identify potential influence...
  49. ncbi request reprint Indicators of activity-friendly communities: an evidence-based consensus process
    Laura K Brennan Ramirez
    Transtria LLC, St Louis, Missouri 63139, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:515-24. 2006
    ..Investigators used a systematic review process to identify key indicators of activity-friendly communities that can assess and improve opportunities for regular physical activity...
  50. doi request reprint Preventing childhood obesity through state policy. Predictors of bill enactment
    Tegan K Boehmer
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:333-40. 2008
    ..Using a policy research framework, this study sought to identify factors that predict successful enactment of childhood obesity prevention in all 50 states...
  51. ncbi request reprint The role of repeat victimization in adolescent delinquent behaviors and recidivism
    Jen Jen Chang
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    J Adolesc Health 32:272-80. 2003
    ..To report prevalence of adolescent victimization and delinquency recidivism as well as to assess the association between repeat victimization and delinquency recidivism in a large, population-based sample of high school seniors...
  52. pmc Translating epidemiology into policy to prevent childhood obesity: the case for promoting physical activity in school settings
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center in St Louis, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 20:436-44. 2010
    ..The issues described in this case study provide leverage points for practitioners, policy makers, and researchers as they seek to translate epidemiology to policy...
  53. pmc The use of mentoring programs to improve energy balance behaviors in high-risk children
    Debra Haire-Joshu
    Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:S75-83. 2010
    ..Further, work is needed to evaluate the impact of family-focused multicomponent interventions, including computer-tailored approaches, directed toward both the parent and the child...
  54. pmc Strength of clean indoor air laws and smoking related outcomes in the USA
    K M McMullen
    Infection Control, Barnes Jewish Hospital, One Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza, Mailstop 90 30 632, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Tob Control 14:43-8. 2005
    ..This study investigates these hypotheses, as well as the effect of these laws on youth smoking...
  55. ncbi request reprint Assembling the puzzle for promoting physical activity in Brazil: a social network analysis
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center in St Louis, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Phys Act Health 7:S242-52. 2010
    ..In conjunction with Project GUIA (Guide for Useful Interventions for Physical Activity in Brazil and Latin America), the aim of this study was to conduct a social network analysis of physical activity in Brazil...
  56. ncbi request reprint Policies related to active transport to and from school: a multisite case study
    Amy A Eyler
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Health Educ Res 23:963-75. 2008
    ..Stakeholders need to work together to stimulate action and ensure successful initiatives. Influential factors appear to be important to this process...
  57. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for exposure to environmental tobacco smoke among ethnically diverse women in the United States
    Katherine A Stamatakis
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    J Womens Health Gend Based Med 11:45-51. 2002
    ..The likelihood of being exposed to ETS at work was highest for women whose workplace smoking policies allowed smoking in some or all work areas...
  58. ncbi request reprint Sleep duration and obesity-related risk factors in the rural Midwest
    Katherine A Stamatakis
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Prev Med 46:439-44. 2008
    ..Our objective was to examine the association between sleep duration with other behaviors, such as physical activity and nutrition, which are important for obesity prevention efforts...
  59. ncbi request reprint Rationale for a consistent "powerhouse" approach to vegetable and fruit messages
    Marilyn S Nanney
    Obesity Prevention Center, Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, St Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 104:352-6. 2004
  60. doi request reprint A glossary for dissemination and implementation research in health
    Borsika A Rabin
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Ave, Salus Center 475, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 14:117-23. 2008
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Linking perceptions of the community to behavior: are protective social factors associated with physical activity?
    Laura K Brennan
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University, School of Public Health, St Louis, Missouri 63104 1314, USA
    Health Educ Behav 30:740-55. 2003
    ..Additional analyses indicated that greater perceived PSFs were associated with meeting these recommendations among Whites but not among African Americans...
  62. doi request reprint Improving the public health workforce: evaluation of a training course to enhance evidence-based decision making
    Mariah Dreisinger
    School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Ave, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 14:138-43. 2008
    ..These data suggest the importance of professional training opportunities in EBPH for public health practitioners. Future endeavors should focus on overcoming the barriers to the dissemination of EBPH...
  63. doi request reprint Physical activity interventions in Latin America: a systematic review
    Christine M Hoehner
    Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:224-233. 2008
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Improving dietary behavior in African Americans: the Parents As Teachers High 5, Low Fat Program
    Debra Haire-Joshu
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Prev Med 36:684-91. 2003
    ..The High 5, Low Fat Program (H5LF) for African American parents was developed in partnership with the Parents As Teachers program, and was designed to test a dietary intervention appropriate for national adoption...
  65. pmc High 5 for Kids: the impact of a home visiting program on fruit and vegetable intake of parents and their preschool children
    Debra Haire-Joshu
    Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    Prev Med 47:77-82. 2008
    ....
  66. doi request reprint Examining the role of training in evidence-based public health: a qualitative study
    Elizabeth A Baker
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Health Promot Pract 10:342-8. 2009
    ..However, participants emphasize that factors external to the course influence their ability to engage in the EBPH process they learned...
  67. doi request reprint Built environment attributes and walking patterns among the elderly population in Bogotá
    Luis F Gomez
    Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Am J Prev Med 38:592-9. 2010
    ..There is increasing evidence that the built environment has an influence on physical activity; however, little is known about this relationship in developing countries...
  68. ncbi request reprint Multistate analysis of factors associated with intimate partner violence
    Joshua R Vest
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, Department of Community Health, St Louis, Missouri 63104 1314, USA
    Am J Prev Med 22:156-64. 2002
    ....
  69. pmc Perceptions of neighborhood environment for physical activity: is it "who you are" or "where you live"?
    Sarah E Boslaugh
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    J Urban Health 81:671-81. 2004
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint Perceived and objective environmental measures and physical activity among urban adults
    Christine M Hoehner
    Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:105-16. 2005
    ..However, few studies have simultaneously assessed perceptions and objectively measured environmental factors and their relative association with transportation or recreational physical activity...
  71. ncbi request reprint Correlates of physical activity among pregnant women in the United States
    Ann M Petersen
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 37:1748-53. 2005
    ..Physical activity recommendations for pregnant and nonpregnant women have been issued, but little data exist to compare the extent that these women are meeting the recommendation levels...
  72. doi request reprint Bridging research and practice through competency-based public health education
    Darcell P Scharff
    School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Ave, Salus Center, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 14:131-7. 2008
    ..Graduate students will thus be effectively prepared to respond to the changing demands of the field of public health...
  73. ncbi request reprint Cross-national comparison of environmental and policy correlates of obesity in Europe
    Borsika A Rabin
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health Saint Louis University, MO 63104, USA
    Eur J Public Health 17:53-61. 2007
    ..This study describes obesity patterns across Europe and identifies macroenvironmental factors associated with obesity prevalence at a national level...
  74. ncbi request reprint How reliably do community members audit the neighborhood environment for its support of physical activity? Implications for participatory research
    Christine M Hoehner
    Department of Community Health, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 12:270-7. 2006
    ..60). With some formal training, this audit tool may be useful for advocacy and participatory research to assess the activity friendliness of neighborhood environments...
  75. ncbi request reprint Recognition of childhood overweight during health supervision visits: Does BMI help pediatricians?
    Sarah E Barlow
    Department of Pediatrics, Saint Louis University, 1465 South Grand Boulevard, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:225-32. 2007
    ..To assess, in diverse pediatric practices, the frequency of overweight/obesity (OW/OB) identification during health supervision visits and its association with BMI curve use...
  76. ncbi request reprint Environmental correlates of physical activity among individuals with diabetes in the rural midwest
    Anjali D Deshpande
    Department of Community Health, Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, Suite 300, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:1012-8. 2005
    ..To determine the relationship between physical and social environment attributes and levels of physical activity in a population-based sample of diabetic individuals living in rural areas...
  77. ncbi request reprint Methodologic challenges in disseminating evidence-based interventions to promote physical activity
    Borsika A Rabin
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:S24-34. 2006
    ....
  78. ncbi request reprint Active neighborhood checklist: a user-friendly and reliable tool for assessing activity friendliness
    Christine M Hoehner
    Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63014, USA
    Am J Health Promot 21:534-7. 2007
    ..To test the reliability of the Active Neighborhood Checklist (the Checklist), a user-friendly audit tool for assessing neighborhood environmental supports for physical activity...
  79. ncbi request reprint Teaching evidence-based public health to public health practitioners
    Margret A O'Neall
    Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 15:540-4. 2005
    ..The increasing technical sophistication of public health problems and approaches emphasizes the importance for an evidence-based approach to developing policy and interventions...
  80. pmc Differential correlates of physical activity in urban and rural adults of various socioeconomic backgrounds in the United States
    S E Parks
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis 63104, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:29-35. 2003
    ....
  81. doi request reprint Physical activity and diabetes: opportunities for prevention through policy
    Anjali D Deshpande
    Division of Health Behavior Research, Washington University School of Medicine, 4444 Forest Park Ave, Box 8504, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
    Phys Ther 88:1425-35. 2008
    ..Policy interventions to increase population levels of physical activity show promise for diabetes prevention. Physical therapists are uniquely suited to influence primary prevention efforts for diabetes...
  82. ncbi request reprint Individual, social environmental, and physical environmental influences on physical activity among black and white adults: a structural equation analysis
    Lorna Haughton McNeill
    School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Behav Med 31:36-44. 2006
    ..g., motivation and self-efficacy), social environmental (e.g., social support), and physical environmental factors (e.g., neighborhood quality and availability of facilities)...
  83. ncbi request reprint Process evaluation of a monitoring log system for community coalition activities: five-year results and lessons learned
    Maria L Chalmers
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, Prevention Research Center, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Health Promot 17:190-6. 2003
    ..This article describes a process evaluation of a monitoring and feedback system for community coalitions targeting chronic disease risk reduction...
  84. ncbi request reprint Assessing excess deaths in St. Louis, Missouri: 1980 to 1994
    M F Iademarco
    Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 5:41-54. 1999
    ..The number and percent of preventable deaths in the city population also were estimated. Findings show that approximately 50 percent of city deaths from the nine leading causes may be preventable...
  85. ncbi request reprint The relationship between parental modeling, eating patterns, and dietary intake among African-American parents
    T Tibbs
    Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 101:535-41. 2001
    ..Dietetics professionals need to carefully assess parents' current dietary modeling behaviors and inform parents about how performance of these general behaviors may affect their child's ultimate nutrition health...
  86. pmc Engaging partners to initiate evaluation efforts: tactics used and lessons learned from the prevention research centers program
    Demia Sundra Wright
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Mailstop K 45, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 5:A21. 2008
    ....
  87. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based public health policy and practice: promises and limits
    Laurie M Anderson
    Division of Scientific Communication, National Center for Health Marketing, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:226-30. 2005
  88. ncbi request reprint Rural family caregivers and health behaviors: results from an epidemiologic survey
    Cynthia M Castro
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Hoover Pavilion N229, Stanford, CA 94305 5705, USA
    J Aging Health 19:87-105. 2007
    ..Apart from nutritional intake, caregivers were not significantly different in most health behaviors. However, health providers seemed more attentive to caregivers regarding nutrition and stress...
  89. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of interventions to increase physical activity. A systematic review
    Emily B Kahn
    Division of Prevention Research and Analytic Methods, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 22:73-107. 2002
    ..These recommendations should serve the needs of researchers, planners, and other public health decision makers...
  90. pmc Multilevel modelling of built environment characteristics related to neighbourhood walking activity in older adults
    Fuzhong Li
    Oregon Research Institute, 1715 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene, OR 97403, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:558-64. 2005
    ..To examine the relation between built environment factors (representing several dimensions of urban form of neighbourhoods) and walking activity at both the neighbourhood level and the resident level, in an older adult sample...
  91. ncbi request reprint Awareness and adoption of a nationally disseminated dietary curriculum
    Marilyn S Nanney
    University of Utah, Department of Health Promotion and Education, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Am J Health Behav 31:64-73. 2007
    ..To identify regional, organizational, and personal characteristics that predict awareness and adoption of a dietary curriculum training and CD among educators...
  92. ncbi request reprint Exploring the effect of the environment on physical activity: a study examining walking to work
    Cora L Craig
    Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Prev Med 23:36-43. 2002
    ....
  93. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with screening for colorectal cancer in a population-based sample
    Katherine A Stamatakis
    University of Michigan School of Public Health, USA
    Mo Med 99:279-85. 2002
    ..Public health efforts need to promote colorectal screening to at-risk Missourians, and should consider strategies that encourage jointly screening for various chronic diseases...
  94. doi request reprint Building a local agenda for dissemination of research into practice
    Barbara Arrington
    College of Health and Human Services, University of New Hampshire, 217 Hewitt Hall, 4 Library Way, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 14:185-92. 2008
    ..The project connected the ideas of a wide-ranging set of stakeholders, identified areas of high-level agreement among stakeholders, and supported shared agenda setting...
  95. ncbi request reprint The role of epidemiology in chronic disease prevention and health promotion programs
    Patrick L Remington
    Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, 610 North Walnut St, Madison, Wisconsin 53705, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 9:258-65. 2003
    ....
  96. pmc Relationship between urban sprawl and weight of United States youth
    Reid Ewing
    National Center for Smart Growth Education and Research, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:464-74. 2006
    ..To date, relationships between the built environment and body mass index (BMI) have not been evaluated for youth, and have not been evaluated longitudinally...
  97. pmc Practicing epidemiology: how competent are we?
    Stephen B Thacker
    Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Public Health Rep 123:4-5. 2008

Research Grants9

  1. Physical Activity, Obesity and Diabetes Prevention
    Ross Brownson; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..g., computerized tailoring, GIS mapping). Study findings will be disseminated in collaboration with co- investigators, federal agencies, and other public health agencies to a variety of professional audiences. ..
  2. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Center*
    Elizabeth Baker; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract not provided ..
  3. Training Practitioners to Control Obesity and Cancer
    Ross Brownson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..It is highly relevant to public health because it addresses conditions that lead to obesity and cancer, which are pressing concerns in the United States. ..
  4. Cancer Control Dissemination Research Among State-Level Policy Makers
    Ross Brownson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Upon completion, our study will provide policy-relevant dissemination strategies that can be adapted to other settings and risk factors. ..
  5. Understanding and Enhancing Dissemination Among US Chronic Disease Practitioners
    Ross Brownson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Upon completion, our study will provide feasible evidence-based dissemination strategies that can be adapted to other settings and risk factors. ..
  6. Cancer Control Dissemination Research Among State-Level Policy Makers
    Ross C Brownson; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Upon completion, our study will provide policy-relevant dissemination strategies that can be adapted to other settings and risk factors. ..