Joseph R Sharkey

Summary

Affiliation: Texas A and M Health Science Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Child hunger and the protective effects of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and alternative food sources among Mexican-origin families in Texas border colonias
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Program for Research and Outreach Engagement on Nutrition and Health Disparities, Texas A and M School of Rural Public Health, MS 1266, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    BMC Pediatr 13:143. 2013
  2. pmc Understanding contextual barriers, supports, and opportunities for physical activity among Mexican-origin children in Texas border colonias: a descriptive study
    M Renée Umstattd Meyer
    Baylor University, Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation, One Bear Place 97313, Waco, TX 76798, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:14. 2013
  3. pmc Convenience stores are the key food environment influence on nutrients available from household food supplies in Texas Border Colonias
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:45. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Physical limitations in meal preparation and consumption are associated with lower musculoskeletal nutrient (calcium, vitamin D, magnesium, and phosphorus) intakes in homebound older adults
    J Sharkey
    Texas Healthy Aging Research Network Collaborating Center, TX, USA
    J Nutr Health Aging 16:675-7. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Convenience stores and the marketing of foods and beverages through product assortment
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Texas Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network Collaborating Center, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, Texas 77843 1266, USA
    Am J Prev Med 43:S109-15. 2012
  6. pmc Use of vendedores (mobile food vendors), pulgas (flea markets), and vecinos o amigos (neighbors or friends) as alternative sources of food for purchase among Mexican-origin households in Texas border colonias
    Joseph R Sharkey
    School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    J Acad Nutr Diet 112:705-10. 2012
  7. pmc Children's very low food security is associated with increased dietary intakes in energy, fat, and added sugar among Mexican-origin children (6-11 y) in Texas border Colonias
    Joseph R Sharkey
    School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    BMC Pediatr 12:16. 2012
  8. pmc Association between neighborhood need and spatial access to food stores and fast food restaurants in neighborhoods of colonias
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Texas Healthy Aging Research Network TxHAN and Center for Community Health Development, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 8:9. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Measuring potential access to food stores and food-service places in rural areas in the U.S
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, Texas 77843 1266, USA
    Am J Prev Med 36:S151-5. 2009
  10. pmc Nativity is associated with sugar-sweetened beverage and fast-food meal consumption among Mexican-origin women in Texas border colonias
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX, USA
    Nutr J 10:101. 2011

Detail Information

Publications72

  1. pmc Child hunger and the protective effects of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and alternative food sources among Mexican-origin families in Texas border colonias
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Program for Research and Outreach Engagement on Nutrition and Health Disparities, Texas A and M School of Rural Public Health, MS 1266, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    BMC Pediatr 13:143. 2013
    ..This study determines the prevalence of child hunger and identifies protective and risk factors associated with it in two Texas border areas...
  2. pmc Understanding contextual barriers, supports, and opportunities for physical activity among Mexican-origin children in Texas border colonias: a descriptive study
    M Renée Umstattd Meyer
    Baylor University, Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation, One Bear Place 97313, Waco, TX 76798, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:14. 2013
    ....
  3. pmc Convenience stores are the key food environment influence on nutrients available from household food supplies in Texas Border Colonias
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:45. 2013
    ..This study examines spatial access to retail food stores, food shopping habits, and nutrients available in household food supplies among 50 Mexican-origin families residing in Texas border colonias...
  4. doi request reprint Physical limitations in meal preparation and consumption are associated with lower musculoskeletal nutrient (calcium, vitamin D, magnesium, and phosphorus) intakes in homebound older adults
    J Sharkey
    Texas Healthy Aging Research Network Collaborating Center, TX, USA
    J Nutr Health Aging 16:675-7. 2012
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Convenience stores and the marketing of foods and beverages through product assortment
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Texas Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network Collaborating Center, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, Texas 77843 1266, USA
    Am J Prev Med 43:S109-15. 2012
    ..Quantifying the product assortment of healthier and less-healthy foods and beverages in convenience stores can inform changes in the food environment...
  6. pmc Use of vendedores (mobile food vendors), pulgas (flea markets), and vecinos o amigos (neighbors or friends) as alternative sources of food for purchase among Mexican-origin households in Texas border colonias
    Joseph R Sharkey
    School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    J Acad Nutr Diet 112:705-10. 2012
    ..Current findings support the conceptual broadening of the retail food environment, and the importance of linking use with spatial access (proximity) to more accurately depict access to food sources...
  7. pmc Children's very low food security is associated with increased dietary intakes in energy, fat, and added sugar among Mexican-origin children (6-11 y) in Texas border Colonias
    Joseph R Sharkey
    School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    BMC Pediatr 12:16. 2012
    ..This study assessed the relationship between children's experience of food insecurity and nutrient intake from food and beverages among Mexican-origin children (age 6-11 y) who resided in Texas border colonias...
  8. pmc Association between neighborhood need and spatial access to food stores and fast food restaurants in neighborhoods of colonias
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Texas Healthy Aging Research Network TxHAN and Center for Community Health Development, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 8:9. 2009
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Measuring potential access to food stores and food-service places in rural areas in the U.S
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, Texas 77843 1266, USA
    Am J Prev Med 36:S151-5. 2009
    ..The measurement of food access will be critical for community-based approaches to meet dietary needs. Researchers must be willing to take the steps necessary for rigorous measurement of a dynamic food environment...
  10. pmc Nativity is associated with sugar-sweetened beverage and fast-food meal consumption among Mexican-origin women in Texas border colonias
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX, USA
    Nutr J 10:101. 2011
    ....
  11. pmc Food access and perceptions of the community and household food environment as correlates of fruit and vegetable intake among rural seniors
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, MS 1266, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    BMC Geriatr 10:32. 2010
    ....
  12. doi request reprint "Una persona derechita (staying right in the mind)": perceptions of Spanish-speaking Mexican American older adults in South Texas colonias
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, Center for Community Health Development, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, MS 1266, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    Gerontologist 49:S79-85. 2009
    ..This study describes the perceptions of brain health among older Spanish-speaking Mexican Americans who reside in colonia areas of the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas...
  13. pmc Neighborhood deprivation, vehicle ownership, and potential spatial access to a variety of fruits and vegetables in a large rural area in Texas
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, MS 1266, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 9:26. 2010
    ....
  14. pmc Focusing on fast food restaurants alone underestimates the relationship between neighborhood deprivation and exposure to fast food in a large rural area
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX, USA
    Nutr J 10:10. 2011
    ..Restricting the estimation of fast-food access to fast-food restaurants alone may underestimate potential spatial access to fast food...
  15. doi request reprint Country of birth is associated with very low food security among Mexican American older adults living in colonias along the south Texas border with Mexico
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Texas Healthy Aging Research Network TxHAN Collaborating Center, Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, Texas 77843 1266, USA
    J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr 30:187-200. 2011
    ..S.- and Mexico-born Mexican American women...
  16. pmc Association between proximity to and coverage of traditional fast-food restaurants and non-traditional fast-food outlets and fast-food consumption among rural adults
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, MS 1266, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 10:37. 2011
    ....
  17. pmc Using direct observations on multiple occasions to measure household food availability among low-income Mexicano residents in Texas colonias
    Joseph R Sharkey
    School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, MS 1266, College Station, TX, USA
    BMC Public Health 10:445. 2010
    ....
  18. pmc Association of Household and Community Characteristics with Adult and Child Food Insecurity among Mexican-Origin Households in Colonias along the Texas-Mexico Border
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, School of Rural Public Health, College Station, TX, USA
    Int J Equity Health 10:19. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  19. doi request reprint Diet and health outcomes in vulnerable populations
    Joseph R Sharkey
    School of Rural Public Health, Texas Healthy Aging Research Network, Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, MS 1266, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1136:210-7. 2008
    ..This is crucial since decreased LEP is associated with increased disability over time. It is time to review policies and programs that influence dietary intake of homebound older adults...
  20. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood socioeconomic deprivation and minority composition are associated with better potential spatial access to the ground-truthed food environment in a large rural area
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    J Nutr 138:620-7. 2008
    ..Knowledge of potential access to the food environment is essential for combining environmental approaches and health interventions so that families, especially those in rural areas, can make healthier food choices...
  21. ncbi request reprint Double strain of severe obesity and depression on perception of increased diabetes burden among homebound older women
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Texas Healthy Aging Research Network TxHAN Center, College Station, Texas 77843 1266, USA
    J Nutr Elder 26:123-30. 2006
    ..Obesity, depression, and diabetes, all of which are increasing in prevalence among older women, represent a growing public health problem...
  22. ncbi request reprint Severe elder obesity and 1-year diminished lower extremity physical performance in homebound older adults
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Texas Healthy Aging Research Network Center, College Station, Texas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1407-13. 2006
    ..To determine whether severe obesity in older people is independently associated with diminished lower extremity physical performance (LEP) in a random sample of homebound older adults that were considered ambulatory...
  23. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal examination of homebound older adults who experience heightened food insufficiency: effect of diabetes status and implications for service provision
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, Texas Healthy Aging Research Network TxHAN Center, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, 77840, USA
    Gerontologist 45:773-82. 2005
    ..This study examines whether homebound older adults with diabetes were at greater risk for heightened food insufficiency over 1 year, despite regular receipt of home-delivered meals...
  24. pmc Maternal dietary intake of nitrates, nitrites and nitrosamines and selected birth defects in offspring: a case-control study
    John C Huber
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The Texas A and M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, MS 1266 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    Nutr J 12:34. 2013
    ..We examined the relationship between maternal dietary intake of nitrates, nitrites (including plant and animal sources as separate groups), and nitrosamines and several types of birth defects in offspring...
  25. doi request reprint Prenatal exposure to nitrosatable drugs, vitamin C, and risk of selected birth defects
    Mayura U Shinde
    Texas A and M Health Science Center, School of Rural Public Health, College Station, Texas 77843 1266, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 97:515-31. 2013
    ..Nitrosatable drugs, such as secondary or tertiary amines and amides react with nitrite in an acidic environment to form N-nitroso compounds, teratogens in animal models. Vitamin C is a known nitrosation inhibitor...
  26. pmc Nitrosatable drug exposure during the first trimester of pregnancy and selected congenital malformations
    Jean D Brender
    Texas A and M Health Science Center, School of Rural Public Health, College Station, Texas 77843 1266, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 94:701-13. 2012
    ..With data from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, the relation between prenatal exposure to nitrosatable drugs and limb deficiencies, oral cleft, and heart malformations in offspring was examined...
  27. pmc Availability of healthier options in traditional and nontraditional rural fast-food outlets
    Jennifer S Creel
    Texas Healthy Aging Research Network, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX, USA
    BMC Public Health 8:395. 2008
    ..In rural areas, these nontraditional fast-food outlets may provide most of the opportunities for procurement of fast foods...
  28. doi request reprint Food insecurity is associated with social capital, perceived personal disparity, and partnership status among older and senior adults in a largely rural area of central Texas
    Wesley R Dean
    Texas Healthy Aging Research Network TxHAN Collaborating Center, Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, Texas 77843 1266, USA
    J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr 30:169-86. 2011
    ..27, p < 0.0000). Compositional level measures of collective social functioning are important associates of food insecurity among older adults and seniors, regardless of severity...
  29. pmc School-based nutrition programs are associated with reduced child food insecurity over time among Mexican-origin mother-child dyads in Texas Border Colonias
    Courtney C Nalty
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX, USA
    J Nutr 143:708-13. 2013
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Health-related quality of life among Mexican Americans living in colonias at the Texas-Mexico border
    Nelda Mier
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, South Texas Center, Texas A and M Health Science Center, 2101 S McColl Road, Room 134, McAllen, TX 78503, USA
    Soc Sci Med 66:1760-71. 2008
    ..Major findings indicate the need for additional research centered on further exploration of the impact of economic, cultural, and social influences on HRQL among severely disadvantaged populations...
  31. pmc Prenatal nitrate intake from drinking water and selected birth defects in offspring of participants in the national birth defects prevention study
    Jean D Brender
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, Texas 77843, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 121:1083-9. 2013
    ..Previous studies of prenatal exposure to drinking-water nitrate and birth defects in offspring have not accounted for water consumption patterns or potential interaction with nitrosatable drugs...
  32. ncbi request reprint Summary measure of dietary musculoskeletal nutrient (calcium, vitamin D, magnesium, and phosphorus) intakes is associated with lower-extremity physical performance in homebound elderly men and women
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M University Health Science Center, College Station, TX 77840, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 77:847-56. 2003
    ..Nutritional intake has been overlooked as a possible contributing factor to lower-extremity physical performance, especially in homebound elderly persons...
  33. pmc Relationship of household food insecurity to health-related quality of life in a large sample of rural and urban women
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, USA
    Women Health 51:442-60. 2011
    ....
  34. doi request reprint The effect of fast-food availability on fast-food consumption and obesity among rural residents: an analysis by race/ethnicity
    Richard A Dunn
    Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A and M University, 2124 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 2124, United States
    Econ Hum Biol 10:1-13. 2012
    ..This highlights the importance of directly examining the proposed mechanism through which an environmental factor influences weight outcomes...
  35. pmc Maternal characteristics associated with the dietary intake of nitrates, nitrites, and nitrosamines in women of child-bearing age: a cross-sectional study
    John S Griesenbeck
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX, 77843 1266, USA
    Environ Health 9:10. 2010
    ..Very little information is available on intake of nitrates, nitrites, and nitrosamines and factors related to increased consumption of these compounds...
  36. pmc It's all about the children: a participant-driven photo-elicitation study of Mexican-origin mothers' food choices
    Cassandra M Johnson
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, Social and Behavioral Department, School of Rural Public Health, TAMU 1266, College Station, TX 77843, USA
    BMC Womens Health 11:41. 2011
    ..This study used a visual method, participant-driven photo-elicitation, and grounded theory in a contextual study of food choices from the perspectives of Mexican-origin mothers...
  37. pmc Children's reporting of food insecurity in predominately food insecure households in Texas border colonias
    Courtney C Nalty
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, MS 1266, College Station, Texas, TX 77843 1266, USA
    Nutr J 12:15. 2013
    ..Greater than one-quarter of all Hispanic households in the U.S. are food insecure. Hispanic families in the U.S. comprise 30% of households with food insecurity at the child level, the most severe form of the condition...
  38. pmc Cultural repertoires and food-related household technology within colonia households under conditions of material hardship
    Wesley R Dean
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences, School of Rural Public Health, TAMU 1266, College Station, TX 77843, USA
    Int J Equity Health 11:25. 2012
    ..bstract:..
  39. pmc It's who I am and what we eat. Mothers' food-related identities in family food choice
    Cassandra M Johnson
    Texas A and M University Health Science Center, School of Rural Public Health, Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, MS 1266, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    Appetite 57:220-8. 2011
    ..Encouraging mothers to develop and maintain health identities may be one way to improve food and eating habits in families...
  40. pmc Socio-economic status, racial composition and the affordability of fresh fruits and vegetables in neighborhoods of a large rural region in Texas
    Richard A Dunn
    Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX, USA
    Nutr J 10:6. 2011
    ..We examined how the cost of fresh fruit and vegetables varies with the economic and demographic characteristics in six rural counties of Texas...
  41. pmc Pulga (flea market) contributions to the retail food environment of colonias in the South Texas border region
    Wesley R Dean
    Social and Behavioral Health, Comidas Saludables and Gente Sana en el Sur de Tejas, Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, MS 1266, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 111:705-10. 2011
    ..One such alternative retail food source, the pulga, provides a range of traditional food stuffs, prepared food items, and fruits and vegetables that complement conventionally studied aspects of the retail food environment...
  42. doi request reprint Indicators of material hardship and depressive symptoms among homebound older adults living in North Carolina
    Cassandra M Johnson
    Texas Healthy Aging Research Network TxHAN Collaborating Center, Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, Texas 77843 1266, USA
    J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr 30:154-68. 2011
    ..By far, food insecurity was the most salient influence on depressive symptoms. These findings have important implications for service providers, researchers, and policymakers...
  43. ncbi request reprint Gender difference in physical performance, body composition and dietary intake in homebound elders
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M University System Health Science Center, USA
    J Women Aging 16:71-90. 2004
    ..Prospective research is now needed to examine the interrelationships between physical performance, dietary intake, and body composition among the growing homebound older population...
  44. pmc Mobile and home-based vendors' contributions to the retail food environment in rural South Texas Mexican-origin settlements
    Zulema Valdez
    Department of Sociology, Texas A and M University, TAMU 4351, College Station, TX 77843 4351, USA
    Appetite 59:212-7. 2012
    ..Findings may contribute to the development of innovative policy solutions and interventions aimed at increasing healthy food options or reducing health disparities in immigrant communities...
  45. doi request reprint Diet and acculturation among Hispanic/Latino older adults in the United States: a review of literature and recommendations
    Gabriela Arandia
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, Texas 77843 1266, USA
    J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr 31:16-37. 2012
    ..Furthermore, longitudinal study designs and qualitative methodologies are warranted...
  46. pmc Using multiple household food inventories to measure food availability in the home over 30 days: a pilot study
    Cheree Sisk
    Intercollegiate Faculty of Nutrition, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX USA
    Nutr J 9:19. 2010
    ....
  47. doi request reprint Availability of more healthful food alternatives in traditional, convenience, and nontraditional types of food stores in two rural Texas counties
    Brenda Bustillos
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:883-9. 2009
    ..Results suggest that a complete understanding of the food environment, especially in rural areas, requires knowledge of the availability and variety of healthful food in all types of stores that are accessible to families...
  48. doi request reprint Rural food insecurity in the United States as an overlooked site of struggle in health communication
    Vandhana Ramadurai
    Department of Communication, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
    Health Commun 27:794-805. 2012
    ..We conclude by providing suggestions for future research that will aid health communication scholars to further the conversation on rural food insecurity...
  49. ncbi request reprint Variation in nutritional risk among Mexican American and non-Mexican American homebound elders who receive home-delivered meals
    Joseph R Sharkey
    School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M University Health Science Center and Graduate Faculty of Nutrition, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77840, USA
    J Nutr Elder 23:1-19. 2004
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of black-white differences in food insufficiency among homebound elders
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Program on Aging and Health Promotion, Department of Social and Behavioral Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M University, 1103 University Drive, Suite 203, College Station, TX 77840, USA
    J Aging Health 17:507-27. 2005
    ..This study examines race differences in the association of sociodemographic and health-related characteristics with change in food sufficiency status over 1 year in homebound older adults...
  51. pmc Rural and urban differences in the associations between characteristics of the community food environment and fruit and vegetable intake
    Wesley R Dean
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 43:426-33. 2011
    ..To examine the relationship between measures of the household and retail food environments and fruit and vegetable (FV) intake in both urban and rural environmental contexts...
  52. doi request reprint Variations in body mass index among older Americans: the roles of social and lifestyle factors
    Sangnam Ahn
    Texas A and M University Health Science Center, College Station, USA
    J Aging Health 23:347-66. 2011
    ..To investigate the correlates of body mass index (BMI) among a national sample of older adults in the United States...
  53. pmc The impact of a communitywide smoke-free ordinance on smoking among older adults
    John D Prochaska
    Texas A and M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, 1266 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A17. 2009
    ..We examined changes in self-reported cigarette smoking and in attitudes toward smoking after the implementation of such ordinances in Fort Collins, Colorado, in 2003...
  54. ncbi request reprint Assessing healthful eating among community dwelling rural older adults using self-reported fruit and vegetable consumption via a community-wide mail-out health status assessment
    John D Prochaska
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, Texas A and M University System Health Science Center, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    J Nutr Elder 25:101-12. 2005
    ..Including questions about dietary healthfulness on such an assessment may provide key stakeholders and policymakers a clearer understanding of their community's overall health status...
  55. ncbi request reprint Patterns of therapeutic prescription medication category use among community-dwelling homebound older adults
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M University System Health Sciences Center, College Station, TX 77840, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 14:715-23. 2005
    ....
  56. doi request reprint Empowerment of promotoras as promotora-researchers in the Comidas Saludables & Gente Sana en las Colonias del Sur de Tejas (Healthy Food and Healthy People in South Texas Colonias) program
    Julie A St John
    Center for Community Health Development, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, MS 1266, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    J Prim Prev 34:41-57. 2013
    ..Together, these elements enabled them to more fully participate in research projects, while allowing them to identify and address needs within their own communities...
  57. ncbi request reprint Determinants of self-management strategies to reduce out-of-pocket prescription medication expense in homebound older people
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, Texas A and M University System Health Science Center, 1103 University Drive, Ste 203, College Station, TX 77840, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:666-74. 2005
    ..To determine the extent to which homebound older people adopt strategies to reduce out-of-pocket prescription medication cost and the factors associated with level of cost-related medication management...
  58. ncbi request reprint Risk and presence of food insufficiency are associated with low nutrient intakes and multimorbidity among homebound older women who receive home-delivered meals
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M University System Health Science Center, College Station, TX, USA
    J Nutr 133:3485-91. 2003
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Nutrition risk screening: the interrelationship of food insecurity, food intake, and unintentional weight change among homebound elders
    Joseph R Sharkey
    School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M University Health Science Center, College Station, TX, 77840, USA
    J Nutr Elder 24:19-34. 2004
    ....
  60. pmc Nitrosatable drug exposure during early pregnancy and neural tube defects in offspring: National Birth Defects Prevention Study
    Jean D Brender
    School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 174:1286-95. 2011
    ..Prenatal exposure to nitrosatable drugs may increase the risk of neural tube defects, especially in conjunction with a mother's higher dietary intake of nitrites, but vitamin C might modulate this association...
  61. pmc Food insecurity, social capital and perceived personal disparity in a predominantly rural region of Texas: an individual-level analysis
    Wesley R Dean
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, MS 1266, College Station, TX 77843 1266, United States
    Soc Sci Med 72:1454-62. 2011
    ..In this study, both perceived personal disparity and perceived social capital play an important role, regardless of rural or urban residence...
  62. pmc "I'm the Momma": using photo-elicitation to understand matrilineal influence on family food choice
    Cassandra M Johnson
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX, USA
    BMC Womens Health 10:21. 2010
    ....
  63. doi request reprint Dietary methionine intake and neural tube defects in Mexican-American women
    Anna Graham
    Texas A and M Health Science Center, School of Rural Public Health, College Station, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 88:451-7. 2010
    ..The role of dietary intake of methionine in NTD risk has not been specifically studied among Mexican Americans, a population with one of the highest prevalences of NTDs in the United States...
  64. ncbi request reprint Inadequate intakes of indispensable amino acids among homebound older adults
    Mou Dasgupta
    Department of Animal Science, Texas A and M University, USA
    J Nutr Elder 24:85-99. 2005
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  65. pmc Development of estimates of dietary nitrates, nitrites, and nitrosamines for use with the Short Willet Food Frequency Questionnaire
    John S Griesenbeck
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX, USA
    Nutr J 8:16. 2009
    ..Although an extensive body of literature exists on estimates of these compounds in foods, the extant data varies in quality, quantified estimates, and relevance...
  66. ncbi request reprint The interrelationship of nutritional risk factors, indicators of nutritional risk, and severity of disability among home-delivered meal participants
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, and Carolina Program in Healthcare and Aging Research, Institute on Aging, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Gerontologist 42:373-80. 2002
    ..This study examines the direct and indirect relationships between individual components of nutritional risk and increased severity of disability among a large and diverse sample of homebound older adults...
  67. ncbi request reprint Variations in nutritional risk among black and white women who receive home-delivered meals
    Joseph R Sharkey
    UNC Institute on Aging Carolina Program in Healthcare and Aging Research, Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27514, USA
    J Women Aging 14:99-119. 2002
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  68. ncbi request reprint Inadequate nutrient intakes among homebound elderly and their correlation with individual characteristics and health-related factors
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Durham, NC, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 76:1435-45. 2002
    ..The prevalence of inadequate nutrient intakes among the homebound elderly and their correlation with individual characteristics and health-related factors remain poorly understood...
  69. ncbi request reprint Great time to be involved in older adult nutrition
    Joseph R Sharkey
    J Nutr Elder 25:1-3. 2005
  70. ncbi request reprint Diuretic medication therapy use and low thiamin intake in homebound older adults
    Beverly J McCabe-Sellers
    USDA Agriculture Research Service, USA
    J Nutr Elder 24:57-71. 2005
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