Christina Economos

Summary

Affiliation: Tufts University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Relationship between quantitative ultrasound, anthropometry and sports participation in college aged adults
    Annie C Wetter
    Department of Health Promotion and Human Development, University of Wisconsin, CPS Building 224, Stevens Point, WI 54481, USA
    Osteoporos Int 15:799-806. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Shape Up Somerville two-year results: a community-based environmental change intervention sustains weight reduction in children
    Christina D Economos
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA Electronic address
    Prev Med 57:322-7. 2013
  3. pmc Feeding styles and child weight status among recent immigrant mother-child dyads
    Alison Tovar
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention, Gerald J, and Dorothy R, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA, 02111, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:62. 2012
  4. pmc Healthy-lifestyle behaviors associated with overweight and obesity in US rural children
    Alison Tovar
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Prevention, Gerald J, and Dorothy R, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 0211, USA
    BMC Pediatr 12:102. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Promoting health at the community level: thinking globally, acting locally
    Christina D Economos
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention, Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Child Obes 8:19-22. 2012
  6. pmc Using focus groups to develop a bone health curriculum for after-school programs
    Sara C Folta
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 1:A06. 2004
  7. pmc Retooling food service for early elementary school students in Somerville, Massachusetts: the Shape Up Somerville experience
    Jeanne P Goldberg
    Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A103. 2009
  8. pmc Parent-child interactions and objectively measured child physical activity: a cross-sectional study
    Erin Hennessy
    Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:71. 2010
  9. pmc Factors related to leader implementation of a nationally disseminated community-based exercise program: a cross-sectional study
    Rebecca A Seguin
    John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:62. 2008
  10. pmc Active play and screen time in US children aged 4 to 11 years in relation to sociodemographic and weight status characteristics: a nationally representative cross-sectional analysis
    Sarah E Anderson
    Division of Epidemiology, The Ohio State University College of Public Health, Columbus, Ohio, USA
    BMC Public Health 8:366. 2008

Research Grants

  1. BEAT OSTEOPOROSIS: NOURISH & EXERCISE SKELETONS (BONE)
    Christina Economos; Fiscal Year: 1999
  2. Assessing and Preventing Obesity Among New Immigrants
    Christina Economos; Fiscal Year: 2009
  3. Assessing and Preventing Obesity Among New Immigrants
    Christina D Economos; Fiscal Year: 2010
  4. Assessing and Preventing Obesity Among New Immigrants
    Christina Economos; Fiscal Year: 2009
  5. BEAT OSTEOPOROSIS: NOURISH & EXERCISE SKELETONS (BONE)
    Christina Economos; Fiscal Year: 2003
  6. BEAT OSTEOPOROSIS: NOURISH & EXERCISE SKELETONS (BONE)
    Christina Economos; Fiscal Year: 2002
  7. BEAT OSTEOPOROSIS: NOURISH & EXERCISE SKELETONS (BONE)
    Christina Economos; Fiscal Year: 2002
  8. BEAT OSTEOPOROSIS: NOURISH & EXERCISE SKELETONS (BONE)
    Christina Economos; Fiscal Year: 2001
  9. BEAT OSTEOPOROSIS: NOURISH & EXERCISE SKELETONS (BONE)
    Christina Economos; Fiscal Year: 2000
  10. Assessing and Preventing Obesity Among New Immigrants
    Christina D Economos; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. ncbi request reprint Relationship between quantitative ultrasound, anthropometry and sports participation in college aged adults
    Annie C Wetter
    Department of Health Promotion and Human Development, University of Wisconsin, CPS Building 224, Stevens Point, WI 54481, USA
    Osteoporos Int 15:799-806. 2004
    ..002) among women. These data suggest that improved skeletal status in young adulthood may require more specific moderate to vigorous physical activity, such as that achieved with sport, than is currently recommended for overall health...
  2. ncbi request reprint Shape Up Somerville two-year results: a community-based environmental change intervention sustains weight reduction in children
    Christina D Economos
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA Electronic address
    Prev Med 57:322-7. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that community-based environmental change intervention prevents undesirable weight gain in children...
  3. pmc Feeding styles and child weight status among recent immigrant mother-child dyads
    Alison Tovar
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention, Gerald J, and Dorothy R, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA, 02111, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:62. 2012
    ..Given that immigrant parents and children are at greater risk for becoming overweight/obese with increased time in the US, identification of risk factors for weight gain is critical...
  4. pmc Healthy-lifestyle behaviors associated with overweight and obesity in US rural children
    Alison Tovar
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Prevention, Gerald J, and Dorothy R, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 0211, USA
    BMC Pediatr 12:102. 2012
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Promoting health at the community level: thinking globally, acting locally
    Christina D Economos
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention, Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Child Obes 8:19-22. 2012
    ..To reverse childhood obesity, we need to embrace and integrate complex strategies at multiple levels within communities across the globe...
  6. pmc Using focus groups to develop a bone health curriculum for after-school programs
    Sara C Folta
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 1:A06. 2004
    ..Findings led to the development, implementation, and evaluation of a bone health curriculum in the after-school setting...
  7. pmc Retooling food service for early elementary school students in Somerville, Massachusetts: the Shape Up Somerville experience
    Jeanne P Goldberg
    Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A103. 2009
    ..Changes in the school food environment are a logical target to prevent childhood overweight. We describe the food service component of a 2-year research intervention to prevent excess weight gain in children...
  8. pmc Parent-child interactions and objectively measured child physical activity: a cross-sectional study
    Erin Hennessy
    Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:71. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  9. pmc Factors related to leader implementation of a nationally disseminated community-based exercise program: a cross-sectional study
    Rebecca A Seguin
    John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:62. 2008
    ..The benefits of community-based health programs are widely recognized. However, research examining factors related to community leaders' characteristics and roles in implementation is limited...
  10. pmc Active play and screen time in US children aged 4 to 11 years in relation to sociodemographic and weight status characteristics: a nationally representative cross-sectional analysis
    Sarah E Anderson
    Division of Epidemiology, The Ohio State University College of Public Health, Columbus, Ohio, USA
    BMC Public Health 8:366. 2008
    ....
  11. pmc School's out: what are urban children doing? The Summer Activity Study of Somerville Youth (SASSY)
    Alison Tovar
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Prevention, Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 0211, USA
    BMC Pediatr 10:16. 2010
    ..A secondary goal of this pilot study was to learn what children eat during the summer months...
  12. pmc Development and testing of the BONES physical activity survey for young children
    Christina D Economos
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention, Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:195. 2010
    ..This study describes the development and evaluation of a pictorial physical activity survey (PAS) that measures children's participation and knowledge of high-intensity, weight-bearing ("bone smart") physical activity...
  13. pmc A community-based restaurant initiative to increase availability of healthy menu options in Somerville, Massachusetts: Shape Up Somerville
    Christina D Economos
    New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition, John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, 150 Harrison Ave, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A102. 2009
    ..The purpose of this project was to test the feasibility of a community-based restaurant initiative that targets families and young children...
  14. ncbi request reprint A community intervention reduces BMI z-score in children: Shape Up Somerville first year results
    Christina D Economos
    New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, 150 Harrison Avenue, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1325-36. 2007
    ..The objective was to test the hypothesis that a community-based environmental change intervention could prevent weight gain in young children (7.6 +/- 1.0 years)...
  15. ncbi request reprint College freshman stress and weight change: differences by gender
    Christina D Economos
    New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Health Behav 32:16-25. 2008
    ..To examine how stress and health-related behaviors affect freshman weight change by gender...
  16. ncbi request reprint Assessing the use of school public address systems to deliver nutrition messages to children: Shape up Somerville--audio adventures
    Sara C Folta
    John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Sch Health 76:459-64; quiz 482-4. 2006
    ..These results suggest that PA systems show promise as an effective and appropriate communications channel but only in schools that are able to play messages frequently...
  17. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial factors associated with young elementary school children's intentions to consume legumes: a test of the theory of reasoned action
    Sara C Folta
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Health Promot 21:13-5. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to test the utility of the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) in explaining young elementary school children's intention to consume legumes...
  18. doi request reprint Parent behavior and child weight status among a diverse group of underserved rural families
    Erin Hennessy
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention, Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Appetite 54:369-77. 2010
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Physical fitness, adiposity, and metabolic risk factors in young college students
    Jennifer M Sacheck
    Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 42:1039-44. 2010
    ....
  20. pmc Design and national dissemination of the StrongWomen Community Strength Training Program
    Rebecca A Seguin
    John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Room 227, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 5:A25. 2008
    ..Strength training exercises combat weakness and frailty and mitigate the development of chronic disease. Community-based programs offer accessible opportunities for strength training...
  21. ncbi request reprint Food advertising targeted at school-age children: a content analysis
    Sara C Folta
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 38:244-8. 2006
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Strength training and older women: a cross-sectional study examining factors related to exercise adherence
    Rebecca A Seguin
    Friedman School of Nutrition, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Aging Phys Act 18:201-18. 2010
    ..Despite the recognized health benefits, few older women participate in strength-training exercises...
  23. pmc Vitamin D deficiency, adiposity, and cardiometabolic risk in urban schoolchildren
    Jennifer Sacheck
    Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Pediatr 159:945-50. 2011
    ..To determine the relationship between serum vitamin D levels and cardiometabolic risk factors independent of adiposity in urban schoolchildren...
  24. ncbi request reprint Community interventions: a brief overview and their application to the obesity epidemic
    Christina D Economos
    John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, MA, USA
    J Law Med Ethics 35:131-7. 2007
    ..Advancing community-based research to address obesity will require training of future leaders in this methodology, funding to conduct rigorous trials, and scientific acceptance of this model...
  25. doi request reprint School-based behavioral assessment tools are reliable and valid for measurement of fruit and vegetable intake, physical activity, and television viewing in young children
    Christina D Economos
    Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:695-701. 2008
    ..Methods for assessment of children's TV viewing during meals should be further investigated because of parent-child discrepancies...
  26. doi request reprint Children as subjects in nutrition research: a retrospective look at their perceptions
    Tamar Kafka
    The Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, The John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 43:103-9. 2011
    ..To explore children's motivations for and perceived benefits and barriers to nutrition research participation. To explore children's perspectives on how to improve the research experience...
  27. pmc Predicted 25-hydroxyvitamin D score and incident type 2 diabetes in the Framingham Offspring Study
    Enju Liu
    Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:1627-33. 2010
    ..Accumulating evidence suggests that vitamin D is involved in the development of type 2 diabetes (T2D)...
  28. pmc Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin d is associated with markers of the insulin resistant phenotype in nondiabetic adults
    Enju Liu
    Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Nutr 139:329-34. 2009
    ..Among adults without diabetes, vitamin D status was inversely associated with surrogate fasting measures of insulin resistance. These results suggest that vitamin D status may be an important determinant for type 2 diabetes mellitus...
  29. ncbi request reprint Validity and reliability of a calcium checklist in early elementary-school children
    Lori Marcotte
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Public Health Nutr 11:57-64. 2008
    ..To create, validate and assess the reliability of a checklist to measure calcium intake in children...

Research Grants11

  1. BEAT OSTEOPOROSIS: NOURISH & EXERCISE SKELETONS (BONE)
    Christina Economos; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Results from this study will provide an appropriate model for national replication and sustainability of a program to beat osteoporosis by nourishing and exercising skeletons early in life. ..
  2. Assessing and Preventing Obesity Among New Immigrants
    Christina Economos; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Our tailored intervention, developed with active input of our community partners, stands to benefit long-term health, in the prevention of heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers, and thereby reduce burgeoning health care costs. ..
  3. Assessing and Preventing Obesity Among New Immigrants
    Christina D Economos; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Our tailored intervention, developed with active input of our community partners, stands to benefit long-term health, in the prevention of heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers, and thereby reduce burgeoning health care costs. ..
  4. Assessing and Preventing Obesity Among New Immigrants
    Christina Economos; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Our tailored intervention, developed with active input of our community partners, stands to benefit long-term health, in the prevention of heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers, and thereby reduce burgeoning health care costs. ..
  5. BEAT OSTEOPOROSIS: NOURISH & EXERCISE SKELETONS (BONE)
    Christina Economos; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Results from this study will provide an appropriate model for national replication and sustainability of a program to beat osteoporosis by nourishing and exercising skeletons early in life. ..
  6. BEAT OSTEOPOROSIS: NOURISH & EXERCISE SKELETONS (BONE)
    Christina Economos; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Results from this study will provide an appropriate model for national replication and sustainability of a program to beat osteoporosis by nourishing and exercising skeletons early in life. ..
  7. BEAT OSTEOPOROSIS: NOURISH & EXERCISE SKELETONS (BONE)
    Christina Economos; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Results from this study will provide an appropriate model for national replication and sustainability of a program to beat osteoporosis by nourishing and exercising skeletons early in life. ..
  8. BEAT OSTEOPOROSIS: NOURISH & EXERCISE SKELETONS (BONE)
    Christina Economos; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Results from this study will provide an appropriate model for national replication and sustainability of a program to beat osteoporosis by nourishing and exercising skeletons early in life. ..
  9. BEAT OSTEOPOROSIS: NOURISH & EXERCISE SKELETONS (BONE)
    Christina Economos; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Results from this study will provide an appropriate model for national replication and sustainability of a program to beat osteoporosis by nourishing and exercising skeletons early in life. ..
  10. Assessing and Preventing Obesity Among New Immigrants
    Christina D Economos; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Our tailored intervention, developed with active input of our community partners, stands to benefit long-term health, in the prevention of heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers, and thereby reduce burgeoning health care costs. ..