Larry Webber

Summary

Affiliation: Tulane University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Cardiovascular risk factors and physical activity behavior among elementary school personnel: baseline results from the ACTION! worksite wellness program
    Larry S Webber
    Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Sch Health 82:410-6. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Development of ACTION! Wellness Program for Elementary School Personnel
    Larry S Webber
    Department of Biostatistics SL18, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:48S-56S. 2007
  3. pmc Promoting physical activity in middle school girls: Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls
    Larry S Webber
    Department of Biostatistics, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:173-84. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Outpatient medication assistance program in a rural setting
    Gary N Harmon
    Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, Suite 2001, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112 2715, USA
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 61:603-7. 2004
  5. pmc A school-based environmental intervention to reduce smoking among high school students: the Acadiana Coalition of Teens against Tobacco (ACTT)
    Carolyn C Johnson
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, 70112, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:1298-316. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Use of the SF-8 to assess health-related quality of life for a chronically ill, low-income population participating in the Central Louisiana Medication Access Program (CMAP)
    John J Lefante
    Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Qual Life Res 14:665-73. 2005
  7. pmc Co-use of alcohol and tobacco among ninth-graders in Louisiana
    Carolyn C Johnson
    Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Community Health Sciences, 1440 Canal St, Rm 2309, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A85. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint The obesity epidemic: incidence and prevalence
    Larry S Webber
    Department of Biostatistics, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, USA
    J La State Med Soc 157:S3-11; quiz S11. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Profiles of the adolescent smoker: models of tobacco use among 9th grade high school students: Acadiana Coalition of Teens against Tobacco (ACTT)
    Carolyn C Johnson
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Prev Med 39:551-8. 2004
  10. pmc Process evaluation of an in-school anti-tobacco media campaign in Louisiana
    Traci Hong
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal St, Ste 2301, TW 19, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Public Health Rep 123:781-9. 2008

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. doi request reprint Cardiovascular risk factors and physical activity behavior among elementary school personnel: baseline results from the ACTION! worksite wellness program
    Larry S Webber
    Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Sch Health 82:410-6. 2012
    ..Although the prevalence of obesity is increasing during adulthood, there have been few assessments of obesity, cardiovascular risk factors, and levels of physical activity among adult elementary school staff...
  2. doi request reprint Development of ACTION! Wellness Program for Elementary School Personnel
    Larry S Webber
    Department of Biostatistics SL18, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:48S-56S. 2007
    ..The purpose of this paper is to describe the formative research activities and how these were used to design the ACTION! Wellness Program for Elementary School Personnel...
  3. pmc Promoting physical activity in middle school girls: Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls
    Larry S Webber
    Department of Biostatistics, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:173-84. 2008
    ..Physical activity is important for weight control and good health; however, activity levels decline in the adolescent years, particularly in girls...
  4. ncbi request reprint Outpatient medication assistance program in a rural setting
    Gary N Harmon
    Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, Suite 2001, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112 2715, USA
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 61:603-7. 2004
    ..Efforts to provide medication assistance to the rural poor in central Louisiana are described...
  5. pmc A school-based environmental intervention to reduce smoking among high school students: the Acadiana Coalition of Teens against Tobacco (ACTT)
    Carolyn C Johnson
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, 70112, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:1298-316. 2009
    ..Boys' and girls' smoking rates were similar. These outcome data, student feedback and process evaluation provide a basis for continuing to create more innovative adolescent tobacco control programs...
  6. ncbi request reprint Use of the SF-8 to assess health-related quality of life for a chronically ill, low-income population participating in the Central Louisiana Medication Access Program (CMAP)
    John J Lefante
    Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Qual Life Res 14:665-73. 2005
    ..Race and gender differences in physical component (PCS) and mental component (MCS) summary scores among participants in the CENLA Medication Access Program (CMAP), along with comparisons to the United States population are made...
  7. pmc Co-use of alcohol and tobacco among ninth-graders in Louisiana
    Carolyn C Johnson
    Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Community Health Sciences, 1440 Canal St, Rm 2309, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A85. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the co-use of alcohol and tobacco among ninth-graders in south-central Louisiana...
  8. ncbi request reprint The obesity epidemic: incidence and prevalence
    Larry S Webber
    Department of Biostatistics, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, USA
    J La State Med Soc 157:S3-11; quiz S11. 2005
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  9. ncbi request reprint Profiles of the adolescent smoker: models of tobacco use among 9th grade high school students: Acadiana Coalition of Teens against Tobacco (ACTT)
    Carolyn C Johnson
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Prev Med 39:551-8. 2004
    ..Tobacco use, underreported among Louisiana youth, was examined among 9th grade students in south central Louisiana; profiles of tobacco use were developed to inform adolescent tobacco control programs...
  10. pmc Process evaluation of an in-school anti-tobacco media campaign in Louisiana
    Traci Hong
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal St, Ste 2301, TW 19, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Public Health Rep 123:781-9. 2008
    ..This study reported process evaluation of an in-school three-year anti-tobacco media campaign conducted in 10 schools in Louisiana...
  11. pmc ACTION live: using process evaluation to describe implementation of a worksite wellness program
    Carolyn C Johnson
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 52:S14-21. 2010
    ..Process evaluation is a necessary component of randomized controlled field trials. This is a descriptive article that reviews process evaluation for the ACTION Wellness Program for Elementary School Personnel...
  12. ncbi request reprint Targeting school tobacco policy: lessons from the Acadiana Coalition of Teens Against Tobacco (ACTT)
    Neil W Boris
    Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Health Promot Pract 10:549-56. 2009
    ..Tobacco use policies are often not promoted, and enforcement of policies impacting teachers is complex. Changing social norms for smoking at high schools through policy promotion and enforcement is understudied...
  13. pmc Safe play spaces to promote physical activity in inner-city children: results from a pilot study of an environmental intervention
    Thomas A Farley
    School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA70112, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1625-31. 2007
    ..We evaluated the effect of providing a safe play space on the physical activity level of inner-city schoolchildren...
  14. ncbi request reprint Sex and race (black-white) differences in the relationship of childhood risk factors to adulthood arterial stiffness: the bogalusa heart study
    Shengxu Li
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health SL, WC, MY, CF, SRS, GSB, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana Department of Epidemiology SL, WC, CF, MK W, GSB, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana College of Environment and Life Sciences Department of Environmental Sciences, College of Environment and Life Sciences, Minzu University of China, Beijing, China MY, Minzu University of China, Beijing, China Department of Medicine MK W, GSB, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana Departments of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics LW and Pediatrics GSB, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana and Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, Louisiana MK W
    Am J Med Sci 348:101-7. 2014
    ..Cardiovascular risk factors in childhood are predictive of adulthood arterial stiffness. However, it is unknown whether this relationship varies by race or sex...
  15. pmc Cohort study of medication adherence in older adults (CoSMO): extended effects of Hurricane Katrina on medication adherence among older adults
    Tareq Islam
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Am J Med Sci 336:105-10. 2008
    ..The extended effect of Hurricane Katrina on antihypertensive medication adherence is not well characterized...
  16. pmc Barriers to and determinants of medication adherence in hypertension management: perspective of the cohort study of medication adherence among older adults
    Marie A Krousel-Wood
    Center for Health Research, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA 70121, USA
    Med Clin North Am 93:753-69. 2009
    ..This article discusses the relevance of this study in addressing the issue of barriers to anithypertensive medication adherence...
  17. ncbi request reprint Where do the children play? The influence of playground equipment on physical activity of children in free play
    Thomas A Farley
    School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Phys Act Health 5:319-31. 2008
    ..Promotion of physical activity in children depends on an understanding of how children use play equipment...
  18. pmc Medication adherence in older clinic patients with hypertension after Hurricane Katrina: implications for clinical practice and disaster management
    Marie A Krousel-Wood
    Center for Health Research, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Am J Med Sci 336:99-104. 2008
    ..In post-disaster situations, additional barriers may reduce antihypertensive medication adherence...
  19. pmc Adverse effects of complementary and alternative medicine on antihypertensive medication adherence: findings from the cohort study of medication adherence among older adults
    Marie A Krousel-Wood
    Center for Health Research, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA70121, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:54-61. 2010
    ..To determine the association between complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use and antihypertensive medication adherence in older black and white adults...
  20. pmc Relationships among fitness, body composition, and physical activity
    Timothy G Lohman
    Department of Physiology, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:1163-70. 2008
    ..This study was designed to examine the associations of physical activity and body composition with cardiorespiratory fitness in eighth grade girls...
  21. ncbi request reprint Design characteristics of worksite environmental interventions for obesity prevention
    Charlotte A Pratt
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications, 6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7936, Room 10118, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:2171-80. 2007
    ..This paper describes the design characteristics of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)-funded studies that are testing innovative environmental interventions for weight control and obesity prevention at worksites...
  22. ncbi request reprint Tracking of physical and physiological risk variables among ethnic subgroups from third to eighth grade: the Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health cohort study
    Steven H Kelder
    School of Public Health, Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Prev Med 34:324-33. 2002
    ..This paper reports the tracking of physiologic variables through eighth grade...
  23. ncbi request reprint Maintenance of lightweight correlates with decreased cardiovascular risk factors in early adolescence
    Johanna T Dwyer
    Schools of Nutrition and Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, J T D, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Adolesc Health 31:117-24. 2002
    ..To describe predictors of lightweight in 11-year-olds and how weight changes between ages 9-11 years affected selected cardiovascular risk factors...
  24. ncbi request reprint Maintenance of effects of the eat smart school food service program: results from the CATCH-ON study
    Stavroula K Osganian
    Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Educ Behav 30:418-33. 2003
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Maintenance of effects of the CATCH physical education program: results from the CATCH-ON study
    Thomas L McKenzie
    Department of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92182 7251, USA
    Health Educ Behav 30:447-62. 2003
    ..Use of CATCH PE curricula was associated with increased levels of teacher training and school support for PE in both former intervention and control schools...
  26. pmc Design of the Trial of Activity in Adolescent Girls (TAAG)
    June Stevens
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 26:223-33. 2005
    ..The TAAG study addresses an important health behavior, and also advances the field of group-randomized trials through the use of a study design and analysis plan tailored to serve the main study hypothesis...
  27. pmc Serum homocysteine is related to food intake in adolescents: the Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health
    Pamela L Lutsey
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:1380-6. 2006
    ..However, little is known about the relation between food intake and homocysteine in adolescents...
  28. ncbi request reprint Vitamin supplement intake is related to dietary intake and physical activity: The Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health (CATCH)
    Lindsay Reaves
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minneapolis School of Public Health, 1300 S Second St, Ste 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 106:2018-23. 2006
    ..To explore the relationship of multiple-vitamin supplement use with selected food groups, physical activity, lifestyle behaviors, and weight status...
  29. pmc Objectively measured physical activity in sixth-grade girls
    Russell R Pate
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160:1262-8. 2006
    ..To describe the objectively measured physical activity characteristics of a diverse sample of sixth-grade girls, to examine influences on physical activity, and to report compliance with physical activity guidelines...
  30. pmc Objectively assessed associations between physical activity and body composition in middle-school girls: the Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls
    June Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:1298-305. 2007
    ..More population-based research using objective physical activity and body composition measurements is needed to make evidence-based physical activity recommendations for US youth...
  31. ncbi request reprint Evaluating school-based interventions using the Healthy Eating Index
    Johanna Dwyer
    Frances Stern Nutrition Center, New England Medical Center and School of Medicine, Tufts University, Boston, Mass 02111, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 102:257-9. 2002

Research Grants8

  1. ACTION! Wellness Program for Elementary School Personnel
    Larry Webber; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..At the conclusion of the main trial, the program will be disseminated to schools in the Greater New Orleans area, and materials will be developed to further disseminate the program to interested schools nation-wide. ..
  2. TRIAL OF ACTIVITY FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS (TAAG)
    Larry Webber; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..TAAG has the potential to provide a sustainable program that can be disseminated to middle schools throughout the country in order to increase physical activity for girls. ..
  3. ACTION! Wellness Program for Elementary School Personnel
    Larry Webber; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..At the conclusion of the main trial, the program will be disseminated to schools in the Greater New Orleans area, and materials will be developed to further disseminate the program to interested schools nation-wide. ..
  4. ACTION! Wellness Program for Elementary School Personnel
    Larry Webber; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..At the conclusion of the main trial, the program will be disseminated to schools in the Greater New Orleans area, and materials will be developed to further disseminate the program to interested schools nation-wide. ..
  5. ACTION! Wellness Program for Elementary School Personnel
    Larry Webber; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..At the conclusion of the main trial, the program will be disseminated to schools in the Greater New Orleans area, and materials will be developed to further disseminate the program to interested schools nation-wide. ..
  6. Longitudinal Assessments in the Trial of Activity of Adolescent Girls (LA-TAAG)
    Larry Webber; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We will also explore the influence of personal, school and environmental factors, including persistent stress and anxiety that may have resulted from Hurricane Katrina, on these relationships. ..