Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
- Underestimation of adolescent obesityAlison M Buttenheim
Alison M Buttenheim, PhD, MBA, is Assistant Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Noreen Goldman, DSC, is Professor of Demography and Public Affairs, Office of Population Research and Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, New Jersey Anne R Pebley, PhD, is Professor of Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health and California Center for Population Research, University of California, Los Angeles
Nurs Res 62:195-202. 2013..Previous studies assessing the validity of adolescent self-reported height and weight for estimating obesity prevalence have not accounted for, potential bias due to nonresponse in self-reports...
- Behavioral economics: the key to closing the gap on maternal, newborn and child survival for Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5?Alison M Buttenheim
Department of Family and Community Health, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Matern Child Health J 17:581-5. 2013..We introduce five behavioral economic principles and demonstrate how they could boost efforts to improve maternal, newborn, and child health in pursuit of MDGs 4 and 5...
- The shape of things to come? Obesity prevalence among foreign-born vs. US-born Mexican youth in CaliforniaAlison M Buttenheim
Department of Family and Community Health, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, 235L Fagin Hall, 418 Curie Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA Electronic address
Soc Sci Med 78:1-8. 2013..The previously-observed protective effect against obesity risk among recent adult immigrants does not hold for Mexican-origin youth...
- Increasing supplemental nutrition assistance program/electronic benefits transfer sales at farmers' markets with vendor-operated wireless point-of-sale terminalsAlison M Buttenheim
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, 418 Curie Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
J Acad Nutr Diet 112:636-41. 2012..It is not known whether providing each farmer/vendor with individual wireless POS terminals and subsidizing EBT fees will increase SNAP/EBT purchases at farmers' markets...
- Exposure of California kindergartners to students with personal belief exemptions from mandated school entry vaccinationsAlison Buttenheim
School of Nursing and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
Am J Public Health 102:e59-67. 2012..Infectious disease outbreaks in the state may be associated with the aggregation of intentionally unvaccinated children within schools. We sought to quantify the exposure of California kindergartners to children with PBEs at school...
- Do Mexican immigrants "import" social gradients in health to the US?Alison Buttenheim
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
Soc Sci Med 71:1268-76. 2010..Results partially support the imported gradients hypothesis and have implications for health education and promotion programs targeted to immigrant populations to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health in the US...
- Exposure and vulnerability of California kindergarteners to intentionally unvaccinated childrenAlison Buttenheim
Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics LDI, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
LDI Issue Brief 18:1-4. 2012..This Issue Brief summarizes a new study that investigates the extent of such clustering, and quantifies the exposure of all California kindergartners to their intentionally unvaccinated schoolmates...