Barbara Laraia

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Food insecurity and chronic disease
    Barbara A Laraia
    Division of Community Health and Human Development, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Adv Nutr 4:203-12. 2013
  2. pmc Place matters: neighborhood deprivation and cardiometabolic risk factors in the Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE)
    Barbara A Laraia
    Department of Medicine, Division of Prevention Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 74:1082-90. 2012
  3. pmc The importance of accurate road data for spatial applications in public health: customizing a road network
    Brian G Frizzelle
    Carolina Population Center, CB 8120, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 8:24. 2009
  4. pmc Assessing urban and rural neighborhood characteristics using audit and GIS data: derivation and reliability of constructs
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:44. 2009
  5. pmc Measuring the neighborhood environment: associations with young girls' energy intake and expenditure in a cross-sectional study
    Cindy W Leung
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Suite 335, Box 0856, San Francisco, CA 94143 0856 USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:52. 2010
  6. pmc Pregravid weight is associated with prior dietary restraint and psychosocial factors during pregnancy
    Barbara A Laraia
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:550-8. 2009
  7. pmc Neighborhood factors associated with physical activity and adequacy of weight gain during pregnancy
    Barbara Laraia
    Division of Prevention Sciences, Univeristy of California, San Francisco Center for Health and Community, Campus Box 0844, 3333 California Street, Suite 465, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    J Urban Health 84:793-806. 2007
  8. pmc Grandmothers, fathers, and depressive symptoms are associated with food insecurity among low-income first-time African-American mothers in North Carolina
    Barbara A Laraia
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:1042-7. 2009
  9. pmc Household food insecurity is associated with self-reported pregravid weight status, gestational weight gain, and pregnancy complications
    Barbara A Laraia
    Department of Medicine, Center for Health and Community, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:692-701. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Can distance education prepare future public health nutritionists? A case study
    Barbara A Laraia
    Department of Medicine, Center for Health and Community, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0856, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 40:34-8. 2008

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Publications32

  1. pmc Food insecurity and chronic disease
    Barbara A Laraia
    Division of Community Health and Human Development, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Adv Nutr 4:203-12. 2013
    ....
  2. pmc Place matters: neighborhood deprivation and cardiometabolic risk factors in the Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE)
    Barbara A Laraia
    Department of Medicine, Division of Prevention Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 74:1082-90. 2012
    ..However, longitudinal data are needed to test the causal direction of these relationships...
  3. pmc The importance of accurate road data for spatial applications in public health: customizing a road network
    Brian G Frizzelle
    Carolina Population Center, CB 8120, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 8:24. 2009
    ....
  4. pmc Assessing urban and rural neighborhood characteristics using audit and GIS data: derivation and reliability of constructs
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:44. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  5. pmc Measuring the neighborhood environment: associations with young girls' energy intake and expenditure in a cross-sectional study
    Cindy W Leung
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Suite 335, Box 0856, San Francisco, CA 94143 0856 USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:52. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  6. pmc Pregravid weight is associated with prior dietary restraint and psychosocial factors during pregnancy
    Barbara A Laraia
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:550-8. 2009
    ..In conclusion, as pregravid weight increased, pregnant women were at greater risk of reporting higher scores on negative psychosocial state and dietary restraints, and reporting lower score on positive personal dispositions...
  7. pmc Neighborhood factors associated with physical activity and adequacy of weight gain during pregnancy
    Barbara Laraia
    Division of Prevention Sciences, Univeristy of California, San Francisco Center for Health and Community, Campus Box 0844, 3333 California Street, Suite 465, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    J Urban Health 84:793-806. 2007
    ..Physical incivilities and social spaces neighborhood characteristics may be important to measure to improve our understanding of the potential mechanisms through which neighborhood environments influence health...
  8. pmc Grandmothers, fathers, and depressive symptoms are associated with food insecurity among low-income first-time African-American mothers in North Carolina
    Barbara A Laraia
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:1042-7. 2009
    ..Intergenerational support and transfer of knowledge can be a key protective attribute among low-income African-American households...
  9. pmc Household food insecurity is associated with self-reported pregravid weight status, gestational weight gain, and pregnancy complications
    Barbara A Laraia
    Department of Medicine, Center for Health and Community, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:692-701. 2010
    ..Household food insecurity is positively associated with weight among women. The association between household food insecurity and pregnancy-related weight gain and complications is not well understood...
  10. doi request reprint Can distance education prepare future public health nutritionists? A case study
    Barbara A Laraia
    Department of Medicine, Center for Health and Community, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0856, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 40:34-8. 2008
    ..To assess student retention, readiness, support and outcomes among students completing the Professional Practice Program in Nutrition (PPPN)...
  11. pmc Food insecurity with past experience of restrained eating is a recipe for increased gestational weight gain
    Barbara Laraia
    Division of Community Health and Human Development, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, 207 B University Hall, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Appetite 65:178-84. 2013
    ..Models were consistent when restricted to low-income women and full-term deliveries. In the presence of marginal food insecurity, women who struggle with weight and dieting issues may be at risk for excessive weight gain...
  12. pmc Potential for a stress reduction intervention to promote healthy gestational weight gain: focus groups with low-income pregnant women
    Melanie Thomas
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, California Electronic address
    Womens Health Issues 24:e305-11. 2014
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  13. pmc The implications of maternal overweight and obesity on the course of pregnancy and birth outcomes
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Matern Child Health J 10:S153-6. 2006
    ..We present updated information on the weight trends among women. Finally, we present an overview of the prevention studies aimed at adolescents and women prior to pregnancy...
  14. pmc Small food stores and availability of nutritious foods: a comparison of database and in-store measures, Northern California, 2009
    Ellen Kersten
    Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley, 137 Mulford Hall No 3114, Berkeley, California 94720 3114, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:E127. 2012
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial factors and socioeconomic indicators are associated with household food insecurity among pregnant women
    Barbara A Laraia
    Department of Nutrition, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Nutr 136:177-82. 2006
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Lower risk of overweight in school-aged food insecure girls who participate in food assistance: results from the panel study of income dynamics child development supplement
    Sonya J Jones
    Department of Nutrition, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 37996, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 157:780-4. 2003
    ..We hypothesized that the inconsistency in these results may be attributed to a differential effect of participation in food assistance programs in food secure and food insecure households...
  17. pmc What is eating you? Stress and the drive to eat
    Lisa M Groesz
    UCSF, Department of Psychiatry, 3333 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    Appetite 58:717-21. 2012
    ..Relationships between stress and eating behavior are of importance to public health given the concurrent increase in reported stress and obesity rates...
  18. ncbi request reprint Development of a master's in public health nutrition degree program using distance education
    Janice M Dodds
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 27599 7400, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 103:602-7. 2003
    ..The findings indicate that distance education strategies are appropriate to carry out a full MPH curriculum in nutrition, but sufficient enrollment is necessary to cover the added curriculum expenditures...
  19. ncbi request reprint Pregravid body mass index is negatively associated with diet quality during pregnancy
    Barbara A Laraia
    Department of Medicine, Center for Health and Community, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    Public Health Nutr 10:920-6. 2007
    ..To investigate the association between pregravid weight status and diet quality...
  20. ncbi request reprint Proximity of supermarkets is positively associated with diet quality index for pregnancy
    Barbara A Laraia
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Carolina Population Center, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Prev Med 39:869-75. 2004
    ..To investigate the association between distance to the closest supermarket and a composite measure of diet, the diet quality index for pregnancy (DQI-P) was constructed...
  21. pmc Food insecurity is associated with chronic disease among low-income NHANES participants
    Hilary K Seligman
    Department of Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Nutr 140:304-10. 2010
    ..08). These data show that food insecurity is associated with cardiovascular risk factors. Health policy discussions should focus increased attention on ability to afford high-quality foods for adults with or at risk for chronic disease...
  22. ncbi request reprint Self-reported overweight and obesity are not associated with concern about enough food among adults in New York and Louisiana
    Barbara A Laraia
    Department of Nutrition, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, CB 8120, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Prev Med 38:175-81. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between concern about enough food and obesity in an adult population at the state level...
  23. ncbi request reprint A guide for developing intervention tools addressing environmental factors to improve diet and physical activity
    Stephanie B Jilcott
    Department of Nutrition, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Health Promot Pract 8:192-204. 2007
    ..These tools were finalized using community members' feedback. This formative process can serve as a guide for other health promotion programs to create and use similar tools...
  24. pmc Association between physical activity and proximity to physical activity resources among low-income, midlife women
    Stephanie B Jilcott
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, and the UNC CH Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7426, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A04. 2007
    ..We examined correlations between perceived and objectively measured proximity to physical activity resources and then examined associations between both measures of proximity and objectively measured physical activity...
  25. pmc Segregation and preterm birth: the effects of neighborhood racial composition in North Carolina
    Susan M Mason
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 4635, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Health Place 15:1-9. 2009
    ..01, 1.18) and black (OR=1.05, 95% CI: 0.99, 1.11) women. These small associations were similar to those observed in other US regions. Effects were robust to choice of neighborhood proxy and were not modified by area-level deprivation...
  26. ncbi request reprint A framework for assessing the effectiveness of antihunger advocacy organizations
    Barbara A Laraia
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health and Carolina Population Center, CB 8120, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 27599, USA
    Health Educ Behav 30:756-70. 2003
    ..The conceptual framework may be useful in assessing effectiveness of public health organizations and coalitions...
  27. pmc Violent crime exposure classification and adverse birth outcomes: a geographically-defined cohort study
    Lynne C Messer
    US Environmental Protection Agency National Human Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Human Studies Division, MD 58A, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 5:22. 2006
    ..When crime has been used in research, it has been variably defined, resulting in non-comparable associations across studies...
  28. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood deprivation and preterm birth among non-Hispanic Black and White women in eight geographic areas in the United States
    Patricia O'Campo
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Epidemiol 167:155-63. 2008
    ..08, 1.23) for non-Hispanic Blacks. In this study, deprivation at the neighborhood level was significantly associated with increased risk of preterm birth among both non-Hispanic White women and non-Hispanic Black women...
  29. pmc Direct observation of neighborhood attributes in an urban area of the US south: characterizing the social context of pregnancy
    Barbara A Laraia
    Department of Nutrition and Carolina Population Center, CB 8120, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 5:11. 2006
    ..In this paper, we describe a neighborhood data collection effort tailored to a southern urban area...
  30. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood crime, deprivation, and preterm birth
    Lynne C Messer
    Departments of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 16:455-62. 2006
    ..Significant racial disparity in preterm birth (PTB; birth at <37 weeks' gestation) exists, poorly explained by Individual-level factors. This research explores whether neighborhood crime contributes to the racial disparity in PTB...
  31. ncbi request reprint Effects of racial density and income incongruity on pregnancy outcomes in less segregated communities
    Lisa C Vinikoor
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Soc Sci Med 66:255-9. 2008
    ....
  32. pmc The development of a standardized neighborhood deprivation index
    Lynne C Messer
    Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Urban Health 83:1041-62. 2006
    ....

Research Grants4

  1. Socio-Environmental Influences on Nutrition and Obesity
    Barbara Laraia; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. Neighborhood Effects on Weight Change and Diabetes Risk Factors
    Barbara Laraia; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We will identify modifiable individual- and neighborhood-level factors that may have public health program and policy implications. ..
  3. Neighborhood Effects on Weight Change and Diabetes Risk Factors
    Barbara A Laraia; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will identify modifiable individual- and neighborhood-level factors that may have public health program and policy implications. ..