Ross Brownson

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Affiliation: Washington University School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based interventions to promote physical activity: what contributes to dissemination by state health departments
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    Am J Prev Med 33:S66-73; quiz S74-8. 2007
  2. pmc Developing competencies for training practitioners in evidence-based cancer control
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center in St Louis, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Department of Surgery and Alvin J Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Cancer Educ 24:186-93. 2009
  3. pmc Tools for implementing an evidence-based approach in public health practice
    Julie A Jacobs
    Prevention Research Center in St Louis, Brown School, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:E116. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Understanding administrative evidence-based practices: findings from a survey of local health department leaders
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center in St Louis, Brown School, St Louis, Missouri Division of Public Health Sciences and Alvin J Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri Electronic address
    Am J Prev Med 46:49-57. 2014
  5. doi request reprint Designing for dissemination among public health researchers: findings from a national survey in the United States
    Ross C Brownson
    Washington University in St Louis, 621 Skinker Boulevard, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Am J Public Health 103:1693-9. 2013
  6. pmc A mixed methods multiple case study of implementation as usual in children's social service organizations: study protocol
    Byron J Powell
    Brown School, Washington University in St, Louis, Campus Box 1196, One Brookings Drive, St, Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Implement Sci 8:92. 2013
  7. pmc Developing the next generation of dissemination and implementation researchers: insights from initial trainees
    Katherine A Stamatakis
    Division of Public Health Sciences and Alvin J, Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine, Washington University in St, Louis, St, Louis, MO, USA
    Implement Sci 8:29. 2013
  8. pmc The U.S. training institute for dissemination and implementation research in health
    Helen I Meissner
    Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Implement Sci 8:12. 2013
  9. pmc Advancing the application, quality and harmonization of implementation science measures
    Borsika A Rabin
    CRN Cancer Communication Research Center, Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Implement Sci 7:119. 2012
  10. pmc Measurement properties of a novel survey to assess stages of organizational readiness for evidence-based interventions in community chronic disease prevention settings
    Katherine A Stamatakis
    Division of Public Health Sciences and Alvin J, Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St, Louis, MO, USA
    Implement Sci 7:65. 2012

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Publications79

  1. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based interventions to promote physical activity: what contributes to dissemination by state health departments
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    Am J Prev Med 33:S66-73; quiz S74-8. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to better understand the dissemination of physical activity interventions across the United States, focusing particularly on evidence-based guidelines...
  2. pmc Developing competencies for training practitioners in evidence-based cancer control
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center in St Louis, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Department of Surgery and Alvin J Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Cancer Educ 24:186-93. 2009
    ..Competency-based education allows public health departments to better develop a workforce aimed at conducting evidence-based control cancer...
  3. pmc Tools for implementing an evidence-based approach in public health practice
    Julie A Jacobs
    Prevention Research Center in St Louis, Brown School, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:E116. 2012
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Understanding administrative evidence-based practices: findings from a survey of local health department leaders
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center in St Louis, Brown School, St Louis, Missouri Division of Public Health Sciences and Alvin J Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri Electronic address
    Am J Prev Med 46:49-57. 2014
    ..There are sparse data showing the extent to which evidence-based public health is occurring among local health departments...
  5. doi request reprint Designing for dissemination among public health researchers: findings from a national survey in the United States
    Ross C Brownson
    Washington University in St Louis, 621 Skinker Boulevard, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Am J Public Health 103:1693-9. 2013
    ..We have described the practice of designing for dissemination among researchers in the United States with the intent of identifying gaps and areas for improvement...
  6. pmc A mixed methods multiple case study of implementation as usual in children's social service organizations: study protocol
    Byron J Powell
    Brown School, Washington University in St, Louis, Campus Box 1196, One Brookings Drive, St, Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Implement Sci 8:92. 2013
    ....
  7. pmc Developing the next generation of dissemination and implementation researchers: insights from initial trainees
    Katherine A Stamatakis
    Division of Public Health Sciences and Alvin J, Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine, Washington University in St, Louis, St, Louis, MO, USA
    Implement Sci 8:29. 2013
    ..A cohort of early-stage investigators (ESI) recently involved in an implementation research training program provided a resource for formative data in identifying needs and solutions around career development...
  8. pmc The U.S. training institute for dissemination and implementation research in health
    Helen I Meissner
    Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Implement Sci 8:12. 2013
    ....
  9. pmc Advancing the application, quality and harmonization of implementation science measures
    Borsika A Rabin
    CRN Cancer Communication Research Center, Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Implement Sci 7:119. 2012
    ..However, there has been little standardization of measures or agreement on definitions of constructs across different studies, fields, authors, or research groups...
  10. pmc Measurement properties of a novel survey to assess stages of organizational readiness for evidence-based interventions in community chronic disease prevention settings
    Katherine A Stamatakis
    Division of Public Health Sciences and Alvin J, Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St, Louis, MO, USA
    Implement Sci 7:65. 2012
    ..In order to develop and evaluate implementation strategies that are tailored to the appropriate level of capacity, there is a need for an easy-to-administer tool to stage organizational readiness for EBIs...
  11. doi request reprint Lessons from a mixed-methods approach to evaluating Active Living by Design
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center in St Louis, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Am J Prev Med 43:S271-80. 2012
    ..Beginning in 2003, Active Living by Design (ALbD) established innovative approaches across 25 communities to increase physical activity through community design, public policies, programming, and communication strategies...
  12. doi request reprint Fostering more-effective public health by identifying administrative evidence-based practices: a review of the literature
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center in St Louis, Brown School, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Am J Prev Med 43:309-19. 2012
    ..e., agency-level structures and activities that are positively associated with performance measures)...
  13. pmc A survey tool for measuring evidence-based decision making capacity in public health agencies
    Julie A Jacobs
    Prevention Research Center in St, Louis, Brown School, Washington University in St Louis, MO, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:57. 2012
    ..Public health agencies serve a wide range of populations with varying levels of resources. Our survey tool allows an individual agency to collect data that reflects its unique workforce...
  14. pmc Individual and setting level predictors of the implementation of a skin cancer prevention program: a multilevel analysis
    Borsika A Rabin
    Cancer Research Network Cancer Communication Research Center, Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, P, O, Box 378066, Denver, CO 80237 8066, USA
    Implement Sci 5:40. 2010
    ..This study assessed the relative contributions of individual- and setting-level characteristics to implementation of a widely disseminated skin cancer prevention program...
  15. pmc Understanding evidence-based public health policy
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center in St Louis, The George Warren Brown School of Social Work, MO, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:1576-83. 2009
    ..Actions to further evidence-based policy include preparing and communicating data more effectively, using existing analytic tools more effectively, conducting policy surveillance, and tracking outcomes with different types of evidence...
  16. pmc Translating epidemiology into policy to prevent childhood obesity: the case for promoting physical activity in school settings
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center in St Louis, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 20:436-44. 2010
    ..The issues described in this case study provide leverage points for practitioners, policy makers, and researchers as they seek to translate epidemiology to policy...
  17. doi request reprint Bridging the gap: translating research into policy and practice
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center in St Louis, George Warren Brown School of Social, Washington University in St Louis, 660 S Euclid, Campus Box 8109, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Prev Med 49:313-5. 2009
    ..The most effective strategies to bridge the gap between research and practice, will have at their heart, effective academic-practice-policy maker partnerships...
  18. pmc Measuring the impact of public health policy
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center in St Louis, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St Louis, 660 S Euclid, Campus Box 8109, Saint Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 7:A77. 2010
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Evidence-based public health: a fundamental concept for public health practice
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 30:175-201. 2009
    ..Challenges and opportunities (e.g., political issues, training needs) for disseminating EBPH are reviewed. The concepts of EBPH outlined in this article hold promise to better bridge evidence and practice...
  20. pmc Measuring the built environment for physical activity: state of the science
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center in St Louis, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Am J Prev Med 36:S99-123.e12. 2009
    ..In particular, further research is needed to improve the technical quality of measures, understand the relevance to various population groups, and understand the utility of measures for science and public health...
  21. pmc Communicating evidence-based information on cancer prevention to state-level policy makers
    Ross C Brownson
    Alvin J Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 103:306-16. 2011
    ..We explored factors that influence the likelihood that state-level policy makers will find a policy brief understandable, credible, and useful...
  22. ncbi request reprint An analysis of state legislation on community trails
    Amy Eyler
    Prevention Research Center, Washington University in St Louis, MO, USA
    J Phys Act Health 7:S40-7. 2010
    ..The purpose of this article is to describe state legislation related to community trails, to analyze legislation content, and to evaluate legislation on inclusion of evidence-informed elements...
  23. ncbi request reprint Translating research into practice: using concept mapping to determine locally relevant intervention strategies to increase physical activity
    Cheryl M Kelly
    Transtria, LLC, 3525 Watson Rd, Ste R, St Louis, MO 63139, USA
    Eval Program Plann 30:282-93. 2007
    ..To translate intervention strategies to increase physical activity interventions recommended by the Community Guide for higher and lower income African-American adults living in an urban, Midwestern community...
  24. ncbi request reprint Understanding policies and physical activity: frontiers of knowledge to improve population health
    Amy Eyler
    Prevention Research Center, Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Phys Act Health 7:S9-12. 2010
    ..Recommendations for future work in this area include enhancing transdisciplinary collaborations, raising the priority of policy evaluation, studying policies at all levels, and emphasizing dissemination of findings...
  25. pmc Developer and realtor perspectives on factors that influence development, sale, and perceived demand for activity-friendly communities
    Cheryl Carnoske
    Prevention Research Center, Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Phys Act Health 7:S48-59. 2010
    ....
  26. pmc Patterns and predictors of enactment of state childhood obesity legislation in the United States: 2006-2009
    Amy A Eyler
    George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:2294-302. 2012
    ..We developed a content review for state policies related to childhood obesity, and we have quantitatively described the predictors of enactment...
  27. pmc Assessing physical activity in public parks in Brazil using systematic observation
    Diana C Parra
    Washington University in St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:1420-6. 2010
    ..We assessed park use in Recife, Brazil, and differences in physical activity and occupation rates in public parks with and without the Academia da Cidade Program (ACP), which provides cost-free, supervised physical activity classes...
  28. pmc Dissemination of effective physical activity interventions: are we applying the evidence?
    Paula Ballew
    Prevention Research Center in St Louis, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St Louis, 660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8109, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Health Educ Res 25:185-98. 2010
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Preventing childhood obesity through state policy: qualitative assessment of enablers and barriers
    Elizabeth A Dodson
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Public Health Policy 30:S161-76. 2009
    ..Although the total number of informants was modest, their valuable insights provide policymakers and practitioners with a set of enablers and barriers to be considered when pursuing state-level policy...
  30. doi request reprint Use of evidence-based interventions in state health departments: a qualitative assessment of barriers and solutions
    Elizabeth A Dodson
    George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Prevention Research Center in St Louis, Washington University, 660 S Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8109, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 16:E9-E15. 2010
    ..Specifically, it identified barriers to using EBDM commonly faced by state-level chronic disease practitioners and solutions for increasing the use of EBDM...
  31. doi request reprint Examination of trends and evidence-based elements in state physical education legislation: a content analysis
    Amy A Eyler
    George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Sch Health 80:326-32. 2010
    ..To develop a comprehensive inventory of state physical education (PE) legislation, examine trends in bill introduction, and compare bill factors...
  32. pmc Surveillance of obesity-related policies in multiple environments: the Missouri Obesity, Nutrition, and Activity Policy Database, 2007-2009
    Debra Haire-Joshu
    Center for Obesity Prevention and Policy Research, George Warren Brown School of Social Work and School of Medicine, Washington University in St Louis, 660 S Euclid, Campus Box 8109, Saint Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 7:A80. 2010
    ..The database is organized to reflect 7 local environments (government, community, health care, worksite, school, after school, and child care) and to describe the prevalence of obesity-related policies in these environments...
  33. ncbi request reprint Communicating prevention messages to policy makers: the role of stories in promoting physical activity
    Katherine A Stamatakis
    Dept of Surgery and Alvin J Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Phys Act Health 7:S99-107. 2010
    ..To improve the translation of evidence into policy, researchers and public health practitioners need to consider new ways for communicating health promoting messages to state and local policymakers...
  34. doi request reprint Household motor vehicle use and weight status among Colombian adults: are we driving our way towards obesity?
    Diana C Parra
    Fundación FES Social, División de salud, Carrera 7 No 73 55 oficina 1202, Bogota, Colombia
    Prev Med 49:179-83. 2009
    ..To determine the associations between household motor vehicle ownership and weight status among Colombian adults...
  35. doi request reprint Physical activity and diabetes: opportunities for prevention through policy
    Anjali D Deshpande
    Division of Health Behavior Research, Washington University School of Medicine, 4444 Forest Park Ave, Box 8504, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
    Phys Ther 88:1425-35. 2008
    ..Policy interventions to increase population levels of physical activity show promise for diabetes prevention. Physical therapists are uniquely suited to influence primary prevention efforts for diabetes...
  36. doi request reprint Improving the public health workforce: evaluation of a training course to enhance evidence-based decision making
    Mariah Dreisinger
    School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Ave, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 14:138-43. 2008
    ..These data suggest the importance of professional training opportunities in EBPH for public health practitioners. Future endeavors should focus on overcoming the barriers to the dissemination of EBPH...
  37. pmc Measuring the environment for friendliness toward physical activity: a comparison of the reliability of 3 questionnaires
    Ross C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:473-83. 2004
    ..We tested the reliability of 3 instruments that assessed social and physical environments...
  38. ncbi request reprint Barriers to physical activity among women in the rural midwest
    Thearis Osuji
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Women Health 44:41-55. 2006
    ..These findings may be used to tailor physical activity interventions to women in rural communities...
  39. ncbi request reprint Opportunities for integrating public health and urban planning approaches to promote active community environments
    Christine M Hoehner
    Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, Missouri, 3545 Lafayette Ave, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Health Promot 18:14-20. 2003
    ..By collaborating to build synergism in research and dissemination, public health and urban planning professionals can enhance efforts to increase the number of communities that promote active living...
  40. pmc The use of mentoring programs to improve energy balance behaviors in high-risk children
    Debra Haire-Joshu
    Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:S75-83. 2010
    ..Further, work is needed to evaluate the impact of family-focused multicomponent interventions, including computer-tailored approaches, directed toward both the parent and the child...
  41. doi request reprint Perceived and objective neighborhood environment attributes and health related quality of life among the elderly in Bogotá, Colombia
    Diana C Parra
    Washington University in St Louis, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Prevention Research Center in St Louis, St Louis, MO, USA
    Soc Sci Med 70:1070-6. 2010
    ..Objective and perceived neighborhood characteristics could provide insight into potential interventions among older adults from rapidly urbanizing settings in Latin America...
  42. ncbi request reprint A community-based approach to promoting walking in rural areas
    Ross C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:28-34. 2004
    ..Ecologic models are often recommended to promote physical activity, yet sparse data exist on their effectiveness...
  43. ncbi request reprint Built environment attributes and walking patterns among the elderly population in Bogotá
    Luis F Gomez
    Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Am J Prev Med 38:592-9. 2010
    ..There is increasing evidence that the built environment has an influence on physical activity; however, little is known about this relationship in developing countries...
  44. ncbi request reprint Shaping the context of health: a review of environmental and policy approaches in the prevention of chronic diseases
    Ross C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 27:341-70. 2006
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Methodologic challenges in disseminating evidence-based interventions to promote physical activity
    Borsika A Rabin
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:S24-34. 2006
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Perceived and objective environmental measures and physical activity among urban adults
    Christine M Hoehner
    Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:105-16. 2005
    ..However, few studies have simultaneously assessed perceptions and objectively measured environmental factors and their relative association with transportation or recreational physical activity...
  47. ncbi request reprint Environmental correlates of physical activity among individuals with diabetes in the rural midwest
    Anjali D Deshpande
    Department of Community Health, Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, Suite 300, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:1012-8. 2005
    ..To determine the relationship between physical and social environment attributes and levels of physical activity in a population-based sample of diabetic individuals living in rural areas...
  48. ncbi request reprint Teaching evidence-based public health to public health practitioners
    Margret A O'Neall
    Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 15:540-4. 2005
    ..The increasing technical sophistication of public health problems and approaches emphasizes the importance for an evidence-based approach to developing policy and interventions...
  49. doi request reprint Bridging research and practice through competency-based public health education
    Darcell P Scharff
    School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Ave, Salus Center, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 14:131-7. 2008
    ..Graduate students will thus be effectively prepared to respond to the changing demands of the field of public health...
  50. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of walking for physical activity in the United States
    Amy A Eyler
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:1529-36. 2003
    ..S. Physical Activity Study. Correlates of walking among people who never walk for physical activity, those who walk regularly, and people who walk occasionally were compared...
  51. ncbi request reprint Policies related to active transport to and from school: a multisite case study
    Amy A Eyler
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Health Educ Res 23:963-75. 2008
    ..Stakeholders need to work together to stimulate action and ensure successful initiatives. Influential factors appear to be important to this process...
  52. ncbi request reprint Improving dietary behavior in African Americans: the Parents As Teachers High 5, Low Fat Program
    Debra Haire-Joshu
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Prev Med 36:684-91. 2003
    ..The High 5, Low Fat Program (H5LF) for African American parents was developed in partnership with the Parents As Teachers program, and was designed to test a dietary intervention appropriate for national adoption...
  53. ncbi request reprint Correlates of fat intake among urban, low income African Americans
    Amy A Eyler
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Health Behav 28:410-7. 2004
    ..To test a dietary intervention for high risk African American adults with small children...
  54. ncbi request reprint Environmental and policy approaches for promoting physical activity in the United States: a research agenda
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO 63104, USA
    J Phys Act Health 5:488-503. 2008
    ....
  55. doi request reprint Preventing childhood obesity through state policy. Predictors of bill enactment
    Tegan K Boehmer
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:333-40. 2008
    ..Using a policy research framework, this study sought to identify factors that predict successful enactment of childhood obesity prevention in all 50 states...
  56. ncbi request reprint Examining the role of training in evidence-based public health: a qualitative study
    Elizabeth A Baker
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Health Promot Pract 10:342-8. 2009
    ..However, participants emphasize that factors external to the course influence their ability to engage in the EBPH process they learned...
  57. ncbi request reprint Process evaluation of a monitoring log system for community coalition activities: five-year results and lessons learned
    Maria L Chalmers
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, Prevention Research Center, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Health Promot 17:190-6. 2003
    ..This article describes a process evaluation of a monitoring and feedback system for community coalitions targeting chronic disease risk reduction...
  58. ncbi request reprint Indicators of activity-friendly communities: an evidence-based consensus process
    Laura K Brennan Ramirez
    Transtria LLC, St Louis, Missouri 63139, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:515-24. 2006
    ..Investigators used a systematic review process to identify key indicators of activity-friendly communities that can assess and improve opportunities for regular physical activity...
  59. pmc Patterns of childhood obesity prevention legislation in the United States
    Tegan K Boehmer
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A56. 2007
    ..This study identified and described state-level childhood obesity prevention legislation introduced and adopted from 2003 through 2005 and attempted to identify regional geographic patterns of introduced legislation...
  60. ncbi request reprint Linking perceptions of the community to behavior: are protective social factors associated with physical activity?
    Laura K Brennan
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University, School of Public Health, St Louis, Missouri 63104 1314, USA
    Health Educ Behav 30:740-55. 2003
    ..Additional analyses indicated that greater perceived PSFs were associated with meeting these recommendations among Whites but not among African Americans...
  61. ncbi request reprint How reliably do community members audit the neighborhood environment for its support of physical activity? Implications for participatory research
    Christine M Hoehner
    Department of Community Health, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 12:270-7. 2006
    ..60). With some formal training, this audit tool may be useful for advocacy and participatory research to assess the activity friendliness of neighborhood environments...
  62. ncbi request reprint Commentary: what contributes to a successful career in epidemiology in the United States?
    Ross C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:60-7. 2002
    ..These findings may be useful in training and career planning among aspiring epidemiologists and for educational policy development among organizations promoting training and mentoring...
  63. ncbi request reprint Effects of smoking restrictions in the workplace
    Ross C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri 63108 3342, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 23:333-48. 2002
    ....
  64. doi request reprint Physical activity interventions in Latin America: a systematic review
    Christine M Hoehner
    Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:224-233. 2008
    ....
  65. pmc Barriers to evidence-based decision making in public health: a national survey of chronic disease practitioners
    Julie A Jacobs
    Prevention Research Center in St Louis, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO, USA
    Public Health Rep 125:736-42. 2010
    ..This study investigated state and territorial chronic disease practitioners' self-reported barriers to evidence-based decision making (EBDM)...
  66. ncbi request reprint Physical activity interventions in Latin America: what value might be added by including conference abstracts in a literature review?
    Christine Hoehner
    Alvin J Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO
    J Phys Act Health 7:S265-78. 2010
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Worksite policies and environments supporting physical activity in midwestern communities
    Elizabeth A Dodson
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health Community Health, Prevention Research Center, Department of Community Health, 3545 Lafayette Ave, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Health Promot 23:51-5. 2008
    ..To examine the association of worksite policies and environments to physical activity...
  68. ncbi request reprint Training practitioners in evidence-based chronic disease prevention for global health
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, USA
    Promot Educ 14:159-63. 2007
    ..To take full advantage of new technology and tools and to combat new health challenges, public health practitioners must continually improve their skills...
  69. ncbi request reprint Integrating adult learning principles into training for public health practice
    Rebecca L Bryan
    Health Communication Laboratory at the School of Public Health at Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    Health Promot Pract 10:557-63. 2009
    ..Training guided by these principles should facilitate adult learning, collaborative efforts, and mutual respect between agencies, practitioners, and community partners...
  70. pmc The effect of disseminating evidence-based interventions that promote physical activity to health departments
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1900-7. 2007
    ..We explored the effect of disseminating evidence-based guidelines that promote physical activity on US health department organizational practices in the United States...
  71. doi request reprint A glossary for dissemination and implementation research in health
    Borsika A Rabin
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Ave, Salus Center 475, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 14:117-23. 2008
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint Active neighborhood checklist: a user-friendly and reliable tool for assessing activity friendliness
    Christine M Hoehner
    Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63014, USA
    Am J Health Promot 21:534-7. 2007
    ..To test the reliability of the Active Neighborhood Checklist (the Checklist), a user-friendly audit tool for assessing neighborhood environmental supports for physical activity...
  73. ncbi request reprint Recognition of childhood overweight during health supervision visits: Does BMI help pediatricians?
    Sarah E Barlow
    Department of Pediatrics, Saint Louis University, 1465 South Grand Boulevard, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:225-32. 2007
    ..To assess, in diverse pediatric practices, the frequency of overweight/obesity (OW/OB) identification during health supervision visits and its association with BMI curve use...
  74. ncbi request reprint Assembling the puzzle for promoting physical activity in Brazil: a social network analysis
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center in St Louis, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Phys Act Health 7:S242-52. 2010
    ..In conjunction with Project GUIA (Guide for Useful Interventions for Physical Activity in Brazil and Latin America), the aim of this study was to conduct a social network analysis of physical activity in Brazil...
  75. ncbi request reprint Researchers and policymakers: travelers in parallel universes
    Ross C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Am J Prev Med 30:164-72. 2006
    ..Scientists are obligated not only to discover new knowledge but also to ensure that discoveries are applied to improve health...
  76. pmc High 5 for Kids: the impact of a home visiting program on fruit and vegetable intake of parents and their preschool children
    Debra Haire-Joshu
    Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    Prev Med 47:77-82. 2008
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  77. ncbi request reprint A multilevel ecological approach to promoting walking in rural communities
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, Salus Center Room 469, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Prev Med 41:837-42. 2005
    ..This study's purpose was to determine whether a multilevel community intervention affected rates of moderate physical activity, in particular walking...
  78. ncbi request reprint Children's physical activity: using accelerometers to validate a parent proxy record
    Julie M Bender
    Transtria, LLC, St Louis, MO 63139, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 37:1409-13. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to validate a parent proxy record of children's physical activity with CSA Model 7164 accelerometers...
  79. pmc Perceptions of neighborhood environment for physical activity: is it "who you are" or "where you live"?
    Sarah E Boslaugh
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    J Urban Health 81:671-81. 2004
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Research Grants2

  1. Altering Dietary Patterns in Preschool Children
    Ross Brownson; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..We will build upon our longstanding and successful partnership with Parents As Teachers, a national parent education agency that will disseminate H5-Kids through over 2000 PAT-affiliated sites across all 50 states. ..
  2. Cancer Control Dissemination Research Among State-Level Policy Makers
    Ross Brownson; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Upon completion, our study will provide policy-relevant dissemination strategies that can be adapted to other settings and risk factors. ..