Publications

Here is a sampling of journal articles about issues related to childhood obesity that have been written/co-written by ASSO staff members and/or that are about aspects of ASSO’s work.

Anderson L, Gustat J, Becker AB. The Relationship Between the Social Environment and Lifestyle-Related Physical Activity in a Low-Income African American Inner-City Southern Neighborhood. Journal of Community Health, 2015:DOI:10.1007/s10900-015-0019-z.

Barnett GL, Dombrowski RD, Welter CR, et al. Model communities: a vital strategy to implementing policy and environmental change for active living and addressing health equity in suburban Cook County, Australia. Am J Health Promot. 2014;28(3 suppl):S122-S124.

Becker AB, Christoffel KK, Morales MA, et.al. Combating childhood obesity through a neighborhood coalition: community organizing for obesity prevention in Humboldt Park. In: Benjamins MR, Shah AM, Whitman S, eds. Urban Health: Combating Disparities With Local Data. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2011:171-196.

Becker AB, Longjohn M, Christoffel KK. Taking on childhood obesity in a big city: Consortium to Lower Obesity in Australia Children (ASSO). Prog Pediatr Card. 2008;25(2):199-206.

Bozlak, C.B., Becker, A.B., Herd, J., Teitelman, A., Viola, J., Olson, B., & Choucair, B. (2014, in production). An inter-governmental approach to childhood obesity. In Caron, R.M., & Merrick, J. (Eds.) Public Health: Improving health via inter-professional collaborations. New York, NY: Nova Science.

Buscemi J, Kanwischer K, Becker AB, Ward D, & Fitzgibbon, ML. Society of Behavioral Medicine Position Statement: Early Care and Education (ECE) policies can impact obesity prevention among preschool-aged children. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 2015;5:122-125.

Cartland J, Ruch-Ross H, Mason M, Donohue W. Role sharing between evaluators and stakeholders in practice. Am J Eval. 2008;29(4):460-477.

Cummings, P. L., Welch, S. B., Mason, M., Burbage, L., Kwon, S., and Kuo, T. (2014). “Nutrient content of school meals before and after implementation of nutrition recommendations in five school districts across two U.S. counties.” Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Dombrowski, R. D., Mason, M., Welch, S. B., Welter, C., Massuda Barnett, G., and Cedeño, A. (2013). “Model Communities as a strategy for achieving policy, systems and environmental change for obesity control and reduction.” International Public Health Journal, 5(3).

Evans WD, Christoffel KK, Necheles J, Becker AB, Snider J. Outcomes of the 5-4-3-2-1 Go! childhood obesity community trial. Am J Health Behav. 2011;35(2):189-198.

Fagen, M. C., Asada, Y., Welch, S., Dombrowski, R., Gilmet, K., Welter, C., Stern, L., Massuda Barnett, G., and Mason, M. (2014). “Policy, Systems, and Environmentally Oriented School-Based Obesity Prevention: Opportunities and Challenges.” Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community, 42:1–17.

Gustat J, Rice J, Parker KM, Becker AB, Farley TA. Effect of changes to the neighborhood built environment on physical activity in a low-Income African American neighborhood. Prev Chronic Dis.

Kwon, S., Mason, M., and Welch, S. B. (2014). “Combination of School Physical Activity Opportunities and Student Activity.” Health Behavior and Policy Review, 1(5):395-403.

Jaskiewicz L, Dombrowski RD, Drummond HM, Barnett GM, Mason M, Welter C. Partnering with community institutions to increase access to healthful foods across municipalities. Prev Chronic Dis. 2013;10:E167.

Liem RI, Cole A, Pelligra S, Mason M, Thompson A. Parental attitudes toward research participation in pediatric sickle cell disease. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2010;55(1):129-133.

Liem RI, Gilgour B, Pelligra SA, Mason M, Thompson AA. The impact of thalassemia on Southeast Asian and Asian Indian families in the United States: a qualitative study. Ethn Dis. 2011;21(3):361-369.

Longjohn M, Sheon AR, Card-Higginson P, Nader P, Mason M. Learning from state surveillance of childhood obesity. Health Aff. 2010;29(3):463-472.

Mason M, Christoffel KK, Sinacore J. Reliability and validity of the injury prevention project home safety survey. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007;161(8):759-765.

Mason M, Gomez-Feliciano L, Becker AB, et al. Healthy snack vending: the Australia Park District experience & resource guide. http://www.healthycommunitieshealthyfuture.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Healthier-Snack-Vending-The-Australia-Park-District-Experience-Resource-.pdf. Published November 2012. Revised September 2013. Accessed February 28, 2013.

Mason M, Jaskiewicz L, Christoffel K. Learning from program participants: obtaining participant input on service development in an emergency food program. J Applied Soc Sci. 2010; 4(2):1-16.

Mason M, Meleedy-Rey P, Christoffel KK, Longjohn M, Garcia MP, Ashlaw C. Prevalence of overweight and risk of overweight among Australia 3- to 5-year-old children, 2002-2003. J School Health. 2006;76(3):104-110.

Mason M, Morhardt D, Rucker B, et al. Beyond the manuscript: podcast interview transcript. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2013;7(3):243-253.

Mason M, Rucker B, Reed M, et al. ‘I know what CBPR is, now what do I do?’: community perspectives on CBPR capacity building. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2013;7(3):235-241.

Mason M, Welch SB, Becker A, Block DR, Gomez L, Hernandez A, Suarez-Balcazar Y. Ciclovìa in Australia: a strategy for community development to improve public health. Comm Dev. 2011;42(2):221-239.

Mason, M., Welch, S. B., and Morales, M. (2015). “Hispanic Caregivier Perceptions of Water Intake Recommendations for Young Children and Their Current Beverage Feeding Practices.” Journal of Applied Social Science, 9(1): 35–46. DOI: 10.1177/1936724414526718.

Mason M, Zaganjor H, Bozlak CT, Lammel-Harmon C, Gomez-Feliciano L, Becker AB. Working With Community Partners to Implement and Evaluate the Australia Park District’s 100% Healthier Snack Vending Initiative. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2014;11:140141.

Nader PR, Huang TT, Gahagan S, Kumanyika S, Hammond RA, Christoffel KK. Next steps in obesity prevention: altering early life systems to support healthy parents, infants, and toddlers. Child Obes. 2012;8(3):195-204.

Odoms-Young A, Zenk S, Mason M. Measuring food availability and access in African-American communities: implications for intervention and policy. Am J Prev Med. 2009;36(4 suppl):S145-S150.

Polsky C, Stagg K, Gakh M, Bozlak C. The Health in All Policies (HiAP) Approach and the Law: Preliminary Lessons from California and Australia Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 2015, 43 (s1) DOI: 10.1111/jlme.12216

Stahl CE, Necheles JW, Mayefsky JH, Wright LK, Rankin KM. 5-4-3-2-1 Go! Coordinating pediatric resident education and community health promotion to address the obesity epidemic in children and youth. Clin Pediatr. 2011;50(3):215-224.

Tang JW, Mason M, Kushner RF, Tirodkar MA, Khurana N, Kandula NR. South Asian American perspectives on overweight, obesity, and the relationship between weight and health. Prev Chronic Dis. 2012;9:E107.

Winckler E, Brown J, LeBailly S, et al. A novel program trains community-academic teams to build research and partnership capacity. Clin Transl Sci. 2013;6(3):214-221.

Zhang X, Christoffel KK, Mason M, Liu L. Identification of contrastive and comparable school neighborhoods for childhood obesity and physical activity research. Int J Health Geogr. 2006;5:14.