Kinesiology and Public Health Department faculty research varies, from physiology to nutrition to epidemiology, to public health programming, to adaptive technologies for persons with physical challenges and more. They regularly publish in academic journals and present at domestic and international conferences.

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Submissions from 2021

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Associations between Maternal Technology Use, Perceptions of Infant Temperament, and Indicators of Mother-to-Infant Attachment Quality, Shawnee Alvarez Guitierrez and Alison K. Ventura

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Effect of Prenatal Lifestyle Intervention on Maternal Postpartum Weight Retention and Child Body MassIndex z-score at 36 Months, Suzanne Phelan, Chantelle N. Hart, Elissa Jelalian, Karen Muñoz-Christian, Noemi Alarcon, Angelica McHugh, Alison K. Ventura, and Rena R. Wing

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Promoting Responsive Bottle-Feeding Within WIC: Evaluation of a Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Approach, Alison K. Ventura, Karina Silva Garcia, Martha Meza, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Catherine E. Martinez, and Shannon E. Whaley

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Mother–infant Interactions and Infant Intake during Breastfeeding Versus Bottle-feeding Expressed Breast Milk, Alison K. Ventura, Megan Hupp, and Joseph Lavond

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WIC Participants' Perceptions of COVID-19-Related Changes to WIC Recertification and Service Delivery, Alison K. Ventura, Catherine E. Martinez, and Shannon E. Whaley

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Maternal Diet During Pregnancy and Lactation and Child Food Preferences, Dietary Patterns, and Weight Outcomes: A Review of Recent Research, Alison K. Ventura, Suzanne Phelan, and Karina Silva Garcia

Submissions from 2020

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A Qualitative Study of Breastfeeding and Formula-Feeding Mothers’ Perceptions of and Experiences in WIC, Rebeca Almeida, Shawnee Alvarez Gutierrez, Shannon E. Whaley, and Alison K. Ventura

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Potential Overfeeding among Formula Fed Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children Participants and Associated Factors, Christopher E. Anderson, Catherine E. Martinez, Alison K. Ventura, and Shannon E. Whaley

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Biography of Leann L Birch, PhD, 25 June 1946 – 26 May 2019, Stephani Anzman-Frasca, Kirsten K. Davison, Jennifer O. Fisher, Lori A. Francis, Susan L. Johnson, Justin A. Lavner, Ian M. Paul, Alison K. Ventura, and Jennifer S. Savage

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Positive Parenting Approaches and Their Association with Child Eating and Weight: A Narrative Review from Infancy to Adolescence, Katherine N. Balantekin, Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, Lori A. Francis, Alison K. Ventura, Jennifer O. Fisher, and Susan L. Johnson

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Development and Validation of the Maternal Distraction Questionnaire, Alison K. Ventura, Megan Hupp, Shawnee Alvarez Gutierrez, and Rebeca Almeida

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Associations Between Variations in Breast Anatomy and Early Breastfeeding Challenges, Alison K. Ventura, Brittany Lore, and Olga Mireles

Submissions from 2019

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Maternal Diet during Lactation and Breast-feeding Practices have Synergistic Association with Child Diet at 6 Years, Jacob P. Beckerman, Emily Slade, and Alison K. Ventura

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Effects of Varying Doses of Oral Bisphenol A Consumption on Type 2 Diabetes Risk Markers in Healthy Adults, Todd Hagobian, Alyssa Bird, Sean Stanelle, Dana Williams, Andrew Schaffner, and Suzanne Phelan

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Dataset for Pilot Randomized Trial to Reduce Urinary Bisphenols in Women With Obesity, Todd Hagobian, Zoe Delli-Bovi, Adrian Mercado, Alyssa Bird, Megan Guy, and Suzanne Phelan

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Maternal Digital Media Use during Infant Feeding and the Quality of Feeding Interactions, Alison K. Ventura, Jordyn Levy, and Sierra Sheeper

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Exploring Correlates of Infant Clarity of Cues During Early Feeding Interactions, Alison K. Ventura, Sierra Sheeper, and Jordyn Levy

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Predictors of Resilience Among Infants at Risk for Rapid Weight Gain, Alison K. Ventura and Kristen Thompson

Submissions from 2018

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Promoting Healthy Food Preferences from the Start: A Narrative Review of Food Preference learning from the Prenatal Period through Early Childhood, S. Anzman-Frasca, Alison K. Ventura, S. Ehrenberg, and K. P. Myers

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More Rapid Increase in BMI from Age 5–15 is Associated with Elevated Weight Status at Age 24 among Non-Hispanic White Females, Katherine N. Balantekin, Emily E. Hohman, Elizabeth L. Adams, Michele E. Marini, Alison K. Ventura, Leann L. Birch, and Jennifer S. Savage

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Prevalence and Correlates of Overweight and Obesity among Preschool-Aged Children in San Luis Obispo County, 2006-2014, Kristine Z. Jankovitz, Alison K. Ventura, Trevor M. Curry, Victoria B. Howarth, Caitlin C. Moran, Robin M. Mertens, Leland A. Bailey, Kristen Thompson, and Karen McGaughey

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‘Ripple’ Effect on Infant zBMI Trajectory of an Internet-based Weight Loss Program for Low-income Postpartum Women, S. Phelan, T. A. Hagobian, A. Ventura, A. Brannen, K. Erickson-Hatley, A. Schaffner, K. Muñoz-Christian, S. Mercado, and D. F. Tate

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Effects of Opaque, Weighted Bottles on Maternal Sensitivity and Infant Intake, Alison K. Ventura and Alexandra Hernandez