We publish research on interventions that improve childhood health, grounded in whole-of-community approaches and systems theory. We strive to advance the fields of obesity prevention and community health and actively pursue opportunities to share ChildObesity180’s research findings in peer-reviewed scientific publications. Our work has been published in high-impact journals like Obesity, American Journal of Public Health, Preventing Chronic Disease, and Childhood Obesity.
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Moore, T.R., Pachucki, M.C., Hennessy, E. & Econmos, C.D. Tracing coalition changes in knowledge in and engagement with childhood obesity prevention to improve intervention implementation. BMC Public Health 22, 1838 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-14208-3
Calancie, L., Nappi, D., Appel, J., Hennessy, E., Korn, A. R., Mitchell, J., Patrick, A., Werner, K., & Economos, C. D. (2022). Implementing and Evaluating a Stakeholder-Driven Community Diffusion-Informed Early Childhood Intervention to Prevent Obesity, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, 2018-2020. Preventing chronic disease, 19, E03. https://doi.org/10.5888/pcd19.210181
Calancie, L., Fullerton, K., Appel, J. M., Korn, A. R., Hennessy, E., Hovmand, P., & Economos, C. D. (2022). Implementing Group Model Building With the Shape Up Under 5 Community Committee Working to Prevent Early Childhood Obesity in Somerville, Massachusetts. Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP, 28(1), E43–E55. https://doi.org/10.1097/PHH.0000000000001213
Korn A.R., Appel J.M., Hammond R.A., Hennessy E., Mâsse L.C., Must A., Economos C.D. (2021). Validation and Refinement of the Stakeholder-driven Community Diffusion Survey for Childhood Obesity Prevention Implementation Science 16, 91 (2021) https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-021-01158-4
Moore, T.R., Pachucki, M.C., Calancie, L., Korn, A.R., Hennessy, E., Economos, C.D. (2021). Coalition-Committees as Network Interventions: Baseline Network Composition in Context of Childhood Obesity Prevention Interventions. Systems, 9, 66. https://doi.org/10.3390/systems9030066
Korn AR, Hammond RA, Hennessy E, Must A, Pachucki MC, Economos, C.D. Evolution of a Coalition Network during a Whole-of-Community Intervention to Prevent Early Childhood Obesity. Childhood Obesity. 2021 Mar 23. doi: 10.1089/chi.2020.0156. (Epub ahead of print.)
Hennessy, E., Economos, C. D., Hammond, R. A., & SUS Systems Map Team and the COMPACT Team (2020). Integrating Complex Systems Methods to Advance Obesity Prevention Intervention Research. Health Education & Behavior: The Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education, 47(2), 213–223. https://doi.org/10.1177/1090198119898649
Appel, J. M., Fullerton, K., Hennessy, E., Korn, A.R., Tovar, A., Allender, S., Hovmand, P.S., Kasman, M., Swinburn, B.A., Hammond, R.A., & Economos, C.D. (2019). Design and methods of Shape Up Under 5: Integration of systems science and community-engaged research to prevent early childhood obesity. PLoS One 14(8): e0220169. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0220169
Hennessy, E., Korn, A., & Economos C.D. (2019). Using Systems Approaches to Catalyze Whole-of-Community Childhood Obesity Prevention Efforts. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Kasman, M., Hammond, R.A., Heuberger, B., Mack-Crane, A., Purcell, R., Economos, C.D., Swinburn B., Allender, S., & Nichols, M. (2019). Activating a Community: An Agent-Based Model of Romp & Chomp, a Whole-of-Community Childhood Obesity Intervention. Obesity, 27(9), 1492-1502. https://www.doi.org/10.1002/oby.22553
Korn, A.R., Hennessy, E., Hammond, R.A., Allender, S., Gillman, M.W., Kasman, M., McGlashan, J., Millar, L., Owen, B., Pachucki, M.C., Swinburn, B., Tovar, A., & Economos, CD. (2018). Development and testing of a novel survey to assess Stakeholder-driven Community Diffusion of childhood obesity prevention efforts. BMC Public Health, 18(1) 1-11. https://www.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5588-1
Korn A.R., Hennessy E., Tovar A., Finn C., Hammond R.A., Economos C.D. (2018). Engaging coalitions in community-based childhood obesity prevention interventions: A mixed-methods assessment. Childhood Obesity. 14(8), 537-552. https://www.doi.org/10.1089/chi.2018.0032
McGlashan, J., Nichols, M., Korn, A., Millar, L., Marks, J., Sanigorski, A., Pachucki, M., Swinburn, B., Allender, S., & Economos, C. (2018). Social network analysis of stakeholder networks from two community-based obesity prevention interventions. PloS one, 13(4), e0196211. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0196211
Owen, B., Brown, A.D., Kuhlberg, J., Millar, L., Nichols, M., Economos, C.D, & Allender, S. (2018). Understanding a successful obesity prevention initiative in children under 5 from a systems perspective. PLoS one, 13(3), e0195141. https://www.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0195141
Economos, C.D., & Hammond, R.A. (2017) Designing effective and sustainable multifaceted interventions for obesity prevention and healthy communities. Obesity, 25(7), 1155. https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.21893
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