Child Health and Wellbeing

Ongoing STAPH research in this area investigates the determinants of child health and wellbeing, including obesity, food insecurity, and child development more broadly.

(Since 2015)

Ashley Kranjac, Rachel Tolbert Kimbro, Justin Denney, Brady Moffett, and Keila Lopez, “Comprehensive Neighborhood Portraits and Child Asthma Disparities.”  Forthcoming, Maternal and Child Health Journal.

Mackenzie Brewer, Rachel T. Kimbro, Justin T. Denney, Kristin M. Osiecki, Brady Moffett, and Keila Lopez. “Do Neighborhood Social and Environmental Context Impact Race/Ethnic Disparities in Childhood Asthma?” Forthcoming, Journal of Health and Place.

Justin T. Denney, Rachel Tolbert Kimbro, and Gregory Sharp. “Neighborhoods and Food Insecurity in Households with Young Children: A Disadvantage Paradox?” Forthcoming, Social Problems.

Justin T. Denney, Rachel Kimbro, Katherine Heck, and Catherine Cubbin. “Social Cohesion and Food Insecurity: Insights from the GROW Study.” Forthcoming in  Maternal and Child Health. DOI:10.1007/s10995-016-2119-5

Jennifer Augustine, Kate Prickett, and Rachel Tolbert Kimbro. “Health-Related Parenting among U.S. Families and Young Children’s Physical Health.” Forthcoming in Journal of Marriage and FamilyDOI:10.1007/s10995-016-2119-5

Jennifer Augustine and Rachel Tolbert Kimbro. “Associations and Intervening Mechanisms between Family Structure and Young Children’s Obesity.” Forthcoming in Journal of Family Issues. DOI:10.1177/0192513X15621344

Rachel Tolbert Kimbro and Bhavika Kaul. “Physical Activity Disparities Between U.S.-Born and Immigrant Children by Maternal Region of Origin.” Forthcoming in Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. DOI: 10.1007/s10903-015-0180-6

Chen, Tzu-An, Tom Baranowski, Jennette Moreno, Teresia O’Connor, Sheryl Hughs, Janice Baranowski, Deborah Woehler, Rachel Tolbert Kimbro, and Craig Johnston.  2016. “Obesity Status Trajectory Groups among Elementary School Children.” BMC Public Health. 16: 526-538. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3159-x

Chen, Tzu-An, Tom Baranowski, Jennette P. Moreno, Teresia M. O’Connor, Sheryl O. Hughes, Janice Baranowski, Deborah Woehler, Rachel Tolbert Kimbro, and Craig A. Johnston.  2016. “Obesity Status Transitions across the Elementary Years: Use of Markov Chain Modeling.” Pediatric Obesity. 11:88-94. DOI: 10.1111/ijpo.12025

Kranjac AW, Wagmiller RL. 2016. The association between age and obesity over time. Pediatrics 2016; 137(5): 1–12. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2015-2096

Kimbro, Rachel Tolbert, and Justin T. Denney. 2015. “Transitions Into Food Insecurity Associated With Behavioral Problems And Worse Overall Health Among Children.” Health Affairs 34(11):1949-1955. DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.2015.0626

Matthew Desmond and Rachel Tolbert Kimbro. 2015. “Eviction’s Fallout: Housing, Hardship, and Health.” Social Forces, 94: 295-324. DOI: 10.1093/sf/sov044

Kranjac AW. 2015. “The moderating effect of self-efficacy on normal-weight, overweight, and obese children’s math achievement: A longitudinal analysis.” Social Science & Medicine; 128: 168–177. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.01.007