• 2666 Citations
  • 26 h-Index
19952019
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Research Output 2001 2019

  • 2666 Citations
  • 26 h-Index
  • 75 Article
  • 7 Review article
  • 4 Conference contribution
  • 2 Chapter
2013
15 Citations (Scopus)

Hybrid model predictive control for optimizing gestational weight gain behavioral interventions

Dong, Y., Rivera, D. E., Downs, D. S., Williams, J. S., Thomas, D. M. & Collins, L. M., Sep 11 2013, 2013 American Control Conference, ACC 2013. p. 1970-1975 6 p. 6580124. (Proceedings of the American Control Conference).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Model predictive control
Weight control
Public health
Education
Controllers
4 Citations (Scopus)

Moderators of Youth Exercise Intention and Behavior

Ellis, R., Kosma, M. & Downs, D. S., Jun 1 2013, In : Health Education and Behavior. 40, 3, p. 305-310 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exercise
Behavior Control
Students
Intentions
Income
16 Citations (Scopus)

Oh baby! Motivation for healthy eating during parenthood transitions: A longitudinal examination with a theory of planned behavior perspective

Bassett-Gunter, R. L., Levy-Milne, R., Naylor, P. J., Downs, D. S., Benoit, C., Warburton, D. E. R., Blanchard, C. M. & Rhodes, R. E., Jul 6 2013, In : International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 10, 88.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Motivation
Parents
Feeding Behavior
Healthy Diet
Vegetables
84 Citations (Scopus)

Postpartum anxiety and maternal-infant health outcomes

Paul, I. M., Downs, D. S., Schaefer, E. W., Beiler, J. S. & Weisman, C. S., Apr 1 2013, In : Pediatrics. 131, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Postpartum Period
Anxiety
Postpartum Depression
Mothers
Equipment and Supplies
5 Citations (Scopus)

Pregnant women exaggerate cautious gait patterns during the transition between level and hill surfaces

Gottschall, J., Sheehan, R. C. & Downs, D. S., Oct 1 2013, In : Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 23, 5, p. 1237-1242 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gait
Pregnant Women
Walking
Muscles
Joints
12 Citations (Scopus)
Leisure Activities
Motivation
Exercise
Personal Autonomy
Sex Characteristics
25 Citations (Scopus)

Strategies to Promote Physical Activity During Pregnancy

Pearce, E. E., Evenson, K. R., Downs, D. S. & Steckler, A., Jan 1 2013, In : American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 7, 1, p. 38-50 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Exercise
Pregnancy
Social Welfare
Insurance Benefits
Practice Guidelines
1 Citation (Scopus)

Why do people change physical activity behavior?

Downs, D. S., Nigg, O. R., Hausenblas, H. A. & Rauff, E. L., Sep 26 2013, ACSM's Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity and Exercise. Wolters Kluwer Health Adis (ESP)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2014
6 Citations (Scopus)

Belief-level markers of physical activity among young adult couples: comparisons across couples without children and new parents.

Rhodes, R. E., Blanchard, C. M., Benoit, C., Levy-Milne, R., Naylor, P. J., Symons Downs, D. & Warburton, D. E. R., 2014, In : Psychology & health. 29, 11, p. 1320-1340 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Young Adult
Parents
Exercise
Mothers
Accelerometry
11 Citations (Scopus)

Comparison of the dietary intakes of new parents, second-time parents, and nonparents: A longitudinal cohort study

Nasuti, G., Blanchard, C., Naylor, P. J., Levy-Milne, R., Warburton, D. E. R., Benoit, C., Downs, D. S. & Rhodes, R. E., Mar 1 2014, In : Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 114, 3, p. 450-456 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fathers
cohort studies
Fathers
Longitudinal Studies
food intake
15 Citations (Scopus)

Control systems engineering for optimizing a prenatal weight gain intervention to regulate infant birth weight

Williams, J. S., Downs, D. S., Dong, Y. & Rivera, D. E., Jan 1 2014, In : American journal of public health. 104, 7, p. 1247-1254 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Birth Weight
Weight Gain
Exercise
Feeding Behavior
Postpartum Period
7 Citations (Scopus)

Hybrid model predictive control for sequential decision policies in adaptive behavioral interventions

Dong, Y., Deshpande, S., Rivera, D. E., Downs, D. S. & Williams, J. S., Jan 1 2014, 2014 American Control Conference, ACC 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 4198-4203 6 p. 6859462. (Proceedings of the American Control Conference).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Model predictive control
Decision making
Sampling
5 Citations (Scopus)

Obesity and physical activity during pregnancy and postpartum: Evidence, guidelines, and recommendations

Downs, D. S., Evenson, K. R. & Chasan-Taber, L., Jan 1 2014, Obesity During Pregnancy in Clinical Practice. Springer-Verlag London Ltd, p. 183-227 45 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Postpartum Period
Obesity
Guidelines
Exercise
Pregnancy
25 Citations (Scopus)

Physical activity and sedentary behavior across 12 months in cohort samples of couples without children, expecting their first child, and expecting their second child

Rhodes, R. E., Blanchard, C. M., Benoit, C., Levy-Milne, R., Naylor, P. J., Downs, D. S. & Warburton, D. E. R., Jan 1 2014, In : Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 37, 3, p. 533-542 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exercise
Parents
Mothers
Accelerometry
Child Rearing
4 Citations (Scopus)

Social cognitive correlates of physical activity across 12 months in cohort samples of couples without children, expecting their first child, and expecting their second child

Rhodes, R. E., Blanchard, C. M., Benoit, C., Levy-Milne, R., Naylor, P. J., Downs, D. S. & Warburton, D. E. R., Jan 1 2014, In : Health Psychology. 33, 8, p. 792-802 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exercise
Spouses
Cognition
Mothers
Accelerometry
2015
6 Citations (Scopus)

A comparison of theory of planned behavior beliefs and healthy eating between couples without children and first-time parents

Bassett-Gunter, R. L., Levy-Milne, R., Naylor, P. J., Downs, D. S., Benoit, C., Warburton, D. E. R., Blanchard, C. M. & Rhodes, R. E., May 1 2015, In : Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 47, 3, p. 216-224.e1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Parents
Feeding Behavior
Vegetables
Fruit
Healthy Diet
4 Citations (Scopus)

The power of believing: Salient belief predictors of exercise behavior in normal weight, overweight, and obese pregnant women

Downs, D. S., Devlin, C. A. & Rhodes, R. E., Oct 19 2015, In : Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 12, 8, p. 1168-1176 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pregnant Women
Exercise
Weights and Measures
Pregnancy Trimesters
Pregnancy
2016
6 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of imposed exercise on energy intake in children at risk for overweight

Fearnbach, S. N., Masterson, T. D., Schlechter, H. A., Ross, A. J., Rykaczewski, M. J., Loken, E., Downs, D. S., Thivel, D. & Keller, K. L., Oct 21 2016, In : Nutrition Journal. 15, 1, 92.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Energy Intake
Exercise
Energy Metabolism
Meals
Lunch
1 Citation (Scopus)

Influences of prior miscarriage and weight status on perinatal psychological well-being, exercise motivation and behavior

Devlin, C. A., Huberty, J. & Downs, D. S., Dec 1 2016, In : Midwifery. 43, p. 29-36 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Spontaneous Abortion
Motivation
Exercise
Psychology
Weights and Measures
2 Citations (Scopus)

Obesity in Special Populations. Pregnancy.

Downs, D. S., Mar 1 2016, In : Primary Care - Clinics in Office Practice. 43, 1, p. 109-120 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Obesity
Exercise
Pregnancy
Population
Weight Gain
6 Citations (Scopus)

Semi-physical identification and state estimation of energy intake for interventions to manage gestational weight gain

Guo, P., Rivera, D. E., Downs, D. S. & Williams, J. S., Jul 28 2016, 2016 American Control Conference, ACC 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 1271-1276 6 p. 7525092. (Proceedings of the American Control Conference; vol. 2016-July).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

State estimation
Identification (control systems)
Energy balance
Public health
Adaptive algorithms
2017

Evaluation of a physical activity intervention for new parents: Protocol paper for a randomized trial

Quinlan, A., Rhodes, R. E., Beauchamp, M. R., Downs, D. S., Warburton, D. E. R. & Blanchard, C. M., Nov 9 2017, In : BMC Public Health. 17, 1, 875.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Parents
Exercise
Postpartum Period
Fathers
Mothers
4 Citations (Scopus)

Perceived exertion during exercise is associated with children's energy intake

Fearnbach, S. N., Masterson, T. D., Schlechter, H. A., Loken, E., Downs, D. S., Thivel, D. & Keller, K. L., Jan 1 2017, In : Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 49, 4, p. 785-792 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Energy Intake
Exercise
Meals
Fats
Lunch

Postpartum Mothers’ Leisure-Time Exercise Behavior is Linked to Positive Emotion During Partner Discussions

Hutt, R. L., Moore, G. A., Mammen, M. A. & Downs, D. S., Oct 2 2017, In : Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 88, 4, p. 447-454 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Leisure Activities
Postpartum Period
Emotions
Mothers
Exercise

Predictors of postpartum exercise according to prepregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain

Downs, D. S., Leonard, K. S., Beiler, J. S. & Paul, I., Oct 1 2017, In : Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 14, 10, p. 797-807 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Postpartum Period
Weight Gain
Body Mass Index
Exercise
Pregnancy
5 Citations (Scopus)

Randomized Face-to-face vs. Home exercise interventions in pregnant women with gestational diabetes

Symons Downs, D., DiNallo, J. M., Birch, L. L., Paul, I. M. & Ulbrecht, J. S., May 1 2017, In : Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 30, p. 73-81 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gestational Diabetes
Pregnant Women
Exercise
Pregnancy
Blood Glucose
1 Citation (Scopus)

State Estimation Under Correlated Partial Measurement Losses: Implications for Weight Control Interventions

Guo, P., Rivera, D. E., Williams, J. S. & Downs, D. S., Jul 1 2017, In : IFAC-PapersOnLine. 50, 1, p. 13532-13537 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weight control
State estimation
Medical problems
Energy balance
Kalman filters
2018
1 Citation (Scopus)

A dynamical systems model of intrauterine fetal growth

Freigoun, M. T., Rivera, D. E., Guo, P., Hohman, E., Gernand, A. D., Downs, D. S. & Williams, J. S., Nov 2 2018, In : Mathematical and Computer Modelling of Dynamical Systems. 24, 6, p. 641-667 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dynamical systems
Dynamical system
Oils and fats
Energy balance
Obesity
1 Citation (Scopus)
pregnancy
Pregnant Women
Obesity
Exercise
Weights and Measures

A “Model-on-Demand” Methodology For Energy Intake Estimation to Improve Gestational Weight Control Interventions

Guo, P., Rivera, D. E., Pauley, A. M., Leonard, K. S., Williams, J. S. & Downs, D. S., Jan 1 2018, In : IFAC-PapersOnLine. 51, 15, p. 144-149 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weight control
Energy Intake

Gestational Weight Gain Intervention Impacts Determinants of Healthy Eating and Exercise in Overweight/Obese Pregnant Women

Pauley, A. M., Hohman, E., Savage, J. S., Rivera, D. E., Guo, P., Leonard, K. S. & Symons Downs, D., Jan 1 2018, In : Journal of Obesity. 2018, 6469170.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weight Gain
Pregnant Women
Exercise
Food
Feeding Behavior
3 Citations (Scopus)
Weight Gain
Randomized Controlled Trials
Obesity
Exercise
Pregnancy

Individually Tailored, Adaptive Intervention to Manage Gestational Weight Gain: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial in Women With Overweight and Obesity

Symons Downs, D., Savage, J. S., Rivera, D. E., Smyth, J. M., Rolls, B. J., Hohman, E. E., McNitt, K. M., Kunselman, A. R., Stetter, C., Pauley, A. M., Leonard, K. S. & Guo, P., Jun 8 2018, In : JMIR research protocols. 7, 6, p. e150

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weight Gain
Randomized Controlled Trials
Obesity
Exercise
Pregnancy

System Identification Approaches for Energy Intake Estimation: Enhancing Interventions for Managing Gestational Weight Gain

Guo, P., Rivera, D. E., Williams, J. S., Hohman, E., Pauley, A. M., Leonard, K. S. & Downs, D. S., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Identification (control systems)
Weight control
Energy balance
Public health
Energy Intake
2019

Breastfeeding initiation and duration and child health outcomes in the first baby study

Pattison, K. L., Kraschnewski, J., Lehman, E., Williams, J. S., Downs, D. S., Leonard, K. S., Adams, E. L., Paul, I. & Kjerulff, K., Jan 1 2019, In : Preventive Medicine. 118, p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Breast Feeding
Obesity
Weights and Measures
Pediatric Obesity
Constipation

Patterns of Gestational Weight Gain and Infants Born Large-for-Gestational Age Across Consecutive Pregnancies

Adams, E. L., Marini, M. E., Leonard, K. S., Downs, D. S., Paul, I., Kraschnewski, J., Kjerulff, K. & Williams, J. S., Mar 1 2019, In : Women's Health Issues. 29, 2, p. 194-200 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gestational Age
Weight Gain
pregnancy
infant
Pregnancy

Uncontrolled Eating during Pregnancy Predicts Fetal Growth: The Healthy Mom Zone Trial

Savage, J. S., Hohman, E. E., McNitt, K. M., Pauley, A. M., Leonard, K. S., Turner, T., Pauli, J. M., Gernand, A. D., Rivera, D. E. & Symons Downs, D., Apr 21 2019, In : Nutrients. 11, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fetal development
Fetal Development
Eating
ingestion
pregnancy

Uncontrolled Eating during Pregnancy Predicts Fetal Growth: The Healthy Mom Zone Trial

Savage, J. S., Hohman, E. E., McNitt, K. M., Pauley, A. M., Leonard, K. S., Turner, T., Pauli, J. M., Gernand, A. D., Rivera, D. E. & Symons Downs, D., Apr 21 2019, In : Nutrients. 11, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
fetal development
Fetal Development
Eating
ingestion
pregnancy