• 2834 Citations
  • 27 h-Index
20012020

Research output per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Research Output

  • 2834 Citations
  • 27 h-Index
  • 77 Article
  • 7 Review article
  • 4 Conference contribution
  • 2 Chapter
2020

Differences between accelerometer cut point methods among midlife women with cardiovascular risk markers

Arigo, D., Mogle, J. A., Brown, M. M., Roberts, S. R., Pasko, K., Butryn, M. L. & Downs, D. S., May 1 2020, In : Menopause (New York, N.Y.). 27, 5, p. 559-567 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

Guo, P., Rivera, D. E., Savage, J. S., Hohman, E. E., Pauley, A. M., Leonard, K. S. & Downs, D. S., Jan 2020, In : IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. 28, 1, p. 63-78 16 p., 8490737.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2019

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

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. M., Kraschnewski, J. L., Kjerulff, K. H. & Savage, J. S., Mar 1 2019, In : Women's Health Issues. 29, 2, p. 194-200 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

The Preconception Period analysis of Risks and Exposures Influencing health and Development (PrePARED) consortium

Harville, E. W., Mishra, G. D., Yeung, E., Mumford, S. L., Schisterman, E. F., Jukic, A. M., Hatch, E. E., Mikkelsen, E. M., Jiang, H., Ehrenthal, D. B., Porucznik, C. A., Stanford, J. B., Wen, S. W., Harvey, A., Symons Downs, D., Yajnik, C., Santillan, D., Santillan, M., McElrath, T. F., Woo, J. G. & 8 others, Urbina, E. M., Chavarro, J. E., Sotres-Alvarez, D., Bazzano, L., Zhang, J., Steiner, A., Gunderson, E. P. & Wise, L. A., Nov 1 2019, In : Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 33, 6, p. 490-502 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

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

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

2018

A dynamical systems model of intrauterine fetal growth

Freigoun, M. T., Rivera, D. E., Guo, P., Hohman, E. E., Gernand, A. D., Symons Downs, D. & Savage, 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

1 Scopus citations
1 Scopus citations

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., Savage, J. S. & Downs, D. S., Jan 1 2018, In : IFAC-PapersOnLine. 51, 15, p. 144-149 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

4 Scopus citations

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

2017

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

4 Scopus citations

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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. M., Oct 2017, In : Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 14, 10, p. 797-807 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

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

6 Scopus citations

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations
2016

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

9 Scopus citations

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

1 Scopus citations

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

2 Scopus citations

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

Guo, P., Rivera, D. E., Downs, D. S. & Savage, 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

7 Scopus citations
2015

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

7 Scopus citations

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

5 Scopus citations
2014

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

7 Scopus citations

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

13 Scopus citations

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations

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

Dong, Y., Deshpande, S., Rivera, D. E., Downs, D. S. & Savage, 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

8 Scopus citations

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

5 Scopus citations

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., Symons Downs, D. & Warburton, D. E. R., Jun 2014, In : Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 37, 3, p. 533-542 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Scopus citations

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., Aug 2014, In : Health Psychology. 33, 8, p. 792-802 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations
2013

Association of prenatal physical activity and gestational weight gain: Results from the first baby study

Kraschnewski, J. L., Chuang, C. H., Downs, D. S., Weisman, C. S., McCamant, E. L., Baptiste-Roberts, K., Zhu, J. & Kjerulff, K. H., Jul 1 2013, In : Women's Health Issues. 23, 4, p. e233-e238

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

28 Scopus citations

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

17 Scopus citations

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

4 Scopus citations

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

18 Scopus citations

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, p. e1218-e1224

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

94 Scopus citations

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

Gottschall, J. S., 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

5 Scopus citations
14 Scopus citations

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

26 Scopus citations

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

1 Scopus citations
2012

A dynamical systems model for improving gestational weight gain behavioral interventions

Dong, Y., Rivera, D. E., Thomas, D. M., Navarro-Barrientos, J. E., Downs, D. S., Williams, J. S. & Collins, L. M., 2012, 2012 American Control Conference, ACC 2012. p. 4059-4064 6 p. 6315424

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

20 Scopus citations

Objectively assessing treadmill walking during the second and third pregnancy trimesters

DiNallo, J. M., Downs, D. S. & Masurier, G. L., Jan 2012, In : Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 9, 1, p. 21-28 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations

Physical activity and pregnancy: Past and present evidence and future recommendations

Downs, D. S., Chasan-Taber, L., Evenson, K. R., Leiferman, J. & Yeo, S. A., Dec 2012, In : Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 83, 4, p. 485-502 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

87 Scopus citations

Review of self-reported physical activity assessments for pregnancy: Summary of the evidence for validity and reliability

Evenson, K. R., Chasan-Taber, L., Symons Downs, D. & Pearce, E. E., Sep 1 2012, In : Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 26, 5, p. 479-494 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

52 Scopus citations

The moderating influence of asthma diagnosis on biobehavioral health characteristics of women of reproductive age

Carter, R. M., Downs, D. S., Bascom, R., Dyer, A. M. & Weisman, C. S., Feb 1 2012, In : Maternal and child health journal. 16, 2, p. 448-455 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations
2011
44 Scopus citations
42 Scopus citations

Preconception predictors of birth outcomes: Prospective findings from the central Pennsylvania women's health study

Weisman, C. S., Misra, D. P., Hillemeier, M. M., Downs, D. S., Chuang, C. H., Camacho, F. T. & Dyer, A. M., Oct 1 2011, In : Maternal and child health journal. 15, 7, p. 829-835 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Scopus citations

Transition to overweight or obesity among women of reproductive age

Hillemeier, M. M., Weisman, C. S., Chuang, C., Downs, D. S., McCall-Hosenfeld, J. & Camacho, F., May 1 2011, In : Journal of Women's Health. 20, 5, p. 703-710 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

28 Scopus citations