• 2641 Citations
  • 26 h-Index
19952019
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Research Output 2001 2019

  • 2641 Citations
  • 26 h-Index
  • 75 Article
  • 7 Review article
  • 4 Conference contribution
  • 2 Chapter
5 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
22 Citations (Scopus)
Exercise
Fathers
Body Mass Index
Body Image
Physical Education and Training
18 Citations (Scopus)

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

Dynamical systems
Model predictive control
Public health
Energy balance

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
24 Citations (Scopus)

A missing piece of the transtheoretical model applied to exercise: Development and validation of the temptation to not exercise scale

Hausenblas, H. A., Nigg, C. R., Dannecker, E. A., Downs, D. S., Gardner, R. E., Fallon, E. A., Focht, B. C. & Loving, M. G., Jan 1 2001, In : Psychology and Health. 16, 4, p. 381-390 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self Efficacy
Statistical Factor Analysis
Research
25 Citations (Scopus)

A multilevel examination of exercise intention and behavior during pregnancy

Hausenblas, H., Downs, D. S., Giacobbi, P., Tuccitto, D. & Cook, B., Jun 1 2008, In : Social Science and Medicine. 66, 12, p. 2555-2561 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

pregnancy
Exercise
Pregnancy
examination
Second Pregnancy Trimester
1 Citation (Scopus)
pregnancy
Pregnant Women
Obesity
Exercise
Weights and Measures
26 Citations (Scopus)

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

baby
Weight Gain
Exercise
National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.) Health and Medicine Division
medicine

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
36 Citations (Scopus)

Baby steps: Pedometer-determined and self-reported leisure-time exercise behaviors of pregnant women

Downs, D. S., LeMasurier, G. C. & DiNallo, J. M., Jan 1 2009, In : Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 6, 1, p. 63-72 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Leisure Activities
Pregnant Women
Exercise
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Maintenance
5 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., Downs, D. S. & Warburton, D. E. R., Jan 1 2014, In : Psychology & health. 29, 11, p. 1320-1340 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Young Adult
Parents
Exercise
Mothers
Accelerometry
23 Citations (Scopus)

Body image in middle school children

Hausenblas, H. A., Downs, D. S., Fleming, D. S. & Connaughton, D. P., Jan 1 2002, In : Eating and Weight Disorders. 7, 3, p. 244-248 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Body Image
Body Mass Index
Anxiety

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
96 Citations (Scopus)

Comparison of Body Image between Athletes and Nonathletes: A Meta-Analytic Review

Hausenblas, H. A. & Downs, D. S., Sep 1 2001, In : Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. 13, 3, p. 323-339 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Body Image
Athletes
Research
Epidemiologic Effect Modifiers
Esthetics
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
20 Citations (Scopus)
Women's Health
Pregnancy Outcome
Pregnancy
Health Behavior
Premature Birth
12 Citations (Scopus)

Determinants of Eating Attitudes among Overweight and Nonoverweight Adolescents

Downs, D. S., DiNallo, J. M., Williams, J. S. & Davison, K. K., Aug 1 2007, In : Journal of Adolescent Health. 41, 2, p. 138-145 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Eating
Exercise
Body Mass Index
Depression
Physical Education and Training
64 Citations (Scopus)
Postpartum Depression
Body Image
Exercise
Depression
Pregnancy
20 Citations (Scopus)

Development and evaluation of a multimedia CD-ROM for exercise during pregnancy and postpartum

Hausenblas, H. A., Brewer, B. W., Van Raalte, J. L., Cook, B., Downs, D. S., Weis, C. A., Nigg, C. & Cruz, A., Feb 1 2008, In : Patient Education and Counseling. 70, 2, p. 215-219 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

CD-ROM
Multimedia
Postpartum Period
Exercise
Self Efficacy
9 Citations (Scopus)

Does physical activity intensity moderate social cognition and behavior relationships?

Scott, F., Rhodes, R. E. & Downs, D. S., Nov 1 2009, In : Journal of American College Health. 58, 3, p. 213-222 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cognition
Public Health
Structural Models
Motivation
17 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of abstinence from habitual involvement in regular exercise on feeling states: An ecological momentary assessment study

Hausenblas, H. A., Gauvin, L., Downs, D. S. & Duley, A. R., May 1 2008, In : British Journal of Health Psychology. 13, 2, p. 237-255 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Emotions
Ecological Momentary Assessment
Exercise
Equipment and Supplies
128 Citations (Scopus)

Elicitation studies and the theory of planned behavior: A systematic review of exercise beliefs

Downs, D. S. & Hausenblas, H. A., Jan 1 2005, In : Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 6, 1, p. 1-31 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exercise
Economics
Research Personnel
Psychology
Health

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
10 Citations (Scopus)

Examination of the Validity of a Stages of Exercise Change Algorithm

Hausenblas, H. A., Dannecker, E. A. & Downs, D. S., Jan 1 2003, In : Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 33, 6, p. 1179-1189 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Maintenance
Body Mass Index
Research Personnel
Surveys and Questionnaires
211 Citations (Scopus)

Exercise dependence: A systematic review

Hausenblas, H. A. & Downs, D. S., Jan 1 2002, In : Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 3, 2, p. 89-123 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exercise
Research
Feeding and Eating Disorders
62 Citations (Scopus)
Second Pregnancy Trimester
Pregnant Women
Exercise
pregnancy
Pregnancy
124 Citations (Scopus)

Factorial validity and psychometric examination of the exercise dependence scale-revised

Downs, D. S., Hausenblas, H. A. & Nigg, C. R., Jan 1 2004, In : Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science. 8, 4, p. 183-201 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Psychometrics
Exercise
Reproducibility of Results
Research
Statistical Factor Analysis

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

Pauley, A. M., Hohman, E., Williams, J. S., Rivera, D. E., Guo, P., Leonard, K. S. & Downs, D. S., 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)

Goal setting and implementation intentions: Preliminary support for increasing exercise behavior

Downs, D. S. & Singer, R. N., Dec 1 2003, In : Journal of Human Movement Studies. 45, 5, p. 419-432 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exercise
Analysis of Variance
Students
21 Citations (Scopus)

Hop, skip... no! Explaining adolescent girls' disinclination for physical activity.

Davison, K. K., Schmalz, D. L. & Downs, D. S., Jun 1 2010, In : Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. 39, 3, p. 290-302 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Humulus
Exercise
Mental Competency
Reproducibility of Results
202 Citations (Scopus)

How much is too much? The development and validation of the exercise dependence scale

Hausenblas, H. A. & Downs, D. S., Aug 1 2002, In : Psychology and Health. 17, 4, p. 387-404 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self Efficacy
Substance-Related Disorders
Perfectionism
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
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)
Illness Behavior
Wounds and Injuries
Thinness
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
44 Citations (Scopus)
Women's Health
pregnancy
health
Weight Gain
Pregnancy
37 Citations (Scopus)
Women's Health
health
Food
food
Exercise
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
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
36 Citations (Scopus)
Body Image
Weight Gain
Exercise
Depression
Pregnancy
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
40 Citations (Scopus)

Neuropsychological impairment in soccer athletes

Downs, D. S. & Abwender, D., Apr 17 2002, In : Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. 42, 1, p. 103-107 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Soccer
Athletes
Neuropsychological Tests
Reaction Time
Sports
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
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
14 Citations (Scopus)

Objectively assessing treadmill walking during the second and third pregnancy trimesters

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Third Pregnancy Trimester
Second Pregnancy Trimester
Walking
Pregnancy
Exercise
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
66 Citations (Scopus)

Opportunities for the Primary Prevention of Obesity during Infancy

Paul, I., Bartok, C. J., Downs, D. S., Stifter, C., Ventura, A. K. & Birch, L. L., Dec 23 2009, In : Advances in pediatrics. 56, 1, p. 107-133 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Primary Prevention
Obesity
Growth Charts
Growth
Comorbidity
37 Citations (Scopus)

Pathways linking perceived athletic competence and parental support at age 9 years to girls’ physical activity at age 11 years

Davison, K. K., Downs, D. S. & Birch, L. L., Jan 1 2006, In : Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 77, 1, p. 23-31 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mental Competency
Sports
Exercise
Fathers
Parents