• 2834 Citations
  • 27 h-Index
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Research Output

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

Preconceptional health: Risks of adverse pregnancy outcomes by reproductive life stage in the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study (CePAWHS)

Weisman, C. S., Hillemeier, M. M., Chase, G. A., Dyer, A. M., Baker, S. A., Feinberg, M., Symons Downs, D., Parrott, R. L., Cecil, H. K., Botti, J. J., MacNeill, C., Chuang, C. H. & Yost, B., Jul 1 2006, In : Women's Health Issues. 16, 4, p. 216-224 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

47 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

Preconception Predictors of Weight Gain During Pregnancy. Prospective Findings from the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study

Weisman, C. S., Hillemeier, M. M., Symons Downs, D., Chuang, C. H. & Dyer, A. M., Mar 1 2010, In : Women's Health Issues. 20, 2, p. 126-132 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

64 Scopus citations

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

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

Pregnant women's third trimester exercise behaviors, body mass index, and pregnancy outcomes

Downs, D. S. & Hausenblas, H. A., Jul 1 2007, In : Psychology and Health. 22, 5, p. 545-559 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Scopus citations

Prospective examination of leisure-time exercise behavior during pregnancy

Hausenblas, H. A. & Symons Downs, D., Sep 1 2005, In : Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. 17, 3, p. 240-246 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations
38 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

Relationship among sex, imagery, and exercise dependence symptoms

Hausenblas, H. A. & Downs, D. S., Jun 24 2002, In : Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. 16, 2, p. 169-172 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

36 Scopus citations
14 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

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

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

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

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

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
5 Scopus citations

The theories of reasoned action and planned behavior applied to exercise: A Meta-analytic Update

Downs, D. S. & Hausenblas, H. A., Jan 2005, In : Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2, 1, p. 76-97 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

215 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

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

Understanding exercise beliefs and behaviors in women with gestational diabetes mellitus

Downs, D. S. & Ulbrecht, J., Jul 28 2006, In : Diabetes Care. 29, 2, p. 236-240 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

88 Scopus citations

Understanding exercise intention in an ethnically diverse sample of postpartum women

Downs, D. S., Apr 2006, In : Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 28, 2, p. 159-170 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Walking for health in pregnancy: Assessment by indirect calorimetry and accelerometry

DiNallo, J. M., Williams, N. I., Downs, D. S. & Le Masurier, G. C., Mar 2008, In : Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 79, 1, p. 28-35 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations

Women's exercise beliefs and behaviors during their pregnancy and postpartum

Symons Downs, D. & Hausenblas, H. A., Mar 1 2004, In : Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health. 49, 2, p. 138-144 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

154 Scopus citations

Youth exercise intention and past exercise behavior: Examining the moderating influences of sex and meeting exercise recommendations

Downs, D. S., Graham, G. M., Yang, S., Bargainnier, S. & Vasil, J., Mar 2006, In : Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 77, 1, p. 91-99 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Scopus citations
Chapter

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

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
Conference contribution

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

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

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

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
Review article

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

107 Scopus citations

Design of the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study (CePAWHS) strong healthy women intervention: Improving preconceptional health

Downs, D. S., Feinberg, M., Hillemeier, M. M., Weisman, C. S., Chase, G. A., Chuang, C. H., Parrott, R. & Francis, L. A., Jan 1 2009, In : Maternal and child health journal. 13, 1, p. 18-28 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

21 Scopus citations

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

138 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

Opportunities for the Primary Prevention of Obesity during Infancy

Paul, I. M., Bartok, C. J., Downs, D. S., Stifter, C. A., 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

70 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

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