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Food Insecurity is Associated with Objectively Measured Sleep Problems.

Troxel WM, Haas A, Ghosh-Dastidar B, Richardson AS, Hale L, Buysse DJ, Buman MP, Kurka J, Dubowitz T.

Behav Sleep Med. 2019 Sep 23:1-11. doi: 10.1080/15402002.2019.1669605. [Epub ahead of print]


A preliminary study of a composite sleep health score: associations with psychological distress, body mass index, and physical functioning in a low-income African American community.

DeSantis AS, Dubowitz T, Ghosh-Dastidar B, Hunter GP, Buman M, Buysse DJ, Hale L, Troxel WM.

Sleep Health. 2019 Oct;5(5):514-520. doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2019.05.001. Epub 2019 Jun 14.


Results from a natural experiment: initial neighbourhood investments do not change objectively-assessed physical activity, psychological distress or perceptions of the neighbourhood.

Dubowitz T, Ghosh Dastidar M, Richardson AS, Colabianchi N, Beckman R, Hunter GP, Sloan JC, Nugroho AK, Collins RL.

Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2019 Mar 27;16(1):29. doi: 10.1186/s12966-019-0793-6.


Neighborhood disadvantage is associated with actigraphy-assessed sleep continuity and short sleep duration.

Troxel WM, DeSantis A, Richardson AS, Beckman R, Ghosh-Dastidar B, Nugroho A, Hale L, Buysse DJ, Buman MP, Dubowitz T.

Sleep. 2019 Mar 1;42(3). pii: zsy250. doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsy250. No abstract available.


Reliability and validity of environmental audits using GigaPan® technology in parks.

Nelson DS, Nezich T, Antonakos CL, Dubowitz T, Clarke P, Colabianchi N.

Prev Med Rep. 2019 Jan 21;13:293-297. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.01.011. eCollection 2019 Mar.


Neighborhood disadvantage is associated with actigraphy-assessed sleep continuity and short sleep duration.

Troxel WM, DeSantis A, Richardson AS, Beckman R, Ghosh-Dastidar B, Nugroho A, Hale L, Buysse DJ, Buman MP, Dubowitz T.

Sleep. 2018 Oct 1;41(10). doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsy140. Erratum in: Sleep. 2019 Mar 1;42(3):.


Validity of environmental audits using GigaPan® and Google Earth Technology.

Twardzik E, Antonakos C, Baiers R, Dubowitz T, Clarke P, Colabianchi N.

Int J Health Geogr. 2018 Jul 6;17(1):26. doi: 10.1186/s12942-018-0147-7.


The power of social networks and social support in promotion of physical activity and body mass index among African American adults.

Flórez KR, Richardson AS, Ghosh-Dastidar MB, Troxel W, DeSantis A, Colabianchi N, Dubowitz T.

SSM Popul Health. 2018 Mar 17;4:327-333. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2018.03.004. eCollection 2018 Apr.


Do Sleep and Psychological Distress Mediate the Association Between Neighborhood Factors and Pain?

Brooks Holliday S, Dubowitz T, Ghosh-Dastidar B, Beckman R, Buysse D, Hale L, Buman M, Troxel W.

Pain Med. 2019 Feb 1;20(2):278-289. doi: 10.1093/pm/pny075.


The association between discrimination and PTSD in African Americans: exploring the role of gender.

Brooks Holliday S, Dubowitz T, Haas A, Ghosh-Dastidar B, DeSantis A, Troxel WM.

Ethn Health. 2018 Feb 28:1-15. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2018.1444150. [Epub ahead of print]


Park Use in Low-Income Urban Neighborhoods: Who Uses the Parks and Why?

Vaughan CA, Colabianchi N, Hunter GP, Beckman R, Dubowitz T.

J Urban Health. 2018 Apr;95(2):222-231. doi: 10.1007/s11524-017-0221-7.


Can the introduction of a full-service supermarket in a food desert improve residents' economic status and health?

Richardson AS, Ghosh-Dastidar M, Beckman R, Flórez KR, DeSantis A, Collins RL, Dubowitz T.

Ann Epidemiol. 2017 Dec;27(12):771-776. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2017.10.011.


Pathways through which higher neighborhood crime is longitudinally associated with greater body mass index.

Richardson AS, Troxel WM, Ghosh-Dastidar M, Hunter GP, Beckman R, Colabianchi N, Collins RL, Dubowitz T.

Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2017 Nov 9;14(1):155. doi: 10.1186/s12966-017-0611-y.


Weight resilience and fruit and vegetable intake among African-American women in an obesogenic environment.

Parisi SM, Bodnar LM, Dubowitz T.

Public Health Nutr. 2018 Feb;21(2):391-402. doi: 10.1017/S1368980017002488. Epub 2017 Oct 10.


Stakeholder Perspectives on a Culture of Health: Key Findings.

Acosta JD, Whitley MD, May LW, Dubowitz T, Williams MV, Chandra A.

Rand Health Q. 2017 Jun 19;6(3):6. eCollection 2017 Jun.


Building a National Culture of Health: Background, Action Framework, Measures, and Next Steps.

Chandra A, Acosta J, Carman KG, Dubowitz T, Leviton L, Martin LT, Miller C, Nelson C, Orleans T, Tait M, Trujillo M, Towe V, Yeung D, Plough AL.

Rand Health Q. 2017 Jan 13;6(2):3. eCollection 2017 Jan.


Attitudes and Barriers to Healthy Diet and Physical Activity: A Latent Profile Analysis.

Vaughan CA, Ghosh-Dastidar M, Dubowitz T.

Health Educ Behav. 2018 Jun;45(3):381-393. doi: 10.1177/1090198117722818. Epub 2017 Aug 17.


Does opening a supermarket in a food desert change the food environment?

Ghosh-Dastidar M, Hunter G, Collins RL, Zenk SN, Cummins S, Beckman R, Nugroho AK, Sloan JC, Wagner L, Dubowitz T.

Health Place. 2017 Jul;46:249-256. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.06.002. Epub 2017 Jun 22.


Is the association between neighborhood characteristics and sleep quality mediated by psychological distress? An analysis of perceived and objective measures of 2 Pittsburgh neighborhoods.

DeSantis A, Troxel WM, Beckman R, Ghosh-Dastidar B, Hunter GP, Hale L, Buysse DJ, Dubowitz T.

Sleep Health. 2016 Dec;2(4):277-282. doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2016.08.001. No abstract available.


Improved parental dietary quality is associated with children's dietary intake through the home environment.

Flórez KR, Richardson AS, Ghosh-Dastidar MB, Beckman R, Huang C, Wagner L, Dubowitz T.

Obes Sci Pract. 2017 Mar;3(1):75-82. doi: 10.1002/osp4.81. Epub 2017 Feb 24.


Telomere Length and Neighborhood Circumstances: Evaluating Biological Response to Unfavorable Exposures.

Lynch SM, Mitra N, Ravichandran K, Mitchell J, Spangler E, Zhou W, Paskett ED, Gehlert S, DeGraffinreid C, Stowe R, Dubowitz T, Riethman H, Branas CC, Peek MK, Rebbeck TR.

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 Apr;26(4):553-560. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-16-0554.


Does where you shop or who you are predict what you eat?: The role of stores and individual characteristics in dietary intake.

Vaughan CA, Collins R, Ghosh-Dastidar M, Beckman R, Dubowitz T.

Prev Med. 2017 Jul;100:10-16. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.03.015. Epub 2017 Mar 22.


One size doesn't fit all: cross-sectional associations between neighborhood walkability, crime and physical activity depends on age and sex of residents.

Richardson AS, Troxel WM, Ghosh-Dastidar MB, Beckman R, Hunter GP, DeSantis AS, Colabianchi N, Dubowitz T.

BMC Public Health. 2017 Jan 19;17(1):97. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3959-z.


Creating Healthier, More Equitable Communities By Improving Governance And Policy.

Dubowitz T, Orleans T, Nelson C, May LW, Sloan JC, Chandra A.

Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 Nov 1;35(11):1970-1975.


Where do food desert residents buy most of their junk food? Supermarkets.

Vaughan CA, Cohen DA, Ghosh-Dastidar M, Hunter GP, Dubowitz T.

Public Health Nutr. 2017 Oct;20(14):2608-2616. doi: 10.1017/S136898001600269X. Epub 2016 Oct 5.


The Power of Place: Social Network Characteristics, Perceived Neighborhood Features, and Psychological Distress Among African Americans in the Historic Hill District in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Flórez KR, Ghosh-Dastidar MB, Beckman R, de la Haye K, Duru OK, Abraído-Lanza AF, Dubowitz T.

Am J Community Psychol. 2016 Sep;58(1-2):60-8. doi: 10.1002/ajcp.12086. Epub 2016 Sep 9.


Are Food Deserts Also Play Deserts?

Cohen DA, Hunter G, Williamson S, Dubowitz T.

J Urban Health. 2016 Apr;93(2):235-43. doi: 10.1007/s11524-015-0024-7.


Diet And Perceptions Change With Supermarket Introduction In A Food Desert, But Not Because Of Supermarket Use.

Dubowitz T, Ghosh-Dastidar M, Cohen DA, Beckman R, Steiner ED, Hunter GP, Flórez KR, Huang C, Vaughan CA, Sloan JC, Zenk SN, Cummins S, Collins RL.

Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Nov;34(11):1858-68. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2015.0667. Erratum in: Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Dec;34(12):2205.


Rx exercise: physical activity is good medicine.

Stein BD, Dubowitz T.

J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2015 Oct;54(10):795-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2015.07.013. No abstract available.


Using a Grocery List Is Associated With a Healthier Diet and Lower BMI Among Very High-Risk Adults.

Dubowitz T, Cohen DA, Huang CY, Beckman RA, Collins RL.

J Nutr Educ Behav. 2015 May-Jun;47(3):259-64. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2015.01.005.


A natural experiment opportunity in two low-income urban food desert communities: research design, community engagement methods, and baseline results.

Dubowitz T, Ncube C, Leuschner K, Tharp-Gilliam S.

Health Educ Behav. 2015 Apr;42(1 Suppl):87S-96S. doi: 10.1177/1090198115570048.


Associations between depressive symptomatology, diet, and body mass index among participants in the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

Flórez KR, Dubowitz T, Ghosh-Dastidar MB, Beckman R, Collins RL.

J Acad Nutr Diet. 2015 Jul;115(7):1102-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2015.01.001. Epub 2015 Mar 10.


Store Impulse Marketing Strategies and Body Mass Index.

Cohen DA, Collins R, Hunter G, Ghosh-Dastidar B, Dubowitz T.

Am J Public Health. 2015 Jul;105(7):1446-52. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302220. Epub 2014 Dec 18.


Healthy food access for urban food desert residents: examination of the food environment, food purchasing practices, diet and BMI.

Dubowitz T, Zenk SN, Ghosh-Dastidar B, Cohen DA, Beckman R, Hunter G, Steiner ED, Collins RL.

Public Health Nutr. 2015 Aug;18(12):2220-30. doi: 10.1017/S1368980014002742. Epub 2014 Dec 5.


Distance to store, food prices, and obesity in urban food deserts.

Ghosh-Dastidar B, Cohen D, Hunter G, Zenk SN, Huang C, Beckman R, Dubowitz T.

Am J Prev Med. 2014 Nov;47(5):587-95. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2014.07.005. Epub 2014 Sep 10.


Are our actions aligned with our evidence? The skinny on changing the landscape of obesity.

Dubowitz T, Ghosh-Dastidar MB, Steiner E, Escarce JJ, Collins RL.

Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Mar;21(3):419-20. doi: 10.1002/oby.20294.


Mexico-United States migration and the prevalence of obesity: a transnational perspective.

Flórez KR, Dubowitz T, Saito N, Borges G, Breslau J.

Arch Intern Med. 2012 Dec 10;172(22):1760-2. No abstract available.


Food policy research: we need better measurement, better study designs, and reasonable and measured actions based on the available evidence.

Dubowitz T, Ghosh-Dastidar MB, Collins R, Escarce J.

Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Jan;21(1):5-6. doi: 10.1002/oby.20035. Epub 2012 Dec 27. No abstract available.


Neighborhood socioeconomic status and coronary heart disease risk prediction in a nationally representative sample.

Pollack CE, Slaughter ME, Griffin BA, Dubowitz T, Bird CE.

Public Health. 2012 Oct;126(10):827-35. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2012.05.028. Epub 2012 Oct 22.


Evaluation of the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Program: Progress During 2008 and 2009.

Schultz D, Tharp-Gilliam S, Dubowitz T, Yu H, Lovejoy SL, Phillips A, Engberg J.

Rand Health Q. 2012 Sep 1;2(3):1. eCollection 2012 Fall.


Using geographic information systems to match local health needs with public health services and programs.

Dubowitz T, Williams M, Steiner ED, Weden MM, Miyashiro L, Jacobson D, Lurie N.

Am J Public Health. 2011 Sep;101(9):1664-5. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300195. Epub 2011 Jul 21.


Racial/ethnic differences in US health behaviors: a decomposition analysis.

Dubowitz T, Heron M, Basurto-Davila R, Bird CE, Lurie N, Escarce JJ.

Am J Health Behav. 2011 May;35(3):290-304.


The Women's Health Initiative: The food environment, neighborhood socioeconomic status, BMI, and blood pressure.

Dubowitz T, Ghosh-Dastidar M, Eibner C, Slaughter ME, Fernandes M, Whitsel EA, Bird CE, Jewell A, Margolis KL, Li W, Michael YL, Shih RA, Manson JE, Escarce JJ.

Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Apr;20(4):862-71. doi: 10.1038/oby.2011.141. Epub 2011 Jun 9.


Access to food: getting to some of the root mediators of psychiatric illness.

Dubowitz T.

J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2010 May;49(5):437-8. No abstract available.


Neighbourhood socioeconomic status and biological 'wear and tear' in a nationally representative sample of US adults.

Bird CE, Seeman T, Escarce JJ, Basurto-Dávila R, Finch BK, Dubowitz T, Heron M, Hale L, Merkin SS, Weden M, Lurie N.

J Epidemiol Community Health. 2010 Oct;64(10):860-5. doi: 10.1136/jech.2008.084814. Epub 2009 Sep 16.


Does mental health history explain gender disparities in insomnia symptoms among young adults?

Hale L, Do DP, Basurto-Davila R, Heron M, Finch BK, Dubowitz T, Lurie N, Bird CE.

Sleep Med. 2009 Dec;10(10):1118-23. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2008.12.011. Epub 2009 May 20.


Regional differences in walking frequency and BMI: what role does the built environment play for Blacks and Whites?

Scott MM, Dubowitz T, Cohen DA.

Health Place. 2009 Sep;15(3):882-7. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2009.02.010. Epub 2009 Mar 6.


Interest in intrauterine contraception among seekers of emergency contraception and pregnancy testing.

Schwarz EB, Kavanaugh M, Douglas E, Dubowitz T, Creinin MD.

Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Apr;113(4):833-9. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e31819c856c.


Neighborhood socioeconomic status and fruit and vegetable intake among whites, blacks, and Mexican Americans in the United States.

Dubowitz T, Heron M, Bird CE, Lurie N, Finch BK, Basurto-Dávila R, Hale L, Escarce JJ.

Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Jun;87(6):1883-91.


Individual and neighborhood differences in diet among low-income foreign and U.S.-born women.

Dubowitz T, Subramanian SV, Acevedo-Garcia D, Osypuk TL, Peterson KE.

Womens Health Issues. 2008 May-Jun;18(3):181-90. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2007.11.001. Epub 2008 Jan 28.

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