Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2019 Promoting Physical Activity Across the Life Span: Progress and PromiseJournal of Public Health Management and Practice.  25:30-31. 2019
2018 Determinants of obesity in two urban CommUnities: PerCePtions anD CommUnity-Driven solUtionsEthnicity and Disease.  28:33-42. 2018
2018 Associations between Race, Perceived Psychological Stress, and the Gut Microbiota in a Sample of Generally Healthy Black and White Women: A Pilot Study on the Role of Race and Perceived Psychological StressPsychosomatic Medicine.  80:640-648. 2018
2018 Dietary Patterns Among Overweight and Obese African-American Women Living in the Rural SouthJournal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.  5:141-150. 2018
2018 WIC Cash Value Voucher Redemption Behavior in Jefferson County, Alabama, and Its Association With Fruit and Vegetable ConsumptionAmerican Journal of Health Promotion.  32:325-333. 2018
2018 Assessment of the nutrition environment in rural counties in the Deep SouthJournal of Nutritional Science2018
2018 Reasons for Late-Night Eating and Willingness to Change:A Qualitative Study in Pregnant Black WomenJournal of Nutrition Education2018
2017 Longitudinal Analysis of Nut-Inclusive Diets and Body Mass Index Among Overweight and Obese African American Women Living in Rural Alabama and Mississippi, 2011-2013Preventing Chronic Disease.  14:E82. 2017
2017 Weight loss and improved metabolic outcomes amongst rural African American women in the Deep South: six-month outcomes from a community-based randomized trialJournal of Internal Medicine.  282:102-113. 2017
2017 Lower depression scores associated with greater weight loss among rural black women in a behavioral weight loss programTranslational Behavioral Medicine.  7:320-329. 2017
2017 Perceived Barriers and Facilitators of Farm-to-Consumer Retail Outlet Use Among Participants of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in AlabamaJournal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition.  12:237-250. 2017
2017 Meal Timing and Frequency: Implications for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart AssociationCirculation.  135:e96-e121. 2017
2017 Body image and dissatisfaction among rural Deep South African American women in a weight loss interventionJournal of Health Psychology2017
2017 Inferior outcomes for black children with high risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia and the impact of socioeconomic variablesMedical and Pediatric Oncology.  64:267-274. 2017
2017 The 2016 Active Living Research Conference: Equity in active livingPreventive Medicine.  95:S1-S3. 2017
2016 Nut Intake among overweight and obese african-American women in the rural SouthHealth values.  40:585-593. 2016
2016 Farm-to-consumer retail outlet use, fruit and vegetable intake, and obesity status among WIC program participants in AlabamaHealth values.  40:446-454. 2016
2016 Rural active living: A call to actionJournal of Public Health Management and Practice.  22:E11-E20. 2016
2016 The Activity Support Scale for Multiple Groups (ACTS-MG): Child-reported Physical Activity Parenting in African American and Non-Hispanic White FamiliesBehavioral Medicine.  42:112-119. 2016
2015 Shifting community-based participatory infrastructure from education/outreach to research: Challenges and solutionsProgress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action.  9:33-39. 2015
2015 Feasibility, acceptability, and characteristics associated with adherence and completion of a culturally relevant internet-enhanced physical activity pilot intervention for overweight and obese young adult African American women enrolled in collegeBMC Research Notes2015
2015 Feasibility, acceptability, and characteristics associated with adherence and completion of a culturally relevant internet-enhanced physical activity pilot intervention for overweight and obese young adult African American women enrolled in collegeBMC Research Notes.  8. 2015
2015 Social and cultural environment factors influencing physical activity among african-american adolescentsJournal of Adolescent Health.  56:536-542. 2015
2015 A study of the relationship between food group recommendations and perceived stress: Findings from black women in the deep southJournal of Obesity.  2015. 2015
2015 Cultural beliefs and physical activity among African-American adolescentsHealth values.  39:284-293. 2015
2015 Does Short Sleep Lead to Obesity Among Children and Adolescents? Current Understanding and ImplicationsAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.  9:428-437. 2015
2014 Assessing environmental support for better health: Active living opportunity audits in rural communities in the southern United StatesPreventive Medicine.  66:28-33. 2014
2014 Considerations for bio-specimen collection among black women residing in the rural Deep South participating in a cancer prevention studyJournal of Community Genetics.  5:257-263. 2014
2014 Electronic health (eHealth) interventions for weight management among racial/ethnic minority adults: A systematic reviewObesity Reviews.  15:146-158. 2014
2014 Relationship between social support and body mass index among overweight and obese African American women in the rural Deep South, 2011-2013Preventing Chronic Disease.  11. 2014
2013 The associations of perceived neighborhood disorder and physical activity with obesity among African American adolescentsBMC Public Health.  13. 2013
2013 Developing an intervention to address physical activity barriers for African-American women in the deep south (USA)Women's Health.  9:301-312. 2013
2013 What "price" means when buying food: Insights from a multisite qualitative study with Black AmericansAmerican Journal of Public Health.  103:516-522. 2013
2013 Predictors of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in African American young adolescentsAnnals of Behavioral Medicine.  45. 2013
2013 Caregiver perceptions of the food marketing environment of African-American 3-11-year-olds: A qualitative studyPublic Health Nutrition.  16:2231-2239. 2013
2013 Component analysis and initial validity of the exercise fear avoidance scaleHealth values.  37:87-95. 2013
2012 Language, duration of United States residency, and leisure time physical activity among women from the third national health and nutrition examination survey (NHANES III)Journal of Women's Health.  21:1170-1179. 2012
2011 Healthy happy kids: Tackling childhood obesity in alabama's largest city, one after-school program at a timeChildhood Obesity.  7:240-241. 2011
2011 Fear of physical response to exercise among overweight and obese adultsQualitative Research in Sport and Exercise.  3:174-192. 2011
2011 Measuring parental support for children's physical activity in white and African American parents: The Activity Support Scale for Multiple Groups (ACTS-MG)Preventive Medicine.  52:39-43. 2011
2011 Predictors of retention of African American women in a walking programHealth values.  35:40-50. 2011
2010 Use of the Nominal Group Technique (NGT) to understand the perceptions of the healthiness of foods associated with African AmericansEvaluation and Program Planning.  33:343-348. 2010
2010 Is dietary fat "fattening"? a comprehensive research synthesisCRC critical reviews in food science and nutrition.  50:699-715. 2010
2010 Improving access to care for African-American and Latino children and adolescents: Barriers and opportunitiesChildhood Obesity.  6:177-183. 2010
2010 Fruit and Vegetable Pricing by Demographic Factors in the Birmingham, Alabama, Metropolitan Area, 2004-2005Preventing Chronic Disease.  7. 2010
2009 Design and implementation of a pilot obesity prevention program in a low-resource school: Lessons learned and research recommendationsHealth Education.  109:66-85. 2009
2009 Ten putative contributors to the obesity epidemicCRC critical reviews in food science and nutrition.  49:868-913. 2009
2008 School-based obesity treatment and prevention programs: All in all, just another brick in the wall?International Journal of Obesity.  32:1747-1751. 2008
2008 Indulgent feeding style and children's weight status in preschoolJournal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.  29:403-410. 2008
2007 Racial influences associated with weight-related beliefs in African American and Caucasian womenEthnicity and Disease.  17:1-5. 2007
2007 Church-based health promotion interventions: Evidence and lessons learnedAnnual Review of Public Health.  28:213-234. 2007
2007 Toward the reduction of population obesity: Macrolevel environmental approaches to the problems of food, eating, and obesityPsychological Bulletin.  133:205-226. 2007
2007 The impact of cost on the availability of fruits and vegetables in the homes of schoolchildren in Birmingham, AlabamaAmerican Journal of Public Health.  97:367-372. 2007
2006 Putative contributors to the secular increase in obesity: Exploring the roads less traveledInternational Journal of Obesity.  30:1585-1594. 2006
2005 Introduction to the special supplement: Prevention with persons living with HIVAIDS Education and Prevention.  17:1-5. 2005
2005 Introduction to the special supplement: prevention with persons living with HIV.AIDS Education and Prevention.  17:1-5. 2005
2005 National prevalence of obesity: Prevalence of obesity in the United StatesObesity Reviews.  6:5-7. 2005
2005 Results of go girls: A weight control program for overweight African-American adolescent femalesObesity Research.  13:1739-1748. 2005
2004 Transition to adult care for adolescents with sickle cell disease: Results of a national surveyInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health.  16:47-64. 2004
2001 Conducting health interventions in Black Churches: A model for building effective partnershipsEthnicity and Disease.  11:823-833. 2001
2001 Obesity intervention among African-American children and adolescentsPediatric Clinics of North America.  48:1027-1039. 2001
2000 The efficacy of a pilot family psychoeducational intervention for pediatric Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)Families, Systems and Health.  18:381-404. 2000
1999 Career development of black males: Case studiesJournal of Career Development.  25:161-171. 1999
1998 Positive and negative supervisory experiences reported by counseling trainees.Psychological Reports.  82:762. 1998
1998 Psychosocial Considerations in Sickle Cell Disease (SCD): The Transition from Adolescence to Young AdulthoodJournal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.  5:315-341. 1998


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2015 Understanding and addressing racial/ethnic disparities in obesity.  247-265. 2015
2008 Motivational Interviewing in Health Promotion and Behavioral Medicine.  457-476. 2008
2004 Public health: Career opportunities for psychologists in public health.  241-256. 2004

Principal Investigator On

  • Utilizing the NAATPN Network to Reduce Tobacco-Related and Cancer Health Disparities  awarded by NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN TOBACCO PREVENTION NETWORK (NAATPN)(THE) 2018 - 2023
  • Culture of Health Leaders Cohort One - Strategic Initiative  awarded by Johnson (Robert Wood) Foundation 2018 - 2019
  • Advancing Health Equity in Jefferson County, AL  awarded by Johnson (Robert Wood) Foundation 2016 - 2019
  • Advancing Health Equity in Jefferson County II  awarded by UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL ALABAMA, INC. 2017 - 2019
  • Promoting Weight-Loss in African American Cancer Survivors in the Deep South  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2018
  • The Role of Obesity in Maternal and Child Health Disparities in Jefferson County  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2017
  • My Mommy and Me_A Head Start at Reducing Health Disparities  awarded by National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2017
  • Advancing Health Equity  awarded by UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL ALABAMA, INC. 2016
  • Jefferson County Place Matters  awarded by Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham 2013 - 2014
  • Sociocultural Influences on Dietary Intake Among Black Women in the Deep South  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2009 - 2013
  • African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network  awarded by University of Pennsylvania 2010 - 2012
  • If You Build It, Will They Come? Interactive Effects of Social/Cultural Factors and the Built Environment on Physical Activity Among African-American Youth  awarded by Johnson (Robert Wood) Foundation 2009 - 2011
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, Georgia State University 1999
  • Master of Science in Community Health Services / Liaison / Counseling, Georgia State University 1994
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Emory University 1992
  • Full Name

  • Monica Baskin