Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title Altmetric
2019 Body image and dissatisfaction among rural Deep South African American women in a weight loss interventionJournal of Health Psychology.  24:1167-1177. 2019
2019 Positive Outliers Among African American Women and the Factors Associated with Long-Term Physical Activity MaintenanceJournal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.  6:603-617. 2019
2019 Illustration of Measurement Error Models for Reducing Bias in Nutrition and Obesity Research Using 2-D Body Composition DataObesity Research.  27:489-495. 2019
2018 A method for measuring human body composition using digital imagesPLoS ONE.  13. 2018
2018 Infant Feeding Practices and Weight Gain in Toddlers Born Very Preterm: A Pilot StudyJournal of Pediatric Nursing.  43:29-35. 2018
2018 Similar weight loss and maintenance in African American and White women in the Improving Weight Loss (ImWeL) trialEthnicity and Health.  1-13. 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 Factors That Influence Blood Pressure in 3- to 5-Year-Old Children: A Pilot StudyBiological Research For Nursing.  20:25-31. 2018
2017 Formative Assessment: Design of a Web-Connected Sedentary Behavior Intervention for Females.JMIR Human Factors.  4:e28. 2017
2017 Designing culturally relevant physical activity programs for African-American women: A framework for intervention developmentJournal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.  4:397-409. 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 Weight change after spinal cord injuryJournal of Spinal Cord Medicine.  40:130-137. 2017
2017 Assessment of vascular function in low socioeconomic status preschool children: a pilot studyJournal of the American Society of Hypertension.  11:101-109. 2017
2016 Associations between neighborhood socioeconomic environment and physical activity in Cuban immigrantsSSM - Population Health.  2:130-135. 2016
2016 Adolescent obesity in contextual settings: a scoping study of multilevel and hierarchical examinationsClinical Obesity.  6:296-304. 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 Rigorous control conditions diminish treatment effects in weight loss-randomized controlled trialsInternational Journal of Obesity.  40:895-898. 2016
2016 Decomposing Racial Disparities in Obesity Prevalence: Variations in Retail Food EnvironmentAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  50:365-372. 2016
2016 Visual Representation of Body Shape in African-American and European American Women: Clinical Considerations.Clinical Medicine Insights : Women's Health.  9:63-70. 2016
2015 Disparities in the Availability of Farmers Markets in the United StatesEnvironmental Justice.  8:135-143. 2015
2015 Physical characteristics associated with weight misperception among overweight and obese men: NHANES 1999-2006Obesity Research.  23:242-247. 2015
2014 Dietary interventions and quality of life: A systematic review of the literatureJournal of Nutrition Education.  46:90-101. 2014
2014 Association of run-in periods with weight loss in obesity randomized controlled trialsObesity Reviews.  15:68-73. 2014
2014 Baseline participant characteristics and risk for dropout from ten obesity randomized controlled trials: a pooled analysis of individual level data.Frontiers in Nutrition.  1. 2014
2014 Outside-of-school time obesity prevention and treatment interventions in African American youthObesity Reviews.  15:26-45. 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
2014 The geographic distribution of obesity in the US and the potential regional differences in misreporting of obesityObesity Research.  22:300-306. 2014
2014 Walking and proximity to the urban growth boundary and central business districtAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  47:481-486. 2014
2013 Overstatement of results in the nutrition and obesity peer-reviewed literatureAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  45:615-621. 2013
2013 Harvest for health gardening intervention feasibility study in cancer survivorsActa Oncologica.  52:1110-1118. 2013
2013 Empirical Evidence Does Not Support An Association Between Less Ambitious Pre-Treatment Goals And Better Treatment Outcomes: A Meta-AnalysisObesity Reviews.  14:532-540. 2013
2013 The associations of perceived neighborhood disorder and physical activity with obesity among African American adolescentsBMC Public Health.  13. 2013
2013 Predictors of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in African American young adolescentsAnnals of Behavioral Medicine.  45. 2013
2013 Correlates of symptoms of depression and anxiety among clinic patients in western Jamaica.West Indian Medical Journal.  62:533-542. 2013
2012 Examining the Association Between Body Mass Index and Weight Related Quality of Life in Black and White WomenApplied Research in Quality of Life.  7:309-322. 2012
2012 Is funding source related to study reporting quality in obesity or nutrition randomized control trials in top-tier medical journalsInternational Journal of Obesity.  36:977-981. 2012
2012 Getting carried away: A note showing baseline observation carried forward (BOCF) results can be calculated from published complete-cases resultsInternational Journal of Obesity.  36:886-889. 2012
2012 Short-term physical activity intervention decreases femoral bone marrow adipose tissue in young children: A pilot studyBONE.  50:23-27. 2012
2011 Attitudes and beliefs associated with leisure-time physical activity among African American adultsEthnicity and Disease.  21:63-67. 2011
2011 Body image as a mediator of the relationship between body mass index and weight-related quality of life in black womenJournal of Women's Health.  20:1573-1578. 2011
2011 Neighborhood Perceptions Affect Dietary Behaviors and Diet QualityJournal of Nutrition Education.  43:244-250. 2011
2011 Validity of self-reported leisure-time sedentary behavior in adolescentsJournal of Negative Results in Biomedicine.  10. 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
2010 Adiposity and genetic admixture, but not race/ethnicity, influence bone mineral content in peripubertal childrenJournal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism.  28:424-432. 2010
2009 Neighborhood-Level Disadvantage Is Associated with Reduced Dietary Quality in ChildrenJournal of The American Dietetic Association.  109:1612-1616. 2009
2009 Missing data in randomized clinical trials for weight loss: Scope of the problem, state of the field, and performance of statistical methodsPLoS ONE.  4. 2009
2009 Association between insufficiently physically active and the prevalence of obesity in the United StatesJournal of Physical Activity and Health.  6:1-5. 2009
2009 Do Dietary Modifications Made Prior to Pubertal Maturation Have the Potential to Decrease Obesity Later in Life? A Developmental PerspectiveICAN: Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition.  1:271-281. 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 Industry funding and the reporting quality of large long-term weight loss trialsInternational Journal of Obesity.  32:1531-1536. 2008
2008 Erratum: Waist circumference values are increasing beyond those expected from BMI increases (Obesity (2007) 15 (2380-2383))Obesity Research.  16:718. 2008
2007 Waist circumference values are increasing beyond those expected from BMI increasesObesity Research.  15:2380-2383. 2007
2004 Associations of fitness and fatness with mortality in Russian and American men in the lipids research clinics studyInternational Journal of Obesity.  28:1463-1470. 2004
2003 The effect of cardiorespiratory fitness and obesity on cancer mortality in women and menMedicine and science in sports.  35:270-277. 2003
2003 Impact of the pathways food service intervention on breakfast served in American-Indian schoolsPreventive Medicine.  37. 2003
2001 Food shopping practices are associated with dietary quality in low-income householdsJournal of Nutrition Education.  33. 2001

Teaching Activities

  • EPI697 - Internship (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • EPI697Q - Internship Online (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • EPI698 - Directed Research (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • EPI697Q - Internship Online (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PUH302 - Epid: Beyond the Outbreak (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EPI602Q - Epi of Chronic Diseases (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EPI697Q - Internship Online (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EPI698 - Directed Research (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PUH491 - Directed Study (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • EPI697 - Internship (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • PUH302 - Epid: Beyond the Outbreak (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EPI602Q - Epi of Chronic Diseases (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EPI697 - Internship (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EPI697 - Internship (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • PUH302 - Epid: Beyond the Outbreak (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EPI602Q - Epi of Chronic Diseases (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EPI697 - Internship (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EPI698 - Directed Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PUH302 - Epid: Beyond the Outbreak (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • EPI698 - Directed Research (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • EPI697 - Internship (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • EPI698 - Directed Research (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • EPI799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • EPI698 - Directed Research (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EPI799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EPI798 - Doctoral Directed Research (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • EPI799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • EPI697 - Internship (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • EPI698 - Directed Research (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • EPI798 - Doctoral Directed Research (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • EPI697 - Internship (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • EPI798 - Doctoral Directed Research (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • EPI698 - Directed Research (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • EPI798 - Doctoral Directed Research (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • EPI698 - Directed Research (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • EPI798 - Doctoral Directed Research (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • EPI798 - Doctoral Directed Research (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • EPI600 - Intro to Epidemiology (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • EPI697 - Internship (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • EPI798 - Doctoral Directed Research (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • EPI697 - Internship (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • EPI600 - Intro to Epidemiology (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • EPI600 - Intro to Epidemiology (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • EPI698 - Directed Research (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • EPI697 - Internship (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • EPI600 - Intro to Epidemiology (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • EPI600 - Intro to Epidemiology (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • EPI799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • EPI697 - Internship (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • EPI799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • EPI799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • EPI600 - Intro to Epidemiology (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • EPI600 - Intro to Epidemiology (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • EPI799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • EPI697 - Internship (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • EPI798 - Doctoral Directed Research (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • EPI798 - Doctoral Directed Research (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • EPI600 - Intro to Epidemiology (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • EPI600 - Intro to Epidemiology (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology, University of North Carolina System : Chapel Hill 2005
  • Master of Science in Human Nutrition, Georgia State University 1999
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Health and Wellness, University of North Florida 1994
  • Full Name

  • Olivia Affuso