Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title Altmetric
2019 Body image and dissatisfaction among rural Deep South African American women in a weight loss intervention 2019
2019 Positive Outliers Among African American Women and the Factors Associated with Long-Term Physical Activity Maintenance 2019
2019 Illustration of Measurement Error Models for Reducing Bias in Nutrition and Obesity Research Using 2-D Body Composition Data 2019
2019 A Systematic Scoping Review of Surgically Manipulated Adipose Tissue and the Regulation of Energetics and Body Fat in Animals 2019
2018 A method for measuring human body composition using digital images 2018
2018 Infant Feeding Practices and Weight Gain in Toddlers Born Very Preterm: A Pilot Study 2018
2018 Similar weight loss and maintenance in African American and White women in the Improving Weight Loss (ImWeL) trial 2018
2018 WIC Cash Value Voucher Redemption Behavior in Jefferson County, Alabama, and Its Association With Fruit and Vegetable Consumption 2018
2018 Factors That Influence Blood Pressure in 3- to 5-Year-Old Children: A Pilot Study 2018
2017 Formative Assessment: Design of a Web-Connected Sedentary Behavior Intervention for Females. 2017
2017 Designing culturally relevant physical activity programs for African-American women: A framework for intervention development 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 Alabama 2017
2017 Weight change after spinal cord injury 2017
2017 Assessment of vascular function in low socioeconomic status preschool children: a pilot study 2017
2016 Associations between neighborhood socioeconomic environment and physical activity in Cuban immigrants 2016
2016 Adolescent obesity in contextual settings: a scoping study of multilevel and hierarchical examinations 2016
2016 Farm-to-consumer retail outlet use, fruit and vegetable intake, and obesity status among WIC program participants in Alabama 2016
2016 Rigorous control conditions diminish treatment effects in weight loss-randomized controlled trials 2016
2016 Decomposing Racial Disparities in Obesity Prevalence: Variations in Retail Food Environment 2016
2016 Visual Representation of Body Shape in African-American and European American Women: Clinical Considerations. 2016
2015 Disparities in the Availability of Farmers Markets in the United States 2015
2015 Physical characteristics associated with weight misperception among overweight and obese men: NHANES 1999-2006 2015
2014 Dietary interventions and quality of life: A systematic review of the literature 2014
2014 Association of run-in periods with weight loss in obesity randomized controlled trials 2014
2014 Baseline participant characteristics and risk for dropout from ten obesity randomized controlled trials: a pooled analysis of individual level data. 2014
2014 Outside-of-school time obesity prevention and treatment interventions in African American youth 2014
2014 Relationship between social support and body mass index among overweight and obese African American women in the rural Deep South, 2011-2013 2014
2014 The geographic distribution of obesity in the US and the potential regional differences in misreporting of obesity 2014
2014 Walking and proximity to the urban growth boundary and central business district 2014
2013 Overstatement of results in the nutrition and obesity peer-reviewed literature 2013
2013 Harvest for health gardening intervention feasibility study in cancer survivors 2013
2013 Empirical Evidence Does Not Support An Association Between Less Ambitious Pre-Treatment Goals And Better Treatment Outcomes: A Meta-Analysis 2013
2013 The associations of perceived neighborhood disorder and physical activity with obesity among African American adolescents 2013
2013 Predictors of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in African American young adolescents 2013
2013 Correlates of symptoms of depression and anxiety among clinic patients in western Jamaica. 2013
2012 Examining the Association Between Body Mass Index and Weight Related Quality of Life in Black and White Women 2012
2012 Is funding source related to study reporting quality in obesity or nutrition randomized control trials in top-tier medical journals 2012
2012 Getting carried away: A note showing baseline observation carried forward (BOCF) results can be calculated from published complete-cases results 2012
2012 Short-term physical activity intervention decreases femoral bone marrow adipose tissue in young children: A pilot study 2012
2011 Attitudes and beliefs associated with leisure-time physical activity among African American adults 2011
2011 Body image as a mediator of the relationship between body mass index and weight-related quality of life in black women 2011
2011 Neighborhood Perceptions Affect Dietary Behaviors and Diet Quality 2011
2011 Validity of self-reported leisure-time sedentary behavior in adolescents 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) 2011
2010 Adiposity and genetic admixture, but not race/ethnicity, influence bone mineral content in peripubertal children 2010
2009 Neighborhood-Level Disadvantage Is Associated with Reduced Dietary Quality in Children 2009
2009 Missing data in randomized clinical trials for weight loss: Scope of the problem, state of the field, and performance of statistical methods 2009
2009 Association between insufficiently physically active and the prevalence of obesity in the United States 2009
2009 Do Dietary Modifications Made Prior to Pubertal Maturation Have the Potential to Decrease Obesity Later in Life? A Developmental Perspective 2009
2008 School-based obesity treatment and prevention programs: All in all, just another brick in the wall? 2008
2008 Industry funding and the reporting quality of large long-term weight loss trials 2008
2008 Erratum: Waist circumference values are increasing beyond those expected from BMI increases (Obesity (2007) 15 (2380-2383)) 2008
2007 Waist circumference values are increasing beyond those expected from BMI increases 2007
2004 Associations of fitness and fatness with mortality in Russian and American men in the lipids research clinics study 2004
2003 The effect of cardiorespiratory fitness and obesity on cancer mortality in women and men 2003
2003 Impact of the pathways food service intervention on breakfast served in American-Indian schools 2003
2001 Food shopping practices are associated with dietary quality in low-income households 2001

Teaching Activities

  • EPI602Q - Epi of Chronic Diseases (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • EPI697Q - Internship Online (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PUH302 - Epidemiology (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • 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
  • Full Name

  • Olivia Affuso