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Maryland School Wellness Partnership


*indicates a mentored student or post-doctoral fellow

  1. Kowalski A, Kuhn AP*, Lane HG, Trude ACB*, Selam H, Hager ER, Black MM. Changes in family food security at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Public Health Nutrition. 2021;10:1-23.
  2. Cohen JFW, Hecht AA*, Hager ER, Turner L, Burkholder K, Schwartz MB. Strategies to Improve School Meal Consumption: A Systematic Review. Nutrients 2021;13(10):3520. PMCID: PMC8538164
  3. Feinberg T*, Parker E*, Lane H*, Rubio D*, Wang Y, Hager E. Disparities in Local Wellness Policies Implementation across Maryland Schools. Journal of School Health. 2021;91(12):992-1001. DOI:
  4. Bussell K*, Reeves G, Hager E, Zhu S, Correll CU, Riddle MA, Sikich L. Dietary Consumption Among Youth With Antipsychotic Induced Weight Gain And Changes Following Healthy Lifestyle Education. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. 2021;31:5: 364-375. DOI 10.1089/cap.2020.0173
  5. Lane H*, Campbell K, Zhang A*, Deitch R, Litz A, Shropshire J*, Turner L, Hager E. Development and inter-rater reliability of an observational school environment checklist (OSEC): a practical, comprehensive tool to assess healthy eating and physical activity opportunities in schools. Health Promotion and Practice. 2021;15248399211014501. DOI
  6. Kuhn AP*, Cockerham A*, O’Reilly N*, Bustad J, Miranda V, Laboda TV, Black MM, Hager ER. Home and neighborhood physical activity location availability among African American adolescent girls living in low-income, urban communities: associations with objectively measured physical activity. International Journal of Environmental Research in Public Health. 2021;18(9): 5003.  PMCID: PMC8125901.
  7. Kuhn AP*, Kim E, Lane HG*, Wang Y, Deitch R, Turner L, Hager ER, Parker EA*. Associations between elementary and middle school teachers’ physical activity promoting practices and teacher- and school-level factors. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2021;18(1):66. PMCID: PMC8135930
  8. Campbell KL, Wang Y, Pulling Kuhn A, Black MM, Hager ER. An ecological momentary assessment study of physical activity behaviors among mothers of toddlers from low-income households. BMC Women’s Health. 2021;21(1):120. PMCID: PMC7986017.
  9. O’Reilly N, Hager ER, Harrington D, Black MM. Assessment of risk for food insecurity among African American urban households: utilizing cumulative risk indices and latent class analysis to examine accumulation of risk factors. Translational and Behavioral Medicine. 2020;10(6):1322–1329. PMCID: PMC7796721
  10. Slaton A, Kowalski AJ, Zemanick A, Pulling Kuhn A, Hager ER, Black MM. Motor Competence and Attainment of Global Physical Activity Guidelines among a Statewide Sample of Preschoolers. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020;17(22):8546.  PMCID: PMC7698764
  11. Kinsey EW, Hecht AA, Dunn CG, Levi R, Read MA, Smith C, Niesen P, Seligman HK, Hager ER. School Closures During COVID-19: Opportunities for Innovation in Meal Service. American Journal of Public Health. 2020;110(11): 1635–1643. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2020.305875
  12. Lane H, Turner L, Dunn CG, Hager ER, Fleishhacker S. Leveraging implementation science in the public health response to COVID-19: the case of child food insecurity and federal nutrition assistance programs. Public Health Reports, 2020;135(6):728-736. PMCID: PMC7649993
  13. Lane H, Calvert H, Deitch R, Hager E, Turner L, Jilcott Pitts S, Babatunde T, Harris R. Usability of existing observational tools to measure schools’ health-promoting environment: a systematic review. Health & Place, 2020;66:102388. DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2020.102388
  14. McLoughlin, G. M., Massey, W. V., Calvert, H. G., Lane, H. G., Turner, L., & Hager, E. R. Recess as a practical strategy to implement the Whole School, Whole Child, Whole Community WSCC model in schools. Health Education Journal. 2020;80:199-209. DOI: 10.1177/0017896920959359
  15. Black MM, Hager ER, Wang Y, Hurley KM, Latta LW, Candelaria M, Caulfield LE. Toddler Obesity Prevention Study (TOPS): A Two-Generation Randomized Attention-Controlled Trial. Maternal & Child Health. 2020;17(3):e13075. DOI: /10.1111/mcn.13075
  16. Silber M, Weiss L, Sharaf S, Wang Y, Hager E, Carter R. Pediatric Residency Obesity and Overweight Training Curricula: A Systematic Review. Glob Pediatr Health. 2020;7:2333794X20928215. PMCID: PMC7323270
  17. Parker EA, Feinberg TM, Lane HG, Deitch R, Zemanick A, Saksvig BI, Turner L, Hager ER. Diet quality of elementary and middle school teachers is associated with healthier nutrition-related classroom practices. Prev Med Rep. 2020;18:101087. PMCID: PMC7155219
  18. Wang Y, Gielen AC, Magder LS, Hager ER, Black MM. Varying Effect of a Randomized Toddler Home Safety Promotion Intervention Trial by Initial Home Safety Problems. Maternal and Child Health. 2020;24(4):432-438. PMCID: PMC7082192
  19. Armstrong B, Covington L, Hager ER, Black M. Objective sleep and physical activity using 24-hour ankle-worn accelerometry among toddlers from low-income families. Sleep Health. 2019;5(5):459-465. PMCID: PMC6801033
  20. Schuler BR, Fowler B, Rubio D, Kilby S, Wang Y, Hager ER, Black MM. Building Blocks for Healthy Children: Evaluation of a Childcare Center-Based Obesity Prevention Pilot among Low-Income Children. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2019;51(8):958-966. PMCID: PMC6736706
  21. Carter R, Silber M*, Weiss L*, Sharaf S, Wang Y, Hager E. Effect of Child Overweight/Obesity Didactic Session on Resident Confidence and Detection. Global Pediatric Health. 2019;6:2333794X19840360. PMCID: PMC6454653
  22. McIlree C*, Lane HG*, Wang Y, Hager ER. Wellness Committee Status and Local Wellness Policy Implementation Over Time. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2019;56(3):e75-e83. DOI: 10.1016/amepre.2018.10.023
  23. Wang Y, Hager E, Magder LS, Arbaiza R, Wilkes S, Black MM. A dyadic analysis on source discrepancy and a mediation analysis via self-efficacy in the parental support and physical activity relation among Black girls. Childhood Obesity. 2019;15(2):123-130. DOI: 10.1089/chi.2018.0123