Sharon E. Ross - Publications


Rupp, K., Taverno Ross, S.E., Gary-Webb, T.L., Akiva, T., Jakicic, J.M. Household Support for Physical Activity in Adolescent Girls Recruited from Lower Socioeconomic Status Neighborhoods. Int J Exerc Sci. 2019;12(5):811-824.
Taverno Ross, S.E., Macia, L., Documet, P.I., Sanchez, I., Escribano, C. Mirzakazemi, T. Latino parents' perceptions of physical activity and healthy eating: at the intersection of culture, family, and health. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2018;50(10):968-976.
Taverno Ross, S.E., Documet, P.I., Pate, R.R., Saunders, R.P., McIver, K.L., Barone Gibbs, B. ANDALE Pittsburgh: results of a promotora-led, home-based intervention to promote a healthy weight in Latino preschool children. BMC Public Health. 2018 Mar 16;18(1):360. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5266-3. PMID: 29548321
Ross, S.E.T., Clennin, M., Pate, R.R. Stepping it up: Longitudinal walking behaviors and neighborhood walkability in children from 5th to 7th grade. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 Feb 3;15(2), pii: E262.
Barr-Anderson, D.J., Flynn, J.I., Dowda, M., Taverno Ross, S.E., Schenkelberg, M., Reid, L., Pate, R.R. Change in physical activity from elementary to middle school: race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status as modifying effects. J Adolesc Health. 2017 Nov;61(5):562-570. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.05.007. Epub 2017 Jul 18. PMID: 28732715
Taverno Ross, S.E., Documet, P.I., Pate, R.R., Wisneiwski, L.M., Smith-Tapia, I., Gibbs, B.B. Study Protocol for a Home-based Obesity Prevention Program in Latino Preschool Children. Transl J Am Coll Sports Med. 2017 Jul 15;2(14):85-91. doi: 10.1249/TJX.0000000000000038. PMID: 29082322
Dowda, M., McIver, K.L., Taverno Ross, S.E., Dishman, R., Pate, R.R. Physical activity and changes in adiposity in the transition from elementary to middle school. Child Obesity. 2017 Feb;13(1):53-62.
Rupp, K., Taverno Ross, S.E., Jakicic, J.M. Age of onset of obesity is not predictive of response to a standard behavioral weight loss intervention. Obes Sci Pract. 2016. 2(3); 248-255
Taverno Ross, S. E., Dowda, M., Dishman, R., Pate, R. R. Classes of physical activity and sedentary behavior in 5th grade children. Am J Health Behavior. 2016;40(3):352-361.
Ross, S.E., Francis, L.A.; Physical activity beliefs, facilitators, and barriers for Hispanic children of immigrants: A child's perspective. Int J Qual Studies Health Wellbeing. 2016; 11:31949.
Taverno Ross, S. E. Physical activity in Latino men and women: just one piece to the puzzle. Am J Lifestyle Med. 2014 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print; doi:10.1177/1559827614553168]. 2015 9(1): 37-39
Pate, R. R., Taverno Ross, S. E., Liese, A. D., Dowda, M.; Physical activity, diet quality and weight status in U.S. adults: Associations within and across age groups. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014 Jul 23. [Epub ahead of print].
Taverno Ross, S.E., Larson, N.I., Wall, M.M., Graham, D., Neumark-Sztainer D.R.; Longitudinal changes in physical activity and sedentary behavior from adolescence to adulthood: comparing U.S.-born and foreign-born populations. J Phys Act Health. 2014 Mar;11(3):519-27. Epub 2013 Feb 8.
Archer, E., Lavie, C. J., McDonald, S. M., Thomas, D. M., H├ębert, J. R., Taverno Ross, S. E., McIver, K. L., Malina, R. M., Blair, S. N.; Maternal inactivity: 45-year trends in mother's use of time. Mayo Clin Proc. 2013 Dec;88(12):1368-77.
Taverno Ross, S. E., Byun, W., McIver, K. L., Saunders, R. P., Dowda, M., Pate, R. R.; Sedentary behaviors in 5th grade boys and girls: Where, with whom, and why? Child Obesity. 2013 Dec;9(6):532-9. Epub 2013 Oct 22.
Taverno Ross, S. E., Dowda, M., Beets, M. W., Pate, R. R.; Physical activity behavior and related characteristics of highly-active 8th grade girls. J of Adol Health. 2013 Jun;52(6):745-51. Epub 2013 Feb 4.
Taverno Ross SE, Dowda M, Saunders RP, Pate RR.; Double Dose: The cumulative effect of TV viewing at home and in preschool on children's activity patterns and weight status. Ped Exc Sci. 2013 May;25(2):262-272. Epub 2013 Mar 15. Erratum in: Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2014 Feb;26(1):120.
Taverno Ross, S. E., Dowda, M., Colabianchi, N., Saunders, R. P., Pate, R. R.; After-school setting, physical activity, and sedentary behavior in 5th grade boys and girls. Health Place. 2012 Sep;18(5):951-5. Epub 2012 Jun 28.
Taverno Ross, S.E., Francis, L.A., BeLue, R.Z., & Viruell-Fuentes, E.A.; Associations between physical activity and overweight among U.S. youth by immigrant generation: results from the 2007 National Survey of Children's Health. J Phys Act Health. 2012 Aug;9(6):840-8. Epub 2011 Sep 13.
Taverno, S.E., Rollins, B., & Francis, L.A.; Generation, Language, BMI, and Activity Patterns in Hispanic Children. Am J Prev Med. 2010;38(2):145-153.


Taverno Ross, S.E. Physical activity promotion interventions in Latino preschool children: A scoping review. Kines Rev. 2018;7(2):151-162.
Ross, S.E., Flynn, J.I., Pate, R.R. What's really causing the obesity epidemic? A review of reviews in children and adults. 2016 Jun;34(12):1148-53. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2015.1093650. Epub 2015 Sep 23.
Pate, R.R., O'Neill, J.R., Liese, A.D., Janz, K.F., Granberg, E.M., Colabianchi, N., Harsha, D.W., Condrasky, M.M., O'Neil, P.M., Lau, E.Y., Taverno Ross, S.E.; Factors associated with development of excessive fatness in children and adolescents: A review of prospective studies. Obes Rev. 2013 Aug;14(8):645-58. Epub 2013 Apr 22.