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Elsie M. Taveras, MD, MPH


  • Taveras EM, Gillman MW, Peña MM, Redline S, Rifas-Shiman SL.Chronic sleep curtailment and adiposity.Pediatrics. 2014 Jun;133(6):1013-22.
  • Arsenault LN, Xu K, Taveras EM, Hacker KA.Parents' Obesity-Related Behavior and Confidence to Support Behavioral Change in Their Obese Child: Data From the STAR Study.Acad Pediatr. 2014 May 6.
  • Cespedes EM, Horan CM, Gillman MW, Gortmaker SL, Price S, Rifas-Shiman SL, Mitchell K, Taveras EM.Participant characteristics and intervention processes associated with reductions in television viewing in the High Five for Kids study.Prev Med. 2014 May;62:64-70.
  • Martínez-Andrade GO, Cespedes EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Romero-Quechol G, González-Unzaga MA, Benítez-Trejo MA, Flores-Huerta S, Horan C, Haines J, Taveras EM, Pérez-Cuevas R, Gillman MW.Feasibility and impact of Creciendo Sanos, a clinic-based pilot intervention to prevent obesity among preschool children in Mexico City.BMC Pediatr. 2014;14:77.
  • Cheng JK, Wen X, Coletti KD, Cox JE, Taveras EM.2-Year BMI Changes of Children Referred for Multidisciplinary Weight Management.Int J Pediatr. 2014;2014:152586.
  • Stanford FC, Taveras EM.The Massachusetts school-based body mass index experiment-gleaning implementation lessons for future childhood obesity reduction efforts.Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Apr;22(4):973-5.
  • Wright DR, Taveras EM, Gillman MW, Horan CM, Hohman KH, Gortmaker SL, Prosser LA.The cost of a primary care-based childhood obesity prevention intervention.BMC Health Serv Res. 2014;14:44.
  • Gortmaker SL, Taveras EM.Who becomes obese during childhood--clues to prevention.N Engl J Med. 2014 Jan 30;370(5):475-6.
  • Taveras EM, Marshall R, Horan CM, Gillman MW, Hacker K, Kleinman KP, Koziol R, Price S, Rifas-Shiman SL, Simon SR.Improving children's obesity-related health care quality: process outcomes of a cluster-randomized controlled trial.Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Jan;22(1):27-31.
  • Sharifi M, Dryden EM, Horan CM, Price S, Marshall R, Hacker K, Finkelstein JA, Taveras EM.Leveraging text messaging and mobile technology to support pediatric obesity-related behavior change: a qualitative study using parent focus groups and interviews.J Med Internet Res. 2013;15(12):e272.
  • Benjamin Neelon SE, Taveras EM, Ostbye T, Gillman MW.Preventing Obesity in Infants and Toddlers in Child Care: Results from a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.Matern Child Health J. 2013 Sep 25.
  • Haines J, McDonald J, O'Brien A, Sherry B, Bottino CJ, Schmidt ME, Taveras EM.Healthy Habits, Happy Homes: randomized trial to improve household routines for obesity prevention among preschool-aged children.JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Nov;167(11):1072-9.
  • Cespedes EM, McDonald J, Haines J, Bottino CJ, Schmidt ME, Taveras EM.Obesity-related behaviors of US- and non-US-born parents and children in low-income households.J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2013 Oct;34(8):541-8.
  • Taveras EM, Gillman MW, Kleinman KP, Rich-Edwards JW, Rifas-Shiman SL.Reducing racial/ethnic disparities in childhood obesity: the role of early life risk factors.JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Aug 1;167(8):731-8.
  • Sonneville KR, Rifas-Shiman SL, Haines J, Gortmaker S, Mitchell KF, Gillman MW, Taveras EM.Associations of parental control of feeding with eating in the absence of hunger and food sneaking, hiding, and hoarding.Child Obes. 2013 Aug;9(4):346-9.
  • Boeke CE, Oken E, Kleinman KP, Rifas-Shiman SL, Taveras EM, Gillman MW.Correlations among adiposity measures in school-aged children.BMC Pediatr. 2013;13:99.
  • Sharifi M, Marshall G, Marshall R, Bottino C, Goldman R, Sequist T, Taveras EM.Accelerating progress in reducing childhood obesity disparities: exploring best practices of positive outliers.J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013;24(2 Suppl):193-9.
  • Patterson RE, Colditz GA, Hu FB, Schmitz KH, Ahima RS, Brownson RC, Carson KR, Chavarro JE, Chodosh LA, Gehlert S, Gill J, Glanz K, Haire-Joshu D, Herbst KL, Hoehner CM, Hovmand PS, Irwin ML, Jacobs LA, James AS, Jones LW, Kerr J, Kibel AS, King IB, Ligibel JA, Meyerhardt JA, Natarajan L, Neuhouser ML, Olefsky JM, Proctor EK, Redline S, Rock CL, Rosner B, Sarwer DB, Schwartz JS, Sears DD, Sesso HD, Stampfer MJ, Subramanian SV, Taveras EM, Tchou J, Thompson B, Troxel AB, Wessling-Resnick M, Wolin KY, Thornquist MD.The 2011-2016 Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) initiative: rationale and design.Cancer Causes Control. 2013 Apr;24(4):695-704.
  • Gillman MW, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman K, Oken E, Rich-Edwards JW, Taveras EM.Developmental Origins of Childhood Overweight: Potential Public Health Impact.Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 Jul;16(7):1651-6.
  • Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Oken E, Gunderson EP, Gillman MW.Short sleep duration in infancy and risk of childhood overweight.Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008 Apr;162(4):305-11.
  • Spear BA, Barlow SE, Ervin C, Ludwig DS, Saelens BE, Schetzina KE, Taveras EM.Recommendations for treatment of child and adolescent overweight and obesity.Pediatrics. 2007 Dec;120 Suppl 4:S254-88. Review.
  • Taveras EM, Sobol AM, Hannon C, Finkelstein D, Wiecha J, Gortmaker SL.Youths' perceptions of overweight-related prevention counseling at a primary care visit.Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007 Apr;15(4):831-6.
  • Taveras EM, Field AE, Berkey CS, Rifas-Shiman SL, Frazier AL, Colditz GA, Gillman MW.Longitudinal relationship between television viewing and leisure-time physical activity during adolescence.Pediatrics. 2007 Feb;119(2):e314-9.
  • Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Scanlon KS, Grummer-Strawn LM, Sherry B, Gillman MW.To what extent is the protective effect of breastfeeding on future overweight explained by decreased maternal feeding restriction?.Pediatrics. 2006 Dec;118(6):2341-8.
  • Taveras EM, Sandora TJ, Shih MC, Ross-Degnan D, Goldmann DA, Gillman MW.The association of television and video viewing with fast food intake by preschool-age children.Obesity (Silver Spring). 2006 Nov;14(11):2034-41.
  • Taveras EM, Berkey CS, Rifas-Shiman SL, Ludwig DS, Rockett HR, Field AE, Colditz GA, Gillman MW.Association of consumption of fried food away from home with body mass index and diet quality in older children and adolescents.Pediatrics. 2005 Oct;116(4):e518-24.
  • Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Berkey CS, Rockett HR, Field AE, Frazier AL, Colditz GA, Gillman MW.Family dinner and adolescent overweight.Obes Res. 2005 May;13(5):900-6.
  • Taveras EM, Scanlon KS, Birch L, Rifas-Shiman SL, Rich-Edwards JW, Gillman MW.Association of breastfeeding with maternal control of infant feeding at age 1 year.Pediatrics. 2004 Nov;114(5):e577-83.
  • Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Field AE, Frazier AL, Colditz GA, Gillman MW.The influence of wanting to look like media figures on adolescent physical activity.J Adolesc Health. 2004 Jul;35(1):41-50.
  • Taveras EM, Li R, Grummer-Strawn L, Richardson M, Marshall R, Rgo VH, Miroshnik I, Lieu TA.Mothers' and clinicians' perspectives on breastfeeding counseling during routine preventive visits.Pediatrics. 2004 May;113(5):e405-11.
  • Taveras EM, Li R, Grummer-Strawn L, Richardson M, Marshall R, Rgo VH, Miroshnik I, Lieu TA.Opinions and practices of clinicians associated with continuation of exclusive breastfeeding.Pediatrics. 2004 Apr;113(4):e283-90.
  • Taveras EM, Capra AM, Braveman PA, Jensvold NG, Escobar GJ, Lieu TA.Clinician support and psychosocial risk factors associated with breastfeeding discontinuation.Pediatrics. 2003 Jul;112(1 Pt 1):108-15.