Publications

Our work in the wellness landscape is organized by community-wide and organization-setting specific health behavior improvement studies (child care, schools, after school and summer programs, scouting, health care). We also have illuminated that ecological and psychosocial processes determine differences in patterns of physical activity and healthful eating.

Population Health Future Directions

Dzewaltowski, D.A., McElroy, M., Musch, T.I., Poole, D.C., & Harms, C.A. (2015).  Kansas State University physical activity systems framework; Integration of the discipline of kinesiology and public health. Kinesiology Review, 4, 346-354.

Dzewaltowski, D.A., & Rosenkranz, R.R. (2014).  Youth development:  An approach for physical activity behavioral science.  Kinesiology Review.

Dzewaltowski, D. A (2014).  Ecological Theory.  In R. C. Eklund and G. Tenenbaum (Eds.)  Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Sage Publications.

Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2013).  Promotion of physical activity in communities: Public health psychology of physical activity.  In J. L. Van Raalte & B. W. Brewer (Eds.), Exploring Sport and Exercise Psychology 3nd Edition, Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Geller, K.S., & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2009). Longitudinal and cross-sectional influences on youth fruit and vegetable consumption. Nutrition Reviews, 67, 65-76.

Klesges, L.M, Dzewaltowski, D.A., Glasgow, R.E. (2008).  Review of external validity reporting in childhood obesity prevention research. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 34, 216-223.

Rosenkranz, R.R., & Dzewaltowski D.A. (2008).  Model of the home food environment pertaining to childhood obesity.  Nutrition Reviews, 66, 123-140.

Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2008).  Emerging technology, physical activity, and sedentary behavior. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, 36, 171. 

Glasgow, R.E.,  Klesges, L.M., Dzewaltowski, D.A., Estabrooks, P.A. & Vogt, T.M. (2006).  Evaluating the overall impact of health promotion programs:  Using the RE-AIM framework for decision making and to consider complex issues.  Health Education Research, 21, 688-694.

Klesges, L.M., Estabrooks, P.A.,, Glasgow, R.E., Dzewaltowski, D.A., Bull, S.S. (2005)  Beginning with the application in mind:  Designing and planning health behavior change interventions to enhance translation & dissemination. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 29, S66-75.

Dzewaltowski, D.A., Glasgow, R.E., Klesges, L.M., Estabrooks, P.A., & Brock, E. (2004). RE-AIM: evidence based standards and a Web resource to improve translation of research into practice. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 28, 75-80.

Dzewaltowski, D. A., Estabrooks, P. A., Klesges, L. M. and Glasgow, R. E. (2004).   TREND:  An important step, but not enough. American Journal of Public Health, 94, 1474.

Dzewaltowski, D.A., Glasgow, R.E., L.M., Estabrooks, P.A., (2004). The Future of Physical Activity Behavior Change Research:  What is Needed to Improve Translation of Research into Health Promotion Practice? Exercise and Sport Science Reviews. 32, 57-63. 

Glasgow, R.E., Klesges, L.M., Dzewaltowski, D.A., Bull, S.S., Estabrooks, P.A. (2004).  The future of health behavior change research:  What is needed to promote the translation of research into health promotion practice? Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 27, 3-12.

Bauman, A.E., Sallis, J.F., Dzewaltowski, D.A., Owen, N. (2002). Towards a better understanding of the influences on physical activity: The role of Determinants, Correlates, Causal Variables, Mediators, Moderators, Confounders. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 23, 5-14.

Dzewaltowski, D.A. (1997).  The ecology of physical activity and sport: Merging science and practice. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. 9, 254-276.

Dzewaltowski, D.A. (1994).  Physical activity determinants: A social cognitive approach. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 26, 1395-1399.

Community

Estabrooks, PA., Smith-Ray, R. Dzewatlowski, D.A., Dowdy, D., Lattimore, D., Rheaume, C., Ory, M.G., Bazzarre, R., Griffin,S.F., & Wilcox, S.  (2011).  Sustainability of evidence-based community-based physical activity programs for older adults:  Lessons from Active for Life.  Translational Behavioral Medicine, 1, 208-215.

Ford, P. & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2011). Neighborhood deprivation, supermarkets and BMI in low-income women across the urban-rural continuum: A multilevel analysis. Journal of Community Health, 36, 785-796. PMID: 21547411.

Ford, P.B., & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2010). Limited supermarket availability is not associated with obesity risk among participants in the Kansas WIC program.  Obesity, 18, 1944-1951.

Ford, P.B., & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2010).  Geographic, racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in the availability of grocery stores and supermarkets among low-income women across the urban-rural continuum.  Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 5, 216-233.

Estabrooks, P.E., Bradshaw, M., Dzewaltowski, D.A., Smith-Ray, R.L. (2008).  Determining the impact of Walk Kansas:  Applying a team-building approach to community physical activity promotion.  Annals of Behavioral medicine,36, 1-12. 

Ford, P.B. & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2008). Disparities in obesity prevalence due to variation in the retail food environment:  Three testable hypotheses.  Nutrition Reviews, 66, 216-228.

Wilcox, S., Dowda, M., Griffin, S. F., Rheaume, C., Ory, M. G., Leviton, L., et al., Dzewaltowski, D.A., Mockenhaupt, R.  (2006). Results of the first year of active for life: translation of 2 evidence-based physical activity programs for older adults into community settings. American Journal of Public Health, 96, 1201-1209.

Dzewaltowski, D.A., Estabrooks, P.A., Klesges, L.M., Bull, S.S., Glasgow, R.E. (2004). Behavior change research in community settings:  How generalizable are the results?  Health Promotion International,19, 235-245.

Estabrooks, P.A., Bradshaw, M., Fox, E.H., Berg, J., & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2004). The relationship between delivery agents’ physical activity level and the likelihood of implementing a physical activity program.  American Journal of Health Promotion, 18, 350-353. 

Russell, W.D. Dzewaltowski, D.A., & Ryan, G.R. (1999).  The effectiveness of a point-of-decision prompt in deterring sedentary behavior.  American Journal of Health Promotion, 13, 257-259.

Child Care

Trost, S.G., Fees, B., Dzewaltowski, D.A.  (2008).  Feasibility and efficacy of a “Move and Learn” physical activity curriculum in preschool children. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 5, 88-103.

Fees, B., Trost, S., Boop, M., Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2009). Physical activity programming in family child care homes: Providers perceptions of practices and barriers. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 41, 268-273.

Schools

Caparosa, S.L., Shordon, M. Santos, A.T., Pomichowski, M.E., Dzewaltowski, D.A., & Coleman, K.J. (2014). Fundraising, celebrations and classroom rewards are substantial sources of unhealthy foods and beverages on public school campuses.  Public Health Nutrition, 17,1205-1213.

Coleman, K.J., Shordon, M., Caparosa, S.L., Pomichowski, M.E., & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2012).  The Healthy Options for Nutrition Environments in Schools (Healthy ONES) group randomized trial:  Using implementation models to change nutrition policy and environments in low income schools.  International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9, 80.

Dzewaltowski, D.A., Estabrooks, P.A., Welk, G., Hill, J., Milliken, G., Karteroliotis, K., & Johnston, J.A., (2009).  Healthy Youth Places, A randomized controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of facilitating adult and youth leaders to promote physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption. Health Education and Behavior, 36, 583–600.

Coleman, K.J., Tiller, C.L., Sanchez, J., Heath, E.M., Sy, O, Milliken, G., & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2005).  Preventing the epidemic rise in child overweight in low-income schools:  The El Paso Coordinated Approach to Child Health (El Paso CATCH).  Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 159, 217-224.

Dzewaltowski, D. A., Estabrooks, P. A., & Johnston, J. A. (2002). Healthy Youth Places Promoting Nutrition and Physical Activity.  Health Education Research, 17, 541-551.

After-school and Summer Programs

Shoemaker, C.A., Domenghini, C., Milliken, G.A., Bopp, M., Walch, T.,&  Dzewaltowski, D.A. (Submitted). PLANTS after-school gardening project: an overweight prevention group randomized trial. 

Hastmann, T.J., Bopp, M., Fallon, E.A., Rozenkranz, R.R., & Dzewaltowski, D.A., (2013). Factors influencing the implementation of organized physical Activity and fruit and vegetable snacks in the HOP'N after-school obesity prevention program. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 45, 60-68. 

Dzewaltowski, D.A., Rosenkranz, R., Geller, K., Coleman, K., Welk, G., Hastmann, T., et al. (2010). Healthy Opportunities for Physical Activity and Nutrition After-School: A randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 7, 90-90. PMID: 21144055

Foster, K.E., Behrens, T.K., Jager, A.L., & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2010).  Effect of Elimination Games on Physical Activity and Psychosocial Responses in Children. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 7, 475-483.

Rosenkranz.R.R., & Dzewaltowski D.A., (2009) Promoting better family meals for girls attending summer programs. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 41, 65-67.

Poston, S. A, Shoemaker, C.A., & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2005).  A comparison of a nutrition and gardening program with a standard nutrition program in an out-of-school setting. Horttechnology. 15, 463-467.

Youth Scouting

Cull, B.J., Rosenkranz, S.K., Dzewaltowski, D.A., Teeman, C.S., & Rosenkranz, R.R. (Submitted).  Home-based obesity prevention and health promotion in children and adolescents:  Randomized controlled trial protocol of the Wildcate Wellness Coaching Trial.

Rosenkranz, R.R., Behrens, T.K., & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2010).  A Group-Randomized Controlled Trial for Health Promotion in Girl Scouts: Healthier Troops in a SNAP (Scouting Nutrition and Activity Program).  BMC Public Health, 10, 81.

Hastmann,T.J., Foster, K.E., Rosenkranz, R.R., Rosenkranz, S.K., & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2012). Effect of adult leader participation on physical activity in children. Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, 4, 429-435.

Primary Care and Health Care Interventions

Almeida,  F.A., Smith-Ray, R.L., Dzewaltowski, D.A., Glasgow, R.E., Lee, R.E., Thomas, D., Xu, S., & Estabrooks, P.E. (2015). An interactive computer session to initiate physical activity in sedentary cardiac patients:  Randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 17(8), e206. 

Estabrooks, P.A., Glasgow, R.E., Xu, S., Dzewaltowski, D.A., Lee, R.E., Thomas, D., Almeida, F.A., Thayer, A.N., Smith-Ray, R.L. (2011). Building a multiple modality, theory-based physical activity intervention: The development of CardiACTION. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 12, 46-53.

Estabrooks, P.A., Glasgow, R.E., Dzewaltowski, D.A.  (2003).  Physical activity promotion through primary care. Journal of the American Medical Association, 289, 2913-2916.

Ecological Processes

Schlechter, C.R., Rosenkranz, R.R., Milliken, G., & Dzewaltowski, D.A., (In Press).  Physical activity levels during youth sport practice:  Does coach training or experience have an influence?  Journal of Sport Sciences.

Schenkelberg MA, Rosenkranz RR, Milliken GA, & Dzewaltowski DA (2015). Social environmental influences on physical activity of children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 12(5),636-641.

Caparosa, S.L., Shordon, M. Santos, A.T., Pomichowski, M.E., Dzewaltowski, D.A., & Coleman, K.J. (2013). Fundraising, celebrations and classroom rewards are substantial sources of unhealthy foods and beverages on public school campuses. Public Health Nutrition. First View Article pp 1-9. Published online: 14 June 2013.

Hastmann,T.J., Foster, K.E., Rosenkranz, R.R., Rosenkranz, S.K., & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2012). Effect of adult leader participation on physical activity in children. Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, 4, 429-435.

Rosenkranz, R.R., Welk, G.J., Hastmann, T.J., & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2011). Psychosocial and demographic correlates of objectively measured physical activity in structured and unstructured after-school recreation sessions.  Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 14, 306-311.

Rosenkranz, R.R., Welk, G.J., & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2011). Environmental correlates of objectively measured physical activity in after-school recreation sessions.  Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 8, S214-221.

Foster, K.E., Behrens, T.K., Jager, A.L., & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2010).  Effect of Elimination Games on Physical Activity and Psychosocial Responses in Children. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 7, 475-483.

Coleman, K.J., Geller, K.S., Rosenkranz, R.R., Dzewaltowski, D.A.. (2008). Physical activity and healthy eating in the after-school environment. Journal of School Health, 78, 633-640. 

Trost, S., Rosenkranz, R., Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2008). Physical activity levels among children attending after-school programs. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 44, 622-629.

Psychosocial Processes

Geller, K.S., Melbye, M.J., Rosenkranz, R.R., Shoemaker, C., & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (In Press).  Measuring elementary-aged children's self-efficacy and proxy efficacy for gardening, physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption. Hortechnology. 

Geller, K.S., & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2010).  Youth proxy efficacy for fruit and vegetable availability varies by gender and socio-economic status. Public Health Nutrition, 13, 843-851.

Geller, K.S., & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2010). Examining Elementary School-Aged Children's Self-Efficacy and Proxy Efficacy for Fruit and Vegetable Consumption.  Health Education and Behavior, 37, 465-478. PMID: 19858314.

Dzewaltowski, D.A., Geller, K.S., Rosenkranz, R.R., & Karteroliotis, K. (2010).  Children's self-efficacy and proxy efficacy for after-school physical activity. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 11, 100-106. 

Geller, K.S., Dzewaltowski, D.A., Rosenkranz, R.R., & Kateroliotis, K.  (2009)  Measuring children's self-efficacy and proxy efficacy related to fruit and vegetable consumption.  Journal of School Health, 79, 51-57.

Geller, K.S., & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2009). Longitudinal and cross-sectional influences on youth fruit and vegetable consumption. Nutrition Reviews, 67, 65-76.

Rosenkranz, R. R., & Dzewaltowski, D. A. (2009). Promoting Better Family Meals for Girls Attending Summer Programs. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 41(1), 65-67.

Dzewaltowski, D.A., Ryan, G.J., & Rosenkranz, R.R. (2008).  Parental bonding may moderate the relationships between parent physical activity and youth physical activity after school.  Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 9, 848-854.

Dzewaltowski, D. A., Karteroliotis, K., Welk, G., Johnston, J.A., & Estabrooks, P.A. (2007) Measurement of self-efficacy and proxy efficacy for middle school youth physical activity.  Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 29, 310-332.

Ryan, G.J., & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2002). Relationships among Types of Self-Efficacy and After-School Physical Activity in Youth.  Health Education and Behavior, 29, 491-504.

Patrick, L.E.,  & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2000).  Multidimensional scaling and preference mapping:  Promising methods for investigating older adults physical activity perceptions and preferences.  Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 8, 343-362.

Dzewaltowski, D.A., Noble, J.M., Shaw, J.M. (1990).  Physical activity participation:  Social cognitive theory versus the theories of reasoned action and planned behavior. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 12, 388-405.

Dzewaltowski, D.A., (1989).  Toward a model of exercise motivation.  Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 11, 251-269.