2020 to present

  • Factors associated with early gestational weight gain among women with pre-pregnancy overweight or obesity
    • The present study aimed to document the prevalence of and identify factors associated with excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) in early pregnancy among women with pre-pregnancy overweight or obesity.
    • Emery et al. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2020 Oct. DOI: 10.1080/01443615.2020.1803242
  • Correlates of Physical Activity Engagement among Pregnant Women with Overweight and Obesity
    • Excess weight during pregnancy increases risk for adverse obstetrical outcomes. Physical activity (PA) may buffer these effects, although it is unclear what factors are associated with PA in women who begin pregnancy with overweight/obesity. The present study sought to characterize the demographic and psychological correlates of PA among women with prepregnancy overweight/obesity.
    • Donofry et al. Womens Health Issues. 2020 Sep. DOI: 10.1016/j.whi.2020.06.001
  • Impulsivity and midlife cardiometabolic risk: The role of maladaptive health behaviors
    • The present study evaluated distinct facets of impulsivity related to cardiometabolic risk (CMR) to identify specific behavioral mechanisms driving these relationships.
    • Emery et al. Health Psychol 2020 Aug. DOI: 10.1037/hea0000884
  • Demographic, Pregnancy-Related, and Health-Related Factors in Association with Changes in Sleep Among Pregnant Women with Overweight or Obesity
    • Women with prepregnancy overweight/obesity are at high risk for obstetric complications and cardiometabolic disease. Poorer sleep quality is associated with obesity in non-pregnant individuals and, during pregnancy, poor sleep predicts negative obstetric and health outcomes. This study examined sleep patterns among women with overweight/obesity and factors associated with different sleep trajectories during pregnancy.
    • Conlon et al. Int J Behav Med. 2020 May. DOI: 10.1007/s12529-020-09887-4
  • Depressive Symptoms Assessed Near the End of Pregnancy Predict Differential Response to Postpartum Smoking Relapse Prevention Intervention
    • Depressive symptoms are prevalent during pregnancy and the postpartum period and affect risk for smoking relapse. Whether and how depression affects response to postpartum interventions designed to sustain smoking abstinence is unknown.
      We examined end-of-pregnancy depressive symptoms as a moderator of response to two postpartum-adapted smoking relapse prevention interventions.
    • Levine et al. Ann Behav Med. 2020 Jan. DOI: 10.1093/abm/kaz026