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InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Pediatrics
Address1100 BATES STREET
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    Overall my research focuses on the treatment and prevention of obesity across the lifespan and factors related to successful outcomes such as child acculturation level, weight dissatisfaction, and weight status, in addition to parental factors such as parental weight status. I have also developed a line of research examining the role of summer weight gain in the development of obesity in children as well as behavioral and environmental factors related to summer weight gain. I am particularly interested in using the school summer paradigm as a way to identify novel determinants of childhood obesity and the design of interventions to address these novel causes. Much of my work has concentrated on the prevention and treatment of obesity among Mexican Americans, as this group is at greater risk for obesity and its comorbid diseases.

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    Child Obesity; Treatment and Prevention of Child Obesity; Parenting Practices; Summer weight gain

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    1. Vézina-Im LA, Moreno JP, Thompson D, Nicklas TA, Baranowski T. Individual, social and environmental determinants of sleep among women: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 2017 Jun 14; 7(6):e016592. PMID: 28615278.
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    2. Vézina-Im LA, Moreno JP, Nicklas TA, Baranowski T. Behavioral interventions to promote adequate sleep among women: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. Syst Rev. 2017 May 11; 6(1):95. PMID: 28490370.
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    3. Chen TA, Baranowski T, Moreno JP, O'Connor TM, Hughes SO, Baranowski J, Woehler D, Kimbro RT, Johnston CA. Obesity status trajectory groups among elementary school children. BMC Public Health. 2016; 16:526. PMID: 27387030; PMCID: PMC4936201.
    4. Vaughan, E. M., Cardenas, V. J., Moreno, J. P. A student directed curriculum to overcome nutrition education barriers in medical school. Journal of Postdoctoral Research. 2016; 3(4):22-26.
    5. Johnston CA & Moreno JP . Bridging the science-practice gap in obesity treatment. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2016; 2(10):97-99.
    6. Moreno, J. P., Mohamed, A., Moore, C. E., Johnson, C. A. . Benefits of a Snacking Intervention as part of a School-based Obesity Intervention for Mexican American Children. The Journal of Applied Research on Children. 2016; 2(6):1-16.
    7. Johnston CA, Vaughan E, Moreno JP. The difficulty of prevention: A behavioral perspective. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2016; 1(10):14-16.
    8. Moreno JP, Vaughan E, Hernandez D, Cameron RT, Foreyt JP, Johnston CA. The Impact of Acculturation Level on Weight Status and Weight Outcomes in Hispanic Children. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2015 Nov 11. PMID: 27294753.
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    9. Vaughan E Moreno JP, Johnston CA. Creating Behavioral Vacuums: Interplay Between Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2015; 6(9):409-411.
    10. Moreno JP, Johnston CA, Hernandez DC, LeNoble J, Papaioannou MA, Foreyt JP. Impact of parental weight status on a school-based weight management programme designed for Mexican-American children. Pediatr Obes. 2015 Oct 5. PMID: 26437922.
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    11. Vaughan E, Moreno JP, Johnston, CA. Utilizing the one-minute preceptor for patient education. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2015; 3(9):224-226.
    12. Chen TA, Baranowski T, Moreno JP, O'Connor TM, Hughes SO, Baranowski J, Woehler D, Kimbro RT, Johnston CA. Obesity status transitions across the elementary years: use of Markov chain modelling. Pediatr Obes. 2016 Apr; 11(2):88-94. PMID: 25854860.
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    13. Moreno JP, Johnston CA, Chen TA, O'Connor TA, Hughes SO, Baranowski J, Woehler D, Baranowski T. Seasonal variability in weight change during elementary school. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Feb; 23(2):422-8. PMID: 25557689.
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    14. Johnston CA, Moreno JP, Foreyt JP. Cardiovascular effects of intensive lifestyle intervention in type 2 diabetes. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2014 Dec; 16(12):457. PMID: 25288176.
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    15. Johnston, C. A., & Moreno, J. P. . Development of a school-based obesity intervention for Mexican Americans. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. 2014; 2(2):116-130.
    16. Johnston CA, Moreno JP, Chen T, Stansberry S, Woehler D. Impact of pediatric obesity on grades in elementary school. The Journal of Applied Research on Children. 2014; (5).
    17. Baranowski T, O'Connor T, Johnston C, Hughes S, Moreno J, Chen TA, Meltzer L, Baranowski J. School year versus summer differences in child weight gain: a narrative review. Child Obes. 2014 Feb; 10(1):18-24. PMID: 24367922; PMCID: PMC3922244.
    18. McFarlin BK, Johnson CA, Moreno JP, Foreyt JP. Mexican American children have differential elevation of metabolic biomarkers proportional to obesity status. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Dec; 57(6):718-21. PMID: 23945313.
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    19. Johnston CA, Rost S, Miller-Kovach K, Moreno JP, Foreyt JP. A randomized controlled trial of a community-based behavioral counseling program. Am J Med. 2013 Dec; 126(12):1143.e19-24. PMID: 24135513.
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    20. Moreno JP, Johnston CA, Woehler D. Changes in weight over the school year and summer vacation: results of a 5-year longitudinal study. J Sch Health. 2013 Jul; 83(7):473-7. PMID: 23782089.
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    21. Moreno JP, Johnston CA, El-Mubasher AA, Papaioannou MA, Tyler C, Gee M, Foreyt JP. Peanut consumption in adolescents is associated with improved weight status. Nutr Res. 2013 Jul; 33(7):552-6. PMID: 23827129.
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    22. Johnston CA, Moreno JP, Gallagher MR, Wang J, Papaioannou MA, Tyler C, Foreyt JP. Achieving long-term weight maintenance in Mexican-American adolescents with a school-based intervention. J Adolesc Health. 2013 Sep; 53(3):335-41. PMID: 23727501.
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    23. Johnston CA, Moreno JP, El-Mubasher A, Gallagher M, Tyler C, Woehler D. Impact of a school-based pediatric obesity prevention program facilitated by health professionals. J Sch Health. 2013 Mar; 83(3):171-81. PMID: 23343318.
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    24. Johnston CA, Moreno JP, El-Mubasher A, Woehler D. School lunches and lunches brought from home: a comparative analysis. Child Obes. 2012 Aug; 8(4):364-8. PMID: 22867076.
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    25. Breslin WL, Johnston CA, Strohacker K, Carpenter KC, Davidson TR, Moreno JP, Foreyt JP, McFarlin BK. Obese Mexican American children have elevated MCP-1, TNF-?, monocyte concentration, and dyslipidemia. Pediatrics. 2012 May; 129(5):e1180-6. PMID: 22473371.
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    26. McFarlin BK, Johnston CJ, Carpenter KC, Davidson T, Moreno JL, Strohacker K, Breslin WL, Foreyt JP. A one-year school-based diet/exercise intervention improves non-traditional disease biomarkers in Mexican-American children. Matern Child Nutr. 2013 Oct; 9(4):524-32. PMID: 22458649.
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    27. Johnston CA, Moreno JP, Regas K, Tyler C, Foreyt JP. The application of the Yerkes-Dodson law in a childhood weight management program: examining weight dissatisfaction. J Pediatr Psychol. 2012 Jul; 37(6):674-9. PMID: 22381646.
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    28. Johnston CA, Fullerton G, Moreno JP, Tyler C, Foreyt JP. Evaluation of treatment effects in obese children with co-morbid medical or psychiatric conditions. Georgian Med News. 2011 Jul-Aug; (196-197):93-100. PMID: 21873759.
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    29. Moreno JP, Kelley ML, Landry DN, Paasch V, Terlecki MA, Johnston CA, Foreyt JP. Development and validation of the Family Health Behavior Scale. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2011 Jun; 6(2-2):e480-6. PMID: 21615229.
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    30. Johnston CA, Tyler C, Stansberry SA, Moreno JP, Foreyt JP. Brief report: gum chewing affects standardized math scores in adolescents. J Adolesc. 2012 Apr; 35(2):455-9. PMID: 21620465.
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    31. Johnston CA, Palcic JL, Tyler C, Stansberry S, Reeves RS, Foreyt JP. Increasing vegetable intake in Mexican-American youth: a randomized controlled trial. J Am Diet Assoc. 2011 May; 111(5):716-20. PMID: 21515118.
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    32. Johnston CA, Tyler C, Palcic JL, Stansberry SA, Gallagher MR, Foreyt JP. Smaller weight changes in standardized body mass index in response to treatment as weight classification increases. J Pediatr. 2011 Apr; 158(4):624-7. PMID: 21035822.
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    33. Spell AW, Kelley ML, Wang J, Self-Brown S, Davidson KL, Pellegrin A, Palcic JL, Meyer K, Paasch V, Baumeister A. The moderating effects of maternal psychopathology on children's adjustment post-Hurricane Katrina. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2008 Jul; 37(3):553-63. PMID: 18645746.
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