JENNETTE MORENO

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Pediatrics
Address1100 BATES
Houston, TX 77030
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    My previous research has demonstrated that children increase their weight status (standardized BMI) at a faster rate during the summer compared to the school year, contributing to increases in the rates of overweight and obesity among elementary school age children. I am particularly interested in using the school summer paradigm as a way to identify novel determinants of childhood obesity to develop innovative interventions for the prevention of obesity in children. My current research focuses on the role of circadian and circannual rhythms (i.e., daily and annual biological rhythms) in the seasonal variation of children's growth and their contribution to the development of obesity in children.

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    K99HD091396     (MORENO, JENNETTE P)Jul 12, 2017 - Jun 30, 2019
    NIH/NICHD
    The i?Rhythm Project: Healthy sleep and behavioral rhythms for obesity prevention
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R00HD091396     (MORENO, JENNETTE P)Sep 26, 2019 - Jul 31, 2022
    NIH/NICHD
    The i♥Rhythm Project: Healthy sleep and behavioral rhythms for obesity prevention
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Nicholson LM, Egbert AH, Moreno JP, Bohnert AM. Variability of Sleep and Relations to Body Weight Among First-Year College Students. Int J Behav Med. 2020 May 08. PMID: 32385844.
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    2. Vaughan EM, Johnston CA, Moreno JP, Cheskin LJ, Dutton GR, Gee M, Gaussoin SA, Knowler WC, Rejeski WJ, Wadden TA, Yanovski SZ, Foreyt JP. Symptom prevalence differences of depression as measured by BDI and PHQ scales in the Look AHEAD study. Obes Sci Pract. 2020 Feb; 6(1):28-38. PMID: 32128240.
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    3. Moreno JP, Crowley SJ, Alfano CA, Thompson D. Physiological mechanisms underlying children's circannual growth patterns and their contributions to the obesity epidemic in elementary school age children. Obes Rev. 2020 03; 21(3):e12973. PMID: 31737994.
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    4. Baranowski T, Motil KJ, Moreno JP. Public Health Procedures, Alone, Will Not Prevent Child Obesity. Child Obes. 2019 09; 15(6):359-362. PMID: 31397605.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    5. Baranowski T, Motil KJ, Moreno JP. Behavioral Research Agenda in a Multietiological Approach to Child Obesity Prevention. Child Obes. 2019 May/Jun; 15(4):223-226. PMID: 30925082.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Moreno JP, Crowley SJ, Alfano CA, Hannay KM, Thompson D, Baranowski T. Potential circadian and circannual rhythm contributions to the obesity epidemic in elementary school age children. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2019 03 07; 16(1):25. PMID: 30845969.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Lanzarote-Fernández MD, Lozano-Oyola JF, Gómez-de-Terreros-Guardiola M, Avilés-Carvajal I, Martínez-Cervantes RJ, Moreno JP. Spanish Version of the Family Health Behavior Scale: Adaptation and Validation. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 03 06; 16(5). PMID: 30845645.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Baranowski T, Motil KJ, Moreno JP. Multi-etiological Perspective on Child Obesity Prevention. Curr Nutr Rep. 2019 Jan 16. PMID: 30649714.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    
    9. Reesor L, Moreno JP, Johnston CA, Hernandez DC. School-Based Weight Management Program Curbs Summer Weight Gain Among Low-Income Hispanic Middle School Students. J Sch Health. 2019 01; 89(1):59-67. PMID: 30506696.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Johnston CA, Moreno JP, Hernandez DC, Link BA, Chen TA, Wojtanowski AC, Foster GD, Foreyt JP. Levels of adherence needed to achieve significant weight loss. Int J Obes (Lond). 2019 01; 43(1):125-131. PMID: 30301963.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Moreno JP, Vézina-Im LA, Vaughan EM, Baranowski T. Impact of child summertime obesity interventions on body mass index, and weight-related behaviours: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. BMJ Open. 2017 Oct 22; 7(10):e017144. PMID: 29061614.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Vaughan EM, Johnston CA, Cardenas VJ, Moreno JP, Foreyt JP. Integrating CHWs as Part of the Team Leading Diabetes Group Visits: A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Study. Diabetes Educ. 2017 12; 43(6):589-599. PMID: 29047326.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Arlinghaus KR, Moreno JP, Reesor L, Hernandez DC, Johnston CA. Compañeros: High School Students Mentor Middle School Students to Address Obesity Among Hispanic Adolescents. Prev Chronic Dis. 2017 10 12; 14:E92. PMID: 29023233.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Johnston, C. A., Moreno, J. P., Hernandez, D. C., Reichek, B., & Foreyt, J. P. . Dissemination of a School-based Obesity Intervention for Mexican Americans: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Health Behaviors and Policy Review. 2017; 4(5):454-465. View Publication.
    15. 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 06 14; 7(6):e016592. PMID: 28615278.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. 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 05 11; 6(1):95. PMID: 28490370.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Vaughan EM, Moreno JP, Hyman D, Chen TA, Foreyt JP. Efficacy of oral versus insulin therapy for newly diagnosed diabetes in low-income settings. Arch Gen Intern Med. 2017; 1(2):17-22. PMID: 29517061.
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    18. 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 07 07; 16:526. PMID: 27387030.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. 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.
    20. Johnston CA & Moreno JP . Bridging the science-practice gap in obesity treatment. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2016; 2(10):97-99.
    21. 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.
    22. Johnston CA, Vaughan E, Moreno JP. The difficulty of prevention: A behavioral perspective. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2016; 1(10):14-16.
    23. Johnston CA, Moreno JP. Bridging the Science-Practice Gap in Obesity Treatment. Am J Lifestyle Med. 2016 Mar-Apr; 10(2):100-103. PMID: 30202262.
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    24. 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. 2016 12; 3(4):582-589. PMID: 27294753.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. 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.
    26. Johnston CA, Vaughan E, Moreno JP. The Difficulty of Prevention: A Behavioral Perspective. Am J Lifestyle Med. 2016 Jan-Feb; 10(1):14-16. PMID: 30202254.
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    27. 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. 2016 10; 11(5):354-60. PMID: 26437922.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Vaughan E, Moreno JP, Johnston, CA. Utilizing the one-minute preceptor for patient education. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2015; 3(9):224-226.
    29. 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.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. 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.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. 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.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. 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.
    33. 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).
    34. 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.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    35. 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.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. 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.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. 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.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    38. 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.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. 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.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. 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.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
    41. 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-a, monocyte concentration, and dyslipidemia. Pediatrics. 2012 May; 129(5):e1180-6. PMID: 22473371.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    42. 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.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    43. 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.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    44. 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.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    45. 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.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    46. 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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    47. 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.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    48. 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.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    49. 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.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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