Post: Current studies & recent publications- Britni Belcher, PhD, MPH

Current studies:
Testing the efficacy of multi-day interruptions in sedentary behaviors on metabolic, cognitive, and affective outcomes in youth at risk for Type 2 diabetes
5R01DK123333-02: August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2025
Role: Principal Investigator

Effects of Multi-day Interruptions in Sitting on Type 2 Diabetes-relevant Outcomes in Children
R01DK123333: October 1, 2021 – May 31, 2025
Role: Principal Investigator

Recent publications (2021):
McAlister KL, Zink J, Chu D, Belcher BR, Dunton GF. Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Associations between Non-School Time Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, and Adiposity among Boys and Girls: An Isotemporal Substitution Approach. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021;18(9):4671. Published 2021 Apr 27. doi:10.3390/ijerph18094671. View in PubMed-

Belcher BR, Zink J, Azad A, Campbell CE, Chakravartti SP, Herting MM. The Roles of Physical Activity, Exercise, and Fitness in Promoting Resilience During Adolescence: Effects on Mental Well-Being and Brain Development. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2021 Feb;6(2):225-237. doi: 10.1016/j.bpsc.2020.08.005. Epub 2020 Aug 18. PMID: 33067166; PMCID: PMC7878276. View in PubMed-

Mason TB, Do B, Chu D, Belcher BR, Dunton GF, Lopez NV. Associations among affect, diet, and activity and binge-eating severity using ecological momentary assessment in a non-clinical sample of middle-aged fathers. Eat Weight Disord. 2021 Apr 17. doi: 10.1007/s40519-021-01191-8. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33866535. View in PubMed-

Dunton GF, Chu D, Naya CH, Belcher BR, Mason TB. Associations of Mothers’ and Children’s Stress With Children’s Device-Measured Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Trajectories Across 3 Years. J Phys Act Health. 2021 Mar 30;18(5):477-487. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2020-0558. PMID: 33785655. View in PubMed-

Alves JM, Angelo BC, Zink J, Chow T, Yunker AG, Clark K, Luo S, Belcher BR, Herting MM, Dieli-Conwright CM, Xiang AH, Page KA. Child physical activity as a modifier of the relationship between prenatal exposure to maternal overweight/obesity and neurocognitive outcomes in offspring. Int J Obes (Lond). 2021 Jun;45(6):1310-1320. doi: 10.1038/s41366-021-00794-6. Epub 2021 Mar 17. PMID: 33731834; PMCID: PMC8164988. View in PubMed-

Yang CH, Zink J, Belcher BR, Kanning M, Dunton GF. Age-varying Bi-directional Associations Between Momentary Affect and Movement Behaviors in Children: Evidence From a Multi-wave Ecological Momentary Assessment Study. Ann Behav Med. 2021 Aug 23;55(9):918-931. doi: 10.1093/abm/kaaa124. PMID: 33522571; PMCID: PMC8382146. View in PubMed-


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