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Jason A. Mendoza, MD, MPH

Jason A. Mendoza, MD, MPH


On staff since July 2013

Children's Title: Attending Physician

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development


Board Certification(s)
Medical/Professional School
Rush University, Chicago
University of Washington, Seattle
Pediatrics, University of Washington/Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle
General Pediatrics, University of Washington/Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
Research Award for Community Cancer Education, National Minority Cancer Awareness WeekM.D. Anderson Cancer Center 2009
NIH Pediatric Loan Repayment ProgramNIH 2007 - 2013
Alpha Omega Alpha 2000


Active commuting to elementary school and adiposity: an observational study.
Childhood obesity (Print) , 2014 Feb: 10(1)34-41
Correlates of adiposity among latino preschool children.
Journal of physical activity & health , 2014 Jan: 11(1)195-8
Characterizing lunch meals served and consumed by pre-school children in Head Start.
Public health nutrition , 2013 Dec: 16(12)2169-77
Physical activity parenting measurement and research: challenges, explanations, and solutions.
Childhood obesity (Print) , 2013 Aug: 9 SupplS103-9
Houston... We have a problem! Measurement of parenting.
Childhood obesity (Print) , 2013 Aug: 9 SupplS1-4
Food insecurity, CD4 counts, and incomplete viral suppression among HIV+ patients from Texas Children's Hospital: a pilot study.
AIDS and behavior , 2013 Jun: 17(5)1683-7
Feasibility study to objectively assess activity and location of Hispanic preschoolers: a short communication.
Geospatial health , 2013 May: 7(2)375-80
Predictors of Children's Active Commuting to School: An Observational Evaluation in Five US Communities.
Journal of physical activity & health , 2013 Apr 5
TV parenting practices: is the same scale appropriate for parents of children of different ages?
The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity , 2013 Apr 2: 1041
Convergent validity of preschool children's television viewing measures among low-income Latino families: a cross-sectional study.
Childhood obesity (Print) , 2013 Feb: 9(1)29-34
Prospective BMI category change associated with cardiovascular fitness change.
Medicine and science in sports and exercise , 2013 Feb: 45(2)294-8
General versus central adiposity and relationship to pediatric metabolic risk.
Metabolic syndrome and related disorders , 2012 Apr: 10(2)128-36
Impact of a pilot walking school bus intervention on children's pedestrian safety behaviors: a pilot study.
Health & place , 2012 Jan: 18(1)24-30
Partnerships for progress in active living: from research to action.
Health & place , 2012 Jan: 18(1)1-4
The walking school bus and children's physical activity: a pilot cluster randomized controlled trial.
Pediatrics , 2011 Sep: 128(3)e537-44
Active commuting to school and association with physical activity and adiposity among US youth.
Journal of physical activity & health , 2011 May: 8(4)488-95
Ethnic Minority Children's Active Commuting to School and Association with Physical Activity and Pedestrian Safety Behaviors.
The journal of applied research on children : informing policy for children at risk , 2010 Sep 30: 1(1)1-23
Walking to school and away from obesity.
Health affairs (Project Hope) , 2010 Jun: 29(6)1274; author reply 1275
Validity of instruments to assess students' travel and pedestrian safety.
BMC public health , 2010 May 18: 10257
Change in dietary energy density after implementation of the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy.
Journal of the American Dietetic Association , 2010 Mar: 110(3)434-40
Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and obesity in adolescents aged 12 to 19 years: comparison between the United States and Korea.
Journal of Korean medical science , 2010 Jan: 25(1)75-82
Pilot evaluation of a walking school bus program in a low-income, urban community.
BMC public health , 2009 May 4: 9122
Nutrient quality of fast food kids meals.
The American journal of clinical nutrition , 2008 Nov: 88(5)1388-95
Are energy dense diets also nutrient dense?
Journal of the American College of Nutrition , 2008 Oct: 27(5)553-60
A comparison of the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in the United States (US) and Korea in young adults aged 20 to 39 years.
Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition , 2008: 17(3)471-82
Television viewing, computer use, obesity, and adiposity in US preschool children.
The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity , 2007 Sep 25: 444
Dietary energy density is associated with obesity and the metabolic syndrome in U.S. adults.
Diabetes care , 2007 Apr: 30(4)974-9
Dietary energy density is associated with selected predictors of obesity in U.S. Children.
The Journal of nutrition , 2006 May: 136(5)1318-22


Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Addressing Risk of Obesity: Innovative Approaches to Old School IdeasIllinois Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention Program 2013 Biennial SymposiumUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, ILOct. 4, 2013
Injury and Obesity Prevention on the Way to SchoolInjury Prevention Webinar. Childrens Hospital AssociationAlexandria, VAMay 21, 2013
Active, Healthy and Ready to Learn: SRTS and Childrens Health WebinarAmerica Walks, Portland, ORAug. 8, 2012

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
A Wearable mHealth Device to Promote Teenagers Physical Activity: A Pilot RCTCenter for Child Health, Behavior, and Development; Seattle Children's Research Institute $, $25k (direct) 2014
The Bicycle Train and Childrens Physical Activity: a Pilot Cluster RCTNIH-NHLBI (R21HL113810) $, $275k (direct) 2013 - 2015
Evaluation of a Walking School Bus Program: A Cluster Randomized Controlled TrialNIH-NCI (R01CA163146) $, $2.0M (direct) 2012 - 2017
Examining Food Insecurity among HIV+ children at Texas Childrens HospitalTexas Childrens Hospital $, $50k (direct) 2010 - 2011
Reducing Television Viewing to Prevent Obesity in Hispanic Preschool ChildrenNIH-NCI (K07CA131178) $, $610k (direct) 2008 - 2013
Pilot and Feasibility Evaluation of a Walking School Bus Program Intervention for Elementary School StudentsNIH-NCI (R21CA133418) $, $210k (direct) 2008 - 2010
Pilot Evaluation of a Walking School Bus Policy Intervention for Elementary School StudentsRobert Wood Johnson Foundation (Active Living Research) $, $178k (direct) 2008 - 2010
Cultural Adaptation and Feasibility of a Television Reduction Curriculum for Latino Preschool ChildrenChildren's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine $, $50k (direct) 2007

Primary Office

Harborview Medical Center
HMC Box 359774 - Pediatrics
325 - 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104-2499

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