Scroll down for list of selected publications by Dr. Jason Mendoza and his colleagues. You can view a complete list of Mendoza's publications on PubMed.

  1. Mendoza JA, Drewnowski A, Cheadle A, Christakis DA. Dietary energy density is associated with selected predictors of obesity in US children. J Nutrition. May 2006;136 (5):1318-22. PMID: 16614423.
  2. Mendoza JA and Hampson NB. Epidemiology of Severe Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Children. Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. Nov-Dec 2006;33 (6):439-46. PMID: 17274313.
  3. Mendoza JA, Drewnowski A, Christakis DA. Dietary energy density is associated with obesity and the metabolic syndrome in U.S. adults. Diabetes Care. Apr 2007;30 (4):974-979. PMID: 17229942.
  4. Mendoza JA, Zimmerman F, Christakis DA. Television Viewing, Computer Use, Obesity and Adiposity in US Preschool Children. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. Sep 2007;4 (1):44. PMID: 17894878.
  5. Park J, Mendoza JA, O'Neil CE, Hilmers DC, Liu Y, Nicklas TA. A Comparison of the Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in the United States (US) and Korea in Young Adults Aged 20-39 years. Asia Pacific J Clin Nutr. 2008;17 (3):471-482. PMID: 18818169.
  6. Nicklas TA, O'Neil CE, Mendoza J, Liu Y, Zakeri IF, Berenson GS. Are energy dense diets also nutrient dense? J Am Coll Nutr. Oct 2008;27 (5):553-560. PMID: 18845705.
  7. O'Donnell SI, Hoerr SL, Mendoza JA, Tsuei Goh E. Nutrient quality of fast food kids meals. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008;88 (5):1388-1395. PMID: 18996876.
  8. Mendoza JA, Levinger DD, Johnston BD. Pilot evaluation of a walking school bus program in a low-income, urban community. BMC Public Health. May 4 2009;9 (1):122. PMID: 19413910.
  9. Park J, Hilmers DC, Mendoza JA, Stuff JE, Liu Y, Nicklas TA. Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity in Adolescents Aged 12 to 19 Years: Comparison between the United States and Korea. J Korean Med Sci. 2010;25 (1):75-82. PMID: 20052351.
  10. Mendoza JA, Watson K, Cullen KW. Change in Dietary Energy Density after Implementation of the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2010;110 (3):434-440. PMID: 20184994.
  11. Mendoza J, Watson K, Baranowski T, Nicklas T, Uscanga D, Hanfling M. Validity of instruments to assess students' travel and pedestrian safety. BMC Public Health. 2010;10 (1):257. PMID: 20482778.
  12. Mendoza JA, Watson K, Baranowski T, Nicklas TA, Uscanga DK, Nguyen N, et al. Ethnic Minority Children's Active Commuting to School and Association with Physical Activity and Pedestrian Safety Behaviors. Journal of Applied Research in Children. 2010;1 (1):Article 4. PMCID: PMC3160673.
  13. Mendoza JA, Watson K, Nguyen N, Cerin E, Baranowski T, Nicklas T. Active Commuting to School and Association with Physical Activity and Weight Status among US Youth. J. Phys Act Health. 2011; 8 (4): 488-495. PMCID: PMC3115568.
  14. Mendoza JA, Watson K, Baranowski T, Nicklas TA, Uscanga DK, Hanfling MJ. The Walking School Bus and Children's Physical Activity: A Pilot Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. Pediatrics. 2011 Sept.;128 (3):e537-e544. PMCID: PMC3164094.
  15. Mendoza JA, Watson K, Chen T-A, et al. Impact of a Pilot Walking School Bus Intervention on Children's Pedestrian Safety Behaviors: A Pilot Study. Health and Place. 2012;18(1):24-30. PMCID: PMC3259456.
  16. Mendoza JA, Salmon J, Sallis JF. Partnerships for progress in active living: From research to action. Health & Place. 2012;18(1):1-4. PMID: 22243900
  17. O'Neil CE, Deshmukh-Taskar P, Mendoza JA, et al. Dietary, Lifestyle, and Health Correlates of Overweight and Obesity in Adults 19 to 39 Years of Age: The Bogalusa Heart Study. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. July/August 2012 6: 347-358.
  18. Mendoza JA, Nicklas TA, Liu Y, Stuff J, Baranowski T. General Versus Central Adiposity and Relationship to Pediatric Metabolic Risk. Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders. Apr 2012;10(2):128-136. PMCID: PMC3339386.
  19. Baranowski T, Chen T-A, Mendoza JA, O’Connor T, Baranowski J, Jago R. Prospective BMI category change associated with cardiovascular fitness change. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2013;45(2):294-298 210. PMCID: PMC3552042.
  20. Mendoza JA, McLeod J, Chen T-A, Nicklas TA, and Baranowski T. Convergent validity of preschool children’s television viewing measures among low-income Latino families: A cross-sectional study. Child Obes. Feb 2013;9(1):29-34. PMCID: PMC3604787.
  21. Mendoza JA, Paul ME, Schwarzwald H, et al. Food Insecurity, CD4 Counts, and Incomplete Viral Suppression Among HIV+ Patients from Texas Children’s Hospital: A Pilot Study. AIDS and Behavior. 2013;17(5):1683-1687. PMCID: PMC3664131.
  22. Jago R, Mendoza JA, Chen T, Baranowski T. Longitudinal associations between BMI, waist circumference, and cardiometabolic risk in US youth: Monitoring implications. Obesity. Mar 2013;21(3):E271-E279. PMCID: PMC3630468.
  23. Chen T-A, O’Connor T, Hughes, S, Frankel L, Baranowski B, Mendoza JA, Thompson D, Baranowski T. TV parenting practices: is the same scale appropriate for parents of children of different ages? Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2013;10(1):41. PMCID: PMC3623785.
  24. O’Connor TM, Cerin E, Robles J, Lee RE, Kerr J, Butte N, Mendoza JA, Thompson D, and Baranowski T. Feasibility Study to Objectively Assess Activity and Location of Hispanic Preschoolers: A Short Communication. Geospatial Health. May 2013;7(2):375-380. PMID: 23733298.
  25. Davison KK, Masse LC, Timperio A, Frenn MD, Saunders J, Mendoza JA, Gobbi E, Hanson P, Trost SG. Physical activity parenting measurement and research: challenges, explanations, and solutions. Child Obes. Aug 2013;9 Suppl:S103-109. PMCID:PMC3746238.
  26. Baranowski T, O'Connor T, Hughes S, Sleddens E, Beltran A, Frankel L, Mendoza JA, Baranowski J. Houston ... We Have a Problem! Measurement of Parenting. Child Obes. Aug 2013;9 Suppl:S1-4. PMID:23837847.
  27. Nicklas TA, Liu Y, Stuff JE, Fisher JO, Mendoza JA, O'Neil CE. Characterizing lunch meals served and consumed by pre-school children in Head Start. Public Health Nutrition. 2013;16(12):2169-2177. PMID: 23701867.
  28. Mendoza JA, McLeod J, Chen T-A, Nicklas TA, and Baranowski T. Correlates of Adiposity among Latino Preschool Children. J Phys Act & Health. Jan 2014;11(1):195-198. PMCID: PMC3750103.
  29. O’Connor T, Cerin E, Hughes SO, Robles J, Thompson D, Mendoza JA, Baranowski T, and Lee RE. Psychometrics of the preschooler physical activity parenting practices instrument among a Latino sample. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2014;11(1):3. PMID: 24428935.
  30. Mendoza JA and Liu Y. Active commuting to elementary school and adiposity: an observational study. Child Obes. Feb 2014;10(1):34-41. PMCID: PMC3922227.
  31. Thompson D, Cantu D, Bhatt R, Baranowski T, Rodgers W, Jago R, Anderson B, Liu Y, Mendoza JA, Tapia R, and Buday R. Texting to Increase Physical Activity Among Teens (TXT Me!): Rationale, Design, and Methods. JMIR Res Protoc. 2014/03/12 2014;3(1):e14. PMCID: PMC3967196.
  32. O’Connor, TM, Cerin E, Lee R, Parker N, Chen T-Z, Hughes SO, Mendoza JA, and Baranowski T. Environmental and Cultural Correlates of Physical Activity Parenting Practices among Latino Parents with Preschool-aged Children: Niños Activos. BMC Public Health. 2014;14(1):707. PMCID: PMC4226995.
  33. Mendoza JA, Cowan D, Liu Y. Predictors of Children’s Active Commuting to School: an Observational Evaluation in Five US Communities. J Phys Act & Health. 2014 May;11(4):729-33. PMCID: PMC3749259.
  34. Mendoza JA, Matshaba M, Makhanda J, Liu Y, Boitshwarelo M, Anabwani GM. Food Insecurity and CD4% among HIV+ Children in Gaborone, Botswana. JAIDS. Aug 1, 2014;66(4):414-418. PMID:24798763. PMCID: PMC4205044.
  35. Oreskovic NM, Blossom J, Robinson AI, Chen ML, Uscanga DK, Mendoza JA. The influence of the built environment on outcomes from a "walking school bus study": a cross-sectional analysis using geographical information systems. Geospat Health. 2014;9(1):37-44. PMID:25545924. PMCID: PMC4296597.
  36. Cerin E, O’Connor TM, Mendoza JA, Thompson DI, Lee RE, Hughes SO, Baranowski T. A Child-Centered Scale of Informal Social Control for Latino Parents of Preschool-Aged Children: Development and Validation. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. 2015;37(4), 541-559. PMCID in Progress.
  37. Dawson-Hahn E, Fesinmeyer M, and Mendoza JA. Correlates of Physical Activity in Latino Preschool Children Attending Head Start. Pediatric Exercise Science. 2015;27(3), 372-379. PMCID: PMC4627590.
  38. Pumper MA, Mendoza JA, Arseniev-Koehler A, Holm M, Waite A, Moreno MA. Using a Facebook group as an adjunct to a pilot mHealth physical activity intervention: a mixed methods approach. Studies Health Technol Inform. 2015;219:97-101. PMID:26799887
  39. Cerin E, Baranowski T, Barnett A, Butte N, Hughes S, Lee RE, Mendoza JA, Thompson D, O’Connor TM. Places where preschoolers are (in)active: An observational study on Latino preschoolers and their parents using objective measures. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2016;13:29. PMID: 26928561
  40. Mendoza JA, Baranowski T, Jaramillo S, Fesinmeyer MD, Haaland W, Thompson D, Nicklas TA: Fit 5 Kids TV Reduction Program for Latino Preschoolers: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Prev Med. 2016;50:584-592. PMID:26572093.
  41. Thompson D, Cantu D, Ramirez B, Cullen KW, Baranowski T, Mendoza JA, Anderson B, Jago R, Rodgers W, Liu Y: Texting to Increase Adolescent Physical Activity: Feasibility Assessment. Am J Health Behav. 2016;40:472-483. PMID:27338994 PMCID:PMC4922515.
  42. Dawson Hahn E, Pak-Gorstein S, Matheson J, Zhou C, Yun K, Scott K, Payton C, Stein E, Holland A, Grow HM, Mendoza JA. Growth trajectories of refugee and non-refugee children in the United States. Pediatrics. In Press.