Lab Publications

Below are selected recent publications produced by the Pediatric Health Lab:
*Denotes student author

Kidwell, K. M.*, Kozikowski, C.*, Roth, T.*, Lundahl, A., & Nelson, T. D. (in press). Concurrent and longitudinal associations among temperament, parental feeding styles, and selective eating in a preschool sample. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

Kidwell, K.M.*, Hankey, M.*, Nelson, J.M., Espy, K.A., & Nelson, T.D. (2017). Child executive control as a moderator of the longitudinal association between sleep problems and subsequent attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 42(10), 1144-1155.

Hankey, M.*, Kidwell, K.M.*, Nelson, J.M., Espy, K.A., & Nelson, T.D. (2017). Weight status as a mediator of the association between preschool extraversion and adolescent restrained eating. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 42(8), 882-891.

Nelson, T.D., Nelson, J.M., James, T.D., Clark, C.A.C., Kidwell, K.M.*, & Espy, K.A. (2017). Executive control goes to school: Implications of preschool executive performance for observed elementary classroom behavior. Developmental Psychology, 53(5), 836-844.

Kidwell, K.M.*, Nelson, T.D., Nelson, J.M., & Espy, K.A. (2016). A longitudinal study of maternal and child internalizing symptoms predicting early adolescent emotional eating. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 42(4), 445-446.

Nelson, T.D., Kidwell, K.M.*, Hankey, M.*, Nelson, J.M., & Espy, K.A. (2016). Preschool executive control and sleep problems in early adolescence. Behavioral Sleep Medicine. Online First published October 11, 2016. 

Van Dyk, T.R.,* Thompson, R.W., & Nelson, T.D. (2016). Daily bidirectional relationships between sleep and mental health symptoms in youth with emotional and behavioral problems. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Advanced online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsw040

Nelson, T.D., James, T.D., Hankey, M.,* Nelson, J.M., Lundahl, A.,* & Espy, K.A. (2016). Early executive control and risk for overweight and obesity in elementary school. Child Neuropsychology, 23(8), 994-1002.

Nelson, T.D., Van Dyk, T.R.,* McGinnis, C.J., Nguyen, A.V., & Long, S.K.  (2016). Brief sleep intervention to enhance behavioral parent training for noncompliance: Preliminary findings from a practice-based study. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 4(2), 176-187.

Guenther, K.D.,* Van Dyk, T.R.,* Kidwell, K.M.,* & Nelson, T.D. (2016). The moderating role of dysfunctional parent-child relationships on the association between outward anger expression and physical health in youth from low-income families. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 30(4), 366-373.

Lundahl, A.,* & Nelson, T.D. (2016). ADHD symptomatology and pediatric obesity: Psychopathology or sleep deprivation? Journal of Health Psychology, 21(6), 1055-1065doi:10.1177/1359105314544991

Kidwell, K.M.,* Van Dyk, T.R.,* Lundahl, A.,* & Nelson, T.D. (2015). Stimulant medications and sleep for youth with ADHD: A meta-analysis. Pediatrics, 136(6), 1144-1153.

Nelson, T.D., Nelson, J.M., Kidwell, K.M.,* James, T.D., & Espy, K.A. (2015). Preschool sleep problems and differential associations with specific aspects of executive control in elementary school. Developmental Neuropsychology, 40, 167-180.

Nelson, T.D. (2015). Pediatric sleep: Associations with executive functioning, ADHD, and beyond. Developmental Neuropsychology, 40, 101-103.

Lundahl, A.,* Kidwell, K.M.,* Van Dyk, T.R.,* & Nelson, T.D. (2015). A meta-analysis of the effect of experimental sleep restriction on youth’s attention and hyperactivity. Developmental Neuropsychology, 40, 104-121.

Jensen, C.D., Hunsaker, S.L., Van Dyk, T.R.,* Nelson, T.D., Sandridge, M.L., & Bailey, B.W. (2015). Effectiveness of a parent health report intervention to increase physical activity among preschoolers. Children’s Health Care, 44, 341-352.

Nelson, T.D., Haugen, K.A., Resetar Volz, J.L., Zhe, E., Axelrod, M.I., Filigno, S.S. Stevens, A.L., & Lundahl, A.* (2015). Overweight and obesity among youth entering residential care: Prevalence and correlates. Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, 32, 99-111.

Kidwell, K.M.,* Van Dyk, T.R.,* Guenther, K.D.,* & Nelson, T.D. (2015). Anger and children’s health: Differentiating role of inward versus outward expressed anger on sleep, medical service utilization, and mental health. Children’s Health Care, 45(3), 342-358.

Lundahl, A.,* & Nelson, T.D. (2015). Sleep and food intake: A multisystem review of mechanisms in children and adults. Journal of Health Psychology, 20, 794-805.

Lundahl, A.,* Kidwell, K.M.,* Van Dyk, T.,* & Nelson, T.D. (2015). A meta-analysis of the effect of experimental sleep restriction on youth’s attention and hyperactivity. Developmental Neuropsychology, 40(3), 104-121.

Kidwell, K. M.*, Nelson, T. D., & Van Dyk, T. R.* (2015). Parenting stress and child physical health among a low-income sample: The moderating role of child anxiety. Journal of Health Psychology20(11), 1377-1387.

Jensen, C.D., Hunsaker, S.L., Van Dyk, T.R.*, Nelson, T.D., Sandridge, M.L., & Bailey, B.W. (2015). Effectiveness of a Parent Health Report Intervention to Increase Physical Activity among Preschoolers and Kindergarteners. Children's Health Care44(4), 341-352.

Nelson, T.D., Lundahl, A.,* Molfese, D.L., Waford, R., Roman, A., Gozal, D., Molfese, V.J., & Ferguson, M. (2014). Estimating child sleep from parent report of time in bed: Development and evaluation of adjustment approaches. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39(6), 624-632. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsu020

Van Dyk, T.R.,* & Nelson, T.D. (2014). Pessimism as a moderator of the relationship between involvement in peer victimization and physical health in children. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39, 469-480.

Lundahl, A.,* Kidwell, K.M.,* & Nelson, T.D. (2014). Parental underestimates of child weight: A meta-analysis. Pediatrics, 133(3), e689-e703. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-2690

Lundahl, A.*, Kidwell, K.M.*, & Nelson, T.D. (2014). Parental misperceptions of children’s underweight status: A meta-analysis. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 48(2), 184-193.

Nelson, T.D., Kidwell, K.M.*, Hoffman, S., Trout, A.L., Epstein, M.H., & Thompson, R.W. (2014). Health-related quality of life among adolescents in residential care: Description and correlates. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 84(3), 226-233.

Nelson, T.D., Kidwell, K.M.,* Hoffman, S., Trout, A.L., Epstein, M.H., & Thompson, R.W. (2014). Health-related quality of life among adolescents in residential care: Description and correlates. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 84, 226-233.

Van Dyk, T.R.*, Nelson, T.D., Epstein, M.H., & Thompson, R.W. (2014). Physical health status as a predictor of treatment outcomes among youth in residential treatment. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 22(4), 237-248.

Nelson, T.D., Van Dyk, T.R.,* Lundahl, A.,* Huefnerr, J., Thompson, RW., & Epstein, M.H. (2013). Patterns and correlates of adolescent weight change in residential care. Child and Youth Services Review, 35, 960-965.

Lundahl, A.,* Nelson, T.D., Smith, T.R.*., & West, T.* (2013). Psychosocial stressors and health behaviors: Examining sleep, sedentary behaviors, and physical activity in a low-income pediatric sample. Clinical Pediatrics, 52, 721-729.

Nelson, T.D., Kidwell, K.M.,* Armenta, B.E., Crockett, L.J., Carlo, G., & Whitbeck, L.B. (2013). Rural Latino adolescent health: Preliminary examination of health risks and cultural correlates. Journal of Health Psychology, 19(6), 802-808.

Nelson, T.D., Smith, T.R.*, Pick, B., Epstein, M.H., Thompson, R.W., & Tonniges, T.F. (2013). Psychopathology as a predictor of medical service utilization for youth residential treatment. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 40, 36-45.

Nelson, T.D., Smith, T.R.*, Duppong Hurley, K., Epstein, M.H., Thompson, R.W., & Tonniges,T.F. (2013). Association between psychopathology and physical health problems among youth in residential treatment. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 21, 150-161.

Hoffman, S., Lambert, M., Nelson, T.D., Trout, A.L., Sullivan, J., Epstein, M.H., & Pick, R. (2013). Confirmatory factor analysis of the PedsQL among youth in a residential treatment setting. Quality of Life Research, 22, 2151-2157.

Nelson, T. D., Aylward, B. S., & Rausch, J. R. (2011). Dynamic p-technique for modeling  patterns of data: Applications to pediatric psychology research. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 36, 959-968. 

Nelson, T.D., Smith, T.R*., Thompson, R.W., Epstein, M.H., Griffith, A.K., Duppong Hurley, K., & Tonniges, T.F. (2011). Prevalence of physical health problems among youth entering residential treatment. Pediatrics, 128, e1226-1232.

**The members of the lab are actively involved in disseminating our research in peer-reviewed journals. We currently have several papers either “under review” or “in preparation” for publication, including papers with graduate students as the lead author. Check back often for updates on the latest lab publications.