Department of Nutrition

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

ICAN Peer-Reviewed Publications

Waller JH, Bower KM, Spence M, Kavanagh KF. Using Grounded Theory Methodology to conceptualize the mother-infant communication dynamic: Potential application to compliance with infant-feeding recommendations. Mat Child Nutr. In Press (Accepted for publication April 2013).

Kavanagh KF, Lou Z, Nicklas JC, Habibi MF, Murphy LT. Breastfeeding knowledge, attitudes, prior exposure, and intent among undergraduate students. J Hum Lact. 2012;28(4):556-564.

Kavanagh KF, Joyce SF, Nolte J, Morgan LG, Lou Z, Nicklas JC. Knowledge of the birth process among undergraduates: Impact of screening of a documentary featuring natural childbirth in low-risk pregnancies. Int J Childbirth. 2012;2(1):20-29.

Habibi MF, Nicklas JC, Spence M, Hedberg S, Magnuson E, Kavanagh KF. Remote lactation consultation: A qualitative study of maternal response to experience and recommendations for survey development. J Hum Lact. 2012;28(2):212-218.

Jones S, Spence M, Hardin S, Miller N, Schoch A. Youth Can! Results of a pilot trial to improve the school food environment. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2011. 43(4):284-287.

Looney S, Spence M, Raynor H. Use of body mass index and body mass index growth charts for assessment of childhood weight status in the United States: A systematic review. Clinical Pediatrics. 2011. 50(2):91-99.

Kavanagh KF, Habibi M, Anderson K, Spence M. Caregiver- vs Infant-Oriented Feeding: A Model of Infant-Feeding Strategies among Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Participants in Rural East Tennessee. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2010;110:1485-1491.

Anderson KE, Nicklas JC, Spence ML, Kavanagh K. Roles, Perceptions, and Control of Infant Feeding among Low-Income Fathers. Public Health Nutrition. 2010. 13(4):522-530.

Paulus T, Spence ML. Using blogs to identify misconceptions in a large undergraduate nutrition course. Tech Trends. 2010. 54(5):62-68.

Halic O, Lee D, Paulus T, Spence M. To blog or not to blog: Student perceptions of blog effectiveness for learning in a college-level course. Internet and Higher Education. 2010. 13(4):206-213.

Whelan, J., Jahns, L. and Kavanagh-Prochaska, K. 2009. DHA: Measurements in Food and Dietary Exposure. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids. 2009. 81(2-3):131-136.

Kavanagh KF, Cohen RJ, Heinig MJ, Dewey KG. Educational Intervention to Modify Bottle-feeding Behaviors Among Formula Feeding Mothers in the WIC Program: Impact on Infant Formula Intake, and Weight Gain. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2008. 40(4):244-250.

Heinig MJ, PhD, IBCLC, Follett JR, PhD, Ishii KD, MSW, Kavanagh-Prochaska K, MS, RD, Cohen R, PhD, Panchula J, BSW, RN, PHN, IBCLC. Barriers to Compliance with Infant Feeding Recommendations among Low-income Women. Journal of Human Lactation. 2006. 22(1):27-38.

Presentations

Miesel L, Spence M, Perry-Burst C, McDonald A, Beason J. Use of Digital Messages to Increase Parental Engagement in an After-school Obesity Prevention Program. Poster presentation: Experimental Biology Annual Meeting; Boston, MA, April 2013.

Kavanagh KF, Nicklas JC, Burney JL, Greer BP. Energy-density and macronutrient profiles of samples of infant formula provided by low-income mothers of formula-feeding infants at ~2 and ~4 months of age. Accepted as oral presentation: Experimental Biology; Boston, MA, April 2013.

Bower KM, Nicklas JC, Waller JH, Sberna AN, Burney JL, Greer BP, Kavanagh KF. The relationship between infant-feeding attitudes and practices and infant weight at 2 and 4 months of age. Poster presentation: Experimental Biology; Boston, MA, April 2013.

Lou Z, Zeng G, Huang L, Wang Y, Zhou L, Kavanagh KF. Maternal indicators and reported causes of perceived insufficient milk supply among a sample of Chinese mothers. Oral presentation: Experimental Biology; Boston, MA, April 2013.

Lou Z, Zeng G, Huang L, Liu F, Pang X, Kavanagh KF. Breastfeeding knowledge, attitudes, and intent in a sample of Chinese undergraduate students. Poster presentation: Experimental Biology; Boston, AM, April 2013.

Lewis DG, Habibi MF, Kavanagh KF. Fathers’ acceptance of videoconferencing for remote lactation consultation: a pilot study. Poster presentation: Experimental Biology; Boston, MA, April 2013.

Burney J, Greer BP, Nicklas JC, Kavanagh KF. Three-phased project for reducing modifications to bottles of prepared infant formula: Bottle content analysis, development of consumer-tested messages, and RCT to assess impact: Results of Phase I and Implementation of Phase II. Poster: Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Meeting; Washington, DC, 2012.

Helvey JJ, Bower KM, Kavanagh KF. The mother-infant dyad study: A grounded-theory inquiry into the day-to-day experiences, between first time mothers and their infants that influence feeding practices. FASEB J. 2012;26:264.1. (Oral Presentation)

Kavanagh KF, Nicklas JC, Burney JL, Greer BP. Estimated energy intake and energy loss among low-income formula-fed infants: Mid-point analysis of phase 1 of the Baby-Mine study. FASEB J. 2012;26:264.3. (Oral Presentation)

Nicklas JC, Greer BP, Burney JL, Kavanagh KF. Does infant mood affect offered bottle size? An exploratory analysis of secondary objectives of the Baby-Mine study. FASEB J. 2012;26:264.4. (Oral Presentation)

Bower KM, Nicklas JC, Helvey JJ, Sberna AN, Burney JL, Greer BP, Kavanagh KF. How often are others participating in infant feeding? An exploratory analysis of secondary objectives of the Baby-Mine study. FASEB J. 2012;26:368.5. (Oral Presentation)

Sberna A, Kavanagh K. Is emotion regulation related to breastfeeding outcomes? Poster presentation: American Public Health Association; Washington, DC, October 2011.

Miesel L, Spence M, Lewis K, McDonald A, Perry-Burst C, Wagoner L, Callen B, Beason J, and Smith K. Cardiac Cardinals Afterschool Obesity Prevention Program: Successful Nutrition, Physical Fitness, and Weight Status Outcomes. Poster presentation: ASTPHND Annual Meeting; Salt Lake City, UT, June 2011.

Barot M, Spence M, Costello C, Greer B, Fitzhugh G, Muenchen R, Gibbs R, Moustaid-Moussa N. Home food availability, dietary intake and child weight status. Poster presentation: Experimental Biology; Washington, DC, April 2011.

Brown B, Spence M, Kavanagh K, Paulus T. Perceptions related to dietary supplements among college students. Poster presentation: Experimental Biology; Washington, DC, April 2011.

Lou Z, Nicklas JC, Habibi M, Murphy LT, Kavanagh KF. Breastfeeding knowledge and beliefs among undergraduate students in the southeastern United States: What is baseline? Poster presentation: Experimental Biology; Washington DC, April 2011.

Merola W, Kavanagh K, Spence M. Social marketing: Impact on elementary school students’ consumption of salad bar food items. Poster presentation: Experimental Biology; Washington DC, April 2011.

Miller E, Spence M. Eat the rainbow! Evaluation of a short-term school-based nutrition intervention. Poster presentation: Experimental Biology; Washington DC, April 2011.

Raburn LM, Helvey JJ, Kavanagh KF. Voices of low SES women overcoming breastfeeding barriers: A qualitative analysis and model development. Poster presentation: Experimental Biology; Washington DC, April 2011.

Carberry A, Spence M. Youth Can! Grow Healthy: A positive youth development program to empower young adolescents. Poster presentation: American Public Health Association. November 2010.

Habibi M, Hedberg S, Magnuson E, Kavanagh K. Using Skype for Breastfeeding Consultation: Maternal Response to Experience. Oral presentation: American Public Health Association; Denver, CO, November 2010.

Habibi M, Hedberg S, Magnuson E, Kavanagh K. Using Skype for Breastfeeding Consultation: Feasibility Study to Determine Accuracy of Diagnosis and Referral. Oral presentation: American Public Health Association; Denver, CO, November 2010.

Eppig K, Haughton B, Spence M. Life Course Perspective and its Practical Applications to Public Health Nutrition. Poster presentation: ASTPHND Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, June 2010.

Miller L, Looney S, Eppig K, Haughton B, Spence M. Promoting Healthy Weight for Infants, Children and Families through Current Research. Poster presentation: ASTPHND Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, June 2010.

Fuller LE, Kavanagh KF. Knowledge and Behaviors of Formula-feeding Mothers of Young Infants in East Tennessee. Poster presentation: Tennessee Dietetic Association; April 2010.

Carroll HB, Paulus TM, Spence ML. Dietary supplement use among college students. Poster presentation: Experimental Biology, New Orleans, LA, April 2009.

McGee, Spence ML. Impact of nutrition and culinary in-service training on school food service employee knowledge and efficacy. Poster presentation: Experimental Biology, New Orleans, LA, April 2009. Extended Abstract Award

Joyce SM, Johnson DM, Nolte JV, Granger LA, Kavanagh KF. Awareness of the birth process among university students: knowledge of risks associated with cesarean deliveries. Poster presentation: Experimental Biology; New Orleans, LA, April 2009.

Joyce SM, Granger LA, Tait SD, Kavanagh KF. Conversations: The commitment to breastfeed among low-income women in East Tennessee. Poster presentation: Experimental Biology; New Orleans, LA, April 2009.

Habibi M, Anderson K, Spence M, Kavanagh KF. Well-fed and sleeping: motivations driving infant feeding practices in rural Appalachia. Oral presentation: Experimental Biology; San Diego, CA, April 2008.

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