Refereed Papers


Staiano AE, Martin CK, Champagne CM, Rood JC, Katzmarzyk PT. Sedentary time, physical activity, and adiposity in a longitudinal cohort of non-obese young adults. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In Press.

Staiano AE, Webster EK, Allen A, Jarrell A, Martin CK. Screen time policies and practices in early care and education centers in relation to child physical activity. Childhood Obesity. Accepted.

Staiano AE, Beyl RA, Guan W, Hendrick CA, Newton RL. Home-based exergaming among children with overweight and obesity: A randomized controlled trial. Pediatric Obesity. Accepted.

Sandoval P, Staiano AE, Kihm H. The influence of visual and auditory stimuli on intensity of physical activity in school-aged children. The Physical Educator. In Press.

Staiano AE, Allen AT, Fowler W, Gustat J, Kepper MM, Lewis L, Martin CK, St. Romain J, Webster EK. State licensing regulations on screen-time in childcare centers: An impetus for participatory action research. Progress in Community Health Partnerships:  Research, Education, and Action. 2018;12:101-109. Link to Paper

Heerman WJ, Bennett WL, Kraschnewski JL, Nauman E, Staiano AE, Wallston KA. Willingness to participate in weight-related research among patients in PCORnet Clinical Data Research Networks. BMC Obesity 2018;5:10.  Link to Paper

Staiano AE, Kihm H, Sandoval P. The use of competition to elicit high intensity physical activity during children’s exergame play. Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences. In press.

Flynn RM, Staiano AE, Beyl R, Richert RA, Wartella E, & Calvert SL. The influence of active gaming on cardiorespiratory fitness in Black and Hispanic youth. Journal of School Health. In press.



Katzmarzyk PT & Staiano AE. Relationship between meeting 24-hour movement guidelines and cardiometabolic risk factors in children. Journal of Physical Activity & Health 2017;14(10):779-784. PubMed Link

Staiano AE, Beyl RA, Hsia DS, Katzmarzyk PT, Mantzor S, Newton RL, Jarrell A, & Tyson P. Step tracking with goals increases children’s weight loss in a behavioral intervention. Childhood Obesity 2017;13(4):283-290. PubMed Link

Kihm H, Staiano AE, Sandoval P. Southeastern’s Family and Consumer Sciences launches Project IPAL to enhance the well-being of elementary school children. Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences. 2017;109(1):54-56. Link to Paper

Staiano AE, Marker AM, Liu M, Hayden E, Hsia DS, Broyles ST. Childhood obesity screening and treatment practices of pediatric healthcare providers. Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society. 2017;169(1):2-10. Link to Paper

Baranowski T, Blumberg F, Gao Z, Kato PM, Kok G, Lu AS, Lyons EJ, Morrill BA, Peng W, Prins PJ, Snyder L, Staiano AE, & Thompson D. Getting Research on Games for Health Funded. Games for Health Journal. 2017;6(1):1-8. PubMed Link

Wilfley DE, Staiano AE, Altman M, Lindros J, Lima A, Hassink SG, Dietz WH, Cook S, & Improving Access and Systems of Care for Evidence-Based Childhood Obesity Treatment Conference W. Improving access and systems of care for evidence-based childhood obesity treatment: Conference key findings and next steps. Obesity. 2017;25(1):16-29. PubMed Link

Staiano AE, Beyl RA, Hsia DS, Katzmarzyk PT, Newton RL. Twelve weeks of dance exergaming in overweight and obese adolescent girls: transfer effects on physical activity, screen-time, and self-efficacy. Journal of Sport and Health Science. 2017;6(1):4-10. Link to Paper

Staiano AE, Marker AM, Comeaux J, Frelier JM, Hsia DS, & Broyles ST. Family-based behavioral treatment for childhood obesity: Caretaker-reported barriers and facilitators. Ochsner Journal .2017;17(1):83-92. Link to Paper



Staiano AE, Morrell M, Hsia DS, Hu G, Katzmarzyk PT. The burden of obesity, elevated blood pressure, and diabetes in uninsured and underinsured adolescents. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2016;14(9):437-441. PubMed Link

Mackintosh K, Standage M, Staiano AE, Lester L, McNarry M. Investigating the physiological and psychosocial responses of single- and dual-player exergaming in young adults.Games for Health Journal. 2016;5(6):375-381. PubMed Link

Katzmarzyk PT, Denstel KD, Beals K, Bolling C, Braxton C, Crouter SE, McKenzie TL, Pate RR, Saelens BE, Staiano AE, Stanish H, Sisson SB. Results from the United States 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2016;13(11 Suppl 2):S307-S313. PubMed Link

Staiano AE, Marker AM, Martin CK, Katzmarzyk PT. Physical activity, mental health, and weight gain in a longitudinal observational cohort of nonobese young adults. Obesity. 2016;24(9):1969-1975. PubMed Link

Staiano AE, Marker AM, Frelier JM, Hsia DS, Martin CK. Influence of screen-based peer modeling on preschool children’s vegetable consumption and preferences. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2016; 48(5):331-335.e1. PubMed Link

Staiano AE, Marker AM, Beyl RA, Hsia DS, Katzmarzyk PT, Newton RN. A randomized controlled trial of dance exergaming for exercise training in overweight and obese adolescent girls. Pediatric Obesity. 2016; 12(2):120-128. PubMed Link

Baranowski T, Blumberg F, Buday R, DeSmet A, Fiellin LE, Green CS, Kato PM, Lu AS, Maloney AE, Mellecker R, Morrill BA, Peng W, Shegog R, Staiano AE, Thompson D, Young K. White Paper: Games for health for children – current status and needed research. Games for Health Journal. 2016;5(1):1-12. Link to Paper



Staiano AE, Broyles ST, Katzmarzyk PT. School term vs. school holiday: Associations with children’s physical activity, screen-time, diet and sleep. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2015;12(8):8861-70. Link to Paper

Staiano AE, DM Harrington, NM Johannsen, RL Newton, MA Sarzynski, DL Swift, PT Katzmarzyk. Uncovering physiological mechanisms for health disparities in type 2 diabetes. Ethnicity & Disease. 2015;25(1):31-7. PubMed Link

Marker AM, Staiano AE. Better together: Outcomes of cooperation versus competition in exergaming. Games for Health Journal. 2015;4(1):25-30. Link to Paper

Carson V, AE Staiano, PT Katzmarzyk. Physical activity, screen time, and sitting among U.S. adolescents. Pediatric Exercise Science. 2015;27(1):151-9. PubMed Link



Staiano AE, R Flynn. Therapeutic uses of active video games: A systematic review. Games for Health Journal. 2014;3(6):351-65. Link to Paper

Staiano AE. Learning by Playing: Video Gaming in Education - a cheat sheet for games for health designers. Games for Health Journal. 2014;3(5):319-321. Link to Paper

Flynn RM, RA Richert, AE Staiano, E Wartella, SL Calvert. Effects of exergame play on executive functioning in children and adolescents at a summer camp for low income youth. Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology. 2014;4:209-225. Link to Paper

Katzmarzyk PT, Barlow S, Bouchard C, Catalano PM, Hsia DS, Inge TH, Lovelady C, Raynor H, Redman LM, Staiano AE, Spruijt-Metz D, Symonds ME, Vickers M, Wilfley D, Yanovski JA. An evolving scientific basis for the prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity. International Journal of Obesity. 2014;4(1):209-220.   PubMed Link

Staiano AE, A Gupta, PT Katzmarzyk. Cardiometabolic risk factors and fat distribution in children and adolescents. Journal of Pediatrics. 2014;164(3):560-5. PubMed Link



Swift DL, AE Staiano, N Johannsen, C Lavie, CP Earnest, PT Katzmarzyk, SN Blair, RL Newton, TS Church. Low cardiorespiratory fitness in African Americans: A health disparity risk factor? Sports Medicine. 2013;43(12):1301-1313. PubMed Link

Harrington DM, TV Barreira, AE Staiano, PT Katzmarzyk. The descriptive epidemiology of sitting among US adults, NHANES 2009/2010. Journal of Science and Sport in Medicine 2014;17:371-5. PubMed Link

Staiano AE, DH Harrington, TV Barreira, PT Katzmarzyk. Sitting time and cardiometabolic risk in U.S. adults: Associations by sex, race, socio-economic status, and activity level. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2014;48:213-219. PubMed Link

Baranowski T, KB Adamo, M Hingle, R Maddison, A Maloney, M Simons, AE Staiano. Gaming, adiposity and obesogenic behaviors among children: A roundtable discussion. Games for Health Journal. 2013;3(3):119-126. Abstract

Maher C, E Mire, DM Harrington, AE Staiano, PT Katzmarzyk. The independent and combined associations of physical activity and sedentary behavior with obesity in adults: NHANES 2003-2006. Obesity. 2013;21(12):E730-7. PubMed Link

Staiano AE, ST Broyles, A Gupta, R Malina, and PT Katzmarzyk. Maturity-associated variation in total and depot-specific body fat in children and adolescents. American Journal of Human Biology. 2013;25(4):473-9. PubMed Link


Staiano AE, C Bouchard, and PT Katzmarzyk. BMI-specific waist circumference thresholds to discriminate elevated cardiometabolic risk in White and African American adults. Obesity Facts. 2013;6:317-324. PubMed Link

Staiano AE, ST Broyles, A Gupta and PT Katzmarzyk. Ethnic and sex differences in visceral,

subcutaneous, and total body fat in children and adolescents. Obesity. 2013;21(6):1251-5. PubMed Link

Harrington DM, AE Staiano, ST Broyles, AK Gupta, PT Katzmarzyk. BMI percentiles for the identification of abdominal obesity and metabolic risk in children and adolescents: Evidence in support of the CDC 95th percentile. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2013;67(2):218-22. PubMed Link


Staiano AE, DM Harrington, ST Broyles, A Gupta and PT Katzmarzyk. Television, adiposity, and cardiometabolic risk in children and adolescents. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2013;44(1):40-7. PubMed Link

Calvert SL, AE Staiano, and BJ Bond. Electronic gaming and the obesity crisis. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development. 2013;139:51-57. PubMed Link

Staiano AE, AA Abraham and SL Calvert. Adolescent exergame play for weight loss and psychosocial improvement: A controlled physical activity intervention. Obesity 2013;21(3):598-601. PubMed Link

Harrington DM, AE Staiano, ST Broyles, A Gupta, and PT Katzmarzyk. Waist circumference measurement site does not affect relationships with visceral adiposity and cardiometabolic risk factors in children. Pediatric Obesity. 2013;8(3):199-206. PubMed Link

Barreira TV, AE Staiano, and PT Katzmarzyk. Validity assessment of a portable bioimpedance

scale to estimate body fat percentage in White and African American children and adolescents. Pediatric Obesity. 2013;8:E29-E32. PubMed Link



Staiano AE, Abraham AA, Calvert SL. The Wii club: Gaming for weight loss in overweight and obese youth. Games for Health Journal. 2012;1(5):377-380. PubMed Link

Broyles S, AE Staiano, KT Drazba, A Gupta, M Sothern, and PT Katzmarzyk. Elevated C-reactive protein in children from risky neighborhoods: Evidence for a stress pathway linking neighborhoods and inflammation in children. PLoS ONE. 2012;7(9): e45419. PubMed Link

Staiano AE and PT Katzmarzyk. Ethnic and sex differences in body fat and visceral and subcutaneous adiposity in children and adolescents. International Journal of Obesity. 2012;36:1261-9. PubMed Link

Staiano AE, AA Abraham and SL Calvert. Motivating effects of cooperative exergame play
for overweight and obese adolescents. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. 2012;6(4).
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Katzmarzyk PT and AE Staiano. New race and ethnicity standards: Elucidating health disparities in diabetes. BMC Medicine. 2012;10:42. PubMed Link

Staiano AE, BA Reeder, S Elliott, MR Joffres, P Pahwa, SA Kirkland, G Paradis and PT Katzmarzyk. Physical activity, waist circumference and mortality. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 2012;37(5):1008-13. PubMed Link

Barreira TV, AE Staiano, DM Harrington, SB Heymsfield and PT Katzmarzyk. Anthropometric correlates of total body fat, abdominal adiposity, and cardiovascular disease risk factors in a biracial sample of men and women. Proceedings of the Mayo Clinic. 2012;87(5):452-460. PubMed Link

Staiano AE, BA Reeder, S Elliott, MR Joffres, P Pahwa, SA Kirkland, G Paradis and PT Katzmarzyk. Body mass index versus waist circumference as predictors of mortality in Canadian adults. International Journal of Obesity. 2012;36(11):1450-4. PubMed Link

Staiano AE, AA Abraham and SL Calvert. Competitive versus cooperative exergame play for African American adolescents’ executive function skills: Short-term effects in a long-term training intervention. Developmental Psychology. 2012;48(2):337-342. PubMed Link

Staiano AE and Calvert SL. Digital gaming and pediatric obesity: At the intersection of science and social policy. Social Issues and Policy Review. 2012;6(1):54-81. PubMed Link

Katzmarzyk PT, TV Barreira, DM Harrington, AE Staiano, SB Heymsfield and JM Gimble. Relationship between abdominal fat and bone mineral density in white and African American adults. Bone. 2012;50:576-9. PubMed Link

Staiano AE, CM Baker and SL Calvert. Dietary digital diaries: Documenting adolescents’ obesogenic environment. Environment and Behavior. 2012;44(5):695-712. PubMed Link



Barreira TV, DM Harrington, AE Staiano, SB Heymsfield and PT Katzmarzyk. Body adiposity index, body mass index and body fat in white and black adults. JAMA. 2011;306:828-830. PubMed Link

Staiano AE and SL Calvert. Wii tennis play as physical activity in low-income African American adolescents. CyberPsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace. 2011;5(1). PubMed Link

Staiano AE and SL Calvert. The promise of exergames as tools to measure physical health. Entertainment Computing. 2011;2:17-21. PubMed Link

Baker CM, AE Staiano and SL Calvert. Digital expression among urban, low-income African American adolescents. Journal of Black Studies. 2011;42:530-547. PubMed Link


Staiano AE and SL Calvert. Exergames for physical education courses: Physical, social, and cognitive benefits. Child Development Perspectives. 2011;5:93-98. PubMed Link



Shelton JA, EM Elliott, SD Eaves and AL Exner. (maiden). The distracting effects of a ringing cell phone: An investigation of the laboratory and the classroom setting. Journal of Environmental Psychology. 2009;29:513-521. PubMed Link


Refereed Book Chapters

Staiano AE & Calvert SL. The influence of advergames on children’s consumer choices and behaviour. In M. Blades, C. Oates, F. Blumberg, & B. Gunter (Eds.), Advertising to Children: New Issues and New Media. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2014. Table of Contents

Calvert SL, BJ Bond, and AE Staiano. Electronic game changers for the obesity crisis. F. Blumberg (Ed.), Learning by Playing: Frontiers of Video Gaming in Education. New York: Oxford University Press. 2014. Table of Contents

Staiano AE and SL Calvert. Socio-cultural approaches to advertising and marketing. H. Montgomery (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies. Oxford University Press. 2013. Abstract

Staiano AE. Screen-time and pediatric obesity:  A hindrance or a help? P.B. Harris (Ed.), Health Behavior: New Research. New York: Nova Science Publishers. 2013. Table of Contents

Anton SD, A Exner (maiden) and R.L. Newton. Intentions are not sufficient to change behavior:

Strategies that promote behavior change and healthy weight management. In F. Columbus (Ed.), New Perspectives on Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices in Health. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2008. Table of Contents