Elizabeth "Liz" Budd, a member of the University of Oregon's Prevention Science Institute and the Health Promotion and Obesity Prevention Initiative, focuses on obesity and chronic disease prevention. Her approach is done primarily through community-based promotion of physical activity and healthy eating, especially among girls and adolescents. She is also interested in institutional policies (e.g., schools) and how they influence health behaviors. Her most recent research, begun before she joined the UO faculty in 2016, examined cross-country factors that influence the implementation of evidence-based, preventative interventions for chronic disease in Australia, Brazil, China and the United States.
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UO Lands Four Scholars for Obesity Prevention Cluster
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The new hires (left to right, above) are: Nicole Giuliani, a research associate in the UO's Department of Psychology where she works with professors Elliot Berkman, Phil Fisher and Jennifer Pfeifer; Elizabeth L. Budd, who is completing a doctoral degree in public health at Washington University in St. Louis; Tasia M. Smith, who is completing doctoral work in counseling psychology at the University of Florida; and Nichole R. Kelly, currently a postdoctoral researcher in a joint position at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and the National Institutes of Health...
Research Muscle Grows as the Uo Works Through Cluster Hiring
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On May 6, four early career scholars hired as part of the Health Promotion and Obesity Prevention Initiative came to campus. The visit provided Nicole Giuliani, Elizabeth Budd, Tasia Smith and Nichole Kelly the opportunity to meet their new colleagues, have lunch with the president and discuss their research at a miniconference that drew more than 100 people from campus and local schools...
Strategies to improve physical activity prevalence often include policy and environmental changes. State-level policies can be influential in supporting access and opportunities for physical activity in schools and communities. The purpose of this study was to explore the prevalence of state legislation related to physical activity and identify the correlates of enactment of this legislation.
Most U.S. children engage in insufficient physical activity (PA) and spend too much time in sedentary behaviors (SBs), leading to increased risk of obesity and chronic disease. Evidence remains inconsistent on relationships between parental perceptions of the neighborhood and children's PA and SB. This study examines parental neighborhood perceptions, stratified by race, as predictors of children's PA and SB.
First, running and walking routes submitted by users of the website Map-MyRun.com were downloaded. The website enables participants to plan, map, record, and share their exercise routes and outdoor activities like runs, walks, and hikes in an online database...
Black and lesbian, gay, bisexual, or questioning (LGBQ) youth in the United States are disproportionately affected by HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although self-efficacy is strongly, positively associated with safer sex behaviors, no studies have examined the validity of a safer sex self-efficacy scale used by many federally funded HIV/STD prevention programs. This study aims to test factor validity of the Sexual Self-Efficacy Scale by using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to determine if scale validity varies between heterosexual and LGBQ Black youth.