Asim, M., Ahmed, Z. H., Nichols, A. R., Rickman, R., Neiterman, E., Mahmood, A., & Widen, E. M. (2021). What stops us from eating: a qualitative investigation of dietary barriers during pregnancy in Punjab, Pakistan. Public Health Nutrition, 1-10. PDF

Whyte, K., Johnson, J., Kelly, K., Horowitz, M., Widen, E. M., Toro‐Ramos, T., … & Gallagher, D. (2021). No sustained effects of an intervention to prevent excessive GWG on offspring fat and lean mass at 54 weeks: Yet a greater head circumference persists. Pediatric Obesity, e12767. PDF


Lane C, Widen E, Collins S, Young S. HIV-exposed, uninfected infants in Uganda experience poorer growth and body composition trajectories than HIV-unexposed infantsJ. Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2020 Jun. 24. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000002428. PubMed PMID: 32604132. PDF

Asim M, Nazaw Y, Hayward M, Widen E. Prelacteal Feeding Practices in Pakistan: A Mixed-Methods Study. Int Breastfeed J. 2020 Jun. 8;15(1):53. doi: 10.1186/s13006-020-00295-8. PubMed PMID: 32513203. PDF

Janumala I, Toro-Ramos T, Widen E, Rosenn B, Crane J, Horowitz M, Lin S, Gidwani S, Paley C, Thornton J, Pi-Sunyer X, Gallagher D. Increased visceral adipose tissue without weight retention at 59 weeks postpartum. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2020 Feb 6. doi: 10.1002/oby.22736. PubMed PMID: 32030911. PDF

Heshka S, Lemos T, Astbury N, Widen E, Davidson L, Goodpaster B, DeLany J, Strain G, Pomp A, Courcoulas A, Lin S, Janumala I, Yu W, Kang P, Thornton J, Gallagher D. Resting energy expenditure and organ-tissue body composition five years after bariatric surgery. Obes Surg. 2020 Feb;30(2):587-594. doi: 10.1007/s11695-019-04217-4. PubMed PMID: 31617114.

Tuthill E, Miller J, Collins S, Widen E, Onono M, Young S. HIV Infection, Hunger, Breastfeeding Self-efficacy, and Depressive Symptoms are Associated with Exclusive Breastfeeding to 6 months Among Women in Western Kenya: A Longitudinal Observational Study. Int Breastfeed J. 2020 Jan 16;15(1):4. doi: 10.1186/s13006-019-0251-8. PubMed PMID: 31948438. PMCID: PMC6966845


Widen E, Nichols A, Kahn L, Factor-Litvak P, Insel B, Hoepner L, Dube S, Rauh V, Perera F, Rundle A. Prepregnancy obesity is associated with cognitive outcomes in boys in a low-income, multiethnic birth cohort. BMC Pediatr. 2019 Dec 20;19(1):507. doi: 10.1186/s12887-019-1853-4. PubMed PMID: 31862007. PDF

Vandyousefi S, Whaley S, Widen E, Asigbee F, Landry M, Ghaddar R, Davis J. Association of Breastfeeding and Early Exposure to Sugar-Sweetened Beverages with Obesity Prevalence in Offspring born to Mothers with and without Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Pediatr Obes. 2019 Dec;14(12):e12569. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12569. PubMed PMID: 31389196. PDF

Kahn L, Widen E, Straka N, Liu X, Cirillo P, Cohn B, Buck-Louis G, Factor-Litvak P. The relationship of birth weight and adiposity across the life course to semen quality in middle age: results from the Study of the Environment and Reproduction follow-up to the Child Health and Development Studies. Epidemiology. 2019 Nov;30 Suppl 2:S17-S27. doi: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000001070. PubMed PMID: 31569149. PMCID: PMC7055633

Nichols AR, Rundle AG, Factor-Litvak P, Insel BJ, Hoepner L, Rauh V, Perera F, Widen EM. Prepregnancy obesity is associated with lower psychomotor development scores in boys at age 3 in a low-income, minority birth cohort. J Dev Orig Health Dis. 2019 Sept. doi: 10.1017/s2040174419000412. PubMed PMID: 31486358. PDF

Rundle A, Gallagher D, Herbstman J, Goldsmith J, Holmes D, Hassoun A, Oberfield S, Miller R, Andrews H, Widen E, Hoepner L, Perera F. Prenatal Exposure to Airborne Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Childhood Growth Trajectories from Age 5 to 14 Years. Environ Res. 2019 Jul 19;177:108595. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2019.108595. PubMed PMID: 31352299. PDF


Widen E, Tsai I, Collins S, Wekesa P, China J, Krumdieck N, Miller J, Weiser S, Onono M, Young S. HIV-infection is associated with adverse changes in body composition during pregnancy and lactation among Kenyan women. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2018 Sep 5. doi: 10.1038/s41430-018-0285-9. PubMed PMID: 30185898. PDF

Wilkes M, Thornton J, Horlick M, Sopher A, Wang J, Widen E, Pierson R, Gallagher D. Relationship of BMIZ score to fat percent and fat mass in multiethnic prepubertal children. Pediatr Obes. 2018 Aug 16. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12463. PubMed PMID: 30117308. PMCID: PMC6309265

Davidson L, Yu W, Goodpaster B, DeLany J, Widen E, Lemos T, Strain G, Pomp A, Courcoulas A, Lin S, Janumala I, Thornton J, Gallagher D. Fat-free mass and skeletal muscle mass five years after bariatric surgery. Obesity. 2018 July;26(7):1130-1136. doi: 10.1002/oby.22190. PubMed PMID: 29845744. PMCID: PMC6014876

Familiar I, Collins S, Sikorskii A, Ruisenor-Escudero R, Natamba B, Bangirana P, Widen EM, Achidri D, Achola H, Onen D, Boivin M, Young SL. Quality of caregiving is positively associated with neurodevelopment during the first year of life among HIV-exposed uninfected children in Uganda. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 Mar;77(3):235-242. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001599. PubMed PMID: 29210832. PMCID: PMC5807172

Widen E, Kahn L, Cirillo P, Cohn B, Kezios K, Factor-Litvak P. Prepregnancy obesity is associated with impaired child neurodevelopment. Matern Child Nutr. 2018 Jan;14(1). doi: 10.1111/mcn.12481. PubMed PMID: 28635158. PDF


Widen E, Collins S, Khan H, Biribawa C, Achidri D, Achoko W, Ghosh S, Griffiths J, Achola H, Young S. Food insecurity, but not HIV infection status, is associated with adverse changes in body composition during lactation among Ugandan women of mixed HIV status. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 Jan;105(2): 361-368. doi:10.3945/ajcn.116.142513. PubMed PMID: 28052888. PDF

Hoepner L, Whyatt R, Widen E, Diurka D, Calafat A, Perera F, Rundle R. Bisphenol A and childhood body size outcomes in an inner-city cohort. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2016. doi: 10.1289/EHP205. PubMed PMID: 27187982. PDF

Widen E, Whyatt R, Hoepner L, Ramirez-Carvey J, Mueller N, Oberfield S, Hassoun A, Perera F, Gallagher D, Rundle A. Excessive gestational weight gain is associated with postpartum weight retention and adiposity in African American and Dominican mothers in the Bronx and Northern Manhattan. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2015 Dec;102 (6): 1460-1467. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.115.116939. PubMed PMID: 26490495. PDF

Widen E, Factor-Litvak P, Gallagher D, Paxton A, Pierson R, Heymsfield S, Lederman S. The pattern of gestational weight gain is associated with changes in maternal body composition and neonatal size. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Jul. doi: 10.1007/s10995-015-1747-5. PubMed PMID: 26179720. PDF

Widen E, Bentley M, Chasela C, Kayira D, Flax V, Kourtis A, Ellington S, Kacheche Z, Tegha G, Jamieson D, van der Horst C, Allen L, Shahab-Ferdows S, Adair L for the BAN Study Team. Antiretroviral prophylaxis is associated with iron deficiency that is mitigated with supplementation in HIV-infected Malawian women, but is not associated with infant iron deficiency. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Jul;69(3):319-328). doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000588. PubMed PMID: 25723140. PDF

Mueller NT, Whyatt R, Hoepner L, Oberfield S, Dominguez-Bello M, Widen E, Hassoun A, Perera F, Rundle A. Prenatal exposure to antibiotics, cesarean section, and risk of childhood obesity. Int J Obes (Lond). 2015 Apr;39(4):665-70. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2014.180. PubMed PMID: 25298276. PDF

Widen E, Whyatt R, Hoepner L, Ramirez-Carvey J, Oberfield S, Hassoun A, Perera F, Gallagher D, Rundle A. Gestational weight gain and obesity, adiposity and body size in African American and Dominican children in the Bronx and Northern Manhattan. Matern Child Nutr. 2015 Mar 5. doi: 10.1111/mcn.12174. PubMed PMID: 25753294. PDF

Widen E, Gallagher D. Body composition changes in pregnancy: measurement, predictors and outcomes. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2014 Jun;68(6):643-52. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2014.40. PubMed PMID: 24667754. PDF

Widen E, Strain G, King W, Yu W, Lin S, Goodpaster B, Thornton J, Courcoulas A, Pomp A, Gallagher D. Bioelectrical impedance analysis (Tanita 310) estimates of changes in total body water and percent body fat following bariatric surgery. Obes Surg. 2014 Jun;24(6):847-54. doi: 10.1007/s11695-014-1182-5. PubMed PMID: 24464517. PDF

Widen E, Bentley M, Kayira D, Chasela C, Daza E, Kacheche Z, Tegha G, Jamieson D, Kourtis A, van der Horst C, Allen L, Shahab-Ferdows S, Adair L for the BAN Study Team. Changes in soluble transferrin receptor and hemoglobin concentrations in Malawian mothers are associated with those values in their exclusively breastfed, HIV-exposed infants. J Nutr. 2014 Mar;144(3):367-74. doi: 10.3945/jn.113.177915. PubMed PMID: 24381222. PDF

Widen E, Bentley M, Kayira D, Chasela C, Jamieson D, Tembo M, Soko A, Kourtis A, Flax V, Ellington S, van der Horst C, Adair L on behalf of the BAN Study team. Maternal weight loss during exclusive breastfeeding is associated with reduced weight and length gain in daughters of HIV-infected Malawian women. J Nutr. 2013 Jul;143(7):1168-75. doi: 10.3945/jn.112.171751. PubMed PMID: 23700341. PDF

Widen E, Siega-Riz AM. Prenatal Nutrition: A practical guide to assess and counsel women on diet. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2010 Nov-Dec; 55(6):540-549. doi: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2010.06.017. PubMed PMID: 20974416 PDF