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Daheia Barr-Anderson, PhD, MSPH
Assistant Professor

University of South Carolina
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Arnold School of Public Health
Discovery 1, 447
915 Greene Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29208

Phone: 803-777-2857
Fax: 803-777-9007
E-mail: dbarrand@mailbox.sc.edu

Curriculum Vitae


2008-12 Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology, University of Minnesota
2006-08 Postdoctoral Fellowship - Adolescent Health Protection Research Training Program, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
2006 PhD, Kinesiology, University of Maryland
2000 MSPH, Epidemiology, University of South Carolina
1998 BS, Biology, Winthrop University


Community- and home-based interventions
Physical activity epidemiology
Obesity and physical activity among African Americans, particularly adolescent girls
Social and physical environmental factors


(underlining denotes student co-author)

Barr-Anderson DJ, Sisson SB. Media use & sedentary behavior in adolescents: What do we know, what has been done, and where do we go? Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Review. 2012;23(3):511-528.

Barr-Anderson DJ, Adams-Wynn AW, DiSantis KI, Kumanyika S. Family-focused physical activity, diet, and obesity interventions in African-American girls: a systematic review. Obesity Reviews. 2013;14(1):29-51. PMID: 23057473

Barr-Anderson DJ, Laska MN, Veblen-Mortenson S, Farbakhsh K, Dudovitz B, Story M. A school-based, peer leadership physical activity intervention for 6th graders: Feasibility and results of a pilot study. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2012;9(4):492-499. PMID: 21945980

Graham DJ, Bauer KW, Friend S, Barr-Anderson DJ, Neumark-Sztainer D. Personal, behavioral, and socio-environmental correlates of concurrent and longitudinal physical activity among adolescent girls. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2012 Dec 17. [Epub ahead of print.]

Barr-Anderson DJ, Fulkerson JA, Smyth M, Himes JH, Hannan PJ, Holy Rock B, Story M. Associations American Indian children’s screen-time behavior with parental perceptions of children’s screen time, and media-related resources in the home. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2011;8(5):A105. PMID: 21843408 PMCID: PMC3181178.

Camacho-Minano MJ, LaVoi N, Barr-Anderson DJ. Interventions to promote physical activity among young and adolescent girls: A systematic review. Health Education Research. 16 Jun 2011;epub ahead of print. PMID: 21680763

Patnode C, Lytle LA, Erickson DJ, Sirard JR, Barr-Anderson DJ, Story M. Physical activity and sedentary activity patterns among children and adolescents: a latent class analysis approach. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2011 May:8(4):457-67. PMID: 21597117

McCormack LA, Laska MN, Veblen-Mortenson S, Barr-Anderson DJ, Story M. Weight-related teasing in a racially diverse sample of children. Journal of American Dietetic Association. Journal of American Dietetic Association. 2011;111:431-436. PMID: 21338744

Barr-Anderson DJ, AuYoung M, Whitt-Glover MC, Glenn BA, Yancey AK. Structural re-integration of short bouts of physical activity in organizational routine: a systematic review of the literature. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2011 Jan;40(1):76-93. PMID: 21146772

Patnode CD, Lytle LA, Erickson DJ, Sirard JR, Barr-Anderson DJ, Story M. The relative influence of demographic, individual, social, and environmental factors on physical activity among boys and girls. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2010;7:79. PMID: 21407429

Barr-Anderson DJ, Robinson-O'Brien R, Hannan PJ, Haines J, Neumark-Sztainer D. Parent report vs child perception of familial support: which is more associated with child's physical activity and television viewing behavior? Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2010;7(3):364-8. PMID: 20551493. PMCID: PMC2919283

Heitzler CD, Lytle LA, Erickson DJ, Barr-Anderson DJ, Sirard JR, Story M. Evaluating a Model of Youth Physical Activity. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2010; 34(5):593-606. PMID: 20524889

Fox CK, Barr-Anderson DJ, Neumark-Sztainer D, Wall M. Physical activity and sports participation: Associations with academic outcomes in middle school and high school students. Journal of School Health. 2010;80(1):31-7. PMID: 20051088

Nelson MC, Larson NI, Barr-Anderson DJ, Neumark-Sztainer D, Story M. Disparities in dietary intake, meal patterning and home food environments among young adults non-students and 2-year and 4-year college students. American Journal of Public Health. 2009;99:1216-19. PMID: 19443824

Walters S, Barr-Anderson DJ, Wall M, Neumark-Sztainer D. Does participation in organized sports predict future physical activity for adolescents from diverse economic backgrounds? Journal of Adolescent Health. 2009;44(3):268-74. PMID: 19237113

Barr-Anderson DJ, Larson NI, Nelson MC, Neumark-Sztainer D, Story M. Does television viewing predict dietary intake five years later in high school students and young adults? International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2009;6:7. PMID: 19183442. PMCID: PMC2643350

Barr-Anderson DJ, Neumark-Sztainer D, Lytle L, Schmitz K, Pratt C, Ward D, Conway T, Strikmiller P, Pate R. But I Like PE: Factors associated with enjoyment of physical education class in middle school girls. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 2008;79:18-27. PMID: 18431947. PMCID: PMC2430627

Barr-Anderson DJ, van den Berg P, Neumark-Sztainer DR, Story MT. Characteristics associated with older adolescents who have a TV in their bedroom. Pediatrics. 2008;121(4):718-24. PMID: 18381536

Sirard JR, Barr-Anderson DJ. Physical activity in adolescents: from associations to interventions. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2008;42:327-8. PMID: 18346656

Barr-Anderson DJ, Young DR, Gittelsohn J, Cohen S, Neumark-Sztainer D, Sallis J, Saunders R, Webber, L. Structured physical activity and psychosocial correlates in middle school girls. Preventive Medicine. 2007;44(5):404-9. PMID: 17363050

Lucas JW, Barr-Anderson DJ, Kington RS. Health status of Non-Hispanic US- and foreign-born Black and White Persons: United States, 1992-95. Vital and Health Statistics 10. 2005;(226):1-20. PMID: 16089101

Lucas JW, Barr-Anderson DJ, Kington RS. Health status, health insurance, and health care utilization patterns of immigrant Black men. American Journal of Public Health. 2003;93(10):1740-7. PMID: 14534231