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SPH Home Epidemiology & Biostatistics Faculty Barbara A. Dennison
Epi and Biostatistics

Barbara A. Dennison

Clinical Professor
School of Public Health, SUNY

Director, Bureau of Health Risk Reduction
NYS Department of Health

Riverview Center
150 Broadway 3 West
Albany, New York 12204

Phone: (518)408-5142
Fax: (518)474-3356



  • M. D. - University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Courses Taught:
Pediatric Aspects of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Research intrests
Epidemiology and Prevention Obesity
Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Translational Research

Selected Publications:

Dennison BA, Straus JH, Mellits ED, Charney E. Childhood physical fitness tests: a predictor of adult physical activity levels? Pediatrics 1988; 82:324-330.

Dennison BA, Kikuchi DA, Srinivasan SR, Webber LS, Berenson GS. Serum total cholesterol screening for the detection of elevated low-density lipoprotein in children and adolescents: the Bogalusa Heart Study. Pediatrics 1990; 85:472-479.

Dennison BA, Levine DM. Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, two-period crossover clinical trial of psyllium fiber in children with hypercholesterolemia. J Pediatr 1993; 123:24-29.

Thompson FE, Dennison BA. Dietary sources of fats and cholesterol in U.S. children aged 2 through 5 years. Am J Public Health 1994; 84:799-806.

Dennison BA, Rockwell HL, Baker SL: Excess fruit juice consumption by preschool-aged children is associated with short stature and obesity. Pediatrics 1997; 99:15-22.

Dennison BA, Jenkins PL, Rockwell HL. Development and validation of an instrument to assess child dietary fat intake. Prev Med 2000; 31:214-224.

Dennison BA, Erb TA, Jenkins PL. Predictors of dietary milk fat intake by preschool children. Prev Med 2001; 33:536-542.

Dennison BA, Erb TA, Jenkins PL. Television viewing and television in bedroom associated with overweight risk among low-income preschool children. Pediatrics 2002; 109:1028-1035.

Dennison BA, Russo TJ, Burdick PA, Jenkins PL. An intervention to reduce television viewing by preschool children: Arch Pediatr Adoles Med 2004; 158:170-176.

Giddings S, Dennison BA, Birch LL, Daniels SR, Gilman MW, Lichtenstein AH, Rattay KT, Steinberger J, Stettler N, Van Horn LV. Dietary recommendations for children and adolescents: a guide for practitioners. Consensus statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation 2005; 112:2061-2075.

Sellers KS, Russo TR, Dennison BA. Role of childcare centers in preventing childhood overweight. J Early Childhood Res 2005; 3(3):227-242.

Dennison BA, Edmunds LS, Stratton HH, Pruzek RM. Rapid infant weight gain predicts childhood overweight: Obesity 2006; 14: 491-499

Faith MS, Dennison BA, Edmunds LS, Stratton HH. Fruit juice intake predicts increased and adiposity gain in children from low-income families: Weight Status - by - environment intervention. Pediatrics 2006; 118(5):2066-2075.


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