Kristine A. Madsen, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor, Joint Medical Program and Public Health Nutrition
Division of Community Health & Human Development
PHONE: (510) 644-9070
LOCATION: 219 University Hall
- M.D. Indiana University
- M.P.H. Indiana University
- B.A. UC Berkeley
- HMS 200B CICBC (Joint Medical Program)
- HMS 261 Research Seminar (Joint Medical Program)
- Pediatric obesity
- Health disparities
- Physical activity
- School health
- Community based participatory research
My overarching research goal is to identify policies and programs that prevent and reduce pediatric obesity in diverse populations. I am particularly interested in interventions that increase physical activity as lack of physical activity significantly contributes to the development of obesity and more strongly predicts cardiovascular morbidity and mortality than obesity itself. I am working closely with schools and community-based programs to identify program and policy approaches to increase physical activity opportunities and improve the nutrition environment for youth in each of their major environments—school, neighborhood, and home.
We are in the midst of a cluster-randomized trial to examine the impact of Energy Balance for Kids (EB4K) with Play!, a partnership of the American Dietetics Association and Playworks, on the health of elementary students in the East Bay. We are also beginning two clinical trials, one that examines the potentially addictive properties of soda, and one studying group medical visits in Federally Qualified Health Centers as a means of reducing pediatric obesity in Latino youth. Finally, we are preparing for a large study that would look at the impact of school-based body mass index (BMI) screening and parent notification on childhood obesity and health disparities.
Madsen KA. School-based BMI screening and parent notification: A statewide natural experiment. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011;165(11):987-992. PMCID: PMC3206196.
Linchey J, Madsen KA. State Requirements and Recommendations for School-Based Screenings for Body Mass Index or Body Composition, 2010. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2011;8(5):A101(1-7). PMCID: PMC3181175.
Madsen KA, Hicks K, Thompson HR. Physical activity and positive youth development: Impact of a school-based program. J Sch Health. 2011;81(8):462-70. PMCID: PMC3147147.
Gosliner W, Madsen KA, Woodward-Lopez G, Crawford PC. Would students prefer to eat healthier foods at school? J Sch Health. 2011;81(3):146-151.
Madsen KA, Weedn AE, Crawford, PB. Disparities in peaks, plateaus, and declines in prevalence of high BMI among adolescents. Pediatrics. 2010;126(3):434-442. PMCID: PMC3013279.
Madsen KA, Gosliner W, Woodward-Lopez G, Crawford PC. Physical activity opportunities and fitness among adolescents in low-income communities. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009; 163(11):1014-1021. PMCID: PMC3004432.
Madsen KA, Garber AK, Mietus-Snyder M, Orrell-Valente J, Tran CT, Wlasiuk L, Matos RI, Neuhaus J, Lustig RL. A clinic-based lifestyle intervention for pediatric obesity: efficacy and behavioral and biochemical predictors of response. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2009; 22(9):805-814. PMCID: PMC2921937
Madsen KA, Thompson H, Wlasiuk L, Schmidt C, Queliza E, Newman TB. After-school program to reduce obesity in minority children: A pilot study. Journal of Child Health Care. 2009; 13(4):333-346. PMCID: PMC3013280.
Madsen KA, McCulloch CE, Crawford PB. Parent modeling: Perceptions of parents' physical activity predict girls' activity throughout adolescence. J Pediatr. 2009; 154:278-83. PMCID: PMC2654401
Madsen KA, Yen S, Wlasiuk L, Newman TN, Lustig R. Feasibility of a dance video game to promote weight loss among overweight children and adolescents. Arch Pediat Adol Med. 2007; 161(1):105-7.
Profile updated: July 11, 2012