Publications

Hansen DM, Herrmann SD, Lambourne K, Lee J, Szabo AN, Honas JJ, Washburn RA, Donnelly JE. Fitness, physical activity and 2nd and 3rd grade students’ academic achievement: target fitness and PA goals. (in review).

Honas JJ, Willis EA, Hermann SD, Greene JL, Washburn RA, Donnelly JE. Energy Expenditure and Intensity of Classroom Physical Activity in Elementary School Children. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. (in press).

Honea, RA, Szabo-Reed, AN, Perea, R, Breslin, F, Martin, LE, Lepping, RJ, Brooks, WM, Donnelly, JE, Savage, CR. Obesity [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27430417.

Donnelly JE, Hillman CH, Castelli D, Etnier J, Lee S, Tomporowski P, Lambourne K, Szabo-Reed A. Physical activity, fitness, cognitive function, and academic achievement in children: A systematic review: American College of Sports Medicine Position Stand. Med Sci Sports Exerc. Jun 2016. 48(6):1223-4. PMID: 27182987.

Donnelly JE, Hillman CH, Castelli D, Etnier JL, Lee S, Tomporowski P, Lambourne K, Szabo-Reed AN. Physical Activity, Fitness, Cognitive Function, and Academic Achievement in Children: A Systematic Review. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 Jun;48(6):1197-222. PMID: 27182986.

Scudder MR, Drollette ES, Szabo-Reed AN, Lambourne K, Fenton CI, Donnelly JE, Hillman CH. Tracking the Relationship Between Children's Aerobic Fitness and Cognitive Control. Health Psychol. 2016 Apr 18. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27089460.

Schubert MM, Washburn RA, Honas JJ, Lee J, Donnelly JE. Exercise volume and aerobic fitness in young adults: the Midwest Exercise Trial-2. Springerplus. 2016 Feb 25;5:183. PMID: 27026879.

Willis EA, Szabo-Reed AN, Ptomey LT, Steger FL, Honas JJ, Al-Hihi EM, Lee R, Vansaghi L, Washburn RA, Donnelly JE. Distance learning strategies for weight management utilizing social media: A comparison of phone conference call versus social media platform. Rationale and design for a randomized study. Contemp Clin Trials. 2016 Mar; 47:282-8. PMID: 26883282.

Willis EA, Szabo-Reed AN, Ptomey LT, Steger FL, Honas JJ, Washburn RA, Donnelly JE. Do weight management interventions delivered by online social networks effectively improve body weight, body composition, and chronic disease risk factors? A systematic review. J Telemed Telecare. 2016 Feb 15. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26880695.

Ptomey LT, Steger FL, Schubert MM, Lee J, Willis EA, Sullivan DK, Szabo-Reed AN, Washburn RA, Donnelly JE. Breakfast Intake and Composition Is Associated with Superior Academic Achievement in Elementary Schoolchildren. J Am Coll Nutr. 2016 May-Jun;35(4):326-33. PMID:26697955.

Sullivan DK, Goetz JR, Gibson CA, Mayo MS, Washburn RA, Lee Y, Ptomey LT, Donnelly JE. A virtual reality intervention (Second Life) to improve weight maintenance: rationale and design for an 18-month randomized trial. Contemp Clin Trials. Jan 2016. 46:77-84. PMID: 26616535.

Szabo-Reed AN, Lee J, Ptomey L, Willis E, Schubert M, Washburn R, Donnelly JE. Longitudinal weight loss patterns and their behavioral and demographic associations. Ann Behav med. Feb 2016. 50(1):147-156. PMID: 26423446.

Ptomey LT, Gibson CA, Willis EA, Taylor JM, Goetz JR, Sullivan DK, Donnelly JE. Parents' perspective on weight management interventions for adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Disability and Health Journal. 2015 Jul 23;PubMed PMID: 26277410.

Herrmann SD, Willis EA, Honas JJ, Lee J, Washburn RA, Donnelly JE. Do Changes in Energy Intake and Nonexercise Physical Activity Affect Exercise‐Induced Weight Loss? Midwest Exercise Trial 2. Obesity. 2015. August 23(8):1539-49. PMID: 26193059. PMCID: PMC4578726.

Willis EA, Herrmann SD, Ptomey LT, Honas JJ, Bessmer CT, Donnelly JE, Washburn RA. Predicting resting energy expenditure in young adults. Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. 2015. Jul 22. PMID: 26210376. [Epub ahead of print]

Vidoni ED, Johnson DK, Morris JK, Van Sciver A, Greer CS, Billinger SA, Donnelly JE, Burns JM. Dose-response of aerobic exercise on cognition: a community-based, pilot randomized controlled trial. PLoS One. 2015 July 9. PMID: 26158265.

Ptomey LT, Willis EA, Honas JJ, Mayo MS, Washburn RA, Herrmann SD, Sullivan DK, Donnelly JE. Validity of energy intake estimated by digital photography plus recall in overweight and obese young adults. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. June 2015. PMID:  26122282. PMCID: PMC4555004.

Lepping RJ, Bruce AS, Francisco A, Yeh HW, Martin LE, Powerll JN, Hancock L, Patrician TM, Breslin FJ, Selim N, Donnelly JE, Brooks WM, Savage CR, Simmons K, Bruce JM. Resting State Brain Connectivity After Surgical and Behavioral Weight Loss. Obesity. June 2015. PMID: 26053145.

Huang G, Wang R, Chen P, Huang SC, Donnelly JE, Mehlferber JP. Dose-response relationship of cardiorespiratory fitness adaptation to controlled endurance training in sedentary older adults. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2015 Apr 21. pii: 2047487315582322. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25901000.

Ptomey LT, Willis EA, Goetz JR, Lee J, Szabo-Reed AN, Sullivan DK, Donnelly JE. Portion controlled meals provide increases in diet quality during weight loss and maintenance. J Hum Nutr Diet. Feb 2015. PMID: 25664818. PMCID: PMC4530087.

Willis EA, Ptomey LT, Szabo AN, Honas JJ, Lee J, Washburn RA, Donnelly JE. Length of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity bouts and cardio-metabolic risk factors in elementary school children. Prev Med. Jan 2015. 73C:76-80. PMID: 25647532. PMCID: PMC4455886.

Washburn RA, Honas JJ, Ptomey LT, Mayo MS, Lee J, Sullivan DK, Lambourne K, Willis EA, Donnelly JE. Energy and macronutrient intake in the Midwest Exercise Trial-2 (MET-2). Med Sci Sports Exerc. Sept 2015. PMID: 25574796. PMCID: PMC4496320.

Ptomey LT, Sullivan DK, Lee JH, Goetz JR, Gibson C, Donnelly JE. The use of technology for delivering a weight loss program for adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Jan 2015. 115(1):112-8. PMID: 25441960

Szabo-Reed AN, Breslin FJ, Lynch AM, Patrician T, Martin LE, Lepping RJ, Powell JN, Yeh H-W, Befort CA, Sullivan D, Gibson C, Washburn R, Donnelly JE, Savage CR. Brain function predictors and outcome of weight loss and weight loss maintenance. Submitted to Contemporary Clinical Trials. Dec 19 2014. 40C:218-231. PMID: 25533729. PMCID: PMC4314339.

Washburn RA, Szabo AN, Lambourne K, Willis EA, Ptomey LT, Honas JJ, Herrmann SD, Donnelly JE. Does the method of weight loss effect long-term changes in weight, body composition or chronic disease risk factors in overweight or obese adults? A systematic review. PLoS ONE. Oct 2014. 9(10): e109849.

Ptomey LT, Willis EA, Goetz JR, Lee J, Sullivan DK, Donnelly JE. Digital photography improves estimates of dietary intake in adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Disabil Health J. Aug 29 2014. PMID: 25281035

Reichard A, Saunders MD, Saunders RR, Donnelly JE, Lauer E, Sullivan DK, Ptomey LA. Comparison of two weight management programs for adults with mobility impairments. Disabil Health J. Aug 15 2014. PMID: 25242059

Scudder MR, Khan NA, Lambourne K, Drollette ES, Herrmann SD, Betts JL, Washburn RA, Donnelly JE, Hillman CH. Cognitive Control in Preadolescent Children With Risk Factors for Metabolic Syndrome. Health Psychol. Aug 18 2014. PMID: 25133829. PMCID: PMC4335307

Scudder MR, Lambourne K, Drollette ES, Herrmann SD, Washburn RA, Donnelly JE, Hillman CH. Aerobic Capacity and Cognitive Control in Elementary School-Age Children. Med Sci Sports Exerc. May 2014. 46(5): 1025-35. PMID: 24743109. PMCID: PMC4261924.

Hansen DM, Herrmann SD, Lambourne K, Lee J, Donnelly JE. Linear/Nonlinear Relations of Activity and Fitness with Children's Academic Achievement. Med Sci Sports Exerc. Apr 28 2014. PMID: 24781896. PMCID: PMC4211996.

Willis EA, Herrmann SD, Honas JJ, Lee J, Washburn, RA., Donnelly JE. Non-Exercise Energy Expenditure and Physical Activity in the Midwest Exercise Trial 2. Med Sci Sports Exerc. April 2014. PMID: 24694746. PMCID: PMC4182343.

Melanson E, Kozy KS, Donnelly JE, Braun B, King NA. Response. Med Sci Sports Exerc. Feb 2014; 46 (2):424. PMID: 24435074. PMCID: PMC3908900.

Donnelly JE, Herrmann SD, Lambourne K, Szabo AN, Honas JJ, Washburn RA. Does increased exercise or physical activity alter ad-libitum daily energy intake or macronutrient composition in healthy adults? A systematic review. PLoS One. Jan 2014. 9(1):e83498. eCollection 2014. PMID: 24454704. PMCID: PMC3893086.

Hayes D, Spano M, Donnelly JE, Hillman CH, Kleinman R. Proceedings of the learning connection summit: nutrition, physical activity, and student achievements. Nutrition Today. Jan/Feb 2014. 49(1) 18-25. Doi: 10.1097/NT

Herrmann SD, Martin LE, Breslin FJ, Honas JJ, Willis EA, Lepping RJ, Gibson CA, Befort CA, Lambourne K, Burns JM, Smith BK, Sullivan DK, Washburn RA, Yeh H, Donnelly JE, Savage CR. Neuroimaging Studies of Factors Related to Exercise: Rationale and design of a 9 month trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2014; 37:58-68. PMID: 24291150. PMCID: PMC3946871.

Lundgren JD, Patrician TM, Breslin FJ, Martin LE, Donnelly JE, Savage CR. Evening hyperphagia and food motivation: a preliminary study of neural mechanisms. Eating Behavior. 14(4): 447-450. Dec 2013. PMID: 24183133. PMCID: PMC3817498.

Ptomey LT, Herrmann SD, Lee JH, Sullivan DK, Rondon MF, Donnelly JE. Photo-assisted recall increases estimates of energy and macronutrient intake in adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 113(12) 1704-9. Dec 2013. PMID: 24095784. PMCID: PMC3834035.

Fabian CJ, Kimler BF, Phillips TA, Donnelly JE, Sullivan DK, Klemp JR, Petroff BK, Phillips TA, Metheny T, Aversman S, Yeh HW,  Zalles CM, Mills GB, Hursting SD. Favorable Modulation of Benign Breast Tissue and Serum Risk Biomarkers Is Associated with >10% Weight Loss in Postmenopausal Women. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 142(1) 119-32. Nov 2013.  PMID: 24141897. PMCID: PMC3921968.

Szabo AN, Washburn RA, Sullivan DK, Honas JJ, Mayo MS, Goetz J, Lee J, Donnelly JE. The Midwest Exercise Trial for the Prevention of Weight Regain: MET POWeR. Contemp Clin Trials. Nov 2013. 36(2):470-8. PMID: 24012915. PMCID: PMC3844028.

Lambourne, K., Hansen, D.M., Szabo, A.N., Lee, J., Herrmann, S.D., & Donnelly, J.E. Indirect and direct relations between aerobic fitness, physical activity, and academic achievement in elementary school students. Mental Health & Physical Activity. Oct 2013. 6(3). 165-171. PMCID: PMC4432844.

Bruce A, Bruce J, Ness A, Lepping R, Malley S, Hancock L, Powell J, Patrician T, Breslin F, Martin L, Donnelly JE, Brooks W, Savage C. A comparison of functional brain changes associated with surgical versus behavioral weight loss. Obesity. Oct 1. 2013. 22(2): 337-43. PMID: 24115765. PMCID: PMC3946492.

Donnelly JE, Saunders RR, Saunders M, Washburn RA, Sullivan DK, Gibson CA, Ptomey LT, Goetz JR, Honas JJ, Betts JL, Rondon MR, Smith BK, Mayo MS. Weight management for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities: rationale and design for an 18 month randomized trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 36:116-124. 2013. PMID: 23810939.

Sullivan DK, Goetz JR, Gibson CA, Washburn RA, Smith BK, Lee J, Gerald S, Fincham T, Donnelly JE. Improving weight maintenance using virtual reality (Second Life). Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 45(3):264-8. 2013. PMID: 23622351.

Butler MG, Smith BK, Lee J, Gibson C, Schmoll C, Moore WV, Donnelly JE. Effects of growth hormone treatment in adults with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Growth Hormone & IGF Research, 23:81-87. 2013. PMID: 23433655.

GenYouth Foundation/National Dairy Council, Donnelly JE contributor. The Wellness Impact: Enhancing Academic Success through Healthy School Environments. GenYouth, 2013.

Donnelly JE, Greene JL, Gibson CA, Sullivan DK, Hansen DM, Hillman CH, Poggio J, Mayo MS, Smith BK, Lambourne K, Herrmann SD, Scudder M, Betts JL, Honas JJ, Washburn RA. Physical activity and academic achievement across the curriculum (A+PAAC): rationale and design of a 3-year, cluster randomized trial. BMC Public Health, Apr 8, 13:307. 2013. PMID: 23565969. PMCID: PMC3626787.

Donnelly JE. ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 9th Edition. Chapter-Overweight and Obesity, Wolters Kluwer/ Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, 2013.

Donnelly JE, Honas JJ, Smith BK, Mayo MS, Gibson C, Sullivan DK, Lee J, Herrmann, S, Lambourne K, Washburn RA. Aerobic exercise alone results in clinically significant weight loss for men and women: Midwest Exercise Trial-2. Obesity, 21(3):E219-28. 2013. PMID: 23592678. PMCID: PMC3630467.

Donnelly JE, Goetz J, Gibson C, Sullivan DK, Lee R, Smith BK, Lambourne K, Mayo MS, Hunt S, Lee, JH, Honas JJ, Washburn RA. Equivalent weight loss for weight management programs delivered by phone and clinic. Obesity, Feb 14, 2013. PMID: 23408579.

Singh M, Lee J, Gupta N, Smith BK, Wani SB, Sullivan DK, Rastogi A, Bansal A, Donnelly JE, Sharma P. Weight loss can lead to resolution of gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms: a prospective intervention trial. Obesity, 21(2): 284-90, 2013. PMID: 23532991.

Melanson EL, Keadle SK, Donnelly JE, Braun B, King NA. Resistance to Exercise-Induced Weight Loss: Compensatory Behavioral Adaptations. Med Sci Sports Exerc. Mar 6, 2013 PMID: 23470300. PMCID: PMC3696411.

Donnelly JE, Washburn RA, Smith BK, Sullivan DK, Gibson C, Honas JJ, Mayo MS. A randomized, controlled, supervised, exercise trial in young overweight men and women: the Midwest Exercise Trial (MET2). Contemporary Clinical Trials, 33(4):804-10, 2012. PMID: 22504223. PMCID: PMC3361612.

Lambourne K, Washburn RA, Lee J, L JB, Thomas DT, Smith BK, Gibson CG, Sullivan DK, Donnelly JE. A 6-month Trial of Resistance Training with Milk Supplementation in Adolescents: Effects on Body Composition. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. Dec 7, 2012. PMID: 23239680.

Vidoni ED, Sciver A, Johnson DK, He J, Honea R, Goodwin J, Laubinger MP, Anderson HS, Kluding PM, Donnelly JE, Billinger SA, Burns JM. A community-based approach to trials of aerobic exercise in aging and Alzheimer�s disease. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 33(6): 1005-16. 2012. PMID: 22903151. PMCID: PMC3468654.

Lambourne K, Washburn RA, Sullivan DK, Gibson, C. Lee R. Smith BK, Mayo MS, Donnelly JE. Weight management by phone conference call: A comparison with a traditional face-to-face clinic. Rationale and design for a randomized equivalency trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 33 (5): 1044-55, 2012. PMID: 22664647. PMCID: PMC3408567.

Singh M, Lee J, Gupta N, Gaddam S, Smith BK, Wani SB, Sullivan DK, Rastogi A, Bansal A, Donnelly JE, Sharma P. Weight Loss Can Lead to Resolution of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Symptoms: A Prospective Intervention Trial. Obesity, Jun 25, 2012. PMID: 22728696.

Washburn RA, Kirk EP, Smith BK, Honas JJ, LeCheminant JD, Bailey BW, Donnelly JE. One set resistance training: Effect on body composition in overweight young adults. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 52: 273-279, 2012. PMID: 22648465.

Washburn RA, Donnelly JE, Smith BK, Sullivan DK, Marquis J, Herrmann SD. Resistance training volume, energy balance, and weight management: Rationale and design of a 9 month trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 33(4):749-758. 2012. PMID: 22446169. PMCID: PMC3361520.

Anderson HS, Kluding PM, Gajewski BJ, Donnelly JE, Burns JM. Reliability of peak treadmill exercise tests in mild Alzheimer disease. Int J Neurosci., 121(8):450-6. Aug 2011. PMID: 21574893. PMCID: PMC3143203.

Saunders RR., Saunders MD., Donnelly J, Smith B, Sullivan D, Guilford B, Erickson B, and Rondon M. Evaluation of an approach to weight loss in adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 49(2), 103-112. Apr 2011. PMID: 21446873.

Donnelly JE, Sullivan DK, Smith BK, Gibson CA, Mayo M, Lee R, Lynch A, Sallee T, Cook-Wiens G, Washburn RA. The effects of visible cheese on the selection and consumption of food groups to encourage in middle schools students. J Child Nutr Manag. In review.

Lambourne K, & Donnelly JE. The role of physical activity in pediatric obesity. Pediatric Clinics North Am, 58(6):1481-91, 2011. PMID: 22093864.

Donnelly JE, & Lambourne K. Classroom-based physical activity, cognition, and academic achievement. Preventive Medicine, 52, Suppl. 1, S36-42, 2011. PMID: 21281666.

LeCheminant JD, Smith BK, Westman EC, Vernon MC, Donnelly JE. Comparison of a low carbohydrate and low fat diet for LDL, HDL, and VLDL subclasses during 9-months of weight maintenance subsequent to 3 months of weight loss. Lipids in Health and Disease. Lipids Health Dis. 9:54. 2010. PMID: 20515484. PMCID: PMC2889993.

Eisenmann JC, Laurson KR, DuBose K, Smith B, Donnelly J. Construct validity of a continuous metabolic syndrome score in children. Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome, 2:8. 2010. PMID: 20181030. PMCID: PMC2830968.

Hinton P, LeCheminant JD, Smith BK, Rector RS, Donnelly JE. Weight loss-induced alterations in serum markers of bone turnover persist during weight maintenance in obese men and women. J Am Coll Nutr. 28(5):565-573. 2010. PMID: 20439552.

Bailey BW, Sullivan D, Kirk EP, Donnelly JE. Dietary predictors of visceral adiposity in overweight young adults. Br J Nutr, 103(12):1702-5. 2010. PMID: 20100377.

Eisenmann JC, Laurson KR, DuBose K, Smith B, Donnelly J. Construct validity of a continuous metabolic syndrome score in children. Diabetol Metab Syndr. 2010 Jan 28;2:8. doi: 10.1186/1758-5996-2-8.

Hinton PS, Rector RS, Donnelly JE, Smith BK, Bailey B. Total body bone mineral content and density during weight loss and maintenance on a low- or recommended-dairy weight maintenance diet in obese men and women. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 64:392-399. 2010. PMID: 20068585.

Befort CA, Donnelly JE, Sullivan D, Ellerbeck EF, Perri MG. Group versus individual phone-based obesity treatment for rural women. Eat Behav, 11:11-17. 2010. PMID: 19962115. PMCID: PMC2823259.


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