Daheia Barr-Anderson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity
Areas of Interest
Childhood and adolescent obesity, physical activity epidemiology
School of Kinesiology
1900 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
- Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 2006
Major: kinesiology, emphasis: exercise epidemiology
- Masters of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.), University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 2000
- B.S., Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, 1998
Dr. Barr-Anderson's research interests focus on physical activity, sedentary behaviors, and obesity prevention in children and adolescents. She is particularly interested in home- and community-based, environmental interventions that incorporate both physical activity and nutrition to achieve healthy outcomes and to decrease racial/ethnic health inequalities. An area of research she is beginning to explore is how factors within the home activity and food environments interplay with individual and interpersonal factors to contribute to overweight and obesity in children, adolescents, and their families. She was recently awarded a NIH K12, career development Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) grant to test the feasibility and efficacy of an interactive home- and community-based, physical activity and healthy eating program for African American girls and their mothers.
- African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network
American College of Sports Medicine
- Special Interest Group: Minority Health & Research
American Public Health Association
- Special Interest Group: Physical Activity
Barr-Anderson DJ, Fulkerson JA, Smyth M, Himes JH, Hannan PJ, Holy Rock B, Story M. Parental perceptions, role modeling and media-related resources within the home are associated with screen-time behavior in American Indian children. Preventing Chronic Disease. In press.
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. In press.
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.
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
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
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