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Jennifer Orlet Fisher, PhD

 

Jennifer Orlet Fisher, PhD

 

Interim Director, Center for Obesity Research and Education

Associate Professor, Department of Public Health

Associate Professor, Center for Obesity Research and Education

Telephone:  215-707-0921

Fax: 215-707-6462

Email: jofisher@temple.edu

 

Department of Public Health

Center for Obesity Research and Education

 

Educational Background:

 

AB Biology, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, 1991

 

AM, Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL, 1993

 

PhD, Nutrition, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1997

 

Postdoctoral fellowship, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1997-2000

 

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research Interests:

 

Dr. Fisher’s research seeks to understand the early influences on the development of eating behaviors and health outcomes from birth to five years. Much of her work focuses on the role of the family, as a first and fundamental context in which eating habits develop. Over the past decade she has conducted federally-funded studies of child feeding, food portion size, and energy density in preschool-aged children. Her current research focuses on parenting around snacking as well as feeding interventions for low-income mothers to reduce children’s intake of solid fats and added sugars (i.e. “empty calories”).

 

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HONORS AND AWARDS:

 

  • Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, 1991
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, 1991
  • Magna Cum Laude, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, 1991
  • Hunter Fellowship, College of Agriculture, University of Illinois, 1992
  • Competitive Student Research Award, Graduate Program in Nutrition, Pennsylvania State University, 1994
  • Travel Award, Society for Research in Child Development, 1995
  • Graduate School Fellowship, Graduate School Association, Penn State University, 1995
  • Young Investigator Award, Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior, 1995
  • Dannon Institute Nutrition Leadership Institute Fellow, 1998
  • Finalist, Ethan Sims Young Investigator Award, NAASO, 2000
  • Baylor College of Medicine Seed Grant Competition Award, 2001
  • Bristol Myers Squibb/Mead Johnson Pilot Project Award, 2005
  • Alex Malspina Future Leader Award, International Life Sciences Institute North America, 2006
  • Dannon Institute Mid-Career Nutrition Leadership Institute Fellow, 2012

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professional activities:

 

Societies

  • International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
    Website Chair, 2002-204
    Website Committee, 2004-2008
    Communications Committee, 2002
  • The Obesity Society
    Abstract Reviewer, Annual Meeting, 2007
    Vice-Chair, Pediatric Section, 2008-2009
    Chair, Pediatric Section, 2009-2010
    Clinical Care Working Group, 2010-2011
    Abstract Reviewer, Annual Meeting, 2010
    Ex-Officio, Pediatric Section, 2011
    Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee, 2010
    Abstract Reviewer, Annual Meeting, 2011
    Chair, Clinical Track, Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee, 2011-2013
    Abstract Reviewer, Annual Meeting, 2012

Peer-Review

 

  • Co-Executive Editor, Appetite, 2009
  • Editorial Board, Nutrition Review, 2013-

 

Other

 

  • Scientific Advisor, ILSI North America Food, Nutrition & Safety Program, 2009-2013
  • Vice-Chair, Annual Meeting Scientific Program, ILSI North America, 2013


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PUBMED PUBLICATIONS :


Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

24928474. Lawman HG, Polonsky HM, Vander Veur SS, Abel ML, Sherman S, Bauer KW, Sanders T, Fisher JO, Bailey-Davis L, Ng J, Van Wye G, Foster GD, Breakfast patterns among low-income, ethnically-diverse 4th-6th grade children in an urban area. BMC Public Health 14:(604)2014 Jun 14

24667152. Khandpur N, Blaine RE, Fisher JO, Davison KK, Fathers' child feeding practices: a review of the evidence. Appetite 78:(110-21)2014 Jul

24144074. Malhotra K, Herman AN, Wright G, Bruton Y, Fisher JO, Whitaker RC, Perceived benefits and challenges for low-income mothers of having family meals with preschool-aged children: childhood memories matter. J Acad Nutr Diet 113:11(1484-93)2013 Nov

24045096. Larsen JK, Otten R, Fisher JO, Engels RC, Depressive symptoms in adolescence: a poor indicator of increases in body mass index. J Adolesc Health 54:1(94-9)2014 Jan

23701867. Nicklas TA, Liu Y, Stuff JE, Fisher JO, Mendoza JA, O'Neil CE, Characterizing lunch meals served and consumed by pre-school children in Head Start. Public Health Nutr 16:12(2169-77)2013 Dec

23621981. DiSantis KI, Hodges EA, Fisher JO, The association of breastfeeding duration with later maternal feeding styles in infancy and toddlerhood: a cross-sectional analysis. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:(53)2013 Apr 26

23619315. Huss LR, Laurentz S, Fisher JO, McCabe GP, Kranz S, Timing of serving dessert but not portion size affects young children's intake at lunchtime. Appetite 68:(158-63)2013 Sep

23569096. DiSantis KI, Birch LL, Davey A, Serrano EL, Zhang J, Bruton Y, Fisher JO, Plate size and children's appetite: effects of larger dishware on self-served portions and intake. Pediatrics 131:5(e1451-8)2013 May

23419965. Hodges EA, Johnson SL, Hughes SO, Hopkinson JM, Butte NF, Fisher JO, Development of the responsiveness to child feeding cues scale. Appetite 65:(210-9)2013 Jun

23295501. Fisher JO, Birch LL, Zhang J, Grusak MA, Hughes SO, External influences on children's self-served portions at meals. Int J Obes (Lond) 37:7(954-60)2013 Jul

23157723. Herman AN, Malhotra K, Wright G, Fisher JO, Whitaker RC, A qualitative study of the aspirations and challenges of low-income mothers in feeding their preschool-aged children. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:(132)2012 Nov 16

22741168. Mathias KC, Rolls BJ, Birch LL, Kral TV, Hanna EL, Davey A, Fisher JO, Serving larger portions of fruits and vegetables together at dinner promotes intake of both foods among young children. J Acad Nutr Diet 112:2(266-70)2012 Feb

22741167. Fisher JO, Mennella JA, Hughes SO, Liu Y, Mendoza PM, Patrick H, Offering “dip” promotes intake of a moderately-liked raw vegetable among preschoolers with genetic sensitivity to bitterness. J Acad Nutr Diet 112:2(235-45)2012 Feb

22648719. Savage JS, Haisfield L, Fisher JO, Marini M, Birch LL, Do children eat less at meals when allowed to serve themselves? Am J Clin Nutr 96:1(36-43)2012 Jul

22545206. Frankel LA, Hughes SO, O'Connor TM, Power TG, Fisher JO, Hazen NL, Parental Influences on Children's Self-Regulation of Energy Intake: Insights from Developmental Literature on Emotion Regulation. J Obes 2012:(327259)2012

22205315. Savage JS, Fisher JO, Marini M, Birch LL, Serving smaller age-appropriate entree portions to children aged 3-5 y increases fruit and vegetable intake and reduces energy density and energy intake at lunch. Am J Clin Nutr 95:2(335-41)2012 Feb

22120062. Anzman-Frasca S, Savage JS, Marini ME, Fisher JO, Birch LL, Repeated exposure and associative conditioning promote preschool children's liking of vegetables. Appetite 58:2(543-53)2012 Apr

22112690. Fisher JO, Mennella JA, Hughes SO, Liu Y, Mendoza PM, Patrick H, Offering "Dip" Promotes Intake of a Moderately-Liked Raw Vegetable among Preschoolers with Genetic Sensitivity to Bitterness. J Am Diet Assoc :()2011 Nov 23

21849028. Disantis KI, Collins BN, Fisher JO, Davey A, Do infants fed directly from the breast have improved appetite regulation and slower growth during early childhood compared with infants fed from a bottle? Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:(89)2011 Aug 17

21427696. DiSantis KI, Hodges EA, Johnson SL, Fisher JO, The role of responsive feeding in overweight during infancy and toddlerhood: a systematic review. Int J Obes (Lond) 35:4(480-92)2011 Apr

20948520. Burger KS, Fisher JO, Johnson SL, Mechanisms behind the portion size effect: visibility and bite size. Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:3(546-51)2011 Mar

19678947. Hoerr SL, Hughes SO, Fisher JO, Nicklas TA, Liu Y, Shewchuk RM, Associations among parental feeding styles and children's food intake in families with limited incomes. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:(55)2009 Aug 13

19527595. Esposito L, Fisher JO, Mennella JA, Hoelscher DM, Huang TT, Developmental perspectives on nutrition and obesity from gestation to adolescence. Prev Chronic Dis 6:3(A94)2009 Jul

19490734. O'Connor TM, Hughes SO, Watson KB, Baranowski T, Nicklas TA, Fisher JO, Beltran A, Baranowski JC, Qu H, Shewchuk RM, Parenting practices are associated with fruit and vegetable consumption in pre-school children. Public Health Nutr 13:1(91-101)2010 Jan

18689377. Fisher JO, Butte NF, Mendoza PM, Wilson TA, Hodges EA, Reidy KC, Deming D, Overestimation of infant and toddler energy intake by 24-h recall compared with weighed food records. Am J Clin Nutr 88:2(407-15)2008 Aug

18451770. Leahy KE, Birch LL, Fisher JO, Rolls BJ, Reductions in entrée energy density increase children's vegetable intake and reduce energy intake. Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:7(1559-65)2008 Jul

18155736. Fisher JO, Kral TV, Super-size me: Portion size effects on young children's eating. Physiol Behav 94:1(39-47)2008 Apr 22

18065590. Fisher JO, Arreola A, Birch LL, Rolls BJ, Portion size effects on daily energy intake in low-income Hispanic and African American children and their mothers. Am J Clin Nutr 86:6(1709-16)2007 Dec

17977617. Hodges EA, Hughes SO, Hopkinson J, Fisher JO, Maternal decisions about the initiation and termination of infant feeding. Appetite 50:2-3(333-9)2008 Mar-May

17616778. Fisher JO, Liu Y, Birch LL, Rolls BJ, Effects of portion size and energy density on young children's intake at a meal. Am J Clin Nutr 86:1(174-9)2007 Jul

17557986. Fisher JO, Cai G, Jaramillo SJ, Cole SA, Comuzzie AG, Butte NF, Heritability of hyperphagic eating behavior and appetite-related hormones among Hispanic children. Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:6(1484-95)2007 Jun

17556682. Butte NF, Cai G, Cole SA, Wilson TA, Fisher JO, Zakeri IF, Ellis KJ, Comuzzie AG, Metabolic and behavioral predictors of weight gain in Hispanic children: the Viva la Familia Study. Am J Clin Nutr 85:6(1478-85)2007 Jun

17435460. Hughes SO, Patrick H, Power TG, Fisher JO, Anderson CB, Nicklas TA, The impact of child care providers' feeding on children's food consumption. J Dev Behav Pediatr 28:2(100-7)2007 Apr

17341215. Savage JS, Fisher JO, Birch LL, Parental influence on eating behavior: conception to adolescence. J Law Med Ethics 35:1(22-34)2007 Spring

17299114. Fisher JO, Effects of age on children's intake of large and self-selected food portions. Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:2(403-12)2007 Feb

17142191. Jaramillo SJ, Yang SJ, Hughes SO, Fisher JO, Morales M, Nicklas TA, Interactive computerized fruit and vegetable preference measure for African-American and Hispanic preschoolers. J Nutr Educ Behav 38:6(352-9)2006 Nov-Dec

16684391. Yoo S, Baranowski T, Missaghian M, Baranowski J, Cullen K, Fisher JO, Watson K, Zakeri IF, Nicklas T, Food-purchasing patterns for home: a grocery store-intercept survey. Public Health Nutr 9:3(384-93)2006 May

15917048. Anderson CB, Hughes SO, Fisher JO, Nicklas TA, Cross-cultural equivalence of feeding beliefs and practices: the psychometric properties of the child feeding questionnaire among Blacks and Hispanics. Prev Med 41:2(521-31)2005 Aug

15051617. Fisher JO, Mitchell DC, Smiciklas-Wright H, Mannino ML, Birch LL, Meeting calcium recommendations during middle childhood reflects mother-daughter beverage choices and predicts bone mineral status. Am J Clin Nutr 79:4(698-706)2004 Apr

12885700. Birch LL, Fisher JO, Davison KK, Learning to overeat: maternal use of restrictive feeding practices promotes girls' eating in the absence of hunger. Am J Clin Nutr 78:2(215-20)2003 Aug

12224660. Birch LL, Fisher JO, Development of eating behaviors among children and adolescents. Pediatrics 101:3 Pt 2(539-49)1998 Mar

12081839. Fisher JO, Birch LL, Eating in the absence of hunger and overweight in girls from 5 to 7 y of age. Am J Clin Nutr 76:1(226-31)2002 Jul

11864866. Spruijt-Metz D, Lindquist CH, Birch LL, Fisher JO, Goran MI, Relation between mothers' child-feeding practices and children's adiposity. Am J Clin Nutr 75:3(581-6)2002 Mar

11794503. Fisher JO, Mitchell DC, Smiciklas-Wright H, Birch LL, Parental influences on young girls' fruit and vegetable, micronutrient, and fat intakes. J Am Diet Assoc 102:1(58-64)2002 Jan

11358344. Birch LL, Fisher JO, Grimm-Thomas K, Markey CN, Sawyer R, Johnson SL, Confirmatory factor analysis of the Child Feeding Questionnaire: a measure of parental attitudes, beliefs and practices about child feeding and obesity proneness. Appetite 36:3(201-10)2001 Jun

11156436. Fisher JO, Johnson RK, Lindquist C, Birch LL, Goran MI, Influence of body composition on the accuracy of reported energy intake in children. Obes Res 8:8(597-603)2000 Nov

11103656. Fisher JO, Birch LL, Parents' restrictive feeding practices are associated with young girls' negative self-evaluation of eating. J Am Diet Assoc 100:11(1341-6)2000 Nov

10863566. Fisher JO, Birch LL, Smiciklas-Wright H, Picciano MF, Breast-feeding through the first year predicts maternal control in feeding and subsequent toddler energy intakes. J Am Diet Assoc 100:6(641-6)2000 Jun

10799366. Birch LL, Fisher JO, Mothers' child-feeding practices influence daughters' eating and weight. Am J Clin Nutr 71:5(1054-61)2000 May

10357749. Fisher JO, Birch LL, Restricting access to palatable foods affects children's behavioral response, food selection, and intake. Am J Clin Nutr 69:6(1264-72)1999 Jun

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