Danielle Downs

Professor of Kinesiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology

Danielle Downs

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Exercise Pregnancy Gestational Weight Gain Depression Health Postpartum Period Women's Health Social Support Maternal Health Mothers Guidelines Weight Gain Parents Obesity Child Anxiety Parturition Systematic Reviews Overweight Psychology Weights And Measures Opioid Analgesics Body Image Sedentary Behavior Reproducibility Of Results

Most Recent Papers

Postpartum perceived stress explains the association between social support and postpartum depressive symptoms.

Krista Leonard, M Evans, K Kjerulff, Danielle Downs,

Salient belief predictors of physical activity behavior in normal weight, overweight, and obese pregnant women

Danielle Downs, C Devlin, R Rhodes, on p. 1-24

Influence of prenatal perceived stress on postpartum weight retention is mediated by high gestational weight gain in women with overweight.

K Leonard, E Adams, J Savage, I Paul, J Kraschnewski, K Pattison, K Kjerulff, Danielle Downs, Clinical Obesity

Variation in urine osmolality throughout pregnancy and associations with birth outcomes: A longitudinal, randomized-control trial

A Rosinger, H Bethancourt, C Latona, J John, A Kelyman, Jennifer Williams, 2021, Zeitschrift fur Ernahrungswissenschaft

Obstetric Physicians' Beliefs and Knowledge on Guidelines and Screening Tools to Reduce Opioid Use After Childbirth

Danielle Symons Downs, Abigail M. Pauley, Krista S. Leonard, Mohamed Satti, Nicole Cumbo, Isabella Teti, Mark Stephens, Tammy Corr, Robert Roeser, Timothy Deimling, Richard S. Legro, Jaimey M. Pauli, A. Dhanya Mackeen, Lisa Bailey-Davis, 2021, Obstetrics and Gynecology on p. 325-333

Low Resting Energy Expenditure Is Associated with High Gestational Weight Gain Only When Resting Energy Expenditure Fluctuates

Krista S. Leonard, Zita Oravecz, Danielle Symons Downs, 2021, Reproductive Sciences

Effect of housework on physical activity during transitions to parenthood

Alison Divine, Chris Blanchard, Patti Jean Naylor, Cecilia Benoit, Danielle Symons Downs, Ryan E. Rhodes, 2021, Women and Health on p. 50-65

Rationale and design of the women’s health and daily experiences project

Danielle Arigo, Megan M. Brown, Kristen Pasko, Matthew Cole Ainsworth, Laura Travers, Adarsh Gupta, Danielle Symons Downs, Joshua M. Smyth, 2020, JMIR Research Protocols

Postpartum Perceived Stress Explains the Association between Perceived Social Support and Depressive Symptoms

Krista S. Leonard, M. Blair Evans, Kristen H. Kjerulff, Danielle Symons Downs, 2020, Women's Health Issues on p. 231-239

Associations between prenatal sleep and psychological health

Abigail M. Pauley, Ginger A. Moore, Scherezade K. Mama, Peter Molenaar, Danielle Symons Downs, 2020, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine on p. 619-630

Most-Cited Papers

Postpartum anxiety and maternal-infant health outcomes

Ian M. Paul, Danielle S. Downs, Eric W. Schaefer, Jessica S. Beiler, Carol S. Weisman, 2013, Pediatrics on p. e1218-e1224

Physical activity and pregnancy

Danielle Symons Downs, Lisa Chasan-Taber, Kelly R. Evenson, Jenn Leiferman, Seon Ae Yeo, 2012, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport on p. 485-502

Review of self-reported physical activity assessments for pregnancy

Kelly R. Evenson, Lisa Chasan-Taber, Danielle Symons Downs, Emily E. Pearce, 2012, Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology on p. 479-494

Mediating effects of body image satisfaction on exercise behavior, depressive symptoms, and gestational weight gain in pregnancy

Erica L. Rauff, Danielle Symons Downs, 2011, Annals of Behavioral Medicine on p. 381-390

Improving Women's Preconceptional Health

Carol S. Weisman, Marianne M. Hillemeier, Danielle Symons Downs, Mark E. Feinberg, Cynthia H. Chuang, John J. Botti, Anne Marie Dyer, 2011, Women's Health Issues on p. 265-271

Physical activity and sedentary behavior across 12 months in cohort samples of couples without children, expecting their first child, and expecting their second child

Ryan E. Rhodes, Chris M. Blanchard, Cecilia Benoit, Ryna Levy-Milne, Patti Jean Naylor, Danielle Symons Downs, Darren E.R. Warburton, 2014, Journal of Behavioral Medicine on p. 533-542

Transition to overweight or obesity among women of reproductive age

Marianne M. Hillemeier, Carol S. Weisman, Cynthia Chuang, Danielle Symons Downs, Jennifer McCall-Hosenfeld, Fabian Camacho, 2011, Journal of Women's Health on p. 703-710

Strategies to Promote Physical Activity During Pregnancy

Emily E. Pearce, Kelly R. Evenson, Danielle Symons Downs, Allan Steckler, 2013, American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine on p. 38-50

Association of Prenatal Physical Activity and Gestational Weight Gain: Results from the First Baby Study

Jennifer L. Kraschnewski, Cynthia H. Chuang, Danielle Symons Downs, Carol S. Weisman, Eric L. McCamant, Kesha Baptiste-Roberts, Junjia Zhu, Kristen H. Kjerulff, 2013, Women's Health Issues on p. E233-E238

Oh baby! Motivation for healthy eating during parenthood transitions

Rebecca L. Bassett-Gunter, Ryna Levy-Milne, Patti Jean Naylor, Danielle Symons Downs, Cecilia Benoit, Darren E.R. Warburton, Chris M. Blanchard, Ryan E. Rhodes, 2013, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity