Danielle Downs

Professor of Kinesiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology

Danielle Downs

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Exercise Pregnancy Depression Gestational Weight Gain Health Postpartum Period Women's Health Social Support Maternal Health Mothers Guidelines Weight Gain Child Obesity Anxiety Parturition Systematic Reviews Psychology Overweight Physicians Reproducibility Of Results Baby Opioid Analgesics Sleep Eating

Most Recent Papers

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

Low resting energy expenditure is associated with high gestational weight gain only when resting energy expenditure fluctuates.

K Leonard, Z Oravecz, Danielle Downs, Reproductive Sciences

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

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

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

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 Legro, Jaimey M. Pauli, A. Dhanya Mackeen, Lisa Bailey-davis, 2021, Obstetrics and Gynecology on p. 325-333

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

Gender and Black–White Race Differences in Young Adult Exercise Dependence Prevalence and Associated Disordered Eating

Rachel I. MacIntyre, Kristin E. Heron, Lindsay M. Howard, Danielle Symons Downs, 2020, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

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

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

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

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

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

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

A dynamical systems model for improving gestational weight gain behavioral interventions

Yuwen Dong, Daniel E. Rivera, Diana M. Thomas, Jesus E. Navarro-Barrientos, Danielle Symons Downs, Jennifer Savage Williams, Linda Marie Collins, 2012, on p. 4059-4064