Danielle Downs

Professor of Kinesiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology

Danielle Downs

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Exercise Pregnancy Parents Mothers Fathers Gestational Weight Gain Maternal Health Child Motivation Cohort Studies Obesity Health Postpartum Period Model Predictive Control Randomized Controlled Trials Overweight Spirituality Longitudinal Studies Osmolar Concentration Vulnerable Populations Anxiety Sedentary Behavior Urine Housekeeping Ecological Momentary Assessment

Most Recent Papers

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

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

Fostering spirituality and psychosocial health through mind-body practices in underserved populations

Nishat Bhuiyan, Lorna H. McNeill, Melissa Bopp, Danielle Symons Downs, Scherezade K. Mama, 2022, Integrative Medicine Research

Assessment of postural sway with a pendant-mounted wearable sensor

Shubo Lyu, Andris Freivalds, Danielle Symons Downs, Stephen J. Piazza, 2022, Gait and Posture on p. 199-205

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

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

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

Encouraging appropriate gestational weight gain in high-risk gravida

Awathif Dhanya Mackeen, Amanda J. Young, Shawnee Lutcher, Vonda Hetherington, Jacob W. Mowery, Jennifer S. Savage, Danielle Symons Downs, Lisa Bailey-Davis, 2021, Obesity Science and Practice

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

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

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

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

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

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

Self-determined to exercise? leisure-time exercise behavior, exercise motivation, and exercise dependence in youth

Danielle Symons Downs, Jennifer S. Savage, Jennifer M. DiNallo, 2013, Journal of Physical Activity and Health on p. 176-184

Comparison of the dietary intakes of new parents, second-time parents, and nonparents

Gabriella Nasuti, Chris Blanchard, Patti Jean Naylor, Ryna Levy-Milne, Darren E.R. Warburton, Cecilia Benoit, Danielle Symons Downs, Ryan E. Rhodes, 2014, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on p. 450-456

Hybrid model predictive control for optimizing gestational weight gain behavioral interventions

Yuwen Dong, Daniel E. Rivera, Danielle Symons Downs, Jennifer Savage Williams, Diana M. Thomas, Linda Marie Collins, 2013, on p. 1970-1975