Danielle Downs

Professor of Kinesiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology

Danielle Downs

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Exercise Parents Pregnancy Mothers Fathers Model Predictive Control Motivation Cohort Studies Maternal Health Child Weight Gain Health Planning Energy Intake Postpartum Period Energy Intention Energy Balance Pregnant Women Education Population Analysis Of Variance Leg Anxiety Foster Home Care

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

Feasibility and acceptability of a mobile health guided imagery intervention to address multiple prenatal health behaviors.

P Giacobbi, Danielle Downs, T Haggerty, S Pidhorskyi, D Long, M Clemmer, M Olfert, S Steinman, K Kinnamon, N Rao, H Staggs, T Hulsey, D Adjeroh, Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health on p. 664-670

Assessment of postural sway with a pendant-mounted wearable sensor.

S Lyu, A Freivalds, Danielle Downs, S Piazza, Gait & Posture

Optimizing behavioral interventions to regulate gestational weight gain with sequential decision policies using hybrid model predictive control

Penghong Guo, Daniel E. Rivera, Yuwen Dong, Sunil Deshpande, Jennifer S. Savage, Emily E. Hohman, Abigail M. Pauley, Krista S. Leonard, Danielle Symons Downs, 2022, Computers and Chemical Engineering

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

A control-based observer approach for estimating energy intake during pregnancy

Luca Ranghetti, Daniel E. Rivera, Penghong Guo, Antonio Visioli, Jennifer Savage Williams, Danielle Symons Downs, 2022, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control

Systematic review of the associations between prenatal sleep behaviours and components of energy balance for regulating weight gain

Abigail M. Pauley, Ginger A. Moore, Scherezade Kelly Mama, Peter Molenaar, Danielle Symons Downs, 2022, Journal of Sleep Research

Couple-Based Physical Activity Planning for New Parents

Ryan E. Rhodes, Chris M. Blanchard, Alison Quinlan, Danielle Symons Downs, Darren E.R. Warburton, Mark R. Beauchamp, 2021, American Journal of Preventive Medicine on p. 518-528

Predicting the physical activity of new parents who participated in a physical activity intervention

Ryan E. Rhodes, Mark R. Beauchamp, Alison Quinlan, Danielle Symons Downs, Darren E.R. Warburton, Chris M. Blanchard, 2021, Ethics in Science and Medicine

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

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

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

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