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Madeline A. Dalton, Ph.D.

Title(s):
Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Professor of The Dartmouth Institute

Department(s):
Pediatrics
Community and Family Medicine
The Dartmouth Institute

Education:
Alfred University, BA 1983
Tufts University, MS 1988
Tufts University, PHD 1995

Programs:
Hood Center for Children and Families

Websites:
http://hoodcenter.dartmouth.edu/

Contact Information:

Dartmouth Medical School
HB 7465
Hanover NH 03755

Office: 21 Lafayette Street
Phone: (603) 653-0787
Fax: (603) 653-0790
Email: Madeline.A.Dalton@Dartmouth.edu


Professional Interests:

Obesity prevention
Environmental influences on health behaviors and health outcomes
Epidemiology and prevention of tobacco use

Grant Information:

Project Title: Movie Influences on Adolescent Smoking:
A Follow-Up Study
Awarding Agency: National Cancer Institute

Project Title: Environmental and Family Influences on Adolescent Overweight
Awarding Agency: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Project Title: Supplement, Environmental and Family Influences on Adolescent Overweight
Awarding Agency: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Project Title: Environmental and Family Influences on Adolescent Overweight - Additional Observational Measures
Awarding Agency: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation





Courses Taught:

Co-director, Advanced Topics in Epidemiology Seminar Series, Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.

Small Group Leader, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH.

Defining Concepts and Variables in Survey Research, guest lecturer at the Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.




Selected Publications:

 

  • Dalton MA, Beach ML, Adachi-Mejia AM, Longacre MR, Matzkin AL, Sargent JD, Heatherton TF, Titus-Ernstoff L. Early exposure to movie smoking predicts established smoking in older teens and young adults. Pediatrics 2009;123(4):e551-558

  • Parental attitudes about cigarette smoking and alcohol use in the Motion Picture Association of America rating system. Longacre MR, Adachi-Mejia AM, Titus-Ernstoff L, Gibson JJ, Beach ML, Dalton MA. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2009;163(3):218-224 (view details on MedLine)

  • Risk behaviors in film: do MPAA ratings distinguish content? Tickle JJ, Beach ML, Dalton MA. J Health Commun 2009; 14:756-767 (view details on MedLine)

  • The influence of early movie smoking exposure and team sports participation on established smoking. Adachi-Mejia AM, Primack BA, Beach ML, Titus-Ernstoff L, Longacre MR, Weiss JE, Dalton MA. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2009; 163(7):638-643 (view details on MedLine)

  • Dalton MA, Adachi-Mejia AM, Longacre MR., Titus-Ernstoff LT, Gibson JJ, Martin SK, Sargent JD, Heatherton TF Parental Rules and Monitoring of Children's Movie Viewing Associated with Children's Risk for Smoking and Drinking. Pediatrics 2006; 118(5):1932-1942 (view details on MedLine)

  • Dalton MA, Bernhardt AM, Gibson JJ, Sargent JD, Beach ML, Adachi-Mejia AM, Titus-Ernstoff L., Heatherton TF Use of cigarettes and alcohol by preschoolers while role-playing as adults. “Honey, Have Some Smokes.”. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2005;159:854-859 (view details on MedLine)

  • Dalton MA, Sargent JD, Beach ML, Titus-Ernstoff L, Gibson JJ, Ahrens MB, Tickle JJ, Heatherton TF Effect of viewing smoking in movies on adolescent smoking initiation: a cohort study. Lancet 2003;362:281-285 (view details on MedLine)

  • Positive and negative outcome expectations of smoking: implications for prevention. Dalton MA, Sargent JD, Beach ML, Bernhardt AM, Stevens M. Prev Med 1999;29:460-465

  • Dalton MA, Tickle JJ, Sargent JD, Beach ML, Ahrens MB, Heatherton TF The incidence and context of tobacco use in popular movies from 1988-1997. Prev Med 2002;34(5):516-523 (view details on MedLine)

  • Dalton MA, Ahrens MB, Sargent JD, Beach ML, Tickle JJ, Heatherton TF Relation between parental restrictions on movies and adolescent use of tobacco and alcohol. Eff Clin Pract 2002;5(1):1-10 (view details on MedLine)