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Jennifer A. Emond, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Data Science
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Biomedical Data Science

Ph.D., Public Health, Health Behavior Track
University of California San Diego/San Diego State University (Joint Doctoral Program)

M.Sc., Mathematics, Statistics Track
University of Massachusetts, Lowell

B.A., Epidemiology
Biology (Minor)
Bachelor’s Degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC) Program
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth
Hood Center for Children and Families
Quantitative Biomedical Sciences
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Contact Information:

Office: 1-603-653-9168
Email: Jennifer.A.Emond@Dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests:

My research focuses on the development of unhealthy dietary patterns and hedonic eating behaviors during early childhood. My research has examined the effects of exposure to child-directed food marketing on young children’s immediate cued-eating behaviors using experimental designs, and the effects of child-directed food marketing exposure on shaping young children’s usual dietary intake using prospective observational designs. I have developed a novel, parent-reported scale to measure external food-cue responsiveness among preschool-age children (see Masterson et al. Appetite 2019), which enable us to better measure the development of cued eating among young children. My research team and I continue to assess the validity of that scale. My research also includes understanding how screen media use at a young age can impact overeating behaviors, for example, by disrupting sleep patterns, by reducing self-regulation, and by increasing responsiveness to food marketing. In particular, I am the recipient of a K01 mentored research scientist award (NIDDK) to examine the temporal associations between screen media use, sleep and hedonic eating behaviors in preschool-age children. I am additionally dedicated to the mentorship of undergraduate, graduate and medical students in the areas of research methodology.

Grant Information:

K01DK117971 National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease
(PI: Emond)
Prospective impact of media use on sleep and obesity risk in preschoolers
Role: PI
Goal: To assess the associations between household chaos, media use, sleep and eating behaviors in a prospective cohort of preschool-aged children.

Courses Taught:

BIOL 29: Biostatistics. Biology Department, Dartmouth College (Undergraduate/Graduate).

PH216: Applied Epidemiology. The Dartmouth Institute’s (TDI) at Dartmouth College online MPH program (Graduate).

QBS 185: Health Data Science Capstone Experience. Dartmouth's Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (Graduate).

QBS 270: Epidemiology Seminar. Dartmouth's Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (Graduate).

QBS 271: Epidemiology Seminar. Dartmouth's Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (Graduate).

MDED.118: Patients and Populations. Small Group Leader for weekly biostatistics review (Medical School).

Mentoring Information:

Dartmouth's Women in Science Program (WISP)

Selected Publications:


Influence of child-targeted fast food TV advertising exposure on fast food intake: A longitudinal study of preschool-age children.
Emond JA, Longacre MR, Drake KM, Titus LJ, Hendricks K, MacKenzie T, Harris JL, Carroll JE, Cleveland LP, Gaynor K, Dalton MA
Appetite. 2019 Sep 1;140:134-141. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2019.05.012. Epub 2019 May 9.
PMID: 31078700

Measurement of external food cue responsiveness in preschool-age children: Preliminary evidence for the use of the external food cue responsiveness scale.
Masterson TD, Gilbert-Diamond D, Lansigan RK, Kim SJ, Schiffelbein JE, Emond JA
Appetite. 2019 Aug 1;139:119-126. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2019.04.024. Epub 2019 Apr 30.
PMID: 31047939

Exposure to Child-Directed TV Advertising and Preschoolers' Intake of Advertised Cereals.
Emond JA, Longacre MR, Drake KM, Titus LJ, Hendricks K, MacKenzie T, Harris JL, Carroll JE, Cleveland LP, Langeloh G, Dalton MA
Am J Prev Med. 2019 Feb;56(2):e35-e43. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2018.09.015. Epub 2018 Dec 17.
PMID: 30573338

Household chaos and screen media use among preschool-aged children: a cross-sectional study.
Emond JA, Tantum LK, Gilbert-Diamond D, Kim SJ, Lansigan RK, Neelon SB
BMC Public Health. 2018 Oct 29;18(1):1210. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-6113-2. Epub 2018 Oct 29.
PMID: 30373557

Household chaos during infancy and infant weight status at 12 months.
Khatiwada A, Shoaibi A, Neelon B, Emond JA, Benjamin-Neelon SE
Pediatr Obes. 2018 Oct;13(10):607-613. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12395. Epub 2018 Jul 17.
PMID: 30019385

Maternal diet during pregnancy is related with the infant stool microbiome in a delivery mode-dependent manner.
Lundgren SN, Madan JC, Emond JA, Morrison HG, Christensen BC, Karagas MR, Hoen AG
Microbiome. 2018 Jul 5;6(1):109. doi: 10.1186/s40168-018-0490-8. Epub 2018 Jul 5.
PMID: 29973274

Better Diet Quality during Pregnancy Is Associated with a Reduced Likelihood of an Infant Born Small for Gestational Age: An Analysis of the Prospective New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study.
Emond JA, Karagas MR, Baker ER, Gilbert-Diamond D
J Nutr. 2018 Jan 1;148(1):22-30. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxx005.
PMID: 29378041

Flavour capsule cigarette use among US adult cigarette smokers.
Emond JA, Soneji S, Brunette MF, Sargent JD
Tob Control. 2018 Nov;27(6):650-655. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-054198. Epub 2018 Jan 23.
PMID: 29363609

FTO genotype and weight status among preadolescents: Assessing the mediating effects of obesogenic appetitive traits.
Emond JA, Tovar A, Li Z, Lansigan RK, Gilbert-Diamond D
Appetite. 2017 Oct 1;117:321-329. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2017.07.009. Epub 2017 Jul 13.
PMID: 28712975

Randomized Exposure to Food Advertisements and Eating in the Absence of Hunger Among Preschoolers.
Emond JA, Lansigan RK, Ramanujam A, Gilbert-Diamond D
Pediatrics. 2016 Dec;138(6) pii: e20162361.
PMID: 27940713

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