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Jennifer A. Emond, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Data Science
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations:
Senior Editorial Board Member,
BMC Public Health

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

Professional Interests:

Childhood obesity prevention, food marketing, screen media use, health behavior research, accelerometry

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:

QBS 185.5 & QBS 185: Health Data Science Capstone Experience. Dartmouth's Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (Graduate).
QBS 270: Epidemiology Seminar. Dartmouth's Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (Graduate).

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 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)
Quantitative Biological Sciences

Selected Publications:


Potential effectiveness of a surgeon-delivered exercise prescription and an activity tracker on pre-operative exercise adherence and aerobic capacity of lung cancer patients.
Finley DJ, Stevens CJ, Emond JA, Batsis JA, Fay KA, Darabos C, Sacks OA, Cook SB, Lyons KD
Surg Oncol. 2021 Mar 5;37:101525. doi: 10.1016/j.suronc.2021.101525. Epub 2021 Mar 5.
PMID: 33813267

Unhealthy Food Marketing on Commercial Educational Websites: Remote Learning and Gaps in Regulation.
Emond JA, Fleming-Milici F, McCarthy J, Ribakove S, Chester J, Golin J, Sargent JD, Gilbert-Diamond D, Polacsek M
Am J Prev Med. 2021 Apr;60(4):587-591. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2020.10.008. Epub 2020 Dec 10.
PMID: 33309448

Prevalence and strategies of energy drink, soda, processed snack, candy and restaurant product marketing on the online streaming platform Twitch.
Pollack CC, Kim J, Emond JA, Brand J, Gilbert-Diamond D, Masterson TD
Public Health Nutr. 2020 Oct;23(15):2793-2803. doi: 10.1017/S1368980020002128. Epub 2020 Jul 3.
PMID: 32618235

Household chaos: a risk factor for adverse child outcomes gains attention in public health.
Emond JA
BMC Public Health. 2020 May 1;20(1):596. doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-08680-y. Epub 2020 May 1.
PMID: 32357857

Fast food intake and excess weight gain over a 1-year period among preschool-age children.
Emond JA, Longacre MR, Titus LJ, Hendricks K, Drake KM, Carroll JE, Cleveland LP, Dalton MA
Pediatr Obes. 2020 Apr;15(4):e12602. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12602. Epub 2020 Jan 31.
PMID: 32003947

Measuring attentional bias to food cues in young children using a visual search task: An eye-tracking study.
Brand J, Masterson TD, Emond JA, Lansigan R, Gilbert-Diamond D
Appetite. 2020 May 1;148:104610. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2020.104610. Epub 2020 Jan 17.
PMID: 31958480

From 'screen time' to the digital level of analysis: protocol for a scoping review of digital media use in children and adolescents.
Browne DT, May S, Hurst-Della Pietra P, Christakis D, Asamoah T, Hale L, Delrahim-Howlett K, Emond JA, Fiks AG, Madigan S, Prime H, Perlman G, Rumpf HJ, Thompson D, Uzzo S, Stapleton J, Neville R, Media Impact Screening Toolkit Workgroup of Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development.
BMJ Open. 2019 Nov 25;9(11):e032184. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032184. Epub 2019 Nov 25.
PMID: 31772098

Relationships Among Dietary Cognitive Restraint, Food Preferences, and Reaction Times.
Masterson TD, Brand J, Lowe MR, Metcalf SA, Eisenberg IW, Emond JA, Gilbert-Diamond D, Marsch LA
Front Psychol. 2019;10:2256. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02256. Epub 2019 Oct 9.
PMID: 31649589

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

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