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Children's Nutrition Research Center - Faculty

Houston, Texas

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Children's Nutrition Research Center - Faculty
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Craig Johnston, Ph.D.

Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

E-mail: caj@bcm.edu

Education

Ph.D. - University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Representative Publications

Representative Publications:
Dalton, W. T., Johnston, C. A., Tyler, C., & Foreyt, J.P. (in press). Weight dissatisfaction, weight status, and weight loss in Mexican-American children. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

Herrera, E. A., Steele, R. G., & Johnston, C. A. (in press). The relationship of parental psychosocial factors, adherence, and outcomes in the treatment of pediatric obesity. Children’s Health Care.

Aung, K., Tyler, C., Johnston, C. A., Smith, S. M., Reeves, R. S., & Foreyt, J. P. (in press). Utilization of motivational interviewing for treatment of vitamin D deficiency in elder self-neglect. Journal of the American Geriatric Society.

Johnston, C. A., Tyler, C., Poston, W. S. C., Haddock, C. K., McFarlin, B., Reeves, R., &. Foreyt, J. P. (2007). Obesity prevention for Mexican American children in a school setting. Pediatrics, 120, 1450-1457.

Johnston, C. A., Tyler, C., & Foreyt, J. P. (2007). Behavioral management of obesity. Current Atherosclerosis Reports, 9, 448-453.

Fullerton, G., Tyler, C., Johnston, C. A., Vincent, J. P., Harris, G., & Foreyt, J. P. (2007). Quality of life in Mexican American children following a weight management program. Obesity Research, 15, 2553-2556.

Johnston, C. A., Tyler, C., Fullerton, G., Poston, W. S. C., Haddock, C. K., McFarlin, B., et al. (2007). Results of an Intensive School-based Weight Loss Program with Overweight Mexican American Children. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 2, 144-152.

McFarlin, B. K., Johnston, C. A., Tyler, C., Hutchison, A. T., Kueht, M., Reeves R. S., &. Foreyt, J. P. (2007). Plasma biomarkers of chronic inflammation are elevated in overweight, Mexican-American children. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 4, 235-241.

Tyler, C., Johnston, C. A., & Foreyt. J. P. (2007). Lifestyle obesity management. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 1, 423-429

Tyler, C., Johnston, C. A., Fullerton, G., & Foreyt, J. P. (2007). Reduced quality of life in very overweight Mexican American adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 40, 366-368.

Johnston, C. A., & Steele, R. S. (2007). Treatment of pediatric overweight: An examination of feasibility and effectiveness in an applied clinical setting. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 32, 106-110.

Tyler, C., Johnston, C. A., Madhukar, M., & Foreyt, J. P. (2005). Practical strategies for treating obesity in Mexican Americans. Obesity Management, 1, 247-250.

Herrera, E. A., Johnston, C. A., & Steele, R. G. (2004). A comparison of cognitive and behavioral treatments for pediatric obesity. Children’s Health Care, 33, 151-167.

Johnston, C. A., Herrera, E. A., Steele, R. G., & Phipps, S. (2003). Parent and child reporting of negative life events: Discrepancy and agreement across pediatric samples. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 28, 579-588.

Vernberg, E. M., & Johnston, C. A. (2001). Developmental considerations in the use of cognitive therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 15, 223-237.

Book Chapters:

Tyler, C., Johnston, C. A., & Foreyt, J. P. (in press). Cultural issues in the prevalence and treatment of obesity. In G. Medeiros-Neto, A. Halpern, & C. Bouchard (Eds.), Progress in obesity research: 10, Montrouge, France: John Libbey Eurotext.

Foreyt, J. P., Johnston, C. A., & Tyler, C. (in press). Creative approaches for clinical weight management. In G. Medeiros-Neto, A. Halpern, & C. Bouchard (Eds.), Progress in obesity research: 10, Montrouge, France: John Libbey Eurotext.

Johnston, C.A., Tyler, C., &. Foreyt, J. P. (in press). Behavioral approaches to childhood overweight treatment. In W. O’Donahue, B. A.. Moore, & B. Scott (Eds.), Pediatric and adolescent obesity treatment: A comprehensive handbook., New York: Taylor and Francis.

Johnston, C. A., & Dalton, W. T. (in press). Clinical adaptations for the behavioral treatment of childhood overweight. In E. Jelalian & R. G. Steele (Eds.), Handbook of child and adolescent obesity. New York: Springer.

Johnston, C. A., & Tyler, C. (in press). Empirically supported treatments for pediatric overweight. In R. G. Steele, T. D. Elkin, & M. C. Roberts (Eds.). Handbook of evidence-based therapies for children and adolescents. New York: Springer.

Johnston, C.A., Tyler, C., &. Foreyt, J. P. (2007). Psychological assessment for adults and children. In C. D. Berdanier (Ed.), Handbook of nutrition and food: Second edition. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Publications under review Johnston, C. A., Fullerton, G., Steele, R. G., &Tyler, C. (under review). Using an empirically supported treatment for pediatric overweight in clinical practice. Submitted July, 2007.

Tyler, C., & Johnston, C. A. (under review). Body dissatisfaction and teasing across weight status in African American girls. Submitted May, 2007.

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