Salma Musaad Lab

Musaad Lab Publications



So SY, Badu S, Wu Q, Yalcinkaya N, Mirabile Y, Castaneda R, Musaad S, Heitkemper M, Savidge TC, Shulman RJ. Sex-dependent efficacy of dietary fiber in pediatric functional abdominal pain. Gastroenterology. 2023; [Epub ahead of print]. doi:  10.1053/j.gastro.2023.12.011. 

Thompson D, Miranda J, Callender C, Dave JM, Appiah G, Musaad SMA. See me, hear me, know me: Perspectives on diet and physical activity influences among teens living in rural Texas communities. Nutrients. 2023; 15(21):4695.

Soltero EG, Lopez C, Mihail S, Hernandez A, Musaad SM, O’Connor TM, Thompson D. An SMS text message-based type 2 diabetes prevention program for Hispanic adolescents with obesity: Qualitative co-design process. JMIR Form Res. 2023; 7:e46606.

Thompson D, Mirabile Y, Islam N, Callender C, Musaad SMA, Miranda J, Moreno JP, Dave JM, Baranowski T. Diet quality among pre-adolescent African American girls in a randomized controlled obesity prevention intervention trial. Nutrients. 2023; 15(12):2716.

Perez O, Garza T, Hindera O, Beltran A, Musaad SM, Dibbs T, Singh A, Chug S, Sisson A, Kumar Vadathya A, Baranowski T, O'Connor TM. Validation assessment tools for screen media use: A systematic review. PLoS One. 2023; 18(4):e028371.

Soltero EG, Lopez C, Musaad SM, O’Connor TM, Thompson D. Fit24, a digital health intervention to reduce type 2 diabetes risk among Hispanic youth: Protocol for a feasibility pilot study. Contemp Clin Trials. 2023; 127:107117. 

Geiger SD, Musaad S, Hill J, Aguiar A, Schantz S. Sex-specific associations between urinary bisphenols concentrations during pregnancy and problematic child behaviors at age 2 years. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2023; 96:107152.

Moran NE, Chang J, Stroh R, Zaidi Y, Hason N, Musaad S, O’Connor T. Non-invasive, reflection spectroscopy measurement of skin carotenoid score in infants is feasible and reliable. J Nutr. 2023; 152(12):2966-2977.


Moran NE, Chang J, Stroh R, Zaidi Y, Hason N, Musaad S, O’Connor T. Non-invasive, reflection spectroscopy measurement of skin carotenoid score in infants is feasible and reliable. J  Nutr. 2022; [Online ahead of print]. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxac182

Goetz AR, Jindal I, Moreno JP, Puyau MR, Adolph AL, Musaad S, Butte NF, Bicha F. The role of sleep and eating patterns in adiposity gain among preschool-aged children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2022; [Online ahead of print]. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqac197

Shawar RS, Puyau M, Shypailo R, Musaad S, Butte NF, Bacha F. Adiposity, insulin resistance, cardiorespiratory fitness and bone health in Hispanic children. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2022; 107(9): e3797-e3804.

Sprowles JLN, Dzwilewski KLC, Merced-Nieves FM, Musaad SMA, Schantz SL, Geiger SD. Associations of prenatal phthalate exposure with neurobehavioral outcomes in 4.5- and 7.5-month-old infants. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2022; 92:107102.

Febo-Rodriguez L, Chumpitazi BP, Musaad S, Sher AC, Varni JW, Shulman RJ. Gastrointestinal symptoms profile in pediatric patients with gastroparesis compared to healthy controls. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2022; 75(2):151-8.

Moreno JP, Dadabhoy H, Musaad S, Baranowski T, Thompson D, Alfano CA, Crowley SJ. Evaluation of a circadian rhythm and sleep-focused mobile health intervention for the prevention of accelerated summer weight gain among elementary school–age children: Protocol for a randomized controlled feasibility study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2022; 11(5):e37002.

Moreno JP, Musaad S, Dadabhoy H, Baranowski T, Crowley SJ, Thompson D, Johnston CA. Seasonality of children’s height and weight and their contribution to accelerated summer weight gain. Front Physiol. 2022; 13:793999.

Kumar Vadathya A, Musaad S, Beltran A, Perez O, Meister L, Baranowski T, Hughes SO, Mendoza JA, Sabharwal A, Veeraraghavan A, O’Connor TM. An objective system for quantitative assessment of TV viewing among children (Family Level Assessment of Screen use in the Home-Television): System development study. JMIR Pediatr Parent. 2022; 5(1):e33569.


Pineros-Leano M, Saltzman JA, Liechty JM, Musaad S, Aguayo L. Maternal depressive symptoms and their associations with breastfeeding and child weight outcomes. Children (Basel). 2021; 8(3):233.

Murali CN, Slater B, Musaad  S, Cuthbertson D, Nguyen D, Turner A, Azamian M, Tosi L, Rauch F, Sutton VR, Lee B, Nagamani SCS; Members of the BBD Consortium. Health-related quality of life in adults with osteogenesis imperfecta. Clin Genet. 2021; 99(6):772-9.

Jindal I, Puyau M, Adolph A, Butte N, Musaad S, Bacha F. The relationship of sleep duration and quality to energy expenditure and physical activity in children. Pediatr Obes. 2021; 16(6):e12751.


O’Connor TM, Beltran A, Musaad S, Perez O, Flores A, Galdamez-Calderon E, Isbell T, Arredondo EM, Parra Cardona R, Cabrera N, Marton SA, Baranowski T, Morgan PJ. Feasibility of targeting Hispanic fathers and children in an obesity intervention: “Papás Saludables Niños Saludables.” Child Obes. 2020; 16(6):379-92.  

Rico-Jiminez J, Lee JH, Alex A, Musaad S, Chaney E, Barkalifa R, Olson E, Adams D, Marjanovic M, Arp Z, Boppart SA. Noninvasive monitoring of pharmacodynamics during the skin wound healing process using multimodal optical microscopy. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2020; 8(1):e000974

Wu CF, Chang YL, Rhodes E, Musaad S, Jung W. Work-hour trajectories and associated socioeconomic characteristics among single-mother families. Soc Work Res. 2020; 44(1):47-57.


Hannon BA, Teran-Garcia M, Nickols-Richardson SM, Musaad SMA, Villegas EM, Hammons A, Wiley A, Fiese BH. Implementation and evaluation of the Abriendo Caminos program: A randomized control trial intervention for Hispanic children and families. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2019; 51(10):1211-9.

Wang AA, Harrison K, Musaad S, Donovan SM, Teran-Garcia M, STRONG Kids Research Team. Genetic risk scores demonstrate the cumulative association of single nucleotide polymorphisms in gut microbiome‐related genes with obesity phenotypes in preschool age children. Pediatr Obes. 2019;14(9)e12530.

Saltzman JA, Musaad S, Bost KK, McBride BA, Fiese BH. Associations between father availability, mealtime distractions and routines, and maternal feeding responsiveness: An observational study. J Fam Psychol. 2019; 33(4):465-75.

Fiese BH, Musaad S, Bost KK, McBride BA, Lee SY, Teran-Garcia M,  Donovan SM. The STRONG Kids2 Birth Cohort Study: A cell-to-society approach to dietary habits and weight trajectories across the first 5 years of life. Curr Dev Nutr. 2019; 3(3):nzz007.


Cole NC, Musaad SM, Lee SY, Donovan SM, STRONG Kids Team. Home feeding environment and picky eating behavior in preschool-aged children: A prospective analysis. Eat Behav. 2018; 30:76-82.

Buccheri T, Musaad S, Bost KK, Fiese BH, STRONG Kids Research Team. Development and assessment of stressful life events subscales - a preliminary analysis. J Affect Disord. 2018; 226:178-87.


Kaczmarek JL, Musaad SM, Holscher HD. Time of day and eating behaviors are associated with the composition and function of the human gastrointestinal microbiota. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017; 106(5):1220–31.

Luchini V, Musaad S, Lee SY, Donovan SM. Observed differences in child picky eating behavior between home and childcare locations. Appetite. 2017; 116:123-31.

Musaad SMA, Speirs KE, Hayes JT, Mobley AR, Fitzgerald N, Jones BL, VanBrackle A, Sigman-Grant M. The impact of environmental, parental and child factors on health-related behaviors among low-income children. Appetite. 2017; 112: 260-71.

Luchini V, Musaad SM, Donovan SM, Lee SY. Differences and agreement in perception of child picky eating among center- and home-based childcare providers and parents and its impact on utilized mealtime strategies. Nutr Metab Insights. 2017; 10:1178638816684830.


Sandhu PK, Musaad SM, Remaley AT, Buehler SS, Strider S, Derzon JH, Vesper HW, Ranne A, Shaw CS, Christenson RH. Lipoprotein biomarkers and risk of cardiovascular disease: A laboratory medicine best practices (LMBP) systematic review. J Appl Lab Med. 2016; 1(2): 214-29.

Musaad SM, Donovan SM, Fiese BH, STRONG Kids Research Team. The independent and cumulative effect of early life risk factors on child growth: A preliminary report. Child Obes (Special Issue: Childhood Obesity Risk Factors and Prevention in the First 1000 Days: Emerging Science, Evidence Reviews, and Promising Solutions). 2016; 12(3):193-201.

Speirs KE, Hayes JT, Musaad S, VanBrackle A, Sigman-Grant M, All 4 Kids Obesity Resiliency Research Team. Is family sense of coherence a protective factor against the obesogenic environment? Appetite. 2016; 99:268-76.  


Liechty JM, Saltzman JA, Musaad SM, STRONG Kids Team. Health literacy and parent attitudes about weight control for children. Appetite. 2015; 91:200-8.

Musaad SM, Donovan SM, Fiese BH, STRONG Kids Research Team. Parental perception of child weight in the first two years-of-life: A potential link between infant feeding and preschoolers’ diet. Appetite. 2015; 91:90-100.

Musaad SM, Paige KN, Teran-Garcia M, Donovan SM, Fiese BH, The STRONG Kids Research Team. Childhood overweight/obesity and pediatric asthma: The role of parental perception of child weight status. Nutrients. 2013; 5(9):3713-29.     

Musaad SM, Patterson T, Ericksen M, Lindsey M, Dietrich K, Succop P, Hershey GK. Comparison of anthropometric measures of obesity in childhood allergic asthma: Central obesity is most relevant. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009; 123(6):1321–7.

Musaad SM, Haynes EN. Biomarkers of obesity and subsequent cardiovascular events. Epidemiol Rev. 2007; 29:98–114.