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Nansel, Tonja Renae

Formal Title:

Senior Investigator





6100 EXECUTIVE BLVD Room 7B13R, MSC 7510
Bethesda Md 20892-7510
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Tonja R. Nansel, Ph.D. is a senior investigator at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Prevention Research Branch.  Dr. Nansel received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Fort Hays State University in 1988, and her doctoral degree in Community/Clinical Psychology from Wichita State University in 1998.  She completed a predoctoral internship with Kansas State Extension Office of Community Health and a postdoctoral fellowship with NICHD Prevention Research Branch.  Dr. Nansel’s research addresses the delivery and efficacy of behavioral interventions to facilitate health promotion and disease prevention within the health care setting.  Current research focuses on behavioral interventions to improve management of diabetes in children and their families, including a multi-site study testing the efficacy of a clinic-integrated family-based intervention targeting diabetes management behaviors, as well as a study testing the efficacy of a behavioral intervention to promote healthy dietary choices among youth with diabetes.

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Featured Items:

Nansel TR, Haynie DL, Lipsky LM, Laffel L, Mehta SN. Multiple indicators of poor diet quality in youth with type 1 diabetes are associated with higher weight status but not glycemic control. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2012; 112(11):1728-1735.

Nansel TR, Iannotti RJ, Liu A. Clinic-integrated behavioral intervention for families of youth with type 1 diabetes: RCT.  Pediatrics 2012; 129: e866-e873.

Nansel TR, Iannotti RJ, Simons-Morton B, Plotnick LP, Clark LM, Zeitzoff L. Long-term maintenance of treatment outcomes: “Diabetes Personal Trainer” intervention for youth with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care 2009, 32: 807-809.

Nansel TR, Gellar L, McGill A. Effect of varying glycemic index meals on blood sugar control assessed with continuous glucose monitoring in youth with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care 2008; 31(4): 695-697.

Publications (PubMed):

Title Authors Publication Date
Disordered eating behaviors are associated with poorer diet quality in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.Tse J,Nansel TR,Haynie DL,Mehta SN,Laffel LMJ Acad Nutr Diet2012 Nov
Multiple Indicators of Poor Diet Quality in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Are Associated with Higher Body Mass Index Percentile but not Glycemic Control.Nansel TR,Haynie DL,Lipsky LM,Laffel LM,Mehta SNJ Acad Nutr Diet2012 Nov
Promoting Correct Car Seat Use in Parents of Young Children: Challenges, Recommendations, and Implications for Health Communication.Weaver NL,Brixey SN,Williams J,Nansel TRHealth Promot Pract2012 Sep 17
Development and validation of the type 1 diabetes nutrition knowledge survey.Rovner AJ,Nansel TR,Mehta SN,Higgins LA,Haynie DL,Laffel LMDiabetes Care2012 Aug
Safe n' sound: an evidence-based tool to prioritize injury messages for pediatric health care.Williams J,Nansel TR,Weaver NL,Tse JFam Community Health2012 Jul-Sep
Candidate measures of whole plant food intake are related to biomarkers of nutrition and health in the US population (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2002).Lipsky LM,Cheon K,Nansel TR,Albert PSNutr Res2012 Apr
Clinic-integrated behavioral intervention for families of youth with type 1 diabetes: randomized clinical trial.Nansel TR,Iannotti RJ,Liu APediatrics2012 Apr
Parenting goals: predictors of parent involvement in disease management of children with type 1 diabetes.Robinson EM,Iannotti RJ,Schneider S,Nansel TR,Haynie DL,Sobel DOJ Child Health Care2011 Sep
Food sold in school vending machines is associated with overall student dietary intake.Rovner AJ,Nansel TR,Wang J,Iannotti RJJ Adolesc Health2011 Jan
Preventing unintentional pediatric injuries: a tailored intervention for parents and providers.Nansel TR,Weaver NL,Jacobsen HA,Glasheen C,Kreuter MWHealth Educ Res2008 Aug
Perceived benefits, barriers, and strategies of family meals among children with type 1 diabetes mellitus and their parents: focus-group findings.Rovner AJ,Mehta SN,Haynie DL,Robinson EM,Pound HJ,Butler DA,Laffel LM,Nansel TRJ Am Diet Assoc2010 Sep
Healthy eating practices: perceptions, facilitators, and barriers among youth with diabetes.Gellar LA,Schrader K,Nansel TRDiabetes Educ2007 Jul-Aug
Diabetes personal trainer outcomes: short-term and 1-year outcomes of a diabetes personal trainer intervention among youth with type 1 diabetes.Nansel TR,Iannotti RJ,Simons-Morton BG,Cox C,Plotnick LP,Clark LM,Zeitzoff LDiabetes Care2007 Oct
Identification of distinct self-management styles of adolescents with type 1 diabetes.Schneider S,Iannotti RJ,Nansel TR,Haynie DL,Simons-Morton B,Sobel DO,Zeitzoff L,Clark L,Plotnick LPDiabetes Care2007 May
High and low glycemic index mixed meals and blood glucose in youth with type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance.Gellar L,Nansel TRJ Pediatr2009 Mar
Emphasis on carbohydrates may negatively influence dietary patterns in youth with type 1 diabetes.Mehta SN,Haynie DL,Higgins LA,Bucey NN,Rovner AJ,Volkening LK,Nansel TR,Laffel LMDiabetes Care2009 Dec
Association of school performance indicators with implementation of the healthy kids, smart kids programme: case study.Nansel TR,Huang TT,Rovner AJ,Sanders-Butler YPublic Health Nutr2010 Jan
Whole grain and legume acceptability among youths with type 1 diabetes.Gellar L,Rovner AJ,Nansel TRDiabetes Educ2009 May-Jun
Assessing regimen adherence of adolescents with type 1 diabetes.Iannotti RJ,Nansel TR,Schneider S,Haynie DL,Simons-Morton B,Sobel DO,Zeitzoff L,Plotnick LP,Clark LDiabetes Care2006 Oct
Generic and diabetes-specific parent-child behaviors and quality of life among youth with type 1 diabetes.Weissberg-Benchell J,Nansel T,Holmbeck G,Chen R,Anderson B,Wysocki T,Laffel L,Steering Committee of the Family Management of Diabetes StudyJ Pediatr Psychol2009 Oct
Are children with type 1 diabetes consuming a healthful diet?: a review of the current evidence and strategies for dietary change.Rovner AJ,Nansel TRDiabetes Educ2009 Jan-Feb
Long-term maintenance of treatment outcomes: diabetes personal trainer intervention for youth with type 1 diabetes.Nansel TR,Iannotti RJ,Simons-Morton BG,Plotnick LP,Clark LM,Zeitzoff LDiabetes Care2009 May
The effect of a low-glycemic diet vs a standard diet on blood glucose levels and macronutrient intake in children with type 1 diabetes.Rovner AJ,Nansel TR,Gellar LJ Am Diet Assoc2009 Feb
Collaborative involvement of primary and secondary caregivers: associations with youths' diabetes outcomes.Wysocki T,Nansel TR,Holmbeck GN,Chen R,Laffel L,Anderson BJ,Weissberg-Benchell J,Steering Committee of the Family Management of Childhood Diabetes StudyJ Pediatr Psychol2009 Sep
A multisite trial of a clinic-integrated intervention for promoting family management of pediatric type 1 diabetes: feasibility and design.Nansel TR,Anderson BJ,Laffel LM,Simons-Morton BG,Weissberg-Benchell J,Wysocki T,Iannotti RJ,Holmbeck GN,Hood KK,Lochrie ASPediatr Diabetes2009 Apr
Assessment of an illness-specific dimension of self-esteem in youths with type 1 diabetes.Schneider S,Iannotti RJ,Nansel TR,Haynie DL,Sobel DO,Simons-Morton BJ Pediatr Psychol2009 Apr
Development and validation of the collaborative parent involvement scale for youths with type 1 diabetes.Nansel TR,Rovner AJ,Haynie D,Iannotti RJ,Simons-Morton B,Wysocki T,Anderson B,Weissberg-Benchell J,Laffel LJ Pediatr Psychol2009 Jan-Feb
Dietary behaviors predict glycemic control in youth with type 1 diabetes.Mehta SN,Volkening LK,Anderson BJ,Nansel T,Weissberg-Benchell J,Wysocki T,Laffel LM,Family Management of Childhood Diabetes Study Steering CommitteeDiabetes Care2008 Jul
Translation of an evidence-based tailored childhood injury prevention program.Weaver NL,Williams J,Jacobsen HA,Botello-Harbaum M,Glasheen C,Noelcke E,Nansel TRJ Public Health Manag Pract2008 Mar-Apr
Sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values of pediatric metabolic syndrome components in relation to adult metabolic syndrome: the Princeton LRC follow-up study.Huang TT,Nansel TR,Belsheim AR,Morrison JAJ Pediatr2008 Feb
Effect of varying glycemic index meals on blood glucose control assessed with continuous glucose monitoring in youth with type 1 diabetes on basal-bolus insulin regimens.Nansel TR,Gellar L,McGill ADiabetes Care2008 Apr
Acceptability of lower glycemic index foods in the diabetes camp setting.Nansel TR,Gellar L,Zeitzoff LJ Nutr Educ Behav2006 May-Jun
Self-efficacy, outcome expectations, and diabetes self-management in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.Iannotti RJ,Schneider S,Nansel TR,Haynie DL,Plotnick LP,Clark LM,Sobel DO,Simons-Morton BJ Dev Behav Pediatr2006 Apr
Bacterial vaginosis is associated with variation in dietary indices.Thoma ME,Klebanoff MA,Rovner AJ,Nansel TR,Neggers Y,Andrews WW,Schwebke JRJ Nutr2011 Sep
Cyber and traditional bullying: differential association with depression.Wang J,Nansel TR,Iannotti RJJ Adolesc Health2011 Apr
Fundamental misunderstanding of the relation between energy density (kcal/g) and energy cost ($/kcal).Lipsky LM,Just DR,Nansel TR,Haynie DLAm J Clin Nutr2011 Apr
Bacterial vaginosis assessed by gram stain and diminished colonization resistance to incident gonococcal, chlamydial, and trichomonal genital infection.Brotman RM,Klebanoff MA,Nansel TR,Yu KF,Andrews WW,Zhang J,Schwebke JRJ Infect Dis2010 Dec 15
Efficacy and tolerability of CDB-2914 treatment for symptomatic uterine fibroids: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase IIb study.Nieman LK,Blocker W,Nansel T,Mahoney S,Reynolds J,Blithe D,Wesley R,Armstrong AFertil Steril2011 Feb
Association between periodontal disease, bacterial vaginosis, and sexual risk behaviours.Zabor EC,Klebanoff M,Yu K,Zhang J,Nansel T,Andrews W,Schwebke J,Jeffcoat MJ Clin Periodontol2010 Oct
Co-occurrence of victimization from five subtypes of bullying: physical, verbal, social exclusion, spreading rumors, and cyber.Wang J,Iannotti RJ,Luk JW,Nansel TRJ Pediatr Psychol2010 Nov
Race of male sex partners and occurrence of bacterial vaginosis.Klebanoff MA,Andrews WW,Zhang J,Brotman RM,Nansel TR,Yu KF,Schwebke JRSex Transm Dis2010 Mar
Personal hygienic behaviors and bacterial vaginosis.Klebanoff MA,Nansel TR,Brotman RM,Zhang J,Yu KF,Schwebke JR,Andrews WWSex Transm Dis2010 Feb
School bullying among adolescents in the United States: physical, verbal, relational, and cyber.Wang J,Iannotti RJ,Nansel TRJ Adolesc Health2009 Oct
Breakfast consumption and its socio-demographic and lifestyle correlates in schoolchildren in 41 countries participating in the HBSC study.Vereecken C,Dupuy M,Rasmussen M,Kelly C,Nansel TR,Al Sabbah H,Baldassari D,Jordan MD,Maes L,Niclasen BV,Ahluwalia N,HBSC Eating & Dieting Focus GroupInt J Public Health2009 Sep
Body weight dissatisfaction and communication with parents among adolescents in 24 countries: international cross-sectional survey.Al Sabbah H,Vereecken CA,Elgar FJ,Nansel T,Aasvee K,Abdeen Z,Ojala K,Ahluwalia N,Maes LBMC Public Health2009 Feb 6
A longitudinal study of vaginal douching and bacterial vaginosis--a marginal structural modeling analysis.Brotman RM,Klebanoff MA,Nansel TR,Andrews WW,Schwebke JR,Zhang J,Yu KF,Zenilman JM,Scharfstein DOAm J Epidemiol2008 Jul 15
Longitudinal association between hormonal contraceptives and bacterial vaginosis in women of reproductive age.Riggs M,Klebanoff M,Nansel T,Zhang J,Schwebke J,Andrews WSex Transm Dis2007 Dec
Why do women douche? A longitudinal study with two analytic approaches.Brotman RM,Klebanoff MA,Nansel T,Zhang J,Schwebke JR,Yu KF,Zenilman JM,Andrews WWAnn Epidemiol2008 Jan
Dietary intake of selected nutrients affects bacterial vaginosis in women.Neggers YH,Nansel TR,Andrews WW,Schwebke JR,Yu KF,Goldenberg RL,Klebanoff MAJ Nutr2007 Sep
Adolescent bullying involvement and perceived family, peer and school relations: commonalities and differences across race/ethnicity.Spriggs AL,Iannotti RJ,Nansel TR,Haynie DLJ Adolesc Health2007 Sep
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