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Nansel, Tonja Renae

Formal Title:

Senior Investigator

Phone:

301-435-6937

Email:

nanselt@mail.nih.gov

Address:

6100 EXECUTIVE BLVD Room 7B13R, MSC 7510
Bethesda Md 20892-7510
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Rockville Md 20852

Biosketch:

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. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23102173

Nansel TR, Iannotti RJ, Liu A. Clinic-integrated behavioral intervention for families of youth with type 1 diabetes: RCT.  Pediatrics 2012; 129: e866-e873. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22392172

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. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19208916

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. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2367100/

Publications (PubMed):

Disordered eating behaviors are associated with poorer diet quality in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
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.
Promoting Correct Car Seat Use in Parents of Young Children: Challenges, Recommendations, and Implications for Health Communication.
Development and validation of the type 1 diabetes nutrition knowledge survey.
Safe n' sound: an evidence-based tool to prioritize injury messages for pediatric health care.
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).
Clinic-integrated behavioral intervention for families of youth with type 1 diabetes: randomized clinical trial.
Parenting goals: predictors of parent involvement in disease management of children with type 1 diabetes.
Food sold in school vending machines is associated with overall student dietary intake.
Preventing unintentional pediatric injuries: a tailored intervention for parents and providers.
Perceived benefits, barriers, and strategies of family meals among children with type 1 diabetes mellitus and their parents: focus-group findings.
Healthy eating practices: perceptions, facilitators, and barriers among youth with diabetes.
Diabetes personal trainer outcomes: short-term and 1-year outcomes of a diabetes personal trainer intervention among youth with type 1 diabetes.
Identification of distinct self-management styles of adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
High and low glycemic index mixed meals and blood glucose in youth with type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance.
Emphasis on carbohydrates may negatively influence dietary patterns in youth with type 1 diabetes.
Association of school performance indicators with implementation of the healthy kids, smart kids programme: case study.
Whole grain and legume acceptability among youths with type 1 diabetes.
Assessing regimen adherence of adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
Generic and diabetes-specific parent-child behaviors and quality of life among youth with type 1 diabetes.
Are children with type 1 diabetes consuming a healthful diet?: a review of the current evidence and strategies for dietary change.
Long-term maintenance of treatment outcomes: diabetes personal trainer intervention for youth with type 1 diabetes.
The effect of a low-glycemic diet vs a standard diet on blood glucose levels and macronutrient intake in children with type 1 diabetes.
Collaborative involvement of primary and secondary caregivers: associations with youths' diabetes outcomes.
A multisite trial of a clinic-integrated intervention for promoting family management of pediatric type 1 diabetes: feasibility and design.
Assessment of an illness-specific dimension of self-esteem in youths with type 1 diabetes.
Development and validation of the collaborative parent involvement scale for youths with type 1 diabetes.
Dietary behaviors predict glycemic control in youth with type 1 diabetes.
Translation of an evidence-based tailored childhood injury prevention program.
Sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values of pediatric metabolic syndrome components in relation to adult metabolic syndrome: the Princeton LRC follow-up study.
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.
Acceptability of lower glycemic index foods in the diabetes camp setting.
Self-efficacy, outcome expectations, and diabetes self-management in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
Bacterial vaginosis is associated with variation in dietary indices.
Cyber and traditional bullying: differential association with depression.
Fundamental misunderstanding of the relation between energy density (kcal/g) and energy cost ($/kcal).
Bacterial vaginosis assessed by gram stain and diminished colonization resistance to incident gonococcal, chlamydial, and trichomonal genital infection.
Efficacy and tolerability of CDB-2914 treatment for symptomatic uterine fibroids: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase IIb study.
Association between periodontal disease, bacterial vaginosis, and sexual risk behaviours.
Co-occurrence of victimization from five subtypes of bullying: physical, verbal, social exclusion, spreading rumors, and cyber.
Race of male sex partners and occurrence of bacterial vaginosis.
Personal hygienic behaviors and bacterial vaginosis.
School bullying among adolescents in the United States: physical, verbal, relational, and cyber.
Breakfast consumption and its socio-demographic and lifestyle correlates in schoolchildren in 41 countries participating in the HBSC study.
Body weight dissatisfaction and communication with parents among adolescents in 24 countries: international cross-sectional survey.
A longitudinal study of vaginal douching and bacterial vaginosis--a marginal structural modeling analysis.
Longitudinal association between hormonal contraceptives and bacterial vaginosis in women of reproductive age.
Why do women douche? A longitudinal study with two analytic approaches.
Dietary intake of selected nutrients affects bacterial vaginosis in women.
Adolescent bullying involvement and perceived family, peer and school relations: commonalities and differences across race/ethnicity.
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