Role of environments and policies in influencing consumption behaviors and health outcomes
Determinants of food access among disadvantaged populations
Aassessment of federal nutrition assistance programs and policies
Assessment of food and physical activity environments
Study of nutrition interventions in schools and community settings.
Ohri-Vachaspati P, DeLia D, DeWeese R , Crespo N, Todd M, Yedidia M. The Relative Contribution of Layers of the Social Ecological Model to Childhood Obesity. Public Health Nutrition. In Press
Tang X , Ohri-Vachaspati P, Abbott J, Aggarwal R, Tulloch D, Lloyd K, Yedidia M.Associations between food environment around schools and professionally measured weight status for middle and high school students. Childhood Obesity. In Press
Ohri-Vachaspati P , Isgor Z, Rimkus L, Powell LM, Barker D, Chaoupka F. Child-Directed Marketing Inside and on the Exterior of Fast-Food Restaurants. Am J Prev Med, In Press.
Zenk SN, Powell LM, Rimkus L, Isgor Z, Barker D, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Chaloupka F. Relative and absolute availability of healthier food and beverage alternatives differ across communities in the United States. Am J Public Health, 2014 Sep 11:e1-e9. [Epub ahead of print].
Rimkus L, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Powell LM, Zenk SN, Quinn CM, Barker DC, Pugach O, Resnick EA, Chaloupka FJ. Development and reliability testing of a fast food restaurant observation form. Am J Health Promot, 2014 May 12. [Epub ahead of print] .
Bertmann FM, Barroso C, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Hampl J, Sell K, Wharton CM. WIC cash value voucher (CVV) use in Arizona: A qualitative exploration of barriers and strategies related to fruit and vegetable purchases. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2014;46(3):S53–S58.
Ohri-Vachaspati P . Parental perception of the healthfulness of school meals and its association with student behavior. Appetite. 2013 Dec 4;74C:44-47. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2013.10.024.
Echeverria S, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Yedidia M. The influence of parental nativity, neighborhood disadvantage, and the build environment on physical activity behaviors among Latino youth. J. Immigrant Minority Health, DOI 10.1007/s10903-013-9931-4.
DeWeese R , Yedidia M, Tulloch D, Ohri-Vachaspati P. Associations of neighborhood perceptions with active school commuting in low-income cities. Am J Prev Med. 2013;45(4):393–400.
Ohri-Vachaspati P , Lloyd K, DeLia D, Yedidia M. A closer examination of the relationship between childhood obesity and the food and physical activity environment. Prev Med. 2013; Sep;57(3):162-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.05.009.
Mikkelsen BE, Ohri-Vachaspati P. Hunger, overconsumption and youth: Future directions for research in school-based health nutrition strategies. Public Health Nutr. 2013; 16(6):953-955.
Ohri-Vachaspati P , Turner L, Chaloupka F. Elementary school participation in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Team Nutrition program is associated with more healthful school lunches. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2013;45:733-738.
Rimkus L, Powell LM, Zenk S, , Han E, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Pugach O, Barker D, Resnick E, Quinn C., Myllylluoma J, Chaloupka FJ. Development and reliability testing of a food store observation form. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2013. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2013.02.005. [Epub ahead of print].
Kirkpatrick SI, Reedy J, Kahle LL, Harris JL, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Krebs-Smith SM. Fast food menu offerings vary in dietary quality, but are consistently poor. Public Health Nutr. 2013. 15:1-8
Ohri-Vachaspati,Punam*. (DeWeese) Designing a short-form survey instrument to evaluate the healthfulness of corner stores. USDA-NIFA(9/1/2014 - 8/31/2015).
Ohri-Vachaspati,Punam*. Tracking the impact on children of changes in the food and physical activity environments in five New Jersey cities over five years (ASUF 30005347). ASU FDN(7/15/2012 - 7/14/2017).