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Dr. Cristina S. Barroso

Cristina S. Barroso, DrPH

Associate Professor


Dr. Cristina S. Barroso, DrPH received her doctoral and MPH degrees from the University of Texas with a concentration in health promotion and behavioral sciences. Her main area of research is child and adolescent health disparities. She is particularly interested in topics concerning childhood obesity, healthy eating, active living, and body image.

Curriculum Vitae


Barroso CS, Roncancio A, Moramarco MW, Hinojosa MB*, Davila YR, Mendias E, Reifsnider E. Food security, maternal feeding practices and child weight-for-length. Applied Nursing Research. (in press) doi:

Pannabecker V, Barroso CS, Lehmann J. The flipped classroom: student driven library research sessions for nutrition education. Internet Reference Services Quarterly. 2014; 19: 139-162.

Brito E§, Patrick DL, Konopken YP, Keller CS, Barroso CS, Shaibi GQ. Effects of a diabetes prevention programme on weight-specific quality of life in Latino Youth. Pediatric Obesity. 2014; 9(5):e108-e111. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.240.

Bertmann FM*, Barroso C, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Hampl JS, 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(35): S53-S58.

Barroso CS, Rodriguez D§, Camacho P§. Saturday morning television advertisements aired on English and Spanish language networks along the Texas-Mexico border. Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk. 2011; 2(2): article 17.7

Barroso C.S., Peters R.J., Johnson R.J., Kelder S.H., Jefferson T. Beliefs and perceived norms concerning body image in African-American and Latino Teenagers. Journal of Health Psychology. 2010; 15(6):858-870. Epub 2010 May 7.

Barroso C.S., Kelder S.H., Springer A., Smith C., Ranjit N., Ledingham C., Hoelscher D.M. Senate Bill 42: implementation and impact on physical activity in middle schools. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2009; 45(3)Suppl:S82-S90.

Dr. Cristina S. Barroso

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