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Sofiya Alhassan PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
DepartmentSchool of Public Health and Health Sciences
Address150 Totman Phys Ed Building
Amherst, MA 01003
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    1. Jiang Q, Risica PM, Tovar A, Stowers KC, Schwartz MB, Lombardi C, Alhassan S, Gans KM. Effect of Applying Best Practices for Physical Activity and Screen Time to Family Childcare Homes. Prev Chronic Dis. 2023 Jul 13; 20:E60. PMID: 37441753.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. St Laurent CW, Burkart S, Alhassan S. Feasibility, Acceptability, and Preliminary Efficacy of a Recess-Based Fitness Intervention in Elementary School Children. Int J Exerc Sci. 2019; 12(4):1225-1243. PMID: 31839852.
    3. Alhassan S, St Laurent CW, Burkart S, Greever CJ, Ahmadi MN. Feasibility of Integrating Physical Activity Into Early Education Learning Standards on Preschooler's Physical Activity Levels. J Phys Act Health. 2019 02 01; 16(2):101-107. PMID: 30626270.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Barr-Anderson DJ, Adams-Wynn AW, Orekoya O, Alhassan S. Socio-Cultural and Environmental Factors that Influence Weight-Related Behaviors: Focus Group Results from African-American Girls and Their Mothers. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 06 28; 15(7). PMID: 29958384.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Alhassan S, Nwaokelemeh O, Greever CJ, Burkart S, Ahmadi M, St Laurent CW, Barr-Anderson DJ. Effect of a culturally-tailored mother-daughter physical activity intervention on pre-adolescent African-American girls' physical activity levels. Prev Med Rep. 2018 Sep; 11:7-14. PMID: 30065909.
    6. Burkart S, Roberts J, Davidson MC, Alhassan S. Behavioral Effects of a Locomotor-Based Physical Activity Intervention in Preschoolers. J Phys Act Health. 2018 01 01; 15(1):46-52. PMID: 28771088.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Burkart S, St Laurent CW, Alhassan S. Process evaluation of a culturally-tailored physical activity intervention in African-American mother-daughter dyads. Prev Med Rep. 2017 Dec; 8:88-92. PMID: 28879073.
    8. Alhassan S, Sirard JR, Kurdziel LBF, Merrigan S, Greever C, Spencer RMC. Cross-Validation of Two Accelerometers for Assessment of Physical Activity and Sedentary Time in Preschool Children. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2017 05; 29(2):268-277. PMID: 28290759.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Greever CJ, Ahmadi M, Sirard J, Alhassan S. Associations among physical activity, screen time, and sleep in low socioeconomic status urban girls. Prev Med Rep. 2017 Mar; 5:275-278. PMID: 28180055.
    10. Young DR, Hivert MF, Alhassan S, Camhi SM, Ferguson JF, Katzmarzyk PT, Lewis CE, Owen N, Perry CK, Siddique J, Yong CM. Sedentary Behavior and Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality: A Science Advisory From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2016 09 27; 134(13):e262-79. PMID: 27528691.
      Citations: 253     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Alhassan S, Nwaokelemeh O, Mendoza A, Shitole S, Puleo E, Pfeiffer KA, Whitt-Glover MC. Feasibility and Effects of Short Activity Breaks for Increasing Preschool-Age Children's Physical Activity Levels. J Sch Health. 2016 07; 86(7):526-33. PMID: 27246677.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Sasaki JE, Howe C, John D, Hickey A, Steeves J, Conger S, Lyden K, Kozey-Keadle S, Burkart S, Alhassan S, Bassett D, Freedson PS. Energy Expenditure for 70 Activities in Children and Adolescents. J Phys Act Health. 2016 06; 13(6 Suppl 1):S24-8. PMID: 27392373.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Greever CJ, Sirard J, Alhassan S. Objective Analysis of Preschoolers' Physical Activity Patterns During Free Playtime. J Phys Act Health. 2015 Sep; 12(9):1253-8. PMID: 25966497.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Alhassan S, Whitt-Glover MC. Intervention fidelity in a teacher-led program to promote physical activity in preschool-age children. Prev Med. 2014 Dec; 69 Suppl 1:S34-6. PMID: 25066019.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Alhassan S, Greever C, Nwaokelemeh O, Mendoza A, Barr-Anderson DJ. Facilitators, barriers, and components of a culturally tailored afterschool physical activity program in preadolescent African American girls and their mothers. Ethn Dis. 2014; 24(1):8-13. PMID: 24620442.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Alhassan S, Lyden K, Howe C, Kozey Keadle S, Nwaokelemeh O, Freedson PS. Accuracy of accelerometer regression models in predicting energy expenditure and METs in children and youth. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2012 Nov; 24(4):519-36. PMID: 23196761.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Alhassan S, Nwaokelemeh O, Ghazarian M, Roberts J, Mendoza A, Shitole S. Effects of locomotor skill program on minority preschoolers' physical activity levels. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2012 Aug; 24(3):435-49. PMID: 22971559.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Alhassan S, Nwaokelemeh O, Mendoza A, Shitole S, Whitt-Glover MC, Yancey AK. Design and baseline characteristics of the Short bouTs of Exercise for Preschoolers (STEP) study. BMC Public Health. 2012 Aug 01; 12:582. PMID: 22853642.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Lyden K, Keadle SK, Staudenmayer J, Freedson P, Alhassan S. Energy cost of common activities in children and adolescents. J Phys Act Health. 2013 Jan; 10(1):62-9. PMID: 22398418.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Robinson TN, Matheson DM, Kraemer HC, Wilson DM, Obarzanek E, Thompson NS, Alhassan S, Spencer TR, Haydel KF, Fujimoto M, Varady A, Killen JD. A randomized controlled trial of culturally tailored dance and reducing screen time to prevent weight gain in low-income African American girls: Stanford GEMS. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Nov; 164(11):995-1004. PMID: 21041592.
      Citations: 72     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Alhassan S, Robinson TN. Defining accelerometer thresholds for physical activity in girls using ROC analysis. J Phys Act Health. 2010 Jan; 7(1):45-53. PMID: 20231754.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    22. Sirard JR, Alhassan S, Spencer TR, Robinson TN. Changes in physical activity from walking to school. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2008 Sep-Oct; 40(5):324-6. PMID: 18725153.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Santo AS, Cunningham AM, Alhassan S, Browne RW, Burton H, Leddy JJ, Grandjean PW, Horvath SM, Horvath PJ. NMR analysis of lipoprotein particle size does not increase sensitivity to the effect of soy protein on CVD risk when compared with the traditional lipid profile. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2008 Jun; 33(3):489-500. PMID: 18461102.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Alhassan S, Kim S, Bersamin A, King AC, Gardner CD. Dietary adherence and weight loss success among overweight women: results from the A TO Z weight loss study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2008 Jun; 32(6):985-91. PMID: 18268511.
      Citations: 76     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Alhassan S, Kiazand A, Balise RR, King AC, Reaven GM, Gardner CD. Metabolic syndrome: do clinical criteria identify similar individuals among overweight premenopausal women? Metabolism. 2008 Jan; 57(1):49-56. PMID: 18078858.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Alhassan S, Robinson TN. Objectively measured physical activity and cardiovascular disease risk factors in African American girls. Ethn Dis. 2008; 18(4):421-6. PMID: 19157245.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Alhassan S, Sirard JR, Spencer TR, Varady A, Robinson TN. Estimating physical activity from incomplete accelerometer data in field studies. J Phys Act Health. 2008; 5 Suppl 1:S112-25. PMID: 18364516.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Plaisance EP, Taylor JK, Alhassan S, Abebe A, Mestek ML, Grandjean PW. Cardiovascular fitness and vascular inflammatory markers after acute aerobic exercise. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2007 Apr; 17(2):152-62. PMID: 17507740.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Gardner CD, Kiazand A, Alhassan S, Kim S, Stafford RS, Balise RR, Kraemer HC, King AC. Comparison of the Atkins, Zone, Ornish, and LEARN diets for change in weight and related risk factors among overweight premenopausal women: the A TO Z Weight Loss Study: a randomized trial. JAMA. 2007 Mar 07; 297(9):969-77. PMID: 17341711.
      Citations: 311     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Alhassan S, Sirard JR, Robinson TN. The effects of increasing outdoor play time on physical activity in Latino preschool children. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2007; 2(3):153-8. PMID: 17852547.
      Citations: 47     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Mestek ML, Garner JC, Plaisance EP, Taylor JK, Alhassan S, Grandjean PW. Blood lipid responses after continuous and accumulated aerobic exercise. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2006 Jun; 16(3):245-54. PMID: 16948481.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Alhassan S, Reese KA, Mahurin J, Plaisance EP, Hilson BD, Garner JC, Wee SO, Grandjean PW. Blood lipid responses to plant stanol ester supplementation and aerobic exercise training. Metabolism. 2006 Apr; 55(4):541-9. PMID: 16546486.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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