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Britni Ryan Belcher, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine
Preventive Medicine
SSB 2001 N Soto St Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 8225


Dunton GF, Dzubur E, Huh J, Belcher BR, Maher JP, O'Connor S, Margolin G. Daily Associations of Stress and Eating in Mother-Child Dyads. Health Educ Behav. 2016 Aug 16. View in: PubMed

Belcher BR, Berrigan D, Papachristopoulou A, Brady SM, Bernstein SB, Brychta RJ, Hattenbach JD, Tigner IL, Courville AB, Drinkard BE, Smith KP, Rosing DR, Wolters PL, Chen KY, Yanovski JA. Effects of Interrupting Children's Sedentary Behaviors With Activity on Metabolic Function: A Randomized Trial. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Oct; 100(10):3735-43. View in: PubMed

O'Reilly GA, Belcher BR, Davis JN, Martinez LT, Huh J, Antunez-Castillo L, Weigensberg M, Goran MI, Spruijt-Metz D. Effects of high-sugar and high-fiber meals on physical activity behaviors in Latino and African American adolescents. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Sep; 23(9):1886-94. View in: PubMed

Belcher BR, Moser RP, Dodd KW, Atienza AA, Ballard-Barbash R, Berrigan D. Self-Reported Versus Accelerometer-Measured Physical Activity and Biomarkers Among NHANES Youth. J Phys Act Health. 2015 May; 12(5):708-16. View in: PubMed

Hsu YW, Chou CP, Belcher BR, Nguyen-Rodriguez ST, Weigensberg MJ, McClain AD, Spruijt-Metz D. Double Jeopardy: Metabolic Syndrome Leads to Increased Sedentary Behavior in Peri-Pubertal Minority Females. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2014 Apr 10. View in: PubMed

Nelson DE, Faupel-Badger J, Phillips S, Belcher B, Chang S, Abrams DB, Kramer BS, White MC, O'Malley M, Varanasi AP, Fabian CJ, Wiest JS, Colditz GA, Hall K, Shields PG, Weitzel JN. Future directions for postdoctoral training in cancer prevention: insights from a panel of experts. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Apr; 23(4):679-83. View in: PubMed

Spruijt-Metz D, Belcher BR, Hsu YW, McClain AD, Chou CP, Nguyen-Rodriguez S, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Temporal relationship between insulin sensitivity and the pubertal decline in physical activity in peripubertal Hispanic and African American females. Diabetes Care. 2013 Nov; 36(11):3739-45. View in: PubMed

Schembre SM, Wen CK, Davis JN, Shen E, Nguyen-Rodriguez ST, Belcher BR, Hsu YW, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI, Spruijt-Metz D. Eating breakfast more frequently is cross-sectionally associated with greater physical activity and lower levels of adiposity in overweight Latina and African American girls. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Aug; 98(2):275-81. View in: PubMed

Spruijt-Metz D, Adar Emken B, Spruijt MR, Richey JM, Berman LJ, Belcher BR, Hsu YW, McClain AD, Lane CJ, Weigensberg MJ. CRP Is Related to Higher Leptin Levels in Minority Peripubertal Females Regardless of Adiposity Levels. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Mar; 20(3):512-6. View in: PubMed

Hsu YW, Belcher BR, Ventura EE, Byrd-Williams CE, Weigensberg MJ, Davis JN, McClain AD, Goran MI, Spruijt-Metz D. Physical activity, sedentary behavior, and the metabolic syndrome in minority youth. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 Dec; 43(12):2307-13. View in: PubMed

Belcher BR, Nguyen-Rodriguez ST, McClain AD, Hsu YW, Unger JB, Spruijt-Metz D. The influence of worries on emotional eating, weight concerns, and body mass index in Latina female youth. J Adolesc Health. 2011 May; 48(5):487-92. View in: PubMed

Hsu YW, Chou CP, Nguyen-Rodriguez ST, McClain AD, Belcher BR, Spruijt-Metz D. Influences of social support, perceived barriers, and negative meanings of physical activity on physical activity in middle school students. J Phys Act Health. 2011 Feb; 8(2):210-9. View in: PubMed

Shahabi A, Bernstein L, Azen SP, McClain AD, Belcher B, Hsu YW, Nguyen-Rodriguez ST, Spruijt-Metz D. Recruitment and retention of African American and Latino preadolescent females into a longitudinal biobehavioral study. Ethn Dis. 2011; 21(1):91-8. View in: PubMed

McClain AD, Hsu YW, Belcher BR, Nguyen-Rodriguez S, Weigensberg M, Spruijt-Metz D. Physical inactivity, but not sedentary behavior or energy intake, is associated with higher fat mass in Latina and African American girls. Ethn Dis. 2011; 21(4):458-61. View in: PubMed

Belcher BR, Berrigan D, Dodd KW, Emken BA, Chou CP, Spruijt-Metz D. Physical activity in US youth: effect of race/ethnicity, age, gender, and weight status. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010 Dec; 42(12):2211-21. View in: PubMed

Byrd-Williams CE, Belcher BR, Spruijt-Metz D, Davis JN, Ventura EE, Kelly L, Berhane K, Azen S, Goran MI. Increased physical activity and reduced adiposity in overweight Hispanic adolescents. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010 Mar; 42(3):478-84. View in: PubMed

Emken BA, Richey J, Belcher B, Hsu YW, Spruijt-Metz D. Objectively measured physical activity is negatively associated with plasma adiponectin levels in minority female youth. Int J Pediatr Endocrinol. 2010; 2010. View in: PubMed

Spruijt-Metz D, Belcher B, Anderson D, Lane CJ, Chou CP, Salter-Venzon D, Davis JN, Hsu YW, Neuhouser ML, Richey JM, McKenzie TL, McClain A, Goran MI, Weigensberg MJ. A high-sugar/low-fiber meal compared with a low-sugar/high-fiber meal leads to higher leptin and physical activity levels in overweight Latina females. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009 Jun; 109(6):1058-63. View in: PubMed

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