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Marilyn Stern, PhD



    • Health Outcomes & Behavior Program

Education & Training


  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Fellowship - Health Psychology

  • Stern M, Gray HL, Ruble K, Lozano SS, Albizu-Jacob A, Williams JM, Godder K, Fuemmeler B, Mazzeo S. A cluster-randomized control trial targeting parents of pediatric cancer survivors with obesity: Rationale and study protocol of NOURISH-T. Contemp Clin Trials. 2021 Mar.102:106296. Pubmedid: 33515782. Pmcid: PMC8009853.
  • Stern M, Redwine L, Lozano SS, Rancourt D, Rodriguez C, Gray HL, Lock S, Bailey R. Design and rationale for ADAPT+: Optimizing an intervention to promote healthy behaviors in rural, Latino youth with obesity and their parents, using mindfulness strategies. Contemp Clin Trials. 2021 Feb.101:106243. Pubmedid: 33307226. Pmcid: PMC7954907.
  • Stern M, Soca Lozano S, Lescano C, Rodriguez C, Redwine L. Developing Adaptando Dieta Y Acción Para Todos (ADAPT): An Intervention to Improve Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Among Latino Parents and Children Living in Rural Communities. J Immigr Minor Health. 2020 Jun.23(1):88-94. Pubmedid: 32533505.
  • Moxthe LC, Sauls R, Ruiz M, Stern M, Gonzalvo J, Gray HL. Effects of Bariatric Surgeries on Male and Female Fertility: A Systematic Review. J Reprod Infertil. 2020 Apr.21(2):71-86. Pubmedid: 32500010. Pmcid: PMC7253939.
  • Bean MK, Ingersoll KS, Powell P, Stern M, Evans RK, Wickham EP, Mazzeo SE. Response to Vorland et al's Letter to the Editor about "Impact of motivational interviewing on outcomes of an adolescent obesity treatment: Results from the MI Values randomized controlled pilot trial". Clin Obes. 2019 Oct.9(5):e12333. Pubmedid: 31397052.
  • Cain MA, Brumley J, Louis-Jacques A, Drerup M, Stern M, Louis JM. A Pilot Study of a Sleep Intervention Delivered through Group Prenatal Care to Overweight and Obese Women. Behav Sleep Med. 2019 May.18(4):477-487. Pubmedid: 31130005.
  • Gray HL, Buro AW, Barrera Ikan J, Wang W, Stern M. School-level factors associated with obesity: A systematic review of longitudinal studies. Obes Rev. 2019 Jul.20(7):1016-1032. Pubmedid: 31013544.
  • LaRosa KN, Stern M, Lynn C, Hudson J, Reed DR, Donovan KA, Quinn GP. Provider perceptions' of a patient navigator for adolescents and young adults with cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2019 Feb.27(11):4091-4098. Pubmedid: 30778757. Pmcid: PMC6698436.
  • Mazzeo SE, Burnette CB, Stern M, Thornton LM, Bulik CM, Evans RK, Gow RW. Recruitment and retention of families interested in a parent-based pediatric obesity intervention. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2019 Dec.16:100467. Pubmedid: 31701041. Pmcid: PMC6831663.
  • Stern M, Bleck J, Ewing LJ, Davila E, Lynn C, Hale G, Mazzeo S. NOURISH-T: Targeting caregivers to improve health behaviors in pediatric cancer survivors with obesity. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 May.65(5):e26941. Pubmedid: 29350459. Pmcid: PMC5867222.
  • Lydecker JA, Simpson C, Kwitowski M, Gow RW, Stern M, Bulik CM, Mazzeo SE. Evaluation of Parent-Reported Feeding Practices in a Racially Diverse, Treatment-Seeking Child Overweight/Obesity Sample. Child Health Care. 2017 Sep.46(3):265-281. Pubmedid: 28959085. Pmcid: PMC5612484.
  • LaRosa KN, Stern M, Bleck J, Lynn C, Hudson J, Reed DR, Quinn GP, Donovan KA. Adolescent and Young Adult Patients with Cancer: Perceptions of Care. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2017 Dec.6(4):512-518. Pubmedid: 28537818. Pmcid: PMC5725627.
  • Reed DR, Oshrine B, Pratt C, Fridgen O, Elstner C, Wilson L, Soliman H, Lee MC, McLeod HL, Shah B, Donovan KA, Pabbathi S, Turney M, Binitie O, Healy C, Nieder M, Shaw PH, Galligan A, Letson GD, Stern M, Quinn GP, Davies S. Sink or Collaborate: How the Immersive Model Has Helped Address Typical Adolescent and Young Adult Barriers at a Single Institution and Kept the Adolescent and Young Adult Program Afloat. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2017 Dec.6(4):503-511. Pubmedid: 28777007. Pmcid: PMC5725631.
  • Foster RH, Brouwer AM, Dillon R, Bitsko MJ, Godder K, Stern M. "Cancer was a speed bump in my path to enlightenment:" A qualitative analysis of situational coping experiences among young adult survivors of childhood cancer. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2017 Aug.35(4):377-392. Pubmedid: 28332951.
  • Stern M, Bachar E, Ronen Ackerman E, Rancourt D, Bonne O, Weintraub M. Weight Trajectories of Israeli Pediatric Cancer Survivors. J Pediatr Psychol. 2017 06.42(5):588-597. Pubmedid: 28130395.
  • Brumley J, Cain MA, Stern M, Louis JM. Gestational Weight Gain and Breastfeeding Outcomes in Group Prenatal Care. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2016 09.61(5):557-562. Pubmedid: 27428789.
  • Stern M, Ewing L, Davila E, Thompson AL, Hale G, Mazzeo S. Design and rationale for NOURISH-T: a randomized control trial targeting parents of overweight children off cancer treatment. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Mar.41:227-237. Pubmedid: 25559916. Pmcid: PMC8077729.
  • Browning MG, Bean MK, Wickham EP, Stern M, Evans RK. Cardiometabolic and Fitness Improvements in Obese Girls Who Either Gained or Lost Weight during Treatment. J Pediatr. 2015 Jun.166(6):1364-1369. Pubmedid: 25890676. Pmcid: PMC4446179.
  • Ning Y, Yang S, Evans RK, Stern M, Sun S, Francis GL, Wickham EP. Changes in body anthropometry and composition in obese adolescents in a lifestyle intervention program. Eur J Nutr. 2014 Jun.53(4):1093-1102. Pubmedid: 24212451.
  • Slosky LE, Stern M, Burke NL, Siminoff LA. Decision Making in the PICU: An Examination of Factors Influencing Participation Decisions in Phase III Randomized Clinical Trials. Int J Pediatr. 2014 Aug.2014:676023. Pubmedid: 25161672. Pmcid: PMC4138893.
  • Foster RH, Russell CC, Dillon R, Bitsko MJ, Godder K, Stern M. Relations among optimism, perceived health vulnerability, and academic, self-regulatory, and social self-efficacy in adolescent survivors of childhood cancer. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2014.32(2):207-223. Pubmedid: 24364903.
  • Bean MK, Mazzeo SE, Stern M, Bowen D, Ingersoll K. A values-based Motivational Interviewing (MI) intervention for pediatric obesity: study design and methods for MI Values. Contemp Clin Trials. 2011 Sep.32(5):667-674. Pubmedid: 21554994. Pmcid: PMC3148306.
  • Porter JS, Bean MK, Gerke CK, Stern M. Psychosocial factors and perspectives on weight gain and barriers to weight loss among adolescents enrolled in obesity treatment. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2010 Jun.17(2):98-102. Pubmedid: 20119710.
  • Foster RH, Kozachek S, Stern M, Elsea SH. Caring for the caregivers: an investigation of factors related to well-being among parents caring for a child with Smith-Magenis syndrome. J Genet Couns. 2010 Apr.19(2):187-198. Pubmedid: 20151318.
  • Bitsko MJ, Stern M, Dillon R, Russell EC, Laver J. Happiness and time perspective as potential mediators of quality of life and depression in adolescent cancer. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2008 Mar.50(3):613-619. Pubmedid: 17879282.
  • Stern M, Mazzeo SE, Gerke CK, Porter JS, Bean MK, Laver JH. Gender, ethnicity, psychosocial factors, and quality of life among severely overweight, treatment-seeking adolescents. J Pediatr Psychol. 2007 Mar.32(1):90-94. Pubmedid: 16818482.
  • Zak-Place J, Stern M. Health belief factors and dispositional optimism as predictors of STD and HIV preventive behavior. J Am Coll Health. 2004 Mar.52(5):229-236. Pubmedid: 15029945.