Center for Family and Demographic Research
Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1998
Professor Musher-Eizenman's research focuses on short-term change in variables that are typically thought of as stable and investigates how meaningful patterns of change may be found and related to outcomes of interest. She has studied the variability in week-to-week perceived environmental control with an elderly sample and showed that those whose weeks varied less had higher chances of survival over a 5-year period. Her current work addresses short-term change in variables related to child and adolescent adjustment. An ongoing project addresses children's weekly attitudes while enrolled in a school-based substance use prevention program to examine whether rapid or slower, cumulative change in attitudes are predictors of healthy behaviors. She applies methods such as dynamic factor analysis and latent growth curve modeling.
Burmeister, J., Kiefner, A., Carels, R., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (Forthcoming). Weight Bias in Graduate School Admissions. Obesity.
Storfer-Isser, A., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (Forthcoming). Measuring Parent Time Scarcity and Fatigue as Barriers to Meal Planning and Preparation: Quantitative Scale Development. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.
D’automne, C., Isnard, P. & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (2012). Conduites alimentaires et symptômes émotionnels dans l'obésité infantile : étude exploratoire transversale à partir d'auto-questionnaires chez 63 enfants et adolescents. Archives de Pédiatrie, 19, 803 – 810.
Koball, A. M., Meers, M. R., Storfer-Isser, A., Domoff, S. E., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (2012). Eating when Bored: Revision of the Emotional Eating Scale with a Focus on Boredom, Health Psychology, 31, 521-524.
Meers, M. R., Koball, A. M., Oehlhof, M. W., Laurene, K. R., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (2011). Assessing anti-fat bias in preschoolers: A comparison of a computer generated line-drawn figure array and photographic figure array. Body Image, 8, 293-296.
Musher-Eizenman, D. R., Oehlhof, M. W., Young, K. M., Hauser, J., Galliger, C., Sommer, A. (2011). Emerald Dragon Bites vs. Veggie Beans: Fun food names increase children’s consumption of novel healthy foods. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 9, 191-195.
Isnard, P., Quantin, L., Cortese, S., Falissard, B, Musher-Eizenman, D., Guedeney, A., Frelut, M.L., Mouren, M.C. (2010). Bulimic behaviours and psychopathology in obese adolescents and in their parents. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 5, 474 – 482.
Musher-Eizenman, D.R., Young, K.M., & Laurene, K. (2010). Children's sensitivity to external food cues: How distance to serving bowl influences children's consumption. Health Education and Behavior, 37, 186-192.
Holub, S.C., & Musher-Eizenman, D.R. (2010). Examining preschoolers’ nutrition knowledge using a meal creation and food group classification task: Age and gender differences. Early Child Development and Car, 180, 787-798e.
Kelley, C.C., Neufeld, J.M., & Musher-Eizenman, D.R. (2010). Drive for thinness and drive for muscularity: Opposite ends of the continuum or separate constructs? Body Image, 7 (1), 74-77.
Carels, R. A., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (2010). Individual Differences and Weight Bias: Do People with an Anti-Fat Bias have a Pro-Thin Bias? Body Image. Available online ISSN 1740-1445, DOI:10.1016/j.bodyim.2009.11.005.
Musher-Eizenman, D.R., de Lauzon-Guillain, B., Holub, S., Leporc, E., & Charles, M.A. (2009). Child and parent characteristics related to parental feeding practices: A cross-cultural examination in the US and France. Appetite, 52, 89-95.
Musher-Eizenman, D.R., & Carels, R.A. (2009). The impact of target weight and gender on perceptions of likeability, personality attributes, and functional impairment. Obesity Facts, 2, 311-317
Wagner, M., Musher-Eizenman, D. R. & Neufeld, J. (2009). Self-objectification and ideal body shape for men and women. Body Image, 6, 308 – 310.
de Lauzon-Guillain, B., Romon, M., Musher-Eizenman, D., Heude, B., Basdevant, A., Charles, M.A. (2009). Cognitive restraint, uncontrolled eating and emotional eating: Correlations between parent and adolescent. Maternal & Child Nutrition, 5(2), 171-178.
de Lauzon-Guillain, B., Musher-Eizenman, D., Leporc, E., Holub, S., & Charles, M.A. (2009). Parental feeding practices in the United States and in France: Relationships with child’s characteristics and parent’s eating behavior. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 109(6), 1064-1069.