Dara R. Musher-Eizenman


Position: Professor of Psychology
Phone: 419-372-2948
Email: mushere@bgsu.edu

Curriculum Vitae    

Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1998

CFDR Primary Research Area: Social Relationships and Well-Being

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.

Recent Publications:

Hoffman, D. Marx, J. M., Kiefner-Burmeister, A., E., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (Forthcoming). Influence of maternal feeding goals and practices on children's eating behaviors. Appetite.

Kiefner, A. E., Hoffmann, D. A., Meers, M.R., Koball, A.M., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (Forthcoming). Food consumption by young children: A function of parental feeding attitudes and habits. Appetite.

Domoff , S. E., Meers, M. R., Koball, A. M., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (Forthcoming). The validity of the Dutch eating behavior questionnaire: Some critical remarks. Eating and Weight Disorders.

Burmeister, J. M., Holt, S., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (2016). Active versus inactive portrayals of children with obesity. Stigma and Health, 1(2), 101-108. doi: 10.1037/sah0000016

Kiefner-Burmeister, A., Holt, S., Hoffman, D., Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (2016). Implementation of parental feeding practices: Does parenting style matter? Public Health Nutrition, 1-5.

Marx, J., Hoffman, D., Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (2016). Meals and snacks: Children's characterizations of food and eating cues. Appetite, 97, 1-7.

Musher-Eizenman, D. R., Marx, J., & Taylor, M. B. (2015). It's always snack time: An investigation of event scripts in the preschool mind. Appetite, 85, 66-69. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2014.11.013. PMCID: PMC436263

Domoff, S. E., Kiefner, A .M., Hoffman, D. A., & Musher-Eizenman, D .R. (2015). Maternal feeding goals and restaurant menu choices for young children. Childhood Obesity, 11(4), 484-488. doi:10.1089/chi.2015.0014

Meers, M. R., Domoff, S. E., LeRoy, M, Holt, S., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (2015). Changing parental perceptions of healthy feeding practices: A social consensus intervention. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity.

Vaughn, A., Ward, D., Fisher, J., Faith, M., Hughes, S., Kremers, S., Musher-Eizenman, D., O'Connor, T., Patrick, H., & Power, T. (2016). Fundamental constructs in food parenting practices: A conceptual model to guide future research. Nutrition Reviews. doi: 10.1093/nutrit/nuv061

Musher-Eizenman, D. R., & Kiefner, A. (2013). Food parenting: A selective review of current measurement and an empirical examination to inform future measurement. Childhood Obesity, 9(s1), S-32-S-39. doi:10.1089/chi.2013.0030

Burmeister, J., Kiefner, A., Carels, R., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (2013). Weight bias in graduate school admissions. Obesity, 21, 918-920. doi: 10.1002/oby.20171

Storfer-Isser, A., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (2013). Measuring parent time scarcity and fatigue as barriers to meal planning and preparation: quantitative scale development. Journal of Nutrition Education ond Behavior, 45, 176-182. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2012.08.007

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 Image8, 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.