Ruby A Natale

Associate Professor of Clinical

  • 324 Citations
19992020

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Research Output

  • 324 Citations
  • 27 Article
  • 2 Review article
2020

Barriers and facilitators to obesity prevention dissemination and implementation efforts in the childcare centre setting from the provider perspective

Lebron, C. N., Ofori, A., Sardinas, K., Luaces, M., Natale, R. & Messiah, S. E., May 1 2020, In : Child: Care, Health and Development. 46, 3, p. 352-359 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Comparison of Early Life Obesity-Related Risk and Protective Factors in Non-Hispanic Black Subgroups

Messiah, S., Atem, F., Lebron, C., Ofori, A., Mathew, M. S., Chang, C. & Natale, R. A., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Maternal and Child Health Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Determinants of accurate visual perception of child anthropometric phenotype among ethnically diverse preschool parents in the United States

Messiah, S. E., Weerakoon, S., Atem, F., Schulte, M., Lebron, C., Kambali, S., Mathew, M. S., Chang, C. & Natale, R. A., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Health and Social Care in the Community.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Utilizing the RE-AIM framework to determine effectiveness of a preschool intervention program on social-emotional outcomes

Natale, R. A., Kolomeyer, E., Robleto, A., Jaffery, Z. & Spector, R., Apr 2020, In : Evaluation and Program Planning. 79, 101773.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2019

Using Telehealth to Implement Intervention Services with Young Children

Natale, R., Pena, K., Blanco, A., Kolomeyer, E., D’amico, J. & Guzman, E., Jul 2019, In : International Journal of Information and Education Technology. 9, 7, p. 488-492 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2018

Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social–Emotional as a Teacher-Report Measure

Pooch, A., Natale, R. A. & Hidalgo, T., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Early Intervention.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

State-Mandated Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Screen Time Policies in Child Care Centers

Chang-Martinez, C., Ahmed, N. U., Natale, R. A. & Messiah, S., May 1 2018, In : Health Promotion Practice. 19, 3, p. 411-417 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations
2 Scopus citations
2017

Healthy caregivers-healthy children (HC2) phase 2: Integrating culturally sensitive childhood obesity prevention strategies into childcare center policies

Messiah, S., Lebron, C., Moises, R., Sunil Mathew, M., Sardinas, K., Chang, C., Palenzuela, J., Walsh, J., Shelnutt, K. P., Spector, R., Altare, F. & Natale, R. A., Feb 1 2017, In : Contemporary Clinical Trials. 53, p. 60-67 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations

Obesity Prevention Program in Childcare Centers: Two-Year Follow-Up

Natale, R. A., Messiah, S., Asfour, L. S., Uhlhorn, S. B., Englebert, N. E. & Arheart, K., Nov 1 2017, In : American Journal of Health Promotion. 31, 6, p. 502-510 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

Parents’ Experiences Navigating Intervention Systems for Young Children With Mild Language Delays

Marshall, J., Adelman, A., Kesten, S. M., Natale, R. A. & Elbaum, B., Sep 1 2017, In : Journal of Early Intervention. 39, 3, p. 180-198 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations

Promoting Healthy Weight Among Children With Developmental Delays

Natale, R. A., Camejo, S. T., Asfour, L., Uhlhorn, S. B., Delamater, A. M. & Messiah, S., Mar 1 2017, In : Journal of Early Intervention. 39, 1, p. 51-65 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations
2016

Communities Putting Prevention to Work: Results of an Obesity Prevention Initiative in Child Care Facilities

Natale, R. A., Camejo, S. & Sanders, L. M., Jul 2 2016, In : Journal of Research in Childhood Education. 30, 3, p. 306-319 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations
2015

Caregiver’s Country of Birth Is a Significant Determinant of Accurate Perception of Preschool-Age Children’s Weight

Natale, R. A., Uhlhorn, S. B., Lopez-Mitnik, G., Camejo, S., Englebert, N., Delamater, A. M. & Messiah, S., 2015, In : Health Education and Behavior. 43, 2, p. 191-200 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Cost analysis of a childcare center-based intervention to prevent obesity in the preschool years

McCollister, K., Tolbert, D. V., Mishra, S., Natale, R. A., Uhlhorn, S. & Messiah, S., 2015, In : Journal of Comprehensive Pediatrics. 6, 2, e25845.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Ethnicity, Household Food Security, and Nutrition and Activity Patterns in Families With Preschool Children

Asfour, L., Natale, R. A., Uhlhorn, S., Arheart, K., Haney, K. & Messiah, S., Nov 1 2015, In : Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 47, 6, p. 498-505.e1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations

Relationship Between Parent Demographic Characteristics, Perinatal and Early Childhood Behaviors, and Body Mass Index Among Preschool-Age Children

Messiah, S. E., Asfour, L., Arheart, K. L., Selem, S. M., Uhlhorn, S. B. & Natale, R., Mar 22 2015, In : Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 17, 2, p. 414-421 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations
2014

Effect of a Child Care Center-Based Obesity Prevention Program on Body Mass Index and Nutrition Practices Among Preschool-Aged Children

Natale, R. A., Lopez-Mitnik, G., Uhlhorn, S. B., Asfour, L. & Messiah, S. E., Sep 2014, In : Health promotion practice. 15, 5, p. 695-705 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

44 Scopus citations

Nutrition and Physical Activity Practices in Childcare Centers Versus Family Childcare Homes

Natale, R., Page, M. A. & Sanders, L., Sep 2014, In : Early Childhood Education Journal. 42, 5, p. 327-334 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations

Obesity Is Significantly Associated With Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in 2- to 9-Year-Olds

Messiah, S. E., Vidot, D. C., Gurnurkar, S., Alhezayen, R., Natale, R. A. & Arheart, K. L., Dec 1 2014, In : Journal of Clinical Hypertension. 16, 12, p. 889-894 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations
66 Scopus citations
2013

Design and methods for evaluating an early childhood obesity prevention program in the childcare center setting

Natale, R., Scott, S. H., Messiah, S. E., Schrack, M. M., Uhlhorn, S. B. & Delamater, A., Feb 25 2013, In : BMC public health. 13, 1, 78.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

33 Scopus citations
2012

BMI, waist circumference, and selected cardiovascular disease risk factors among preschool-age children

Messiah, S. E., Arheart, K. L., Natale, R. A., Hlaing, W. M., Lipshultz, S. E. & Miller, T. L., Sep 1 2012, In : Obesity. 20, 9, p. 1942-1949 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

38 Scopus citations

Cherish the family: A program model of strengths and attachment in reunifying substance-abusing mothers with their children

Natale, R., Scott, S. H., Camejo, S. T., Hernandez, M. & Sellas-Lamberty, O., Jan 1 2012, In : Child welfare. 91, 5, p. 73-95 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations
2009

Risks and benefits of pacifiers

Sexton, S. & Natale, R., Apr 15 2009, In : American Family Physician. 79, 8, p. 681-685 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

40 Scopus citations
2008

The immigration and health paradox: Obesity in multiethnic young children

Natale, R., Messiah, S. E., Barth, J., Lopez-Mitnik, G., Sanders, L. & Noya, M., Jan 1 2008, In : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. 3, 4, p. 17-27 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations
2002

Psychiatric and medical co-morbidity in mitral valve prolapse

Gonzalez, E. A., Pimental, C., Natale, R. A., Toll, B. A., Soffer, A. & Gralnik, L., Jan 1 2002, In : Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine. 19, 1, p. 16-20 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

3 Scopus citations
2001

Neuropsychological evaluation of higher functioning homeless persons: A comparison of an abbreviated test battery to the mini-mental state exam

Gonzalez, E. A., Dieter, J. N. I., Natale, R. A. & Tanner, S. L., Mar 28 2001, In : Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 189, 3, p. 176-181 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations
1999

The narcissistic injury and psychopathology of migration: The case of a Nicaraguan man

Gonzalez, E. A., Natale, R. A., Pimentel, C. & Lane, R. C., Jan 1 1999, In : Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy. 29, 3, p. 185-194 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations