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Wilson, K.S., Wiersma, L.D., Rubin, D.A. Quality of life in children with Prader Willi Syndrome: Parent and child reports, Research in Developmental Disabilities, 57, 149-57.

Duran, A.T., Wilson, K.S., Castner, D.M., Tucker, J.M., Rubin, D.A. (2016). Association between physical activity and bone in children with Prader-Willi syndrome, Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, 29(7), 819-26.

Lam, M.Y., Rubin, D.A., Duran, A.T., Chavoya, F.A., White, E., Rose, D.J. (2016). A characterization of movement skills in obese children with and without Prader-Willi Syndrome, Research Quarterly in Exercise and Sport, doi: 10.1080/02701367.2016.1182113.

Castner, D.M., Clark, S.J., Judelson, D.A., Rubin, D.A. (2016). Obesity and Prader-Willi Syndrome affect heart rate recovery from dynamic resistance exercise in youth, Diseases, 4(4), doi: 10.3390/diseases4010004.

Rubin, D.A., Nowak, J., McLaren, E., Patino, M., Castner, D.M., Dumont-Driscoll, M.C. (2015). Nutritional intakes in children with Prader-Willi syndrome and non-congential obesity, Food & Nutrition Research, 59: 29427.

Duran, A.T., Gertz, E., Judelson, D.A., Haqq, A.M., Clark, S.J., Tsang, K.W., Rubin, D.A. (2015). Cytokine responses to acute intermittent aerobic exercise in children with Prader-Willi Syndrome and nonsyndromic obesity, Pediatric Exercise Science, 27, 525-34.

Rubin, D.A., Pham, H.N., Adams, E.S., Tutor, A.R., Hackney, A.C., Coburn, J.W., Judelson, D.A. (2015). Endocrine response to acute resistance exercise in obese versus lean physically active men, European Journal of Applied Physiology, 115(6), 1359-66.

Rubin, D.A., Clark, S.J., Ng, J., Castner, D.M., Haqq, A.M., Judelson, D.A. (2015). Hormonal and metabolic responses to endurance exercise in children with Prader-Willi Syndrome and non-syndromic obesity, Metabolism, 64, 391-5.

Rubin, D.A., Castner, D.M., Pham, H., Ng, J., Adams, E., Judelson, D.A. (2014). Hormonal and metabolic responses to a resistance exercise protocol in lean children, obese children, and lean adults, Pediatric Exercise Science, 26, 444-54.

Castner, D.M., Tucker, J. M., Wilson, K.S., Rubin, D.A. (2014). Patterns of habitual physical activity in youth with and without Prader-Willi Syndrome. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35: 3081-8.

Rubin, D.A., Wilson, K.S., Wiersma, L.D., Weiss, J.W., Rose, D.J. (2014). Rationale and Design of Active Play @ Home: A Parent-led Physical Activity Program for Children with and without Disability. BMC Pediatrics, 14, 41.

Castner, D.M., Rubin, D.A., Judelson, D.A., Haqq, A.M. (2013). Effects of Adiposity and Prader-Willi Syndrome on Postexercise Heart Rate Recovery. Journal of Obesity, DOI: 10.1155/2013/384167.

Rubin, D.A., Cano-Sokoloff, N., Castner, D.L., Judelson, D.A., Wright, P., Duran, A., Haqq, A.M. (2013). Update on Body Composition and Bone Density in Children with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Hormone Research in Paediatrics, 79(5), 271-6.

Rubin, D.A., Mouttapa, M., Weiss, J.W., Barrera-Ng, A. (2012). Physical Activity in Children with Prader-Willi Syndrome: A Parents' Perspective. California Journal of Health Promotion, Special Issue: Obesity Prevention & Intervention, 10, 57-66.

Oral Presentations

Castner, D.M. & Rubin, D.A. (November 2015). Movement, play & exercise for persons with PWS. Invited speaker at the Prader-Willi California Foundation 2015 Annual State Conference in Los Angeles, CA.

Rubin, D.A. (November 2015). An Overview of Current PWS Research. Invited speaker at the Prader-Willi California Foundation 2015 Annual State Conference in Los Angeles, CA.

Duran, A.T., Gertz, E., Judelson, D.A., Tsang, K.W., Kersey, R., Haqq, A.M., Rubin, D.A. (May 2015). Cytokine responses to acute intermittent exercise in children with Prader-Willi Syndrome and nonsyndromic obesity. Oral presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

  • Note: Also presented in October 2014 at the Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Costa Mesa, CA.

Lam, M.Y., White, E., Duran, A., Chavoya, F.A., Rose, D.J., & Rubin, D.A. (November 2013). Lower levels of motor proficiency in children with Prader-Willi Syndrome compared to obese controls. Oral presentation at the 27th Annual Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA) Scientific Day Conference in Orlando, FL.

Rubin, D.A., Clark, S.S., Castner, D.M., Pham, H., Haqq, A.M., Judelson, D.A. (November 2013). Hormonal responses to resistance exercise in children and adolescents with Prader-Willi Syndrome and non-syndromal obesity. Oral presentation at the 27th Annual Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA) Scientific Day Conference in Orlando, FL.

Rubin, D.A. (November 2013). Physical activity in individuals with PWS: Why is it so important and what can you do as a parent? Invited lecture at the Prader-Willi California Foundation 2013 General Education Meeting in Los Angeles, CA.

Rubin, D.A. & Duran, A.T. (October 2013). Bone metabolism and physical activity in Prader-Willi Syndrome. Oral presentation at the Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Newport Beach, CA.

Rubin, D.A., Judelson, D.A., Pham, H., Ng, J., Wallace, B., Tufano, J., & Castner, D.M. (October 2013) Hormonal Responses to a Low-moderate Intensity Resistance Exercise Protocol. Oral presentation at the XXVIII Pediatric Work Physiology Conference in Curia, Portugal.

Duran, A. (May 2013). Physical Activity is Positively Associated with Bone Parameters in Children with Congenital Obesity due to Prader-Willi Syndrome. Oral presentation at the 2013 California State University Student Research Competition at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA.

  • Note: Also presented in March 2013 at the California State University, Fullerton Student Research Competition. Andrea won 2nd place and qualified for the state competition.

Rubin, D.A. (February 2013). Obesity and Physical Activity: What, Why, and How? Presentation at “ActNOW: Exploring Health Issues in the African American Community” sponsored by The G.R.E.E.N. Foundation in Fullerton, CA.

Rubin, D.A. (May 2012). Exercise in Children with Congenital Obesity (Prader-Willi Syndrome) and Non-Congenital Obesity. Special event presentation at American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Rubin, D.A., Judelson, D.A., Clark, S.S., Castner, D.M., Less, J., & Ng, J. (November 2011). Hormonal and Metabolic Responses to Endurance Exercise in Prader-Willi Syndrome. Oral presentation at the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA) Annual National Conference in Orlando, FL.

Weiss, J., Mouttapa, M., Rubin, D.A. (November 2011). Parental role in physical activity among children with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Oral presentation at the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA) Annual National Conference in Orlando, FL.

Rubin, D.A. (May 2011). Obese Children: Endocrine and Metabolic Differences. Special event presentation at American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Denver, CO.

Research Presentations

2016

Castner, D.M., Judelson, D.A., McGarrah, J.G., Dumont-Driscoll, M.C., Rubin, D.A. (June 2016). Indices of adiposity by weight status in children with and without Prader-Willi Syndrome. Poster presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.

Duran, A.T., Tucker, J.M., Wilson, K.S., Castner, D.M., Rubin, D.A. (June 2016). Sedentary behavior is negatively associated with hip bone mineralization in youth with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Thematic poster presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.

Rubin, D.A., Wilson, K.S., Rose, D.J., Wiersma, L.D. (June 2016). Implementation of a home-based physical activity curriculum in children with and without Prader-Willi Syndrome. Poster presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.

Chavoya, F.A., Slowetzky-Amaro, A., Castner, D.M., Rubin, D.A. (April 2016). Energy expenditure in children with Prader-Willi Syndrome during walking. Accepted abstract for poster presentation at Experimental Biology 2016 in San Diego, CA.

2015

Hyde, A., Chavoya, F., Slowestky-Amaro, A., Rubin, D.A. (November 2015). Ventilatory responses during submaximal exercise in children with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Poster presentation at The Obesity Society Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA.

Castner, D.M., Judelson, D.A., Wong, A., Rubin, D.A. (October 2015). Indices of adiposity by weight status in children with and without congental obesity. Poster presentation at the Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Costa Mesa, CA.

Adams, E., Rubin, D.A., Pham, H., Judelson, D.A. (May 2015). Acute response of testosterone to low-moderate intensity resistance exercise in obese vs. lean children. Poster presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Castner, D.M., Judelson, D.A., Hackney, A.C., Rubin, D.A. (May 2015). Evaluating stress hormones' responses to exercise in lean versus obese children using different methodologies. Poster presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Wilson, K.S., Rubin, D.A. (April 2015). Assessing quality of life in youth with Prader Willi Syndrome: parent and child reports. Poster presentation at the 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in San Antonio, TX.

Wilson, K.S., Rubin, D.A. (April 2015). The relationship between efficacy and social control in youth with and without Prader-Willi Syndrome. Poster presentation at the 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in San Antonio, TX.

2014

Adams, E., Rubin, D.A., Pham, H., Judelson, D.A. (October 2014). Acute response of testosterone to muscular endurance resistance exercise in obese vs. lean children. Poster presentation at the Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Costa Mesa, CA.

Rose, D.J., White, E., Blanchard, E., Wilson, K.S., Rubin, D. (April 2014). Sensory Reception and Integration Abilities in Children with and without Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). Poster presentation at the 35th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.

Wilson, K.S., Rose, D.J., Rubin, D.A. (April 2014). Parental Influences for Physical Activity in Youth with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Poster presentation at the 35th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.

Castner, D.M, Pham, H.N., Judelson, D.A., Rubin, D.A. (April 2014). Resistance Exercise Heart Rate Recovery in Youth with Prader-Willi Syndrome, Nonsyndromal Obese Children and Lean Controls. Poster presentation at Experimental Biology 2014 in San Diego, CA.

Duran, A.T., Castner, D.M., Tucker, J.M., Rubin, D.A. (April 2014). Ambulatory Moderate plus Vigorous Physical Activity is Associated with Greater Bone Mineral Density in the Hip in Children with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Poster presentation at Experimental Biology 2014 in San Diego, CA.

2013

Adams, E., Rubin, D.A., Pham, H., Judelson, D.A. (October 2013). Acute Responses of Testosterone to Submaximal Resistance Exercise in Children vs. Adults. Poster presentation at the Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Newport Beach, CA.

Castner, D.M., Pham, H., Judelson, D.A., Rubin, D.A. (October 2013). Post-resistance Exercise Heart Rate Recovery in Lean and Obese Boys and Men. Poster presentation at the Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Newport Beach, CA.

Pham, H.N., Tutor, A., Adams, E., Judelson, D.A., Coburn, J.W., Rubin, D.A. (October 2013). Endocrine Response to Acute Resistance Exercise in Lean Versus Obese College-Aged Males. Poster presentation at the Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Newport Beach, CA.

Castner, D.M., Duran, A., Tucker, J.M., Rubin, D.A. (May 2013). Physical Activity Intensity and Weekly Patterns in Youth with and without Prader-Willi Syndrome. Poster Presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN.

Duran, A., Castner, D.M., Tucker, J.M., Rubin, D.A. (May 2013). Physical Activity is Positively Associated with Bone Parameters in Children with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Poster Presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN.

Duran, A., Castner, D.M., Tucker, J.M., Rubin, D.A. (April 2013). Positive Association between Physical Activity and Bone in Children with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Poster Presentation at the Experimental Biology meeting in Boston, MA.

Rubin, D.A. (March 2013). Physical Activity and Quality of Life in Children with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Poster Presentation at the 34th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in San Francisco, CA.

Wilson, K.S. (March 2013). Parent and Youth Self-Efficacy for Physical Activity in Youth With and Without Prader-Willi Syndrome. Poster Presentation at the 34th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in San Francisco, CA.

2012

Rubin, D.A., Rose, D.J., Wilson, K.S., Wiersma, L., Weiss, J. (November 2012). Active Play At Home: A Parent-led Physical Activity Program For Children With And Without Disability. Poster Presentation at the National Strategic Summit: Roadmap for Physical Activity, Lifestyle, and Comparative Effectiveness Research in Pheonix, AZ.

Castner, D.M., Duran, A., Tucker, J.M., Rubin, D.A. (October 2012). Physical Activity Intensity and Weekly Patterns in Youth with and without Prader-Willi Syndrome. Poster Presentation at the Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Newport Beach, CA.

Duran, A., Castner, D.M., Tucker, J.M., Rubin, D.A. (October 2012). Physical Activity is Positively Associated with Bone Parameters in Children with Congential Obesity due to Prader-Willi Syndrome. Poster Presentation at the Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Newport Beach, CA.

White, E.W., Schroeder, L., Wright, P., Rubin, D.A., Rose, D.J., Wiersma, L. (May 2012). Reliability of the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency in Children and Adolescents with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Poster Presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Wright, P. M., Rubin, D.A., Castner, D.M., Judelson, D.A. (May 2012). Evaluation of Body Fat Patterning in Children with Non-Syndromal and Syndromal Pediatric Obesity. Poster Presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Rubin, D.A., Wright, P., Haqq, A.M., Castner, D.M., Judelson, D.A. (January 2012). Body Composition in Children with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Poster session at the Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology Genetic and Molecular Basis of Obesity and Body Weight Regulation Meeting in Santa Fe, NM.

2011

Tan, J.G., Mendoza-Castner, D., Ng, J., Tufano, J.J., Rubin, D.A., & Judelson, D.A. (October 2011). Post-Resistance Exercise Responses in Obese and Normal Weight Children. Poster session at the Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Reno, NV.

White, E.W., Schroeder, L., Wright, P., Rubin, D.A., Rose, D.J., & Wiersma, L. (October 2011). Reliability of the Bruininks-Oserestky Test of Motor Proficiency in children and adolescents with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Poster Presentation at Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Reno, NV.

Wright, P., Rubin, D.A., Castner, D.M., & Judelson, D.A. (October 2011). Body fat patterning in congenital obesity caused by Prader-Willi Syndrome. Poster Presentation at Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Reno, NV.

Barrera-Ng, A., Rubin, D.A., Mouttapa, M. & Weiss, J. W. (June 2011). Participation, preferences, perceived barriers and perceived benefits of physical activity in children with PWS: A parents’ perspective. Poster session at the 6th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference in San Diego, CA.

Rubin, D.A., Mendoza-Castner, D., Judelson, D.A., Clark, S., & Mouttapa, M. (May 2011). Post-exercise heart rate recovery in youth is not influenced solely by adiposity. Poster session at American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Denver, CO.

2010

Mendoza-Castner, D., Ng. J., Bloom, T., Rose, D.J., Judelson, D.A., & Rubin, D.A. (October 2010). Post-exercise heart rate recovery in children: Interactions between adiposity and exercise intensity. Poster session at Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Rubin, D.A., Judelson, D.A., Mendoza-Castner, D., Clark, S., & Mouttapa, M. (September 2010). Aerobic exercise capacity in youth with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Poster session at North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine and the European Group for Pediatric Work Physiology 2nd Joint Meeting in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada.

2009

Dabbs, N.C., Mendoza, D., Rubin, D.A., & Judelson, D.A. (October 2009). Relationship between heart rate recovery values and body composition in children and adolescents. Poster session at Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

 

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