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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Jessica L Thomson
Southeast Area
General Health Science

Phone: (225) 892-3662
Fax: (662) 686-5309

141 EXPERIMENT STATION ROAD
STONEVILLE , MS 38776

Projects
Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity Related Health Behaviors in Children and Their Environment
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 426493
Arkansas Farm to School & School Garden Projects
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 431024
Health Promotion in the Delta for Improved Well-being
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 431583
Obesity Research in the Lower Mississippi Delta
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 423491

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Physical activity changes during pregnancy in a comparative impact trail -
Maternal diet quality and nutrient intake in the gestational period: results from the Delta Healthy Sprouts comparative impact trial -
Tussing-Humphreys, L.M., Thomson, J.L., Goodman, M.H., Olender, S. 2016. Maternal diet quality and nutrient intake in the gestational period: results from the Delta Healthy Sprouts comparative impact trial. Maternal and Child Nutrition. 2016;2:8. DOI: 10.1186/s40748-016-0036-7..
Gestational weight gain: results from the Delta Healthy Sprouts comparative impact trial -
homson, J.L., Tussing-Humphreys, L.M., Goodman, M.H., Olender, S. 2016. Gestational weight gain: results from the Delta Healthy Sprouts comparative impact trial. Journal of Pregnancy. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/5703607.
Iron metabolism in African American women during the 2nd and 3rd trimester of a high-risk pregnancy -
Mississippi Communities for Healthy Living: Results of a 6-month nutrition education comparative effectiveness trial -
Landry, A.S., Thomson, J.L., Huye, H., Yadrick, K., Connell, C. 2016. Mississippi Communities for Healthy Living: Results of a 6-month nutrition education comparative effectiveness trial. Health Education and Behavior. doi: 10.117/1090198116657807.
Baseline demographic, anthropometric, psychosocial, and behavioral characteristics of rural, Southern women in early pregnacy -
Thomson, J.L., Tussing-Humphreys, L.M., Goodman, M.H., Olender, S. 2016. Baseline demographic, anthropometric, psychosocial, and behavioral characteristics of rural, Southern women in early pregnacy. Maternal and Child Health Journal 2016;20:1980-1988. doi: 10.1007/s10995-016-2016-y.
Moderators of intervention dose effects on diet quality and physical activity changes in a church-based, multicomponent, lifestyle study: Delta Body and Soul III -
Thomson, J.L., Zoellner, J.M., Tussing-Humphreys, L.M., Goodman, M.H. 2016. Moderators of intervention dose effects on diet quality and physical activity changes in a church-based, multicomponent, lifestyle study: Delta Body and Soul III. Health Education Research. 2016;31(3):339-349.DOI:10.1093/her/cyw008.
Diet quality of a pregnant, primarily African American cohort residing in the Mississippi Delta: Delta Healthy Sprouts -
Psychosocial constructs were not mediators of intervention effects for dietary and physical activity outcomes in a church-based,lifestyle intervention: Delta Body and Soul III Reprint Icon -
Thomson, J.L., Tussing-Humphreys, L.M., Zoellner, J.M., Goodman, M.H. 2016. Psychosocial constructs were not mediators of intervention effects for dietary and physical activity outcomes in a church-based,lifestyle intervention: Delta Body and Soul III. Public Health Nutrition. 19(11):2060-9. doi: 10.1017/S1368980015003602.
Associations among maternal nutrition and infant birth outcomes in a cohort of pregnant, primarily African American, rural, Southern women: Delta Healthy Sprouts -
A randomized trail using motivational interviewing for maintenance of blood pressure improvements in a community-engaged lifestyle intervention: HUB City Steps Reprint Icon -
Landry, A.S., Madson, M.B., Thomson, J.L., Zoellner, J.M., Connell, C., Yadrick, K. 2015. A randomized trail using motivational interviewing for maintenance of blood pressure improvements in a community-engaged lifestyle intervention: HUB City Steps. Health Education Research. 30(6):910-922. doi: 10.1093/her/cyv058.
Mississippi communities for healthy living: implementing a nutrition intervention effectiveness study in a rural health disparate region Reprint Icon -
Connell, C.L., Thomson, J.L., Huye, H.F., Landry, A.S., Crook, L.B., Yadrick, K. 2015. Mississippi Communities for Healthy Living: implementing a nutrition intervention effectiveness study in a rural health disparate region. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 42:196-203.
Psychosocial constructs and postintervention changes in physical activity and dietary outcomes in a lifestyle intervention, HUB City Steps, 2010 Reprint Icon -
Landry, A., Thomson, J.L., Madson, M., Zoellner, J.M., Mohn, R., Noble, J., Connell, C., Yadrick, K. 2015. Changes in psychosocial constructs predict post-intervention changes in physical activity and dietary outcomes in a lifestyle intervention: HUB City Steps. Preventing Chronic Disease. 12:140525.
Participant adherence indicators predict changes in dietary, physical activity, and clinical outcomes in church-based, diet and supervised physical activity intervention: Delta Body and Soul III Reprint Icon -
Thomson, J.L., Tussing-Humphreys, L.M., Goodman, M.H., Zoellner, J.M. 2015. Participant adherence indicators predict changes in dietary, physical activity, and clinical outcomes in church-based, diet and supervised physical activity intervention: Delta Body and Soul III. American Journal of Health Behavior. 39(3):409-420.
Diet quality and physical activity outcome improvements resulting from a church-based diet and supervised physical activity intervention for rural, southern, Africian American adults: Delta Body and Soul III -
Thomson, J.L., Goodman, M.H., Tussing-Humphreys, L.M. 2015. Diet quality and physical activity outcome improvements resulting from a church-based diet and supervised physical activity intervention for rural, southern, Africian American adults: Delta Body and Soul III. Journal of Health Promotion Practice. DOI: 101.1177/1524839914566851.
Correspondence analysis -
Participant adherence indicatiors predict changes in blood pressure, anthropometric measures, and self-reported physical activity in a lifestyle intervention: HUB City Steps Reprint Icon -
Thomson, J.L., Landry, A., Zoellner, J., Connell, C., Madson, M., Molaison, E., Yadrick, K. 2015. Participant adherence indicatiors predict changes in blood pressure, anthropometric measures, and self-reported physical activity in a lifestyle intervention: HUB City Steps. Health Education and Behavior. 42(1):84-91.
Delta healthy sprouts: a randomized comparative effectiveness trail to promote maternal weight control and reduce childhood obesity in the Mississippi Delta Reprint Icon -
Thomson, J.L., Tussing-Humphreys, L.M., Goodman, M.H. 2014. Delta healthy sprouts: a randomized comparative effectiveness trail to promote maternal weight control and reduce childhood obesity in the Mississippi Delta. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 38:82-91.
Baseline characteristics of a pregnant, primarily African American cohort residing in the Mississippi Delta: delta healthy sprouts -
A church-based pilot study designed to improve dietary quality for rural, Lower Mississippi Delta, African American Adults Reprint Icon -
Tussing Humphreys, L.M., Thomson, J.L., Onufrak, S. 2015. A church-based pilot study designed to improve dietary quality for rural, Lower Mississippi Delta, African American Adults. Journal of Religion and Health. 54:455-469.
HUB city steps: a 6-month lifestyle intervention improves blood pressure among a primarily African American community Reprint Icon -
oellner, J., Connell, C., Madson, M., Thomson, J.L., Landry, A., Molaison, E.,2014. Reed, V., Yadrick, K. 2014. HUB city steps: a 6-month lifestyle intervention improves blood pressure among a primarily African American community. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.114(4):603-612.
Undiagnosed hypertensive participants demonstrate the largest blood pressure improvements from a community based lifestyle intervention: implications for addressing the silent hypertension epidemic Reprint Icon -
Zoellner, J., Thomson, J.L., Landry, A.S., Anderson-Lewis, C., Connell, C., Molaison, E., Yadrick, K. 2014. Undiagnosed hypertensive participants demonstrate the largest blood pressure improvements from a community based lifestyle intervention: implications for addressing the silent hypertension epidemic. Preventing Chronic Disease. 11:130269.
A simulation study of the potential effects of whole grain food substitutions on diet quality in Lower Mississippi Delta adults -
Thomson, J.L., Tussing Humphreys, L.M. 2013. A simulation study of the potential effects of whole grain food substitutions on diet quality in Lower Mississippi Delta adults. Symposium Proceedings. Whole Grain Summit 2012. 47-48. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/CPLEX-2013-1001-23B.
Boosting school kids familiarity with produce may increase consumption for both of them -
Thomson, J.L., Tussing-Humphreys, L. 2013. Boosting school kids familiarity with produce may increase consumption for both of them. Produce Business. 29(7):14.
Psychosocial predictors of diet and physical activity in African- Amercians: results from the Delta Body and Soul effectiveness trial, 2010-2011 Reprint Icon -
Thomson, J.L., Zoellner, J.M., Tussing-Humphreys, L.M. 2014. Psychosocial predictors of diet and physical activity in African- Amercians: results from the Delta Body and Soul effectiveness trial, 2010-2011. American Journal of Health Promotion. 28(3):e81-e91.
Adherence indicators predict changes in health outcomes: HUB City Steps -
African American community members sustain favorable blood pressure outcomes through 12-month telephone motivational interviewing (MI) maintenance -
StartSmart: a randomized intervention to promote maternal weight control and reduce childhood obesity in the Mississippi Delta -
A church-based diet and physical activity intervention for rural, lower Mississippi Delta African American adults: Delta Body and Soul effectiveness study, 2010-2011 Reprint Icon -
Tussing-Humphreys, L.M., Thomson, J.L., Mayo, T.T., Edmond, E. 2013. A church-based diet and physical activity intervention for rural, lower Mississippi Delta African American adults: Delta Body and Soul effectiveness study, 2010-2011. Preventing Chronic Disease. 10:120286.
Several steps/day indicators predict changes in anthropometric outcomes: HUB city steps Reprint Icon -
Thomson, J.L., Landry, A.S., Zoellner, J.M., Tudor-Locke, C., Webster, M., Connell, C., Yadrick, K. 2012. Several steps/day indicators predict changes in anthropometric outcomes: HUB city steps. BioMed Central(BMC) Public Health. 12:983.
Clinical and dietary outcome changes differ among adherence groups in a community based participatory research (CBPR) lifestyle intervention -
Diet quality and psychosocial mediators in rural African Americans -
A diet and physical activity intervention for rural African Americans -
A school-based fruit and vegetable snacking pilot intervention for Lower Mississippi Delta children Reprint Icon -
Tussing Humphreys, L.M., Thomson, J.L., Mccabe, B.A., Strickland, E., Lovera, D., Bogle, M.L. 2012. A school-based fruit and vegetable snacking pilot intervention for Lower Mississippi Delta children. Infant, Child and Adolecscent Nutrition. 4(6):340-7.
Steps/day ability to predict anthropometric changes is not affected by its plausibility -
Associations among school characteristics and foodservice practices in a nationally representative sample of United States schools -
Thomson, J.L., Tussing Humphreys, L.M., Martin, C.K., Leblanc, M., Onufrak, S.J. 2012. Associations among school characteristics and foodservice practices in a nationally representative sample of United States schools. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 44(5):423-431.
Subcutaneous adipose tissue from obese and lean adults does not release hepcidin, in vivo -
Tussing Humphreys, L.M., Frayn, K.N., Smith, S.R., Westerman, M., Dennis, L., Nemeth, E., Thomson, J.L., Pusatcioglu, C. 2011. Subcutaneous adipose tissue from obese and lean adults does not release hepcidin, in vivo. The Scientific World. 11:2191-206.
Simulated reductions in consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages improves dietary in Lower Mississippi Delta adults -
Thomson, J.L., Tussing Humphreys, L.M., Onufrak, S.J., Connell, C.L., Zoellner, J.M., Bogle, M.L., Yadrick, K. 2011. Simulated reductions in consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages improves dietary in Lower Mississippi Delta adults. Food and Nutrition Research. 55(7304):7P.
Sugarcane internode composition during crop development -
Lingle, S.E., Thomson, J.L. 2012. Sugarcane internode composition during crop development. BioEnergy Research. 5:168-178.
A simulation study of the potenial effects of healthy food and beverage substitutions on diet quality and total energy intake in lower Mississippi Delta adults -
Thomson, J.L., Tussing Humphreys, L.M., Onufrak, S., Connell, C., Zoellner, J., Bogle, M.L., Yadrick, K. 2011. A simulation study of the potenial effects of healthy food and beverage substitutions on diet quality and total energy intake in lower Mississippi Delta adults. Journal of Nutrition 2011. 141:2191-2197.
Relating raw rice color and composition to cooked rice color. -
Bett Garber, K.L., Champagne, E.T., Thomson, J.L., Lea, J.M. 2011. Relating raw rice color and composition to cooked rice color. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 92:283-291.
Food and beverage choices contributing to dietary guidelines adherence in the Lower Mississippi Delta -
Thomson, J.L., Onufrak, S.J., Connell, C., Zoellner, J., Tussing Humphreys, L.M., Bogle, M.L., Yadrick, K. 2011. Food and beverage choices contributing to dietary guidelines adherence in the Lower Mississippi Delta. Public Health Nutrition. pp.1-11.
A study of pipeline drugs in neuroendocrine tumors -
Anthony, C.T., Bastidas, J.G., Thomson, J.L., Lyons III, J., Lewis, J.M., Schwimer, J.E., Casey, P., Abadi, J., Frey, D.J., Woltering, E.A. 2012. A study of pipeline drugs in neuroendocrine tumors. Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer. 43(2):296-304.
Important sensory properties differentiating premium rice cultivars. -
Champagne, E.T., Bett Garber, K.L., Thomson, J.L., Grimm, C.C., Lea, J.M., Fitzgerald, M.A., Resurreccion, A., Ohtsubo, K., Jongdee, S., Xie, L. 2010. Important sensory properties differentiating premium rice cultivars. Rice. 3:270-281.
Factors associated with delays to diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in women in a Louisiana urban safety net hospital. -
Williams, D.L., Tortu, S., Thomson, J.L. 2010. Factors associated with delays to diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in women in a Louisiana urban safety net hospital. Women and Health. 50(8):705-718.
Children in school cafeterias select foods containing more saturated fat and energy than the institute of medicine recommends. -
Martin, C.K., Thomson, J.L., Leblanc, M.M., Stewart, T.M., Newton, Jr, R.L., Han, H., Sample, A., Champagne, C.M., Williamson, D.A. 2010. Children in school cafeterias select foods containing more saturated fat and energy than the institute of medicine recommends. Journal of Nutrition. 140(9):1653-60.
Children in school cafeterias select foods containing more saturated fat and energy than the Institute of Medicine recommendations. -
Martin, C.K., Thomson, J.L., Leblanc, M.M., Stewart, T.M., Newton, R.L., Han, H., Sample, A., Champagne, C.M., Williamson, D.A. 2010. Children in school cafeterias select foods containing more saturated fat and energy than the Institute of Medicine recommendations. Journal of Nutrition. 140(9):1653-60.
Psychometric characteristics of process evaluation measures for a school-based childhood obesity prevention study: Louisiana Health -
Newton, Jr, R.E., Thomson, J.L., Rau, K., Duhe, S., Sample, A., Singleton, N., Anton, S.D., Weber, L.S., Williamson, D. 2011. Psychometric characteristics of process evaluation measures for a school-based childhood obesity prevention study: Louisiana Health. American Journal of Health Promotion. 25(6):417-421.
Development and evaluation of WillTry. An instrument for measuring childrens' willingness to try fruits and vegetables. -
Thomson, J.L., Mccabe Sellers, B.J., Strickland, E., Lovera, D., Nuss, H.J., Bogle, M.L., Yadrick, K., Duke, S.E. 2010. Development and evaluation of WillTry. An instrument for measuring childrens' willingness to try fruits and vegetables. Appetite. 54:465-472.
Development and evaluation of WillTry: An instrument for measuring children’s willingness to try fruits and vegetables -
The effect of AlloDerm® on the initiation and growth of human neovessels. -
Weiss, S.R., Tenney, J.M., Thomson, J.L., Anthony, C.T., Chiu, E.S., Friedlander, P.L., Woltering, E.A. 2010. The effect of AlloDerm® on the initiation and growth of human neovessels. The Laryngoscope. 120(3):443-449.
Unraveling the impact of nitrogen nutrition on cooked rice flavor and texture. -
Champagne, E.T., Bett Garber, K.L., Thomson, J.L., Fitzgerald, M. 2009. Unraveling the impact of nitrogen nutrition on cooked rice flavor and texture. Cereal Chemistry. 86(3):274-280.
The role of VEGF pathways in human physiologic and pathologic angiogenesis. -
Lyons, J., Schwimer, J.E., Anthony, C.T., Thomson, J.L., Cundiff, J.D., Casey, D.T., Maccini, C., Kucera, P., Wang, Y. 2010. The role of VEGF pathways in human physiologic and pathologic angiogenesis. Journal of Surgical Research. 159(1):517-527.
In vitro chemoresistance testing in well differentiated carcinoid tumors. -
Lyons, J., Abergel, J., Thomson, J.L., Anthony, C.T., Wang, Y., Anthony, L.B., Boudreaux, J., Strauchen, J., Idrees, M., Warner, R.P. 2009. In vitro chemoresistance testing in well differentiated carcinoid tumors. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 16(3):649-655.
Modeling disease progression of camellia twig blight using a recurrent event model. -
Thomson, J.L., Copes, W.E. 2009. Modeling disease progression of camellia twig blight using a recurrent event model. Phytopathology. 99(4):378-384.
Impact of weather on off-flavor episodes at a Louisiana commercial catfish farm. -
Hurlburt, B.K., Brashear, S.S., Lloyd, S.W., Grimm, C.C., Thomson, J.L, Zimba, P.V. 2009. The impact of weather on off-flavor episodes at a Louisiana commercial catfish farm. Aquaculture Research. 40(5):566-574.
A novel assay to assess the effectiveness of antiangiogenic drugs in human breast cancer. -
Lyons, J.M., Anthony, C.T., Thomson, J.L., Woltering, E.A. 2008. A novel assay to assess the effectiveness of antiangiogenic drugs in human breast cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 15(12):3407-3414.
Impact of pre-soaking on the flavor of cooked rice. -
Champagne, E.T., Bett Garber, K.L., Thomson, J.L., Shih, F.F., Lea, J.M., Daigle, K.W. 2008. Impact of pre-soaking on the flavor of cooked rice. Cereal Chemistry. 85:706-710.
Survival Analysis to Determine the Length of the Incubation Period of Camellia Twig Blight Caused by Colletorichum gloeosporioides -
Copes, W.E., Thomson, J.L. 2008. Survival Analysis to Determine the Length of the Incubation Period of Camellia Twig Blight Caused by Colletorichum gloeosporioides. Plant Disease 92:1177-1182. 2008.
Food recognition and willingness to try fruits and vegetables of rural children in grades 4-6 -
McCabe Sellers, B.J., Strickland, E., Lovera, D., Duke, S.E., Thomson, J.L., Bogle, M.L. 2008. Food recognition and willingness to try fruits and vegetables of rural children in grades 4-6 [abstract]. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 40(4):S28.
Seasonal Responses in the Time it Takes for Camellia Twig Blight Symptoms to Develop -
Copes, W.E., Thomson, J.L. 2008. Seasonal Responses in the Time it Takes for Camellia Twig Blight Symptoms to Develop. Southern Nursery Association Research Conference. 52:13-15.
The Association of Homocysteine and Related Factors to Brachial Artery Diameter and Flow-Mediated Dilation -
Wilson, J., Welsch, M., Allen, J., Thomson, J.L., Tulley, R., Lefevre, M. 2007. The association of homocysteine and related factors to brachial artery diameter and flow-mediated dilation. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental. 56:641-648.
The condition of neighborhood parks following hurricane katrina: development of a post-hurricane assessment instrument. -
Bedimo-Rung, A.L., Thomson, J.L., Mowen, A.J., Gustat, J., Tompkins, B.J., Strikmiller, P.K., Sothern, M.S. 2007. The condition of neighborhood parks following hurricane katrina: development of a post-hurricane assessment instrument. American Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 5(1):45-57.
Validation of serum versus plasma measurements of chromogranin A levels in patients with carcinoid tumors. -
Woltering, E.A., Hilton, R.S., Thomson, J.L., Zietz, S., Liang, V.W., Vinik, A.I., Vinik, E., O'Dorisio, T.M. 2007. Validation of serum versus plasma measurements of chromogranin A levels in patients with carcinoid tumors. Pancreas. 33:250-254.
Development of a Direct Observation Instrument to Measure Environmental Characteristics of Parks for Physical Activity -
Bedimo-Rung, A.L., Gustat, J., Tompkins, B.J., Rice, J., Thomson, J.L. 2006. Development of a Direct Observation Instrument to Measure Environmental Characteristics of Parks for Physical Activity. Obesity Research.
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