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Regents Professor341 Human Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078
|Post-doc||University of Texas at Austin|
|B.S.||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor|
My current research and extension efforts are focused within the broad area of how parenting enhances children’s resilience, competence and health. In research, I am focused on parenting as it relates to two general area, child cognition and child health, particularly healthy weight versus obesity and overweight. Within child cognition, I have ongoing work in infant language and cognition, in preschool language and cognition, and in toddler language and cognition. Within child overweight and obesity, I am writing up several manuscripts on the results of an Agriculture Experiment Station project and several manuscripts from the FiSH project. In extension, I am collaborating with Amanda Morris on the selection of parenting curricula and with Stephanie Grant on designing curricula for breastfeeding mothers. In teaching, I have recently become a certified online instructor and am reorganizing my research methods class to take advantage of the many instruction advantages online learning offers to our students.
- Shriver, L. H., Hubbs-Tait, L., Topham, G.L., Harrist, A. W., & Page, M. C. (2015). Child weight status moderates the relation between parental monitoring and concern about weight, and body esteem among 1st graders. Appetite, Manuscript in press
- Harrist, A. W., Hubbs-Tait, L., Topham, G.L., Shriver, L. H., & Page, M. C. (2013). Emotion regulation is related to children’s emotional and external eating. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 34, 557-565.
- Henry, C.S. & Hubbs-Tait, L. (2013). New directions in authoritative parenting. In R. E. Larzelere, A. S. Morris, & A. W. Harrist (Eds.) Authoritative parenting: Synthesizing nurturance and discipline for optimal child development., pp. 237-264. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press. doi: 10.1037/13948-011
- Shriver, L. H., Harrist, A. W., Page M, Hubbs-Tait, L., Moulton MM*, & Topham, G.L. (2013). Differences in Body Esteem by Weight Status, Gender and Physical Activity among Young Elementary School-aged Children. Body Image, 10, 78-84.
- *Aubuchon-Endsley NL., *Grant SL, Thomas DG, Kennedy, T., Berhanu G, Stoecker, B. J., Hubbs-Tait, L., & Hambidge, K. M. (2012). Infant responsiveness, alertness, hemoglobin and growth in rural Sidama, Ethiopia. Maternal and Child Nutrition, Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8709.2011.00391.x.
- Harrist, A. W., Topham, G.L., Hubbs-Tait, L., Page, M. C., Kennedy, T. S., & Shriver, L. H. (2012). What developmental science can contribute to a transdisciplinary understanding of Childhood Obesity: An inter- and intrapersonal risk model. Child Development Perspectives, 6, 445-465.
- Shriver, L. H., Harrist, A. W., Hubbs-Tait, L., Topham, G.L., Page, M. C., & Barrett, A. (2011). Weight status, physical activity, and fitness among 3rd-grade low-income rural children. Journal of School Health, 81, 536-544.
- Topham, G.L., Hubbs-Tait, L., Rutledge, J. M., Page, M. C., Kennedy, T. S., Shriver, L. H., & Harrist, A. H. (2011). Parenting styles, parental response to child emotion, and family emotional expressiveness are related to child emotional eating. Appetite, 56, 261-264.
- Topham, G.L., Harrist, A. W. , Page, M. C., Rutledge, J. M., Kennedy, T., Shriver, L. H., & Hubbs-Tait, L. (2010). Maternal Depression and Socioeconomic Status Moderate the Parenting Style/Child Obesity Association.Public Health Nutrition, 13, 1237-1244.
- Hubbs-Tait, L., *Mulugeta A , *Bogale A, Kennedy, T., & Stoecker, B.J. (2009). Independent and interactive effects of iron, lead, and parenting on children’s cognitive outcomes. Developmental Neuropsychology, 34:175-195.
- Hubbs-Tait, L., Mulugeta, A., Bogale, A., Kennedy, T. S., Baker, E. R., & Stoecker, B. J. (2009). Main and interaction effects of iron, zinc, lead, and parenting on children’s cognitive outcomes. Developmental Neuropsychology, 34, 175–195.
- Longoria, A., Page, M., Hubbs-Tait, L., & Kennison, S. M. (2009). The relationship between kindergarten children’s social competence and language ability. Early Child Development and Care, 179, 919-929.
- Stoecker, B. J., Abebe, Y., Hubbs-Tait, L., Kennedy, T. S., Gibson, R. S., Arbide, I., Teshome, A., Westcott, J., Krebs, N. F., & Hambidge, K. M. (2009). Zinc status and cognitive function of pregnant women in Southern Ethiopia.European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 63:916-918.
- Hubbs-Tait, L., Kennedy T. S., Page, M. C., Topham, G. L., & Harrist, A. W. (2008). Parental feeding practices predict authoritative, authoritarian, and permissive parenting styles. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 108, 1154-1161.
- Hubbs-Tait, L., Kennedy, T, Page, M.C., Topham, G.L., & Harrist, A.W. (2008). Authoritative, authoritarian, and permissive parenting styles: predicted by unique combinations of restriction, pressure, responsibility, monitoring and modeling. Journal of American Dietetic Association, 108: 1154-1161.
- Hubbs-Tait, L., Kennedy, T, Page, M.C., Topham, G.L., & Harrist, A.W. (2008). Parenting Practices and Nutrition Practice, Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 108:1161-1163
- Kennedy, T.S., Thomas, D.G., Wogene, T., Abebe, Y., Hubbs-Tait, L., Stoecker, B.J., & Hambidge, K.M. (2008). Growth and visual information processing in infants in southern Ethiopia. Journal of Applied Development Psychology, 29:129-140.
- Hubbs-Tait, L., Kennedy, T, Droke, E.A., Belanger, D.M., & Parker, J. (2007). Zinc, iron and lead:Relations to Head Start children's cognitive scores and teachers' ratings of behavior. Journal of American Dietetic Association, 107:128-133.
- Droke, E.A., Kennedy, T.S., & Hubbs-Tait, L. (2006). Potential for misclassification of micronutrient status in children participating in Head Start, Journal of American Dietetic Association, 106:376-382.
- Hubbs-Tait, L., Page M. C., Huey, E., Starost, H. J., Culp, A. M., Culp, R. E., & Harper, E. A. (2006). Parenting quality: Confirmation of a higher-order latent construct with mothers of Head Start children. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 21, 491-506. NIHMS1517.
- Hubbs-Tait, L., Nation, J.R., Krebs, N.F., & Bellinger, D.C. (2005). Neurotoxicants, micronutrients, and social environments: Individual and combined effects of children's development Psychological Science in the Public Interest.
- Hubbs-Tait, L., Tait, D.A., Hare, C., & Huey, E. (2005). Involvement of Native American families in early childhood education. In Spodek, B., & Saracho, O. (EDS). Contemporary Perspectives on Families and Communities in Early Childhood Education, Greenwich, CT: Information Age.
- Blankemeyer, M., Culp, R.E., Hubbs-Tait, L., & Culp, A.M. (2002). A tool for identifying preschoolers' deficits in social competence: The preschool taxonomy of problem situations. Journal of Education and Treatment of Children, 25, 208-223.
- Hubbs-Tait, L., Culp, A.M., Culp, R.E., Huey, E., Starost, H.J., & Hare, C. (2002). Relation of Head Start attendance to children's cognitive and social outcomes: Moderation by family risk. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 17, 539-558.
- Hubbs-Tait, L., Culp, A.M., Culp, R.E., & Miller, C.E. (2002). Relation of maternal cognitive stimulation, emotional support, and intrusive behavior during Head Start to children's kindergarten cognitive abilities. Child Development, 73, 110-131.
- Culp, A.M., Hubbs-Tait, L., Culp, R.E., & Starost, R. (2000). Maternal parenting characteristics and school involvement: Predictors of kindergarten cognitive competence among Head Start children. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 15, 5-17.
- Hubbs-Tait, L., Hughes, K.P., Culp, A.M., Osofsky, J.D., Hann, D.M., Eberhart-Wright, A., & Ware, L.M. (1996). Children of adolescent mothers: Attachment representation, maternal depression, and later behavior problems. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 66(3), 416-426.
- Hubbs-Tait, L. & Garmon, L. (1995). The relationship of moral reasoning and AIDS knowledge to risky sexual behavior. Adolescence, 30, 549-564.
- Hubbs-Tait, L., Osofsky, J.D., Hann, D.M., & Culp, A.M. (1994). Predicting behavior problems and social competence in children of adolescent mothers. Family Relations, 43, 439-446.
- Roggman, L.A., Langlois, J.H., Hubbs-Tait, L., & Rieser-Danner, L. (1994). Infant day care, attachment, and the 'file-drawer problem’. Child Development, 65, 1421-1435.
- Roggman, L.A., Langlois, J.H, & Hubbs-Tait, L. (1987). Mothers, infants, and toys: Social play correlates of attachment. Infant Behavior and Development, 10, 233-237.
- Hubbs-Tait, L. (1986). The development of functionally similar and dissimilar operations of exclusion. Child Development, 57, 934-941.
|Infant and Child Development||HDFS 3413|
|Child Behavior and Development||HDFS 5213|
|Theories of Child Development||HDFS 5223|
|Neurotoxicants, Nutrients, and Child Cognition||HDFS 6250|
|Seminar in Human Development||HDFS 6283|
Awards & Recognition
- 1998 Regents Distinguished Teaching Award
- 2006 Regents Distinguished Research Award
- Hubbs-Tait, L. (PI on subcontract), Hare, C., & Roughface, F. (08/01/08-07/31/12). Pa ee Pa Koo oo Early Learning Center Demonstration Project. U.S. Department of Education (Office of Indian Education). Subcontract through Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma. $200,000.
- Hambidge, KM. (PI); CoPIs: Krebs, NF, Abebe, Y., Stoecker, BJ, Kennedy, T, Hubbs-Tait, L & Thomas, DG. (03/01/07-08/31/10). Zinc and Maternal-infant Cognition in S. Ethiopia: Randomized Controlled Trials. National Institutes of Health. $173,704.
- Thomas, DG (PI), Kennedy, TS, Hubbs-Tait, L, & Stoecker, BJ. (9/1/07-8/31/10). Maternal dietary nutrients and neurotoxins in infant cognitive development. U. S. Department of Agriculture. $214,709.
- Harrist, A. W. (PI), Topham, G., Shriver, L. H., Page, M., & Hubbs-Tait, L. (8/01/09-7/31/10). Intervening in Family and Peer Contexts to Decrease Child Overweight: Follow-up and Follow-Forward into 4th and 5th Grade. Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Stations (OAES). $10,000.
- Harrist, A. W. (PI), Page, M., Topham, G., Humenikova, L. & Hubbs-Tait, L. (8/1/08-7/31/09). Families and Schools for Health: Follow-Up, Follow-Forward. Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST). $45,000.
- Harrist, A. W. (PI), Page, M., Topham, G., Humenikova, L. & Hubbs-Tait, L. (8/1/07-7/31/08). Families and Schools for Health: Follow-Up and Follow-Forward into 2nd and 3rd Grade. Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST). $45,000.
- Harrist, A. W. (PI), Topham, G., Kennedy T., Hubbs-Tait, L., & Page, M (1/1/05-12/31/08). Psychosocial factors in obese and at-risk overweight children’s lives: Family- and school-based interventions. [Working title: Families & Schools for Health]. U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). $1,000,000.
- Hubbs-Tait, L. (PI), Kennedy, T., Richardson, D., Hermann, J., Brown, B., & Stoecker, B. (8/01/2006 – 10/15/2007). Parenting practices for cognitive, emotional, and nutritional health: Effects on child nutrient status, overweight, and behavior. Agriculture Experiment Station – USDA CSREES, $98,039.
- Hubbs-Tait, L. (external evaluator). (08/01/05-07/31/07). Evaluation of Hukasa Child Learning Center Demonstration Project. United States Department of Education, Subcontract through Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, $70,000.
- Harrist, A. W., Topham, G., Kennedy T., Page, M., & Hubbs-Tait, L. (01/01/05-12/31/08). Psychosocial factors in obese and at-risk overweight children’s lives: Family- and school-based interventions. U. S. Department of Agriculture, approximately $1,000,000.
- Michael Hambidge (PI); CoPIs: Nancy Krebs, Yewelsew Abebe, Girma Abebe, Barbara Stoecker, Tay Kennedy & Laura Hubbs-Tait (09/30/03-08/31/06). Zinc and Maternal-Child Brain Function in Southern Ethiopia. Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, $50,000 (OSU subcontract).
- Hubbs-Tait, L. (07/01/01–08/31/06). Competence in Head Start children. United CAP Head Start. $133,434.