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Oklahoma State University

Laura Hubbs-Tait

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Regents Professor

341 Human Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-8360
Fax: 405-744-6344

laura.hubbs@okstate.edu

Education

Degree Institution  
Post-doc University of Texas at Austin  
Ph.D. Boston University  
M.S. Boston University  
B.S. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Publications

Rutledge, J. M., Harrist, A. W., Hubbs-Tait, L., Larzelere, R. E., Topham, G. L., Shriver, L. H. & Swindle, T. (in press). A longitudinal study of parenting style and child weight with moderation by American Indian ethnicity. Parenting: Science and Practice.

Kracht, C. L., Sisson, S. B., Guseman, E. H., Hubbs-Tait, L., Arnold, S. H., Graef, J., & Knehans, A. (in press). Family eating behavior and child eating pattern differences between children with and without siblings. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

Kracht, C. L., Sisson, S. B., Guseman, E. H., Hubbs-Tait, L., Arnold, S. H., Graef, J., & Knehans, A. (in press). Difference in objectively measured physical activity and obesity in children with and without siblings. Pediatric Exercise Science. doi: 10.1123/pes.2018-0184.

Williamson, A. C., Hubbs-Tait, L., Colaizzi, J., & Huffer, A. (2018). Deepening connections in later infancy: 6 to 12 months. In A. S. Morris & A. C. Williamson (Eds.), Building relationships in infants and toddlers: Integrating early social and emotional research and practice. New York, NY: Springer.

Harrist, A. W., Topham, G. L., Hubbs-Tait, L., Shriver, L. H. & Swindle, T. M. (2017). Psychosocial factors in children's obesity: Examples from an innovative line of inquiry. Child Development Perspectives, 11, 275–281. doi:10.1111/cdep.12245

Lora, K. R., Hubbs-Tait, L., Ferris, A., & Wakefield, D. (2016). African-American and Hispanic children’s beverage intake: Differences in associations with desire to drink, fathers’ feeding practices, and weight concerns. Appetite, 107, 558-567. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2016.09.012

Harrist, A. W., Swindle, T. M., Hubbs-Tait, L., Topham, G. L., Shriver, L. H. and Page, M. C. (2016), The social and emotional lives of overweight, obese, and severely obese children. Child Development, 87, 1564–1580. doi:10.1111/cdev.12548

Lora, K. R., Hubbs-Tait, L., Guzman, M., Wakefield, D., Sisson, S., & Mayeux, L. (2016). Preschoolers' influence on and help with beverage selection at the grocery store is linked to maternal responsiveness and child beverage intake: An exploratory study. Eating Behaviors, 23, 19-23. doi:10.1016/j.eatbeh.2016.07.008

Shriver, L. H., Hubbs-Tait, L., Harrist, A. W., Topham, G., & Page, M. (2015). Child gender and weight status moderate the relation of maternal feeding practices to body esteem in 1st grade children. Appetite, 89, 62-69. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2015.01.017

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. doi:10.1097/DBP.0b013e3182a5095f

Shriver, L. H., Harrist, A. W., Page, M. C., Hubbs-Tait, L., Moulton, M, & 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. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2012.10.005

Aubuchon-Endsley, N., Grant, S., Thomas, D. G., Kennedy, T. S., Berhanu, G., Stoecker, B. J., Hubbs-Tait, L., Hambidge, K M. (2013). Infant responsiveness, alertness, hemoglobin and growth in rural Sidama, Ethiopia. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 9, 483-498. DOI: 10.1111/j.1740-8709.2011.00391.x.

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

Bogale, A., Stoecker, B. J., Kennedy, T. S., Hubbs-Tait, L., Thomas, D. G., Abebe, Y., & Hambidge, K. M. (2013). Nutritional status and cognitive performance of mother-child pairs in Sidama, Southern Ethiopia. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 9, 274-284. DOI: 10.1111/j.1740-8709.2011.00345.x.

Harrist, A. W., Topham, G. L., Hubbs-Tait, L., Page, M. C., Kennedy, T. S., & Shriver, L. S. (2012). What developmental science can contribute to a transdisciplinary understanding of Childhood Obesity: An inter- and intrapersonal risk model. Child Development Perspectives, 6, 445-455. doi:10.1111/cdep.12004

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.

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. doi: 10.1111/j.1746-1561.2011.00624.x.

Topham, G. L., Harrist, A. W., Page, M. C., Rutledge, J. M.*, Kennedy, T. S., 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.

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.

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.

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. S., Page, M. C., Topham, G. L., & Harrist, A. W. (2008). Parenting practices and nutrition practice. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 108, 1161-1162. (invited application article)

Kennedy, T. S., Thomas, D. G., Woltamo, T.*, Abebe, Y., Hubbs-Tait, L., Sykova, V.,Stoecker, B., & Hambidge, M. (2008). Growth and visual information processing in infants in southern Ethiopia. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 29, 129-140.

Hubbs-Tait L., Kennedy T. S., Belanger D., Parker J., & Droke E. A. (2007). Zinc, iron, and lead: Relations to Head Start children’s cognitive scores and teachers’ ratings of classroom behavior. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 107, 128-133.

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.

Droke, E. A., Kennedy, T.S., & Hubbs-Tait, L. (2006). Potential for misclassification of micronutrient status in children participating in Head Start. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 106, 376-382.

Hubbs-Tait, L., Nation, J. R., Krebs, N. F., & Bellinger, D. C. (2005). Neurotoxicants, micronutrients, and social environments: individual and combined effects on children's development. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 6, 57-121.

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.

Hubbs-Tait, L., Culp, A. M., Huey, E.*, Culp, R. 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.

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.

Culp, A., Hubbs-Tait, L., Culp, R. E., & Starost, H-J.* (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., & Hubbs, A. F. (1999). Ready to learn: Biosocial foundations in children from low-income families. [White Paper]. Washington D.C.: National Association for State Universities and Land Grant Colleges.

Hubbs-Tait, L., Hughes, K.*, Culp, A. M., Osofsky, J. D., Hann, D. M., Eberhart-Wright, A., & Ware, L. (1996). Children of adolescent mothers: Attachment representation, maternal depression, and later behavior problems. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 66, 416-426.

Hubbs-Tait, L., & Garmon, L.* (1995). The relationship of moral reasoning and AIDS knowledge to risky sexual behavior. Adolescence, 30, 549-564.

Briggs, K., Hubbs-Tait, L., Culp, R. E., & Blankemeyer, M. (1995). Perceiver bias in expectancies for sexually abused children. Family Relations, 44, 291-298.

Briggs, K., Hubbs-Tait, L., Culp, R., & Morse, A. S.* (1994). Sexual abuse label: Adults’ expectations for children. American Journal of Family Therapy, 22, 304-314.

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.

Hubbs-Tait, L., Wierzbicki, M., Gray, D.*,& Englehart, R. (1994). Perceptions of infant boys' behavior and mental health: Relation to infant attachment. Infant Mental Health Journal, 15, 307-315.

Osofsky, J. D., Hubbs-Tait, L., Eberhart-Wright, A., & Culp, A. M. (1994). Vulnerabilities in preschool children of adolescent mothers: A narrative approach. In T. Cohen & N. Etezady (Eds.), The vulnerable child (Vol. 2; pp. 153-166). Madison, CT: IUP.

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.

Evans, R. G., & Hubbs-Tait, L. (1991). Applying psychology in today's world: Strategies for personal growth. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Hubbs-Tait, L. (1989). Coping patterns of aging women: A developmental perspective. Journal of Women and Aging, 1, 95-122.

Hubbs-Tait, L. & Blodgett, C. J. (1989). The mediating effects of self-esteem and coronary-prone behavior on problem solving and mood under low and high stress. Behavioral Medicine, 15, 101-110.

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.

Prentice, N. M., Manosevitz, M., & Hubbs, L. (1978). Imaginary figures of early childhood: Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 48, 618-628.

Courses Taught

Parenting HDFS  3123
Infant and Child Development HDFS  3413
Research Methods HDFS  3513
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

  • 2018 - Society for Research in Human Development Outstanding Mentor Award
  • 2012 - Second place award in the competition for the President’s Cup traveling trophy for Creative Interdisciplinarity – Families and Schools for Health: Understanding Rural Childhood Obesity. Lead: Amanda W. Harrist. Team members: Glade Topham, Lenka Shriver, Laura Hubbs-Tait, Melanie Page.
  • 2010 - Regents Professor
  • 2006-2007 Regents Distinguished Research Award, College of Human Environmental Sciences
  • 2006-2007 Mortar Board: Outstanding College of Human Environmental Sciences Faculty Member
  • 2006 Order of Omega: Outstanding College of Human Environmental Sciences Faculty Member
  • 2005-2006 Marguerite Scruggs Distinguished Research Award, College of Human Environmental Sciences
  • 2006 Regents Distinguished Research Award
  • 1998 Regents Distinguished Teaching Award

Grants

  • Hubbs-Tait, L. (PI). (7/01/17-9/30/17). Training and workforce development for Oklahoma-based providers in the Active Parenting: First 5 Years training curriculum. Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. $5000.     
  • Hubbs-Tait, L. (PI). (8/01/13-12/31/15). Meta-Analysis of Child Obesity Prevention Programs and Identification of Moderators of Program Effectiveness. Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Stations (OAES). $10,000.  
  • Hubbs-Tait, L. (PI on subcontract). (08/01/08-09/07/12). Pa<ee Pakoo<oo Early Learning Center Demonstration Project. U.S. Department of Education (Office of Indian Education – Subcontract through Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma). $200,000.     
  • Kennedy, TS (PI), Thomas, DG, Hubbs-Tait, L, & Byrd-Craven. (August 2011 – July 2012).Nutrition and Early Child Development Program. Provost’s Interdisciplinary Grant. ~ $43,000   
  • 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. No cost extension (2010-2011).     
  • 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. No cost extension (2010-2011).   
  • Harrist, A. W., 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. Page, M., Topham, G., Shriver, L. H., & Hubbs-Tait, L. (1/01/09-12/31/09). Intervening in Family and Peer Contexts to Decrease Child Overweight: Follow-up and Follow-Forward into 4th Grade. Research Bridge Funding, College of Human Environmental Sciences, OSU. $15,000.    
  • Harrist, A. W., 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., 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., 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., 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, $98,039.
  • Hubbs-Tait, L. (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.
  • 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.
  • Hubbs-Tait, L., Culp, A. M., & Culp, R. E. (October 1, 1996-September 30, 1999). How schools and families promote the successful transition of children from Head Start to the public school classroom. Administration on Children and Families/Administration on Children Youth and Families. $450,000.     
  • Hubbs-Tait, L., Culp, A. M., & Culp, R. E. (August 1995 - July 1997). Impact of teen parenting on preschoolers' adjustment. National Institute of Mental Health. $145,000.

Professional Memberships 

Society for Research in Child Development
Society for Research in Human Development
American Society for Nutrition

Service Activities

Profession

  • Board of Editors - Parenting: Science and Practice (2016-present)
  • 2018-2019 Chair of USDA Multistate W3005: Developing synergistic approaches to healthy weight in childhood through positive relationships, diet quality and physical activity
  • 2017-2018 Vice-Chair of USDA Multistate W3005: Developing synergistic approaches to healthy weight in childhood through positive relationships, diet quality and physical activity
  • 2012-2017 Vice-Chair of USDA Multistate W2005: Parenting, energy dynamics, and lifestyle determinants of childhood obesity: New directions in prevention     

Department

  • Chair, HDFS Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT) Document Revision Committee– Fall 2017-Summer 2018

Certificates 

Certified Active Parenting Trainer of Trainers
    *First Five Years
    *Ages 5 to 12 - 4th Edition
    *Active Parenting of Teens
Registered Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator

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