Research Overview

Dr. Richmond's research is focused on the full spectrum of weight-related outcomes, from overweight/obesity to restrictive eating disorders. She is particularly interested in understanding social determinants that contribute to weight-related outcomes as well as novel interventions that aid youth with overweight/obesity in remaining as physically and psychologically healthy as possible.

About the Researcher

Tracy Richmond received her MD from the University of Cincinnati and her MPH from the University of Michigan. She received additional training through the University of Michigan's Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. She is the Medical Director of the PREP clinic, an intervention program focused on youth with overweight/obesity and those with binge eating disorder. Publications

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Researcher Areas

  • Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Adolescent Health
  • Obesity
  • Weight related outcomes

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  1. Milliren CE, Evans CR, Richmond TK, Dunn EC. Does an uneven sample size distribution across settings matter in cross-classified multilevel modeling? Results of a simulation study. Health Place. 2018 Jun 06; 52:121-126. View abstract
  2. McGinty SM, Osganian SK, Feldman HA, Milliren CE, Field AE, Richmond TK. BMI Trajectories from Birth to Young Adulthood. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2018 Jun; 26(6):1043-1049. View abstract
  3. Kamody RC, Thurston IB, Decker KM, Kaufman CC, Sonneville KR, Richmond TK. Relating shape/weight based self-esteem, depression, and anxiety with weight and perceived physical health among young adults. Body Image. 2018 Jun; 25:168-176. View abstract
  4. Isong IA, Rao SR, Bind MA, Avendaño M, Kawachi I, Richmond TK. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Early Childhood Obesity. Pediatrics. 2018 Jan; 141(1). View abstract
  5. Oreskovic NM, Gallucci GO, Chase II, Milliren CE, Richmond TK. Oral health status and longitudinal cardiometabolic risk in a national sample of young adults. J Am Dent Assoc. 2017 12; 148(12):930-935. View abstract
  6. Isong IA, Richmond T, Avendaño M, Kawachi I. Racial/Ethnic Disparities: a Longitudinal Study of Growth Trajectories Among US Kindergarten Children. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2017 Nov 09. View abstract
  7. Rancourt D, Thurston IB, Sonneville KR, Milliren CE, Richmond TK. Longitudinal impact of weight misperception and intent to change weight on body mass index of adolescents and young adults with overweight or obesity. Eat Behav. 2017 12; 27:7-13. View abstract
  8. Milliren CE, Richmond TK, Evans CR, Dunn EC, Johnson RM. Contextual Effects of Neighborhoods and Schools on Adolescent and Young Adult Marijuana Use in the United States. Subst Abuse. 2017; 11:1178221817711417. View abstract
  9. Kennedy GA, Forman SF, Woods ER, Hergenroeder AC, Mammel KA, Fisher MM, Ornstein RM, Callahan ST, Golden NH, Kapphahn CJ, Garber AK, Rome ES, Richmond TK. History of Overweight/Obesity as Predictor of Care Received at 1-year Follow-Up in Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa or Atypical Anorexia Nervosa. J Adolesc Health. 2017 Jun; 60(6):674-679. View abstract
  10. Baer TE, Scherer EA, Richmond TK, Fleegler EW, Hassan A. Food Insecurity, Weight Status, and Perceived Nutritional and Exercise Barriers in an Urban Youth Population. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 Feb; 57(2):152-160. View abstract
  11. Rodgers RF, Peterson KE, Hunt AT, Spadano-Gasbarro JL, Richmond TK, Greaney ML, Bryn Austin S. Racial/ethnic and weight status disparities in dieting and disordered weight control behaviors among early adolescents. Eat Behav. 2017 08; 26:104-107. View abstract
  12. Unger ES, Kawachi I, Milliren CE, Sonneville KR, Thurston IB, Gooding HC, Richmond TK. Protective Misperception? Prospective Study of Weight Self-Perception and Blood Pressure in Adolescents With Overweight and Obesity. J Adolesc Health. 2017 Jun; 60(6):680-687. View abstract
  13. Thurston IB, Sonneville KR, Milliren CE, Kamody RC, Gooding HC, Richmond TK. Cross-sectional and Prospective Examination of Weight Misperception and Depressive Symptoms Among Youth with Overweight and Obesity. Prev Sci. 2017 02; 18(2):152-163. View abstract
  14. Richmond TK, Dunn EC, Milliren CE, Rosenfeld Evans C, Subramanian SV. Disentangling overlapping influences of neighborhoods and schools on adolescent body mass index. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016 12; 24(12):2570-2577. View abstract
  15. Isong IA, Richmond T, Kawachi I, Avendaño M. Childcare Attendance and Obesity Risk. Pediatrics. 2016 Nov; 138(5). View abstract
  16. Sonneville KR, Thurston IB, Milliren CE, Gooding HC, Richmond TK. Weight misperception among young adults with overweight/obesity associated with disordered eating behaviors. Int J Eat Disord. 2016 10; 49(10):937-946. View abstract
  17. Gooding HC, Milliren C, Shay CM, Richmond TK, Field AE, Gillman MW. Achieving Cardiovascular Health in Young Adulthood-Which Adolescent Factors Matter? J Adolesc Health. 2016 Jan; 58(1):119-21. View abstract
  18. Sonneville KR, Thurston IB, Milliren CE, Kamody RC, Gooding HC, Richmond TK. Helpful or harmful? Prospective association between weight misperception and weight gain among overweight and obese adolescents and young adults. Int J Obes (Lond). 2016 Feb; 40(2):328-32. View abstract
  19. Peterson KE, Spadano-Gasbarro JL, Greaney ML, Austin SB, Mezgebu S, Hunt AT, Blood EA, Horan C, Feldman HA, Osganian SK, Bettencourt MF, Richmond TK. Three-Year Improvements in Weight Status and Weight-Related Behaviors in Middle School Students: The Healthy Choices Study. PLoS One. 2015; 10(8):e0134470. View abstract
  20. Hargreaves DS, Elliott MN, Viner RM, Richmond TK, Schuster MA. Unmet Health Care Need in US Adolescents and Adult Health Outcomes. Pediatrics. 2015 Sep; 136(3):513-20. View abstract
  21. McGinty S, Richmond TK, Desai NK. Managing adolescent obesity and the role of bariatric surgery. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2015 Aug; 27(4):434-41. View abstract
  22. Dunn EC, Milliren CE, Evans CR, Subramanian SV, Richmond TK. Disentangling the relative influence of schools and neighborhoods on adolescents' risk for depressive symptoms. Am J Public Health. 2015 Apr; 105(4):732-40. View abstract
  23. Dunn EC, Richmond TK, Milliren CE, Subramanian SV. Using cross-classified multilevel models to disentangle school and neighborhood effects: an example focusing on smoking behaviors among adolescents in the United States. Health Place. 2015 Jan; 31:224-32. View abstract
  24. Richmond TK, Milliren C, Walls CE, Kawachi I. School social capital and body mass index in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. J Sch Health. 2014 Dec; 84(12):759-68. View abstract
  25. Sonneville KR, Grilo CM, Richmond TK, Thurston IB, Jernigan M, Gianini L, Field AE. Prospective association between overvaluation of weight and binge eating among overweight adolescent girls. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Jan; 56(1):25-9. View abstract
  26. Gooding HC, Milliren C, McLaughlin KA, Richmond TK, Katz-Wise SL, Rich-Edwards J, Austin SB. Child maltreatment and blood pressure in young adulthood. Child Abuse Negl. 2014 Nov; 38(11):1747-54. View abstract
  27. Richmond TK, Thurston I, Sonneville K, Milliren CE, Walls CE, Austin SB. Racial/ethnic differences in accuracy of body mass index reporting in a diverse cohort of young adults. Int J Obes (Lond). 2015 Mar; 39(3):546-8. View abstract
  28. Katz-Wise SL, Blood EA, Milliren CE, Calzo JP, Richmond TK, Gooding HC, Austin SB. Sexual orientation disparities in BMI among U.S. adolescents and young adults in three race/ethnicity groups. J Obes. 2014; 2014:537242. View abstract
  29. Gooding HC, McGinty S, Richmond TK, Gillman MW, Field AE. Hypertension awareness and control among young adults in the national longitudinal study of adolescent health. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Aug; 29(8):1098-104. View abstract
  30. Richmond TK, Elliott MN, Franzini L, Kawachi I, Caughy MO, Gilliland MJ, Walls CE, Franklin FA, Lowry R, Banspach SW, Schuster MA. School programs and characteristics and their influence on student BMI: findings from healthy passages. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1):e83254. View abstract
  31. Richmond TK, Spadano-Gasbarro JL, Walls CE, Austin SB, Greaney ML, Wang ML, Mezegebu S, Peterson KE. Middle school food environments and racial/ethnic differences in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption: findings from the Healthy Choices study. Prev Med. 2013 Nov; 57(5):735-8. View abstract
  32. Wang ML, Peterson KE, Richmond TK, Spadano-Gasbarro J, Greaney ML, Mezgebu S, McCormick M, Austin SB. Family physical activity and meal practices associated with disordered weight control behaviors in a multiethnic sample of middle-school youth. Acad Pediatr. 2013 Jul-Aug; 13(4):379-85. View abstract
  33. Austin SB, Richmond TK, Spadano-Gasbarro J, Greaney ML, Blood EA, Walls C, Wang ML, Mezgebu S, Osganian SK, Peterson KE. The contribution of school environmental factors to individual and school variation in disordered weight control behaviors in a statewide sample of middle schools. Eat Disord. 2013; 21(2):91-108. View abstract
  34. Wang ML, Walls CE, Peterson KE, Richmond TK, Spadano-Gasbarro J, Greaney ML, Blood E, Mezgebu S, McCormick MC, Subramanian SV, Bryn Austin S. Dietary and physical activity factors related to eating disorder symptoms among middle school youth. J Sch Health. 2013 Jan; 83(1):14-20. View abstract
  35. Richmond TK, Walls CE, Subramanian SV. The association of adolescent socioeconomic position and adult height: variation across racial/ethnic groups. Econ Hum Biol. 2013 Mar; 11(2):178-84. View abstract
  36. Richmond TK, Walls CE, Austin SB. Sexual orientation and bias in self-reported BMI. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Aug; 20(8):1703-9. View abstract
  37. Austin SB, Spadano-Gasbarro JL, Greaney ML, Blood EA, Hunt AT, Richmond TK, Wang ML, Mezgebu S, Osganian SK, Peterson KE. Effect of the planet health intervention on eating disorder symptoms in Massachusetts middle schools, 2005-2008. Prev Chronic Dis. 2012; 9:E171; quiz E171. View abstract
  38. Cutter-Wilson E, Richmond T. Understanding teen dating violence: practical screening and intervention strategies for pediatric and adolescent healthcare providers. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2011 Aug; 23(4):379-83. View abstract
  39. Gooding HC, Walls CE, Richmond TK. Food insecurity and increased BMI in young adult women. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Sep; 20(9):1896-901. View abstract
  40. Richmond TK, Austin SB, Walls CE, Subramanian SV. The association of body mass index and externally perceived attractiveness across race/ethnicity, gender, and time. J Adolesc Health. 2012 Jan; 50(1):74-79.e2. View abstract
  41. Austin SB, Spadano-Gasbarro J, Greaney ML, Richmond TK, Feldman HA, Osganian SK, Hunt AT, Mezgebu S, Peterson KE. Disordered weight control behaviors in early adolescent boys and girls of color: an under-recognized factor in the epidemic of childhood overweight. J Adolesc Health. 2011 Jan; 48(1):109-12. View abstract
  42. Richmond TK, Subramanian SV. School variation in asthma: compositional or contextual? PLoS One. 2009 Dec 30; 4(12):e8512. View abstract
  43. Richmond TK, Walls CE, Gooding HC, Field AE. Television viewing is not predictive of BMI in Black and Hispanic young adult females. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010 May; 18(5):1015-20. View abstract
  44. Richmond TK, Subramanian SV. School level contextual factors are associated with the weight status of adolescent males and females. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 Jun; 16(6):1324-30. View abstract
  45. Richmond TK, Subramanian SV. The impact of school context on the weight status of adolscent males and females. Obesity. 2008. View abstract
  46. Richmond TK, Field AE, Rich M. Can neighborhoods explain racial/ethnic differences in adolescent inactivity? Int J Pediatr Obes. 2007; 2(4):202-10. View abstract
  47. Richmond TK, Freed GL, Clark SJ, Cabana MD. Guidelines for adolescent well care: is there consensus? Curr Opin Pediatr. 2006 Aug; 18(4):365-70. View abstract
  48. Richmond TK, Hayward RA, Gahagan S, Field AE, Heisler M. Can school income and racial/ethnic composition explain the racial/ethnic disparity in adolescent physical activity participation? Pediatrics. 2006 Jun; 117(6):2158-66. View abstract
  49. Richmond TK, Freed GL, Clark SJ, Cabana M. . Guidelines for adolescent well care: Is there consensus?. Current Opinions in Pediatrics. 2006; 18(4):365-370. View abstract
  50. Richmond TK, Rosen DS. The treatment of adolescent depression in the era of the black box warning. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2005 Aug; 17(4):466-72. View abstract
  51. Mabry IR, Richmond T, Bialostozky A, Rushton J. Interpreting negative results: postpartum interview position not associated with improved outcomes. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003 Apr; 157(4):333-5. View abstract