ABOUT THE RESEARCHER

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.

 

BACKGROUND

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

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Severe Hypernatremia in an Adolescent With Anorexia Nervosa. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2021 Oct 27; 99228211055283. View abstract
  2. The set point: weight destiny established before adulthood? Curr Opin Pediatr. 2021 08 01; 33(4):368-372. View abstract
  3. The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Number of Adolescents/Young Adults Seeking Eating Disorder-Related Care. J Adolesc Health. 2021 10; 69(4):660-663. View abstract
  4. COVID-19 and eating disorder and mental health concerns in patients with eating disorders. J Eat Disord. 2021 Jul 02; 9(1):80. View abstract
  5. Access to care and worsening eating disorder symptomatology in youth during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Eat Disord. 2021 Jun 10; 9(1):69. View abstract
  6. The Association of Malnutrition, illness duration, and pre-morbid weight status with anxiety and depression symptoms in adolescents and young adults with restrictive eating disorders: a cross-sectional study. J Eat Disord. 2021 May 17; 9(1):60. View abstract
  7. The scale matters: assessing body size with figure rating scales in a diverse sample of young adults. Eat Weight Disord. 2021 Mar 29. View abstract
  8. Social and economic cost of eating disorders in the United States: Evidence to inform policy action. Int J Eat Disord. 2021 05; 54(5):851-868. View abstract
  9. Weight-Focused Public Health Interventions-No Benefit, Some Harm. JAMA Pediatr. 2021 Mar 01; 175(3):238-239. View abstract
  10. Cross-classified multilevel models (CCMM) in health research: A systematic review of published empirical studies and recommendations for best practices. SSM Popul Health. 2020 Dec; 12:100661. View abstract
  11. Psychosocial, behavioral and clinical correlates of children with overweight and obesity. BMC Pediatr. 2020 06 10; 20(1):291. View abstract
  12. "It's Healthy Because It's Natural." Perceptions of "Clean" Eating among U.S. Adolescents and Emerging Adults. Nutrients. 2020 Jun 07; 12(6). View abstract
  13. How do you define recovery? A qualitative study of patients with eating disorders, their parents, and clinicians. Int J Eat Disord. 2020 08; 53(8):1209-1218. View abstract
  14. School Social Capital and Tobacco Experimentation Among Adolescents: Evidence From a Cross-Classified Multilevel, Longitudinal Analysis. J Adolesc Health. 2020 04; 66(4):431-438. View abstract
  15. A survey of physician practices on the inpatient medical stabilization of patients with avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. J Eat Disord. 2018; 6:22. View abstract
  16. Does an uneven sample size distribution across settings matter in cross-classified multilevel modeling? Results of a simulation study. Health Place. 2018 07; 52:121-126. View abstract
  17. BMI Trajectories from Birth to Young Adulthood. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2018 06; 26(6):1043-1049. View abstract
  18. 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
  19. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Early Childhood Obesity. Pediatrics. 2018 01; 141(1). View abstract
  20. 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
  21. Racial/Ethnic Disparities: a Longitudinal Study of Growth Trajectories Among US Kindergarten Children. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2018 08; 5(4):875-884. View abstract
  22. 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
  23. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Adolescent Health: An Interprofessional Case Discussion. MedEdPORTAL. 2017 Aug 09; 13:10615. View abstract
  24. Contextual Effects of Neighborhoods and Schools on Adolescent and Young Adult Marijuana Use in the United States. Subst Abuse. 2017; 11:1178221817711417. View abstract
  25. 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
  26. Food Insecurity, Weight Status, and Perceived Nutritional and Exercise Barriers in an Urban Youth Population. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 02; 57(2):152-160. View abstract
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. Disentangling overlapping influences of neighborhoods and schools on adolescent body mass index. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016 12; 24(12):2570-2577. View abstract
  31. Childcare Attendance and Obesity Risk. Pediatrics. 2016 11; 138(5). View abstract
  32. Weight misperception among young adults with overweight/obesity associated with disordered eating behaviors. Int J Eat Disord. 2016 Oct; 49(10):937-946. View abstract
  33. Achieving Cardiovascular Health in Young Adulthood-Which Adolescent Factors Matter? J Adolesc Health. 2016 Jan; 58(1):119-21. View abstract
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. Unmet Health Care Need in US Adolescents and Adult Health Outcomes. Pediatrics. 2015 Sep; 136(3):513-20. View abstract
  37. Managing adolescent obesity and the role of bariatric surgery. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2015 Aug; 27(4):434-41. View abstract
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. Prospective association between overvaluation of weight and binge eating among overweight adolescent girls. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Jan; 56(1):25-9. View abstract
  42. Child maltreatment and blood pressure in young adulthood. Child Abuse Negl. 2014 Nov; 38(11):1747-54. View abstract
  43. 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
  44. Sexual orientation disparities in BMI among U.S. adolescents and young adults in three race/ethnicity groups. J Obes. 2014; 2014:537242. View abstract
  45. 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
  46. School programs and characteristics and their influence on student BMI: findings from healthy passages. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1):e83254. View abstract
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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
  51. 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
  52. Sexual orientation and bias in self-reported BMI. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Aug; 20(8):1703-9. View abstract
  53. 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
  54. 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
  55. Food insecurity and increased BMI in young adult women. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Sep; 20(9):1896-901. View abstract
  56. 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
  57. 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
  58. School variation in asthma: compositional or contextual? PLoS One. 2009 Dec 30; 4(12):e8512. View abstract
  59. 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
  60. 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
  61. The impact of school context on the weight status of adolscent males and females. Obesity. 2008. View abstract
  62. Can neighborhoods explain racial/ethnic differences in adolescent inactivity? Int J Pediatr Obes. 2007; 2(4):202-10. View abstract
  63. Guidelines for adolescent well care: is there consensus? Curr Opin Pediatr. 2006 Aug; 18(4):365-70. View abstract
  64. 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
  65. Guidelines for adolescent well care: Is there consensus?. Current Opinions in Pediatrics. 2006; 18(4):365-370. View abstract
  66. The treatment of adolescent depression in the era of the black box warning. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2005 Aug; 17(4):466-72. View abstract
  67. Interpreting negative results: postpartum interview position not associated with improved outcomes. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003 Apr; 157(4):333-5. View abstract