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Rachel  Novotny

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Rachel Novotny

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Department of Human Nutrition, Food & Animal Sciences

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                    Honolulu, HI 96822

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Ag Sciences Building

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Specialties :

Community and global nutrition; Maternal and child nutrition; Public health nutrition; Field assessment of nutrition status

Professional Prep/Appointments :

1986 Ph.D. Cornell University.
Major: International Nutrition.
Minors: Epidemiology/Population Studies and Anthropology.
Dissertation: Preschool Child Feeding, Health, and Nutritional Status in Highland Ecuador.

1982 M.S. Cornell University.
Major: International Nutrition.
Minor: Anthropology.
Thesis: Maternal and Infant Nutritional Status During Exclusive Breast-feeding in the Lake Titicaca Region, S.A.

1978 B.A. Beloit College.
Major: Biology.
Senior Thesis: Breast Milk Consumption by Infants in Puriscal, Costa Rica.

Projects :

1. Childrens Healthy Living Program for Remote Underserved Minority Populations in the Pacific Region (CHL). USDA/AFRI/NIFA.  A partnership among remote Pacific states and other jurisdictions of the US: Alaska, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Guam, Federated States of Micronesia, Hawaii, Palau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands whose purpose is to train a public health nutrition work force, conduct public health nutrition research and communicate nutrition and health related information to the public, and to build social/cultural, physical/built, and political/economic environments that will promote active play and intake of healthy food to prevent young child obesity.Novotny R, Principal Investigator/Director. $24,777,481 (Award no. 2011-68001-30335, CRIS no. 0224871). 2011-2017

2. Child Health Assessment for the Pacific (CHAP).  Child Health Assessment in the Pacific (CHAP) Summer Fellowship program will build Pacific regional capacity in early childhood nutrition and health assessment; create a network of individuals working to monitor and prevent early childhood obesity and health disparities; and evaluate opportunities to sustain training in early childhood nutrition and health assessment. Novotny R and Fialkowski MK (Co-PI) University of Hawaii.  USDA/NIFA. $274,780. GRANT11901095. (2016-2019)

3. SNAP-ED and EFNEP Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Center of Excellence: Creating Healthy Local Places (RNECE). Leader of Workgroup on Readiness to Change. Stephenson L, PI, $1,000,000 University of Tennessee.  USDA/NIFA. Novotny R: Co-Investigator/Co-Project Director, $113,944. 2015-67001-24289. (2015-1017)

4. Children’s Healthy Living Network (CHLN) in the US Affiliated Pacific.  Hatch/Multistate Project. W1194, NIFA/USDA (12/5/16-9/30/21). Hawaii Representative.

Courses Taught:

FSHN 250 Human Need & Want
FSHN 370 Lifespan Nutrition
FSHN 451 Community Nutrition
FSHN 467 Nutritional Assessment
FSHN 470 Lifespan Nutrition
FSHN 492 Field Experience
FSHN 493 Community Nutrition
FSHN 499 Topics-Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
FSHN 681 Seminar in Nutrition Science
FSHN 682 Topics in Nutritional Epidemiology
FSHN 685 Progress in Human Nutrition
FSHN 699 Directed Reading and Research
FSHN 700 Thesis Research
FSHN 800 Dissertation Research
PH 800 Dissertation Research

Professional Interests :

My research interests focus on diet, physical activity and body size factors, their influence on the process of growth and maturation, and implications for health and disease. My work focuses on periods of rapid growth, including pregnancy, infancy, and adolescence. Research areas include the role of breast-feeding in maturation and growth, and the importance of variability of body size in different population groups for risk of disease. I especially focus on diverse understudied populations. I seek systems change to political, economic, social and biologic factors to improve nutrition and health.

Selected Recent Publications :

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Peer Reviewed Journal Articles 

Reynolds K, Go AS, Leong TK, Boudreau DM, Cassidy-Bushrow AE, Fortmann SP, Goldberg RJ, Gurwitz JH, Magid DJ, Margolis KL, McNeal CJ, Newton KM, Novotny R, Quesenberry CP Jr, Rosamond WD, Smith DH, VanWormer JJ, Vupputuri S, Waring SC, Williams MS, Sidney S. Trends in Incidence of Hospitalized Acute Myocardial Infarction in the Cardiovascular Research Network (CVRN)" Am J Med. 2017 Mar;130(3):317-327. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2016.09.014. Epub 2016 Oct 14.PMID:27751900.


Matanane L Fialkowski MK, Silva J, Li F, Nigg C, Leon Guerrero RT, Novotny R. Para I Famagu’on-Ta : Fruit and Vegetable Intake, Food Store Environment, and Childhood Overweight/Obesity in the Children’s Healthy Living Program on Guam. Hawaii J Med Public Health; 2017; Volume 76, No. 8, Aug.


Novotny R, Li F, Leon Guerrero R, Coleman P, Tufa A, Bersamin A, Deenik J, Wilkens LR. Dual burden of malnutrition in US Affiliated Pacific jurisdictions in the Children’s Healthy Living Program. BMC Public Health (2017) 17:483; DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4377-6.

Mikkelsen BE, Novotny R, Gittelsohn J. Multi-Level, Multi-Component Approaches to Community Based Interventions for HealthyLiving—A Three Case Comparison. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 1023; doi:10.3390/ijerph13101023.

Tolley H, Snowdon W,  Wate J, Durand M, Vivili P, McCool J, Novotny R, Dewes O, Hoy D, Bell C, Richards N; Swinburn B. Monitoring and Accountability for the Pacific response to the Non-Communicable Diseases crisis. BMC Public Health. 16:958DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-3614-8.

Yamanaka A, Fialkowski MK, Wilkens L, Li F, Ettienne R, Fleming T, Power J, Deenik J, Coleman P, Leon Guerrero R, Novotny R.  Quality Assurance of Data Collection in the Multi-site Community Randomized Trial and Prevalence Survey of the Children's Healthy Living Program. BMC Research Notes.2016, 9:432,DOI: 10.1186/s13104-016-2212-2.

Novotny R
, Li F, Fialkowski, MK, Bersamin A, Tufa A, Deenik J, Coleman P, Leon Guerrero, RT, Wilkens LR. Prevalence of obesity and acanthosis nigricans among young children in the Children's Healthy Living Program in the United States Affiliated Pacific. Medicine. September 2016 - Volume 95 - Issue 37,  p e4711, doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000004711.

Ettienne R,  Nigg CR, Li F, Su Y, McGlone K, Luick B, Tachibana A, Carran C,  Mercado J, Novotny R. Validation of the Actical Accelerometer in Multiethnic Preschoolers: The Children’s Healthy Living (CHL) Program. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2016;75(14): 95-100.

Fialkowski MK, Yamanaka A, Wilkens LR, Braun KL, Butel J, Ettienne R, McGlone K, Remengesau S, Power JM, Johnson E, Gilmatam D, Fleming T, Acosta M, Belyeu-Camacho T, Shomour M, Sigrah C, Nigg C, Novotny R. Recruitment strategies and lessons learned from the Children’s Healthy Living Program prevalence survey. AIMS Public Health. 2016; 3(1): 140 – 157.

Esquivel M, Nigg CR, Fialkowski MK, Braun KL, Li F, Novotny R. Influence of teachers’ personal health behaviors on operationalizing obesity prevention policy in Head Start preschools: A project of the Children’s Healthy Living Program (CHL). J Nutr Educ Behav 2016 May;48(5):318-325.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2016.02.007.

Fialkowski MK, Matanane L, Gibson J, Yiu E, Hollyer J, Kolasa K, Novotny R. A Pacific Food Guide: from the Children’s Healthy Living Program. Nutr Today. 2016; 51(2): 72 - 81.

Esquivel MK, Nigg C, Fialkowski MK, Braun K, Li F, Novotny R. Head Start Wellness Policy Intervention in Hawaii: A project of the Children’s Healthy Living Program (CHL). Childhood Obesity. 2016; 12 (1).

Maskarinec G, Morimoto Y, Laguaña MB, Novotny R, Leon Guerrero RT. Bioimpedence to Assess Breast Density as a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer in Adult Women and Adolescent Girls Asian Pac J Cancer Prev, 17 (1), 65-71.

Rotter M, Nigg CR, Novotny R. Acculturation is Not Related to Physical Activity Stage of Change in Multiethnic Children in Hawai‘i.  Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2016 Feb;75(2):35-41.

Oshiro C, Novotny R, Grove J, Hurwitz E. Race/Ethnic Differences in Birth Size, Infant Growth and BMI at Age Five Years in Children in Hawai‘i. Child Obes. 2015 Dec;11(6):683-90. doi: 10.1089/chi.2015.0027. Epub 2015 Nov 12.

Novotny R, Davis J. Growth in bone and body size among Asian and White Girls in the Female Adolescent Maturation (FAM) study. Arch Osteoporos. 2015;10:31. doi: 10.1007/s11657-015-0234-3. Epub 2015 Sep 15.

Li, F., Wilkens, L. R., Novotny, R., Fialkowski, M. K., Paulino, Y. C., Nelson, R., Boushey, C. J. Anthropometric measurement standardization in the US-affiliated pacific: Report from the Children's Healthy Living Program. Am J Human Bio, n/a-n/a. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.22796

Butel J, Braun KL, Novotny R, Acosta M, Castro R, Fleming T, Powers J, Nigg CR, Assessing intervention fidelity in a multi-level, multi-component, multi-site program: the Children’s Healthy Living (CHL) program. Translational Behavioral Medicine Practice, Policy, Research 5(4), 460-469. DOI 10.1007/s13142-015-0334-z 2015 .

Fialkowski MK, Delormier T, Hattori-Uchima M, Leslie JH, Greenburg J, Kim JH, Deenik J, Dunn MA, Areta, AAR, Novotny R.  Children’s Healthy Living Program (CHL) Indigenous Workforce Training to Prevent Childhood Obesity in the Underserved US Affiliated Pacific. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2015 May, Supplement; 26(2):83-85.

Leon Guerrero RT, Chong M, Novotny R, Wilkens LR, Badowski G, Blas-Laguana M, Murphy S.  Relative validity and reliability of a quantitative food frequency questionnaire for adults in Guam. Food Nutr Res. 2015 May 5;59:26276. doi: 10.3402/fnr.v59.26276. eCollection 2015.

Novotny R, Nigg C, Li F, Wilkens L. Pacific Kids DASH for Health (PacDASH) randomized controlled trial with DASH eating plan plus physical activity improves fruit and vegetable intake and diastolic blood pressure in children. Childhood Obesity. April 2015 Volume 11, Number 2:1-6. DOI: 10.1089/chi.2014.0141.

Novotny R, Fialkowski MK, Li F, Paulino Y, Vargo D, Jim R, Coleman P, Bersamin A, Nigg C, Leon Guerrero R, Deenik J, Kim JH, Wilkens L. Prevalence of Young Child Overweight and Obesity in the United States Affiliated Pacific Region as Compared to the 48 Contiguous States: A Systematic Review and Meta-regression by the Children's Healthy Living Program. Am J Public Health. 2015 Jan;105(1):e22-e35.2014

Fialkowsi MK, Delormier T, Hattori-Uchima M, Leslie JH, Greenburg J, Kim JH, Deenik J, Dunn MA, Areta, AAR, Novotny R. Children’s Healthy Living Program (CHL) Indigenous Workforce Training to Prevent Childhood Obesity in the Underserved US Affiliated Pacific. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2015 May, Supplement; 26(2):83-85.  

Leon Guerrero RT, Chong M, Novotny R, Wilkens LR, Badowski G, Blas-Laguana M, Murphy S. Relative validity and reliability of a quantitative food frequency questionnaire for adults in Guam. Food Nutr Res. 2015 May 5; 59:26276. doi: 10.3402/fnr.v59.26276. eCollection 2015.  

Novotny R, Nigg C, Li F, Wilkens L. Pacific Kids DASH for Health (PacDASH) randomized controlled trial with DASH eating plan plus physical activity improves fruit and vegetable intake and diastolic blood pressure in children. Childhood Obesity. April 2015 Volume 11, Number 2:1-6. DOI: 10.1089/chi.2014.0141  

Paulino YC, Hurwitz EL, Warnakulasuriya W, Gatewood RR, Pierson KD, Tenorio LF, Novotny R, Palafox NA, Wilkens LR, Badowski G. Screening for oral potentially malignant disorders among areca (betel) nut chewers in Guam and Saipan BMC Oral Health. 2014 Dec 11; 14(1):151; doi: 10.1186/1472-6831-14-151.  

Braun KL, Nigg CR, Fialkowski MK, Butel J, Hollyer JR, Barber LR, Bersamin A, Coleman P, Fleming T, Teo-Martin U, Vargo AM, Novotny R. Using the ANGELO Model to Develop the Children’s Healthy Living Program Multilevel Intervention to Promote Obesity Preventing Behaviors for Young Children in the US-Affiliated Pacific Region Childhood Obesity. Dec 2014; 10(6):474-81. doi: 10.1089/chi.2014.0102.  

Albright CL, Steffen AD, Wilkens LR, White KK, Novotny R, Nigg CR, Saiki K, Brown WJ. Effectiveness of a 12-month randomized clinical trial to increase physical activity in multiethnic postpartum women: Results from Hawaii's Nā Mikimiki Project. Prev Med. Oct 5; 69C:214-223. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.09.019. [Epub ahead of print]PMID:25285751             

Leon Guerrero, RT Badowski G, Yamanaka A, Blas-Laguana M, Bordallo R, Buyum A,  Wilkens L, Novotny R The Vital Role of Cancer Registries in the Recruitment of an Understudied Minority Population into a Breast Cancer Study: Breast Cancer Risk Model for the Pacific (BRISK). Hawaii J Med Pub Health. October 2014, Volume 73, No. 10;335-341.  

Chai W, Novotny R, Maskarinec G, LeMarchand L, Franke AA, Cooney RV. Serum coenzyme Q10, α-tocopherol, γ-tocopherol, and C-reactive protein levels and body mass index in adolescent and premenopausal females. J Am Coll Nutr. Feb  2014; 20:37.

Leslie JH, Braun KL, Novotny R, Mokuau N. Factors Affecting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Behaviors Among Multiethnic Blue- and White-collar Workers: Implications for Worksite Health Promotion Program Planning. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2013 Sep; 72(9):300-6.PMID:24069570

Lim U, Wilkens LR, Albright CL, Novotny R, LeMarchand L, Kolonel LN. University of Hawai'i Cancer Center Connection: Bias in Self-reported Anthropometry in Relation to Adiposity and Adulthood Weight Gain among Postmenopausal Caucasian and Japanese American Women. Hawai'i J Med Public Health. 12/2013; 72(12):445-9.

Novotny R, Fialkowski MK, Areta AAR, Bersamin A, Braun K, DeBaryshe B, Deenik J, Dunn M, Hollyer J, Kim J, Leon Guerrero RT, Nigg C, Takahashi R, Wilkens LR. The Pacific Way to Child Wellness: The Children’s Healthy Living Program for Remote Underserved Minority Populations of the Pacific Region (CHL). Hawaii J Med Public Health 11/2013; 72(11):406-408.

Wilken[s] LR, Novotny R, Fialkowski MK, Boushey CJ, Nigg C, Paulino Y, Leon Guerrero R, Bersamin A, Vargo D, Kim J, Deenik J. Children's Healthy Living (CHL) Program for Remote Underserved Minority Populations in the Pacific Region: Rationale and Design of a Community Randomized Trial to Prevent Early Childhood Obesity, BMC Public Health 2013, 944. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-944.

Fialkowski MK, DeBaryshe B, Bersamin A, Nigg C, Leon Guerrero R, Rojas G, Areta AAR, Vargo A, Belyeu-Camacho T, Castro R, Luick B, Novotny R and the CHL Team. A community engagement process identifies environmental priorities to prevent early childhood obesity: the Children's Healthy Living Program for Remote Underserved Populations in the Pacific Region (CHL). Mat Child Health J. 2013 (DOI) 10.1007/s10995-013-1353-3  
St-Jules DE.; Watters CA, Brunt EM, Wilkens LR, Novotny R, Belt P, Lavine JE, for the NASH CRN. Estimation of Fish And Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake In Pediatric Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Nov; 57(5):627-33. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e3182a1df77. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e3182a1df77.

St Jules D, Watters C, Novotny R. Estimation of Fish Intake in Asian and White Female Adolescents, and Association with 2-Year Changes in Body Fatness and Body Fat Distribution: The Female Adolescent Maturation Study. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2013 Oct 29. pii: S2212-2672(13)01281-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2013.07.044. [Epub ahead of print]PMID:24182519.

Novotny R, Oshiro CS, Wilkens LR. Prevalence of Childhood Obesity among Young Multiethnic Children from a Health Maintenance Organization In Hawaii. Childhood Obesity. Feb. 2013;9(1)  DOI: 10.1089/chi.2012.0103.  

Novotny R, Vijayadeva V, Grove , Lim U,  Le Marchand L. Birth Size and Later Central Obesity among Adolescent Girls of Asian, White and Mixed Ethnicities. Hawaii J Med Public Health. Feb; 72(2):50-5.  

Novotny R, Nigg C, McGlone K, Renda G, Jung N, Matsunaga M, Karanja N: Pacific Tracker 2 - expert system (PacTrac2-ES) behavioural assessment and intervention tool for the Pacific Kids DASH for Health (PacDASH) study. Food Chem; 2013 Oct 1;140(3):471-7, PMID: 23601394.  

Lim U, Ernst T, Buchthal SD, Latch M, Albright CL, Wilkens LR, Kolonel LN, Murphy SP, Chang L, Novotny R*, Le Marchand L* (*These authors contributed equally to this work- RN and LLM). Asian women have greater abdominal and visceral adiposity than Caucasian women with similar body mass index. Nutrition Diabetes. 2012 Jul; 112(7):1048-55. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2012.03.034.  

Osborne DL, Weaver CM, McCabe LD, McCabe GM, Novotny R, Van Loan M, Going S, Matkovic V, Boushey C, Savaiano DA, and the ACT research team. Body size and pubertal development explain ethnic differences in structural geometry at the femur in Asian, Hispanic, and white early adolescent girls living in the U.S.  Bone. Volume 51, Issue 5, November 2012, Pages 888–895.

Albright C, Steffan A, Novotny R, Nigg CR, Wilkens L, Saiki K, Yamada, Hedemark, Maddock J, Dunn A, Brown.  Baseline Results from Hawaii’s NaMikimiki Project: A Physical Activity Intervention Tailored to Multiethnic Postpartum Women. Women Health. 2012; 52(3):265-91. doi: 10.1080/03630242.2012.662935.PMID:22533900

Schembre SM, Albright CL, Lim U, Wilkens LR, Murphy SP, Novotny R, Ernst T, Chang L, Kolonel LN, Le Marchand L. Associations between weight-related eating behaviors and adiposity in postmenopausal Japanese American and white women. Physiol Behav. 2012 Jul 16;106(5):651-6. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2012.04.027. Epub 2012 May 4.PMID:22561211

Lim U, Turner SD, Franke AA, Cooney RV, Wilkens LR, Ernst T, Albright CL, Novotny R, Chang L, Kolonel LN, Murphy SP, Le Marchand L. Predicting total, abdominal, visceral and hepatic adiposity with circulating biomarkers in Caucasian and Japanese American women. PLoS One. 2012;7(8):e43502. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043502. Epub 2012 Aug 17.PMID:22912885

Lim U. et al. Susceptibility Variants for Waist Size in Relation to Abdominal, Visceral and Hepatic Adiposity in Postmenopausal Women. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012; Jul; 112(7):1048-55. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2012.03.034.PMID:22889634

Morimoto Y, Maskarinec G, Conroy SM, Lim U, Shepherd J, Novotny R. Asian ethnicity is associated with a higher trunk/peripheral fat ratio in women and adolescent girls. J Epidemiol. 2012;22(2):130-5. Epub 2012 Feb. 11.PMID:22327117

Novotny R, Vijayadeva V, Grove, J, Gittelsohn J, Avila, J, Su, Y, Murphy S. Disparity in Dietary Intake Among Native Hawaiian, Filipino and White Children and Caregivers in Hawai‘i. Hawaii J Med Public Health. Dec. 2012; 71(12):348-453. PMID:2325187.

Novotny, R, Chen C, Williams AE, Albright CL, Nigg CR, Oshiro CE, Stevens VJ. US acculturation is associated with health behaviors and obesity, but not their change, with a hotel-based intervention among Asian-Pacific Islanders. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012;112(5):649-656.  

Maskarinec G, Morimoto Y, Conroy S, Lim U, Shepherd J, Novotny R. Asian ethnicity is associated with a higher trunk/periphery fat ratio in women and girls. J Epidemiology. Mar 5;22(2):130-5. Epub 2012 Feb 11. doi:10.2188/jea.JE20110100.  

Black N, Vijayadeva V, Nabokov V, Novotny R. Higher percent body fat in young women with lower physical activity level and greater proportion Pacific Islander ancestry. Hawaii Med J. 2011 Nov; 70(11 Suppl 2):43-6.  

Maskarinec G, Morimoto Y, Daida Y, Shepherd J, Novotny R. A comparison of breast density measures between mothers and adolescent daughters. BMC Cancer. 11: 330. doi:10.1186/1471-2407-11-330.                                     

Sharma S, Barr A, Macdonald H, Sheehy T, Novotny R, Corriveau A. Vitamin D deficiency and disease risk among Aboriginal Arctic populations. Nutrition Reviews. Aug; 69(8):468-78. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2011.00406.x. Review.  

Ahmed AT, Oshiro CE, Loharuka S, Novotny R.  Perceptions of middle school educators in Hawaii about school-based gardening and child health. Supplement 1. Hawaii Med J. 2011; 70(7):11-15.  

Novotny R, Vijayadeva V, Ramirez V, Lee SK, Davison N, Gittelsohn J. Healthy Foods Hawaii:  Development and implementation of a food system intervention to prevent childhood obesity in rural Hawaii. Supplement 1. Hawaii Med J 2011; 70(7):42-46.  

Novotny R, Daida Y, Morimoto Y, Shepherd J, Maskarinec G. Puberty, body fat and breast density in girls of several ethnic groups. Am J Hum Bio, 2011 May:23(3):359-65. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.21145. Epub 2011; Mar 28.  

Maskarinec G, Shepherd J, Morimoto Y, Daida YG, Novotny R. Comparison of breast density measured by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) with mammographic density among adult women in Hawaii. Cancer Epidemiol. 2011; Apr; 35(2):188-93. Epub 2010 Aug 4.

Osborne D, Weaver C, McCabe LD, McCabe GM, Novotny R, Boushey CV, Savaiano DA. Tanning predicts bone mass but not structure in adolescent females living in Hawaii. Am J Hum Bio 2011 Jul-Aug;23(4):470-8. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.21158. Epub 2011 Apr 14.PMID:21495109[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Paulino YC, Leon Guerrero RT, Novotny R. Women in Guam consume more calories on feast days than non-feast days. Micronesica 2011; 41(2):223-235.  

Paulino YC, Novotny R, Miller MJ, Murphy SP. Areca (Betel) Nut Chewing Practices in Micronesian Populations. Hawaii J Public Health 2011:3(1):19-29.  

Cuthrell KW, Yuen S, Murphy S, Novotny R, Au DA. Hawai‘i Foods Website: A Locally Based Online Nutrition and Food-Composition Resource for Healthcare Professionals and the Public. Hawaii MedJ 2010; 69:300-301.  

Arterburn DE, Alexander GL, Calvi J, Coleman LA, Gillman MW, Novotny R, Quinn VP, Rukstalis M, Stevens VJ, Taveras EM, Sherwood NE. Body Mass Index Measurement and Obesity Prevalence in Ten U.S. Health Plans. ClinMed Research (CM&R). Published online ahead of print August 3, 2010 as doi:10.3121/cmr.2010.880 Rapid Release.  

Gittelsohn J, Vijayadeva V, Davison N, Ramirez V, Cheung LWK, Murphy S, Novotny R. A food store intervention trial improves caregiver psychosocial factors and children’s dietary intake in Hawaii. Obesity 2010; 18, S84–S90 (1 February 2010) | doi:10.1038/oby.2009.436.  

Novotny R, Daida YG. Mixed race/ethnicity assessment using the BLEND method. Hawaii J Med Public Health 2009;2(1):1-6.  

Epplein M, Novotny R, Daida Y, Vijayadeva V,  Onaka OT, Le Marchand L. Association of maternal and intrauterine hormone-related exposures with age at menarche in a multiethnic population in Hawaii. Cancer Causes and Control 2009 DOI 10.1007/s10552-009-9457-1, online October 28.  

Leon Guerrero RT, Gebhardt SE, Holden J, Kretsch MJ, Todd K, Novotny R, Murphy SP. White rice sold in Hawaii, Guam and Saipan often lacks nutrient enrichment. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009; 109:1738-1743.  

Novotny R, Williams A, Vinoya A, Oshiro C, Vogt TM. US acculturation, food intake, and obesity among Asian-Pacific hotel workers. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009;109:1712-1718.  

Murphy SP, Martin CL, Davison N, Cheung L W-K, Au DL, Novotny R. A Comparison of Two Systems for Entering and Assessing Dietary Data for a Research Study. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009;109:905-908.  

Go AA, Magid D J, Wells B, Sung SH, Cassidy-Bushrow AE, Greenlee, RT, Langer, RD, Lieu TA , Margolis KL, Masoudi FA, McNeal CJ, Murata GH, Newton KM, Novotny R, Reynolds K, Roblin DW, Smith DH, Vupputuri S, White RE, Olson J, Rumsfeld JS, Gurwitz JH. The Cardiovascular Research Network (CVRN): A New Paradigm for Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes Research. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2008; Nov; 1(2):138-47.  

Martin CL, Murphy SP, Novotny R. The contribution of dietary supplements to nutrient adequacy among children in Hawaii. J Am Diet Assoc. 2008; Nov; 108(11):1874-80.  

Paulino YC, Coleman P, Davison NH, Lee SK, Camacho TB, Tenorio LF, Murphy SP, Novotny R. Nutritional characteristics and body mass index of children in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. J Am Diet Assoc. 2008;Dec;108(12):2100-4  

Shepherd J, Malkov S, Fan B, Laidevant A, Novotny R, Maskarinec G. Breast density assessment in adolescent girls using DXA: a feasibility study. Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. 2008; Jul; 17(7):1709-13.  

Leon Guerrero RT, Paulino YC, Novotny R, Murphy SP. Diet and obesity among Chamorro and Filipino adults on Guam. Asia Pacific J ClinNutr. 2008;17(2):216-222.  

Kemmer TM, Novotny R, Gerber AS, Ah Ping I. Anemia and growth patterns in children ages 5 to 10 years living in American Samoa. Public Health Nutr J. 2008;Jun 12:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]  

Martin CL, Murphy SP, Leon Guerrero RT, Davison N, Jung YO, Novotny R. The Pacific Tracker (PacTrac): Development of a Dietary Assessment Instrument for the Pacific. J Food Comp Analysis. 2008; 21:S103-S108.  

Walker MD, Novotny R, Bilezikian JP, and Weaver CM. Race and Diet Interactions in the Acquisition, Maintenance, and Loss of Bone J Nutr. 2008; 138: 1256S-1260S.  

Wong SS, Boushey CJ, Novotny R, Gustafson DR. Evaluation of a computerized food frequency questionnaire to estimate calcium intake of Asian, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic White Youth. J Am Diet Assoc. 2008; Mar; 108(3):539-543.  

Weaver C, McCabe L, McCabe G, Novotny R, Van Loan M, Going S, Matkovic V, Boushey C, Savaiano D. Bone mineral and predictors of bone mass in White, Hispanic, and Asian early pubertal girls. Calc Tissue Int 2007; Nov; 81(5):352-63. [Epub 2007 Nov 5]  

Novotny R
, Coleman P, Tenorio L, Davison N, Camacho T, Ramirez V, Untalan P, Vijayadeva V. Breastfeeding is associated with lower risk of overweight among children of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007; 107(10):1743-6.  

Novotny R, Nabokov V, Derauf C, Grove J, Vijayadeva V. Body mass index and waist circumference as indicators of health among Samoan women. Obesity J 2007; 15(8):1913-7.  

Kemmer TM, Novotny R, Ah Ping I. Iron deficiency and anemia: Disparity exists between children in American Samoa and children living within the US. European J Clin Nutr. [Epub 2007 May 30]  

Novotny R, Going S, Teegarden D, Van Loan M, McCabe G, McCabe L, Daida YG, Boushey C, and the ACT Research Team. Hispanic and Asian adolescents have higher android/gynoid fat ratio than white adolescents. Obesity (Silver Spring) 2007; Jun; 15(6):1565-70.  

Binkley N, Novotny R, Krueger D, Kawahara T, Daida YG, Lensmeyer G, Hollis BW, Drezner MK. Low Vitamin D status despite abundant sun exposure. J Clin Endocr Metab 2007 Jun; 92(6):2130-5. [Epub 2007 Apr 10].  

Lee SK, Novotny R, Daida YG, Vijayadeva V, Gittelsohn J. Dietary patterns of adolescent girls in Hawaii over a 2-year period. J Am Dietet Assoc. 2007; Jun; 107(6):956-61.  

Murphy S, Blitz C, Novotny R. Pacific Tracker (PacTrac): An interactive dietary assessment program at the CRCH website. Hawaii Med J 2006; Jun; 65(6):175-8.  

Novotny R, Daida Y, Grove J, Le Marchand L, Vijayadeva V. Asian adolescents have higher trunk:peripheral fat ratio than Whites. J Nutr 2006; Mar; 136(3):642-7.  

Daida Y, Novotny R, Grove J, Acharya S, Vogt T. Ethnicity and nutrition of adolescent girls in Hawaii. J Am Dietet Assoc 2006; Feb; 106(2):221-6.  

Maskarinec G, Morimoto Y, Novotny R, Nordt FJ, Stanczyk FZ, Franke AA. Urinary sex steroid excretion levels during a soy intervention among young girls: A pilot study. Nutr Cancer 2005; 52(1):22-8.  

Maskarinec G, Oshiro C, Morimoto Y, Hebshi S, Novotny R, Franke AA. Urinary isoflavone excretion as a compliance measure in a soy intervention among young girls: A pilot study. Eur J Clin Nutr 2005; Mar; 59(3):369-75.

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