• Barbara H. Fiese, PhD
  • Professor
  • Pampered Chef Endowed Chair in Family Resiliency
Home Department:
  • Human and Community Development, Family Resiliency Center
Graduate Programs:
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • BS, Lewis and Clark College, 1974
  • MS, General Experimental Psychology, Villanova University, 1981
  • PhD, Clinical and Developmental Psychology, University of Illinois-Chicago, 1987
  • Postdoctoral Research, APA Approved Clinical Internship,
           Rush Presbyterian Medical Center, Chicago IL
  • 1016B Christopher Hall, 904 W. Nevada St., Urbana, IL 61801
  • 217-333-9077
I-TOPP Related Research Interest:
  • Family mealtimes
  • Food insecurity
  • Public policy
  • Child care and adult care food program
  • Transdisciplinary research methods
  • Co-morbidity obesity chronic health conditions
Recent Publications:
  • Musaad, S. M. A., Donovan, S. M., Fiese, B. H., and the STRONG Kids Research Team (2015). Parental perception of child weight in the first two years-of-life: a potential link between infant feeding and preschoolers’ diet. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.appet.2015.03.029.
  • Speirs KE, Fiese BH; STRONG Kids Research Team. (2015) The Relationship Between Food Insecurity and BMI for Preschool Children. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Nelson, M. R., Zhu, X., Li, Y., Fiese, B. H., Koester, B. (2014). Get Real: How current behavior influences perceptions of realism and behavioral intent for Public Service Announcements. Health Communication, DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2014.894425.
  • Bost, K., Wiley, A., Fiese, B., Hammons, A., & McBride, B. & the STRONG Kids Team. (2014). Associations between Adult Attachment Style, Emotion Regulation, and Preschool Children's Food Consumption. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 35, 50-61.
  • Jones, B., L., Fiese, B. H., & STRONG Kids Research Team. (2014). Parent routines, child routines, and family demographics associated with obesity in parents and preschool-aged children. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1- 10. doi:10.33839.2014.00374.
  • Fiese, B. H., Bost, K. K., McBride, B. A., & Donovan, S. M. (2013) Childhood obesity prevention from cell to society. Science & Society, Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism. 24, 375-377.
  • Fiese, B. H., Rhodes, H. G., & Beardslee, W. R. (2013). Rapid changes in American family life: Consequences for child health and pediatric practice. Pediatrics, 132, 552-559.
  • Hammons, A., Wiley, A., Teran-Garcia, M., & Fiese, B. H. (2013). Six week Latino family prevention pilot program effectively promotes healthy behaviors and reduces obesogenic behaviors. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 45, 745-750.
  • Dev, D., McBride, B., Fiese, B. H., Jones, B. L., Cho, H. and the STRONG Kids Team. (2013). Risk factors for overweight/obesity in preschool children in childcare: An ecological approach. Child Obesity, 9, 399-408.
  • Fiese, B. H., Rhodes, H. G., & Beardslee, W. R. (2013). Rapid changes in American family life: Consequences for child health and pediatric practice. Pediatrics, 132, 552-559.
  • Kong A, Jones BL, Fiese B, Schiffer L, Odoms-Young A, Kim Y, Bailey L, Fitzgibbon ML. (2013). Parent-child mealtime interactions in racially/ethnically diverse families with preschool-age children. Eating Behaviors, 14, 451-455.
  • Fiese, B. H. and The STRONG Kids Team. Context matters in pediatric psychology: Commentary on Innovative Treatment and Prevention Programs for Pediatric Overweight and Obesity, Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38, 1037-1043.
  • Musaad, S. M. A., Paige, K. N., Teran-Garcia, M., Donovan, S., Fiese, B. H., & the STRONG Kids Research Team (2013). Childhood overweight/obesity and pediatric asthma: The role of parental perception and child weight status. Nutrients, 5, 3713-3729.
  • Fiese, B. H., Koester, B., & Waxman, E. (2013). Balancing household needs: The nonfood needs of food pantry clients and their implications for program planning. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, published online December 2013.
  • Fiese, B. H., & Jones, B. L. (2012). Food and family: A socio-ecological perspective for child development. Advances in Child Development and Behavior, 307-337.
  • Fiese, B. H. (2012). Family mealtime conversations in context. Journal Nutrition Education and Behavior, 44, e1.
  • Raymond, K. P., Fiese, B. H., Winter, M. A., Knestel, A., Everhart, R. S., & Anbar, R. D. (2012). Helpful Hints: Caregiver generated asthma management strategies and their relation to pediatric asthma symptoms and quality of life. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 37, 414-423.
  • Fiese, B. H., Hammons, A., Grigsby-Toussaint, D. (2012). Family Mealtimes: A contextual approach to understanding childhood obesity. Economics and Human Biology, 10, 365-374.
  • Grigsby, D. S., Sang-Hyun, C., & Fiese, B. H. (2011). Where they live, how they play: Neighborhood greenness and outdoor physical activity among preschoolers. International Journal of Health Geographics, 10, 66.
  • Grigsby-Toussaint, D., Chi, S. Fiese, B. H. (2011). Neighborhood greenness and physical activity among preschool-aged children. Obesity, 19, S1, S204.