Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title Altmetric
2022 Mother-child cardiometabolic health 4–10 years after pregnancy complicated by obesity with and without gestational diabetes 2022
2018 Recurrent hyponatremia in a young adult woman with anorexia nervosa and the effects of insufficient communicationInternational Journal of Eating Disorders.  51:1378-1381. 2018
2017 Methodological standards for meta-analyses and qualitative systematic reviews of cardiac prevention and treatment studies a scientific statement from the American Heart AssociationCirculation.  136:e172-e194. 2017
2017 Development of Participant-Informed Text Messages to Promote Physical Activity Among African American Women Attending College: A Qualitative Mixed-Methods InquiryJournal of Transcultural Nursing.  28:236-242. 2017
2017 Overcoming challenges to care in the juvenile justice system: A case study and commentaryPediatrics in Review.  38:35-43. 2017
2016 25-year weight gain in a racially balanced sample of U.S. adults: The CARDIA studyObesity.  24:1962-1968. 2016
2016 A Longitudinal Relationship between Depressive Symptoms and Development of Metabolic Syndrome: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults StudyPsychosomatic Medicine.  78:867-873. 2016
2016 Twenty year fitness trends in young adults and incidence of prediabetes and diabetes: the CARDIA studyDiabetologia.  59:1659-1665. 2016
2016 Results of a Culturally Adapted Internet-Enhanced Physical Activity Pilot Intervention for Overweight and Obese Young Adult African American WomenJournal of Transcultural Nursing.  27:136-146. 2016
2016 Association of mediterranean diet and cardiorespiratory fitness with the development of pre-diabetes and diabetes: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study 2016
2015 Weighing the Evidence of Common Beliefs in Obesity ResearchCritical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition.  55:2014-2053. 2015
2015 The Adverse Effects of Motherhood on Substance Use Treatment Program Outcomes among Adolescent WomenJournal of Addiction Medicine.  9:478-484. 2015
2015 Association of a 62 Variants Type 2 Diabetes Genetic Risk Score with Markers of Subclinical Atherosclerosis: A Transethnic, Multicenter StudyCirculation: Cardiovascular Genetics.  8:507-515. 2015
2015 Feasibility, acceptability, and characteristics associated with adherence and completion of a culturally relevant internet-enhanced physical activity pilot intervention for overweight and obese young adult African American women enrolled in collegeBMC Research Notes.  8. 2015
2015 198. Teen Driving Anticipatory GuidanceJournal of Adolescent Health.  56:s102. 2015
2015 Low HDL Cholesterol May Lead to Disruption Of Bone (re) Modeling in Obese Early Pubertal Girls 2015
2014 The effect of a 3-month moderate-intensity physical activity program on body composition in overweight and obese African American college femalesOsteoporosis International.  25:2485-2491. 2014
2014 Lessons Learned from the Development and Implementation of Two Internet-enhanced Culturally Relevant Physical Activity Interventions for Young Overweight African-American Women.Journal of National Black Nurses' Association : JNBNA.  25:42-47. 2014
2014 Internet-Based Physical Activity InterventionsAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.  8:42-67. 2014
2014 Perceived weight discrimination in the CARDIA study: Differences by race, sex, and weight statusObesity.  22:530-536. 2014
2014 Internet interventions to support lifestyle modification for diabetes management: A systematic review of the evidenceJournal of Diabetes and Its Complications.  28:243-251. 2014
2014 Recommendations for a culturally relevant internet-based tool to promote physical activity among overweight young African American women, Alabama, 2010-2011 2014
2013 Empirical Evidence Does Not Support An Association Between Less Ambitious Pre-Treatment Goals And Better Treatment Outcomes: A Meta-AnalysisObesity Reviews.  14:532-540. 2013
2013 Myths, presumptions, and facts about obesityNew England Journal of Medicine.  368:446-454. 2013
2013 Physical Activity and Social Cognitive Theory Outcomes of an Internet-Enhanced Physical Activity Intervention for African American Female College Students.Journal of health disparities research and practice.  6:1-18. 2013
2012 Community Food Environment, Home Food Environment, and Fruit and Vegetable Intake of Children and AdolescentsJournal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.  44:634-638. 2012
2012 A genotype risk score predicts type 2 diabetes from young adulthood: The CARDIA studyDiabetologia.  55:2604-2612. 2012
2012 Is fear of strangers related to physical activity among youth?American Journal of Health Promotion.  26:189-195. 2012
2011 Attitudes and beliefs associated with leisure-time physical activity among African American adults 2011
2011 Adolescent screen time and rules to limit screen time in the homeJournal of Adolescent Health.  48:379-385. 2011
2011 Home, school, and neighborhood environment factors and youth physical activityPediatric Exercise Science.  23:487-503. 2011
2010 Not just fun and games: Harnessing technology to address childhood obesityChildhood Obesity.  6:283-284. 2010
2010 Brief scales to assess physical activity and sedentary equipment in the homeInternational Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.  7. 2010
2010 Evaluating a brief self-report measure of neighborhood environments for physical activity research and surveillance: Physical Activity Neighborhood Environment Scale (PANES)Journal of Physical Activity and Health.  7:533-540. 2010
2009 Guest editorial: Childhood obesity: Harnessing technology for prevention and treatmentBariatric surgical practice and patient care.  4:157-159. 2009
2009 Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale for Youth (NEWS-Y): Reliability and relationship with physical activityPreventive Medicine.  49:213-218. 2009
2009 Patient provider communication about the health effects of obesityPatient Education and Counseling.  75:53-57. 2009
2009 Relation of school environment and policy to adolescent physical activity: Research articleJournal of School Health.  79:153-159. 2009
2009 Environmental and safety barriers to youth physical activity in neighborhood parks and streets: reliability and validityPediatric Exercise Science.  21:86-99. 2009
2008 School-based obesity treatment and prevention programs: All in all, just another brick in the wall?International Journal of Obesity.  32:1747-1751. 2008
2008 Where are youth active? Roles of proximity, active transport, and built environmentMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.  40:2071-2079. 2008
2008 Reliability and validity of destination-specific barriers to walking and cycling for youthPreventive Medicine.  46:311-316. 2008
2005 Current treatment approaches to overweight in adolescentsCurrent Opinion in Pediatrics.  17:454-459. 2005

Education And Training

  • Duke University Medical Center, Internship
  • Duke University Medical Center, Residency
  • Children's Hospital Boston, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine in Pediatrics Residency Program, Johns Hopkins University 2000
  • Master of Public Health, Harvard University 2000
  • Full Name

  • Nefertiti Durant