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Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Adams, W. M., Wininger, M., Zaplatosch, M. E., Hevel, D. J., Maher, J. P., McGuirt, J. T. (2020). Influence of Nutrient Intake on 24 Hour Urinary Hydration Biomarkers Using a Clustering-Based Approach. Nutrients, 12(10), 2933. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12102933

Hevel, D. J., Dunton, G. F., Maher, J. P. (2020). Acute Bidirectional Relations Between Affect, Physical Feeling States, and Activity-Related Behaviors Among Older Adults: An Ecological Momentary Assessment Study. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1093/abm/kaaa027

Maher, J. P., Harduk, M., Hevel, D. J., Adams, W. M., McGuirt, J. T. (2020). Momentary Physical Activity Co-Occurs with Healthy and Unhealthy Dietary Intake in African American College Freshmen. Nutrients, 12(5), 1360. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12051360

Maher, J. P., Dunton, G. F. (2020). Editor's Choice: Dual-process model of older adults' sedentary behavior: an ecological momentary assessment study. Psychology & Health, 35(5), 519-537. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2019.1666984

Adams, W. M., Hevel, D. J., Maher, J. P., McGuirt, J. T. (2020). Racial and Gender Differences in 24 Hour Urinary Hydration Markers Among College-Aged Males and Females. Nutrients, 12(4), 1068. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12041068


Maher, J. P., Dunton, G. F. (2020). Within-day time-varying associations between motivation and movement-related behaviors in older adults. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 47, 101522. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2019.04.012

Alley, S. J., Vandelanotte, C., Duncan, M. J., Short, C. E., Maher, J. P., Schoeppe, S., Rebar, A. L. (2019). Should I sit or stand: likelihood of adherence to messages about reducing sitting time. BMC Public Health, 19(1), 871. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7189-z

Felsberg, D. T., Maher, J. P., Rhea, C. K. (2019). The State of Behavior Change Techniques in Virtual Reality Rehabilitation of Neurologic Populations. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 979. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00979


Belcher, B. R., Maher, J. P., Lopez, N. V., Margolin, G., Leventhal, A. M., *Ra, C. K., *O'Connor, S., Gruenewald, T. L., Huh, J., Dunton, G. F. (2019). Dual Versus Single Parental Households and Differences in Maternal Mental Health and Child's Overweight/Obesity. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 23(4), 547-556. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-018-2671-2


Maher, J. P., Dzubur, E., Nordgren, R., Huh, J., Chou, C. P., Hedeker, D., Dunton, G. F. (2019). Do fluctuations in positive affective and physical feeling states predict physical activity and sedentary time? Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 41, 153-161. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2018.01.011


Maher, J. P., Conroy, D. E. (2018). Within-Person Dynamics of Older Adults’ Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Sit-to-Stand Transitions. Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour, 1(4), 159-164. https://doi.org/10.1123/jmpb.2018-0024

Role: study conceptualization, funding acquisition, data collection, data analysis, writing (original draft)


Maher, J. P., *Ra, C. K., Leventhal, A. M., Hedeker, D., Huh, J., Chou, C. P., Dunton, G. F. (2018). Mean level of positive affect moderates associations between volatility in positive affect, mental health, and alcohol consumption among mothers. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 127(7), 639-649. https://doi.org/10.1037/abn0000374


Wen CKF, Liao, Y., Maher, J. P., Huh, J., Belcher, B. R., Dzubur, E., Dunton, G. F. (2018). Relationships among affective states, physical activity, and sedentary behavior in children: Moderation by perceived stress. Health Psychology, 37(10), 904-914. https://doi.org/10.1037/hea0000639

Lopez, N. V., Schembre, S., Belcher, B. R., O'Connor, S., Maher, J. P., Arbel, R., Margolin, G., Dunton, G. F. (2018). Parenting styles, food-related parenting practices, and children's healthy eating: A mediation analysis to examine relationships between parenting and child diet. Appetite, 128, 205-213. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2018.06.021

Maher, J. P., Rebar, A. L., Dunton, G. F. (2018). Ecological Momentary Assessment Is a Feasible and Valid Methodological Tool to Measure Older Adults' Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1485. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01485


Dunton, G. F., O'Connor, S. G., Belcher, B. R., Maher, J. P., Schembre, S. M. (2018). Objectively-Measured Physical Activity and Sedentary Time are Differentially Related to Dietary Fat and Carbohydrate Intake in Children. Frontiers in Public Health, 6, 198. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2018.00198


Zink, J., Belcher, B. R., Dzubur, E., Ke, W., O'Connor, S., Huh, J., Lopez, N., Maher, J. P., Dunton, G. F. (2018). Association Between Self-Reported and Objective Activity Levels by Demographic Factors: Ecological Momentary Assessment Study in Children. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 6(6), e150. https://doi.org/10.2196/mhealth.9592


Liao, Y., Schembre, S. M., O'Connor, S. G., Belcher, B. R., Maher, J. P., *Dzubur, E., Dunton, G. F. (2018). An Electronic Ecological Momentary Assessment Study to Examine the Consumption of High-Fat/High-Sugar Foods, Fruits/Vegetables, and Affective States Among Women. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 50(6), 626-631. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2018.02.003


Dzubur, E., Huh, J., Maher, J. P., Intille, S. S., Dunton, G. F. (2018). Response patterns and intra-dyadic factors related to compliance with ecological momentary assessment among mothers and children. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 8(2), 233-242. https://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibx002

Rhea, C.K., Felsberg, D.T., & Maher, J.P. (2018). Towards evidence-based smartphone apps to enhance human health: Adoption of behavior change techniques. American Journal of Health Education, 49(4), 210-213. https://doi.org/10.1080/19325037.2018.1473177

Maher, J. P., Rhodes, R. E., Dzubur, E., Huh, J., Intille, S., Dunton, G. F. (in press). Momentary assessment of physical activity intention-behavior coupling in adults. Translational Behavioral Medicine.


Maher, J. P., Ra, C., O’Connor, S. G., Belcher, B. R., Leventhal, A., Margolin, G., Dunton, G. F. (2017) Associations between maternal mental health and well-being and objectively-measured physical activity and sedentary behavior in children. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 38(6): 385-394.


O'Connor, S.G., Maher, J.P., Belcher, B.R., Leventhal, A.M., Margolin, G., Shonkoff, E.T., Dunton, G.F. (2017). Associations of maternal stress with children’s weight-related behaviors: A systematic literature review. Obesity Reviews. 18(5): 514-525.


Dunton, G. F., Dzubur, E., Huh, J., Belcher, B. R., Maher, J. P., O’Connor, S. G., Margolin, G. (2017). Daily associations of stress and eating in mother-child dyads. Health Education and Behavior. 44(3): 365-369.


Maher, J. P., Sliwinski, M. J., & Conroy, D. E. (2017). Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy of an Intervention to Reduce Older Adults' Sedentary Behavior. Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy and Research. 7(1): 52-61.


Maher, J. P. & Conroy, D. E. (2017). Daily life satisfaction in older adults as a function of (in)activity. The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 72(4): 593-602.


Maher, J. P., Dzubur, E., Huh, J., Intille, S., Dunton, G. F. (2016). Within-day time-varying associations between behavioral cognitions and physical activity in adults. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 38(4): 423-434.


Maher, J. P. & Conroy, D. E. (2016). A dual process model of older adults’ sedentary behavior. Health Psychology. 35(3): 262-272.


Rebar, A. L., Maher, J. P., Doerksen, S. E., Elavsky, S., & Conroy, D.E. (2016). Intention-behavior gap is wider for walking and moderate physical activity than for vigorous physical activity in university students. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 19(2): 130-134.


Maher, J. P., Pincus, A. L., Ram, N., & Conroy, D. E. (2015). Daily physical activity and life satisfaction across adulthood. Developmental Psychology. 51(10): 1407-1419.


Maher, J. P., Gottschall, J. S., & Conroy, D. E. (2015). Perceptions of the activity, the social climate, and the self during group exercise classes regulate intrinsic satisfaction. Frontiers in Psychology. 6, 1236.


Yang, C. H., Maher, J. P., & Conroy, D. E. (2015). Acceptability of Mobile Health Interventions to Reduce Inactivity-Related Health Risk in Central Pennsylvania Adults. Preventive Medicine Reports. 48(4): 452-455.


Maher, J. P. & Conroy, D.E. (2015). Habit strength moderates the effects of daily action planning prompts on physical activity but not sedentary behavior. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 37(1): 97-107.


Yang, C. H., Maher, J. P., & Conroy, D. E. (2015). Implementation of behavior change techniques in mobile apps for physical activity. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 48(4): 452-455.


Fitzsimmons, P. T., Maher, J. P., Doerksen, S. E., Elavsky, S., Rebar, A .L., & Conroy, D. E. (2014). A daily process analysis of physical activity, sedentary behavior, and perceived cognitive abilities. Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 15(5): 498-504.


Conroy, D. E., Yang, C. H., & Maher J. P. (2014). Behavior change techniques in top-ranked mobile apps for physical activity. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 46(6):649-52.


Rebar, A. L., Doerksen, S. E., Elavsky, S., Maher J.P., & Conroy, D. E. (2014). Habits predict physical activity on days when intentions are weak. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 36(2):157-65.


Maher, J. P., Doerksen, S. E., Elavsky, S., Hyde, A.L., & Conroy, D.E. (2014). Daily satisfaction with life is regulated by physical activity and sedentary behavior. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 36(2):166-78.


Conroy, D. E., Elavsky, S., Doerksen, S. E., & Maher, J.P . (2013). A daily process analysis of intentions and physical activity in college students. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 35(5):493-502.


Hyde, A. L., Maher, J. P., & Elavsky, S. (2013). Enhancing our understanding of physical activity and subjective well-being with a lifespan perspective. International Journal of Wellbeing. 3(1): 98-115.


Conroy, D. E., Maher, J. P., Elavsky, S., Hyde, A. L., & Doerksen, S. E. (2013). Sedentary behavior as a daily process regulated by habits and intentions. Health Psychology. 32(11):1149-57.


Maher, J. P., Doerksen, S. E., Elavsky, S., Hyde, A.L., Pincus, A.L, Ram, N., & Conroy, D.E. (2013). A daily analysis of physical activity and satisfaction with life in emerging adults. Health Psychology. 32(6):647-56.


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