Child and Family Science
California State University, Fresno
5300 N. Campus Drive,
Fresno, CA 93740
- B.S. Psychology, University of California, San Diego,
- M.A. Psychology, University of California, Riverside,
- Ph.D. Psychology, University of California, Riverside
Dr. Hammons’ research interests involve the study of family interactions and health. Dr. Hammons is particularly interested in family and community factors that contribute to obesity and she takes a whole family approach in addressing these topics. Dr. Hammons is a co-principal investigator on a large-scale health promotion program for Latino families that aims to improve health through increased physical activity, fruit and vegetable consumption, and family togetherness. She has been working with Latino families in the community since 2015 and over 100 local families have participated in the study.
- Fiese, B., Hammons, A., Koester, B., Garcia, G., Parker, L., & Teegarden, D. (2019). Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention Research Sciences (TOPRS) curriculum increases knowledge about complex causes and consequences of obesity for undergraduate students. Curriculum, Instruction, and Pedagogy, Front. Public Health, 7: 232. Doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2019.00232
- Hammons, A.J., Fiese, B., Koester, B., Garcia, G.L., Parker, L., & Teegarden, D. (2019). Increasing undergraduate interdisciplinary exposure through an interdisciplinary web-based video series. Innovations in Education and Teaching International. Advance online publication.Doi.org/10.1080/14703297.2019.1535902
- Hammons, A.J., Hannon, B., Teran-Garcia, M., Barragan, M., Villegas, E., Wiley, A., & Fiese, B. (2019). Effects of culturally tailored nutrition education on dietary quality of Hispanic mothers: A randomized control trial. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 51, 1168-1176.
- Hannon, B., Teran-Garcia, M., Nickols-Richardson, S.M., Musaad, S.M., Villegas, E.,
- Hammons, A., Wiley, A., & Fiese, B.H. (2019). Design and implementation of the Abriendo Caminos Program: A randomized control trial intervention for Hispanic children through a family-focused, culturally tailored program. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 51, 1211-1219.
- Smith, N.J., McKenzie, T.I., & Hammons, A.J. (2019). International studies of physical education using SOFIT: A review. Advances in Physical Education, 9, 53-74.
- Villegas, E., Wiley, A., Hannon, B., Teran-Garcia, M., & Hammons, A. (2018). The effects of Hispanic immigrant mother’s resiliency on children’s dietary adjustment. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 21, 778-786.
- Hammons, A.J., & Rafael, K. (2014). Breakfast consumption and physical fitness in elementary school children. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 12(3), 88-92.
- Bost, K., Fiese, B., Wiley, A., McBride, B., Hammons, A., & Wittenauer, A. (2014). The role of caregiver attachment in preschool children’s food consumption: Emotion regulation as a mediator. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 35, 50-61.
- Herzig, L., Hammons, A.J., Matson, S. (2013). Variations in weight control behaviors and body image dissatisfaction among preadolescents in a low-income community in Fresno, California. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 11(3), 80-85.
- Hammons, A.J., Wiley, A., Fiese, B., & Teran, M. (2013). Six week Latino family prevention program effective at promoting healthy and reducing obesogenic behaviors. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 45(6):745-50.
- Fiese, B.H., Hammons, A., Grigsby-Toussaint, D. (2012). Family Mealtimes: A contextual approach to understanding childhood obesity. Economics and Human Biology, 10, 365-74. doi:10.1016/j.ehb.2012.04.004.
- Hammons, A.J., & Fiese, B. (2011). Is the frequency of family meals related to the health of children and adolescents? A Meta-analysis. Pediatrics. doi/10.1542/peds.2010-1440.
- Hammons, A.J., & Fiese, B. (2010). Mealtime interactions in families of a child with cystic fibrosis: A meta-analysis. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 9, 377-384.