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Jessica L Thomson
Southeast Area
Epidemiologist

Phone: (225) 892-3662
Fax: (662) 686-5309
141 EXPERIMENT STATION ROAD
STONEVILLE, MS, 38776

Projects
Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity Related Health Behaviors in Children and Their Environment
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 426493
Childhood Diet, Health, and Obesity
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 419061
Delta Human Nutrition and Obesity Prevention
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 422143
Obesity Research in the Lower Mississippi Delta
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 423491

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Correspondence analysis - (Abstract Only) - (20-Aug-14)
Participant adherence indicatiors predict changes in blood pressure, anthropometric measures, and self-reported physical activity in a lifestyle intervention: HUB City Steps - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (29-Mar-14)
Delta healthy sprouts: a randomized comparative effectiveness trail to promote maternal weight control and reduce childhood obesity in the Mississippi Delta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, J.L., Tussing-Humphreys, L.M., Goodman, M.H. 2014. Delta healthy sprouts: a randomized comparative effectiveness trail to promote maternal weight control and reduce childhood obesity in the Mississippi Delta. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 38:82-91.
Baseline characteristics of a pregnant, primarily African American cohort residing in the Mississippi Delta: delta healthy sprouts - (Abstract Only) - (19-Feb-14)
HUB city steps: a 6-month lifestyle intervention improves blood pressure among a primarily African American community - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
oellner, J., Connell, C., Madson, M., Thomson, J.L., Landry, A., Molaison, E.,2014. Reed, V., Yadrick, K. 2014. HUB city steps: a 6-month lifestyle intervention improves blood pressure among a primarily African American community. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.114(4):603-612.
Undiagnosed hypertensive participants demonstrate the largest blood pressure improvements from a community based lifestyle intervention: implications for addressing the silent hypertension epidemic - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zoellner, J., Thomson, J.L., Landry, A.S., Anderson-Lewis, C., Connell, C., Molaison, E., Yadrick, K. 2014. Undiagnosed hypertensive participants demonstrate the largest blood pressure improvements from a community based lifestyle intervention: implications for addressing the silent hypertension epidemic. Preventing Chronic Disease. 11:130269.
A simulation study of the potential effects of whole grain food substitutions on diet quality in Lower Mississippi Delta adults - (Proceedings)
Thomson, J.L., Tussing Humphreys, L.M. 2013. A simulation study of the potential effects of whole grain food substitutions on diet quality in Lower Mississippi Delta adults. Symposium Proceedings. Whole Grain Summit 2012. 47-48. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/CPLEX-2013-1001-23B.
Boosting school kids familiarity with produce may increase consumption for both of them - (Trade Journal)
Thomson, J.L., Tussing-Humphreys, L. 2013. Boosting school kids familiarity with produce may increase consumption for both of them. Produce Business. 29(7):14.
Psychosocial predictors of diet and physical activity in African- Amercians: results from the Delta Body and Soul effectiveness trial, 2010-2011 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, J.L., Zoellner, J.M., Tussing-Humphreys, L.M. 2014. Psychosocial predictors of diet and physical activity in African- Amercians: results from the Delta Body and Soul effectiveness trial, 2010-2011. American Journal of Health Promotion. 28(3):e81-e91.
Adherence indicators predict changes in health outcomes: HUB City Steps - (Abstract Only) - (13-Feb-13)
African American community members sustain favorable blood pressure outcomes through 12-month telephone motivational interviewing (MI) maintenance - (Abstract Only) - (13-Feb-13)
StartSmart: a randomized intervention to promote maternal weight control and reduce childhood obesity in the Mississippi Delta - (Abstract Only) - (13-Feb-13)
A church-based diet and physical activity intervention for rural, lower Mississippi Delta African American adults: Delta Body and Soul effectiveness study, 2010-2011 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tussing-Humphreys, L.M., Thomson, J.L., Mayo, T.T., Edmond, E. 2013. A church-based diet and physical activity intervention for rural, lower Mississippi Delta African American adults: Delta Body and Soul effectiveness study, 2010-2011. Preventing Chronic Disease. 10:120286.
Several steps/day indicators predict changes in anthropometric outcomes: HUB city steps - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, J.L., Landry, A.S., Zoellner, J.M., Tudor-Locke, C., Webster, M., Connell, C., Yadrick, K. 2012. Several steps/day indicators predict changes in anthropometric outcomes: HUB city steps. BioMed Central(BMC) Public Health. 12:983.
Clinical and dietary outcome changes differ among adherence groups in a community based participatory research (CBPR) lifestyle intervention - (Abstract Only) - (21-Aug-12)
Diet quality and psychosocial mediators in rural African Americans - (Abstract Only) - (03-Jul-12)
A diet and physical activity intervention for rural African Americans - (Abstract Only) - (03-Jul-12)
A school-based fruit and vegetable snacking pilot intervention for Lower Mississippi Delta children - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tussing Humphreys, L.M., Thomson, J.L., Mccabe, B.A., Strickland, E., Lovera, D., Bogle, M.L. 2012. A school-based fruit and vegetable snacking pilot intervention for Lower Mississippi Delta children. Infant, Child and Adolecscent Nutrition. 4(6):340-7.
Steps/day ability to predict anthropometric changes is not affected by its plausibility - (Abstract Only) - (09-Mar-12)
Associations among school characteristics and foodservice practices in a nationally representative sample of United States schools - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, J.L., Tussing Humphreys, L.M., Martin, C.K., Leblanc, M., Onufrak, S.J. 2012. Associations among school characteristics and foodservice practices in a nationally representative sample of United States schools. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 44(5):423-431.
Subcutaneous adipose tissue from obese and lean adults does not release hepcidin, in vivo - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tussing Humphreys, L.M., Frayn, K.N., Smith, S.R., Westerman, M., Dennis, L., Nemeth, E., Thomson, J.L., Pusatcioglu, C. 2011. Subcutaneous adipose tissue from obese and lean adults does not release hepcidin, in vivo. The Scientific World. 11:2191-206.
Simulated reductions in consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages improves dietary in Lower Mississippi Delta adults - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, J.L., Tussing Humphreys, L.M., Onufrak, S.J., Connell, C.L., Zoellner, J.M., Bogle, M.L., Yadrick, K. 2011. Simulated reductions in consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages improves dietary in Lower Mississippi Delta adults. Food and Nutrition Research. 55(7304):7P.
Sugarcane internode composition during crop development - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lingle, S.E., Thomson, J.L. 2012. Sugarcane internode composition during crop development. BioEnergy Research. 5:168-178.
A simulation study of the potenial effects of healthy food and beverage substitutions on diet quality and total energy intake in lower Mississippi Delta adults - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, J.L., Tussing Humphreys, L.M., Onufrak, S., Connell, C., Zoellner, J., Bogle, M.L., Yadrick, K. 2011. A simulation study of the potenial effects of healthy food and beverage substitutions on diet quality and total energy intake in lower Mississippi Delta adults. Journal of Nutrition 2011. 141:2191-2197.
Relating raw rice color and composition to cooked rice color. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bett Garber, K.L., Champagne, E.T., Thomson, J.L., Lea, J.M. 2011. Relating raw rice color and composition to cooked rice color. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 92:283-291.
Food and beverage choices contributing to dietary guidelines adherence in the Lower Mississippi Delta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, J.L., Onufrak, S.J., Connell, C., Zoellner, J., Tussing Humphreys, L.M., Bogle, M.L., Yadrick, K. 2011. Food and beverage choices contributing to dietary guidelines adherence in the Lower Mississippi Delta. Public Health Nutrition. pp.1-11.
A study of pipeline drugs in neuroendocrine tumors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anthony, C.T., Bastidas, J.G., Thomson, J.L., Lyons III, J., Lewis, J.M., Schwimer, J.E., Casey, P., Abadi, J., Frey, D.J., Woltering, E.A. 2012. A study of pipeline drugs in neuroendocrine tumors. Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer. 43(2):296-304.
Important sensory properties differentiating premium rice cultivars. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Champagne, E.T., Bett Garber, K.L., Thomson, J.L., Grimm, C.C., Lea, J.M., Fitzgerald, M.A., Resurreccion, A., Ohtsubo, K., Jongdee, S., Xie, L. 2010. Important sensory properties differentiating premium rice cultivars. Rice. 3:270-281.
Factors associated with delays to diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in women in a Louisiana urban safety net hospital. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams, D.L., Tortu, S., Thomson, J.L. 2010. Factors associated with delays to diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in women in a Louisiana urban safety net hospital. Women and Health. 50(8):705-718.
Children in school cafeterias select foods containing more saturated fat and energy than the institute of medicine recommends. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, C.K., Thomson, J.L., Leblanc, M.M., Stewart, T.M., Newton, Jr, R.L., Han, H., Sample, A., Champagne, C.M., Williamson, D.A. 2010. Children in school cafeterias select foods containing more saturated fat and energy than the institute of medicine recommends. Journal of Nutrition. 140(9):1653-60.
Children in school cafeterias select foods containing more saturated fat and energy than the Institute of Medicine recommendations. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, C.K., Thomson, J.L., Leblanc, M.M., Stewart, T.M., Newton, R.L., Han, H., Sample, A., Champagne, C.M., Williamson, D.A. 2010. Children in school cafeterias select foods containing more saturated fat and energy than the Institute of Medicine recommendations. Journal of Nutrition. 140(9):1653-60.
Psychometric characteristics of process evaluation measures for a school-based childhood obesity prevention study: Louisiana Health - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Newton, Jr, R.E., Thomson, J.L., Rau, K., Duhe, S., Sample, A., Singleton, N., Anton, S.D., Weber, L.S., Williamson, D. 2011. Psychometric characteristics of process evaluation measures for a school-based childhood obesity prevention study: Louisiana Health. American Journal of Health Promotion. 25(6):417-421.
Development and evaluation of WillTry. An instrument for measuring childrens' willingness to try fruits and vegetables. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, J.L., Mccabe Sellers, B.J., Strickland, E., Lovera, D., Nuss, H.J., Bogle, M.L., Yadrick, K., Duke, S.E. 2010. Development and evaluation of WillTry. An instrument for measuring childrens' willingness to try fruits and vegetables. Appetite. 54:465-472.
Development and evaluation of WillTry: An instrument for measuring children’s willingness to try fruits and vegetables - (Abstract Only) - (11-Feb-10)
The effect of AlloDerm® on the initiation and growth of human neovessels. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weiss, S.R., Tenney, J.M., Thomson, J.L., Anthony, C.T., Chiu, E.S., Friedlander, P.L., Woltering, E.A. 2010. The effect of AlloDerm® on the initiation and growth of human neovessels. The Laryngoscope. 120(3):443-449.
Unraveling the impact of nitrogen nutrition on cooked rice flavor and texture. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Champagne, E.T., Bett Garber, K.L., Thomson, J.L., Fitzgerald, M. 2009. Unraveling the impact of nitrogen nutrition on cooked rice flavor and texture. Cereal Chemistry. 86(3):274-280.
The role of VEGF pathways in human physiologic and pathologic angiogenesis. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lyons, J., Schwimer, J.E., Anthony, C.T., Thomson, J.L., Cundiff, J.D., Casey, D.T., Maccini, C., Kucera, P., Wang, Y. 2010. The role of VEGF pathways in human physiologic and pathologic angiogenesis. Journal of Surgical Research. 159(1):517-527.
In vitro chemoresistance testing in well differentiated carcinoid tumors. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lyons, J., Abergel, J., Thomson, J.L., Anthony, C.T., Wang, Y., Anthony, L.B., Boudreaux, J., Strauchen, J., Idrees, M., Warner, R.P. 2009. In vitro chemoresistance testing in well differentiated carcinoid tumors. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 16(3):649-655.
Modeling disease progression of camellia twig blight using a recurrent event model. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, J.L., Copes, W.E. 2009. Modeling disease progression of camellia twig blight using a recurrent event model. Phytopathology. 99(4):378-384.
Impact of weather on off-flavor episodes at a Louisiana commercial catfish farm. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hurlburt, B.K., Brashear, S.S., Lloyd, S.W., Grimm, C.C., Thomson, J.L, Zimba, P.V. 2009. The impact of weather on off-flavor episodes at a Louisiana commercial catfish farm. Aquaculture Research. 40(5):566-574.
A novel assay to assess the effectiveness of antiangiogenic drugs in human breast cancer. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lyons, J.M., Anthony, C.T., Thomson, J.L., Woltering, E.A. 2008. A novel assay to assess the effectiveness of antiangiogenic drugs in human breast cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 15(12):3407-3414.
Impact of pre-soaking on the flavor of cooked rice. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Champagne, E.T., Bett Garber, K.L., Thomson, J.L., Shih, F.F., Lea, J.M., Daigle, K.W. 2008. Impact of pre-soaking on the flavor of cooked rice. Cereal Chemistry. 85:706-710.
Survival Analysis to Determine the Length of the Incubation Period of Camellia Twig Blight Caused by Colletorichum gloeosporioides - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Copes, W.E., Thomson, J.L. 2008. Survival Analysis to Determine the Length of the Incubation Period of Camellia Twig Blight Caused by Colletorichum gloeosporioides. Plant Disease 92:1177-1182. 2008.
Food recognition and willingness to try fruits and vegetables of rural children in grades 4-6 - (Abstract Only)
McCabe Sellers, B.J., Strickland, E., Lovera, D., Duke, S.E., Thomson, J.L., Bogle, M.L. 2008. Food recognition and willingness to try fruits and vegetables of rural children in grades 4-6 [abstract]. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 40(4):S28.
Seasonal Responses in the Time it Takes for Camellia Twig Blight Symptoms to Develop - (Proceedings)
Copes, W.E., Thomson, J.L. 2008. Seasonal Responses in the Time it Takes for Camellia Twig Blight Symptoms to Develop. Southern Nursery Association Research Conference. 52:13-15.
The Association of Homocysteine and Related Factors to Brachial Artery Diameter and Flow-Mediated Dilation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wilson, J., Welsch, M., Allen, J., Thomson, J.L., Tulley, R., Lefevre, M. 2007. The association of homocysteine and related factors to brachial artery diameter and flow-mediated dilation. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental. 56:641-648.
The condition of neighborhood parks following hurricane katrina: development of a post-hurricane assessment instrument. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bedimo-Rung, A.L., Thomson, J.L., Mowen, A.J., Gustat, J., Tompkins, B.J., Strikmiller, P.K., Sothern, M.S. 2007. The condition of neighborhood parks following hurricane katrina: development of a post-hurricane assessment instrument. American Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 5(1):45-57.
Validation of serum versus plasma measurements of chromogranin A levels in patients with carcinoid tumors. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Woltering, E.A., Hilton, R.S., Thomson, J.L., Zietz, S., Liang, V.W., Vinik, A.I., Vinik, E., O'Dorisio, T.M. 2007. Validation of serum versus plasma measurements of chromogranin A levels in patients with carcinoid tumors. Pancreas. 33:250-254.
Development of a Direct Observation Instrument to Measure Environmental Characteristics of Parks for Physical Activity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bedimo-Rung, A.L., Gustat, J., Tompkins, B.J., Rice, J., Thomson, J.L. 2006. Development of a Direct Observation Instrument to Measure Environmental Characteristics of Parks for Physical Activity. Obesity Research.
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