• Mâsse, Louise C.


    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Professor, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia

    Degrees / Designations
    Primary Area of Research
    Evidence to Innovation
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
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    Mailing Address

    Developmental Neurosciences and Child Health
    Room F508
    4480 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC  V5H 3V4

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    Research Areas
    • Physical activity
    • Obesity prevention
    • Health promotion
    • Behaviour change
    • Familial interventions
    • Population health
    • Health policy interventions
    • Diffusion and dissemination of health interventions
    • Psychometrics
    • Questionnaire design

    My research focuses on understanding the determinants of behaviour change as it relates to physical activity and nutrition behaviours. Some of my earlier work has focused on physical activity measurement and in understanding the behavioural and psychosocial factors influencing human behaviours. My current research takes an integrative approach (i.e. ecological perspective) to understand environmental and behavioural influences on physical activity and nutritional behaviours.   

    My current research also focuses on understanding how we can disseminate and diffuse lifestyle modification interventions, to specifically understand the individual or structural influences on the uptake of “efficacious” lifestyle modification interventions in practice. In addition, my research looks at improving parenting practices to determine parental influences on children’s’ motivation to be active and eat a healthy diet.

    Finally as a psychometrician, I remain highly involved in projects that develop the methodology and measurement tools to evaluate the efficacy and effectiveness of health interventions both in my own area of interest as well as in other areas (e.g. HIV/AIDS, sexual behaviour, skin cancer, smoking).

    Current Projects
    Impact of transitioning to secondary schools on behaviours associated with obesity and academic-related outcomes: An ecological perspective
    Lack of physical activity, too much sedentary time, and poor dietary habits all contribute to unhealthy weight trajectories. Adolescence is a period when many unhealthy behaviours emerge or escalate; most notably these problems are exacerbated during the transition from elementary to secondary school. Our goal is to examine factors that influence adolescents’ physical activity, sedentary time, and dietary habits as they transition from elementary to secondary school. Using qualitative and quantitative methods (e.g., interviews, surveys, and direct measures), we will examine changes that occur in the school, household, and social settings during this transition to identify whether and how they influence adolescent behaviours. We will also determine how these health behaviours relate to academic performance. Our findings will provide new insights into how school, household, and social environments contribute to health behaviours during the transition to high school. In future, our data can be used to develop targeted programs to address these factors and encourage more positive behaviours at adolescence.

    Household environmental framework pertaining to childhood obesity: Improving our measures of the familial environment
    Although parenting practices are widely recognized as an important target for family-based intervention, our ability to understand the influence of the family is hampered by our ability to measure parenting practices. Researchers have developed different ways to measure parenting practices related to physical activity and nutrition; however no agreement has been reached in the scientific community. To remedy this situation this study engages the international scientific community in developing a common conceptual framework for assessing parenting practices related to physical activity and nutrition. This information will be used to standardize our measurement of parenting practices by developing a calibrated item bank. In addition, this work assesses the relationships among parenting practices, children’s behaviours, and children’s weight. Findings from this study provide the groundwork for future research aimed at understanding the influence of parenting practices.

    Individual and household environmental influences guiding the processes of changing obesogenic behaviours among overweight/obese adolescents and their families
    Obesity is a significant problem among industrialized nations, including Canada. In youth, as in adults, poor eating habits, lack of physical activity, and sedentary lifestyles can play an important role in the development of obesity. Changing these lifestyle behaviours is a first approach for the treatment of obesity among youth. We know that programs designed to change lifestyle behaviours have had some short-term success in managing obesity in youth. In addition, there is some evidence that these programs can be successfully delivered through the internet. However, these programs only work on youth that follow the program directions. This line of research looks at the reasons at the individual and family levels that can influence overweight or obese adolescents’ intention/motivation to change their “obesogenic” behaviours and the reasons why they chose to follow or ignore program directions. Findings from this line of research provide the needed information to improve the efficacy of lifestyle interventions.

    Evaluating the influence of nutrition and physical activity policies on the school environment, obesogenic behaviours and weight outcome 
    There is a strong consensus that school-based policy strategies may have the greatest impact on childhood obesity, since such an approach can reach the majority of youths. However, it is unknown whether obesity prevention-focused policies are fully implemented or implemented as intended and whether such policies translate into change in physical activity (PA), nutrition behaviours and overall weight (Body Mass Index (BMI)) among the target student population. In British Columbia (BC), a number of policy strategies to address childhood obesity have recently been enacted, including the BC Ministries of Health and Education Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales (GFBS), and the BC Ministry of Education Daily Physical Activity (DPA) initiative.  The primary aims of this study are to evaluate the implementation of the GFBS policy and DPA initiative across BC and examine factors influencing their implementation. Our secondary aim is to examine the influence of school PA and nutrition policies on student PA and eating behaviours and overall weight (BMI). Findings from this research will inform other jurisdictions in Canada enacting or considering school-based policy strategies to improve students’ health.
    Selected Publications

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    Amed S, Naylor PJ, Pinkney S, Mâsse LC, et al (In Press). Creating a Collective Impact on Childhood Obesity: Lessons from the SCOPE Initiative.  Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de santé publique.

    Naiman D, Leatherdale S, Gotay CC, Mâsse LC. (In Press) School-based factors associated with physical education amount and physical activity levels of students in Ontario elementary schools Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de santé publique.

    Tu AW, Mâsse LC, Lear SA, Gotay CC, Richardson CG. Body mass index trajectories from ages 1 to 20: Results from two nationally representative canadian longitudinal cohorts. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Aug;23(8):1703-11. doi: 10.1002/oby.21158. Epub 2015 Jul 14. PubMed [citation] PMID: 26179716

    Watts AW, Lovato CY, Barr SI, Hanning RM, Mâsse LC. A qualitative study exploring how school and community environments shape the food choices of adolescents with overweight/obesity. Appetite. 2015 Jul 23;95:360-367. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2015.07.022. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed [citation] PMID: 26212268

    Mâsse LC, Watts AW, Barr SI, Tu AW, Panagiotopoulos C, Geller J, Chanoine JP. Individual and household predictors of adolescents' adherence to a web-based intervention. Ann Behav Med. 2015 Jun;49(3):371-83. doi: 10.1007/s12160-014-9658-z. PubMed [citation] PMID: 25270826

    Naylor PJ, McKay HA, Valente M, Mâsse LC. A mixed-methods exploration of implementation of a comprehensive school healthy eating model one year after scale-up. Public Health Nutr. 2015 May 20:1-11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed [citation] PMID: 25990045

    McIntosh B, Daly A, Mâsse LC, Collet JP, Higgins JW, Naylor PJ, Amed S. Sustainable childhood obesity prevention through community engagement (SCOPE) program: evaluation of the implementation phase. Biochem Cell Biol. 2015 May 14:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed [citation] PMID: 25974751

    Watts AW, Lovato CY, Barr SI, Hanning RM, Mâsse LC. Experiences of overweight/obese adolescents in navigating their home food environment. Public Health Nutr. 2015 Apr 1:1-9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed [citation] PMID: 25828859

    Schiariti V, Mâsse LC. Relevant areas of functioning in children with cerebral palsy based on the international classification of functioning, disability and health coding system: a clinical perspective. J Child Neurol. 2015 Feb;30(2):216-22. doi: 10.1177/0883073814533005. Epub 2014 May 7. PubMed [citation] PMID: 24810085

    McKay HA, Macdonald HM, Nettlefold L, Masse LC, Day M, Naylor PJ. Action Schools! BC implementation: from efficacy to effectiveness to scale-up. Br J Sports Med. 2015 Feb;49(4):210-8. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2013-093361. Epub 2014 Oct 13. Review. PubMed [citation] PMID: 25312876

    Tu AW, Watts AW, Masse LC. Parent-Adolescent Patterns of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviors and Sleep Among a Sample of Overweight and Obese Adolescents. J Phys Act Health. 2015 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed [citation] PMID: 25621567

    Watts AW, Mâsse LC, Barr SI, Lovato CY, Hanning RM. Parent-child associations in selected food group and nutrient intakes among overweight and obese adolescents. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014 Oct;114(10):1580-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2014.04.018. Epub 2014 Jun 18. PubMed [citation] PMID: 24951436

    Schiariti V, Sauve K, Klassen AF, O'Donnell M, Cieza A, Mâsse LC. 'He does not see himself as being different': the perspectives of children and caregivers on relevant areas of functioning in cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2014 Sep;56(9):853-61. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.12472. Epub 2014 Apr 29. PubMed [citation] PMID: 24773255

    Schiariti V, Mâsse LC. Identifying relevant areas of functioning in children and youth with Cerebral Palsy using the ICF-CY coding system: from whose perspective? Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2014 Sep;18(5):609-17. doi: 10.1016/j.ejpn.2014.04.009. Epub 2014 Apr 15. PubMed [citation] PMID: 24813657

    Hennessy E, Oh A, Agurs-Collins T, Chriqui JF, Mâsse LC, Moser RP, Perna F. State-level school competitive food and beverage laws are associated with children's weight status. J Sch Health. 2014 Sep;84(9):609-16. doi: 10.1111/josh.12181. PubMed [citation] PMID: 25117896, PMCID: PMC4176686

    Schiariti V, Mâsse LC, Cieza A, Klassen AF, Sauve K, Armstrong R, O'Donnell M. Toward the development of the International Classification of Functioning Core Sets for children with cerebral palsy: a global expert survey. J Child Neurol. 2014 May;29(5):582-91. doi: 10.1177/0883073813475481. Epub 2013 Feb 21. PubMed [citation] PMID: 23435282

    Watts AW, Mâsse LC, Naylor PJ. Changes to the school food and physical activity environment after guideline implementation in British Columbia, Canada. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2014 Apr 14;11:50. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-11-50. PubMed [citation] PMID: 24731514, PMCID: PMC3990033

    Mâsse LC, de Niet-Fitzgerald JE, Watts AW, Naylor PJ, Saewyc EM. Associations between the school food environment, student consumption and body mass index of Canadian adolescents. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2014 Mar 26;11(1):29. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-11-29. PubMed [citation] PMID: 24666770, PMCID: PMC3987130

    Schiariti V, Klassen AF, Cieza A, Sauve K, O'Donnell M, Armstrong R, Mâsse LC. Comparing contents of outcome measures in cerebral palsy using the International Classification of Functioning (ICF-CY): a systematic review. Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2014 Jan;18(1):1-12. doi: 10.1016/j.ejpn.2013.08.001. Epub 2013 Sep 17. Review. PubMed [citation] PMID: 24051208

    Mâsse LC, Perna F, Agurs-Collins T, Chriqui JF. Change in school nutrition-related laws from 2003 to 2008: evidence from the school nutrition-environment state policy classification system. Am J Public Health. 2013 Sep;103(9):1597-603. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.300896. Epub 2013 Jan 17. PubMed [citation] PMID: 23327259, PMCID: PMC3780663

    Mâsse LC, Miller AR, Shen J, Schiariti V, Roxborough L. Patterns of participation across a range of activities among Canadian children with neurodevelopmental disorders and disabilities. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2013 Aug;55(8):729-36. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.12167. Epub 2013 May 22. PubMed [citation] PMID: 23701369

    Davison KK, Mâsse LC, Timperio A, Frenn MD, Saunders J, Mendoza JA, Gobbi E, Hanson P, Trost SG. Physical activity parenting measurement and research: challenges, explanations, and solutions. Child Obes. 2013 Aug;9 Suppl:S103-9. doi: 10.1089/chi.2013.0037. PubMed [citation] PMID: 23944918, PMCID: PMC3746238

    Mâsse LC, Watts AW. Stimulating innovations in the measurement of parenting constructs. Child Obes. 2013 Aug;9 Suppl:S5-13. doi: 10.1089/chi.2013.0041. Review. PubMed [citation] PMID: 23944924, PMCID: PMC3746250

    Mâsse LC, Naiman D, Naylor PJ. From policy to practice: implementation of physical activity and food policies in schools. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2013 Jun 3;10:71. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-10-71. PubMed [citation] PMID: 23731803, PMCID: PMC3681662

    Taylor D, Masse L, Ho A, Rekart ML, Tyndall M, Henry B, Clifton J, Peters L, Ogilvie G, Buxton J. A brief tool to assess capacity to consent for medical care among homeless individuals with problematic substance use: study protocol. Arch Public Health. 2013 May 8;71(1):11. doi: 10.1186/0778-7367-71-11. PubMed [citation] PMID: 23651056, PMCID: PMC3651044

    Miller AR, Mâsse LC, Shen J, Schiariti V, Roxborough L. Diagnostic status, functional status and complexity among Canadian children with neurodevelopmental disorders and disabilities: a population-based study. Disabil Rehabil. 2013 Mar;35(6):468-78. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2012.699580. Epub 2012 Jul 16. PubMed [citation] PMID: 22794277

    Mâsse LC, de Niet JE. School nutritional capacity, resources and practices are associated with availability of food/beverage items in schools. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2013 Feb 19;10:26. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-10-26. PubMed [citation] PMID: 23421918, PMCID: PMC3598473

    Watts AW, Masse LC. Is access to workplace amenities associated with leisure-time physical activity among Canadian adults? Can J Public Health. 2012 Nov 8;104(1):e87-91. PubMed [citation] PMID: 23618111

    Tu AW, Mâsse LC. The relationship between income and weight control strategies among Canadian adults. Can J Public Health. 2012 Nov 6;103(6):e438-42. PubMed [citation] PMID: 23618024

    Mâsse LC, Miller AR, Shen J, Schiariti V, Roxborough L. Comparing participation in activities among children with disabilities. Res Dev Disabil. 2012 Nov-Dec;33(6):2245-54. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2012.07.002. Epub 2012 Jul 24. PubMed [citation] PMID: 22835684

    Mâsse LC, McKay H, Valente M, Brant R, Naylor PJ. Physical activity implementation in schools: a 4-year follow-up. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Oct;43(4):369-77. PubMed [citation] PMID: 22992354

    Perna FM, Oh A, Chriqui JF, Mâsse LC, Atienza AA, Nebeling L, Agurs-Collins T, Moser RP, Dodd KW. The association of state law to physical education time allocation in US public schools. Am J Public Health. 2012 Aug;102(8):1594-9. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300587. Epub 2012 May 17. PubMed [citation] PMID: 22594746, PMCID: PMC3464828

    Mâsse LC, Fulton JE, Watson KB, Tortolero S, Kohl HW 3rd, Meyers MC, Blair SN, Wong WW. Comparing the validity of 2 physical activity questionnaire formats in African-American and Hispanic women. J Phys Act Health. 2012 Feb;9(2):237-48. PubMed [citation] PMID: 22368223

    Mâsse LC, de Niet JE. Sources of validity evidence needed with self-report measures of physical activity. J Phys Act Health. 2012 Jan;9 Suppl 1:S44-55. PubMed [citation] PMID: 22287447

    Ainsworth BE, Caspersen CJ, Matthews CE, Mâsse LC, Baranowski T, Zhu W. Recommendations to improve the accuracy of estimates of physical activity derived from self report. J Phys Act Health. 2012 Jan;9 Suppl 1:S76-84. Review. PubMed [citation] PMID: 22287451, PMCID: PMC3544158

    Mâsse LC, Blanck HM, Valente M, Atienza AA, Agurs-Collins T, Weber D, Yaroch AL. Association between self-reported household practices and body mass index of US children and adolescents, 2005. Prev Chronic Dis. 2012;9:E174. doi: 10.5888/pcd9.110149. PubMed [citation] PMID: 23237244, PMCID: PMC3523893

    Panagiotopoulos C, Ronsley R, Al-Dubayee M, Brant R, Kuzeljevic B, Rurak E, Cristall A, Marks G, Sneddon P, Hinchliffe M, Chanoine JP, Mâsse LC. The centre for healthy weights--shapedown BC: a family-centered, multidisciplinary program that reduces weight gain in obese children over the short-term. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2011 Dec;8(12):4662-78. doi: 10.3390/ijerph8124662. Epub 2011 Dec 15. PubMed [citation] PMID: 22408595, PMCID: PMC3290977

    Morton KL, Barling J, Rhodes RE, Mâsse LC, Zumbo BD, Beauchamp MR. The application of transformational leadership theory to parenting: questionnaire development and implications for adolescent self-regulatory efficacy and life satisfaction. J Sport Exerc Psychol. 2011 Oct;33(5):688-709. PubMed [citation] PMID: 21984642

    Fuemmeler BF, Anderson CB, Mâsse LC. Parent-child relationship of directly measured physical activity. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2011 Mar 8;8:17. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-8-17. PubMed [citation] PMID: 21385455, PMCID: PMC3062578

    Thompson OM, Yaroch AL, Moser RP, Finney Rutten LJ, Petrelli JM, Smith-Warner SA, Mâsse LC, Nebeling L. Knowledge of and adherence to fruit and vegetable recommendations and intakes: results of the 2003 health information national trends survey. J Health Commun. 2011 Mar;16(3):328-40. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2010.532293. PubMed [citation] PMID: 21161813

    Anderson CB, Mâsse LC, Zhang H, Coleman KJ, Chang S. Ethnic, gender, and BMI differences in athletic identity in children and adolescents. J Phys Act Health. 2011 Feb;8(2):200-9. PubMed [citation] PMID: 21415447

    Understanding the mechanisms of physical activity behavior change: Challenges and a call for action Mâsse LC, Nigg CR, Basen-Engquist K, Atienza AA. Psychology of sport and exercise. 2011; 12(1):1-6. My Bibliography [journal] 

    Noonan VK, Kopec JA, Noreau L, Singer J, Mâsse LC, Zhang H, Dvorak MF. Comparing the validity of five participation instruments in persons with spinal conditions. J Rehabil Med. 2010 Sep;42(8):724-34. doi: 10.2340/16501977-0584. PubMed [citation] PMID: 20809054

    Noonan VK, Kopec JA, Noreau L, Singer J, Mâsse LC, Dvorak MF. Comparing the reliability of five participation instruments in persons with spinal conditions. J Rehabil Med. 2010 Sep;42(8):735-43. doi: 10.2340/16501977-0583. PubMed [citation] PMID: 20809055

    Speck RM, Courneya KS, Mâsse LC, Duval S, Schmitz KH. An update of controlled physical activity trials in cancer survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Cancer Surviv. 2010 Jun;4(2):87-100. doi: 10.1007/s11764-009-0110-5. Epub 2010 Jan 6. Review. Erratum in: J Cancer Surviv. 2011 Mar;5(1):112. PubMed [citation] PMID: 20052559

    Measuring participation among persons with spinal cord injury: Comparison of three instruments Noonan VK, Kopec JA, Noreau L, Singer J, Mâsse LC, et al. Topics in spinal cord injury rehabilitation. 2010; 15:49-62. My Bibliography [journal] 

    Extending transformational leadership theory to parenting and adolescent health behaviors: An integrative and theoretical review Morton KL, Barling J, Rhodes R, Mâsse LC, Zumbo BD, et al. Health psychology review. 2010; 4(2):128-157. My Bibliography [journal] 

    Noonan VK, Kopec JA, Noreau L, Singer J, Chan A, Mâsse LC, Dvorak MF. Comparing the content of participation instruments using the international classification of functioning, disability and health. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2009 Nov 13;7:93. doi: 10.1186/1477-7525-7-93. PubMed [citation] PMID: 19909555, PMCID: PMC2785762

    Bennett GG, Wolin KY, Puleo EM, Mâsse LC, Atienza AA. Awareness of national physical activity recommendations for health promotion among US adults. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009 Oct;41(10):1849-55. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181a52100. PubMed [citation] PMID: 19727030, PMCID: PMC4286240

    Anderson CB, Mâsse LC, Zhang H, Coleman KJ, Chang S. Contribution of athletic identity to child and adolescent physical activity. Am J Prev Med. 2009 Sep;37(3):220-6. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2009.05.017. PubMed [citation] PMID: 19595559, PMCID: PMC2759382

    Klein MC, Kaczorowski J, Hall WA, Fraser W, Liston RM, Eftekhary S, Brant R, Mâsse LC, Rosinski J, Mehrabadi A, Baradaran N, Tomkinson J, Dore S, McNiven PC, Saxell L, Lindstrom K, Grant J, Chamberlaine A. The attitudes of Canadian maternity care practitioners towards labour and birth: many differences but important similarities. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2009 Sep;31(9):827-40. PubMed [citation] PMID: 19941707

    Blanck HM, Yaroch AL, Atienza AA, Yi SL, Zhang J, Mâsse LC. Factors influencing lunchtime food choices among working Americans. Health Educ Behav. 2009 Apr;36(2):289-301. Epub 2007 Jun 29. PubMed [citation] PMID: 17602103

    Oakes JM, Mâsse LC, Messer LC. Work group III: Methodologic issues in research on the food and physical activity environments: addressing data complexity. Am J Prev Med. 2009 Apr;36(4 Suppl):S177-81. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2009.01.015. PubMed [citation] PMID: 19285211

    Discrete-time survival trees Bou-Hamad I, Larocque D, Ben-Ameur H, Mâsse LC, Vitaro F, et al. The Canadian journal of statistics = Revue canadienne de statistique. 2009; 37:17-32. My Bibliography [journal] 

    Chriqui JF, Tynan M, Agurs-Collins T, Mâsse LC. Will web-based research suffice when collecting U.S. school district policies? The case of physical education and school-based nutrition policies. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2008 Dec 10;5:64. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-5-64. PubMed [citation] PMID: 19077186, PMCID: PMC2637297

    Miller AR, Armstrong RW, Mâsse LC, Klassen AF, Shen J, O'Donnell ME. Waiting for child developmental and rehabilitation services: an overview of issues and needs. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2008 Nov;50(11):815-21. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.2008.03113.x. Epub 2008 Sep 20. Review. PubMed [citation] PMID: 18811706

    Mâsse LC, Moser RP, Stokols D, Taylor BK, Marcus SE, Morgan GD, Hall KL, Croyle RT, Trochim WM. Measuring collaboration and transdisciplinary integration in team science. Am J Prev Med. 2008 Aug;35(2 Suppl):S151-60. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2008.05.020. PubMed [citation] PMID: 18619395

    Chang S, Mâsse LC, Moser RP, Dodd KW, Arganaraz F, Fuemmler BF, Jemal A. State ranks of incident cancer burden due to overweight and obesity in the United States, 2003. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 Jul;16(7):1636-50. doi: 10.1038/oby.2008.228. Epub 2008 Apr 17. Erratum in: Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Nov;19(11):2288-90. PubMed [citation] PMID: 18421271

    Baranowski T, Mâsse LC, Ragan B, Welk G. How many days was that? We're still not sure, but we're asking the question better! Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Jul;40(7 Suppl):S544-9. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31817c6651. PubMed [citation] PMID: 18562972, PMCID: PMC2739114

    The evaluation of large research initiatives: A participatory integrated mixed-methods approach Trochim WM, Marcus SE, Mâsse LC, Moser RP, Weld PC. The American journal of evaluation. 2008; 29:8-28. My Bibliography [journal]

    Troiano RP, Berrigan D, Dodd KW, Mâsse LC, Tilert T, McDowell M. Physical activity in the United States measured by accelerometer. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Jan;40(1):181-8. PubMed [citation] PMID: 18091006

    Mâsse LC, Chriqui JF, Igoe JF, Atienza AA, Kruger J, Kohl HW 3rd, Frosh MM, Yaroch AL. Development of a Physical Education-Related State Policy Classification System (PERSPCS). Am J Prev Med. 2007 Oct;33(4 Suppl):S264-76. PubMed [citation] PMID: 17884575

    Mâsse LC, Frosh MM, Chriqui JF, Yaroch AL, Agurs-Collins T, Blanck HM, Atienza AA, McKenna ML, Igoe JF. Development of a School Nutrition-Environment State Policy Classification System (SNESPCS). Am J Prev Med. 2007 Oct;33(4 Suppl):S277-91. PubMed [citation] PMID: 17884576

    Fuemmeler BF, Baffi C, Mâsse LC, Atienza AA, Evans WD. Employer and healthcare policy interventions aimed at adult obesity. Am J Prev Med. 2007 Jan;32(1):44-51. PubMed [citation] PMID: 17218190

    Anderson CB, Mâsse LC, Hergenroeder AC. Factorial and construct validity of the athletic identity questionnaire for adolescents. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2007 Jan;39(1):59-69. PubMed [citation] PMID: 17218885

    Honours & Awards


    2011 Nominated for the 2011 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Education

    2008 Leaders Opportunity Fund Award awarded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation

    2006-2011 Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Salary Award – Senior Scholar Award ($500,000)

    2006-2016 Child and Family Research Institute Salary Award – Level 2 Scientist ($900,000)

    2005 Group award for exemplary leadership in advancing the National Cancer Institute's commitment to understanding the science of energy balance and cancer and applying that understanding to reduce the cancer burden. National Institutes of Health Award of Merit 

    2004 Individual award for leadership on the National Cancer Institute scientific priorities and developing collaboration in the area of physical activity. National Institutes of Health Award of Merit

    2001-2006 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Salary Award – Tier 2 Canada Research Chair at the University of Ottawa - Award was declined for personal and professional reasons 

    1999 & 2001 Excellence in Scholarship Incentive Award for FY 1998 and 2000
    University of Texas-Houston - School of Public Health award

    1997 Outstanding Research Podium Presentation
    American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

    Research Group Members