My overarching research interest is child obesity, with a focus on prevention through program development, assessment, and evaluation research. I have experience in both qualitative and quantitative research, but I mainly focus on quantitative approaches. Some of my current research interests include:
Breastfeeding promotion and practice
Introducing solid foods
Parent feeding practices
The theory of planned behavior
Physical development (Birth-5)
Bronfenbrenner’s ecological framework
Obesity prevention curriculum development
This list is in no way exhaustive and I am happy to work with students that are interested in anything related to child obesity or child development.
Marshall, L. E. & Wright, D. W. (in preparation). The influence parents' attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control, and intentions have on the timing and introduction of complementary foods.
Marshall, L. E. & Bales, D. W. (under revision). Conducting online professional development for child care providers: Do they have appropriate access to and comfort with the internet?
Hinton, J., Herring, A., Garrison, S., & Marshall, L. (under review). Building relationships, empowering students, and taking responsibility: The importance of departmental action in promoting student success.
Zak-Hunter, L., Marshall, L. E., Arnold, A. L., Consiglio, S., Gale, J., Liddy, C., & Magwitz-Greyson, D. P. (2010). Finding our voices in the face of dominant discourse: A closer look at gender roles’ impact on student clinicians, Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 22(3), 187-202. doi: 10.1080/08952833.2010.499701