My research program focuses on how food insecurity and hunger in America are associated with adverse health outcomes. I have primarily studied pregnant women and children and health outcomes such as diet quality and weight gain. I am also interested in studying food insecurity on college campuses.
Gamba, R. J., Leung, C.W., Guendelman, S., Lahiff, M., & Laraia, B. (2016). Household food insecurity is not associated with overall diet quality among pregnant women in NHANES 1999-2008. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 1-9 doi: 10.1007/s10995-016-2058-1
Gamba, R. J., Schuchter, J., Rutt, C., & Seto, E. Y. (2014). Measuring the Food Environment and its Effects on Obesity in the United States: A Systematic Review of Methods and Results. J Community Health, 31(8):641-52. doi: 10.1002/da.22232
Romanelli, R. J., Wu, F. M., Gamba, R. J., Mojtabai, R., & Segal, J. B. (2014). Behavioral therapy and serotonin reuptake inhibitor pharmacotherapy in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis of head-to-head randomized controlled trials. Depress Anxiety, 40(3):464-75. doi: 10.1007/s10900-014-9958-z
Gamba, R.J., Laraia, B.A., Saraiva, C., Marchi, K., Dove, M., Curtis, M. Food insecurity among Pregnant Women: Trends, characteristics, and disparities. Accepted for poster presentation for the 143rd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Oct 2015.
Gamba, R.J., Leung, C.W., Guendelman, S., Lahiff, M., & Laraia, B. (2015). Household food insecurity is not associated with diet quality among pregnant women in NHANES 1999-2008. Poster presented at the 7th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference, June 2013.
Gamba, R.J., Schuchter, J., Rutt, C., & Seto, E. Y. Metrics used in the USA to describe the food environment and its effects on obesity: A systematic review. Paper presented at the Society for Prevention Research 21st Annual Meeting. May 2013.
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