Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (* Advisee, s senior author)

Content Area: Pediatric Weight Management

  1. Pratt, K., Skelton, J., Eneli, I., Collier, D., & Lazorick, S. (2018). Providers’ involvement of parents, families, and family dynamics in youth weight management programs. Global Pediatric Health (In press).
  2. Pratt, K. & Skelton, J. (2018). Families’ organization around weight-related behaviors in childhood obesity treatment: A family systems theory-informed approach to assessment and treatment. Academic Pediatrics, 18(6), 620-627.  IF = 2.72
  3. Hicks, A., sPratt, K., Cottrill, C. (2018). The relationship between trauma and weight status among adolescents in eating disorder treatment. Appetite. IF = 2.691
  4. Pratt, K. *Cotto, J., Goodway, J. (2017). Engaging the family to promote child physical activity. American College of Sports Medicine Health and Fitness Journal: Behavioral Change Theme Issue. Invited Lead Author. ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal, 21(5), 27-32. IF = .38
  5. Pratt, K. *Van Fossen, C, *Cotto Maisonet, J., *Palmer, E., & Eneli, I. (2017). Mothers’ Perspectives on the Development of Their Preschoolers’ Dietary and Physical Activity Behaviors and Parent-Child Relationship. Clinical Pediatrics, 56(8), 766-775. DOI: 10.1177/0009922816684598. IF = .886
  6. Rogers, K.*, Anderson, S. Dollahite, J., Hill, J., Holloman, C., Miller, C., Pratt, K., Gunther, C. (2017). Methods and design of a 10-week multicomponent family meals intervention: a two group quasi-experimental effectiveness trial. BMC Public Health, 17(1), 50-60. DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-3908-x. IF = 2.209
  7. *Palmer, L., sPratt, K., & Goodway, J. (2017). A review of play therapy interventions for chronic illness: Applications to childhood obesity prevention and treatment. International Journal of Play Therapy, 26(3), 125-135. IF = NA
  8. Eneli, I.U., Howell, C., Rose, M.E., Pratt, K., Lovegrove, E.L., Domrose, E.L., & Polas, P.J. (2017). The Primary Care Obesity Network: Translating Expert Committee Guidelines on Childhood Obesity into Practice. Clinical Pediatrics, 57(9), 1069-1079. IF = .886
  9. Pratt, K., Collier, D., *Walton, N., Lazorick, S., & Lamson, A. (2015). Predictors of childhood obesity treatment follow up. Families Systems & Health, 33(1), 55-60. IF = 1.131
  10. Erickson, M., Lutes, L., Crawford, Y., Pratt, K., Henes, S., Cox, J., Gross-McMillian, A., & Collier, D. (2014). Camp-Based Immersion Treatment for Obese, Low SES, Multiethnic Adolescents. Childhood Obesity, 10(2), 122-131.
  11. Pratt, K., Lamson, A., *Radley, S. (2015). Self-reported strengths and concerns of treatment seeking overweight youth and their caregivers. Children’s Health Care, 44(1), 87-103. IF = 1.242
  12. Pratt, K., *Palmer, L., & *Walker, M. (2015). Approaches to weight-related problems: A narrative intervention for overweight youth. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 26(1), 19-24. IF = NA
  13. Pratt, K., McRitchie, S., Collier, D., Lutes, L., Sumner, S. (2015). Parent & family influences on adopting healthy weight-related behaviors: Views and perceptions of obese African-American female adolescents. Journal of the National Medical Association, 102(2), 74-79. IF = 1.106
  14. Lamson, A., Pratt, K., Sumner, S., Earles, J., *Amar, R.. (2015). Military Youth and Obesity: A review of the existing literature 1990-2012. Contemporary Family Therapy, 37(4), 364-371. IF = .45
  15. Selewski, D., Collier, D., MacHardy, J., Gross, H., Pickens, E., Cooper, A.W., Bullock, S., Earls, M.F., Pratt, K., Scanlon, K., McNeil, J., Messer, K., Lu, Y., Thissen, D., DeWalt, D. & Gipson, D. (2013). Promising insights into the health related quality of life for children with severe obesity. Health & Quality of Life Outcomes, 11(1), 29-39. IF = 2.212
  16. Pratt, K. & Greer, A. (2012). Debating Parental Responsibility for Childhood Obesity: Ethical and Legal Considerations. Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care, 7(3), 146-149. IF = .115
  17. Pratt, K., Lazorick, S., Lamson, A., Ivanescu, A. & Collier, D. (2013). Quality of Life and BMI changes in youth participating in an integrated pediatric obesity treatment program. Health & Quality of Life Outcomes, 11, 116-125. IF = 2.212
  18. Pratt, K., Lamson, A., Swanson, M., Lazorick, S., & Collier, D. (2012). The Importance of Assessing for Depression with HRQOL in Treatment Seeking Obese Youth and their Caregivers. Quality of Life Research, 21(8), 1367-1377. IF = 2.429
  19. Pathmasiri, W., Pratt, K., Collier, D., & Lutes, L., Sumner, S. (2012). Integrating metabolomic signatures and psychosocial parameters in responsivity to an immersion treatment model for adolescent obesity. Metabolomics, 8, 1037-1051. IF = 3.661
  20. Pratt, K., Lamson, A., Lazorick, S., Collier, D., White, C., White, M., & Swanson, M. (2011). Conceptualizing Care for Childhood Obesity: a three-world view. Journal of Children’s Services, 6(3), 156-171. IF = NA
  21. Pratt, K., Lamson, A., Lazorick, S., Swanson, M., *Cravens, J., & Collier, D. (2011). A Biopsychosocial Pilot Study of Overweight Youth and Care Providers’ Perceptions of Quality of Life. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 26(6), e61-e68. IF = 1.016
  22. Pratt, K., Lamson, A., Collier, D., Crawford, Y., Harris, N., Gross, K., Ballard, S., Sarvey, S., & *Saporito, M. (2009). Camp Golden Treasures: A multidisciplinary weight-loss and healthy lifestyle camp for adolescent girls. Family, Systems, & Health, 21(1), 116-124. IF =1.131

Content Area: Adult Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery

  1. *Ferriby, M., sPratt, K., Noria, S., Needleman, B. (2018). Romantic relationship factors and body mass index of patients pre- and post-weight loss surgery (Accepted, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy). IF = 2.528
  2. Pratt, K., Jalilvand, A., Needleman, B., Urse, K., *Ferriby, M., & Noria, S. (2018). Postoperative Outcomes based on Patient Participation in a Pre-surgery Education and Weight Management Program. SOARD. (in press). IF = 4.942
  3. Pratt, K., *Ferriby, Noria, S., Skelton, J., Taylor, C., & Needleman, B. (2018). Perceived child weight status, family structure and functioning, and support for health behaviors in bariatric surgery patients. Families, Systems, & Health. doi: 10.1037/fsh0000317. IF = 1.131
  4. *Ferriby, M., sPratt, K., Noria, S., & Needleman, B. A comparison of perceived and calculated weight status classification congruence between pre- and post-bariatric surgery patients. (2017). Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 13(8), 1405-1411. DOI: IF = 4.942
  5. Berge, J.M., Pratt, K., Miller, L. (2016). Weight Talk and Weight Teasing in Romantic Relationships: What do they Sound Like and How do Partners Respond? Families, Systems, & Health, 34(3), 213-220. IF = 1.131
  6. Pratt, K., *Balk, E., *Ferriby, M., Wallace, L., Noria, S., & Needleman, B. (2016). Weight loss surgery candidates’ peer and romantic relationships and associations with health behaviors. Obesity Surgery, 26(11), 2764-2771. DOI: 10.1007/s11695-016-2196-y. IF = 3.346
  7. *Ferriby, M., sPratt, K., *Balk, E., Feister, K., & Needleman, B. (2015). Marriage and weight-loss surgery: A narrative review of patient and spouse outcomes. Obesity Surgery, 12, 2436-2442. IF = 3.346

Content Area: Weight Stigma and Bias

  1. Pratt, K., *Palmer, E.N., Cravens, J.D., *Ferriby, M., *Balk, E., & *Cai, Y. (2016). Explicit weight-bias among marriage and family therapy students. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 42(2), 287-301. IF = 2.528
  2. Cravens, J.D, Pratt, K.,J. *Palmer, E.N, *Amar, R. (2016). Couple and Family Therapy Students’ views on a weight and body awareness curriculum. Contemporary Family Therapy, 38(2), 210-220. DOI 10.1007/s10591-015-9366-2. IF= .45
  3. Pratt, K. & *Holowacz, E., & *Walton, N.  (2014). MFTs’ perspectives on treating overweight clients and their weight-related behaviors. American Journal of Family Therapy, 42(5), 364-385. IF = .525

Content Area: Medical Family Therapy and Integrated Care

  1. *Van Fossen, C., sPratt, K., Murray, R., Skelton, J. (2018). Family Functioning in Pediatric Primary Care Patients. Clinical Pediatrics. IF = 1.03
  2. Mendenhall, T., Pratt, K., & Phelps, K. (2012). Advancing medical family therapy through research: A consideration of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods designs. Contemporary Family Therapy, 34, 187-203. IF = .45
  3. Pratt, K. & Lamson, A. (2012). Supervision in Behavioral Health: Implications for students, interns, and new professionals. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 39(3), 285-294. IF = 1.617

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

  1. Pratt, K., *Van Fossen C., Uztan D., Berge, J. (2018). Invited lead author for Child Health: Prevention and Intervention for Child Physical Health Concerns Section: Volume II, Relational Approaches with Children and Adolescents. Wiley.
  2. Pratt, K., *Van Fossen, C., Didericksen, K. *Aamar, R., & Berge, J. (2018). Invited lead author for Part I, Chapter 3: Medical Family Therapy in Pediatrics,  in Clinical Methods in Medical Family Therapy, Springer.
  3. Berge, J., & Pratt, K. (2014). Childhood Obesity, Prevention and Treatment. (Eds.) Carlson, J. & Dermer, S. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling.
  4. Lamson, A., Pratt, K., Hodgson, J., *Koehler, A. (2014). Invited co-author for Chapter 8: MedFT supervision in context published in Medical Family Therapy: Advanced Applications.
  5. Mendenhall, T. Pratt, K., Phelps, K., Baird, M., & *Younkin, F. (2014). Invited co-author for Chapter 9: Advancing Medical Family Therapy through Research: A Consideration of Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed-Method Designs to be published in Medical Family Therapy: Advanced Applications.
  6. Pratt, K., & Cravens, C. (2014). Weight and Body Awareness: Considerations for the supervisor and clinician in training. (Eds.) Bean R., Davis, S., & Davey, M.  Increased Self-Awareness: Experiential Exercises for Dedicated Clinicians and Supervisors.
  7. Pratt, K. & Lamson, A. (2011). Supervision for the integrated behavioral health provider. In R. Curtis & E. Christian (Ed.) Integrated Care: Applying theory to practice. New York, NY. Haworth Press.
  8. Pratt, K. & Lamson, A. (2011). Childhood obesity: The epidemic of today’s youth. Originally published as Clinical Update in Family Therapy Magazine July-August, 2009. Revised and updated for book publication June, 2011. Clinical Updates for Family Therapists: Research and treatment approaches for issues affecting today’s families, Volume 4. Alexandria, VA. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Press.

Technical Reports, Bulletins, Fact Sheets

  1. Berge, J. & Pratt, K. (Summer, 2016). Bridging Family Science & Health Theories to Better Understand the Role of Family in Childhood Obesity Prevention & Treatment. National Council on Family Relations Report. Family Focus: Families and Obesity.
  2. Pratt, K., McCain, T., Grown, G. et al. (2013). What do MCNC teenagers think makes a healthy community? The Charles School at Ohio Dominican University.
  3. Pratt, K. (2013, May). Overscheduled kids quiz: Is your child too busy? Interviewed for WebMD feature in Raising Fit Kids: Healthy Nutrition, Exercise, and Weight.
  4. Pratt, K. (2013, July). Family systems and nutrition. Written for the MedFT blog series.
  5. Pratt., K. (2012). Five questions with Cleveland Shields. Written for the Growing MedFT blog series.
  6. Pratt, K., Collier, D., & Lazorick, S. (2011). Weight loss center aims to help rural, obese children improve mental and physical health by integrating medical, psychological and nutrition services. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) invited innovation attempt and electronic pub. Available at:
  7. Pratt, K. & Lamson, A. (2009). Consumer Update Medical Series: Childhood obesity. Family Therapy Magazine, 8(4). Available at:
  8. Pratt, K. & Lamson, A. (2009). Clinical Update Medical Series: Childhood obesity. Family Therapy Magazine, 8(4), 36-48.


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