Selected Peer-reviewed Publications

Weiss S, Davis E, Wojtanowski A, Foster G, Glanz K, Karpyn A. Consumer taste tests and milk preference in low-income, urban supermarkets. Public Health NutritionSeptember 2014.

Borradaile KE, Foster GD, May H, Karpyn A, Sherman S, Grundy K, Nachmani J, Vander Veur S, Boruch RF. Associations between the Youth/Adolescent Questionnaire, the Youth/Adolescent Activity Questionnaire, and body mass index z score in low-income inner-city fourth through sixth grade children. Am J Clin Nutr. June 2008;87(6):1650-5.

Foster G, Sherman S, Borradaile K, Grundy K, Vander Veur S, Nachmani J, Karpyn A, Kumanyika S, Shults J.A policy-based school intervention to prevent overweight and obesity. Pediatrics. April 2008; 121 (4);e794-802.

Giang T, Karpyn A, Laurison H, Hillier A, Perry D. Closing the grocery gap in underserved communities: the creation of the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. May-June 2008;14(3):272-9.

Zimmerman M., Harris A., Karpyn A. Building Collaboration to Increase Availability of Fresh Produce in a Suburban Emergency Food System. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. July – August 2009, 41(4): p. S18.

Boruch R, Weisburd D, Turner HM, Karpyn A & Littell J. Randomized Controlled Trials for Evaluation and Planning. In L. Bickman & D. Rog (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research MethodsSecond Edition. 2009. Thousand Oaks, CA.

Gidding SS, Lichtenstein AH, Faith MS, Karpyn A,Mennella JA, Popkin B, Rowe J, Van Horn L, and Whitsel L. Implementing American Heart Association Pediatric and Adult Nutrition Guidelines: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association Nutrition Committee of the Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, and Council for High Blood Pressure Research. Circulation. March 3 2009.119 (8);1161-1175

Borradaile K, Sherman S, Vander Veur S, McCoy T, Sandoval B, Nachmani J, Karpyn A, Foster G. Snacking in children: The role of urban corner stores. Pediatrics November 2009; 124 (5):1293-8. Epub 2009 Oct 12.

Karpyn A, Manon M, Treuhaft S, Giang T, Harries C, McCoubrey K. Policy solutions to the grocery gap. Health Affairs. March-April 2010; 29(3):473-80.

Lucan SC, Karpyn A, Sherman S. Storing empty calories and chronic disease risk: snack-food products, nutritive content, and manufacturers in Philadelphia corner stores. J Urban Health. 2010 May; 87 (3):394-409.

Young C, Karpyn A, Uy N, Wich K, Gly J. Farmers’ markets in low-income communities: impact of community environment, food programs, and public policy. Community Development. 2011 April-June; 42(2):208-220.

Buttenheim AM, Havassy J, Fang M, Glyn J, Karpyn AE. Increasing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/Electronic Benefits Transfer Sales at Farmers’ Markets with Vendor-Operated Wireless Point-of-Sale Terminals. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012 May;112(5):636-41. Epub 2012 Mar 16.

Karpyn A, Young C and Weiss S. Reestablishing healthy food retail: Changing the landscape of food deserts. Child Obes. 2012 Feb;8(1):28-30.

Hillier A, McLaughlin J, Cannuscio CC, Chilton M, Krasny S, Karpyn A. The Impact of WIC Food Package Changes on Access to Healthful Food in 2 Low-Income Urban Neighborhoods. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2012 May-June;44(3):210-6. Epub2012 Mar 8.

Odoms-Young, A., Zenk SN, Karpyn A., Ayala, G., and Gittelsohn. Obesity and the Food Environment Among Minority Groups. Current Obesity Reports. 2012 July:1(3), 141-151.

Karpyn A., Kim SA., DaCosta RV., Gasnu S., Law Y. Growing the field: Current Approaches to Data Collection at Farmers’ Markets. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition. 2012 December, 7:4, 436-448.

Karpyn A. and Truehaft S. (2013). The Grocery Gap: Finding Healthy Food In America. In P. Pringle (Ed.), A Place at the Table pp. 1-48. NY: Public Affairs Media.

Gittelsohn, J., Laska, M., Karpyn, A., Klinger, K., Ayala, G. Lessons learned from small store programs to increase healthy food access. Am J Health Behav. 2014; 38(2):307-315. DOI:

Vander Veur, S., Sherman, S., Lent, M., McCoy, T., Wojtanowski, A., Sandoval, B., Karpyn, A., Foster, G. Corner Store and Commuting Patterns of Low-Income, Urban Elementary School Students. Scientific Research. December 2013 (Vol. 1 No. 4, 166-170) http:/

Bell, J., Mora, G., Hagan, E., Rubin, V., Karpyn, A. Access to Healthy Food and Why it Matters: A Review of the Research. PolicyLink and The Food Trust. 2013 November.

Harries, C., Koprak, J., Young, C., Weiss, S., Parker, K., Karpyn, A. Moving from Policy to Implementation: A Methodology and Lessons Learned to Determine Eligibility for Healthy Food Financing Projects. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. March 2014.

Foster, G., Karpyn, A., Wojtanowski, A., Davis, E., Weiss, S., Brensinger, C., Tierney, A., Guo, W., Brown, J., Spross, C., Leuchten, D., Burns, P., Glanz, K. Placement and promotion strategies to increase sales of healthier products in supermarkets in low-income, ethnically diverse neighborhoods: a randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. April 2014.

Gordon, E.,       Dawkins-Lyn, N.,       Hogan-Yarbro,n R., Karpyn, A., Shore, K., Weiss, S., Cash, S. Approaches for Promoting Healthy Food Purchases by SNAP Participants. Prepared by ICF International for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, July 2014.

Glanz, K., Smith, T., Karpyn, A., Hillier, A., Cannuscio, C. A discrete‐choice approach to modeling food shopping behavior. Environment and Planning B. In press.

Lehmann,Y., White, A., Tucker, J., Karpyn, A. (Aug 25, 2014). State level interventions: Pennsylvania’s fresh food financing initiative. In K. Morland (Ed). Local food environments: Food access in America, (pp.) Crc Pr I Llc.

Karpyn, A., Tappe, K., Hillier, A., Cannuscio, C., Koprak, J., Glanz., K. Where Urban Residents Shop for Produce. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. In press.

Hillier A, Smith T, Cannuscio C C, Karpyn A, Glanz K, 2015, “A discrete choice approach to modeling food store access” Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design advance online publication, doi:10.1068/b39136