Publications

Myers, B.M. & Wells, N.M. (2015). Children’s physical activity while gardening: development of a valid and reliable direct observation tool. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 12 (4), 522-528. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2013-0290

Rollings, K.A., Wells, N.M., Evans, G.W. (2015). Measuring physical neighborhood quality related to health. Behavioral Sciences, 5, 190-202. doi: 10.3390/bs5020190

Demment, M., Wells, N., and Olson, C. (2015). Associations between the rural middle school nutrition and physical activity environment, family income trajectory, and change in BMI z-scores during adolescence. Journal of School Health, 85(2), 100-108. doi: 10.1111/josh.12227

Wells, N.M., Myers, B.M., & Henderson, C.R. (2014). School gardens & physical activity: A randomized controlled trial of low-income elementary schools. Preventive Medicine, 69S, S27-S33. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.10.012

Wells, N.M., Myers, B.M., & Henderson, C.R. (2014). Study Protocol: School gardens and physical activity. Archives of Public Health. 72:43. doi: 10.1186/2049-3258-72-43

Olson, C.M., Baker, I., Demment, M., Graham, M., May, J., Strawderman, M., Wells, N.M. (2014). The healthy start partnership: An approach to obesity prevention in young families. Family and Community Health, 37 (1), 74-85. doi: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000016

Wells, N.M. (2013). The role of nature in children’s resilience: cognitive and social processes. In: K. Tidball & M. Krasny (Eds.) Greening in the Red Zone. (pp. 95-109). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-90-481-9947-1_7

Wells, N.M. & Rollings K.A. (2012) The natural environment: Influences on human health and function. In S. Clayton (Ed.) The Handbook on Environmental and Conservation Psychology. (pp 509-523). Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199733026.013.0027

Wells, N.M. and Lekies, K.S. (2012). Children and nature: following the trail to environmental attitudes and behavior. In: J. Dickinson and R. Bonney (Eds.) Citizen Science: public collaboration in environmental research. (pp. 201-213). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Gantner, L.A., Olson, C.M., Frongillo, E., Wells, N.M., (2011). Prevalence of non-traditional food stores and distance to healthy foods in a rural food environment. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 6, 279-293. doi: 10.1080/19320248.2011.597829

Pillemer, K., Wells, N.M., Wagenet, L., Meador, R.H. and Parise, J.T. (2011). Environmental sustainability in an aging society: A research agenda. The Journal of Aging and Health, 23(3), 433-452. doi: 10.1177/0898264310381278

Wells, N.M. & Donofrio, G.A. (2011). Urban planning, the natural environment, and public health. In: J.O. Nriagu (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, volume 5, pp.565-575. [pdf] doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-52272-6.00480-3

Wells, N.M., Ashdown, S.P., Davies, E.H.S., Cowett, F.D., & Yang, Y. (2007). Environment, Design, and Obesity: Opportunity for Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research. Environment and Behavior, 39 (1), 6-33. [pdf] doi: 10.1177/0013916506295570

Wells, N.M. & Evans, G.E. (2003). Nearby nature: A buffer of life stress among rural children. Environment and Behavior, 35 (3), 311-330. [pdf] doi: 10.1177/0013916503035003001