Dr Melody Ding

Research Fellow
Public Health, School of Public Health

Telephone +61 2 86271842

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Selected grants

2014

  • Improving outcomes for people with cardiovascular disease in the NSW community; Bauman A, Kritharides L, Banks E, Ding M, Neubeck A; Heart Foundation of Australia/NSW Cardiovascular Research Network (CVRN) Research Development Project Grant.
  • Healthy lifestyle profiles: An integrated approach to improving population health in Australia; Ding M, Bauman A; DVC Research/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme.
  • Healthy lifestyle profiles: An integrated approach to improving population health in Australia; Ding M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Early Career Fellowships (ECF).

2011

  • Susceptibility to Smoking Initiation Among Young Rural-Urban Migrants in China; Novotny T, Ding M; NIH/Research Grant.

2010

  • Clinical promotion of healthy diet and activity to reduce obesity among adolescents; Ding M, Hovell M; NIH/Research Grant.

2003

  • Environmental Tobacco Smoke Reduction In Preteens; Hovell M, Ding M; NIH-National Heart Lung and Blood Institute/Research Grant.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Sallis, J., Adams, M., Ding, D. (2011). Physical Activity and the Built Environment. In John Cawley (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Obesity, (pp. 433-451). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Ding, D. (2010). Ecological Models. Theories for Health Promotion and Health Education. Fudan: Fudan University Press.

Journals

  • Sallis, J., Cutter, C., Lou, D., Spoon, C., Wilson, A., Ding, D., Ponkshe, P., Cervero, R., Patrick, K., Schmid, T., et al (2014). Active living research: creating and using evidence to support childhood obesity prevention. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 46(2), 195-207. [More Information]
  • Ding, M., Gebel, K., Oldenburg, B., Wan, X., Zhong, X., Novotny, T. (2014). An Early-Stage Epidemic: A Systematic Review of Correlates of Smoking Among Chinese Women. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 21(4), 653-661. [More Information]
  • Stamatakis, E., Grunseit, A., Coombs, N., Ding, M., Chau, J., Phongsavan, P., Bauman, A. (2014). Associations between socio-economic position and sedentary behaviour in a large population sample of Australian middle and older-aged adults: The Social, Economic, and Environmental Factor (SEEF) Study. Preventive Medicine, 63, 72-80. [More Information]
  • Ding, M., Gebel, K., Phongsavan, P., Bauman, A., Merom, D. (2014). Driving: A Road to Unhealthy Lifestyles and Poor Health Outcomes. PLoS One, 9(6), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Sallis, J., Norman, G., Frank, L., Saelens, B., Kerr, J., Conway, T., Cain, K., Hovell, M., Hofstetter, C., et al (2014). Neighborhood Environment and Physical Activity Among Older Adults: Do the Relationships Differ by Driving Status? Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 22, 421-431. [More Information]
  • Mitas, J., Ding, M., Fromel, K., Kerr, J. (2014). Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Body Mass Index in the Czech Republic: A Nationally Representative Survey. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 11(5), 903-907. [More Information]
  • Jiang, X., Hardy, L., Ding, M., Baur, L., Shi, H. (2014). Recreational screen-time among chinese adolescents: a cross-sectional study. Journal of Epidemiology, 24(5), 397-403. [More Information]
  • Ding, M., Rogers, K., Macniven, R., Kamalesh, V., Kritharides, L., Chalmers, J., Bauman, A. (2014). Revisiting Lifestyle Risk Index Assessment in a Large Australian Sample: Are Sedentary Behavior and Sleep Correlated with Health Outcomes. Preventive Medicine, 60, 102-106. [More Information]
  • Gebel, K., Ding, M., Bauman, A. (2014). Volume and intensity of physical activity in a large population-based cohort of middle-aged and older Australians: Prospective relationships with weight gain, and physical function. Preventive Medicine, 60, 131-133. [More Information]
  • Ding, M., Stamatakis, E. (2014). Yoga practice in England 1997-2008: prevalence, temporal trends, and correlates of participation. BMC Research Notes, 7(1), 1-4. [More Information]
  • Wan, X., Raymond, H., Wen, T., Ding, M., Wang, Q., S. Shin, S., Yang, G., Chai, W., Zhang, P., Novotny, T. (2013). Acceptability and adoption of handheld computer data collection for public health research in China: a case study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 13(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Sugiyama, T., Ding, D., Owen, N. (2013). Commuting by car: weight gain among physically active adults. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 44(2), 169-173. [More Information]
  • Rovniak, L., Sallis, J., Kraschnewski, J., Sciamanna, C., Kiser, E., Ray, C., Chinchilli, V., Ding, M., Matthews, S., Bopp, M., et al (2013). Engineering online and in-person social networks to sustain physical activity: application of a conceptual model. BMC Public Health, 13(1), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Adams, M., Ding, M., Sallis, J., Bowles, H., Ainsworth, B., Bergman, P., Bull, F., Carr, H., Craig, C., De Bourdeaudhuij, I., Bauman, A., et al (2013). Patterns of neighborhood environment attributes related to physical activity across 11 countries: a latent class analysis. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10, 1-11. [More Information]
  • Shin, S., Wan, X., Wang, Q., Raymond, H., Liu, H., Ding, D., Yang, G., Novotny, T. (2013). Perceived discrimination and smoking among rural-to-urban migrant women in China. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 15(1), 132-140. [More Information]
  • Ding, M., Adams, M., Sallis, J., Norman, G., Hovell, M., Chambers, C., Hofstetter, C., Bowles, H., Hagstromer, M., Craig, C., Bauman, A., et al (2013). Perceived neighborhood environment and physical activity in 11 countries: Do associations differ by country? The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Bauman, A., Chau, J., Ding, M., Bennie, J. (2013). Too Much Sitting and Cardio-Metabolic Risk: An Update of Epidemiological Evidence. Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports, 7(4), 293-298. [More Information]
  • Rissel, C., Mulley, C., Ding, M. (2013). Travel Mode and Physical Activity at Sydney University. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10(8), 3563-3577. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Gebel, K. (2012). Built environment, physical activity, and obesity: what have we learned from reviewing the literature? Health and Place, 18(1), 100-105. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Hovell, M. (2012). Cigarettes, social reinforcement, and culture: a commentary on "Tobacco as a social currency: cigarette gifting and sharing in China". Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 14(3), 255-257. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Sugiyama, T., Owen, N. (2012). Habitual active transport, TV viewing and weight gain: a four year follow-up study. Preventive Medicine, 54(3-4), 201-204. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Sallis, J., Conway, T., Saelens, B., Frank, L., Cain, K., Slymen, D. (2012). Interactive Effects of Built Environment and Psychosocial Attributes on Physical Activity: A Test of Ecological Models. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 44(3), 365-374. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Bracy, N., Sallis, J., Saelens, B., Norman, G., Harris, S., Durant, N., Rosenberg, D., Kerr, J. (2012). Is fear of strangers related to physical activity among youth? American Journal of Health Promotion, 26(3), 189-195. [More Information]
  • Suminski, R., Ding, D. (2012). Small business support of youth physical activity opportunities. American Journal of Health Promotion, 26(5), 289-294. [More Information]
  • Chang, J., Ding, D., Martin-Lazaro, J., White, A., Stevenson, D. (2012). Smoking, environmental tobacco smoke, and aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, 108, 14-19. [More Information]
  • Hovell, M., Lessov-Schlaggar, C., Ding, D. (2011). Smokefree community policies promote home smoking bans: Unknown mechanisms and opportunities for preventive medicine. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 41(6), 650-652. [More Information]
  • Wan, X., S. Shin, S., Wang, Q., Raymond, H., Liu, H., Ding, D., Yang, G., Novotny, T. (2011). Smoking among young rural to urban migrant women in China: a cross-sectional survey. PLoS One, 6(8), e23028. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Maibach, E., Zhao, X., Roser-Renouf, C., Leiserowitz, A. (2011). Support for climate policy and societal action are linked to perceptions about scientific agreement. Nature Climate Change, 1, 462-466. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Ding, D., Hovell, M., Sallis, J., Du, J., Zeng, F., Yuan, Q., Zhang, X., Owen, N. (2011). Physical activity and sedentary behaviors among rural Chinese adults. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions.
  • Ding, D., Sallis, J., Conway, T., Saelens, B., Frank, L., Chapman, J., Cain, K., Carlson, J. (2011). Psychosocial and built environment associations with physical activity: modelling interactions in ecological models. Active Living Research 8th Annual Conference.
  • Ding, D., Wahlgren, D., Liles, S., Matt, G., Jones, J., Oliver, M., Hovell, M. (2011). The "seconf opinion" matters: Concordant and discordant smoking bans in families. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions.
  • Ding, D., Sallis, J., Kerr, J., Rosenburg, D., Lee, S., Cutter, C. (2011). The Built Environment and Youth Physical activity. Active Living Research 8th Annual Conference.
  • Ding, D., Sallis, J., Bracy, N., Rosenburg, D., Kerr, J., Norman, G., Durant, N., Saelens, B., Harris, S. (2010). Perceived stranger danger: Demographic variation and associations with youth physical activity. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions.
  • Madanat, H., Ding, D., Hawks, S. (2009). Exploring The Impact of Western advertising and media on the nutrition transition in four countries. 19th International Congress of Nutrition.
  • Ding, D., Wahlgren, D., Hovell, M., Liles, S., Jones, J., Ji, M. (2009). Leave or stay: Behavioral ecology of preteen's response to secondhand smoke. Association of Psychological Science Annual Convention.
  • Roviniak, L., Hovell, M., Ayala, G., Batista, M., Ding, D., Andrews, J., Daniel, J., Ni, R. (2008). AIDS Prevention interventions in businesses: The importance of business culture. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions.
  • Rovniak, L., Hovell, M., Blumberg, E., Sipan, C., Batista, M., Martinez-Donate, A., Andrews, J., Ding, D., Hofstetter, C. (2008). Engaging businesses in HIV prevention: Feasibility and process evaluation. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions.
  • Ding, D., Hughes, S., Liles, S., Daniel, J., Wahlgren, D., Jones, J., Hovell, M. (2008). Role model's influence on pre-adolescents' alcohol use. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions.

2014

  • Sallis, J., Cutter, C., Lou, D., Spoon, C., Wilson, A., Ding, D., Ponkshe, P., Cervero, R., Patrick, K., Schmid, T., et al (2014). Active living research: creating and using evidence to support childhood obesity prevention. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 46(2), 195-207. [More Information]
  • Ding, M., Gebel, K., Oldenburg, B., Wan, X., Zhong, X., Novotny, T. (2014). An Early-Stage Epidemic: A Systematic Review of Correlates of Smoking Among Chinese Women. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 21(4), 653-661. [More Information]
  • Stamatakis, E., Grunseit, A., Coombs, N., Ding, M., Chau, J., Phongsavan, P., Bauman, A. (2014). Associations between socio-economic position and sedentary behaviour in a large population sample of Australian middle and older-aged adults: The Social, Economic, and Environmental Factor (SEEF) Study. Preventive Medicine, 63, 72-80. [More Information]
  • Ding, M., Gebel, K., Phongsavan, P., Bauman, A., Merom, D. (2014). Driving: A Road to Unhealthy Lifestyles and Poor Health Outcomes. PLoS One, 9(6), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Sallis, J., Norman, G., Frank, L., Saelens, B., Kerr, J., Conway, T., Cain, K., Hovell, M., Hofstetter, C., et al (2014). Neighborhood Environment and Physical Activity Among Older Adults: Do the Relationships Differ by Driving Status? Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 22, 421-431. [More Information]
  • Mitas, J., Ding, M., Fromel, K., Kerr, J. (2014). Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Body Mass Index in the Czech Republic: A Nationally Representative Survey. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 11(5), 903-907. [More Information]
  • Jiang, X., Hardy, L., Ding, M., Baur, L., Shi, H. (2014). Recreational screen-time among chinese adolescents: a cross-sectional study. Journal of Epidemiology, 24(5), 397-403. [More Information]
  • Ding, M., Rogers, K., Macniven, R., Kamalesh, V., Kritharides, L., Chalmers, J., Bauman, A. (2014). Revisiting Lifestyle Risk Index Assessment in a Large Australian Sample: Are Sedentary Behavior and Sleep Correlated with Health Outcomes. Preventive Medicine, 60, 102-106. [More Information]
  • Gebel, K., Ding, M., Bauman, A. (2014). Volume and intensity of physical activity in a large population-based cohort of middle-aged and older Australians: Prospective relationships with weight gain, and physical function. Preventive Medicine, 60, 131-133. [More Information]
  • Ding, M., Stamatakis, E. (2014). Yoga practice in England 1997-2008: prevalence, temporal trends, and correlates of participation. BMC Research Notes, 7(1), 1-4. [More Information]

2013

  • Wan, X., Raymond, H., Wen, T., Ding, M., Wang, Q., S. Shin, S., Yang, G., Chai, W., Zhang, P., Novotny, T. (2013). Acceptability and adoption of handheld computer data collection for public health research in China: a case study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 13(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Sugiyama, T., Ding, D., Owen, N. (2013). Commuting by car: weight gain among physically active adults. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 44(2), 169-173. [More Information]
  • Rovniak, L., Sallis, J., Kraschnewski, J., Sciamanna, C., Kiser, E., Ray, C., Chinchilli, V., Ding, M., Matthews, S., Bopp, M., et al (2013). Engineering online and in-person social networks to sustain physical activity: application of a conceptual model. BMC Public Health, 13(1), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Adams, M., Ding, M., Sallis, J., Bowles, H., Ainsworth, B., Bergman, P., Bull, F., Carr, H., Craig, C., De Bourdeaudhuij, I., Bauman, A., et al (2013). Patterns of neighborhood environment attributes related to physical activity across 11 countries: a latent class analysis. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10, 1-11. [More Information]
  • Shin, S., Wan, X., Wang, Q., Raymond, H., Liu, H., Ding, D., Yang, G., Novotny, T. (2013). Perceived discrimination and smoking among rural-to-urban migrant women in China. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 15(1), 132-140. [More Information]
  • Ding, M., Adams, M., Sallis, J., Norman, G., Hovell, M., Chambers, C., Hofstetter, C., Bowles, H., Hagstromer, M., Craig, C., Bauman, A., et al (2013). Perceived neighborhood environment and physical activity in 11 countries: Do associations differ by country? The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Bauman, A., Chau, J., Ding, M., Bennie, J. (2013). Too Much Sitting and Cardio-Metabolic Risk: An Update of Epidemiological Evidence. Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports, 7(4), 293-298. [More Information]
  • Rissel, C., Mulley, C., Ding, M. (2013). Travel Mode and Physical Activity at Sydney University. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10(8), 3563-3577. [More Information]

2012

  • Ding, D., Gebel, K. (2012). Built environment, physical activity, and obesity: what have we learned from reviewing the literature? Health and Place, 18(1), 100-105. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Hovell, M. (2012). Cigarettes, social reinforcement, and culture: a commentary on "Tobacco as a social currency: cigarette gifting and sharing in China". Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 14(3), 255-257. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Sugiyama, T., Owen, N. (2012). Habitual active transport, TV viewing and weight gain: a four year follow-up study. Preventive Medicine, 54(3-4), 201-204. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Sallis, J., Conway, T., Saelens, B., Frank, L., Cain, K., Slymen, D. (2012). Interactive Effects of Built Environment and Psychosocial Attributes on Physical Activity: A Test of Ecological Models. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 44(3), 365-374. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Bracy, N., Sallis, J., Saelens, B., Norman, G., Harris, S., Durant, N., Rosenberg, D., Kerr, J. (2012). Is fear of strangers related to physical activity among youth? American Journal of Health Promotion, 26(3), 189-195. [More Information]
  • Suminski, R., Ding, D. (2012). Small business support of youth physical activity opportunities. American Journal of Health Promotion, 26(5), 289-294. [More Information]
  • Chang, J., Ding, D., Martin-Lazaro, J., White, A., Stevenson, D. (2012). Smoking, environmental tobacco smoke, and aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, 108, 14-19. [More Information]

2011

  • Ding, D., Hovell, M., Sallis, J., Du, J., Zeng, F., Yuan, Q., Zhang, X., Owen, N. (2011). Physical activity and sedentary behaviors among rural Chinese adults. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions.
  • Sallis, J., Adams, M., Ding, D. (2011). Physical Activity and the Built Environment. In John Cawley (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Obesity, (pp. 433-451). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Ding, D., Sallis, J., Conway, T., Saelens, B., Frank, L., Chapman, J., Cain, K., Carlson, J. (2011). Psychosocial and built environment associations with physical activity: modelling interactions in ecological models. Active Living Research 8th Annual Conference.
  • Hovell, M., Lessov-Schlaggar, C., Ding, D. (2011). Smokefree community policies promote home smoking bans: Unknown mechanisms and opportunities for preventive medicine. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 41(6), 650-652. [More Information]
  • Wan, X., S. Shin, S., Wang, Q., Raymond, H., Liu, H., Ding, D., Yang, G., Novotny, T. (2011). Smoking among young rural to urban migrant women in China: a cross-sectional survey. PLoS One, 6(8), e23028. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Maibach, E., Zhao, X., Roser-Renouf, C., Leiserowitz, A. (2011). Support for climate policy and societal action are linked to perceptions about scientific agreement. Nature Climate Change, 1, 462-466. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Wahlgren, D., Liles, S., Matt, G., Jones, J., Oliver, M., Hovell, M. (2011). The "seconf opinion" matters: Concordant and discordant smoking bans in families. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions.
  • Ding, D., Sallis, J., Kerr, J., Rosenburg, D., Lee, S., Cutter, C. (2011). The Built Environment and Youth Physical activity. Active Living Research 8th Annual Conference.

2010

  • Ding, D. (2010). Ecological Models. Theories for Health Promotion and Health Education. Fudan: Fudan University Press.
  • Ding, D., Sallis, J., Bracy, N., Rosenburg, D., Kerr, J., Norman, G., Durant, N., Saelens, B., Harris, S. (2010). Perceived stranger danger: Demographic variation and associations with youth physical activity. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions.

2009

  • Madanat, H., Ding, D., Hawks, S. (2009). Exploring The Impact of Western advertising and media on the nutrition transition in four countries. 19th International Congress of Nutrition.
  • Ding, D., Wahlgren, D., Hovell, M., Liles, S., Jones, J., Ji, M. (2009). Leave or stay: Behavioral ecology of preteen's response to secondhand smoke. Association of Psychological Science Annual Convention.

2008

  • Roviniak, L., Hovell, M., Ayala, G., Batista, M., Ding, D., Andrews, J., Daniel, J., Ni, R. (2008). AIDS Prevention interventions in businesses: The importance of business culture. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions.
  • Rovniak, L., Hovell, M., Blumberg, E., Sipan, C., Batista, M., Martinez-Donate, A., Andrews, J., Ding, D., Hofstetter, C. (2008). Engaging businesses in HIV prevention: Feasibility and process evaluation. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions.
  • Ding, D., Hughes, S., Liles, S., Daniel, J., Wahlgren, D., Jones, J., Hovell, M. (2008). Role model's influence on pre-adolescents' alcohol use. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions.

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