Dr Melody Ding

Senior Research Fellow
Public Health, School of Public Health

Telephone +61 2 86271842

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Selected grants

2016

  • Urban design and health: A large scale natural experiment of residential relocation; Ding D; The Henry Halloran Trust/Blue Sky Project Grant.

2014

  • Healthy lifestyle profiles: An integrated approach to improving population health in Australia; Ding D, Bauman A; DVC Research/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme.
  • Improving outcomes for people with cardiovascular disease in the NSW community; Bauman A, Kritharides L, Banks E, Ding D, Neubeck A; National Heart Foundation of Australia/NSW CVRN Research Development Project Grant.

2013

  • Travel and Physical Activity Survey; Rissel C, Ding D, Mulley C; University of Sydney/Healthy Sydney University Seed Funding.

2011

  • Susceptibility to Smoking Initiation Among Young Rural-Urban Migrants in China; Novotny T, Ding D; National Institutes of Health (USA)/Research Support.

2010

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

2003

  • Environmental Tobacco Smoke Reduction In Preteens; Hovell M, Ding D; 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

  • Merom, D., Ding, D., Stamatakis, E. (2016). Dancing participation and cardiovascular disease mortality: A pooled analysis of 11 population based British cohorts. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 50(6), 756-760. [More Information]
  • Nguyen, B., Bauman, A., Gale, J., Banks, E., Kritharides, L., Ding, D. (2016). Fruit and vegetable consumption and all-cause mortality: Evidence from a large Australian cohort study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 13(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Rovniak, L., Sciamanna, C., George, D., Bopp, M., Kong, L., Ding, D. (2016). Interest in Using Workplace Energy Expenditure Devices Among Primary Care Patients. Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, 7(2), 96-101. [More Information]
  • Cowie, C., Ding, D., Rolfe, M., Mayne, D., Jalaludin, B., Bauman, A., Morgan, G. (2016). Neighbourhood walkability, road density and socio-economic status in Sydney, Australia. Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source, 15(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Grunseit, A., Chau, J., Vo, K., Byles, J., Bauman, A. (2016). Retirement-A Transition to a Healthier Lifestyle?: Evidence From a Large Australian Study. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 51(2), 170-178. [More Information]
  • Jin, K., Ding, D., Gullick, J., Koo, F., Neubeck, L. (2015). A Chinese Immigrant Paradox? Low Coronary Heart Disease Incidence but Higher Short-Term Mortality in Western-Dwelling Chinese Immigrants: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of the American Heart Association, 4(12), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Grunseit, A., Ding, D., Anderson, C., Crosbie, D., Dunlop, S., Bauman, A. (2015). A Profile of Callers to the New South Wales Quitline, Australia, 2008–2011. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 17(5), 617-621. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Do, A., Schmidt, H., Bauman, A. (2015). A Widening Gap? Changes in Multiple Lifestyle Risk Behaviours by Socioeconomic Status in New South Wales, Australia, 2002-2012. PloS One, 10(8), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Stamatakis, E., Rogers, K., Ding, D., Berrigan, D., Chau, J., Hamer, M., Bauman, A. (2015). All-cause mortality effects of replacing sedentary time with physical activity and sleeping using an isotemporal substitution model: a prospective study of 201,129 mid-aged and older adults. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Sallis, J., Spoon, C., Cavill, N., Engelberg, J., Gebel, K., Parker, M., Thornton, C., Lou, D., Wilson, A., Cutter, C., Ding, D. (2015). Co-benefits of designing communities for active living: an exploration of literature. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Sarich, P., Ding, D., Sitas, F., Weber, M. (2015). Co-occurrence of chronic disease lifestyle risk factors in middle-aged and older immigrants: A cross-sectional analysis of 264,102 Australians. Preventive Medicine, 81, 209-215. [More Information]
  • Richards, J., Jiang, X., Kelly, P., Chau, J., Bauman, A., Ding, D. (2015). Don't worry, be happy: cross-sectional associations between physical activity and happiness in 15 European countries. BMC Public Health, 15(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Gebel, K., Ding, D., Chey, T., Stamatakis, E., Brown, W., Bauman, A. (2015). Effect of moderate to vigorous physical activity on all-cause mortality in middle-aged and older Australians. JAMA Internal Medicine, 175(6), 970-977. [More Information]
  • Gebel, K., Ding, D., Foster, C., Bauman, A., Sallis, J. (2015). Improving Current Practice in Reviews of the Built Environment and Physical Activity. Sports Medicine, 45(3), 297-302. [More Information]
  • Bauman, A., Ding, D., Chau, J., Milton, K. (2015). More physical activity and less sedentary behaviour: Advice for CVD prevention. Medicine Today, 5(1), 29-32.
  • Shibata, A., Oka, K., Sugiyama, T., Ding, D., Salmon, J., Dunstan, D., Owen, N. (2015). Perceived neighbourhood environmental attributes and prospective changes in TV viewing time among older Australian adults. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Gebel, K., Ding, D., Bauman, A. (2015). Physical Activity and Successful Aging-Reply: Even a Little Is Good. JAMA Internal Medicine, 175(11), 1863-1864. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Chong, J., Jalaludin, B., Comino, E., Bauman, A. (2015). Risk factors of incident type 2-diabetes mellitus over a 3-year follow-up: Results from a large Australian sample. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 108(2), 306-315. [More Information]
  • Jiang, X., Hardy, L., Baur, L., Ding, D., Wang, L., Shi, H. (2015). Sleep Duration, Schedule and Quality among Urban Chinese Children and Adolescents: Associations with Routine After-School Activities. PloS One, 10(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Rogers, K., Van Der Ploeg, H., Stamatakis, E., Bauman, A. (2015). Traditional and emerging lifestyle risk behaviors and all-cause mortality in middle-aged and older adults: Evidence from a large population-based Australian cohort. PLoS Medicine, 12(12), 1-21. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Gebel, K., Freeman, B., Bauman, A. (2015). Vigorous Physical Activity and All-Cause Mortality: A Story That Got Lost in Translation. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 12(4), 445-446. [More Information]
  • Merom, D., Ding, D., Corpuz, G., Bauman, A. (2015). Walking in Sydney: trends in prevalence by geographic areas using information from transport and health surveillance systems. Journal of Transport & Health, 2(3), 350-359. [More Information]
  • 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, D., 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, D., 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, D., Zhong, X., Lau, J., Oldenburg, B. (2014). Behavioral Medicine and Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases in China: Current Challenges and Future Directions. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 21(4), 584-589. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., 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]
  • Jiang, X., Hardy, L., Baur, L., Ding, D., Wang, L., Shi, H. (2014). High prevalence of overweight and obesity among inner city Chinese children in Shanghai, 2011. Annals of Human Biology, 41(5), 469-472. [More Information]
  • Pedisic, Z., Ding, D., Grunseit, A., Chau, J., Banks, E., Stamatakis, E., Jalaludin, B., Bauman, A. (2014). High sitting time or obesity: Which came first? Bidirectional association in a longitudinal study of 31,787 Australian adults. Obesity, 22(10), 2126-2130. [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, D., 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, D., 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, D., 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]
  • Van Der Ploeg, H., Chey, T., Ding, D., Chau, J., Stamatakis, E., Bauman, A. (2014). Standing time and all-cause mortality in a large cohort of Australian adults. Preventive Medicine, 69, 187-191. [More Information]
  • Gebel, K., Ding, D., 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, D., 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, D., 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., Owen, N., Ding, D. (2013). Author response. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 45(1), e3-e3. [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, D., 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, D., 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. 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, D., 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? International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Bauman, A., Chau, J., Ding, D., 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, D. (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., Sallis, J., Norman, G., Saelens, B., Harris, S., Kerr, J., Rosenberg, D., Durant, N., Glanz, K. (2012). Community food environment, home food environment, and fruit and vegetable intake of children and adolescents. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 44(6), 634-638. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Sugiyama, T., Winkler, E., Cerin, E., Wijndaele, K., Owen, N. (2012). Correlates of change in adults' television viewing time: a four-year follow-up study. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 44(7), 1287-1292. [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]
  • Madanat, H., Lindsay, R., Hawks, S., Ding, D. (2011). A comparative study of the culture of thinness and nutrition transition in university females in four countries. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 20(1), 102-108.
  • Ding, D., Wahlgren, D., Liles, S., Matt, G., Oliver, M., Jones, J., Hovell, M. (2011). A Second Reporter Matters Agreement Between Parents’ and Children’s Reports of Smoking Bans in Families. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 40(5), 572-575. [More Information]
  • Wan, X., Zhou, M., Tao, Z., Ding, D., Yang, G. (2011). Epidemiologic application of verbal autopsy to investigate the high occurrence of cancer along Huai River Basin, China. Population Health Metrics, 9, 37. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Hofstetter, C., Norman, G., Irvin, V., Chhay, D., Hovell, M. (2011). Measuring immigration stress of first-generation female Korean immigrants in California: psychometric evaluation of Demand of Immigration Scale. Ethnicity and Health, 16(1), 11-24. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Sallis, J., Kerr, J., Lee, S., Rosenberg, D. (2011). Neighborhood environment and physical activity among youth a review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 41(4), 442-455. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Sallis, J., Hovell, M., Du, J., Zheng, M., He, H., Owen, N. (2011). Physical activity and sedentary behaviours among rural adults in Suixi, China: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 8, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Hovell, M., Wahlgren, D., Liles, S., Jones, J., Hughes, S., Matt, G., Li, M., Lessov-Schlaggar, C., Swan, G., Chatfield, D., et al (2011). Providing coaching and cotinine results to preteens to reduce their secondhand smoke exposure: a randomized trial. Chest, 140(3), 681-689. [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), 1-7. [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]
  • Suminski, R., Ding, D., Lee, R., May, L., Tota, T., Dinius, D. (2011). Youth physical activity opportunities in lower and higher income neighborhoods. Journal of Urban Health, 88(4), 599-615. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Wahlgren, D., Liles, S., Jones, J., Hughes, S., Hovell, M. (2010). Secondhand smoke avoidance by preteens living with smokers: to leave or stay? Addictive Behaviors, 35(11), 989-994. [More Information]
  • Hovell, M., Ding, D. (2010). The generalizability and specificity of theory. Journal of Adolescent Health, 46, 207-208. [More Information]
  • Lee, R., White, A., Ding, D., Dursun, A., Woessner, K., Simon, R., Stevenson, D. (2010). Use of intranasal ketorolac and modified oral aspirin challenge for desensitization of aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, 105(2), 130-135. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Hovell, M., Ji, M., Hofstetter, C., Zheng, P., Fu, H., Hughes, S. (2009). Employment and social "determinants" of smoking in urbanizing China: a representative survey. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 11(7), 779-784. [More Information]
  • Ji, M., Ding, D., Hovell, M., Xia, X., Zheng, P., Fu, H. (2009). Home Smoking Bans in an Urbanizing Community in China. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 37(2), 132-136. [More Information]
  • Hughes, S., Corcos, I., Hofstetter, C., Hovell, M., Irvin, V., Park, H., Paik, H., Ding, D. (2009). Home smoking restrictions among Koreans in Seoul. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 21(1), 63-70. [More Information]
  • Rosenberg, D., Ding, D., Sallis, J., Kerr, J., Norman, G., Durant, N., Harris, S., Saelens, B. (2009). Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale for Youth (NEWS-Y): reliability and relationship with physical activity. Preventive Medicine, 49(2-3), 213-218. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Jin, K., Ding, D., Gullick, J., Koo, F., Neubeck, A. (2016). Marked Differences in Cardiovascular Risk Profiles in Middle-Aged and Older Chinese Residents: Evidence from a Large Australian Cohort. The 64th Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting and the International Society for Heart Research Australasian Section Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide: Elsevier. [More Information]
  • Jin, K., Ding, D., Gullick, J., Koo, F., Neubeck, A. (2015). Coronary heart disease in Chinese living in western countries: new insights from a systematic review and meta-analysis. The 'Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting and the International Society for Heart Research Australasian Section Annual Scientific Meeting', Melbourne: Elsevier. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S., Chau, J., Willaby, H., Ding, D., Freeman, B., Thow, A. (2013). Debate: Public Health needs the nanny state - Personal Responsibility vs Nanny State. New Minds, Fresh Discoveries: Our Public Health Research - University of Sydney School of Public Health’s Research Presentation Day, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • 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.

2016

  • Merom, D., Ding, D., Stamatakis, E. (2016). Dancing participation and cardiovascular disease mortality: A pooled analysis of 11 population based British cohorts. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 50(6), 756-760. [More Information]
  • Nguyen, B., Bauman, A., Gale, J., Banks, E., Kritharides, L., Ding, D. (2016). Fruit and vegetable consumption and all-cause mortality: Evidence from a large Australian cohort study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 13(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Rovniak, L., Sciamanna, C., George, D., Bopp, M., Kong, L., Ding, D. (2016). Interest in Using Workplace Energy Expenditure Devices Among Primary Care Patients. Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, 7(2), 96-101. [More Information]
  • Jin, K., Ding, D., Gullick, J., Koo, F., Neubeck, A. (2016). Marked Differences in Cardiovascular Risk Profiles in Middle-Aged and Older Chinese Residents: Evidence from a Large Australian Cohort. The 64th Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting and the International Society for Heart Research Australasian Section Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide: Elsevier. [More Information]
  • Cowie, C., Ding, D., Rolfe, M., Mayne, D., Jalaludin, B., Bauman, A., Morgan, G. (2016). Neighbourhood walkability, road density and socio-economic status in Sydney, Australia. Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source, 15(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Grunseit, A., Chau, J., Vo, K., Byles, J., Bauman, A. (2016). Retirement-A Transition to a Healthier Lifestyle?: Evidence From a Large Australian Study. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 51(2), 170-178. [More Information]

2015

  • Jin, K., Ding, D., Gullick, J., Koo, F., Neubeck, L. (2015). A Chinese Immigrant Paradox? Low Coronary Heart Disease Incidence but Higher Short-Term Mortality in Western-Dwelling Chinese Immigrants: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of the American Heart Association, 4(12), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Grunseit, A., Ding, D., Anderson, C., Crosbie, D., Dunlop, S., Bauman, A. (2015). A Profile of Callers to the New South Wales Quitline, Australia, 2008–2011. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 17(5), 617-621. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Do, A., Schmidt, H., Bauman, A. (2015). A Widening Gap? Changes in Multiple Lifestyle Risk Behaviours by Socioeconomic Status in New South Wales, Australia, 2002-2012. PloS One, 10(8), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Stamatakis, E., Rogers, K., Ding, D., Berrigan, D., Chau, J., Hamer, M., Bauman, A. (2015). All-cause mortality effects of replacing sedentary time with physical activity and sleeping using an isotemporal substitution model: a prospective study of 201,129 mid-aged and older adults. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Sallis, J., Spoon, C., Cavill, N., Engelberg, J., Gebel, K., Parker, M., Thornton, C., Lou, D., Wilson, A., Cutter, C., Ding, D. (2015). Co-benefits of designing communities for active living: an exploration of literature. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Sarich, P., Ding, D., Sitas, F., Weber, M. (2015). Co-occurrence of chronic disease lifestyle risk factors in middle-aged and older immigrants: A cross-sectional analysis of 264,102 Australians. Preventive Medicine, 81, 209-215. [More Information]
  • Jin, K., Ding, D., Gullick, J., Koo, F., Neubeck, A. (2015). Coronary heart disease in Chinese living in western countries: new insights from a systematic review and meta-analysis. The 'Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting and the International Society for Heart Research Australasian Section Annual Scientific Meeting', Melbourne: Elsevier. [More Information]
  • Richards, J., Jiang, X., Kelly, P., Chau, J., Bauman, A., Ding, D. (2015). Don't worry, be happy: cross-sectional associations between physical activity and happiness in 15 European countries. BMC Public Health, 15(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Gebel, K., Ding, D., Chey, T., Stamatakis, E., Brown, W., Bauman, A. (2015). Effect of moderate to vigorous physical activity on all-cause mortality in middle-aged and older Australians. JAMA Internal Medicine, 175(6), 970-977. [More Information]
  • Gebel, K., Ding, D., Foster, C., Bauman, A., Sallis, J. (2015). Improving Current Practice in Reviews of the Built Environment and Physical Activity. Sports Medicine, 45(3), 297-302. [More Information]
  • Bauman, A., Ding, D., Chau, J., Milton, K. (2015). More physical activity and less sedentary behaviour: Advice for CVD prevention. Medicine Today, 5(1), 29-32.
  • Shibata, A., Oka, K., Sugiyama, T., Ding, D., Salmon, J., Dunstan, D., Owen, N. (2015). Perceived neighbourhood environmental attributes and prospective changes in TV viewing time among older Australian adults. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Gebel, K., Ding, D., Bauman, A. (2015). Physical Activity and Successful Aging-Reply: Even a Little Is Good. JAMA Internal Medicine, 175(11), 1863-1864. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Chong, J., Jalaludin, B., Comino, E., Bauman, A. (2015). Risk factors of incident type 2-diabetes mellitus over a 3-year follow-up: Results from a large Australian sample. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 108(2), 306-315. [More Information]
  • Jiang, X., Hardy, L., Baur, L., Ding, D., Wang, L., Shi, H. (2015). Sleep Duration, Schedule and Quality among Urban Chinese Children and Adolescents: Associations with Routine After-School Activities. PloS One, 10(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Rogers, K., Van Der Ploeg, H., Stamatakis, E., Bauman, A. (2015). Traditional and emerging lifestyle risk behaviors and all-cause mortality in middle-aged and older adults: Evidence from a large population-based Australian cohort. PLoS Medicine, 12(12), 1-21. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Gebel, K., Freeman, B., Bauman, A. (2015). Vigorous Physical Activity and All-Cause Mortality: A Story That Got Lost in Translation. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 12(4), 445-446. [More Information]
  • Merom, D., Ding, D., Corpuz, G., Bauman, A. (2015). Walking in Sydney: trends in prevalence by geographic areas using information from transport and health surveillance systems. Journal of Transport & Health, 2(3), 350-359. [More Information]

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, D., 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, D., 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, D., Zhong, X., Lau, J., Oldenburg, B. (2014). Behavioral Medicine and Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases in China: Current Challenges and Future Directions. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 21(4), 584-589. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., 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]
  • Jiang, X., Hardy, L., Baur, L., Ding, D., Wang, L., Shi, H. (2014). High prevalence of overweight and obesity among inner city Chinese children in Shanghai, 2011. Annals of Human Biology, 41(5), 469-472. [More Information]
  • Pedisic, Z., Ding, D., Grunseit, A., Chau, J., Banks, E., Stamatakis, E., Jalaludin, B., Bauman, A. (2014). High sitting time or obesity: Which came first? Bidirectional association in a longitudinal study of 31,787 Australian adults. Obesity, 22(10), 2126-2130. [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, D., 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, D., 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, D., 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]
  • Van Der Ploeg, H., Chey, T., Ding, D., Chau, J., Stamatakis, E., Bauman, A. (2014). Standing time and all-cause mortality in a large cohort of Australian adults. Preventive Medicine, 69, 187-191. [More Information]
  • Gebel, K., Ding, D., 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, D., 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, D., 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., Owen, N., Ding, D. (2013). Author response. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 45(1), e3-e3. [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]
  • Callaghan, S., Chau, J., Willaby, H., Ding, D., Freeman, B., Thow, A. (2013). Debate: Public Health needs the nanny state - Personal Responsibility vs Nanny State. New Minds, Fresh Discoveries: Our Public Health Research - University of Sydney School of Public Health’s Research Presentation Day, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Rovniak, L., Sallis, J., Kraschnewski, J., Sciamanna, C., Kiser, E., Ray, C., Chinchilli, V., Ding, D., 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, D., 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. 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, D., 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? International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Bauman, A., Chau, J., Ding, D., 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, D. (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., Sallis, J., Norman, G., Saelens, B., Harris, S., Kerr, J., Rosenberg, D., Durant, N., Glanz, K. (2012). Community food environment, home food environment, and fruit and vegetable intake of children and adolescents. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 44(6), 634-638. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Sugiyama, T., Winkler, E., Cerin, E., Wijndaele, K., Owen, N. (2012). Correlates of change in adults' television viewing time: a four-year follow-up study. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 44(7), 1287-1292. [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

  • Madanat, H., Lindsay, R., Hawks, S., Ding, D. (2011). A comparative study of the culture of thinness and nutrition transition in university females in four countries. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 20(1), 102-108.
  • Ding, D., Wahlgren, D., Liles, S., Matt, G., Oliver, M., Jones, J., Hovell, M. (2011). A Second Reporter Matters Agreement Between Parents’ and Children’s Reports of Smoking Bans in Families. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 40(5), 572-575. [More Information]
  • Wan, X., Zhou, M., Tao, Z., Ding, D., Yang, G. (2011). Epidemiologic application of verbal autopsy to investigate the high occurrence of cancer along Huai River Basin, China. Population Health Metrics, 9, 37. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Hofstetter, C., Norman, G., Irvin, V., Chhay, D., Hovell, M. (2011). Measuring immigration stress of first-generation female Korean immigrants in California: psychometric evaluation of Demand of Immigration Scale. Ethnicity and Health, 16(1), 11-24. [More Information]
  • Ding, D., Sallis, J., Kerr, J., Lee, S., Rosenberg, D. (2011). Neighborhood environment and physical activity among youth a review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 41(4), 442-455. [More Information]
  • 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., Hovell, M., Du, J., Zheng, M., He, H., Owen, N. (2011). Physical activity and sedentary behaviours among rural adults in Suixi, China: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 8, 1-8. [More Information]
  • 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.
  • Hovell, M., Wahlgren, D., Liles, S., Jones, J., Hughes, S., Matt, G., Li, M., Lessov-Schlaggar, C., Swan, G., Chatfield, D., et al (2011). Providing coaching and cotinine results to preteens to reduce their secondhand smoke exposure: a randomized trial. Chest, 140(3), 681-689. [More Information]
  • 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), 1-7. [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.
  • Suminski, R., Ding, D., Lee, R., May, L., Tota, T., Dinius, D. (2011). Youth physical activity opportunities in lower and higher income neighborhoods. Journal of Urban Health, 88(4), 599-615. [More Information]

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.
  • Ding, D., Wahlgren, D., Liles, S., Jones, J., Hughes, S., Hovell, M. (2010). Secondhand smoke avoidance by preteens living with smokers: to leave or stay? Addictive Behaviors, 35(11), 989-994. [More Information]
  • Hovell, M., Ding, D. (2010). The generalizability and specificity of theory. Journal of Adolescent Health, 46, 207-208. [More Information]
  • Lee, R., White, A., Ding, D., Dursun, A., Woessner, K., Simon, R., Stevenson, D. (2010). Use of intranasal ketorolac and modified oral aspirin challenge for desensitization of aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, 105(2), 130-135. [More Information]

2009

  • Ding, D., Hovell, M., Ji, M., Hofstetter, C., Zheng, P., Fu, H., Hughes, S. (2009). Employment and social "determinants" of smoking in urbanizing China: a representative survey. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 11(7), 779-784. [More Information]
  • 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.
  • Ji, M., Ding, D., Hovell, M., Xia, X., Zheng, P., Fu, H. (2009). Home Smoking Bans in an Urbanizing Community in China. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 37(2), 132-136. [More Information]
  • Hughes, S., Corcos, I., Hofstetter, C., Hovell, M., Irvin, V., Park, H., Paik, H., Ding, D. (2009). Home smoking restrictions among Koreans in Seoul. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 21(1), 63-70. [More Information]
  • 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.
  • Rosenberg, D., Ding, D., Sallis, J., Kerr, J., Norman, G., Durant, N., Harris, S., Saelens, B. (2009). Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale for Youth (NEWS-Y): reliability and relationship with physical activity. Preventive Medicine, 49(2-3), 213-218. [More Information]

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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