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Tracey  Ledoux

Tracey Ledoux, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office Number: 137 MEL
Phone: 713.743.1870
Fax: 713.743.9860


Mailing Address:
3875 Holman St., Rm 104 Garrison
Houston, TX 77204-6015

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Research Interests

The ultimate goal of my research is to develop interventions to improve eating behaviors of all Americans. My research focuses on understanding, preventing, and correcting overeating behaviors in the early family unit. I rely on quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods to answer my research questions. Measures I most commonly use to assess variables of interest are reliable and validated self-report, observational, and anthropometric in nature.

Please contact Dr. Ledoux by email or phone, particularly if you….

….are pregnant or the parent of a young child under the age of 5 and may be interested in participating in a research study.

… you may be interested in working with Dr. Ledoux as a doctoral student, please email or call Dr. Ledoux.

… are interested in working with Dr. Ledoux as a paid or volunteer research assistant, please contact her.

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Recent Publications and Research Activity

Ledoux, T., Daundesekara, S., Van den Berg, P., Leung, P., Walker, L. & Berens, P. (Accepted). The relationship between health beliefs and gestational weight gain. Journal of Women’s Health.

Ledoux, T., Robinson, J., Baranowski, T., & O’Connor, DP. (In press). Teaching parents about responsive feeding through a vicarious learning video: A randomized controlled trial. Health Education and Behavior.

Silveira, S., Ledoux, T., Cottingham, M., & Hernandez, D. (2017). Association among practice frequency on depression and stress among competitive US male wheelchair rugby athletes with tetraplegia. Spinal Cord, doi: 10.1038/sc.2017.40. [Epub ahead of print].

Lee, R. E., Parker, N. H., Soltero, E. G., Ledoux, T. A., Mama, S. K., & McNeill, L. (2017). Sustainability via Active Garden Education (SAGE): Results from two feasibility pilot studies. BMC Public Health, 17, 242. DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4163-5

Daundesekara, S., Beasley, A., O’Connor, D.P., Sampson, M., Hernandez, D., & Ledoux, T. (2017). Validation of the Intuitive Eating Scale for pregnant women. Appetite, 112, 201-209.

Ledoux, T., Griffith, M., Thompson, D., Nguyen, N., Watson, K., Baranowski, J., Buday, R., Abdelsamad, D., & Baranowski, T. (2016). An educational video game for nutrition of young people: Theory and design. Simulation & Gaming, 47, 490-516. PMID: 27547019

Joseph, S., Stevens, A., Ledoux, T., O’Connor, T., O’Connor, D.P., & Thompson, D. (2015). Rationale, design and methods for process evaluation in the Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration study. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 47, 560-565. DOI 10.1016/j.jneb.2015.07.002.

Ledoux, T., Van den Berg, P., Leung, P., & Berens, P.D. (2015). Factors associated with knowledge of gestational weight gain recommendations. BMC Research Notes, 8, 349-356; PMID: 26298514

Soltero, EG, Ledoux, T., & Lee, R.E. (2015). Feasibility and acceptability of adapting the Eating in the Absence of Hunger assessment for preschoolers in the classroom setting. Eating Behaviors, 19, 68-71; doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2015.06.006.

O’Connor, DP., Lee, RE., Mehta, P., Thompson, D., Bhargava, A., Carlson, C., Kao, D., Layne, CS., Ledoux, T., O’Connor, T., Rifai, H., Gulley, L., Hallett, AM., Kudia, O., Joseph, S., Modelska, M., Ortega, D., Parker, N., Stevens, A., and the EC-CORD (BETTER Policies) Team (2015). Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration Project: cross-site evaluation methods. Childhood Obesity, 11, 92-103; doi: 10.1089/chi.2014.0061

Ledoux, T., Gallagher, MR, Sampson, M., & Ciampolini, M. (2014). Biofeedback Enhanced Lifestyle Intervention: Investigating the acceptability of a novel intervention for disinhibited eating and obesity, Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, 4, 779-788.

Mama SK, Soltero EG, Ledoux TA, Gallagher MR, Lee RE. (2014). Solving the obesity epidemic: voices from the community. Nursing Inquiry, 21, 192-201. doi: 10.1111/nin.12054. Epub 2013 Dec 26. PubMed PMID: 24372868.

Cross MB, Hallett AM, Ledoux TA, O'Connor DP, Hughes SO. (2014). Effects of children's self-regulation of eating on parental feeding practices and child weight. Appetite, 81, 76-83. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2014.06.014. Epub 2014 Jun 12. PubMed PMID: 24930598.

Ledoux T, Adamus-Leach H, O'Connor DP, Mama S, Lee RE. (2014). The association of binge eating and neighbourhood fast-food restaurant availability on diet and weight status. Public Health Nutrition, 24, 1-9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24476972.

Ledoux T, Nguyen AS, Bakos-Block C, Bordnick P. (2013). Using virtual reality to study food cravings. Appetite, 71, 396-402. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2013.09.006. Epub 2013 Sep 19. PubMed PMID: 24055758.

Lee RE, Soltero EG, Mama SK, Saavedra F, Ledoux TA, McNeill L. (2013). Developing a transcultural academic-community partnership to arrest obesity. International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 34, 215-33. doi: 10.2190/IQ.34.3.b. PubMed PMID: 25030103.

Ledoux T, Hilmers A, Watson K, Baranowski T, O'Connor TM. (2012). Development and feasibility of an objective measure of patient-centered communication fidelity in a pediatric obesity intervention. Journal of Nutrition Education & Behavior, 45, 349-54. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2012.10.006. Epub 2013 Feb 8. PubMed PMID: 23395302.

Ledoux TA, Mama SK, O'Connor DP, Adamus H, Fraser ML, Lee RE. (2012). Home Availability and the Impact of Weekly Stressful Events Are Associated with Fruit and Vegetable Intake among African American and Hispanic/Latina Women. Journal of Obesity, 2012; 2012:737891. doi: 10.1155/2012/737891. Epub 2012 May 14. PubMed PMID: 22666558; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3361275.


B.S. in Human Nutrition at University of Massachusetts, 1997

M.S. in Clinical Nutrition at University of Memphis, 2000

M.S. in Community Counseling at University of Memphis, 2003

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Oklahoma State University, 2007

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology at University of Texas Medical Branch, 2007-2008

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Nutrition at Children’s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 2008-2010