Media Management & Behavioral Coding Core Faculty Lead
Dr. Alison Miller
Associate Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education
School of Public Health
Dr. Miller’s research focuses on child bio-behavioral regulation, family functioning, and social context. She studies basic developmental processes, including self-regulation of emotions, sleep, eating behavior, and neuroendocrine stress responses in young children. She is an expert in the assessment of parent and child behavior using observational methods, and has used observational coding in her research, across a range of topics, for over two decades.
Ms. Guo is experienced in coding child and infant behavior, as well as parent-child interactions. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2016 with a degree in Psychology, and her research interests include child and adolescent development.
Observed Child Behaviors
- Buvinger, E., Rosenblum, K., Miller, A.L., Kaciroti, N.A., Lumeng, J.C. (2017). Observed infant food cue responsivity: Associations with maternal report of infant eating behavior and infant weight gain. Appetite, 112, 219-226.
- Mosli, R.H., Miller, A.L., Kaciroti, N., Peterson, K. E., Rosenblum, K., Baylin, A., & Lumeng, J. C. (2015). Mealtime behavior among siblings and body mass index of 4-8 year olds: A videotaped observational study.International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12; 94.doi: 10.1186/s12966-015-0256-7.
- Miller, A. L., Gouley, K. K., Seifer, R., Dickstein, S., & Shields, A. (2004). Emotions and behaviors in the Head Start classroom: Associations among observed dysregulation, social competence, and preschool adjustment.Early Education and Development, 15, 147-165.
Observed parent-child interaction and parenting behavior
- Song, J.H., Miller, A.L., Leung, C. Y. Y., Lumeng, J. C., & Rosenblum, K.L. (2018). Positive parenting moderates the association between temperament and self-regulation in low-income toddlers. Journal of Child and Family Studies. doi:10.1007/s10826-018-1066-8
- Pesch, M., Miller, AL, Appugliese, D, Rosenblum, K, & Lumeng, JC (2017). Mothers of obese children use more direct imperatives to restrict eating. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. pii: S1499-4046(17)30968-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2017.10.010
- Radesky, J., Miller A.L., Rosenblum, K., Chen, Y.P., Kaciroti, N., & Lumeng, J.C. (2015). Maternal mobile device use during a structured parent-child interaction task. Academic Pediatrics, 15(2), 238-244. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2014.10.001.
- Miller, A. L., Volling, B. L., & McElwain, N. L. (2000). Sibling jealousy in a triadic context with mothers and fathers. Social Development, 9, 433-457.
Interviews / transcriptions and narrative coding
- Roach, E., Viechnicki, G., Retzloff, L.B., Davis-Kean, P., Lumeng, J.C., & Miller, A. L. (2017). Family food talk, child eating behavior, and maternal feeding practices. Appetite, 117, 40-50 DOI:10.1016/j.appet.2017.06.001
- Domoff, S., Miller AL, Khalatbari, N., Pesch, M., Harrison, K, Rosenblum, K, & Lumeng, JC, Maternal beliefs about television and parental mediation in a low-income sample (2017). Journal of Children and Media, 11, 278-294. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17482798.2017.1339102
- Goulding, A. N., Lumeng, J. C., Rosenblum, K.L., Chen, Y. P., Kaciroti, N., & Miller, A.L.(2015). Maternal feeding goals described by low-income mothers: A qualitative study. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior S1499-4046(15)00124-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2015.03.012