Joesph Tkacz's Publications

 

In addition to publications produced by the Health Analytics' scientific team, each member offers their own personal experience producing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals and posters for conference presentations in numerous areas of expertise.

 

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JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

 

Tkacz J. P., Hobbs, S. H., & Elkins, R. L. (2011). The GABA antagonist picrotoxin attenuates an ethanol-induced taste aversion in taste aversion-prone rats. Neuroscience & Medicine, 2(4), 363-369.

 

Petty, K. H., Davis, C. L., Tkacz, J. P. & Young-Hyman, D. & Waller, J.L. (2009). Exercise effects on depressive symptoms and self-worth in overweight children: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 34(4), 929-939.

 

Tkacz, J. P., Davis, C. L., Young-Hyman, D. & Boyle, C. A. (2008). Structured aerobic exercise program reduces overt anger expression among overweight children. Pediatric Exercise Science, 20, (4), 390-401.

 

Tomporowski, P. D., Davis, C. L., Lambourne, K., Gregoski, M, & Tkacz, J. P. (2008). Task switching in overweight children: Effects of acute exercise and age. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30 (5), 497-511.

 

Davis, C. L., Tkacz J. P., Gregoski, M. J., Boyle, C. A. & Lovrekovic, G. (2006). Aerobic Exercise and Snoring in Overweight Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obesity, 14 (11).

 

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

Davis, C. L., Tomporowski, P. D., Naglieri, J., Miller, P. H., & Tkacz, J. P. (2008). Aerobic Training Benefits Children’s Cognition and Achievement: Randomized Controlled Trial; Component of the symposium: Physical Activity and Children’s Cognition---Convergent Multidisciplinary Experimental Evidence. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, August 14th, 2008.

 

McDowell, J. D., Austin, B., Allison, J., Yanasak, N. E., Camchong, J., Tomporowski, P. D., Tkacz, J. P, Miller, P. H., & Davis, C. L. (2008). Changes in Brain Activation Following Exercise Training in Overweight Children; Component of the symposium: Physical Activity and Children’s Cognition---Convergent Multidisciplinary Experimental Evidence. Presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, August 14th, 2008.

 

Davis, C. L., Tkacz, J. P., & Tomporowski, P. D. (2008). Influence of Physical Activity and Weight Status on Children’s Cognitive Functioning. Paper presented at the 2008 Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

 

Boyle, C, Tkacz J. P., & Davis, K (2008). The effect of an after-school exercise program on body composition and lipids in overweight children. Paper presented at the 2008 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.

 

Petty K., Davis C. L., Tkacz J. P., Young-Hyman D. (2008). Exercise effects on self-worth and depression symptoms in overweight children: a randomized controlled trial. Poster presented at the 2008 National Conference in Child Health Psychology.

 

Tkacz J. P., Davis C. L., Yin Z., Duda J. (2008). Task-involving exercise program fosters healthy motivation among overweight, sedentary children. Poster presented at the 2008 National Conference in Child Health Psychology.

 

Davis, C. L., Blanchard, A., Pogula, A, Tkacz, J. P., Chervin, R., & Waller, J. (2007). Race differences in oxygen saturation and sleep quality among overweight children. Poster presented at SLEEP, 21st annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Minneapolis, MN.

 

Austin, B. P., McDowell, J. E., Allison, J., Yanasak, N. E., Camchong, J., Tomporowski, P. D., Creech, C. Tkacz, J. P., Miller, P., & Davis, C. L. (2007). Exercise-induced changes in circuitries supporting antisaccade performance in overweight children; an fMRI study. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, San Diego, CA.

 

Davis, C. L., Tkacz, J. P., & Tomporowski, P. D. (2007). Effects of aerobic training dose on overweight children’s cognition and Achievement: A randomized controlled trial. Poster presented at the NAASO, The Obesity Society, Boston, MA.

 

Tomporowski, P. D., Davis, C. L. & Tkacz, J. P. (2007). Routine exercise improves overweight children’s executive function. Poster presented at the International Mind, Brain and Education Society, Fort Worth, TX.

 

Miller, P. H., Davis, C. L., Tomporowski, P., Jones, L., Naglieri, J., Tkacz, J. P., & Gregoski, M. (2007). Executive functioning: Effects of a vigorous exercise intervention on overweight children. Poster presented at APA annual meeting, San Francisco, CA.

 

Tkacz, J. P. & Davis, C. L. (2007). Aerobic exercise reduces depressive symptoms in obese, sedentary children. Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, D. C.

 

Petty, K., Tkacz, J. P., Young-Hyman, D., & Davis, C. L. (2007). Exercise program improves self-worth among overweight white, but not black children. Paper presented at the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Washington D. C.

 

Davis, C. L., Blanchard, A., Tkacz, J. P., Pogula, A., Waller, J, O, Boyle, C. A., Creech, C., & Chervin, R. (2007). Exercise improves objective measures of sleep-disordered breathing in overweight children. Poster presented at the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Washington D. C.

 

Tkacz, J. P., Hobbs, S. H. & Elkins, R. L. (2006). Effects of a GABA antagonist on ethanol-induced taste aversions. Paper awarded “Outstanding Graduate Research” at the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA

 

Austin, B. P., McDowell, J. E., Allison, J., Yanasak, N. E., Camchong, J., Tomporowski, P. D., Creech, C. Tkacz, J. P., Miller, P., & Davis, C. L. (2006). Exercise effects on antisaccade performance in overweight children; an fMRI study. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience (listed in press book); Atlanta, GA.

 

Tkacz, J. P., Davis, C. A. & Boyle, C. A. (2006) Aerobic exercise training reduces overt anger expression among overweight children. Poster presented to the 2006 Pediatric Health Psychology Conference, Gainesville, FL

 

Davis, C. L., Tkacz, J. P., Alison, J. & Boyle, C. A. (2006). Ethnic differences in visceral fat but similar response to exercise in black and white overweight children. Poster presented at the International Society on Hypertension in Blacks; Atlanta, GA.

 

Davis, C. L., Tkacz, J. P., Gregoski, M. J., Boyle, C. A., Creech, C., & Tomporowski, P. D. (2006). Aerobic exercise training improves overweight children’s behavior in the classroom. Poster presented at the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity; Boston, MA.

 

Tkacz, J. P., Sparks, J. W. & Widner, S. C. (2005). Remembering the bad times: A study on anxiety and memory. Poster presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association, Nashville, TN

 

Tkacz, J. P. (2003). Differential error feedback conditions in learning a novel hand-eye coordination task. Paper presented at the 2003 Carolina Psychology Conference, Raleigh, NC.

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