Richard Boles, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Nutrition

Graduate School :
  • PhD, University of Kansas (2006)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Missouri (MO) (1998)
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Program (2006)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Nutrition


  • Boles RE, Johnson SL, Burdell A, Davies PL, Gavin WJ, Bellows LL. Home food availability and child intake among rural families identified to be at-risk for health disparities. Appetite. 2018 Dec 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30553878
  • Andersen LM, Boles RE, Kaar JL, Gance-Cleveland B, Gauthier KI, Cason-Wilkerson R, Federspiel D, Valenzuela M, Thompson DA. Use of the Delphi Technique to Obtain Community Input on Leading Contributors to Early Childhood Obesity in Latino Communities. Hisp Health Care Int. 2018 Sep 12;:1540415318798839. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30207164
  • Njardvik U, Gunnarsdottir T, Olafsdottir AS, Craighead LW, Boles RE, Bjarnason R. Incorporating Appetite Awareness Training Within Family-Based Behavioral Treatment of Pediatric Obesity: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study. J Pediatr Psychol. 2018 Oct 1;43(9):1017-1027. PubMed PMID: 30010923
  • Knierim SD, Moore SL, Raghunath SG, Yun L, Boles RE, Davidson AJ. Home Visitations for Delivering an Early Childhood Obesity Intervention in Denver: Parent and Patient Navigator Perspectives. Matern Child Health J. 2018 Nov;22(11):1589-1597. PubMed PMID: 29936658
  • Thompson DA, Schmiege SJ, Johnson SL, Vandewater EA, Boles RE, Zambrana RE, Lev J, Tschann JM. Screen-Related Parenting Practices in Low-Income Mexican American Families. Acad Pediatr. 2018 Sep - Oct;18(7):820-827. PubMed PMID: 29777781
  • Thompson DA, Johnson SL, Schmiege SJ, Vandewater EA, Boles RE, Lev J, Tschann JM. Beliefs About Child TV Viewing in Low-Income Mexican American Parents of Preschoolers: Development of the Beliefs About Child TV Viewing Scale (B-TV). Matern Child Health J. 2018 Jun;22(6):849-857. PubMed PMID: 29423583
  • Cardel MI, Tong S, Pavela G, Dhurandhar E, Miller D, Boles R, Haemer M. Youth Subjective Social Status (SSS) is Associated with Parent SSS, Income, and Food Insecurity but not Weight Loss Among Low-Income Hispanic Youth. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2018 Nov 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30421861
  • Thompson DA, Johnson SL, Vandewater EA, Schmiege SJ, Boles RE, Lev J, Tschann JM. Parenting and Preschooler TV Viewing in Low-Income Mexican Americans: Development of the Parenting Practices Regarding TV Viewing (PPRTV) Scale. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2016 Jul-Aug;37(6):465-74. PubMed PMID: 27355878
  • Boles RE, Halbower AC, Daniels S, Gunnarsdottir T, Whitesell N, Johnson SL. Family Chaos and Child Functioning in Relation to Sleep Problems Among Children at Risk for Obesity. Behav Sleep Med. 2016 Jan 8;:1-15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26745822
  • Towner EK, Reiter-Purtill J, Boles RE, Zeller MH. Predictors of caregiver feeding practices differentiating persistently obese from persistently non-overweight adolescents. Appetite. 2015 Jan;84:120-7. PubMed PMID: 25246031
  • Johnson SL, Davies PL, Boles RE, Gavin WJ, Bellows LL. Young Children's Food Neophobia Characteristics and Sensory Behaviors Are Related to Their Food Intake. J Nutr. 2015 Nov;145(11):2610-6. PubMed PMID: 26423739
  • Yun L, Boles RE, Haemer MA, Knierim S, Dickinson LM, Mancinas H, Hambidge SJ, Davidson AJ. A randomized, home-based, childhood obesity intervention delivered by patient navigators. BMC Public Health. 2015 May 23;15:506. PubMed PMID: 26002612
  • Boles RE, Burdell A, Johnson SL, Gavin WJ, Davies PL, Bellows LL. Home food and activity assessment. Development and validation of an instrument for diverse families of young children. Appetite. 2014 Sep;80:23-7. PubMed PMID: 24798760
  • Johnson SL, Boles RE, Burger KS. Using participant hedonic ratings of food images to construct data driven food groupings. Appetite. 2014 Aug;79:189-96. PubMed PMID: 24769294
  • Cushing CC, Bishop-Gilyard CT, Boles RE, Reiter-Purtill J, Zeller MH. Caregiver concern in adolescents with persistent obesity: the importance of quality of life assessment. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2013 Jan;34(1):9-14. PubMed PMID: 23275053
  • Bellows LL, Johnson SL, Davies PL, Anderson J, Gavin WJ, Boles RE. The Colorado LEAP study: rationale and design of a study to assess the short term longitudinal effectiveness of a preschool nutrition and physical activity program. BMC Public Health. 2013 Dec 9;13(1):1146. PubMed PMID: 24321701
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Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

  • Psychology
  • Certified Behavioral Health Psychologist, Certificate (0001)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Obesity
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Nutrition
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, University of Kansas (2006)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Missouri (MO) (1998)
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Program (2006)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Nutrition