Darcy Thompson, MD, MPH/MSPH
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Nutrition

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Medical School:
  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine (2000)
Graduate School :
  • MPH, Harvard University (2000)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Stanford University (CA) (1994)
Internship:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program (2001)
Residency:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program, Pediatrics (2003)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Pediatrics-Nutrition

Publications

  • 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
  • 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
  • Bellows LL, McCloskey M, Clark L, Thompson DA, Bekelman TA, Chamberlin B, Johnson SL. HEROs: Design of a Mixed-Methods Formative Research Phase for an Ecocultural Intervention to Promote Healthy Eating and Activity Behaviors in Rural Families With Preschoolers. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2018 Jul - Aug;50(7):736-745. PubMed PMID: 29653807
  • Thompson DA, Federspiel DA. The Familias Saludables partnership: Engaging the Latino community to address early childhood obesity. J Comp Eff Res. 2018 Feb;7(2):85-88. PubMed PMID: 29464967
  • 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
  • McCloskey M, Johnson SL, Benz C, Thompson DA, Chamberlin B, Clark L, Bellows LL. Parent Perceptions of Mobile Device Use Among Preschool-Aged Children in Rural Head Start Centers. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2017 Oct 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29031581
  • Puma JE, Thompson D, Baer K, Haemer MA, Gilbert K, Hambidge M, Krebs NF. Enhancing Periconceptional Health by Targeting Postpartum Mothers at Rural WIC Clinics. Health Promot Pract. 2017 Apr 1;:1524839917699553. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28438036
  • Bekelman TA, Bellows LL, Clark L, Thompson DA, Kemper G, McCloskey ML, Johnson SL. An Ecocultural Perspective on Eating-Related Routines Among Low-Income Families With Preschool-Aged Children. Qual Health Res. 2018 Nov 30;:1049732318814540. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30499371
  • McCloskey M, Johnson SL, Benz C, Thompson DA, Chamberlin B, Clark L, Bellows LL. Parent Perceptions of Mobile Device Use Among Preschool-Aged Children in Rural Head Start Centers. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2017 Oct 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29031581
  • Puma JE, Thompson D, Baer K, Haemer MA, Gilbert K, Hambidge M, Krebs NF. Enhancing Periconceptional Health by Targeting Postpartum Mothers at Rural WIC Clinics. Health Promot Pract. 2017 Apr 1;:1524839917699553. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28438036
  • Brown NA, Smith KC, Thornton RL, Bowie JV, Surkan PJ, Thompson DA, Levine DM. Gathering perspectives on extended family influence on African American children's physical activity. J Health Dispar Res Pract. 2015 Winter;8(1):10-24. PubMed PMID: 26295012
  • Thompson DA, Polk S, Cheah CS, Vandewater EA, Johnson SL, Chrismer MC, Tschann JM. Maternal Beliefs and Parenting Practices Regarding Their Preschool Child's Television Viewing: An Exploration in a Sample of Low-Income Mexican-Origin Mothers. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015 Aug;54(9):862-70. PubMed PMID: 25724994
  • Zhou N, Cheah CS, Van Hook J, Thompson DA, Jones SS. A cultural understanding of Chinese immigrant mothers' feeding practices. A qualitative study. Appetite. 2015 Apr;87:160-7. PubMed PMID: 25555536
  • Thompson DA, Vandewater EA, Matson PA, Tschann JM. Young low-income ethnic minority children watch less television when their mothers regulate what they are viewing. Acta Paediatr. 2014 Nov 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25424888
  • Thompson DA, Vandewater EA, Matson PA, Tschann JM. Young low-income ethnic minority children watch less television when their mothers regulate what they are viewing. Acta Paediatr. 2014 Nov 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25424888
  • Thompson DA, Pachter LM, Keller D. Efforts to diversify the academic pediatric workforce. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Apr;168(4):390-1. PubMed PMID: 24710589
  • Okelo SO, Eakin MN, Riekert KA, Teodoro AP, Bilderback AL, Thompson DA, Loiaza-Martinez A, Rand CS, Thyne S, Diette GB, Patino CM. Validation of parental reports of asthma trajectory, burden, and risk by using the pediatric asthma control and communication instrument. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2014 Mar-Apr;2(2):186-92. PubMed PMID: 24607047
  • Thompson DA, Hernandez RG, Cowden JD, Sisson SD, Moon M. Caring for patients with limited English proficiency: are residents prepared to use medical interpreters?. Acad Med. 2013 Oct;88(10):1485-92. PubMed PMID: 23969358
  • Lion KC, Thompson DA, Cowden JD, Michel E, Rafton SA, Hamdy RF, Killough EF, Fernandez J, Ebel BE. Clinical Spanish use and language proficiency testing among pediatric residents. Acad Med. 2013 Oct;88(10):1478-84. PubMed PMID: 23969350
  • O'Connor TM, Hingle M, Chuang RJ, Gorely T, Hinkley T, Jago R, Lanigan J, Pearson N, Thompson DA. Conceptual understanding of screen media parenting: report of a working group. Child Obes. 2013 Aug;9 Suppl:S110-8. PubMed PMID: 23944919
  • Okelo SO, Eakin MN, Patino CM, Teodoro AP, Bilderback AL, Thompson DA, Loiaza-Martinez A, Rand CS, Thyne S, Diette GB, Riekert KA. The Pediatric Asthma Control and Communication Instrument asthma questionnaire: for use in diverse children of all ages. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Jul;132(1):55-62. PubMed PMID: 23434285
  • Thompson DA, Matson PA, Ellen JM. Television viewing in low-income latino children: variation by ethnic subgroup and English proficiency. Child Obes. 2013 Feb;9(1):22-8. PubMed PMID: 23301653
  • Thompson DA, Joshi A, Hernandez RG, Jennings JM, Arora M, Ellen JM. Interactive nutrition education via a touchscreen: is this technology well received by low-income Spanish-speaking parents?. Technol Health Care. 2012;20(3):195-203. PubMed PMID: 22735734
  • Lion KC, Thompson DA, Cowden JD, Michel E, Rafton SA, Hamdy RF, Killough EF, Fernandez J, Ebel BE. Impact of language proficiency testing on provider use of Spanish for clinical care. Pediatrics. 2012 Jul;130(1):e80-7. PubMed PMID: 22689864
  • Thompson DA, Joshi A, Hernandez RG, Bair-Merritt MH, Arora M, Luna R, Ellen JM. Nutrition education via a touchscreen: a randomized controlled trial in Latino immigrant parents of infants and toddlers. Acad Pediatr. 2012 Sep-Oct;12(5):412-9. PubMed PMID: 22682718
  • Cowden JD, Thompson DA, Ellzey J, Artman M. Getting past getting by: training culturally and linguistically competent bilingual physicians. J Pediatr. 2012 Jun;160(6):891-892.e1. PubMed PMID: 22624935
  • Hernandez RG, Thompson DA, Cheng TL, Serwint JR. Early-childhood obesity: how do low-income parents of preschoolers rank known risk factors?. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Jul;51(7):663-70. PubMed PMID: 22496175
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Professional Memberships

  • American Pediatric Association (APA), Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine (2000)
Graduate Schools:
  • MPH, Harvard University (2000)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Stanford University (CA) (1994)
Internships:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program (2001)
Residency Programs:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program, Pediatrics (2003)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Pediatrics-Nutrition
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