Dr. Karen’s Research Publications

Research Publications, peer reviewed

  • Leibowitz, S.F., Lucas, D.J., Leibowitz, K.L., Jhanwar, Y.S. Developmental patterns of macronutrient intake in female and male rats from weaning to maturity, Physiology and Behavior, 50:1167-1174, 1991.
  • Wang, J., Leibowitz, K.L. Central insulin inhibits hypothalamic galanin and neuropeptide Y gene expression and peptide release in intact rats, Brain Research, 777:231-236, 1997.
  • Musch, M.W., Davis-Amaral, E.M., Leibowitz, K.L., Goldstein, L. Hypotonic stimulated taurine efflux in skate erythrocytes: regulation by tyrosine phosphatase activity,American Journal of Physiology, 274:R1677-R1686, 1998.
  • Leibowitz, K.L., Chang, G-Q., Pamy, P.S., Hill, J.O., Gayles, E.C., Leibowitz, S.F. Weight gain model in prepubertal rats: Prediction and phenotyping of obesity-prone animals at normal body weight, International Journal of Obesity,31:1210-1211, 2007.
  • Leibowitz, K.L., Moore, R.H., Stunkard, A.J., Stallings, V.A., Berkowitz, R.I., Stettler, N.,Chittams, J.L., Faith, M.S. CVD risk factor associated waist circumference patterns in obese-prone children, International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, Vol.4, No.3:150-159, 2009.  
  • Leibowitz, K.L., Moore, R.H., Ahima, R.S., Stunkard, A. J., Stallings, V.A., Berkowitz, R.I., Chittams, J.L., Faith, M.S., Stettler, N. Maternal obesity associated with inflammation in their children, World Journal of Pediatrics, Vol 8 No 1: 76-79, 2012.
  • Amy Faus and Leibowitz, K.L. Predictors of attrition from a behavior change-based pediatric lifestyle changes program for overweight/obese youth, Clinical Pediatrics, online August 1, 2014.
  • Amy L. Faus, MPH, Renee M. Turchi, MD, MPH, Marcia Polansky, ScD, MS, MSW, Andrea Berez, MS, RD, CSP,and Karen L Leibowitz, MD, Health-Related Quality of Life in Overweight/Obese Children Compared With Children With Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Clinical Pediatrics, 54(8): 775-782, 2015.  
  • Ashraf Raslan, Alexis Boneparth, Karen Leibowitz, Vikram Bhise, Matthew L. Basiaga, Jon Burnham, Nandini Moorthy, Anti-MDA-5 Associated Arthritis and Fasciitis in an 11-Year-Old Boy, Annals Of Paediatric Rheumatology, January 2016.

Research Abstracts

  • Lucas, D.J., Leibowitz, K.L., Jhanwar, Y.S., Leibowitz, S.F. Developmental patterns of macronutrient selection and body weight gain in male and female rats, Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA, 1990.  
  • Leibowitz, S.F., Lucas, D.J., Leibowitz, K.L., Jhanwar, Y.S. Body weight at 4 days of age is related to post-weaning patterns of carbohydrate intake in female rates, Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA, 1990.
  • Wang, J. and Leibowitz, K.L. Contribution of insulin to changes in hypothalamic galanin caused by a high-fat diet, Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA, 1997.
  • Leibowitz, K.L., Chang, G-Q., Hill, J.O., Leibowitz, S.F. Weight gain model in prepubertal rats: prediction and phenotyping of obesity-prone animals at normal body weight, North American Association for the Study of Obesity, Boston, MA, 2006.
  • Leibowitz, K.L., Stunkard, A.J., Berkowitz, R.I., Stallings, V.A., Stettler, N, Faith, M.S. Obesity predisposition predicts waist circumference and its tracking in children, American Heart Association, Orlando, FL, 2007.  
  • Leibowitz, K.L., Moore, R.H., Stunkard, A.J., Berkowitz, R.I., Stallings, V.A., Stettler, N., Chittams, J.L., Faith, M.S.  CVD-associated waist circumference and obesity in children, Komarov Prize Competition, Philadelphia, PA, 2007.
  • Pietrobelli, A., Keller, K., Henderson, M., Leibowitz, K.L., Faith MS. Heritability of food neophobia and its association with body fat in children, North American Association for the Study of Obesity, New Orleans, LA, 2007.
  • Leibowitz, K.L. and Maller, E.S.  Chronic GI bleeding with unsuspected cause in a toddler, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Salt Lake City, UT, 2007.
  • Leibowitz, K.L., Moore, R.H., Stunkard, A.J., Berkowitz, R.I., Stallings, V.A., Stettler, N., Chittams, J.L., Faith, M.S., Biomarkers for obesity in children at risk for obesity, Komarov Prize Competition, Philadelphia, PA, 2008.  
  • Leibowitz, K.L., Moore, R.H., Rexford, A.S., Stunkard, A.J., Stallings, V.A., Berkowitz, R.I., Chittams, J.L., Faith, M.S., Stettler, N., Inflammatory Markers among Adolescents Differentiated by Weight Status And Obesity Risk, The Obesity Society, Washington, DC, 2009.
  • Leibowitz, K.L., Moore, R.H., Ahima, R.S., Stunkard, A. J., Stallings, V.A., Berkowitz, R.I., Chittams, J.L., Faith, M.S., Stettler, N. Maternal obesity associated with inflammation in their children, The Annual Research Day, Department of Pediatrics, June 2013.​