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Michael Pratt

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
DepartmentFamily Medicine and Public Health
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0725
La Jolla CA 92093
Phone858-246-2379
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    Dr. Pratt is a Professor in the Division of Global Health with expertise in physical activity and public health. Before coming to UC San Diego, he was a Visiting Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, at Emory University and a Medical Officer at the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at CDC, including serving as the Senior Advisor for Global Health and as the first Chief of the Physical Activity and Health Branch.

    Dr. Pratt founded the CDC World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Physical Activity and Health and the International Physical Activity and Public Health Course. Dr. Pratt has also been an Adjunct Professor at the Schools of Medicine and Government at los Andes University in Bogotá, Colombia and a Visiting Professor at the Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil. He completed a Masters Degree in exercise physiology and Medical Degree at the University of Washington in Seattle, medical residency training at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, earned a Masters Degree in Public Health at the University of Minnesota, and is a graduate of the EIS epidemiology fellowship and preventive medicine residency at CDC.

    He is board certified in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health and is a Fellow in the American College of Preventive Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Pratt’s research interests include increasing global research capacity for physical activity and chronic disease prevention, physical activity intervention strategies, and evidence-based public health


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    1. Varela AR, Pratt M, Harris J, Lecy J, Salvo D, Brownson RC, Hallal PC. Mapping the historical development of physical activity and health research: A structured literature review and citation network analysis. Prev Med. 2018 Jun; 111:466-472. PMID: 29709233.
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    2. Ramirez Varela A, Salvo D, Pratt M, Milton K, Siefken K, Bauman A, Kohl HW, Lee IM, Heath G, Foster C, Powell K, Hallal PC. Worldwide use of the first set of physical activity Country Cards: The Global Observatory for Physical Activity - GoPA! Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2018 Mar 27; 15(1):29. PMID: 29587783.
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    3. Giles-Corti B, Kerr J, Pratt M. Contributing to helping to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Truly shifting from niche to norm. Prev Med. 2017 Oct; 103S:S1-S2. PMID: 28882746.
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    4. Varela AR, Pratt M, Powell K, Lee IM, Bauman A, Heath G, Martins RC, Kohl H, Hallal PC. Worldwide Surveillance, Policy, and Research on Physical Activity and Health: The Global Observatory for Physical Activity. J Phys Act Health. 2017 Sep; 14(9):701-709. PMID: 28513338.
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    5. Jáuregui A, Salvo D, Lamadrid-Figueroa H, Hernández B, Rivera JA, Pratt M. Perceived neighborhood environmental attributes associated with leisure-time and transport physical activity in Mexican adults. Prev Med. 2017 Oct; 103S:S21-S26. PMID: 27939266.
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    6. Torres A, Díaz MP, Hayat MJ, Lyn R, Pratt M, Salvo D, Sarmiento OL. Assessing the effect of physical activity classes in public spaces on leisure-time physical activity: "Al Ritmo de las Comunidades" A natural experiment in Bogota, Colombia. Prev Med. 2017 Oct; 103S:S51-S58. PMID: 27847217.
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    7. Simões EJ, Hallal PC, Siqueira FV, Schmaltz C, Menor D, Malta DC, Duarte H, Hino AA, Mielke GI, Pratt M, Reis RS. Effectiveness of a scaled up physical activity intervention in Brazil: A natural experiment. Prev Med. 2017 Oct; 103S:S66-S72. PMID: 27687538.
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    8. Salvo D, Sarmiento OL, Reis RS, Hino AAF, Bolivar MA, Lemoine PD, Gonçalves PB, Pratt M. Where Latin Americans are physically active, and why does it matter? Findings from the IPEN-adult study in Bogota, Colombia; Cuernavaca, Mexico; and Curitiba, Brazil. Prev Med. 2017 Oct; 103S:S27-S33. PMID: 27609744.
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    9. Díaz Del Castillo A, González SA, Ríos AP, Páez DC, Torres A, Díaz MP, Pratt M, Sarmiento OL. Start small, dream big: Experiences of physical activity in public spaces in Colombia. Prev Med. 2017 Oct; 103S:S41-S50. PMID: 27575321.
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    10. Sarmiento OL, Díaz Del Castillo A, Triana CA, Acevedo MJ, Gonzalez SA, Pratt M. Reclaiming the streets for people: Insights from Ciclovías Recreativas in Latin America. Prev Med. 2017 Oct; 103S:S34-S40. PMID: 27497659.
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    11. Jáuregui A, Salvo D, Lamadrid-Figueroa H, Hernández B, Rivera-Dommarco JA, Pratt M. Perceived and Objective Measures of Neighborhood Environment for Physical Activity Among Mexican Adults, 2011. Prev Chronic Dis. 2016 06 09; 13:E76. PMID: 27281391; PMCID: PMC4900820.
    12. Jáuregui A, Pratt M, Lamadrid-Figueroa H, Hernández B, Rivera JA, Salvo D. Perceived Neighborhood Environment and Physical Activity: The International Physical Activity and Environment Network Adult Study in Mexico. Am J Prev Med. 2016 Aug; 51(2):271-279. PMID: 27180029.
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    13. Mathews E, Salvo D, Sarma PS, Thankappan KR, Pratt M. Adapting and Validating the Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ) for Trivandrum, India, 2013. Prev Chronic Dis. 2016 04 21; 13:E53. PMID: 27103263; PMCID: PMC4854665.
    14. Lemoine PD, Sarmiento OL, Pinzón JD, Meisel JD, Montes F, Hidalgo D, Pratt M, Zambrano JM, Cordovez JM, Zarama R. TransMilenio, a Scalable Bus Rapid Transit System for Promoting Physical Activity. J Urban Health. 2016 Apr; 93(2):256-70. PMID: 26883031; PMCID: PMC4835357 [Available on 04/01/17].
    15. Sallis JF, Cerin E, Conway TL, Adams MA, Frank LD, Pratt M, Salvo D, Schipperijn J, Smith G, Cain KL, Davey R, Kerr J, Lai PC, Mitáš J, Reis R, Sarmiento OL, Schofield G, Troelsen J, Van Dyck D, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Owen N. Physical activity in relation to urban environments in 14 cities worldwide: a cross-sectional study. Lancet. 2016 May 28; 387(10034):2207-17. PMID: 27045735.
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    16. Pratt M, Ramirez A, Martins R, Bauman A, Heath G, Kohl H, Lee IM, Powell K, Hallal P. 127 Steps Toward a More Active World. J Phys Act Health. 2015 Sep; 12(9):1193-4. PMID: 26684668.
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    17. Salvo D, Torres C, Villa U, Rivera JA, Sarmiento OL, Reis RS, Pratt M. Accelerometer-based physical activity levels among Mexican adults and their relation with sociodemographic characteristics and BMI: a cross-sectional study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2015 Jun 20; 12:79. PMID: 26088430; PMCID: PMC4506632.
    18. Burdick L, Mielke GI, Parra DC, Gomes G, Florindo A, Bracco M, Lobelo F, Simoes EJ, Pratt M, Ramos LR, Moura L, Brownson RC, Hallal PC. Physicians', nurses' and community health workers' knowledge about physical activity in Brazil: A cross-sectional study. Prev Med Rep. 2015; 2:467-72. PMID: 26844104; PMCID: PMC4721435.
    19. Salvo D, Reis RS, Sarmiento OL, Pratt M. Overcoming the challenges of conducting physical activity and built environment research in Latin America: IPEN Latin America. Prev Med. 2014 Dec; 69 Suppl 1:S86-92. PMID: 25456800; PMCID: PMC4268364.
    20. Pratt M, Charvel Orozco AS, Hernandez-Avila M, Reis RS, Sarmiento OL. Obesity prevention lessons from Latin America. Prev Med. 2014 Dec; 69 Suppl 1:S120-2. PMID: 25284262.
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    21. Pratt M, Perez LG, Goenka S, Brownson RC, Bauman A, Sarmiento OL, Hallal PC. Can population levels of physical activity be increased? Global evidence and experience. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2015 Jan-Feb; 57(4):356-67. PMID: 25304047; PMCID: PMC4749397.
    22. Salvo D, Reis RS, Stein AD, Rivera J, Martorell R, Pratt M. Characteristics of the built environment in relation to objectively measured physical activity among Mexican adults, 2011. Prev Chronic Dis. 2014 Aug 28; 11:E147. PMID: 25167092; PMCID: PMC4149324.
    23. Carlson SA, Fulton JE, Pratt M, Yang Z, Adams EK. Inadequate physical activity and health care expenditures in the United States. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2015 Jan-Feb; 57(4):315-23. PMID: 25559060; PMCID: PMC4604440.
    24. Gonzalez-Casanova I, Sarmiento OL, Pratt M, Gazmararian JA, Martorell R, Cunningham SA, Stein A. Individual, family, and community predictors of overweight and obesity among colombian children and adolescents. Prev Chronic Dis. 2014 Aug 07; 11:E134. PMID: 25101491.
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    25. Salvo D, Reis RS, Hino AA, Hallal PC, Pratt M. Intensity-specific leisure-time physical activity and the built environment among Brazilian adults: a best-fit model. J Phys Act Health. 2015 Mar; 12(3):307-18. PMID: 24770378.
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    26. Parra DC, Hoehner CM, Hallal PC, Reis RS, Simoes EJ, Malta DC, Pratt M, Brownson RC. Scaling up of physical activity interventions in Brazil: how partnerships and research evidence contributed to policy action. Glob Health Promot. 2013 Dec; 20(4):5-12. PMID: 24323944.
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    27. Finck Barboza C, Monteiro SM, Barradas SC, Sarmiento OL, Rios P, Ramirez A, Mahecha MP, Pratt M. Physical activity, nutrition and behavior change in Latin America: a systematic review. Glob Health Promot. 2013 Dec; 20(4 Suppl):65-81. PMID: 24722744.
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    28. Gonzalez-Casanova I, Sarmiento OL, Gazmararian JA, Cunningham SA, Martorell R, Pratt M, Stein AD. Comparing three body mass index classification systems to assess overweight and obesity in children and adolescents. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2013 May; 33(5):349-55. PMID: 23764666.
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    29. Kerr J, Sallis JF, Owen N, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Cerin E, Sugiyama T, Reis R, Sarmiento O, Frömel K, Mitás J, Troelsen J, Christiansen LB, Macfarlane D, Salvo D, Schofield G, Badland H, Guillen-Grima F, Aguinaga-Ontoso I, Davey R, Bauman A, Saelens B, Riddoch C, Ainsworth B, Pratt M, Schmidt T, Frank L, Adams M, Conway T, Cain K, Van Dyck D, Bracy N. Advancing science and policy through a coordinated international study of physical activity and built environments: IPEN adult methods. J Phys Act Health. 2013 May; 10(4):581-601. PMID: 22975776.
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    30. Pratt M, Sarmiento OL, Montes F, Ogilvie D, Marcus BH, Perez LG, Brownson RC. The implications of megatrends in information and communication technology and transportation for changes in global physical activity. Lancet. 2012 Jul 21; 380(9838):282-93. PMID: 22818940; PMCID: PMC4843126.
    31. Montes F, Sarmiento OL, Zarama R, Pratt M, Wang G, Jacoby E, Schmid TL, Ramos M, Ruiz O, Vargas O, Michel G, Zieff SG, Valdivia JA, Cavill N, Kahlmeier S. Do health benefits outweigh the costs of mass recreational programs? An economic analysis of four Ciclovía programs. J Urban Health. 2012 Feb; 89(1):153-70. PMID: 22170324; PMCID: PMC3284592.
    32. Aires L, Pratt M, Lobelo F, Santos RM, Santos MP, Mota J. Associations of Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Children and Adolescents With Physical Activity, Active Commuting to School, and Screen Time. J Phys Act Health. 2011 Sep; 8(s2):S198-S205. PMID: 28829705.
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    33. Aires L, Pratt M, Lobelo F, Santos RM, Santos MP, Mota J. Associations of cardiorespiratory fitness in children and adolescents with physical activity, active commuting to school, and screen time. J Phys Act Health. 2011 Sep; 8 Suppl 2:S198-205. PMID: 21918233.
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    34. Pate RR, Gay JL, Brown DR, Pratt M. Building capacity in physical activity and public health. J Phys Act Health. 2011 Sep; 8 Suppl 2:S149-50. PMID: 21918227.
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    35. Pate RR, Gay JL, Brown DR, Pratt M. Building Capacity in Physical Activity and Public Health. J Phys Act Health. 2011 Sep; 8(s2):S149-S150. PMID: 28829714.
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    36. Bauman A, Ainsworth BE, Sallis JF, Hagströmer M, Craig CL, Bull FC, Pratt M, Venugopal K, Chau J, Sjöström M. The descriptive epidemiology of sitting. A 20-country comparison using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ). Am J Prev Med. 2011 Aug; 41(2):228-35. PMID: 21767731.
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    37. Parra DC, Hoehner CM, Hallal PC, Ribeiro IC, Reis R, Brownson RC, Pratt M, Simoes EJ. Perceived environmental correlates of physical activity for leisure and transportation in Curitiba, Brazil. Prev Med. 2011 Mar-Apr; 52(3-4):234-8. PMID: 21195726.
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    38. Hallal PC, Gomez LF, Parra DC, Lobelo F, Mosquera J, Florindo AA, Reis RS, Pratt M, Sarmiento OL. Lessons learned after 10 years of IPAQ use in Brazil and Colombia. J Phys Act Health. 2010 Jul; 7 Suppl 2:S259-64. PMID: 20702914.
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    39. Gomez LF, Sarmiento OL, Parra DC, Schmid TL, Pratt M, Jacoby E, Neiman A, Cervero R, Mosquera J, Rutt C, Ardila M, Pinzón JD. Characteristics of the built environment associated with leisure-time physical activity among adults in Bogotá, Colombia: a multilevel study. J Phys Act Health. 2010 Jul; 7 Suppl 2:S196-203. PMID: 20702907.
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    40. Ribeiro IC, Torres A, Parra DC, Reis R, Hoehner C, Schmid TL, Pratt M, Ramos LR, Simões EJ, Brownson RC. Using logic models as iterative tools for planning and evaluating physical activity promotion programs in Curitiba, Brazil. J Phys Act Health. 2010 Jul; 7 Suppl 2:S155-62. PMID: 20702904.
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    41. Soares J, Simões EJ, Ramos LR, Pratt M, Brownson RC. Cross-sectional associations of health-related quality of life measures with selected factors: a population-based sample in recife, Brazil. J Phys Act Health. 2010 Jul; 7 Suppl 2:S229-41. PMID: 20702911.
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    42. Pratt M, Brownson RC, Ramos LR, Malta DC, Hallal PC, Reis RS, Parra DC, Simões EJ. Project GUIA: A model for understanding and promoting physical activity in Brazil and Latin America. J Phys Act Health. 2010 Jul; 7 Suppl 2:S131-4. PMID: 20702900.
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    43. Reis RS, Hallal PC, Parra DC, Ribeiro IC, Brownson RC, Pratt M, Hoehner CM, Ramos L. Promoting physical activity through community-wide policies and planning: findings from Curitiba, Brazil. J Phys Act Health. 2010 Jul; 7 Suppl 2:S137-45. PMID: 20702902.
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    44. Hoehner C, Soares J, Parra DC, Ribeiro IC, Pratt M, Bracco M, Hallal PC, Brownson RC. Physical activity interventions in Latin America: what value might be added by including conference abstracts in a literature review? J Phys Act Health. 2010 Jul; 7 Suppl 2:S265-78. PMID: 20702915.
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    45. Hallal PC, Parra DC, Azevedo MR, Pratt M, Brownson RC. Research on physical activity and health: where is Latin America? J Phys Act Health. 2010 Jul; 7 Suppl 2:S129-30. PMID: 20702899.
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    46. Sarmiento O, Torres A, Jacoby E, Pratt M, Schmid TL, Stierling G. The Ciclovía-Recreativa: A mass-recreational program with public health potential. J Phys Act Health. 2010 Jul; 7 Suppl 2:S163-80. PMID: 20702905.
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    47. Brownson RC, Parra DC, Dauti M, Harris JK, Hallal PC, Hoehner C, Malta DC, Reis RS, Ramos LR, Ribeiro IC, Soares J, Pratt M. Assembling the puzzle for promoting physical activity in Brazil: a social network analysis. J Phys Act Health. 2010 Jul; 7 Suppl 2:S242-52. PMID: 20702912.
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    48. Sarmiento OL, Schmid TL, Parra DC, Díaz-del-Castillo A, Gómez LF, Pratt M, Jacoby E, Pinzón JD, Duperly J. Quality of life, physical activity, and built environment characteristics among colombian adults. J Phys Act Health. 2010 Jul; 7 Suppl 2:S181-95. PMID: 20702906.
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    49. Parra DC, McKenzie TL, Ribeiro IC, Ferreira Hino AA, Dreisinger M, Coniglio K, Munk M, Brownson RC, Pratt M, Hoehner CM, Simoes EJ. Assessing physical activity in public parks in Brazil using systematic observation. Am J Public Health. 2010 Aug; 100(8):1420-6. PMID: 20558792; PMCID: PMC2901293.
    50. Hallal PC, Simoes E, Reichert FF, Azevedo MR, Ramos LR, Pratt M, Brownson RC. Validity and reliability of the telephone-administered international physical activity questionnaire in Brazil. J Phys Act Health. 2010 May; 7(3):402-9. PMID: 20551498.
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    51. Eyler A, Brownson R, Schmid T, Pratt M. Understanding policies and physical activity: frontiers of knowledge to improve population health. J Phys Act Health. 2010 Mar; 7 Suppl 1:S9-12. PMID: 20440018.
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    52. Patrick K, Pratt M, Sallis RE. The healthcare sector's role in the U.S. national physical activity plan. J Phys Act Health. 2009 Nov; 6 Suppl 2:S211-9. PMID: 20120130.
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    53. Patrick K, Pratt M, Sallis RE. The Healthcare Sector's Role in the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan. J Phys Act Health. 2009 Nov; 6(s2):S211-S219. PMID: 28872433.
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    54. Bornstein DB, Pate RR, Pratt M. A Review of the National Physical Activity Plans of Six Countries. J Phys Act Health. 2009 Nov; 6(s2):S245-S264. PMID: 28872432.
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    55. Bornstein DB, Pate RR, Pratt M. A review of the national physical activity plans of six countries. J Phys Act Health. 2009 Nov; 6 Suppl 2:S245-64. PMID: 20120133.
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    56. Parra DC, Lobelo F, Gómez LF, Rutt C, Schmid T, Brownson RC, Pratt M. Household motor vehicle use and weight status among Colombian adults: are we driving our way towards obesity? Prev Med. 2009 Aug-Sep; 49(2-3):179-83. PMID: 19632267.
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    57. Bauman A, Bull F, Chey T, Craig CL, Ainsworth BE, Sallis JF, Bowles HR, Hagstromer M, Sjostrom M, Pratt M. The International Prevalence Study on Physical Activity: results from 20 countries. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2009 Mar 31; 6:21. PMID: 19335883.
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    58. Sallis JF, Linton LS, Kraft MK, Cutter CL, Kerr J, Weitzel J, Wilson A, Spoon C, Harrison ID, Cervero R, Patrick K, Schmid TL, Pratt M. The Active Living Research program: six years of grantmaking. Am J Prev Med. 2009 Feb; 36(2 Suppl):S10-21. PMID: 19147053.
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    59. Pratt M, Fulton JE. Staying on task: challenges of global physical activity surveillance. J Phys Act Health. 2009; 6 Suppl 1:S3-4. PMID: 19998843.
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    60. Bauman A, Ainsworth BE, Bull F, Craig CL, Hagströmer M, Sallis JF, Pratt M, Sjöström M. Progress and pitfalls in the use of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) for adult physical activity surveillance. J Phys Act Health. 2009; 6 Suppl 1:S5-8. PMID: 19998844.
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    61. Lee KK, Rutt CD, Sharma A, Pratt M, Flesch J, Maynard LM, Kennedy K, Adams P, Kohl HW. Conducting environmental assessments for physical activity: determining traffic volume in walkability audits in two West Virginia communities. J Phys Act Health. 2008 Nov; 5(6):909-17. PMID: 19164824.
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    62. Schmid TL, Pratt M, Witmer L. A Framework for Physical Activity Policy Research. J Phys Act Health. 2006 Feb; 3(s1):S20-S29. PMID: 28834511.
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    63. Pratt M, Macera CA, Sallis JF, O'Donnell M, Frank LD. Economic interventions to promote physical activity: application of the SLOTH model. Am J Prev Med. 2004 Oct; 27(3 Suppl):136-45. PMID: 15450624.
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    64. Craig CL, Marshall AL, Sjöström M, Bauman AE, Booth ML, Ainsworth BE, Pratt M, Ekelund U, Yngve A, Sallis JF, Oja P. International physical activity questionnaire: 12-country reliability and validity. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2003 Aug; 35(8):1381-95. PMID: 12900694.
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    65. Calfas KJ, Sallis JF, Zabinski MF, Wilfley DE, Rupp J, Prochaska JJ, Thompson S, Pratt M, Patrick K. Preliminary evaluation of a multicomponent program for nutrition and physical activity change in primary care: PACE+ for adults. Prev Med. 2002 Feb; 34(2):153-61. PMID: 11817910.
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    66. Patrick K, Sallis JF, Long B, Calfas KJ, Wooten W, Heath G, Pratt M. A New Tool for Encouraging Activity. Phys Sportsmed. 1994 Nov; 22(11):45-55. PMID: 29275663.
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