University at Buffalo

Myles S. Faith

Myles S. Faith

Department Chair

Professor 10 Months


Specialty/Research Focus

Early Childhood Education; Bullying; Child and Adolescent Development; Design and Analysis of Longitudinal Research; Design Experiments; Family; Mental Health; Measurements; Quantitative Research Methods; Research Design; School Counseling; Research Methods; Social and Emotional Development

Contact Information
420 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-1124

Education and Training:
  • PhD, Hofstra University, Clinical/School Psychology (1995)
  • BA, Rutgers University, Psychology (1989)
  • Infant temperament and early infant growth and child overweight GDM; Federal; National Institutes of Health (NIDDK); Awarded; (06/14/2016-06/30/2016)
Journal Article:
  • Heo, M., Jimenez, C.C., Lim, J., Isasi, E.R., Blank, A.E., Lounsbury, D.W., Fredericks, L., Bouchard, M., Faith, M.S., Wylie-Rosett, J., (2018). Effective nationwide school-based participatory extramural program on adolescent body mass index, health knowledge, and behaviors. BMC Pediatrics, 18(1), 7
  • Somaraki, M., Eli, K., Sorjonen, K., Flodmark, C.E., Marcus, C., Faith, M.S., Osowski, C.P., Ek, A. Nowicka, P. (2018). Perceived child eating behaviours and maternal migrant status. Appetite, 125, 302-313.
  • Suglia, S.F., Koenen, K.C., Boynton-Jarrett, R., Chan, P.S., Clark, C.J., Danese, A., Faith, M.S., Goldstein, B.I., Hayman, L.L., Isasi, C.R., Pratt, C.A., Slopen, N., Sumner, J.A., Turer, A., Turer, C.B., Zachariah, J.P.; American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention; Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young; Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology; Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; and Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research. (2018). Childhood and adolescent adversity and cardiometabolic outcomes: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation, 137(5), e15-e28.
  • Tripicchio, G.L., Ammerman, A.S., Neshteruk, C., Faith, M.S., Dean, K., Befort, C., Ward, D.S., Truesdale, K.P., Burger, K.S., Davis, A. (2017). Technology components as adjuncts to family-based pediatric obesity treatment in low-income minority youth. Childhood Obesity, 13(6), 433-442.
  • Tripicchio, G.L., Ammerman, A.S., Ward, D.S., Faith, M.S., Truesdale, K.P., Burger, K.S., Dean, K., Dumenci, L., Davis, A. (2018). Clinical-community collaboration: A strategy to improve retention and outcomes in low-income minority youth in family-based obesity treatment. Childhood Obesity, 14(3), 141-148
  • Wasser, H.M., Thompson, A.L., Suchindran, C.M., Hodges, E.A., Goldman, B.D., Perrin, E.M., Faith, M.S., Bulik, C.M., Heinig, M.J., Bentley, M.E.. (2017). Family-based obesity prevention for infants: Design of the "Mothers & Others" randomized trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 60,24-33.
  • Cui, Z., Seburg, E.M., Sherwood, N.E., Faith, M.S., Ward, D.S. (2015). Recruitment and retention in obesity prevention and treatment trials targeting minority or low-income children: a review of the clinical trials registration database. Trials. 16:564-578.
  • Eli, K., Sorjonen, K., Mokoena, L., Pietrobelli, A., Flodmark, C-E, Faith, M.S., Nowicka, P. (2016). Associations between maternal sense of coherence and controlling feeding practices: The importance of resilience and support in the families of preschoolers. Appetite. 105, 134-143.
  • Faith, M.S., & Hittner, J.B. (2016). Shadows of temperament in child eating behavior: implications for family and parenting research. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 10(3), 961-962.
  • Faith, M.S., Stettler, N., Pietrobelli, A. (2016). Engaging primary care clinicians in early obesity prevention research. Journal of the American Medical Association. 314(8), 823-824.
  • Hittner, J.B., Johnson, C.B., Tripicchio, G., Faith, M.S. (2016). Infant emotional distress, maternal restriction at a home meal, and child BMI gain through 6 years in the Colorado Adoption Project. Eating Behaviors, 21, 135-141.
  • Tripicchio, G., Heo, M., Diewald, L., Noar, S.M., Dooley, R., Pietrobelli, A., Burger, K.S., Faith, M.S. (2016). Restricting advertisements for high-fat, high-sugar foods during children’s television programs: Attitudes in a US population-based sample. Childhood Obesity, 12(2), 113-118.
  • Vaugh, A.E., Ward, D.S., Fisher, J.O., Faith, M.S., Hughes, S.O., Kremers, S.P., Musher-Eizenman, D.R., O’Connor, T.M., Patrick, H., Power, T.G. (2016). Fundamental constructs in food parenting practices: a content map to guide future research. Nutrition Reviews, 74 (2) 98-117.
  • Berkowitz, R., Faith, M.S., Diewald, L. (2015, November). Mom feeds us differently: Differential restrictive feeding is associated with differential BMI and caloric compensation among male and female twins. Annual meeting of ObesityWeek/The Obesity Society, Los Angeles, CA.;
  • Faith, M.S., Heo, M. Pietrobelli, A. (2015, November). Parents using food as a reward for good behavior: Individual differences and associations with child BMI. Annual meeting of ObesityWeek/The Obesity Society, Los Angeles, CA.;
  • Neshteruk, C., Tripicchio, G., Faith, M.S. (2015, November). Overweight children’s eating behavior and associations with parent feeding practices and concern for child weight in treatment-seeking families. Annual meeting of ObesityWeek/The Obesity Society, Los Angeles, CA.;
  • Nezami, B., Tate, D. Lytle, L., Ward, D. Faith, M.S. (2015, November). Reducing sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in preschool children: A randomized trial of the Smart Moms mHealth Program. Annual meeting of ObesityWeek/The Obesity Society, Los Angeles, CA.;
  • Ward, D., Vaughn, A., Johnes, D., Stevens, J., Bangdiwala, S., Panter, A. Faith, M.S. Why didn’t it work? Lessons learned from a family-focused prevention intervention for preschool children. Annual meeting of ObesityWeek/The Obesity Society, Los Angeles, CA.;
  • Tripicchio, G., Keller, Faith, M.S., Davis, A. (2015, November). Feasibility and acceptability of a home-based telemedicine intervention component of a pediatric obesity treatment program. Annual meeting of ObesityWeek/The Obesity Society, Los Angeles, CA.;
Invited Lectures:
  • Faith, M.S. (2015, October). Food cue responsiveness and childhood obesity: Implications for tailored interventions. Inaugural lecture of the New Jersey Institute for Food Nutrition and Health, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.;
Editorial and Review:
  • Co-editor for Special Issue of Journal of Obesity, entitled "School-Based Interventions and Programs to Address Weight Issues." Guest editors were: Moonseong Heo, Angelo Pietrobelli, Judith Wylie-Rosett, Myles S. Faith. Note: Articles are currently under review; the special issue will be published in 2018.
  • Editorial Board Member: International Journal of Obesity (invited 1/5/2016).
Professional Service:
  • Committee/Writing Group Member (ongoing): American Heart Association writing group, "Childhood and Adolescent Adversity and Cardiometabolic Health Outcomes."
  • Committee Member: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Nutrition Evidence Library (NEL) Technical Expert Collaborative (TEC) for the Dietary Guidance Development Project for Infants and Toddlers from Birth to 24 Months and Women Who are Pregnant (B-24/PW). (Ongoing service)
  • Chair, Bio-Behavioral Section of The Obesity Society
  • Committee Member: American Heart Association's Committee on Behavior Change for Improving Health Factors’ – Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Council

    Contact Information

    420 Baldy Hall
    North Campus
    Phone: (716) 645-1124