University at Buffalo

Myles S. Faith

Myles S. Faith

Department Chair

Professor

COUNSELING, SCHOOL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY


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
mfaith@buffalo.edu


Professional Summary:

Chair and Professor of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology (CSEP)

Education and Training:
  • PhD, Hofstra University, Clinical/School Psychology (1995)
  • BA, Rutgers University, Psychology (1989)
Recent Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Faith MS, Hittner JB, Hurston SR, Yin J, Greenspan LC, Quesenberry CP Jr, Gunderson EP; SWIFT Offspring Study Investigators. (2019). Association of Infant Temperament With Subsequent Obesity in Young Children of Mothers With Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. JAMA Pediatrics. Mar 11. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.5199. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Heo M, Pietrobelli A, Wylie-Rosett J, Faith MS. (2019). School-Based Interventions and Programs to Address Weight Issues. Journal of Obesity. 2018 Oct 28;2018:3538964.
  • Spahn JM, Callahan EH, Spill MK, Wong YP, Benjamin-Neelon SE, Birch L, Black MM, Cook JT, Faith MS, Mennella JA, Casavale KO. (2019). Influence of maternal diet on flavor transfer to amniotic fluid and breast milk and children's responses: a systematic review. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 109(Supplement_7):1003S-1026S.
  • Spill MK, Callahan EH, Shapiro MJ, Spahn JM, Wong YP, Benjamin-Neelon SE, Birch L, Black MM, Cook JT, Faith MS, Mennella JA, Casavale K. (2019). Caregiver feeding practices and child weight outcomes: a systematic review. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 109(Supplement_7):990S-1002S
  • Spill MK, Johns K, Callahan EH, Shapiro MJ, Wong YP, Benjamin-Neelon SE, Birch L, Black MM, Cook JT, Faith MS, Mennella JA, Casavale KO. (2019). Repeated exposure to food and food acceptability in infants and toddlers: a systematic review. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 109(Supplement_7):978S-989S.
Recent Presentations:
Invited Lectures:
  • "Disarming Family Food Fights: Strategies to Cultivate Healthier Child Eating and Stronger Families". Seventh International Conference on Public Health - Indonesia. [Note: Invitation received on 1/30/2020 to present in June 2020. This event is being rescheduled to a later date due to COVID-19];
  • "How to Disarm Food Fights at the Family Dinner Table". 42nd Annual Conference of the WIC Association of New York State - Niagara Falls, NY. [Note: Invitation received on 11/29/2019 to present in April 2020. This event is being rescheduled to a later date due to COVID-19];
  • 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.;
Conferences:
  • 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.;
Recent Grants:
Grant:
  • Rural Disparities in Pediatric Obesity: The iAm Healthy Intervention; Federal; NIH; Continuing; (05/24/2019-11/30/2021)
Contract:
  • Development of Eating Behaviors in Children; Federal; NIH; Continuing; (05/01/2018-04/30/2023)
Recent Activities:
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.
    07/03/2017-01/31/2018
  • Editorial Board Member: International Journal of Obesity (invited 1/5/2016).
    01/05/2016-05/23/2018
Professional Service:
  • Committee/Writing Group Member (ongoing): American Heart Association writing group, "Childhood and Adolescent Adversity and Cardiometabolic Health Outcomes."
    05/23/2016-06/14/2016
  • 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)
    05/01/2015-06/17/2016
  • Chair, Bio-Behavioral Section of The Obesity Society
    04/01/2015-11/06/2015
Recent Editorships:
Editorship:
  • Editorial Board; International Journal of Obesity
    09/01/2017-05/24/2020

Contact Information

420 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-1124
mfaith@buffalo.edu