Shannon M. Robson

Shannon M. Robson

Assistant Professor, Nutrition

Behavioral Health & Nutrition
316 STAR Tower
Ph: 302-831-6674


Shannon Robson, PhD, MPH, RD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition and a Principal Investigator of the Energy Balance and Nutrition Laboratory at the University of Delaware. Her research is focused on the prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity and child eating behaviors that impact energy balance and diet quality. She holds a master’s degree in Public Health and doctoral degree in Nutrition Science from the University of Tennessee, and completed her post-doctoral fellowship, with an emphasis on child behavior, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Robson is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


Overweight and Obesity Prevention and Management (NTDT 410)
Pediatric Overweight and Obesity (NTDT 467)
Research Methods in Nutrition Assessment (NTDT 822)


Recent Publications

Stough CO, McCullough MB, Robson SM, Bolling C, Filigno SS, Kichler JC, Zion C, Clifford LM, Simon SL, Ittenback RF, Stark LJ. Are Preschoolers Meeting the Mark? Comparing the Dietary, Activity and Sleep Behaviors of Preschoolers with Obesity to National Recommendations. J Pediat Pscyh; 2017:1-12.

Stark LJ, Filigno S, Bolling C, Ratcliff MB, Kicheler JC, Robson SM, Simon SL, McCullough MB, Clifford LM, Stough CO, Zion C, Ittenback RF. Clinic and home-based intervention of obesity in preschooler: a randomized trial. J Pediatr. 2017; 192: 115-121.

Robson SM, Orsega-Smith E, Greenawalt K, Peterson M. The Relationship between Fruit and Vegetable Stage of Change and Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in Underserved Communities Engaging with Cooperative Extension Services. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2017;49(9):772-776.

McCullough MB, Janicke D, Stough CO, Robson SM, Bolling C, Zion C, Stark LJ. Barriers to Recruitment in Pediatric Obesity Trials: Comparing Opt-in and Opt-out Recruitment Approaches. J Pediatr Psychol. 2017;42(2):174-185.

Perkett M, Robson SM, Kripalu V, Wysota C, McGarry C, Weddle D, Papas MA, Patterson F. Characterizing Cardiovascular Health and Evaluating a Low-Intensity Intervention to Promote Smoking Cessation in a Food-Assistance Population. J Community Health. 2017;42(3):605-611.

Robson SM, Bolling C, McCullough MB, Stough CO, Stark LJ. A preschool obesity treatment clinical trial: Reasons Primary Care Providers Declined Referrals. J Pediatr. 2016;177:262-266.

McCullough MB, Robson SM, Stark LJ. A Review of the Structural Characteristics of Family Meals with Children in the US. Adv Nutr. 2016;7(4):627-640.

Robson SM, Couch SC, Peugh J, Glanz K, Zhou C, Sallis JF, Saelens BE. Parent Diet Quality and Energy Intake are Related to Child Diet Quality and Energy Intake. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2016;116(6):984-990.

Curriculum Vitae