Drs. Elder, Lohman, Lytle, Pratt, Pate, Stevens, Webber, and Young had full access to all of the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Funding/Support: This study was funded by the following cooperative agreements from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: U01 HL066855 (Tulane University); U01HL066845 (University of Minnesota); U01HL066852 (University of South Carolina); U01HL066853 (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill); U01HL066856 (San Diego State University); U01HL066857 University of Maryland); U01HL066858 (University of Arizona).
Role of the Sponsor: The Project Office at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute was an equal partner in the design and implementation of the trial and in the analysis and interpretation of the data. They also approved the final version of the manuscript.
We thank the faculty and staff of the 36 schools that participated in the trial. We thank all of the girls who participated in the interventions and measurements. Participants in the TAAG Collaborative Research Group and contributors to the work reported in this publication include the following:
San Diego State University, San Diego, California: John P. Elder, MPH, PhD (principal investigator); Terry Conway, PhD; Thomas McKenzie, PhD; Jamie Moody, MS; Julie Pickrel, MPH; James F. Sallis Jr., PhD; Jean G. Williston, MEd.
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana: Larry S. Webber, PhD (principal investigator); Sandra Cameron, RN; Donna Donovan; Jewel Harden, Med; Carolyn C. Johnson, PhD; Janell Jones; Rochelle Kielbon; Patricia King, MPH; Vivian G. Marino, Med; Latricia Olivier, MEd; Sheryl Pedersen, MPH; Janet C. Rice, PhD; Lakesha Stevenson, BS; Patricia Strikmiller, MS; Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center: Ariane Bedimo-Rung, PhD; Melinda Sothern, PhD; University of New Orleans: J. Mark Loftin, PhD.
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona: Timothy G. Lohman, PhD (principal investigator), Rob Blew, MS, Stuart Cohen, EdD, Ellen Cussler, MS, Janis Eklung, MS, Scott Going, PhD, Michele Graves, Melanie Hingle, MPH, RD, Vinson Lee, BA, Lauve Metcalfe, MS, Jennifer Reeves, MEd, Kenneth Schachter, MD, MBA, Lisa Staten, PhD, Greg Welk, PhD.
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland: Deborah R. Young, PhD (principal investigator), Daheia Barr-Anderson, PhD, Sarah Camhi, MS, Tavon English, BA, Mira Grieser, MHS, Catherine Gurgol, MS, JoAnn Kuo, MPH, Berenice Rushovich, MSW, Brit I. Saksvig, PhD, Shumei Shang, MS, Jana Sharp, MPH, Carolyn C. Voorhees, PhD, Heidi Wilkes, MS; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Cheryl Alexander, PhD (deceased), Joel Gittelsohn, PhD, Margarita S. Treuth, PhD.
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Leslie A. Lytle, PhD (principal investigator), Joy Ahern, BA, Julie Hawkins, BS, Martha Kubik, PhD, Stacey Moe, MPH, Helen Nelson, MS, Dianne Neumark-Stzainer, PhD, Cheryl Perry, PhD, Jeanna Rex, MS, Kathryn Schmitz, PhD.
University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina: Russell R. Pate, PhD (principal investigator), Cheryl Addy, PhD, Andrea Dunn, PhD, Gwen Felton, PhD, Rod Dishman, PhD, Marsha Dowda, DrPH, Dale Murrie, MAT, Deborah Parra-Medina, PhD, Karin Pfeiffer, PhD, Abby Reid, MS, Ruth Saunders, PhD, Laverne Shuler, BE.
Coordinating Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina: June Stevens, PhD (principal investigator), Chris Baggett, MS, James A. Bartow, Hope Bryan, MS, Diane J. Catellier, DrPH, Nancy S. Cohn, Derek Coombs, MPH, Christine E. Cox, PhD, C.E. Davis, PhD, Kelly R. Evenson, PhD, Carol A. Ford, MD, Linda Hartig, David Hill, Jung Sun Lee, PhD, James Locklear, William McGee, Robert G. McMurray, PhD, Terry Mehlman, Jesse Metzger, Kurt M. Ribisl, PhD, Kimberly B. Ring, MPH, Sherry Roberts, Kathy Roggenkamp, MS, Sherry L. Salyer, MA, Allan B. Steckler, DrPH, Dawn D. Stewart, MS, Susan G. Strohlein, MS, Daniel R Taber, MPH, Olivia Thomas, PhD, Dianne S. Ward, EdD; Ohio State University: David M. Murray, PhD.
Project Office, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Maryland: Charlotte A. Pratt, PhD (project officer), Robin Boineau, MD, Jared B. Jobe, PhD, Peter G. Kaufmann, PhD, Denise Simons-Morton, MD, PhD, Elaine Stone, PhD, Song Yang, PhD.
Data and Safety Monitoring Committee: Stephen Fortmann, MD (chairperson), Tom Baranowski, PhD, Bettina Beech, DrPH, Henry Feldman, PhD, Patty Freedson, PhD, Ken Resnicow, PhD.
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