2020
Sousa, C. V., Fernandez, A., Hwang, J. & Lu, A. S. (2020) The effect of narrative on physical activity via immersion during active video game play in children: Mediation analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22(3), e17994. PMID: 32229466 [html]

2019
Lu, A. S., Green, M. C. & Thompson, D. (2019) How to increase children’s physical activity through narrative game design: An exploratory thematic analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) - Serious Games. 7(4), e16031. PMID:31750833 [html]

Hwang, J., Lee, I-M., Fernandez, A., Hillman, C., & Lu, A. S. (2019) Exploring energy expenditure and body movement of exergaming in children of different weight status. Pediatric Exercise Science, 31(4), 438-447. PMID: 31394495 [pdf]

Baranowski, T., Baranowski, J., Chen, T., Buday, R., Beltran, A., Dadabhoy, H., Ryan, C. & Lu, A. S. (2019) Videogames that encourage healthy behavior did not alter fasting insulin or other diabetes risks in children: Randomized clinical trial. Games for Health Journal, 8(4), 257-264. PMID: 30964335 [pdf]

Baranowski, T., Ryan, C., Hoyos-Cespedes, A. & Lu, A. S. (2019) Nutrition education and dietary behavior change games: A scoping review. Games for Health Journal, 8(3), 153-176. PMID: 30339086 [pdf]

Levac, D. & Lu, A. S. (2019) Does narrative feedback enhance children’s motor learning in a virtual environment? Journal of Motor Behavior, 51(2), 199-211. PMID: 29708467 [pdf]

2018
Hwang, J., Fernandez, A. & Lu, A. S. (2018) Application and validation of activity monitors’ epoch lengths and placement sites for physical activity assessment in exergaming. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 7(9), 268. PMID: 30208567 [pdf]

Hwang, J. & Lu, A. S. (2018) Narrative and active video game in separate and additive effects of physical activity and cognitive function among young adults. Scientific Reports-Nature, 8(1), 11020. PMID: 30030456 [pdf]

Lu, A. S. & Kharrazi, H., A state-of-the-art systematic content analysis of games for health (2018). Games for Health Journal, 7(1), 1-15. PMID: 29293368 [pdf]

2017
Robinson, T. N., Banda, J. A., Hale, L., Lu, A. S., Fleming-Milici, F., Calvert, S. L. & Wartella, E. (2017) Screen media exposure and obesity in children and adolescents. Pediatrics, 140(S2), S91-S101. PMID: 29093041 [pdf]

Baranowski, T., Blumberg, F., Gao, Z., Kato, P. M., Kok, G., Lu, A. S., Lyons, E. J., Morrill, B. A., Peng. W., Prins, P. J., Snyder, L., Staiano, A. & Thompson, D. (2017) Getting research on games for health funded.  Games for Health Journal, 6(1), 1-8. PMID: 28026985 [pdf]

2016
Lu, A. S., Baranowski, T., Hong, S. L., Buday, R., Thompson, D., Beltran, A., Dadabhoy, H. R. & Chen, T. (2016) The narrative impact of active video games on physical activity among children: A feasibility study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18(10), e272. PMID: 27742605 [html]

Lu, A. S.
, Buday, R., Thompson, D., & Baranowski, T. (2016) What type of narrative do children prefer in active video games? An exploratory study of cognitive and emotional responses. In S. Tettegah & W. D. Huang (Eds.), Emotions, technology, and digital games. (pp. 137-155) London: Elsevier Publications. [pdf]

van't Riet, J., Alblas, E., Crutzen, R., & Lu, A. S. (2016) The effectiveness of active videogames on BMI among young people: A meta-analysis. In D. Novák, B. Tulu, & H. Brendryen (Eds.), Holistic perspectives in gamification for clinical practice. (pp. 277-292) London: IGI Global. [pdf]

Davies, V., Mafra, R., Beltran, A., Baranowski, T., & Lu, A. S. Children’s cognitive and affective responses about a narrative versus a non-narrative cartoon designed for an active video game (2016). Games for Health Journal. 5(2), 114-119. PMID: 26881473 [pdf].

2015
Baranowski, T., Blumberg, F., Buday, R., DeSmet, A., Fiellin, L. E., Green, C. S., Kato, P. M., Lu, A. S., Maloney, A. E., Mellecker, R., Morrill, B. A., Peng, W.,Shegog, R., Simons, M., Staiano, A. E., Thompson, D., & Young, K. (2015) White paper: Games for health for children – Current status and needed research. Games for Health Journal. 4(6), 1-12. PMID: 26262772 [pdf]

Lu, A. S., Kharrazi, H., & Baranowski, T. (2015) Digital Spieleanwendungen im Bereich Ernährung: Eine systematische Übersichtsarbeit (Digital games for nutrition and healthy eating: A systematic review). In Dadaczynski, K., Schiemann, S. & Paulus, P. (Eds.), Gesundheit spielend fördern? Potentiale und Herausforderungen von digitalen Spieleanwendungen für die Gesundheitsförderung und Prävention (Health promotion through gaming? Potentials and challenges of digital games for health promotion and prevention). (pp. 261-281) Weinheim: Beltz Juventa. (In English and German) [English version pdf]

Brand, L., Beltran, A., Buday, R., O’Connor, T., Hughes, S., Baranowski J., Diep, C., Lu, A. S., & Baranowski T. (2015) Prose fiction as a narrative companion for a vegetable parenting videogame. Games for Health Journal. 4(4), 305-311. PMID: 26182218 [pdf]

Lu, A. S. (2015) Narrative in exergames: Thoughts on procedure, mechanism, and others. Games for Health Journal. 4(1), 19-24. PMID: 26181676 [pdf]

Straker, L. M., Fenner, A. A., Howie, E. K., Feltz, D. L., Gray, C. M., Lu, A. S., Mueller, F., Simons, M., & Barnett, L. M. (2015) Efficient and effective change principles in Active Video Games. Games for Health Journal. 4(1), 43-52. PMID: 26181680 [pdf]

2014
van’t Riet, J., Crutzen, R., & Lu, A. S. (2014) How effective are active videogames among the young and the old? Adding meta-analyses to two recent systematic reviews. Games for Health Journal. 3(5), 311-318. PMID: 26192486 [pdf]

Lu, A. S.
, Baranowski, J., Islam, N., & Baranowski, T. (2014) How to engage children in self-administered dietary assessment programs. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 27(S1), 5-9. PMID: 22594618 [pdf]

2013
Moderator: Baranowski, T. Participants: Lu, A. S., Buday, R., Lyons, E. J., Schell, J., & Russoniello, C. (2013) Stories in games for health: More pros or cons? Games for Health Journal. 2(5): 256-263. PMID: 26196925 [pdf]

Baranowski, T., Buday, R., Thompson, D., Lyons, E. J., Lu, A. S., & Baranowski, J. (2013) Developing games for health behavior change: Getting started. Games for Health Journal, 2(4), 183-190. PMID: 24443708 [pdf]

Lu, A. S. (2013) An experimental test of the persuasive effect of source similarity in narrative and nonnarrative health blogs. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15(7), e142. PMID: 23887135 [html]

Lu, A. S., Kharrazi, H., Gharghabi, F., & Thompson D. (2013) A systematic review of health games on childhood obesity prevention and intervention. Games for Health Journal, 2(3), 131-141. PMID: 24353906 [pdf]

Brown, J. D., Zhao, X., Wang, M. N., Liu, Q., Lu, A. S., Li, L. J., Oritz, R., Liao, S., & Zhang, G. (2013) “Love is all you need”: A content analysis of romantic love and sex in Chinese entertainment television. Asian Journal of Communication, 23(3), 229-247. [pdf]

Bolchini, D. & Lu, A. S. (2013) Channel. In P. J. Schulz & P. Cobley (Eds.), Handbooks of communication science. (pp. 397-410) De Gruyter Mouton: Berlin, Germany.

Lu, A. S. (2013) Book review of Serious games for healthcare: Applications and implications (S. Arnab, I. Dunwell, and K. Debattista, 2012, IGI Global, London), Games for Health Journal 2(5), 313-314. [pdf]

2012
Baranowski, T, Baranowski, J., O’Connor, T., Lu, A. S., & Thompson, D. (2012) Is enhanced physical activity possible using active video games? Games for Health Journal, 1(3), 228-232. PMID: 24416640 [pdf]

Lu, A. S., Baranowski, T, Thompson, D., & Buday, R. (2012) Story immersion of video games for youth health promotion: A review of literature. Games for Health Journal, 1(3), 199-204. PMID: 24416639 [pdf]

Kharrazi, H., Lu, A. S., Gharghabi, F., & Coleman, W. (2012) A scoping review of health game research: Past, present, and future. Games for Health Journal, 1(2), 153-164. PMID: 24416638 [pdf]

Lu, A. S., Thompson, D., Baranowski, J, Buday, R., & Baranowski, T. (2012) Story immersion in a health video game for child obesity prevention. Games for Health Journal, 1(1), 37-44. PMID: 24066276 [pdf]

Baranowski, T., O’Connor T., Hughes, S., Beltran, A., Baranowski, J., Nicklas, T., Sleddens, E., Thompson, D., Lu, A. S., & Buday R. (2012) Smart phone video game simulation of parent-child interaction: Learning skills for effective vegetable parenting. In S. Arnab, I. Dunwell, & K. Debattista (Eds.), Serious games for healthcare: Applications and implications. (pp. 248-265) London: IGI Global. [pdf]

Lu, A. S. (2012) Book review of Video games and learning: Teaching and participatory culture in the digital age (K. Squire, 2011, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York and London), Journal of Children and Media 7(2), 277-280. [pdf]

<=2011
Mitchell, W. J., Szerszen, K. A., Lu, A. S., Schermerhorn, P. W., Scheutz, M., & MacDorman, K. F. (2011) A mismatch in the human realism of face and voice produces an uncanny valley. i-Perception, 2(1), 10-12. PMID: 23145223 [pdf]

Lu, A. S
., Baranowski, J., Thompson, D., Cullen, K. W., Baranowski, T., Jago, R., & Buday, R. (2011) Five-a-Day and Fit-for-Life Badge Programs for cancer prevention in Boy Scouts. In R. Elk & H. Landrine (Eds.), Interventions to reduce cancer disparities: Research funded by the American Cancer Society. (pp. 169-191). New York: Springer Publications. [pdf]

Baranowski, T., Thompson, D., Buday, R., Lu, A. S., & Baranowski, J. (2010) Design of video games for children’s diet and physical activity behavior change. International Journal of Computer Science in Sport, 9(S), 3-17. PMID: 25364331 [pdf]

Lu, A. S., Baranowski, J., Cullen, K. W., Jago, R., Thompson, D., & Baranowski, T. (2010) Interactive media for childhood obesity prevention. Health Communication, 25(6&7), 581-582. PMID: 20845151 [pdf]

Lu, A. S. (2009) What race do they represent and does mine have anything to do with it? Perceived racial/ethnic categories of anime characters. Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 4(2), 169-190. (Most Read Article) [pdf] Reprinted in 2014 in M. Allen & R. Sakamoto (Eds.), Japanese Popular Culture: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies, Volume IV: Globalizing Japanese Popular Culture: The Coolness of Japan? (pp. 250-270) London: Routledge.

Brown, J. D. & Lu, A. S. (2009) Mass media effects on young people’s sexual health. In R. Ma (Ed.), Health communication and Public Health. (pp. 47-64; pp. 179-192). (In English and Chinese). Hong Kong Educational Publishing Co.: Hong Kong.

Lu, A. S. (2008) The many faces of internationalization in Japanese anime. Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 3(2), 169-187. (Most Cited Article) [pdf]

Lu, A. S. (2007) The characteristics of introductory research methods courses in mass communication doctoral programs. Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 62(3), 289-304. [pdf]

Brown, J. D. & Lu, A. S. (2006) Media’s effect on sexual behavior. In J. Arnett (Ed.), Encyclopedia of children, adolescents, and the media. (pp. 753-755). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.