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Work Leverton Hall (LEV) 119A
Lincoln NE 68583-0806
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Work 402-472-7645 On-campus 2-7645
I received my Ph.D. in 2009 from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities with a major in nutrition and minor in anthropology. I am a registered dietitian and received my Master and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I am an Associate Professor and Extension Nutrition Specialist with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences. My duties are divided 75 percent to Extension and 25 percent to research.

icon-academic-capEducation

  • Ph D, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2009
  • MS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2006
  • BS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2003

icon-documentPublications and Other Intellectual Contributions

  • Gardening Experience is associated with Increased Fruit and Vegetable Intake among First Year College Students: A Cross-sectional Examination, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, November 2017
  • Perceptions of body habitus and cultural health among Hispanic adults, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, August 2015
  • Utilizing short- and long-term evaluation to measure the impact of a long-standing, multi-state educational venue, Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2014
  • Food-Related Behavior and Intake of Adult Main Meal Preparers of 9-10 Year-Old Children Participating in iCook 4-H: A Five-State Childhood Obesity Prevention Pilot Study, Appetite, June 2016

icon-bookmark-starAwards & Honors

  • 1st Place National Winner: Social Networking Team Award, National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, 2015
  • Emerging Dietetic Leader, Nebraska Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2015
  • Innovation in Team Programming Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, 2014

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