Graduate Student Research & Practice

Summer 2019 Exploring the State of U.S. Soil Health Legislation: A Qualitative Policy Analysis Madie Delmendo Jennifer Otten MS
Summer 2019 Methods for updating and major changes to the First Steps education modules (capstone) Jenny Goodyear Michelle Averill MS
Summer 2019 Prenatal Hand Expression of Breast Milk for Women with Low Risk of Pregnancy Complications (capstone) Mary Heid Michelle Averill MS
Summer 2019 The Nutrition Care Process for Infertility (capstone) Jeani Hunt-Gibbon Michelle Averill MS
Summer 2019 Body Mass Index and Breast Cancer Risk Among Pre- and Postmenopausal BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers Samantha Tengs Elizabeth Kirk MS
Summer 2019 Physical Activity Levels, Physical Health, and Mental Health in Early Childcare Education (ECE) Providers and their relationships to Physical Activity Policy and Practices within ECE Centers Rochelle Adriano Elizabeth Kirk MPH
Summer 2019 Low-Income Workers’ Perceptions of Wages, Food Acquisition, and Wellbeing Lindsay Beck Jennifer Otten MPH
Summer 2019 A systematic review characterizing farm direct marketing challenges, strategies, and opportunities Casey McCoy Jennifer Otten MPH
Summer 2019 Challenges and Opportunities of School Meal Programs in Five South King County School Districts (capstone) (pdf) Caity Robinson Mary Podrabsky MPH
Summer 2019 Have Inequities in BMI Widened for a Nationally Representative Cohort of Kindergarteners? (thesis) Alicia Yang Jessica Jones-Smith MPH
Winter 2019 Gene Transcription in Monocytes from Chronic Kidney Disease and Healthy Patients Greg Wisont Michael Rosenfeld MPH
Summer 2018 Exploring and Expanding Resources for the Phenylketonuria (PKU) Population Through Community Survey and Recipe Testing with (capstone) (pdf) Holly Anderson Melissa Gunnarson MS
Summer 2018 Diet Quality and Circulating Sphingolipids: The Strong Heart Family Study (thesis abstract) Emily Conner Michael Rosenfeld MS
Summer 2018 Development of a Blenderized Tube Feeding Recipe for Inpatient Use at Seattle Children’s Hospital (capstone report) Erin Phelps Melissa Gunnarson MS
Summer 2018 Parent Perceptions on a Walking School Bus Program among Low-Income Families: A Qualitative Study (thesis abstract) Katie Teller Jason Mendoza MS
Summer 2018 Pre-operative Weight Loss Requirements: are they Beneficial? (capstone report) Kaitlyn Wright Melissa Gunnarson MS
Summer 2018 Validating Smartphone- and Computer-based technologies with GPS for Activity Tracking (thesis abstract) Annie Bradshaw Adam Drewnowski MPH
Summer 2018 Increasing Utilization of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Programs Among Low-Income King County Populations: Perspectives and Recommendations from Stakeholders (capstone report) Liz Gore Mary Podrabsky MPH
Summer 2018 An Intervention to Promote Physical Activity Through Creation of Body-Size Inclusive Spaces (capstone report) Leilah Korbines Mary Podrabsky MPH
Summer 2018 Dietary Intake of Overweight and Obese Men Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer Before and After a Lifestyle Intervention (thesis abstract) Britt Myer Marian Neuhouser MPH
Summer 2018 An Evaluation of Current Lunchroom Food Waste and Potential Food Rescue Programs in a Washington State School District (thesis abstract) Courtney Schupp Jennifer Otten MPH
Summer 2018 Compliance to a Prescribed Eating Frequency Protocol (thesis abstract) Tracey Tran Marian Neuhouser MPH
Summer 2018 Analysis of Child Undernutrition Intervention Priorities Among Nutrition Stakeholders from Multiple Low and Middle-Income Countries (thesis abstract) Sophia Wang Scott Ickes MPH
Summer 2018 Development and Implementation of The Wellness Project for Sororities at The University of Washington (capstone report) Natalie Zimmer Mary Podrabsky MPH
Spring 2018 Use of a Nutrient Rich Foods Index to Study the Effect of Seattle’s Minimum Wage Ordinance on Supermarket Food Prices by Nutrient Quality (thesis abstract) Catherine House Jennifer Otten MS
Spring 2018 Is There a Role for Myeloid Cell-derived Versican in Diabetes-accelerated Atherosclerosis (thesis abstract) Katie Osterbauer Michael Rosenfeld MS
Winter 2018 Food Insecurity and Diabetes Self-Management among Youth and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes (thesis abstract) Kimberly Polacek Ortiz Jason Mendoza MPH
Autumn 2017 Examination of the Associations Between Indices of Maternal Capabilities on Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices and Nutrition Status Among Children in East and Southern Africa (thesis abstract) Courtney Davis Scott Ickes MS
Autumn 2017 Examining Food Procurement Characteristics in Washington State Child Care Settings (thesis abstract) Monica Lazarus Jennifer Otten MPH
Summer 2017 Characteristics of Bariatric Patients on Home Parenteral Nutrition (thesis abstract) Theresa Bergholz Lingtak-Neander Chan MS
Summer 2017 Player-Reported Fluid Intake and Measured Hydration Status in NCAA Division I Football Players During Fall Training Camp (thesis abstract) Kelly Finan Marian Neuhouser MS
Summer 2017 Association of Whole Grain Intake with Diabetes and Subclinical CVD in the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis: A Sensitivity Analysis (thesis abstract) Molly Haas Michelle Averill MS
Summer 2017 A Qualitative Study of U.S. Food Waste Programs and Activities at the State and Local Level (thesis abstract | JHEN abstract) Chris Benson Jennifer Otten MPH
Summer 2017 Changes in Self-Efficacy and Outcome Expectations from Child Participation in Bicycle Trains for Commuting to and from School (thesis abstract | HE&B Abstract) Cathy Huang Jason Mendoza MPH
Summer 2017 School Lunch Entree Components Before & After Implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010: A Secondary Data Analysis (thesis abstract) Lauren Mozer Donna Johnson MPH
Summer 2017 A Qualitative Study on the Development and Adoption of the First State-Wide Comprehensive Food Service Guidelines for Improving the Health and Productivity of State Employees (thesis abstract) Lauren Rice Jennifer Otten MPH
Summer 2017 Farmers Market Use and Perceived Barriers to Farmers Market Access Among SNAP Recipients in Washington State (thesis abstract) Gaelen Ritter Scott Ickes MPH
Summer 2017 Exploration of Learning Goals and Learning Outcomes in Two Community Kitchens in Seattle (thesis abstract) Toi Sennhauser Donna Johnson MPH
Summer 2017 Seattle’s Minimum Wage Ordinance did not affect Supermarket Food Prices by Processing Category (thesis abstract) Amanda Spoden Jennifer Otten MPH
Summer 2017 Physical Activity and Subclinical Measures of Atherosclerosis: Study Replication and Sensitivity Analysis (thesis abstract) Julian Whitford Michelle Averill MPH
Summer 2017 Stress, Obesogenic Dietary Behaviors, and Obesity in Non-Hispanic White and Hispanic Women (dissertation abstract) Sepideh Dibay Moghadam Shirley Beresford PhD
Winter 2017 Assessing Sodium Content of Foods in Two Seattle-King County Food Banks (thesis abstract) Sarah Craven Jesse Jones-Smith MPH
Winter 2017 Self-Reported Perceptions and Practices of University Students Who Adhere to Special Restrictive Diets: A Pilot Study (thesis abstract) Toni Fiordalis Marian Neuhouser MS
Winter 2017 Trends in Prices of Fresh vs. Ultra-Processed Foods: Analyses of Seattle-King Country Prices from 2004-16 (thesis abstract) Terry Hawk Adam Drewnowski MS
Autumn 2016 Eating Perceptions of University Students Who Are Following a Special Restrictive Diet: The Food and Health Survey (thesis abstract) Francesca Simonella Marian Neuhouser MS
Autumn 2016 Diet and Adipose Tissue Inflammation (thesis abstract) Lisa Weigle Mario Kratz MS
Autumn 2016 Exploring Factors that Influence Adoption and Implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in Washington State (thesis abstract) Kayla Bell Donna Johnson MPH
Autumn 2016 Increasing Farmers Market Access among Low-Income Shoppers in Washington State:  Understanding the Role of Peer-to-Peer Programs (thesis abstract) Danielle Hamilton Donna Johnson MPH
Autumn 2016 An Analysis of the Adoption and Implementation of Breastfeeding Policies in Washington State Clinics (thesis abstract) Shelly Johnston Donna Johnson MPH
Summer 2016 Comparison of Objectively and Subjectively Measured Sedentary Behavior in Men with Prostate Cancer and a History of Androgen-Deprivation Therapy Use (thesis abstract) Jamie Clayton Dori Rosenberg MS
Summer 2016 The Relationship of Diet Quality and Blood Serum Lipid Levels in a Population at High Risk for Diabetes: The Strong Heart Family Study (thesis abstract) Sophie Kauffman Amanda Fretts MS
Summer 2016 Evaluation of Select Food Additive Exposures in Children with Crohn’s Disease (thesis abstract) C. Kaulani Swan Johanna Lampe MS
Summer 2016 Sodium in School Lunches Before and After Implementation of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 (thesis abstract) Torissa Sorenson Donna Johnson MPH
Summer 2016 The Association between Vitamin K2 Intake and Glucose Homeostasis in Individuals with and without Chronic Kidney Disease (thesis abstract) Hsin-Hui (Katty) Tseng Mario Kratz MS
Summer 2016 Gardening for Health: Patterns of Gardening and Fruit and Vegetable Consumption on the Navajo Nation (thesis abstract) Mei Yook (Lisa) Woo India Ornelas MPH
Summer 2016 Low- vs. High-Glycemic Load Diet: Effects on Postprandial Plasma Free Fatty Acid Levels (thesis abstract) Sarah Yanez Michael Rosenfeld MS
Spring 2016 Analysis of Media Coverage on Breastfeeding Policy in Washington State (thesis abstract) Alessandra DeMarchis Donna Johnson MPH
Spring 2016 The Role and Requirement for Glutathione in Parkinson’s Disease (dissertation abstract) Laurie Mischley Michael Rosenfeld PhD
Spring 2016 The Effect of Glucose vs. Fructose Beverages on Low-Grade Systemic Inflammation (dissertation abstract) Jessica Kuzma Mario Kratz PhD
Winter 2016 Food Shopping Trip Characteristics Before and After the Light Rail (thesis abstract) Jessica Jew Brian E. Saelens MPH
Winter 2016 Accuracy of Volumetric vs. Weight Measurement in Nutrient Analysis for Research (thesis abstract) Emma Partridge Marian Neuhouser MS
Autumn 2015 Factors influencing water consumption at school among adolescents in King County, Washington: A qualitative study based on the Social Ecological Model (thesis abstract) Nora Downs Donna Johnson MPH
Autumn 2015 Measuring Plate Waste: Validity and Inter-Rater Reliability of the Quarter-Waste Method (thesis abstract) Katherine Getts Donna Johnson MPH
Autumn 2015 Exploring the Use of Seattle’s Farmers’ Market Incentive Program (“Fresh Bucks”) by Household Food Security Levels (thesis abstract) Elizabeth Hulbrock Jennifer Otten MPH
Autumn 2015 Association Between Soda Consumption and Body Mass Index in the University of Washington Twin Registry (thesis abstract)  Anna Eney  Joseph Delaney MS
Autumn 2015 Effects of excessive energy intake from fructose- vs. high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)- vs. glucose-sweetened beverages on fasting plasma IGF-1 and IGFBP-3 concentrations (thesis abstract) Katrina Hoch Mario Kratz MS
Autumn 2015 The sodium potassium ratio: adherence to guidelines in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (thesis abstract) Emily Kurlak Joseph Delaney MS
Autumn 2015 Evaluation of Patient Characteristics, Indications, and Effectiveness of Home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN) Therapy in Obese Adult Patients (thesis abstract) Jisun Park Lingtak-Neander Chan MS
Summer 2015 SNAP-Based Incentives for Healthy Food Access: Comparing Socio-demographic Factors of SNAP Shoppers at Farmers Markets to SNAP Participants in Washington State (thesis abstract) Jamie Bachaus Donna Johnson MPH



Summer 2015 Compliance with an Intense Dietary Intervention and Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes (thesis abstract) Lisa Eberly Mario Kratz MPH



Summer 2015 Taxomic and Functional Characterization of Human Gut Microbes Involved in Dietary Plant Lignan Metabolism (thesis abstract) Isaac Elkon Johanna Lampe MS



Summer 2015 Diesel Exhaust Exposure and N-acetyl-cysteine Supplementation In-utero and Atherosclerotic Lesion Progression (thesis abstract) Jenna Harrigan Michael Rosenfeld MS



Summer 2015 Demographic, Physical, and Behavioral Characteristics Associated with TV Parenting Practices Among Latino Parents of Preschool-Aged Children (thesis abstract) Catherine Karlak Jason Mendoza MS



Winter 2015 Restaurant Response to the San Francisco Toy Ordinance: Changes in Toy Marketing and Children’s Menu Options (thesis abstract) Sara Diedrich Jennifer Otten MPH



Winter 2015 The Association between Baseline Fructose Consumption and Baseline Biomarkers of Inflammation in a Randomized Controlled Feeding Trial (thesis abstract) Ke (Claire) Luo Marian Neuhouser MS
Autumn 2014 The Influence of Caregivers and Meal Decision Makers on the Nutritional Content of Fast Foods Purchased for Children (thesis abstract) Doris Chung Jennifer Otten MPH
Autumn 2014 Red Cell Distribution Width and Fall Events in Older Adults (thesis abstract) Anna Heninger Lingtak-Neander Chan MS
Autumn 2014 Effects of State and Federal Legislation on a Sample of Local Public School District Wellness Policy Scores over Time (thesis abstract) Alexandra Kaufman Donna Johnson MPH
Autumn 2014 An Examination of Nutritional Outcomes from an Intensive Outpatient Pediatric Feeding Program for Children with Feeding Difficulties (thesis abstract) Carrie Ramsdell Donna Johnson MS
Autumn 2014 Association between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Obesity in a Pediatric Population (thesis abstract) Ge (Lilly) Wang Donna Johnson MS
Autumn 2014 Adherence to Micronutrient Supplementation in Bariatric Patients (thesis abstract) Qianxiong (Cherry) Zheng Lingtak-Neander Chan MS
Summer 2014 Longitudinal Associations between Home Food Environment and Diet Quality in Children (thesis abstract) Jonae Perez

Brian E. Saelens

Summer 2014 The Cost of Healthy Foods in Seattle, WA: Price Trends from 2004-2014 (thesis abstract) Katherine Freeman Adam Drewnowski MS
Summer 2014 Differential Effects of Fatty Acids on an In Vitro Model of Hepatocyte Steatosis (thesis abstract) Srilekha Karunanithi

Alan Chait

Summer 2014 Assessing the Impact of Post-Purchase Barriers on Fruit and Vegetable Consumption: A Secondary Analysis of a Survey of SNAP Recipients at Seattle Farmers Markets (thesis abstract) Maia Kurnik Donna Johnson MPH
Summer 2014 Can School Lunches Deliver Better Nutrition Without Sacrificing Palatability?  An Evaluation of Nutritional Adequacy of School Lunches in Urban Washington State (thesis abstract) Diana Reid Donna Johnson MPH
Spring 2014 Relationship between socioeconomic status and fruit and vegetable intake among Washington middle school students (thesis abstract) Marina Mednik-Vaksman Donna Johnson MPH
Spring 2014 Comparison of Gut Microbial Community in Infants and Toddlers with and without Phenylketonuria (thesis abstract) Melissa Edwards Johanna Lampe MS
Spring 2014 Eating well and paying less: A study of positive deviance (thesis abstract) Cara Davis Adam Drewnowski MPH
Winter 2014 Socioeconomic trends in household food expenditures: Comparing objective food shopping receipts vs. Self-reports (thesis abstract) Zhongyuan Liu Adam Drewnowski MPH
Winter 2014 Variation in WIC Cash-Value Voucher Redemption Rates among American Indian Reservation Communities In Washington State (thesis abstract) Kimberly C. McLaury Donna Johnson MPH
Winter 2014 Metabolome response to glycemic load in a randomized, controlled, crossover feeding trial in humans (thesis abstract) Sally Barton Johanna Lampe MS
Winter 2014 Association between objective measurement of walking activity and neighborhood walkability (thesis abstract) Liang-Dar Hwang Glen Duncan MS
Autumn 2013 Relationship between parental use of praise and child weight outcomes in the FOCUS pediatric obesity study (thesis abstract) Carrie Dennett Brian Saelens MPH
Autumn 2013 Development of the DESK (Disinhibited Eating Score for Koreans) Questionnaire: Examining the relationship between eating cues and food intake in the corporate-working population of Seoul, Korea (thesis abstract) Young Mee (Mya) Kwon Marian Neuhouser MPH
Autumn 2013 Barriers to WIC Benefits Redemption among Participants in Washington State abstract (thesis abstract) Shelly Najjar Donna Johnson MPH
Autumn 2013 Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 response to vitamin D supplementation in obese and non-obese men and women (thesis abstract) Kelly Ahern Mario Kratz MS
Autumn 2013 Predictors of Responsiveness to Vitamin D Supplementation and Outcomes Assessment in Patients Undergoing Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery (thesis abstract) Jessica Kim Lingtak-Neander Chan MS
Autumn 2013 A comparison of the effect of consuming a fructose-, glucose-, or aspartame-sweetened beverage on ad libitum caloric intake (thesis abstract) Laura Tobias Mario Kratz MS
Summer 2013 Do screen time policies matter? The association between the presence of screen time policies in child care facilities and child care provider knowledge, provider advocacy and facility practices (thesis abstract) Elizabeth Aong Donna Johnson MPH
Summer 2013 Assessing green space as a correlate of physical activity among twins (thesis abstract) Isabel Kanholm Glen Duncan MPH
Summer 2013 District Market: A pilot marketing study (thesis abstract) Krista Ulatowski Adam Drewnowski MPH
Summer 2013 Chronic stress alters serum lipids: effects due to “stress eating” versus metabolic changes (thesis abstract) Allison Parker Michael Rosenfeld MS
Summer 2013 Metabolism of Plant Lignans by Human Intestinal Bacteria (thesis abstract) Seth Yoder Johanna Lampe MS
Summer 2013 Obtaining nutritional information for dietary assessment (thesis abstract) Marc Zimmerman Marian Neuhouser MS
Spring 2013 The association between access to water and sugary-sweetened beverage consumption in 37 schools in King County (thesis abstract) Sepideh Dibay Moghadam Donna Johnson MPH
Spring 2013 Acquired copper deficiency post-Roux-en-Y gastric bypass Surgery: A systematic review (thesis abstract) Amanda Wood Lingtak-Neander Chan MS
Winter 2013 Eating Frequency, Disease-Related Biomarkers and Appetite (dissertation abstract) Martine (Petey) Perrigue Marian Neuhouser PhD
Winter 2013 Assessment of parenting stress as measured by the parenting stress index-short form related to treatment and management of a child with phenylketonuria (thesis abstract) Angela Thanh Tam Stevenson Shirley A.A. Beresford MPH
Winter 2013 Prevalence of anemia and use of red cell distribution width as a predictive tool in a bariatric surgery population (thesis abstract) Kelly Peterson Lingtak-Neander Chan MS
Autumn 2012 Effects of voluntary running on inflammation and tumor progression in mice (dissertation abstract) Jorming Goh Warren Ladiges PhD
Autumn 2012 Associations among grade, sex and free and reduced price lunch eligibility with use of nutrition labels in middle and high school students (thesis abstract) Elisabet Eppes Donna Johnson MPH
Autumn 2012 The effect of meal preparation time on food expenditure and menu quality in family child-care homes in King County, Washington (thesis abstract) Emily Faerber Donna Johnson MPH
Autumn 2012 The use of 100% fruit juice as a fruit and vegetable equivalent in snacks served in federally-subsidized child care homes (thesis abstract) Juli Louttit Donna Johnson MPH
Autumn 2012 Is healthy happy? The affective impact of the Renton Menu Labeling Project in an adolescent population (thesis abstract) Katherine Potestio Donna Johnson MPH
Autumn 2012 Restricted eating behavior in children with PKU and HPA (thesis abstract) Sarah Bailey Cris Trahms/Donna Johnson MS
Autumn 2012 Self-efficacy of monitoring eating choices associated with autonomy, fruit and vegetable intake and BMI in the MOVE’M Study (thesis abstract) Kailee Farnum Shirley A.A. Beresford MS
Autumn 2012 Relationship between aerobic fitness and academic achievement in Seattle secondary school children (thesis abstract) Jamie Kowatch Glen Duncan MS
Spring 2012 Fast-food consumption and the fast-food environment (thesis abstract) Richard Lau Glen Duncan MPH
Spring 2012 Effects of differentially sweetened beverages on hepatic and adipose tissue de novo lipogenesis in healthy young adults (thesis abstract) Sarah Shimer Mario Kratz MPH
Summer 2012 What’s on the menu? An evaluation of the foods served in Federally-subsidized child care homes (thesis abstract) Bridget Igoe Donna Johnson MPH
Summer 2012 Comparing food desert and non-food desert residents by key socio-demographic variables, distance to supermarkets, supermarket type by price, diet quality and obesity in King Co, WA (thesis abstract) Lola Sachiko
Adam Drewnowski MPH
Summer 2012 A twin study of the relation between age at dieting onset and to adult BMI and dieting behaviors (thesis abstract) Erin Enriquez Glen Duncan MS
Winter 2012 The effects of high- and low-glycemic load diets on subjective mood and energy levels in normal weight and overweight/obese adults (thesis publication) Kara Breymeyer Marian Neuhouser MPH
Winter 2012 Area-level measures of deprivation predict food patterns among 7th grade students in Washington State (thesis abstract) Russell Owen Donna Johnson MPH
Winter 2012 Clinical outcomes following pre-and post-operative vitamin D supplementation in Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patients (thesis abstract) Charlotte Neilson Lingtak-Neander Chan MS