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Dr. Jennifer Kraschnewski joined the faculty of Penn State College of Medicine in July 2009. Dr. Kraschnewski is a clinician-investigator with a research focus on behavioral interventions for, and electronic health record investigations of, healthy lifestyles in both clinical and community settings. Her research has received funding through the NIH through Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. She has more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and her research has been presented and awarded at both the regional and national levels.

Dr. Kraschnewski serves as the Executive Director of Penn State PRO Wellness Center, which is committed to educating and inspiring youth and families to eat well, engage in regular physical activity, and become champions for bringing healthy choices to life. She is also the Director of Research for the Division of General Internal Medicine. In addition to her research and administrative roles, she enjoys teaching internal medicine resident physicians and medical students while caring for patients in the primary care setting. She also serves as the co-lead of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute Community-Engaged Research Core.

Education/Academic qualification

Internal Medicine Residency, Duke University Medical Center

Master of Public Health, University of North Carolina

Primary Care Research, NRSA Fellow, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

MD, University of Wisconsin

External positions

Member, Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)

Member, The Obesity Society

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Research Output 2006 2019

Breastfeeding initiation and duration and child health outcomes in the first baby study

Pattison, K. L., Kraschnewski, J., Lehman, E., Williams, J. S., Downs, D. S., Leonard, K. S., Adams, E. L., Paul, I. & Kjerulff, K., Jan 1 2019, In : Preventive Medicine. 118, p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Breast Feeding
Weights and Measures
Pediatric Obesity

Major Depressive Disorder Screening Remains Low Even Among Privately Insured Adolescents

Sekhar, D., Ba, D. M., Liu, G. & Kraschnewski, J., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Pediatrics. 204, p. 203-207 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Major Depressive Disorder
Current Procedural Terminology
Conduct Disorder
Continuity of Patient Care

Patterns of Gestational Weight Gain and Infants Born Large-for-Gestational Age Across Consecutive Pregnancies

Adams, E. L., Marini, M. E., Leonard, K. S., Downs, D. S., Paul, I., Kraschnewski, J., Kjerulff, K. & Williams, J. S., Mar 1 2019, In : Women's Health Issues. 29, 2, p. 194-200 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gestational Age
Weight Gain

Training teachers to implement physical activity: Applying social cognitive theory

Hivner, E. A., Hoke, A. M., Francis, E. B., Lehman, E. B., Hwang, G. W. & Kraschnewski, J., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Health Education Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self Efficacy
Social Theory
Focus Groups
Randomized Controlled Trials

When a “One Size” Model Doesn't Fit All: The Building Healthy Schools Program

Hivner, E., Hoke, A., Francis, E., Ricci, T., Zurlo, C. & Kraschnewski, J., Feb 12 2019, In : Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 90, 2, p. 8-16 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

school program