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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, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. She has also been supported by foundations and organizations including the Boy Scouts of America, Kohl's Cares and Highmark Foundation. 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 director of Penn State Project ECHO, part of a national movement to democratize medical knowledge to improve and save lives in rural and underserved communities. Her research leadership roles include serving as the co-lead of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute Community-Engaged Research Core. She is also the vice chair of clinical research for the Department of 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. 

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, Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)

Member, The Obesity Society

Member, The Obesity Society

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Research Output 2006 2019

A patient-centered path to address diabetes: protocol for a study on the impact of obesity counseling

Kraschnewski, J. L., Kong, L., Francis, E., Yeh, H. C., Bryce, C., Poger, J. & Lehman, E., Apr 2019, In : Journal of medical Internet research. 21, 4, e12054.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Insurance Carriers
Weight Loss

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Breast Feeding
Weights and Measures
Pediatric Obesity
Open Access
Major Depressive Disorder
Clinical Protocols
Randomized Controlled Trials

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

Multi-model implementation of evidence-based care in the treatment of opioid use disorder in Pennsylvania

Kawasaki, S., Francis, E., Mills, S., Buchberger, G., Hogentogler, R. & Kraschnewski, J., Nov 1 2019, In : Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 106, p. 58-64 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Opioid Analgesics
Drug Overdose