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Research interests

Dr. Jennifer Kraschnewski joined the faculty of Penn State College of Medicine in July 2009. She is a clinician-investigator with a research focus on behavioral interventions for healthy lifestyles in both clinical and community settings. She has more than 70 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. Under her leadership, Penn State Project ECHO has robust funding support from the Department of Health and Human Services/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, with two grants focused on opioid use disorder and alcohol use in youth within central Pennsylvania. Dr. Kraschnewski is also Principal Investigator of the REACH Project, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Enhancing Hispanic Health in Rural Pennsylvania through healthy lifestyle strategies" (Better Together). She also leads a five-year PCORI-funded study to investigate the impact of obesity counseling on diabetes outcomes utilizing the electronic health records from Penn State, University of Pittsburgh, Johns Hopkins, Temple Health System, University of Utah and Geisinger Health System.

In her prior role as executive director of Penn State PROWellness, she had funding from organizations including PCORI, HRSA, Merck, Boy Scouts of America, Kohl's Cares and the Highmark Foundation.

Teaching and educational interests

In addition to her research and administrative roles, Dr. Jennifer Kraschnewski enjoys teaching internal medicine resident physicians and medical students.

Clinical interests

Along with her other work, Dr. Jennifer Kraschnewski sees 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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Adults want to play too: Feasibility of an adult physical activity program designed to maximize enjoyment

Upham, K., Auer, B. J., Sciamanna, C. N., Mowen, A. J., Smyth, J. M., Conroy, D. E., Silvis, M., Kraschnewski, J. L., Rovniak, L. S., Lehman, E., Kearcher, K., Vizzini, M. & Cesarone, L., Jan 1 2020, In : Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 17, 2, p. 230-235 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Comparing the 5-year diabetes outcomes of sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass the national patient-centered clinical research network (PCORNet) bariatric study

    McTigue, K. M., Wellman, R., Nauman, E., Anau, J., Coley, R. Y., Odor, A., Tice, J., Coleman, K. J., Courcoulas, A., Pardee, R. E., Toh, S., Janning, C. D., Williams, N., Cook, A., Sturtevant, J. L., Horgan, C., Arterburn, D., McBride, C. L., McClay, J., Clark, J. M. & 48 others, Inge, T. H., Lent, M. R., Schlundt, D. G., Duke, M., Smith, S. R., Odegaard, A. O., Desai, N. K., Tavakkoli, A., Cirelli, E., Xanthakos, S. A., Rasmussen-Torvik, L. J., Michalsky, M. P., Daley, M. F., Purcell, G., Murali, S., Emiliano, A., Kost, R. G., Apovian, C. M., Hess, D., Blalock, C. A., Malanga, E., Desai, J. R., Nadglowski, J., Holmes, J. H., Vitello, J., Horberg, M. A., Greenlee, R. T., Fitzpatrick, S. L., Zeiger, R., Conroy, M. B., Bell, D. S., Ard, J., Bian, J., Chan, B., Edwards, M. A., Wee, C., Jones, D. B., Kraschnewski, J. L., Reichard, K., Gordon, H. S., Meltzer, D. O., Roe, E. D., Richardson, W., Malhotra, S., Cowell, L. G., Bazzano, L. A., Brown, J. S. & Cook, A. J., May 2020, In : JAMA Surgery. 155, 5, e200087.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Erratum: A patient-centered path to address diabetes: Protocol for a study on the impact of obesity counseling (JMIR Research Protocols (2019) 8:4 (e12054) DOI: 10.2196/12054)

    Kraschnewski, J. L., Kong, L., Francis, E., Yeh, H. C., Bryce, C., Poger, J. & Lehman, E., Mar 2020, In : JMIR Research Protocols. 9, 3, e17437.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Open Access
  • Feasibility of an Online, Interactive Body Mass Index Parental Notification Letter (e-BMI)

    Hoke, A. M., Poger, J. M., Lehman, E. B. & Kraschnewski, J. L., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of School Nursing.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Network Engagement in Action: Stakeholder Engagement Activities to Enhance Patient-centeredness of Research

    Poger, J. M., Mayer, V., Duru, O. K., Nauman, B., Holderness, H., Warren, N., Vasquez, C., Bibi, S., Rasmussen-Torvik, L. J., Hosseinian, Z., Shi, L., Wallace, J., Goytia, C. N., Horowitz, C. R. & Kraschnewski, J. L., Jun 1 2020, In : Medical care. 58 Suppl 6 Suppl 1, p. S66-S74

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access