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Research interests

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Breast Feeding
Weights and Measures
Pediatric Obesity

Differential effects of obesity on eosinophilic vs. non-eosinophilic asthma subtypes

Mukadam, S., Zacharias, J., Henao, M. P., Kraschnewski, J. & Ishmael, F., Jul 3 2018, In : Journal of Asthma. 55, 7, p. 720-725 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Adrenal Cortex Hormones

Introductory Overview of the Natural Experiments for Translation in Diabetes 2.0 (NEXT-D2) Network: Examining the Impact of US Health Policies and Practices to Prevent Diabetes and Its Complications

Duru, O. K., Mangione, C. M., Rodriguez, H. P., Ross-Degnan, D., Wharam, J. F., Black, B., Kho, A., Huguet, N., Angier, H., Mayer, V., Siscovick, D., Kraschnewski, J., Shi, L., Nauman, E., Gregg, E. W., Ali, M. K., Thornton, P. & Clauser, S., Feb 1 2018, In : Current Diabetes Reports. 18, 2, 8.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Diabetes Complications
Public Policy
Health Policy
Healthcare Financing
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Investigating the effectiveness of webinars in the adoption of proven school wellness strategies

Hoke, A. M., Francis, E. B., Hivner, E. A., Lipsett Simpson, A. J., Hogentogler, R. E. & Kraschnewski, J., Mar 1 2018, In : Health Education Journal. 77, 2, p. 249-257 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nurse Administrators
Policy Making

Major Depressive Disorder Screening Remains Low Even Among Privately Insured Adolescents

Sekhar, D. L., Ba, D. M., Liu, G. & Kraschnewski, J. L., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Pediatrics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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