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About Kendra Kattelmann

Dr. Kendra Kattelmann is a registered dietitian, Department Head and Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics, Health and Nutritional Sciences Department. Dr. Kattelmann maintains an active research program that focuses on prevention of excessive weight gain in young adults through healthful dietary choices and environmental support. She also has work focusing on prevention of type 2 diabetes through traditional dietary patterns of the Native American. Dr. Kattelmann has been funded nationally by National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Food and Agriculture and is currently engaged in several projects with NC1193 Multi-State Team Healthy Campus Consortium investigators collaborating with Cooperative Extension partners for obesity prevention of young adults and children. Additionally, her work focuses on supporting public policy to support healthful environment that is “making the healthy choice the easy choice.” She is a past-president of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior.

Positions

Present Professor and Director Didactic Program in Dietetics, South Dakota State University
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Curriculum Vitae



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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Professor, South Dakota State University, 2017.
  • Gold Author Award, Journal Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2016, 2017.
  • F.O. Butler Award for Distinction of Excellence in Research, South Dakota State University, February 2015
  • Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, bestowed to those who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the profession of dietetics and nutrition, September 2014
  • Distinguished Researcher, College of Education and Human Sciences, 2014
  • 2013 Excellence in Practice for Research Award, a national award, chosen by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Education

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1993 Ph.D., University of Missouri
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1984 M.S., University of Arkansas
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1977 B.S., South Dakota State University
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Refereed Journal Articles (89)