Jayne Fulkerson is an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota. She received her Ph.D. degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota, Minn, USA. She is the Codirector of the School of Nursing’s Center for Child and Family Health Promotion Research. Her research focuses on child and adolescent eating behaviors and childhood obesity prevention within the context of the family. Specifically, her research is focused on changing the home food environment (mainly through family meals), a key component for improving children’s dietary intake and preventing childhood obesity. She also has extensive experience conducting environmental nutrition interventions and is the PI or Co-I on several NIH-funded childhood obesity prevention or etiological studies. Moreover, she has used her methodological expertise to develop valid and reliable instruments to assess the home food environment and family meals. She also serves as the Codirector of the evaluation and monitoring function of the University of Minnesota’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and she is a member of the statistical core that provides methodological assistance for the National Cancer Institute’s Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC).
Biography Updated on 8 February 2011