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Geb Bastian

Bastian, Geb


Assistant Professor, Extension Nutrition and Health State Specialist

Office Building

Wagner Hall



Mailing Address

Wagner Hall 411
School of Health & Consumer Sci-Box 2275A
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Geb (sounds like Jeb) Bastian is an Assistant Professor in the School of Health and Consumer Sciences, and SDSU's Extension Nutrition and Health State Specialist. Dr. Bastian's research focuses on the evaluation of community-based nutrition education programming, particularly that which serves low-income youth and adolescents. He is the co-author of the Extension curriculum "Rev It Up!" which promotes healthy nutrition and physical activity behaviors to high schoolers from low-income households. Dr. Bastian is the co-chair of the Agricultural Experiment Station Multistate Research Group NC3169: EFNEP-Related Research, Program Evaluation, and Outreach. Moreover, he is the Nutrition Discipline Head at the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Clinic, part of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine's Center for Disabilities.

Dr. Bastian is a Graduate Faculty member for the M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Nutrition and Exercise Science. At this time, Dr. Bastian has no available graduate assistantships for prospective graduate students. Current SDSU undergraduates interested in research with Dr. Bastian should contact him directly.


Ph.D., Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers University, 2022
B.S., Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, 2016

Dr. Bastian is also a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a SD-Licensed Nutritionist.

Extension Responsibilities

Co-author and curriculum coordinator for the "Rev It Up!" curriculum
Evaluation support for Extension projects, including the South Dakota High Obesity Program funded by CDC
Co-Chair of the NC3169 Multistate Research Group, "EFNEP-Related Research, Program Evaluation, and Outreach"
Service in multiple groups and grants including the South Dakota Local Foods Coalition, HEC Justice Challenge Grant, and the NCR-SARE State Food Charter Community of Practice

Professional Memberships

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
American Evaluation Association
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Area(s) of Research

Nutrition education, youth and adolescent nutrition, dietary assessment, local foods, program evaluation, SNAP-Ed/EFNEP, Farm to School, community-based research, food security.

Applications of Research

Refereed Articles

Bastian GE. Exploring Sociodemographic and Chronic Disease Factors Associated with Chronic, Seasonal, Intramonthly, and Intermittent Presentations of Food Security Instability. (2024) J Acad Nutr Diet. DOI: 10.1016/j.jand.2023.12.002 (in press)

Quick V, Errickson LB, Bastian GE, Chang G, Davis S, Capece A, Schoolman ED. (2022) Preserving farm freshness: Consumer preferences for local value-added products at urban farmers markets. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. 11(2):1-22. DOI: 10.5304/jafscd.2022.112.004

Bastian GE, Buro D, Palmer-Keenan DM. (2021) Recommendations for Integrating Evidence-Based, Sustainable Diet Information into Nutrition Education. Nutrients. 13(11):4170. DOI: 10.3390/nu13114170



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