TitleDepartment Head, Distinguished Professor
Office BuildingWagner Hall
Mailing AddressWagner Hall 425
Health & Nutritional Sciences-Box 2275A
Brookings, SD 57007
BiographyDr. Kendra Kattelmann is a registered dietitian, Distinguished Professor and Department Head, 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.
EducationPh.D. Nutrition, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, August 1993.
M.S. Home Economics with emphasis in Foods & Nutrition, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, August 1984.
B.S. Nutrition and Food Science, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, May 1977.
Dietetic Internship, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. 1977-1978.
Command and General Staff College (USAR School) Graduate, Ft Leavenworth, Kansas, 1992, (NCAA accredited), graduate certificate in organizational management and leadership.
Academic Interests/ExpertiseDr. Kattelmann's teaching experiences focus on the education of future dietetic practitioners.
- Nutrition and Dietetics Education
- Community based interventions for healthy lifestyle
- Interventions with young adults for healthier diets
Awards and Honors• 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
• 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
GrantsDr. Kattelmann has been extensively funded to support her research agenda of improving healthful behaviors through lifestyle changes. Funding agencies have included NIFA/USDA and NIH.
Professional MembershipsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Practitioners, Council
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior
American Society for Nutrition
American Society for Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
Work ExperienceCURRENT POSITION EXPERIENCE
2017-present Department Head, Health and Nutritional Sciences Department, South Dakota State University. Responsible for managing department of over 25 full-time faculty and staff in the delivery of five programs with over 600 graduate and undergraduate students.
1997 to 2017 Distinguished Professor and Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics, Health and Nutritional Sciences Department, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota. Promoted to professor August 2006 and Distinguished Professor, 2017. Responsible for administration of the dietetics program, teaching upper level nutrition and/or graduate courses, recruiting and graduate advising, maintaining successful research program, managing grant budgets, and supervising staff of graduate research assistants.
1996-1997 Professional Research Assistant, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado. Assess nutritional status and plan appropriate intervention policies/strategies for pediatric patients with developmental disabilities. Developed the nutrition component of the CoLEND program, a Maternal and Child Health training grant in neurodevelopmental and related disabilities for leaders in health-related disciplines.
Adjunct Professor, Math and Sciences Department, Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Responsible for teaching Foundations of College Biology and Introduction to Nutrition. Coordinated a 3 + 1 transfer program with Colorado State University.
Nutrition Consultant, Rocky Mountain Home Health Care Agency, Denver, Colorado.
1995 Health Promotion Program Specialist. Organized and conducted extensive community health promotion programs to State Department employees and their families residing in Central and South America. Coordinated the programs with other health agencies and marketed the programs through local newspaper, radio and TV network. Developed and presented nutrition seminars and programs to the community.
1993-1994 Adjunct Professor, Florida State University-Panama Canal Branch, Republic of Panama. Developed and taught a dynamic nutrition course as science elective.
Substitute Teacher, Department of Defense Dependent Schools, Republic of Panama. Employed a minimum of 4 days per week as an on-call teacher for the Curundu Junior High School.
1990-1992 Clinical Dietitian, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington. Assessed nutrition status of pediatric, surgery, and general medicine patients and planned appropriate intervention. Served as the nutrition support dietitian in absence of full-time nutrition support dietitian. Counseled patients and families reference their nutrition care. Mentored dietetic students. Developed and taught a graduate level nutrition course to pediatric dental residency students.
1987-1990 Research Assistant, Graduate Nutrition Area, University of Missouri Columbia. Conducted biochemical-nutrition research to assess interactions between iron and copper affecting their bioavailability. Used the following techniques: double perfusion of isolated rat intestine, measurement of radioisotopes Fe59 and Cu67, atomic absorption spectrophotometry, gel electrophoresis, and ELISA. Presented seminars to small groups at the university and large groups at the Federation of American Society of Experimental Biologists conferences.
1985-1987 Adjunct Professor, College of Nursing and Health Science, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska. Developed and taught a nutrition science curriculum to nursing students. Televised the course to students in isolated areas.
1986 Adjunct Professor, Hotel, Food Service, and Tourism, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska. Developed and taught an introductory nutrition course to Restaurant Management students.
Adjunct Professor, Dietetics and Nutrition, Anchorage Community College, Anchorage, Alaska. Developed and taught food management courses to dietetic technician students.
1982 1984 Research Assistant, Nutrition Laboratory, Home Economics Department, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas. Conducted research to assess influence of dietary fat intake on lipid metabolism.
1981 1982 Staff Clinical Dietitian, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. Provided nutritional care and education for gastroenterology, hematology, surgery, psychiatric, and cardiology patients. Provided individual and small group nutrition instruction. Mentored dietetic intern students.
1979-1981 Chief, Production and Service Branch, Food Service Division, General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Responsible for the production and service of meals to patients and staff of 500-bed community hospital.
1978-1979 Chief, Clinical Dietetics Branch, Food Service Division, General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Responsible for nutrition care and education of the hospitalized patient, individual and group instruction of the out patient, and community nutrition education classes. Supervised staff of six employees. Developed and administered summer health camp for overweight children.
Area(s) of ResearchDr. 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.”
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