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Jean Wiecha

Public Health Nutritionist

Jean Wiecha, PhD, is a public health nutritionist specializing in obesity and chronic disease prevention among youth and families. She has been in the field of nutrition for more than 25 years and has extensive research and leadership experience in both academia and state government. Areas of expertise and specialization include community-based participatory research, dissemination and implementation of community and school-based youth health promotion strategies, epidemiology and biology of obesity, physical activity and nutrition science, and intervention design and evaluation.

Education

PhD, Human Nutrition, Tufts University; MS, Human Nutrition, Tufts University; BA (cum laude), Biology, Brown University.

Latest Publications

Waterman, M.R., Wiecha, J.M., Manne, J., Tringale, S.M., Costa, E., & Wiecha, J.L. (2014). Utilization of a free fitness center-based exercise referral program among women with chronic disease risk factors. Journal of Community Health, Advance Online Publication .
Wiecha, J.L., Hannon, C., & Meyer, K. (2013). A toolkit to promote fidelity to health promotion interventions in afterschool programs. Health Promotion Practice, 14 (3):370-379.
Hardy, O.T., Kim, A., Ciccarelli, C., Hayman, L.L., & Wiecha, J. (2013). Increased toll-like receptor (TLR) mRNA expression in monocytes is a feature of metabolic syndrome in adolescents. Pediatric Obesity, 8 (1):e19-e23.
Wiecha, J.L., Hall, G., Gannett, E., & Roth, B. (2012). Development of healthy eating and physical activity quality standards for out-of-school time programs. Childhood Obesity, 8 (6):572-576.
Gortmaker, S.L., Lee, R.M., Mozaffarian, R.S., Sobol, A.M., Nelson, T.F., Roth, B.A., & Wiecha, J.L. (2012). Effect of an After-School Intervention on Increases in Children's Physical Activity. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 44 (3):450-457.
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