EducationPhD University of Vermont, 2009 (Animal, Nutrition, and Food Sciences)
MS Tufts University, 1998 (Nutrition Communications)
BS Texas A&M University, 1995 (Nutritional Science)
Contact Infoemail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Otten is an Assistant Professor in Health Services and affiliated with the Nutritional Sciences Program and UW Center for Public Health Nutrition. Dr. Otten received her BS in Nutritional Sciences from Texas A&M University, her MS in Nutrition Communications from Tufts University, her PhD in Animal, Nutrition, and Food Sciences from the University of Vermont, and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Stanford Prevention Research Center in the Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Between 1998-2006, Dr. Otten served in various capacities for the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C., including as a study director and as the organization's first communications director. During this time, Jennifer managed and staffed the inaugural years of the Kellogg Health of the Public Fund and served as study director and co-editor for the IOM's report titled Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs): The Essential Guide to Nutrient Requirements. (Google Scholar Profile) (Download Curriculum Vitae)
Otten JJ, Bachaus J, Hulbrock E. Evaluating Washington State's Healthy Nutrition Guidelines: Report from a Baseline Evaluation of Executive Order 13-06.
Otten JJ. Food marketing: using toys to market children's meals. Minneapolis, MN: Healthy Eating Research: 2014.
Otten JJ, Saelens BE, Kapphahn KI, Hekler EB, Buman MP, Goldstein BA, Krukowski RA, O'Donohue LS, Gardner CD, King AC. Impact of San Francisco's toy ordinance on restaurants and children's food purchases, 2011-2012. Prev Chronic Dis. 2014 Jul 17;11:E122. doi: 10.5888/pcd11.140026. PMID: 25032837 PMCID: PMC4110247
Gardner CD, Whitsel LP, Thorndike AN, Marrow MW, Otten JJ, Foster GD, Carson JA, Johnson RK. Food-and-beverage environment and procurement policies for healthier work environments. Nutr Rev. 2014 Jun;72(6):390-410. doi: 10.1111/nure.12116. Epub 2014 May 6. PMID: 24801009
PI: VIGDOR Dates: 7/1/2015 - 6/30/2018
PI: Otten Dates: 12/1/2014 - 12/31/2015
PI: VIGDOR Dates: 11/24/2014 - 6/30/2020
PI: Johnson Dates: 4/1/2014 - 3/31/2016
PI: Johnson Dates: 2/1/2014 - 7/31/2015
PI: Otten Dates: 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014
PI: Otten Dates: 1/1/2013 - 12/31/2013
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