Center for Public Health Nutrition

Jennifer Otten, PhD, RD

Selected Articles

Effect of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act on the Nutritional Quality of Meals Selected by Students and School Lunch Participation Rates.

Johnson DB, Podrabsky M, Rocha A, Otten JJ.
JAMA Pediatr. 2016;170(1):e153918. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.3918. abstract

Infographics And Public Policy: Using Data Visualization To Convey Complex Information.

Otten JJ, Cheng K, Drewnowski A.
Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Nov;34(11):1901-7. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2015.0642. abstract

Getting research to the policy table: a qualitative study with public health researchers on engaging with policy makers.

Otten JJ, Dodson EA, Fleischhacker S, Siddiqi S, Quinn EL.
Prev Chronic Dis. 2015;12:E56. doi:10.5888/pcd12.140546. full text

Elevating the impact of nutrition and obesity policy research and evaluation.

Fleischhacker S, Otten JJ, Dodson EA, Siddiqi S.
Prev Chronic Dis. 2015 Apr 30;12:E59. doi: 10.5888/pcd12.150142. No abstract available.

Food Marketing: Using Toys to Market Children's Meals.

Otten JJ.
Minneapolis, MN: Healthy Eating Research; 2014. full text

Harnessing the potential of older adults to measure and modify their environments: long-term successes of the Neighborhood Eating and Activity Advocacy Team (NEAAT) Study.

Winter SJ, Buman MP, Sheats JL, Hekler EB, Otten JJ, Baker C, Cohen D, Butler BA, King AC.
Transl Behav Med. 2014 Jun;4(2):226-7. doi: 10.1007/s13142-014-0264-1. No abstract available.

Impact of San Francisco's Toy Ordinance on Restaurants and Children's Food Purchases, 2011-2012

Otten JJ, Saelens BE, Kapphahn KI, Hekler EB, Buman MP, Goldstein BA, et al.
Prev Chronic Dis 2014;11:140026. doi:10.5888/pcd11.140026. full text

The Stanford Healthy Neighborhood Discovery Tool: A Computerized Audit Tool for Community Residents to Assess Neighborhood Barriers to and Facilitators of Active Living.

Buman MP, Winter SJ, Sheats JL, Hekler EB; Otten JJ, Grieco LA, King AC.
AJPM. 2013;44(4):e41-e47.

Food and Beverage Environment and Procurement Policies for Healthier Work Environments.

Gardner CG, Whitsel LP, Thorndike AN, Marrow M, Otten JJ, Foster GD, Carson JS, Johnson RK.
(In Press, Nutrition Reviews)

Determining who responds better to a computer-delivered vs. human-delivered physical activity intervention: Results from the Community Health Advice by Telephone (CHAT) trial.

Hekler EB, Buman MP, Otten JJ, Castro C, Grieco L, Marcus B, Friedman R, Napolitano, MA, King AC.
IJBNPA. 2013. 10:109. doi:10.1186/1479-5868-10-109, full text

Adherence to a low-fat vs. low-carbohydrate diet differs by insulin resistance status.

McClain AD, Otten JJ, Hekler EB, Gardner CD.
Diabetes Obes Metab. 2013 Jan;15(1):87-90. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1326.2012.01668.x. Epub 2012 Aug 22. 

Neighborhood Eating and Activity Advocacy Teams (NEAAT): engaging older adults in policy activities to improve food and physical environments.

Buman MP, Winter SJ, Baker C, Hekler EB, Otten JJ, King AC.
Transl Behav Med. 2012;2(2):249-53.

Food marketing to children through toys: response of restaurants to the first U.S. toy ordinance.

Otten JJ, Hekler EB, Krukowski RA, Buman MP, Saelens BE, Gardner CD, King AC.
Am J Prev Med. 2012 Jan;42(1):56-60. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2011.08.020.  PMID: 22176847

User's Guide to the Comprehensive Assessment of Population Approaches to Improve Lifestyle Behaviors, online commentary on Population approaches to improve diet, physical activity, and smoking habits: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association.

Gardner, CD, Otten JJ.
Circulation. 2012: published online before print August 20, 2012, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e318260a20b.

The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) and public policy advocacy: a call to action.

Estabrooks P, Pagoto S, Otten J, Pbert L, Stone A, King A, Goggin K, Emmons K.
Transl Behav Med. 2011;1(3):492-6.

Micronutrient quality of weight-loss diets that focus on macronutrients:
results from the A TO Z study.

Gardner CD, Kim S, Bersamin A, Dopler-Nelson M, Otten J, Oelrich B, Cherin R.
Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Aug;92(2):304-12. doi:10.3945/ajcn.2010.29468.

Removing the bedroom television set: a possible method for decreasing television viewing time in overweight and obese adults.

Jones KE, Otten JJ, Johnson RK, Harvey-Berino JR.
Behav Modif. 2010 Jul;34(4):290-8. doi:10.1177/0145445510370994. 

Relationship between self-report and an objective measure of television-viewing time in adults.

Otten JJ, Littenberg B, Harvey-Berino JR.
Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010 Jun;18(6):1273-5. doi: 10.1038/oby.2009.371. Epub 2009 Oct 29. 

Weight-loss Diet Studies: Is the Most Rigorous Trial To Date Generalizable to Public Health?

Dopler-Nelson M, Otten J, Oelrich B, Gardner C.  
Clinical Cardiovascular Risk  Reports, 2010, 4(2):86-88.

Effects of television viewing reduction on energy intake and expenditure in overweight and obese adults: a randomized controlled trial.

Otten JJ, Jones KE, Littenberg B, Harvey-Berino J.
Arch Intern Med. 2009 Dec 14;169(22):2109-15. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2009.430. 

DRI, dietary reference intakes: the essential guide to nutrient requirements.

Otten JJ, Hellwig JP, Meyers LD.
Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press; 2006.