Holly Huye, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Systems

I am a co-investigator on a USDA Agricultural Research Service-funded project for the Delta Obesity Prevention Research Unit (Delta OPRU) . For the Delta OPRU project, I was part of the research team that developed and implemented two nutrition curricula based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This formative work was based on the RE-AIM framework and yielded a total of 12 education sessions consisting of lesson plans, session scripts, education materials and supplemental newsletters. My responsibilities also included training and evaluation of three nutrition educators who served as intervention group leaders/instructors and oversight of dietary assessment consisting of food frequency questionnaire administration training and data collection. Analysis and reporting of process and outcomes data are in process. I also provide leadership for teaching nutrition assessment in our nutrition and dietetics program, encompassing anthropometric, biochemical, clinical, and dietary assessment as well as mentor graduate students on their research projects.

1.Huye, H.F., Connell, C.L., Crook, L.B., Yadrick, K., Zoellner, J. (In-press). Utilizing the RE-AIM framework in formative evaluation and program planning for a nutrition intervention in the Lower Mississippi Delta. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

2.Huye, H.F., Evans, Crook, L., Connell, C. (2013). Development of the Mississippi communities for healthy living nutrition education toolkit. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 45, S52.

3.Connell, C., Landry, A., Huye, H.F., Crook, L., Yadrick, K. (2013). Effectiveness of the Mississippi communities for healthy living (MCHL) nutrition intervention. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 45, S52.

4.Landry, A. Connell, C.L., Huye, H.F. Crook, L, Yadrick, K. (2013). Psychosocial changes in the Mississippi communities for healthy living (MCHL) nutrition intervention. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 45, S51.

5.Huye, H.F., Molaison, E.F., Connell, C.L., Downey, L.H., Zoellner, J.M., & Madson, M.B. (2012). Development of an instrument measuring the perceived attributes of implementing a healthy diet innovation in the lower Mississippi Delta. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 112, A-79.

6.Huye, H., Connell, C., Sample, A. (2012). Validity and reliability of the Delta healthy eating attitudes scale. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 44, S75.

7.Federico, H.A., Molaison, E.F., Downey, L.H., Connell, C.L., Zoellner, J.M., & Madson, M.B. (2011). Identification of attributes that promote the adoption and implementation of 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 111, A-89.

8.Huye, H. A. F. (2011). Development of an instrument measuring the perceived attributes of using a healthy diet innovation. (The University of Southern Mississippi). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 186.

9.Federico, H.A., Hare, C.M, Zoellner, J.M. Crook, L.B., Connell, C.L., & Yadrick, K. (2011). Utilizing the RE-AIM framework in formative evaluation and program planning for a healthy food choice intervention in the Lower Mississippi Delta. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 111, A-80.

10.Thomson, J. Connell, C., Tussing-Humphreys, L., Onufrak, S., Zoellner, J., Federico, H., Yadrick, K. (2011). Impact of change in sugar-sweetened beverage intake on the Healthy Eating Index-2005 score in lower Mississippi Delta adults. FASEB Journal, 25, 594.7.