Kathleen Yadrick, Ph.D., R.D.

Chair and Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Systems

community-engaged nutrition and lifestyle intervention research
addressing health disparities through community-engaged research
opportunities to work with ongoing externally funded projects

Cuy Castellanos D, Downey L, Graham-Kresge S, Yadrick K, Zoellner J, Connell CL. Examining the diet of post-migrant Hispanic males using the Precede-Proceed model: predisposing, reinforcing, and enabling dietary factors. J Nutr Ed Behav 2012. DOI: 10.1016/j.jneb.2012.05.013


Zoellner J, Hill J, Zynda K, Sample A, Yadrick K. Environmental perceptions and objective walking trail audits inform a community-based participatory research walking intervention. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2012;9:6. http://www.ijbnpa.org/content/9/1/6. doi:10.1186/1479-5868-9-6. PMCID: PMC3283478


Connell CL, Zoellner JM, Yadrick MK, Chekuri SC, Crook LB, Bogle ML. Energy density, nutrient adequacy and cost per serving can provide insight into food choices in the Lower Mississippi Delta. J Nutr Ed Behav 2012:44:147-153. DOI: 10.1016/j.jneb.2011.02.003.


Thomson JL, Tussing-Humphreys LM, Onufrak SJ, Connell CL, Zoellner JM, Bogle ML, Yadrick K. Simulated reductions in consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages improves diet quality in Lower Mississippi Delta adults. Food and Nutrition Research. 2011; 55: 7304 - DOI: 10.3402/fnr.v55i0.7304. PMCID: PMC3198507

Thomson JL, Tussing-Humphreys LM, Onufrak SJ, Zoellner JM, Connell CL, Bogle ML, Yadrick K. A simulation study of the potential effects of healthy food and beverage substitutions on diet quality and total energy intake in Lower Mississippi Delta adults. J Nutrition 2011;141:2191-2197. First published online October 26, 2011; doi:10.3945/jn.111.144659

Thomson J, Onufrak S, Connell C, Zoellner J, Tussing-Humphreys L, Bogle ML, Yadrick K. Food and beverage choices contributing to dietary guidelines adherence in the Lower Mississippi Delta. Public Health Nutrition 2011; doi:10.1017/S1368980011001443.

Zoellner, J.M., Connell, C., Madson, M., Wang, B., Reed, V., Molaison, E., & Yadrick, K. H.U.B City Steps: Methods and early findings from a community-based participatory research trial to reduce blood pressure among African Americans International. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011, 8:59 doi:10.1186/1479-5868-8-59. PMCID: PMC3127969


Anderson-Lewis C, Cuy-Castellanos D, Byrd A, Zynda K, Sample A, Reed VB, Beard M, Minor L, Yadrick K. Utilizing mixed methods to measure the perception of community capacity in an academic-community partnership for a walking intervention. Health Promotion Practice 2012;13:788-796. doi:10.1177/1524839911404230


McGee, B.B., Johnson, G.S., Yadrick, M. K., Simpson, P.M., Gossett, J.M., Thornton, A., Richardson, V., Johnson, C. , Bogle, M.L. Food shopping perceptions, behaviors and ability to purchase healthy food items in the Lower Mississippi Delta. J Nutr Ed Behav. 2011;43:339-348. doi:10.1016/j.jneb.2010.10.007


Kennedy BM, Prewitt TE, Strickland E, Yadrick K, Threadgill P, Champagne C, McGee B, McCabe-Sellers B, Bogle ML. Academic partnerships and key leaders emerging from communities in the Lower Mississippi Delta (LMD): A community-based participatory research model. Journal of Cultural Diversity 2011;18:90-94.

Thomson JL, McCabe-Sellers B, Strickland E, Lovera D, Nuss HJ, Yadrick K, Duke S, Bogle ML. Development and evaluation of WillTry: an instrument for measuring children's willingness to try fruits and vegetables. Appetite 2010;54:465-472.

Ndirangu M, Yadrick K, Graham-Kresge S, Hales B, Avis A, Bogle ML. Community and academic partnerships: a description of the Lower Mississippi Delta Nutrition Intervention Research Project. Int Public Health J 2010;2(2):231-242.

Downey LH, Cuy Castellanos D, Yadrick K, Threadgill P, Kennedy B, Strickland E, Prewitt TE, Bogle ML. Capacity building for health through community based participatory nutrition intervention research in rural communities. Family and Community Health 2010; 33(3):175-185. doi: 10.1097/FCH.0b013e3181e4bb58

Downey LH, Cuy-Castellanos D., Yadrick K., Williams M, and Bogle ML. Identifying community-based participatory processes that work: academic partner's perspective. Health Promotion Practice Online First, published on June 8, 2010 as doi:10.1177/1524839909353743.

Zoellner J, Bounds W, Connell C, Yadrick K, Crook L. Meaningful messages: Adults in the Lower Mississippi Delta provide cultural insight into strategies for promoting the MyPyramid. J Nutr Ed Behav 2010;42:41-50.

Zoellner J, Connell C, Powers A, Williams-Avis A, Yadrick K, Bogle ML. Does a 6-month pedometer intervention improve physical activity and health among vulnerable African Americans? A feasibility study. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 2010; 7:224-231.

Kennedy BM, Prewitt TE, Strickland E, Yadrick K, Threadgill P, Champagne C, McGee B, McCabe-Sellers B, Bogle ML. Emerging leadership from communities in the Lower Mississippi Delta. Journal of Rural Community Psychology 2009;E12 (Summer).

McCabe-Sellers B, Strickland E, Lovera D, Yadrick MK, Bogle ML. Strategies for promoting healthy weight and healthy lives for children in the Delta. Race, Gender, and Class 2009;16:133-140.

Zoellner J, Powers A, Avis-Williams A, Ndirangu M, Strickland E, Yadrick K. Compliance and acceptability of maintaining a 6-month pedometer diary in a rural, African American community-based walking intervention. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 2009;6:475-482.

Zoellner J, Connell C, Bounds W, Crook L, Yadrick K. Nutrition literacy status and preferred nutrition communication channels among adults in the Lower Mississippi Delta. Prev Chronic Dis 2009;6(4). http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2009/oct/08_0016.htm. PMCID: PMC2774642

McGee, BB, Richardson, V, Johnson, G, Thornton, A, Johnson, C, Yadrick, K, Ndirangu, M, Goolsby, S, Watkins, D, Simpson, P, Hyman, E, Stigger, F, Bogle, ML, Kramer, T, Strickland, E, McCabe-Sellers, B. Perceptions of factors influencing healthy food consumption behavior in the Lower Mississippi Delta: focus group findings. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 2008;40:102-109.

Ndirangu M, Yadrick K, Bogle ML, Graham-Kresge S. Community- academia partnerships to promote nutrition in the Lower Mississippi Delta: Community members’ perceptions of effectiveness, barriers and factors related to success. Health Promotion Practice 2008. 9:237-245.

Pawlak R, Brown D, Meyer MK, Connell C, Yadrick K, Johnson JT, Blackwell A. Theory of Planned Behavior and multivitamin supplement use in Caucasian college females. Journal of Primary Prevention 2008; 29:57-71