Carol Connell, Ph.D., R.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Systems

Food Security, Food Access, Theory-based nutrition interventions, community-based nutrition interventions,

Thomson, J.L., Landry, A.S., Zoellner, J.M., Tudor-Locke, C., Webster, M., Connell, C., Yadrick, K. (2012). Several steps/day indicators predict changes in anthropometric outcomes: HUB City Steps. BMC Public Health, 12, 983. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-983.

Connell, C.L., Zoellner, J.M., Yadrick, M.K., Chekuri, S.C., Crook, L.B., Bogle, M.L. (2012) Energy density, nutrient adequacy and cost per serving can provide insight into food choices in the Lower Mississippi Delta. Journal of Nutrition Education & Behavior, 44, 148-153. doi:10.1016/j.jneb.2011.02.003

Thomson, J.L., Tussing-Humphreys, L.M., Onufrak, S.J., Connell, C.L., Zoellner, J.M., Bogle, M.L., Yadrick, K. (2011). Simulated reductions in consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages improves diet quality in Lower Mississippi Delta adults. Food and Nutrition Research. doi:10.3402/fnr.v55i0.7304.

Thomson, J.L., Tussing-Humphreys, L.M., Onufrak, S.J., Zoellner, J.M., Connell, C.L., Bogle, M.L., Yadrick, K. (2011). 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. Journal of Nutrition, 141:2191-2197.

Zoellner, J.M., You, W., Connell, C., Smith-Ray, R.L., Allen, K., Tucker, K.L., Davy, B.M., Estabrooks, P.A. (2011). Health literacy is associated with healthy eating index scores and sugar-sweetened beverage intake: Findings from the Rural Lower Mississippi Delta. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 111, 1012-1020.

Thomson, J., Onufrak, S., Connell, C., Zoellner, J., Tussing-Humphreys, L., Bogle, M., Yadrick, K. (2011) Food and beverage choices contributing to dietary guidelines adherence in the Lower Mississippi Delta. Public Health Nutrition, 14:2099-2109. doi:10.1017/S1368980011001443.

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

Cuy-Castellanos, D., Connell, C., Lee, J. (2011) Factors affecting weight gain and dietary intake in Latino males residing in Mississippi: a preliminary study. Hispanic Healthcare International, 9(2);9-98.

Zoellner, J., Bounds, W., Connell, C., Yadrick, K., Crook, L. (2010) Meaningful messages: Adults in the Lower Mississippi Delta provide cultural insight into strategies for promoting the MyPyramid. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 42, 41-50.

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

Molaison, E.F., Taylor, K., Erickson, D., Connell, C.L. (2009) The use and perceptions of concept mapping as a learning tool by dietetic interns and preceptors. Journal of Allied Health,38(3), e-97-e-103.

Zoellner J, Bounds W, Connell C. (2009) Community Health Advisors’ perceptions of the 2005 Dietary Guidelines and MyPyramid. Journal of Extension, 47(2), Article No. 2FEA4.

Zoellner, J., Connell, C., Bounds, W., Crook, L., Yadrick, K. (2009). Nutrition literacy status and preferred nutrition communication channels among adults in the Lower Mississippi Delta. Preventing Chronic Disease, 6(4),

Pawlak R., Brown, D., Meyer, M.K., Connell, C., Yadrick, K., Johnson, J.T., Blackwel,l A. (2008) Theory of Planned Behavior and multivitamin supplement use in Caucasian college females. Journal of Primary Prevention, 29, 57-71

Champagne, C., Casey, P.H., Connell, C.L., Stuff, J.E., Gossett, J.M., Harsha, D. W. McCabe-Sellers, B., Robbins, J.M., Simpson, P.M. Weber, J.L., Bogle, M.L. (2007) Poverty and food intake in rural America: diet quality is lower in food insecure adults in the Mississippi Delta. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 107, 1886-1894.

Connell, C.L., Yadrick, M.K., Simpson, P., Gossett, J., McGee, B., Bogle, M.B. (2007) Food adequacy in the Lower Mississippi Delta. Journal of Nutrition Education & Behavior, 39(2), 77-83.

Zoellner, J., Connell, C., Santell, R., Fungwe, T., Strickland, E., Avis, A., Yadrick, K., Lofton, K., Rowser, M., Powers, A., Luscas, G.D., Bogle, M. (2007) Fit for Life Steps: Results of a community walking intervention in the rural Mississippi Delta. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Action, 1.1(Spring 2007), 49-60.

Stuff, J.E., Casey, P.H., Connell, C.L., Champagne, C.M., Gossett, J.M., Harsha, D., McCabe-Sellers, B., Robbins, J.M., Simpson, P.M., Szeto, K.L., Weber, J.L., Bogle, M.L. (2007) Household food insecurity and obesity, chronic disease and chronic disease risk factors. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 1(2), 43-62.

Ndirangu, M., Perkins, H., Yadrick, K., West, J.R., Bogle, M.L., Avis, A., Santell, R., Connell, C. (2007) Conducting needs assessment using the Comprehensive Participatory Planning and Evaluation (CPPE) model to develop nutrition and physical activity interventions in a rural community in the Mississippi Delta. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Action, 1.1(Spring 2007), 41-48.

Casey, P.H., Simpson, P.M., Gossett, J.M., Bogle, M.L., Champagne, C.M., Connell, C., Harsha, D., McCabe-Sellers. B., Robbins, J.M., Stuff, J.E., Weber, J. (2006) Child and Household Food Insecurity is Associated with Childhood Overweight Status. Pediatrics, 118(5), e1406-e1413.

Wilson, G., Molaison, E., Pope, J., Hunt, A.E., Connell, C.L. (2006) Nutritional status and food insecurity in hemodialysis patients. Journal of Renal Nutrition,16(1), 54-58.

Molaison, E.F., Connell, C.L., Stuff, J.E., Yadrick, K., Bogle, M.L. (2005) Influences on fruit and vegetable consumption in African American youth. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 37, 246-251.

Pawlek, R.M., Connell, C., Brown, D.M., Meyer, M.K., Yadrick, K. (2005) Predictors of multivitamin supplements use among African American female students: a prospective study utilizing the Theory of Planned Behavior. Ethnicity and Disease, 15, 540-548.

Connell, C.L., Lofton, K. L., Yadrick, K., Rehner, T.A. (2005) Children’s experiences of food insecurity can assist in understanding its affect on their well-being. Journal of Nutrition, 135, 1683-1690.

Casey, P.H., Szeto, K.L., Robbins, J.M., Stuff, J.E., Connell, C., Gossett, J.M., Simpson, P.M. (2005). Child health-related quality of life and household food security. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. 159(1), 51-56.

Tucker, K.L., Maras,J., Champagne, C., Connell, C., Goolsby, S., Weber, J., Zaghloul, S., Carithers, T., Bogle, M.L. (2005) Development of a regional food frequency questionnaire based on food contributors to energy and nutrients in the Mississippi Delta Region of the United States. Public Health Nutrition. 8(1), 87-91.

Connell, C.L., Nord, M., Lofton, K.L., Yadrick, K. (2004) Food security of older children can be assessed using a standardized survey instrument. Journal of Nutrition 134 (1), 2566-2572.

Stuff, J., Casey, P., Szeto, K., Gossett, J., Robbins, J., Simpson, P., Connell, C., Bogle, M.L. (2004) Household food insecurity is associated with adult health status. Journal of Nutrition. 134 (9), 2330-2335.