Oklahoma State University
Nutritional Sciences
Janice R. Hermann

Janice Hermann

Professor, OCES Adult and Older Adult Nutrition Specialist


Area: FCS

301 Human Sciences
Stillwater OK 74078
 
Phone: 405-744-4601
Fax: 405-744-1357
janice.hermann@okstate.edu

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  • Presentations
  • Research

Educational Background:

Degree Institution Area of Study
Ph.D. Kansas State University Nutrition
M.S. Kansas State University Nutrition
B.S. Kansas State University Nutrition

Service:

  • Cooperative Extension Curriculum Project (CECP) Food, Nutrition and Food Safety (FN&FS) Module Development Team (Co-Chair); Cooperative Extension Service Southern Region
  • Reviewer Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Awards & Recognition:

  • Award for Excellence in Reviewing, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2012
  • Kansas State University College of Human Environmental Sciences Distinguished Research Award, 2010
  • Marguerite Scruggs Award for Meritorious Research in Human Environmental Sciences, 2005
  • Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Outstanding State Program Award, 1999
  • Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service FCS Ambassadors Outstanding Program Award, 1998
  • OHEA Lela O'Toole Research Award, 1990

Research Statement:

My research focuses are on the development and evaluation of older adult nutrition education programs and evaluating factors which affect older adults’ food choices and dietary intake.

Research Areas:

  • Elderly nutrition education
  • Community nutrition education

Grants:

  • Administration on Aging; $22,944. Standard Performance Outcomes Measures Project, 2005, Quigley, K. & Hermann, J.
  • Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $2,682,584. Oklahoma Nutrition Education Program, 2005, Greene-Garrard, D., Parker, S., Shiek, B., Hermann, J., Brown, B. & Siewe, Y.
  • USDA CSREES Children Youth Families at Risk: $133,000. Oklahoma New Communities Project, 2005, Hermann, J., Parker, S., Brown, B., Siewe, B. & Richardson, D.
  • USDA CSREES Children Youth Families at Risk: $123,800. Oklahoma New Communities Project, 2004, Hermann, J., Parker, S., Brown, B., Siewe, B. & Smith, B.
  • Southern Rural Development Center: $28,570. Evaluating Factors Which Affect Nutrition Risk of Title III Elderly Nutrition Program Participants in Rural Oklahoma, 2004. Hermann, J. & Quigley, K.
  • Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $2,012,228. Oklahoma Nutrition Education Program, 2004, Greene-Garrard, D., Parker, S., Shiek, B., Hermann, J., Brown, B. & Siewe, Y.
  • Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $2,140,648. Oklahoma Nutrition Education Program, 2003, Greene-Garrard, D., Parker, S., Shiek, B., Hermann, J., Brown, B., Keim, K. & Siewe, Y.
  • USDA CSREES Children Youth Families at Risk: $136,500. Oklahoma New Communities Project, 2003, Hermann, J., Parker, S., Brown, B., Siewe, Y., Smith, B. & Williams, G.
  • USDA CSREES Children Youth Families at Risk: $132,000. Oklahoma New Communities Project, 2006, Hermann, J., Parker, S., Brown, B., Siewe, B. & Richardson, D.
  • Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $2,542,849. Oklahoma Nutrition Education Program, 2006, Greene-Garrard, D., Betts, N., Hildebrand, D., Shiek, B., Hermann, J., & Brown, B.
  • Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $2,544,672. Oklahoma Nutrition Education Program, 2007, Greene-Garrard, D., Betts, N. Hildebrand, D., Shiek, B., Hermann, J., & Brown, B.
  • USDA Rural Health and Safety Education; $326,000. Empowering Older, Rural Oklahomans and their Communities: Assessment and Education on Contextual Barriers to Positive Nutrition and Health, 2007. Brosi, W., Hermann, J., Johnston, J. & Jaco, L.
  • Southern Rural Development Center; $30,000. Utilizing and Ecological Perspective as Framework for Understanding Native American Elders’ Views of Diabetes for the Development of an Indigenous Action Plan, 2009. Parker, S., Miracle, S. & Hermann, J.
  • Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $2,782,753. Oklahoma Nutrition Education Program, 2008, Greene-Garrard, D., Betts, N., Hildebrand, D., Shiek, B., Hermann, J., & Brown, B.
  • Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $2,966,642. Oklahoma Nutrition Education Program, 2009, Greene-Garrard, D., Betts, N., Shiek, B., Hermann, J., Hildebrand, D., Brown, B.
  • Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $3,075,918. Oklahoma Nutrition Education Program, 2010, Greene-Garrard, D., Phelps, J., Betts, N., Shiek, B., Hermann, J., Hildebrand, D., Brown, B.
  • Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $2,323,411. Oklahoma Nutrition Education Program, 2011, Foster, D., Phelps, J., Betts, N., Shiek, B., Hermann, J., Hildebrand, D., Brown, B.
  • Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $2,079,365. Oklahoma Nutrition Education Program, 2012, Foster, D., Betts, N., Shiek, B., Hermann, J., Hildebrand, D., Brown, B.
  • Irma Manning Award; $4,200. Cooking for One or Two” Curriculum development, training, and implementation (2013), Brown, B. Hermann, J.
  • Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $2,079,365. Oklahoma Nutrition Education Program, 2013, Foster, D., Betts, N., Shiek, B., Hermann, J., Hildebrand, D., Brown, B.

Publications:

  • Jung, S.E., Hermann, J., & Bishop, A. (2013). Impact of nutritional risk on self-care capacity: social support as a source of protection for community-dwelling older adults living in a rural area. The Journal of Frailty & Aging, 2 (3), 145-149.
  • Hermann, J., Brosi, W., Johnston, J.H., & Jaco, L. (2012). Formative assessment of assistance needed with grocery shopping and preparing food among rural community-dwelling older adults. Journal of Extension, 50(1) Article 1RIB5 [On-line] Available at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2012february/pdf/JOE_v50_1rb5.pdf
  • Hermann, J., Brosi, W.A., Johnston, J., & Jaco, L. (2012). Food-related instrumental activities of daily living and reported changes in food intake and weight among rural community-dwelling older adults. Journal of Extension, 50 (1).
  • Hermann, J., Johnston, J., Bailey, W. A., & Jaco, L.  (2012). Evaluation of a Cooperative Extension Service curriculum on empowering older adults with Assistive Technology to grocery shop, prepare food, and eat. Journal of Extension, 50(5). Available at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2012october/iw2.php
  • Jackson, T., Parker, S., Hermann, J., Miracle, S., & Briley, C. (2012). Understanding Native American Women's Views of Physical Activity to Inform Family-Based Program Development. Journal of Extension, [On-line], 50(4) Article 4TOT7. Available at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2012august/tt7.php"
  • Hermann, J., Brosi, W., Johnston, J., & Jaco, L. (2011). Evaluation of a program to empower older adults with assistive technology to grocery shop, prepare food, and eat. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 43(4) p.S1-S46-Supplement1.
  • Hermann, J., Korlagunta K., Parker, S., & Payton, M. (2011). Utilizing the Socio-ecological Model to Evaluate Factors Affecting Older Adult's Ability to Grocery Shop, Prepare Food, and Eat Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 43(4), S24.
  • Johnston, J.H., Brosi, W.A., Hermann, J., & Jaco, L. (2011). The impact of social support on perceived control for older adults: Building blocks to empowerment. Journal of Extension, 49(5) Article 5RIB4 [On-line] Available at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2011october/rb4.php
  • Hermann, J., Brosi, W., Johnston, J., & Jaco, L. (2010). Needing assistance with food-related instrumental activities of daily living and change in food intake and weight among rural older adults. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 42(4) p.S113-S114.
  • Parker, S., Robertson, D., Jackson, T., Miracle, S., & Hermann, J. (2010). Using an Ecological Perspective as a Framework for Understanding Native American Elders’ Views of Diabetes for the Development of an Indigenous Prevention Plan. Economic Research Service/USDA Administrative Publication Number 051, Available at: http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/AP/AP051/AP051.pdf"
  • Phelps, J., Hermann, J., Parker, S., & Denney, B. (2010). Advantages of Gardening as a Form of Physical Activity in an After-School Program. Journal of Extension, Available at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2010december/rb5.php"
  • DeVault, N., Kennedy, T, Hermann, J., Mwavita, M., Rask, P., & Jaworsky, A. (2009). It’s all about kids: Preventing overweight in elementary school children in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 109(4):680-7.
  • Jung, S.E., Parker, S., Hermann, J., & Briley, C. (2009). Comparison of Factors Influencing Perceptions of Body Weight Among Diverse Individuals Receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 41S, S19.
  • Layton, K., Parker, S., Hermann, J., & Williams, S. (2009). Comparison of Socioecologic Factors Affecting Overweight and Obesity among Limited Income African American, Native American and White Women. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 41S, S43.
  • Quigley, K., Hermann, J., & Warde, W. (2008). Identifying Problem Areas Among Congregate Meal Participants. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 40(2),89-93.
  • Hermann, J., Parker, S., Brown, B., Siewe, Y., & Walker, S. (2006). After School Gardening Improves Children’s Reported Vegetable Intake and Physical Activity. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 38, 201-202.
  • Quigley, K., Hermann, J., & Warde, W. (2006). Factors associated with Oklahoma Older Americans Act Nutrition Program participants’ ability to shop, cook and feed themselves. Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, 25(2):69-82
  • Quigley, K., Hermann, J., & Warde, W. (2006). Factors associated with Oklahoma Older Americans Act Nutrition Program participants’ ability to shop, cook and feed themselves. Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, 25(2):69-82.
  • Brown, B. & Hermann, J.   (2005). Cooking classes increase fruit and vegetable intake and food safety behaviors in youth and adults. Journal of Nutritional Education and Behavior, 37(2): 104-105.
  • Smith, B., Brown, B., & Hermann, J. (2003). Impact of a Physical Activity Program Emphasizing Cardiovascular Fitness, Muscular Strength & Flexibility Among Middle-aged Women. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 35:215-216.
  • Hunt, D.J., Stoecker, B.J., Hermann, J., Kopel, B.L., Williams, G.S., & Claypool, P.L. (2002). Effects on nutrition education programs on anthropometric measurements and pregnancy outcomes of adolesents. Journal of American Dietetic Association, 102, S100-102.
  • Rhee, Y.S., Hermann, J., Burnham, K., Arquitt, A.B., & Stoecker, B.J. (2002). The effects of chromium and copper supplementation on mitogen stimulated T-cell proliferation in hypercholesterolemic postmenopausal women. Clinical and Experimental Immunology, 127(3), 463-469.
  • Hermann, J., Brown B., & Heintz, S. (2000). Impact of a nutrition promotion program on dietary behaviors, dietary intake, and health measures in adults over fifty-five years of age. Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, 19:1-14.
  • Hermann, J., Brown, B., & Heintz, S. (2000). Impact of a nutrition promotion program on dietary behaviors, dietary intake, and health measures in adults over fifty-five years of age. Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, 19(3), 1-14.
  • Hermann, J., Chung, H., Arquitt, A., Goad, C., Burns, M., & Chan, B. (1998). Effect of chromium and copper supplementation on plasma lipids and glucose in adults age 50 and above. Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, 18, 27-45.
  • Hermann, J., Goad, C., Arquitt, A.B., Stoecker, B., Porter, R., Chung, H., & Claypool, P. (1998). Effects of chromium, copper, and zinc on plasma lipids in male Japanese quail. Nutrition Research, 18(6), 1017-1027.
  • Hermann, J., Goad, C., Porter, R., Stoecker, B., Adeleye, B., Claypool, P., Arquitt, A., & Brusewitz (1997). Effects of chromium, copper, and zinc on femur fracture force and bone mineral concentrations in male Japenese quail. Nutr. Res., 17, 1529-1540.
  • Hermann, J. & Spallholz, J.   (1996). Nutrition, aging and the Alzheimer's patient. In R.L. Dippel & J.T. Sutton, (eds.). Caring for the Alzheimer's Patient. (3rd ed., pg. 65-81) Buffalo NY: Promethius Books.
  • Hermann, J., Arquitt, A., & Stoecker, B. (1994). Effect of chromium supplementation on plasma lipids, apolipoproteins and glucose in older adults. Nutrition Research, 14, 671-674.
  • Hermann, J., Arquitt, A.B., & Hanson, C.F. (1993). Relationships between dietary minerals and plasma lipids and glucose among older adults. Perspectives in Applied Nutrition, (review), 1, 72.
  • Selk, M. & Hermann, J.   (1993). Teachable moment with single concept cards. Journal of Extension, 31, 29.
  • Hermann, J., Hanson, C.F., & Kopel, B.H. (1992). Fiber intake of older adults: Relationship to mineral status. Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, 11, 21-33.
  • Arquitt, A.B., Stoecker, B.J., Hermann, J., & Winterfeldt, E.A. (1991). Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate, cholesterol, hemoglobin and anthropometric measures related to growth in male adolescents. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 91, 575-579.
  • Hermann, J. (1991). Satellite video conferences for training. Journal of Extension, 29:32:00
  • Hermann, J. & Spallholz, J.   (1991). Comparative toxicity of D and L seleniomethionine in 344 fisher rats. The Journal of Trace Elements in Experimental Medicine, 4, 69-71.
  • Hermann, J., Kopel, B., McCrory, M., & Kulling, F. (1990). Effect of a cooperative extension nutrition and exercise program for older adults on nutrition knowledge, dietary intake, anthropometric measurements, and serum lipids. Journal of Nutrition Education, 22, 271-277.

Presentations:

  • Brown, B. & Wilburn, S., and Hermann, J.   (2014).  Resilience and vulnerability of beef cattle production in the Southern Great Plains under changing climate, land use and markets: Consumer Focus Groups. Livestock, Climate Change and Food Security conference. Madrid