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Oklahoma State University

Gail Gates

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Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator

314 Human Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-3845
Fax: (405)744-1357

gail.gates@okstate.edu

Education

Degree Institution Area of Study
Ph.D. Penn State University, State College, PA Nutrition
M.S. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX Nutrition
B.S. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX Food and Nutrition - Dietetics

Expertise

Community nutrition, Food and lifestyle behaviors, Nutrition education, Dietetics education, International nutrition

Publications

Rakotomanana H, Gates GE, Hildebrand D, Stoecker B. Determinants of stunting in children under five in Madagascar. Accepted by Maternal and Child Nutrition, October 2016. Doi 10.1111/mcn.12409

Shriver L, *Wollenberg G, Gates GE. Prevalence of disordered eating and its association with emotion regulation in female college athletes.  International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 2016;26:240-248.  doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2015-0166

*Chongwatpol P, Gates GE.  Differences in body dissatisfaction, weight management practices and food choices of high school students in the Bangkok metropolitan region by gender and school type.  Public Health Nutrition, 2016;19(07):1222-1232.  doi:10.1017/S1368980016000100. http://journals.cambridge.org/repo_A1081ntYX/YYIA

*Wollenberg G, Shriver L, Gates GE. Comparison of disordered eating symptoms and emotion regulation difficulties between female college athletes and non-athletes.  Eating Behaviors, 2015;18:1-6.  doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2015.03.008.

Gates GE, *Amaya L.  Ethics opinion: Dietetics professionals are ethically obligated to maintain personal competence in practice. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2015;115:811-815.

*Humenikova L, Gates GE.  A cross-cultural comparison of dietary intakes and physical activity between American and Czech school-aged children.  Public Health Nutrition 2009;12:986-990. doi:10.1017/S1368980008003546.

*Humenikova L, Gates GE.  Body image perceptions in western and post-communist countries: A cross-cultural pilot study of children and parents.  Maternal and Child Nutrition, 2008;4(3):220-231.

*Humenikova L, Gates GE.  Social, physical and environmental factors and child overweight in a sample of American and Czech school-aged children: A pilot study. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2008;40(4):251-257.

*Humenikova L, Gates GE.  Dietary intakes, physical activity, and predictors of child obesity among 4-6th graders in the Czech Republic.  Central European Journal of Public Health, 2007;15(1):23-28.

*Abebe Y, Stoecker BJ, HindsMJ,Gates GE. Nutritive value and sensory acceptability of corn- and kocho-based foods supplemented with legumes for infant feeding in Southern Ethiopia.  African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development. 2006;6(1): 1-19.

*Humenikova L, Gates GE.  Relation between C-reactive protein and serum and dietary antioxidants in older adults at increased risk for cardiovascular disease.  Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly 2005;24(4):23-37.

Spicer M, Mathule MSL, Kennedy T, Gates G. Predictors of birthweight in healthy women attending a rural antenatal clinic. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development. 2005;5:1-20.

*Holmes TW, Gates GE.  Folic acid fortified breakfast cereal does not improve plasma homocysteine concentrations in healthy older men already consuming a folate-fortified diet. Nutrition Research, 2003;23:435-449.

Gates GE.  Dietetics professionals are ethically obligated to maintain personal competence in practice.  Journal of The American Dietetic Association 2003;103(5): 633-635.

*Holmes TW, Gates GE.  Influences on influences on fruit, vegetable, and grain intake of older men.  Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, 2003;22(3):43-61.

Sasser K, *Contreras M, Taylor C, Gates GE.  Health and nutritional status of elderly food stamp participants.  Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, 2002;22(1):1-14

*Contreras M, Gates GE.  Factors that influence women’s folate intake. Topics in Clinical Nutrition 2002;17:40-48.

*Bode S, Gates GE.  Correlates of success on the DTR credentialing examination.  Journal of The American Dietetic Association, 2001;101:1473-1474.

Keim KS, Gates GE, Johnson CJ.  Dietetics professionals have a positive perception of professional development, Journal of The American Dietetic Association, 2001;101: 820-824.

Keim KS, Johnson CJ, Gates GE.  Learning needs and continuing professional education activities of Professional Development Portfolio participants, Journal of The American Dietetic Association, 2001;101:697-702.

Adair M, Knight NS, Gates GE. Mungbean paste substitution for butter in peanut butter cookies.  Journal of The American Dietetic Association, 2001;101:467-469.

Grandgenett RS, Gates GE, Henley EC, Hudiburg JR, Leonberg B, Dahl L, Nowlin BJ, Smith ER, Spitalnick BS, Babjak P, Rops MS, Pertel DG.  The Professional Development 2001 Portfolio.  Journal of The American Dietetic Association, 1999;99:612-614.

*Holmes TW, Gates GE, Huang JC.  Folate intake and supplement use in older adults.  Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, 1999;19:1-23.  

Gates GE, *Holmes TW.  Folate intake and supplement use in women of childbearing age.  Family Economics and Nutrition Review, 1999;12(1):14-25.

*Howard JH, Gates GE, Ellerseick MR, Dowdy RP.  Investigating relationships among demographics, nutritional knowledge, attitudes and beliefs, and dietary adequacy of the elderly.  Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, 1998;17:35-52.

Gates GE, Sandoval W.  Teaching multiskilling in dietetics education. Journal of The American Dietetic Association, 1998;98:278-284.

Gates GE, McDonald MB.  Comparison of dietary risk factors for cardiovascular disease among African-American and white women.  Journal of The American Dietetic Association, 1997;97:1394-1400.

Gates GE, Cutts M.  Characteristics of effective preceptors.  Journal of The American Dietetic Association, 1995;95:225-227.

Gates GE, Holdt CS, Chotipantawanon P.  Dietitians' human resource management skills enhanced by education and experience.  Journal of the Canadian Dietetic Association, 1994;55:125-128.

Gates GE, McDonald MB, Dalton M.  Nutrition education in Missouri schools: What do teachers need?  Journal of School Health, 1994;64:410-412.

Gates GE, *Meyer GR.  Dietitians' disease-specific nutrition care planning strategies.  Journal of The American Dietetic Association. 1994;94:81-83.

*Dobbins MJ, Gates GE, Hughes KV, Holdt CS, Slusher B.  Biotechnology and food safety: Dietetic professionals' views on BST.  Journal of Nutrition Education, 1994;26:69-73.

Hsieh CF, Holdt CS, Zahler LP, Gates GE.  Manager attitudes toward performance appraisals and effect of evaluations on employee absenteeism and turnover.  Journal of Foodservice Systems, 1994;7:243-254.

Hsieh CF, Holdt CS, Zahler LP, Gates GE.  Use of performance appraisals in non-commercial foodservice systems.  Journal of Foodservice Systems, 1994;7:233-241.

Zahler LP, Keiser AV, Gates GE, Holdt CS.  Staff attitudes towards the provision of nutritional care to Alzheimer's patients.  American Journal of Alzheimer's Care and Related Disorders Research.  1994;9:31-37.

Holdt CS, Sitter K, Gates GE.  Comparison of plate waste estimation measures in a pediatric hospital.  Journal of Foodservice Systems, 1993;7:81-91.

Zahler LP, Holdt CS, Gates GE, Keiser AVK.  Nutritional care of ambulatory residents in special care units for Alzheimer's patients.  Journal of Nutrition of the Elderly, 1993;12(4):5-19. 

*Meyer GR, Gates GE.  Evaluation and comparison of the nutrition care process for persons with diabetes among inpatient and outpatient dietitians.  The Diabetes Educator, 1993;19:403-408. 

*Hickman B, Gates GE, Dowdy R.  Nutrition claims in advertising: a study of four women's magazines.  Journal of Nutrition Education, 1993;25:227-235.

Gates GE.  Using expert review panels to score nutrition case studies.  Journal of Nutrition Education, 1993;25:274-277.

Gates GE.  Performance appraisal of clinical dietitians.  Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 1993;8(3):7-12.

Zahler LP, Keiser AV, Gates GE, Holdt CS.  Nutrition-related training experiences of staff involved in the care of Alzheimer's patients.  American Journal of Alzheimer's Care and Related Disorders Research, 1993;8(2):17-22.

Gates GE, Holdt CS.  Evaluating the performance of clinical dietitians.  Journal of The American Dietetic Association, 1993;93:564-567.

Holdt CS, Gates GE, *Lassa S.  Knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of dietitians and nurses regarding meat.  Journal of Nutrition Education, 1993;25:53-59.

Gates GE.  Clinical reasoning: An essential component of dietetic practice.  Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 1992;7(3):74-80.

Holdt CS, Gates GE.  Performance appraisal in school food service systems. School Food Service Research Review, 1991;15:12-17.

Gates GE, Kris-Etherton PM, Greene G.  Nutrition care planning: Comparison of the skills of dietitians, interns and students.  Journal of The American Dietetic Association, 1990;90:1393-7.

Gates GE, Kennedy SL.  Peer educators reach college students with nutrition information.  Journal of the American College Health 1989;38:95-96.



* Graduate students advised by Dr. Gates.

Presentations

Pogemiller E; *Lauck L, Gates GE. Fresh Rx Healthy Food & Health Care Partnerships: How Food Banks can address chronic disease.  Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Winter Impact Conference, Oklahoma City, OK, December 2016.

*Manni M, Lohrman E, Gates GE.  B.A.L.A.N.C.E.: Evaluating the effectiveness of a 14-week worksite wellness program on reducing metabolic syndrome risk factors.  Poster presentation, Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior annual meeting, San Diego, CA., July 2016.

*Lauck L, Gates GE. Fresh Rx Program Evaluation.  Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK, July 2016.

*Amaya L, Gates GE. Evaluation of the promotion of free school breakfast on consumption and perceptions of school breakfast in Stillwater public schools.  Poster presentation, Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior annual meeting, Pittsburgh, PA., July 2015.

Gates GE. Fad diets for weight loss. Oklahoma State University, University Health Services , Stillwater, OK, December 2014.

*Amaya L, Gates GE.  Evaluation of the promotion of free school breakfast on participation rates and perceptions of school breakfast. Poster presentation, Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior annual meeting, Portland, OR, July 2014

*Amaya LL, Gates GE.  Perceptions of free school breakfast in rural schools.  Poster presentation, Oklahoma State University Research Week, Stillwater, OK, February 2014.

Gates GE.  What influences healthy eating? Invited panel presentation, Giles Symposium on Citizenship and Public Service, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha, OK, September 2013.

*Rodriguez CV, Gates GE.  Impact of summer programs on diet and physical activity in elementary children.  Poster presentation, Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Oklahoma City, OK, April 2013.

How to Publish in JNEB Research, Reports, and GEMS, panel presentation, Society for Nutrition Education, Atlanta, GA, July 2008.

Courses Taught:

Nutrition and Evidence-based Practice I

NSCI  3011

Principles of Nutrition Education & Counseling

NSCI  4373

Advanced Nutrition Education & Counseling

NSCI  5613

Advanced Community Nutrition

NSCI  5713

Non-thesis Creative Component

NSCI 5843

Awards & Recognition

  • 2015 Outstanding Dietetics Educator in a Dietetic Internship, Nutrition and Dietetics Educators of Practitioners Area 4 2015 Outstanding Dietetics Educator in a Dietetic Internship, Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2014
  • 2004 Distinguished Alumna, College of Human Sciences, Texas Tech University.
  • 2000 Regents Distinguished Teaching Award for the College of Human Environmental Sciences, Oklahoma State University.
  • 1994 Outstanding Dietitian of Missouri by the Missouri Dietetic Association

Grants

Robinson H, Hermann J, Gates GE, Parker S. College of Human Sciences Donna Cadwalader Research and Development Grant. “Low Income Older Adults’ Use of Food Pantries as a Way to Cope with Food Insecurity” 7/17-6/18, $2,500.

Croff J (PI), Gates GE (Nutritionist), Wheeler, D.  National Institutes of Health Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE), “Examining the Epidemiology of Folate Status Attributable to Adolescent Alcohol Use”, 7/16-6/17.

Gates GE.  Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, “Evaluation of Regional Food Bank and low income health centers’ Fresh Rx Program” 10/15/15-6/30/16, $5,000.

Gates GE.  Oklahoma State University start-up funding, 3/11-3/13, $50,000.

Gates GE.  National Pork Producers Council, “Protein Intake in Potentially Insulin Resistant Adults: Impact on Glycemic and Lipoprotein Profiles” 4/01-3/02, $16,391.

Gates GE. Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station, “Impacts on Food Choices and Nutritional Status of Americans”, 10/00-9/04, $50,400.

Gates GE. International Research Support Program, Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station, “Impact of Dietary Habits on Birth Weight of Infants in Uganda”, 7/00-6/01, $4,000.

Gates GE.  Oklahoma Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, “Cost Benefit Analysis of the Oklahoma Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program,” 10/99-12/00, $22,608.

Gates GE, Keim KS. Targeted Research Initiative Program, Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station, “Influences of Folate Intake on Elderly Oklahoma Men” 6/98-5/00, $39,000.

Gates GE. Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology, Oklahoma Health Research Program, “Enhancing Prevention of Neural Tube Defects in Oklahoma” 6/98-5/00, $56,268.

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

     

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

     

  • Commission on Dietetic Registration

Service

  • Fulbright Senior Specialist, Kenya, March 2012

     

  • Fulbright Senior Specialist, Ethiopia, January 2007

     

  • Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Editorial Board

     

  • Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Foundation, Board of Trustees

     

  • Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Journal Committee