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FREELAND-GRAVES, JEANNE

Jeanne H Freeland

Bess Heflin Centennial Professor in Nutritional Sciences - NTR Study Abroad Dir.
Department of Nutritional Sciences

Bess Heflin Centennial Professorship in Nutritional Sciences

See below for information on Nutrition Study Abroad!
jfg@mail.utexas.edu

Phone: 512-471-0657

Office Location
PAI

Postal Address
The University of Texas at Austin
NUTRITION SCIENCES
103 W 24TH ST, Stop A2703
AUSTIN, TX 78712-1249

Ph.D., Rutgers University

Research Interests

Dr. Freeland-Graves has focused on obesity, trace elements and food science in her academic career. Her food science textbook was used in over 100 colleges and universities for four editions. Freeland-Graves is the recipient of numerous grants involving obesity, including validation of body composition and methods for detection of obesity. She has been involved with the genetic relationships of obesity with cardiovascular risk factors, liver function markers, and insulin resistance. She also has explored the nutritional, environmental and psychological and social influences on weight retention in minority, low-income women after childbirth, as well as the biological and behavioral responses of both mothers and their children to nutrition and physical activity interventions. Her work in manganese requirements was used in the current dietary recommendations for the trace element, manganese, and the development of reference doses (toxicity levels). Other research in zinc involves its relationship to metabolic syndrome, bioavailability, and taste acuity.

 

Nutrition Study Abroad

Sicily 2017

South Africa 2016

Sicily 2015

South Africa 2014

 

*Mousa T, JH Freeland-Graves. Food security of food recipients of a food pantry and soup kitchen.  Public Health Nutrition. 2019.  In press.

*Kim S, JH Freeland-Graves. Quantifying the Association between Acute Leukemia and Serum Zinc, Copper, and Selenium: A Meta-analysis. Leukemia and Lymphoma. 2018 Dec 5:1-9. doi: 10.1080/10428194.2018.1540043. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30516076.

Freeland-Graves JH, D Jacobvitz, P Kaaang. Role of Grandparents in Childhood Obesity during First Two Years of Life.  Families, Systems, and Health. Journal of Nutritional Health & Food Science. 2018. 6(5):1-11. DOI:10.15226. /jnhfs.2018.001141

*Sanjeevi N, JH Freeland-Graves. Association of grocery expenditure relative to Thrifty Food Plan cost with diet quality of women participating in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2018 118(12) : 2315–2323. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2018.07.015.

*Sanjeevi N, Freeland-Graves J, Hersh M.. Food insecurity, diet quality and body mass index of women participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: The role of intrapersonal, home environment, community and social factors. Appetite. 2018 Jun 1;125:109-117. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.01.036. Epub 2018 Feb 7. PMID: 29427689.

*Mousa TY, Freeland-Graves JH. Impact of food pantry donations on diet of a low-income population. International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition. 2018 Apr 27:1-10. doi: 10.1080/09637486.2018.1466271. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29701137.

*Sanjeevi N, Freeland-Graves J, Beretvas SN, Sachdev PK. Trace element status in type 2 diabetes: A meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Diagnostic Research. 2018 May;12(5):OE01-OE08. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2018/35026.11541. PMID: 29911075.

*Sachdev PK, Freeland-Graves J, Beretvas SN, Sanjeevi N. Zinc, Copper, and Iron in Oral Submucous Fibrosis: A Meta-Analysis. International Journal of Dentistry. 2018 Jun 26;2018:3472087. doi: 10.1155/2018/3472087. eCollection 2018. PMID: 30046309.

*Sanjeevi N, Freeland-Graves J. Monthly Variations in Dietary Intake of Women Participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2018 Jul 28. pii: S2212-2672(18)30755-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2018.05.012. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 30064878.

*Mousa T, JH Freeland-Graves. Diet quality of clients of a soup kitchen. International Journal of Advanced Nutritional and Health Science.  2018 6 (1): 266-277. DOI:10.23953/cloud.ijanhs.343. ISSN 2348-5140.

*Mousa TY, JH Freeland-Graves. Organizations of food distribution and rescue. Public Health. 2017 Sep 6;152:117-122. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2017.07.031. Epub ahead of print PMID: 28888134.

Sun J, B Xu, J Lee, JH Freeland-Graves. Novel body shape descriptors for abdominal adiposity prediction using magnetic resonance mages and stereovision body images. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 Oct;25(10):1795-1801. doi: 10.1002/oby.21957. Epub 2017 Aug 26. PMID: 28842953.

*Mousa T, JH Freeland-Graves. Motivations for volunteers in food rescue nutrition. Public Health  2017 Aug;149:113-119, 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2017.04.004. PMID: 28595063.

*Sanjeevi NS, JH Freeland-Graves, GC George.  Relative validity and reliability of a weekly, semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire for women participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2017 Dec;117(12):1972-1982. e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2017.05.013. Epub 2017 Jun 29.PMID: 28669810.

*Tabbakh T, JH Freeland-Graves. Influence of the Home Environment on Diet Quality and Weight Status of Adolescents. International Journal of Nutritional Science. 2016. 1(2): 1009-1016.

 Freeland-Graves, J. H., Mousa, T. Y., & Kim, S. (2016). International Variability in Diet and Requirements of Manganese: Causes and Consequences. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology.2016 Dec;38:24-32. doi: 10.1016. PMID: 27264059.

*Tabbakh T, JH Freeland-Graves. Healthy eating attitude: a mediator of nutrition knowledge and dietary quality using the Healthy Eating Index-2010 in young women. Journal of Women’s Health, Issues & Care. 2016;5:2. doi:10.4172/2324-8793.1000116.

*Tabbakh T, Freeland-Graves JH. The Home Environment: A Mediator of Nutrition Knowledge and Diet Quality in Adolescents. Appetite. 2016 Oct 1;105:46-52. doi: 10.1016/j.appet. 2016.05.002.  PMID: 27170447.

Sun J, B Xu, JH Freeland-Graves. Automated quantification of abdominal adiposity by magnetic resonance imaging. American Journal of Human Biology.  2016 Nov;28 (6):757-766. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.22862. Epub 2016 Apr 28. PMID: 27121449.

*Tabbakh T, JH Freeland-Graves. Development and validation of the Multidimensional Home Environment Scale (MHES). Eating Behaviors. 2016 Aug;22:76-82. doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2016.03.031. PMID: 27089386.

*Lee JJ, JH Freeland-Graves, MR Pepper, PR Stanforth, B Xu. Prediction of android and gynoid body adiposity via a three-dimensional stereovision body imaging system and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Journal of the American College of Nutrition. 34(5):367-77, 2015. doi: 10.1080/07315724.2014.966396.

*Lee JJ, Freeland-Graves JH, Pepper MR, Yu W, Xu B. Efficacy of thigh volume ratios assessed via stereovision body imaging as a predictor of visceral adipose tissue measured by magnetic resonance imaging. American Journal of Human Biology. 27(4):445-57, 2015. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.22663.

Freeland-Graves JH, T Mousa, NSanjeevi. Nutritional Requirements for Manganese, In: Manganese in Health and Disease; ed. Aschner, Michael and Costa, Lucio J; Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing, London. 2015, pp. 28-68.

Sandstead  H, JH Freeland-Graves. Dietary phytate, zinc and hidden zinc deficiency. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. 28 (4): 414-417, 2014.. doi: 10.1016/j.jtemb.2014.06.015.  Epub 2014 Jul 11.PMID: 25087156.

*Lee JJ, SN Beretvas, JH Freeland-Graves. Abdominal adiposity distribution in healthy and diabetic/pre-diabetic populations: a meta-analysis, Journal of Obesity. 2014;2014:697264. doi: 10.1155/2014/697264. PMID: 25525511.

Freeland-Graves JH, N Sanjeevi, JJ Lee. Global perspectives on trace element requirements. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. 31:134-141, 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.jtemb  doi: 10.1016.2014.04.006. PMID: 24912973.

*Lee JJ, JH Freeland-Graves, M Reese Pepper, M Yao, B Xu.  Predictive equations for central obesity via anthropometrics, stereovision imaging, and MRI in adults. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Mar;22(3):852-62. doi: 10.1002/oby.20489. Epub 2013 Dec 2. 12/2/2013

Lee, JJ, JH Freeland-Graves, M Reese Pepper, P Stanforth, Bu Xu. Prediction of Total and Regional Body Adiposity via a Three-Dimensional Stereovision Body Imaging System and Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry.  Journal of the American College of Nutrition.  2015 Apr 27:1-11. [Epub ahead of print]. 4/27/15.

Freeland-Graves JH, JJ Lee, T Mousa, JJ Elizondo. Patients at Risk for Trace Element Deficiencies: Bariatric Surgery. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. 28 (4):495-503, 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtemb.2014.06.015. PMID:25087156.

*Cahill JM, JH Freeland-Graves. The influence of motivations to eat on weight status and diet quality.  In: Diet Quality: An Evidence-Based Approach. Preedy VR, Hunter L-A, Patel VB, Eds. In: Nutrition and Health, Springer Science + Business Media: New York, 2:101- 114, 2013.

Freeland-Graves JH, S Nitzke. Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Total diet approach to healthy eating. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 113(2):307-317, 2013. doi.10.1016/j.jand.2012.12.013. PMID:23351634.

* Pepper MR, JH Freeland-Graves, W Yu W, PR Stanforth, B Xu. Evaluation of adult body adiposity, size, and shape by stereovision imaging. Journal of Testing and Evaluation. 41(1):131-140, 2013.

Andersen O, JH Freeland-Graves. Recent developments in trace element research. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology.  26(2-3):59-60, 2012.

*Cahill JM, JH Freeland-Graves, BS Shah, H-X Lu, RM Pepper. Determinants of weight loss after an intervention in low-income women in early postpartum. American College of Nutrition. 31(2):133-143, 2012.

Freeland-Graves JH, JJ Lee. Global multiplicity of dietary standards for trace elements. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. 26(2-3):61-65, 2012.

Andersen O, JH Freeland-Graves, eds. IX ISTERH Conference. Trace Elements in Health and Disease: Essentiality, Toxicity Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology.

26(2-3): 59-214, 2012.

*Tabbakkh T, JH Freeland-Graves. Effective strategies for obesity prevention in underserved at-risk groups. Journal of Food & Nutritional Disorders. 1:1-2, 2012.

Andersen O, JF Collins, H Kodama, JH Freeland-Graves. IX ISTERH Conference.  Trace Elements in Health and Disease: Essentiality, Toxicity. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. 26 (S1):1-38, 2011.

*Pepper MR,  JH Freeland-Graves, Y Wurong, PR Stanforth,  JM Cahill, B Xu.   Evaluation of a Rotary Laser Body Scanner for Body Volume and Fat Assessment .  Journal of Testing and Evaluation. 39:1-6, 2011.

Andersen O, JF Collins, H Kodama, JH Freeland-Graves. Essentiality, health aspects and toxicity of trace elements in humans.  Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. 2011; 26(S1):2-3.

*Cahill JM, JH Freeland-Graves, BS Shah BS, H Lu.  Motivations to eat are related to diet

quality and food intake in overweight and obese, low-income women in early postpartum.

Appetite. 55(2): 263-270, 2010.

*Shah BS, JH Freeland-Graves, JM Cahill, H Lu, GR Graves. Diet quality as measured by the healthy eating index and the association with lipid profile in low-income women in early postpartum. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 110(9):274-279, 2010.

*Voruganti SV, G Cai, JM Proffitt, DM Klohe, KC Jordan, MA Lane, JH Freeland-Graves. Short term weight loss in low-income women improves plasma zinc and metabolic syndrome risk factors. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. 24:271-276, 2010.

* Pepper MR, JH Freeland-Graves, W Yu, P Stanforth, J Cahill, M Mahometa, B Xu.  Validation of a 3-dimensional laser body scanner for assessment of waist and hip circumferences.  Journal of the American College of Nutrition. 29 (3):179-88, 2010.

*Bose T, VS Vorunganti, ME Tejero, J Proffitt, LA Cox, JL VandeBerg, MC Mahaney, J Rogers, JH Freeland-Graves, SA Cole, AG Comuzzie. Identification of a QTL for adipocyte volume and of shared genetic effects with aspartate aminotransferase. Biochemical Genetics. 48 (5-6):538-547, 2010.

Xu B, W Yu, X Yao, Q Li, PMR Pepper, JH Freeland-Graves. A three-dimensional surface imaging system for assessing human obesity.  Optical Engineering. 48 (10):107204-11, 2009.

*Bose T, SV Voruganti, ME Tejero, JM Proffitt, L Cox, JL VandeBerg, MC Mahaney, J Rogers, JH Freeland-Graves, SA Cole, AG Comuzzie. Quantitative loci regulating plasma levels of gamma glutamyl transferase and albumin and their genetic correlations with cardiovascular risk factors. Experimental Biology and Medicine. 234 (12):1519-24, 2009.

*Bose T; L Alvarenga, J Carlos, JH Freeland-Graves, ME Tejero, VS Voruganti, JM Proffitt,

SA Cole, AG Comuzzie. Association of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 with adipocyte number, insulin resistance and liver function markers. Journal of Medical Primatology. 38:418-424, 2009.

*Cahill JM, JH Freeland-Graves, BS Shah BS; H Lu, DM Klohe-Lehman. Development and

validation of the Eating Stimulus Index in low-income, minority women in early postpartum. 

Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 109:1593-1598, 2009.

Freeland-Graves JH, JM Cahill.  International dietary standards for trace elements. Cell Biology and Toxicology, 24: 363-367, 2008.

*Jordan KC, JH Freeland-Graves, DM Klohe-Lehman, SV Voruganti, JM Proffitt, HJ Nuss, TJ Milani, TM Bohman. A nutrition and physical activity intervention promotes weight loss in low-income mothers of young children. Nutrition Research. 28(1):13-20, 2008.

*Voruganti VS, ME Tejero, JM Proffitt, SA Cole SA, JH Freeland-Graves, AG Comuzzie. Characterization of ghrelin in pedigreed baboons: Evidence for heritability and pleiotropy. Obesity. 16(4): 804-10, 2008.

*Tejero ME,  IP Rodriguez, JM Proffitt, GB Hubbard, JH Freeland-Graves, KW Peebles, AG Comuzzie, SA Cole. Adipokine expression is associated with adipocyte volume in baboons. Cytokine. 41:150-154, 2008.

Matthys C, ML Bogle, DD Canter, JH Freeland-Graves, L Lafferty, A Lenihan, J O’Sullivan Maillet, K McClusky, A Raguso, JC Rodriguez, M Laskowski-Sachnoff. Final Report of the Phase 2 Future Practice & Education in Task Force. American Dietetic Association. pp. 1-94, 2008.

*Nuss HJ, G George G, DM Lehman, KK Clarke, TJ Milani, JH Freeland-Graves. Greater nutrition knowledge is associated with lower 1-year postpartum weight retention in low-income women. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 107:1801-1806, 2007.

*Voruganti SV, ME Tejero, JM Proffitt, SA Cole, JH Freeland-Graves, AG Conmuzzie. Genome-wide scan of plasma cholecytstokinin in baboons shows linkage to human Chromosome 17. Obesity Research. 17(8):2043-2050, 2007.

Nitzke S, JH Freeland-Graves. Position Statement on: Total diet approach to communicating food and nutrition information. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 107(7):1224-1232, 2007.

Matthys C, ML Bogle, DD Canter, J Freeland-Graves, L Lafferty, A Lenihan, J O’Sullivan Maillet, K McClusky, A Raguso, JC Rodriguez, M Laskowski-Sachnoff. Draft Report of the Phase 2 Future Practice & Education Task Force. American Dietetic Association. pp. 1-84, 2007.

*Clarke KK, JH Freeland-Graves, DM Klohe-Lehman, TJ Milani, HJ Nuss, S Laffrey.  Promotion of physical activity in low-income women using pedometers. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 107:962-967, 2007.

*Klohe-Lehman M, KK Clarke, JH Freeland-Graves.  Low-income overweight/obese mothers act as agents of change to improve food choices and fat habits in their 1-3 year old children. Journal of the American College of Nutrition. 26(2): 196-208, 2007.

                           Charles M Ragus Award of the American College of Nutrition.

                                       BEST SCIENTIFIC PAPER OF 2007

*Clarke KK, JH Freeland-Graves, DM Klohe-Lehman, TM Bohman. Predictors of weight loss in low-income mothers of young children. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 107(7):1146-1154.

*Designates a graduate student of Dr. Freeland-Graves. . 107(7):1146-54, 2007.

Publications prior to 2007 are not listed.

Freeland-Graves has received the Charles M Ragus Best Scientific Paper of 2007 Award by the American College of Nutrition for her research, the Distinguished Alumna Award, Georgian Court College Hall of Honor 2008; and the James W. Vick Excellence Award for Academic Advising. She has had many leadership positions, serving as Chair, Faculty Women, UT Austin, four times; Chair, Association of Nutrition Departments and Program (USA); Chair, Department of Human Ecology; Head, Nutrition Division, UT Austin; Director, Research Interest Sections, American Society of Nutrition; UT Representative, Leadership Texas; and Media Spokesperson, Wheat Industry Council. Her food science textbook and laboratory manual have been used in over 100 colleges and university for four editions. Currently, she is the Director, International Nutrition, and has led the Nutritional Sciences study abroad programs that study nutrition, food, and health since 2006. In 2015 students went to Sicily; in previous years they studied in Guadalajara, México; Córdoba, Argentina; Seville, Spain; Syracuse (Sicily), Italy; Singapore; and Vietnam; and Cape Town and Stellenbosch, South Africa. In addition, she has been honored to serve on the Food Advisory Committee, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Scientific Policy Committee, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Board; and as President, International Society of Trace Element Research in Humans (www.isterh.com).

NTR 306, Fundamentals of Nutrition

NTR 353, Field Experience in Nutritional Sciences (Study Abroad)

NTR 390, Advances in Nutritional Sciences I