FREELAND-GRAVES, JEANNE

Jeanne H Freeland

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

Bess Heflin Centennial Professor in Nutritional Sciences

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

Phone: 512-471-0657

Office Location
PAI 444

Postal Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Nutritional Sciences, College of Natural Sciences
103 W 24TH ST A2703
PAI 5.20
Austin, TX 78712

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 university 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

 

*Lee, Jane J, Jeanne H Freeland-Graves, M Reese Pepper, Wurong Yu, Bugao Xu. Efficacy of thigh volume ratios assessed via stereovision body imaging as a predictor of visceral adiposity, measured by magnetic resonance imaging. American Journal of Human Biology. Jul-Aug;27(4):445-57, 2015.

 

*Lee, JJ, J Freeland-Graves, MR Pepper, P Stanforth, B Xu. Prediction of android and gynoid body adiposity via a three-dimensional sterovision body imaging system and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry. Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Sep-Oct;34(5):367-77, 2015.

 

Freeland-Graves Jeanne, Tamara Mousa, Namratas Sanjeevi. Nutritional requirements for manganese, In: Manganese in Health and Disease; eds, Aschner, Michael and Costa, Lucio J; Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing, London. pp. 34-75, 2015.

 

Freeland-Graves Jeanne H, Namrata Sanjeevi, Jane J Lee. Global perspectives on trace element requirements. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. Jul;31:135-41, 2015.

 

*Lee, Jane, Tasha Beretvas, Jeanne H Freeland-Graves. Abdominal adiposity distribution in healthy and diabetic/pre-diabetic populations: a meta-analysis. Journal of Obesity. 2014:697264. Epub Nov 26, 2014.

 

Sandstead, Harold, Jeanne Freeland-Graves. Dietary phytate, zinc and hidden zinc deficiency. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. Oct;28(4):414-7, 2014.

 

*Lee, Jane, Jeanne H Freeland-Graves, M Reese Pepper, Ming Yao, Bugao Xu. Predictive equations for central obesity via anthropometrics, stereovision imaging, and MRI in adults. Obesity (Silver Spring). Mar;22(3):852-62, 2014.

 

Freeland-Graves J, J Lee, T Mousa and J Elizondo. Patients at risk for trace element deficiencies: bariatric surgery. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. Oct;28(4):495-503, 2014.

 

*Cahill JM, Freeland-Graves JH. 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, Nitzke S. 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.

 

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

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

Andersen, Ole, James F Collins, Hiroko Kodama and Jeanne Freeland-Graves. IX ISTERH Conference. Trace Elements in Health and Disease: Essentiality, Toxicity. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. 2011;26 (S1):1-38, 2011.

*Pepper MR, JH Freeland-Graves, Y Wurong, PR Stanforth, JM Cahill, B Xu. Validation of a 3-dimensional laser body imager for assessment of body volume, circumference, and fat.

Journal of Testing and Evaluation. 39(1): 1-6, 2011.Andersen, Ole, James F Collins, Hiroko Kodama and Jeanne Freeland-Graves. Essentiality, health aspects and toxicity of trace elements in humans. Journal of Trace Elements in
Medicine and Biology. 26(S1):2-3, 2011.

*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, 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. 48:538-547, 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, Freeland-Graves JH, Shah BS; Lu H, Klohe-Lehman DM. 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 Cahil. 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, J 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 lowincome 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 linkeage 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.

*Clarke KK, JH Freeland-Graves, DM Klohe-Lehman, TJ Milani, HJ Nuss and 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):1146-54, 2007.

Previous publications 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