Jennifer Kraschnewski

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Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medicine
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

Dr. Jennifer Kraschnewski joined the faculty of Penn State College of Medicine in July 2009. She is a clinician-investigator with a research focus on behavioral interventions for healthy lifestyles in both clinical and community settings. She has more than 70 peer-reviewed publications, and her research has been presented and awarded at both the regional and national levels.

Dr. Kraschnewski serves as director of Penn State Project ECHO, part of a national movement to democratize medical knowledge to improve and save lives in rural and underserved communities. Under her leadership, Penn State Project ECHO has robust funding support from the Department of Health and Human Services/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, with two grants focused on opioid use disorder and alcohol use in youth within central Pennsylvania. Dr. Kraschnewski is also Principal Investigator of the REACH Project, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Enhancing Hispanic Health in Rural Pennsylvania through healthy lifestyle strategies" (Better Together). She also leads a five-year PCORI-funded study to investigate the impact of obesity counseling on diabetes outcomes utilizing the electronic health records from Penn State, University of Pittsburgh, Johns Hopkins, Temple Health System, University of Utah and Geisinger Health System.

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Recent Publications

Underuse of SARS-CoV-2–Neutralizing Monoclonal Antibodies in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Paules, C. I., Osevala, N., Lehman, E., Heilbrunn, E. S., Francis, E., Hogentogler, R. E., Kong, L. & Kraschnewski, J. L., Feb 2024, In: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 25, 2, p. 290-295 6 p.

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Pathway From Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis to Action: How to Move People Forward

Boakye, M. D. S., Miyamoto, S., Greenwood, D., Kraschnewski, J., Haitsma, K. V. & Boltz, M., 2023, In: Diabetes Spectrum. 36, 3, p. 264-274 11 p.

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Remodeling Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis: What Individuals Need for Success

Boakye, M. D. S., Miyamoto, S., Greenwood, D., Van Haitsma, K., Boltz, M. & Kraschnewski, J., Mar 2023, In: Clinical Diabetes. 41, 2, p. 273-285 13 p.

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Expanding opportunities for chronic disease prevention for Hispanics: the Better Together REACH program in Pennsylvania

Calo, W. A., Aumiller, B., Murray, A., Crawford, L., Bermudez, M., Weaver, L., Henao, M. P., Gray, N. M., DeLoatch, V., Rivera-Collazo, D., Gomez, J. & Kraschnewski, J. L., 2023, In: Frontiers in Public Health. 11, 1134044.

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Increasing the adoption of evidence-based communication practices for HPV vaccination in primary care clinics: The HPV ECHO study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial

Calo, W. A., Shah, P. D., Fogel, B. N., Ruffin IV, M. T., Moss, J. L., Hausman, B. L., Segel, J. E., Francis, E., Schaefer, E., Bufalini, C. M., Johnston, N., Hogentogler, E. & Kraschnewski, J. L., Aug 2023, In: Contemporary Clinical Trials. 131, 107266.

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The Healthy, Immunized Communities Study: A pilot intervention to increase parents’ intentions to get vaccines for their middle school children

Calo, W. A., Hivner, E. A., Hoke, A. M., Bufalini, C. M., Lehman, E. B. & Kraschnewski, J. L., Apr 2023, In: Vaccine: X. 13, 100273.

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Urban vs. rural differences in psychiatric diagnoses, symptom severity, and functioning in a psychiatric sample

Forrest, L. N., Waschbusch, D. A., Pearl, A. M., Bixler, E. O., Sinoway, L. I., Kraschnewski, J. L., Liao, D. & Saunders, E. F. H., Oct 2023, In: PloS one. 18, 10 OCTOBER, e0286366.

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Using the Project ECHO Model to Facilitate Mental Health Training in Graduate and Undergraduate Medical Education: Results from Two Pilot Programs

Joshi, A., Pathare, A., Hameed, U., Hempel, E., McShane, M., Lehman, E., Diaz, A., Jain, A., Kraschnewski, J., Dallaghan, G. B. & Haidet, P., Aug 2023, In: Academic Psychiatry. 47, 4, p. 416-421 6 p.

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Accelerating guideline dissemination in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic: A patient-centered randomized controlled trial

Kraschnewski, J. L., Heilbrunn, E. S., Calo, W. A., Kong, L., Lehman, E., Hogentogler, E., Fisher, A., Osevala, N., Paules, C. I., Whitaker, J., Urso, J., Chamberlain, L., Suda, K. M., Stedjan, M. & McNeil, L., May 1 2023, In: Geriatric Nursing. 51, p. 439-445 7 p.

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Intensive behavioral Therapy for weight loss in patients with, or At-Risk of, type 2 Diabetes: Results from the PaTH to health diabetes study

Kraschnewski, J. L., Kong, L., Bryce, C. L., Francis, E. B., Poger, J. M., Lehman, E. B., Helbling, S., Soleymani, T., Mancoll, R. E., Villalobos, V. & Yeh, H. C., Feb 2023, In: Preventive Medicine Reports. 31, 102099.

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Importance of patient engagement in the conduct of pragmatic multicenter randomized controlled trials: The ADAPTABLE experience

Marquis-Gravel, G., Faulkner, M., Merritt, G., Farrehi, P., Zemon, N., Robertson, H. R., Jones, W. S. & Kraschnewski, J., Feb 2023, In: Clinical Trials. 20, 1, p. 31-35 5 p.

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Assessing the use of constructs from the consolidated framework for implementation research in U.S. rural cancer screening promotion programs: a systematic search and scoping review

Moss, J. L., Stoltzfus, K. C., Popalis, M. L., Calo, W. A. & Kraschnewski, J. L., Dec 2023, In: BMC health services research. 23, 1, 48.

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Association between diseases of despair and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease among insured adults in the USA: a retrospective cohort study from 2017 to 2021

Nudy, M., Galper, K., George, D., Williams, B. A., Kraschnewski, J. L., Sinoway, L. & Brignone, E., Sep 6 2023, In: BMJ open. 13, 9, e074102.

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Preoperative Depression Status and 5 Year Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Outcomes in the PCORnet Bariatric Study Cohort

for the PCORnet Bariatric Study Collaborative, Apr 1 2023, In: Annals of surgery. 277, 4, p. 637-646 10 p.

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Implementing Infection Control and Quality of Life Best Practices in Nursing Homes With Project ECHO: Protocol for a Patient-Centered Randomized Controlled Trial

Calo, W. A., Francis, E., Kong, L., Hogentogler, R., Heilbrunn, E., Fisher, A., Hood, N. & Kraschnewski, J., May 1 2022, In: JMIR Research Protocols. 11, 5, e34480.

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