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

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Implementing Locally Tailored Strategies to Promote Redemption of Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Vouchers Among WIC Participants in Central Pennsylvania

Calo, W. A., Marin, E., Aumiller, B., Murray, A., Baptiste, C., Bermudez, M., Crawford, L., DeLoatch, V. & Kraschnewski, J. L., Nov 2022, In: Health promotion practice. 23, 1_suppl, p. 100S-107S

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Support for HPV vaccine school-entry requirements in the United States: The role of exemption policies

Calo, W. A., Lennon, R. P., Ruffin IV, M. T., Keller, C., Spanos, K., D'Souza, G. & Kraschnewski, J. L., Dec 5 2022, In: Vaccine. 40, 51, p. 7426-7432 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Improving Caregiver Burden by a Peer-Led Mentoring Program for Caregivers of Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease: Randomized Controlled Trial

Ghahramani, N., Chinchilli, V. M., Kraschnewski, J. L., Lengerich, E. J. & Sciamanna, C. N., Jan 2022, In: Journal of Patient Experience. 9

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Leveraging Community-Engaged Research to Address Adolescent Depression with Pennsylvania Public Schools and Communities

Hoke, A. M., Kraschnewski, J. L., Pileggi, F., Rosen, P. & Sekhar, D. L., Jun 1 2022, In: Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action. 16, 2, p. 217-225 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

The Role of Technical Assistance in School Wellness Policy Enhancement

Hoke, A. M., Pattison, K. L., Hivner, E. A., Lehman, E. B. & Kraschnewski, J. L., Apr 2022, In: Journal of School Health. 92, 4, p. 361-367 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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., 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: Academic Psychiatry.

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Collaborative health systems ECHO: The use of a tele-education platform to facilitate communication and collaboration with recipients of state targeted response funds in Pennsylvania

Kawasaki, S., Hwang, G., Buckner, K., Francis, E., Huffnagle, S., Kraschnewski, J., Vulgamore, P., Lucas, A., Barbour, J., Crawford, M., Thomas, L., Fuller, M., Meyers, J., Swartzentruber, G. & Levine, R., 2022, In: Substance Abuse. 43, 1, p. 892-900 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Associations Between Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Decisions and Exposure to Vaccine Information in Social Media

Llavona-Ortiz, J. Y., Spanos, K. E., Kraschnewski, J. L., D’Souza, G., Myrick, J. G., Sznajder, K. K. & Calo, W. A., Jan 1 2022, In: Cancer Control. 29

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

The bystander effect: Impact of rural hospital closures on the operations and financial well-being of surrounding healthcare institutions

Ramedani, S., George, D. R., Leslie, D. L. & Kraschnewski, J., Nov 2022, In: Journal of Hospital Medicine. 17, 11, p. 901-906 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Correction to: Working to increase stability through exercise (WISE): screening, recruitment, and baseline characteristics (Trials, (2021), 22, 1, (809), 10.1186/s13063-021-05761-0)

Sciamanna, C. N., Ballentine, N. H., Bopp, M., Chinchilli, V. M., Ciccolo, J. T., Delauter, G., Fisher, A., Fox, E. J., Jan De Beur, S. M., Kearcher, K., Kraschnewski, J. L., Lehman, E., McTigue, K. M., McAuley, E., Paranjape, A., Rodriguez-Colon, S., Rovniak, L. S., Rutt, K., Smyth, J. M., Stewart, K. J., & 2 othersStuckey, H. L. & Tsay, A., Dec 2022, In: Trials. 23, 1, 34.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review