Amy R. Mobley, PhD, RD
Assistant Professor, Community Nutrition
Jones Building, Room 223
Personal Page: A. Mobley Lab
- Ph.D., Nutrition, 2006 – University of Maryland
- M.S., Human Nutrition, 1998 – The Ohio State University
- B.S., Applied Nutrition, 1996 – The Pennsylvania State University
- 2007 – Social Marketing Training Academy, Center for Social Marketing College of Public Health, University of South Florida
- 2007 – American Dietetic Association Leadership Institute
- 2004 – Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management Commission on Dietetic Registration, American Dietetic Association
- 1997 – Post-Graduate Dietetic Internship, Ohio State University
Academic and Professional Experience
- 8/11-present – Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
- 9/10-8/11 – Faculty Associate, Center on Aging and the Life Course, Purdue University
- 4/07-8/11– Director, Indiana’s Food for the Hungry Program, Purdue University
- 8/06-8/11 – Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
- 8/02-1/06 – Nutrition Scientist - Contractor, National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), Bethesda, MD
- 8/02-6/05 – Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dept of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
- 6/03-8/04 – Lecturer, Dept of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
- 7/98-8/02 – Nutrition Communication Manager/Public Relations Manager, American Dairy Association & Dairy Council Mid East, Columbus, OH
- 9/96-9/97 – Graduate Research and Teaching Associat, Department of Human Nutrition, The Ohio State University
- 9/95-5/96 – Nutrition Counselor, Nutrition Clinic, The Pennsylvania State University
- Ecological approaches to preventing obesity
- Nutrition education and behavior
- Social marketing
- Food security
- Special focus on limited resource audiences
Grants and Contracts
- “Mobilizing Rural Communities to Assess and Improve the Ecological Environment to Prevent Childhood Obesity” (March 1, 2011-February 29, 2016); Co-PI: Amy R. Mobley: USDA/Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, $260,674 (PI: Paula Peters, Kansas State University, $4,500,000 total costs)
- “All 4 Kids: Resiliency in an Obesogenic Environment” (March 1, 2010-February 28, 2014); Subcontract PI: Amy R. Mobley: USDA/Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, $36,056 (PI: Madeleine Sigman-Grant, University of Nevada, $1,100,000 total costs)
- “Determining the Key Drivers to Successful Implementation of School Wellness Policies in Preventing Childhood Obesity” (May 5, 2011-November 5, 2011); Co-investigator: Amy R. Mobley: Indiana CTSI Purdue Project Development Team, $10,000 (PI: Sharon Christ, Purdue University, Department of Human Development and Family Studies/Statistics)
- “Beyond 5-A-Day: An Examination of Memorable Messages within a Fruit and Vegetable Intervention for Low-Income African Americans.” (June 1, 2010-May 31, 2011); PI: Amy R. Mobley: Purdue Research Foundation (PRF) Research Grant, $16,795
- “Indiana’s Food for the Hungry” (April 1, 2007-August 5, 2011); PI: Amy R. Mobley, State of Indiana: USDA/The Emergency Food Assistance Program, $412, 213
- Brace L.M., Abbott A., Mobley A.R. Assessment of low-income adults' access to technology: Implications for nutrition education. J Nutr Educ Behav (in press).
- Sigman-Grant M., Strom H., Olson B., Wengreen H, Krogstrand K.S., Mobley A.R. Qualitative evidence of the disconnect between intent and interpretation of common child obesity prevention messages. Forum for Family and Consumer Issues December 2010: 15(3). On-line: http://www.ncsu.edu/ffci/index.php.
- Mobley A.R., Kraemer D., Nicholls J. Putting the nutrient rich foods index into practice. J Am Coll Nutr 2009:28(4):427S-435S.
- Rossi, A.L., Blostein-Fujii A., DiSilvestro R.A. Soy beverage consumption by young men: increased plasma total antioxidant status and decreased acute, exercise-induced muscle damage. Journal of Nutraceuticals, Functional & Medical Foods 2000: 3(1): 33-44.
- Mobley, A.R., Breaking barriers to fluid milk consumption in older adults. Food Technology June 2011: 22.
- Mobley A.R. Review: New resources for nutrition educator. J Nutr Educ Behav 2007:39(3):179-180.
- Rogers R.L., Sigman-Grant M., Mobley A.R. Differences in feeding practices and perceptions of childhood obesity messages among low-income mothers of young children. J Am Diet Assoc 2011
- Mobley A.R., Ebner R., Rogers R., Sullivan J. Jensen J.D. Attitudes, beliefs and barriers related to milk consumption in low-income women ages 60 years and older. FASEB J 2011: 25:767.1.
- Chen A.M.H., Yehle K.S., Plake K.S., Mobley A.R., Yi J.S. Food for the Heart: Understanding responses of patients enrolled in cardiac rehabilitation toward web-and mobile-based nutrition tools. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association 2011: 51(2):219.
- Mobley A.R., Riggin A., Abbott A. Calcium intake and associated knowledge and behaviors of low-income women. J Am Diet Assoc 2010:110(9):A-99.
- Rogers R.L., Sigman-Grant M., Mobley A.R. Low-income mothers’ perceptions and implementation of family meal messages. J Nutr Educ Behav 2010: 42(4S):S92.
- Brace L.M., Abbott A., Mobley A.R. A randomized trial to determine impact of a label reading video on nutrition knowledge. J Nutr Educ Behav 2010: 42(4S):S92-S93.
- Mobley A.R., Brace L. Nutrition education needs of emergency food program workers. J Nutr Educ Behav 2009:41(4S):S24.
Educational (sample list):
- Purdue University, Foods and Nutrition Fact Sheet Series, Cooperative Extension, Topics: Beverages, Family Meals, Feeding Young Children, Sodium
(URL: http://www.ces.purdue.edu/extmedia/cfs.htm#5); 2008
- Calcium Fact Sheet, National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements
(URL: http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/calcium.asp); 2004
- “Phytochemicals, Vitamins of the Future?”, The Ohio State University Extension Fact Sheet HYG-5050-98.
- “Chemoprevention, The Answer to Cancer?”, The Ohio State University Extension Fact Sheet HYG-5051-98.
- NUSC 4295: Special Topics - Dietary Supplements and Nutraceuticals
- NUSC 3230: Principles of Community Nutrition
- NUSC 5314: Nutrition for Healthy Communities
Instructor, Other Universities:
- FN 330: Diet Selection and Planning, Purdue University
- FN 530: Public Health Nutrition, Purdue University
- NFSC 100: Elements of Nutrition, University of Maryland
Students Mentored (Purdue University)
- Chair, Rachel Rogers, MS, RD, Department of Nutrition Science. “All 4 Kids: Resiliency in an Obesogenic Environment,” Ph.D. in progress.
- Co-Chair, LaShara Davis, MA, Department of Communication. “Beyond ‘5-A-Day’: An examination of memorable messages within a fruit and vegetable intervention for low-income African Americans,” Ph.D., August 2011.
- Committee member, So Yeong Lim, Department of Agricultural Economics, “The effect of macroeconomic shocks on the Food Stamp Program,” Ph.D., August 2011.
- Committee member, Cheryl Armstrong, MS, RD, Department of Foods and Nutrition. “6-n-Propylthiouracil: Orosensory Influence on Taste, Diet, and Chronic Disease Risk” Ph.D., December 2007.
- Chair, Lauren Brace, RD, Department of Nutrition Science. “Evaluation of a web-based nutrition education program for low-income adults,” MS, May 2011.
- Committee member, Jennifer Faith, Department of Nutrition Science. “Lifestyle behaviors, body mass index and health status similarities in spouses: A large cohort study in the workplace,” MS, August 2007.
Presentations (sample list)
- The New Dietary Guidelines: Putting Policy into Practice, Florida Dietetic Association Annual Meeting, Weston, FL (July 2011)
- Facts & Fallacies: Nutrition in the Golden Years, Purdue University Retirement Association (April 2011)
- Going with the Grain: Solutions to Achieve 2010 Dietary Guidelines Fiber Recommendations, Society for Nutrition Education Webinar (March 2011)
- Attitudes, Beliefs and Barriers Regarding Milk/Milk Product Consumption in Older Women, Center for Aging in the Life Course, Purdue University (Feb 2011)
- Environmental and Policy Approaches to Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Indiana Communities, Purdue University Healthy Planet Symposium (Feb 2010)
- Consumer Research and Educational Tools for the NRF Model, International Workshop on Nutrient Richness/ Nutrient Density, Utrecht, The Netherlands (May 2009)
- Nutrition for Sale: Marketing your Nutrition Message to Change Behavior, Nutrient Rich Symposium, Greenwood, IN (May 2009)
- Helping Consumers Make Sense of Front of Pack Labeling, Nebraska Dietetic Association Annual Meeting, Lincoln, NE (April 2009)
- Helping Americans Achieve Better Health with Nutrient Rich Foods: A Scientifically Valid, Consumer Driven Approach Nutrition News Forecast, American Dietetic Association Spokesperson training, Chicago, IL (April 2009)
- Putting the Nutrient Rich Foods Index into Practice: Tools for Consumer Applications, American College of Nutrition Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (Oct 2008)
- Friend or Foe? Emergency Food Assistance Programs & Clients with a Medical Condition, Indiana TEFAP Advisory Committee, Indianapolis, IN (July 2007)
- Behavioral-based Approaches for Chronic Disease Prevention and Treatment: Tips for Nutrition Practice, Indiana Committee on Renal Nutrition, Indianapolis, IN (April 2007)
Honors and Awards
- 2011 – Nutrition Education for the Public (NEP) Award for Excellence, NEP Dietetic Practice Group, American Dietetic Association
- 2011 – Award for Excellence in Distance Learning, Non-Credit Course, Purdue University
- 2010 – Teaching for Tomorrow Award Fellow, Purdue University
- 2010 – Mary L. Matthews Undergraduate Teaching Award, College of Consumer and Family Sciences, Purdue University
- 2009 – Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University
- 2006 – Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship, The Graduate School, University of Maryland
- 2006 – Penn State Nutrition & Dietetics Alumni Society MACS Award
- 2005 – Mary Swartz Rose Memorial Graduate Scholarship, American Dietetic Association
- 2005 – Returning Graduate Student Scholarship Award, Maryland Dietetic Association
- 2004 – Mead Johnson/Bristol Myers Squibb Scholarship, American Dietetic Association
- 2004 – Eleanora Sense Memorial Scholarship, American Dietetic Association
- 2002 – Distinguished Service Award, American Dairy Association & Dairy Council Mid East
- 2001 – Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year (Ohio), American Dietetic Association
- 2001 – Emerging Professional Award, College of Health and Human Development Alumni, The Pennsylvania State University
- 1999 – Outstanding Dietetic Intern Award (Ohio), American Dietetic Association
- American Dietetic Association
- American Society for Nutrition
- Connecticut Dietetic Association
- Society for Nutrition Education
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