Jayne A. Fulkerson, PhD

Professor, Child Family Health Cooperative

Jayne A. Fulkerson

Contact Info

fulke001@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-624-4823

Fax 612-626-6606

Office Address:
6-107 Weaver-Densford Hall

Mailing Address:
School of Nursing
University of Minnesota
5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Professor, Child Family Health Cooperative

Affiliate Professor, Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health

Cora Meidl Siehl Endowed Chair in Nursing Research

PI and Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute's (CTSI's) TRACT TL1 Program

Director, Center for Child and Family Health Promotion Research


PhD, University of Minnesota (Psychology), 1997

MA, San Diego State University (Psychology), 1988

BA, University of Minnesota (Child Psychology), 1984

Summary

Jayne Fulkerson, PhD, is a professor in the School of Nursing. Dr. Fulkerson was named the Cora Meidl Siehl Chair in Nursing Research for Improved Patient Care. The fund was established in 1982 to celebrate the legacy of Meidl Siehl and was a cornerstone in the creation of the school’s doctoral program. It was among the very first endowed chairs in schools of nursing to focus on research. Dr. Fulkerson is an affiliate professor in the School of Public Health. She serves as director of the Center for Child and Family Health Promotion Research and director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Translational Research and Career Training (TRACT; TL1) Program and Translational Research Development Program (TRDP). She is a national and international leader in family-based obesity prevention programs and instrument validation and has NIH funding from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and the National Cancer Institute to conduct research in these areas. She has published more than 200 articles in academic journals. 

Awards & Recognition

University of Minnesota

  • Mentor of the Year, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, 2020
  • Cora Meidl Siehl Endowed Chair, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, 2018.
  • Outstanding Graduate Advisor, School of Nursing, 2015
  • Daisy Award, Out-of-the-Box Thinking, School of Nursing, 2013

External Sources

  • High-Impact Research Publication Award, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (M Horning is primary author), 2020
  • Best Randomized Controlled Trial--2015, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition, and Physical Activity, 2016.
  • Visiting Professor, I-TOPPS Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014.

Professional Associations

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Family-based health promotion in community settings; Child and adolescent obesity prevention, particularly through the home food environment and family meals; Research methodology, Program evaluation, Measurement, and Instrument development

Statement of Advising Philosophy

Research Funding Grants

Active Research Grants 

R01 Fulkerson
Dates: 12/15/2020-11/30/2025
NIH/CA248200
Annual Direct Costs: $398,342
Innovation in Measurement for Diet-Related Disease Research: Optimizing Utility and Reach to Reduce Health Disparities
Purpose: To investigate stress, stress management, use of employee assistance or other services, well-being, job and financial security, COVID-19 symptoms and diagnosis, and mobility, over a 6-month period to inform the development or expansion of organizational support within healthcare systems to ensure the wellbeing of the healthcare workforce.
Role: Principal Investigator

Demmer & Fulkerson (Co-PIs)
Dates: 06/22/2020-06/21/2021
UMN OVPR COVID19
Annual direct costs: $15,000
Stress, Attitudes and Behaviors among Healthcare Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Purpose: To investigate stress, stress management, use of employee assistance or other services, well-being, job and financial security, COVID-19 symptoms and diagnosis, and mobility, over a 6-month period to inform the development or expansion of organizational support within healthcare systems to ensure the wellbeing of the healthcare workforce.
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

R01 Fulkerson (PI) 03/01/2016-02/28/2022
NIH/HL123699
Annual direct costs: $450,354
New Ulm at Home (NU-HOME)
Purpose: To test the effectiveness of the NU-HOME program, a family-based health promotion intervention to prevent excess weight gain among 7-10 year old children in rural communities.
Role: Principal Investigator

KL2TR002492 Ingbar (PI)
Dates: 03/01/2018-02/28/2023 NIH/NCATS
Annual direct costs: $1,241,544
Institutional Career Development Core
Purpose: UMN CTSI will 1) Provide rigorous, competency-based training in the design and conduct of high-quality clinical and translational research with both required and individualized components; 2) Ensure KL2 Scholars acquire skills and experience in team science, communication, responsible conduct of research, and community and stakeholder engagement; 3) Promote career development activities of KL2 Scholars, including training them as mentors and leaders, and offering experiential learning opportunities; and 4) Use multidisciplinary mentoring to support KL2 Scholar development of a productive clinical and translational research program, resulting in successful grant applications and transition to independent investigations
Role: Core evaluation expert 

Active Training and Mentorship Grants

T32 Post-Doctoral Fellowship Kostecka (PI)
Dates: 01/01/2021-12/31/2021
NIH/SPH
Healthy Weight Promotion Applied Epidemiology Training Program
Purpose: Post-Doctoral Research Training
Role: Primary faculty mentor

K to R01 Hoffman (PI)
Dates: 03/01/2021-02/28/2024
NIH/CTSI Transition to Independence Program
A Family Mindfulness Intervention for War-Affected Families: Feasibility of a CBPR Approach and the Contextual Adaptation of an Evidence-Based Intervention Addressing Intergenerational Trauma
Purpose: To generate feasibility data for a Family Mindfulness Based Intervention (FMBI) to address and prevent patterns of behavior that potentiate intergenerational trauma in war-affected youth and families.
Role: Primary faculty mentor

K to R01 Loth (PI)
Dates: 09/01/2020-08/31/2023
NIH/CTSI Transition to Independence Program
Exploring the Momentary Mechanisms of a Broad Range of Food-Related Parenting Practices Among Racially/Ethnically and Socioeconomically Diverse Parent-Child Dyads
Purpose: To fill critical research gaps regarding common food parenting practices and inform the next steps toward developing comprehensive recommendations for parents, primary care providers and public health advocates aiming to promote a healthy weight and healthful dietary intake in children.
Role: Faculty mentor

KL2 Lee (PI) 04/01/2020-03/30/2023
NIH/CTSI Scholars Career Development Program
Reducing the Summer Health Gap: Evaluation and Enhancement of a Community-based Child Nutrition Assistance Program
Purpose: Assess program reach, nutritional quality of food provided by Summer Food Service Programs and program impact on children’s health and well-being.
Role: Primary faculty mentor 

TRACT TL1 Fulkerson 
Dates: 03/30/2018-02/28/2023
NIH/NCATS 1TL1TR002493 
NRSA Training Core
Purpose: To improve human health by catalyzing and accelerating the translation of research to the community by developing, implementing and continually improving a training program for predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees that integrates a mentored research experience, an individualized curriculum, and professional development activities that focus on team-based research and effective collaboration and communication with the larger community.
Role: PI

T32 Neumark-Sztainer (PI)
Dates: 09/01/2020-08/31/2025.
NIH/HL150452
Annual direct costs: $221,124
Healthy Weight Promotion in Youth and Families from Diverse Communities: An Applied Epidemiology Training Program
Purpose: To train future scientists for successful research careers aimed at ensuring positive weight related health among youth and families from diverse communities.
Role: Faculty Mentor, Executive Committee Member 

Fulkerson (PI) 
Dates: 09/01/2018-8/31/2021
RWJF
Future Nursing Scholars 
Purpose: To provide funds for research, education and training for nursing PhD students. 
Role: Principal Investigator

K12 Berge, Allen, Wyman (PIs)
Dates: 09/01/2020-04/30/2022
NIH/HD055887
Annual direct costs: $500,000
University of Minnesota Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH)
Purpose: To support the training of assistant professors at the University of Minnesota to become leaders in women’s health research.
Role: Advisory Committee Member, Primary Faculty Mentor

T32 Shimizu (PI)
Dates: 07/01/2020-06/30/2025 NIH/GM008244
Annual direct costs: $711,480
Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
Purpose: To train future leaders (MD/PhD) in academic medicine who will combine clinical medicine with the discovery of new knowledge through research.
Role: Faculty Mentor 

Recently Completed Research Grants

R01 Fulkerson (PI) 
Dates: 07/01/2010-06/30/2016  
NIH/NIDDK  
Healthy Home Offerings via the Mealtime Environment (HOME) Plus 
Purpose: To test the efficacy of a family-based obesity prevention program with families of school-age children. 
Role: Principal Investigator

SBIR (Phase 2) Olsen (PI)  
Dates: 10/01/2014-12/31/2016
CDC 
Virtual Role-Plays to Reduce the Occurrence of Childhood Obesity 
Purpose: Build on Phase I efforts and develop a training system with interactive e-learning, three role-play simulations, and comprehensive feedback, test the program in an RCT and launch and market the product. 
Role: Co-investigator (PI on subcontract)

Fulkerson (PI) 
Dates: 07/01/2014-03/31/2017 
University of Minnesota Foundation Parents and Kids Prevent Diabetes Purpose: Develop and pilot test a family-focused Type II diabetes prevention program for children at-risk for diabetes. 
Role: Principal Investigator 

K12 Raymond (PI) 
Dates: 09/24/2007-7/31/2017 
NIH/NICHD 
University of Minnesota Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Purpose: To support the training of assistant professors at the University of Minnesota to become leaders in women’s health research. 
Role: Advisory Committee Member and Primary Mentor

Publications

Selected recent publications

  • Kubik, M.Y., Lee, J., Fulkerson, J.A., Gurvich, O.V., Sirad, J. R. Childhood Obesity. Apr 2021.185-195. http://doi.org/10.1089/chi.2020.0321. Published in Volume: 17 Issue 3: April 7, 2021. Online Ahead of Print: February 18, 2021
  • Lee, J., Kubik, M.Y., Fulkerson, J.A. (in press). Missed work among caregivers of children with a high body mass index: Child, parent and household characteristics. The Journal of School Nursing. PMCID: PMC7065926.
  • Fulkerson, J.A., Horning, M.L., Barr-Anderson, D.J., Linde, J.A., Sidebottom, A.C., Lindberg, R., Friend, S., Flattum, C., Freese, R.L. (2020). Universal childhood obesity prevention in a rural community: Study design, methods and baseline participant characteristics of the NU-HOME randomized controlled trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials. PMCID: In process.
  • Schroeder, K., Kubik, M.Y., Sirard, J.R., Lee, J., Fulkerson, J.A. (2020). Sleep is inversely associated with sedentary time among youth with obesity. American Journal of Health Behavior; 44:756-764. PMCID: In process.
  • Horning, M.L., Ostrow, L., Beierwaltes, P., Beaudette, J., Schmitz, K., Fulkerson, J,A. (2020). Service learning within community-engaged research: Facilitating nursing student learning outcomes. Journal of Professional Nursing. PMCID: PMC7736640.
  • Lee J, Kubik MY, Fulkerson JA. (in press). Missed work among caregivers of children with a high body mass index: Child, parent and household characteristics. The Journal of School Nursing. PMCID: PMC7065926.
  • Martin, C.L., Kramer-Kostecka, E.N., Linde, J.A., Friend, S., Zuroski, V.R., Fulkerson, J.A. (2020). Leveraging interdisciplinary teams to develop and implement secure websites for behavioral research: Applied tutorial. J Med Internet Res; 22. Doi:10.2196/19217. PMCID: PMC7542408.
  • Hazzard, V.M., Loth, K.A., Berge, J.M., Larson, N.I., Fulkerson, J.A., Neumark-Sztainer D. (2020). Does exposure to controlling parental feeding practices during adolescence predict disordered eating behaviors eight years later in emerging adulthood? Pediatric Obesity; 15. Doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12709. PMCID: PMC7501224
  • Hoffman, S.J., Vukovich, M.M., Gewirtz, A.H., Fulkerson, J.A., Robertson, C.L., Gaugler, J.E. (2020). Mechanisms explaining the relationship between maternal torture exposure and youth adjustment in resettled refugees: A pilot examination of generational trauma through moderated mediation. J Immigr Minor Health. Doi: 10.1007/s10903-020-01052-z. PMCID: PMC7686104.
  • Dozier, S.G.H., Schroeder, K., Lee, J., Fulkerson, J.A., Kubik, M.Y.. (2020). The association between parents and children meeting physical activity guidelines. Journal of Pediatric Nursing;52:70-75. PMCID: PMC7413105.
  • Larson, N., Fulkerson, J.A., Berge, J.M., Eisenberg, M.E., Neumark-Sztainer, D. (2020). Do parents perceive that organized activities interfere with family meals? Associations between parent perceptions and aspects of the household eating environment. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 120: 414-423. PMCID: PMC7069684.
  • Schroeder, K., Kubik, M.Y., Lee, J., Sirard, J.R., Fulkerson, J.A. (2020). Self-efficacy, not peer or parent support, is associated with physical activity and sedentary time among 8-12 year old youth with elevated body mass index. Journal of Physical Activity and Health; 17:74-79. PMCID: PMC7211548.
  • Lee, J., Kubik, M.Y., Fulkerson, J.A., Kohli, N., Garwick, A.E. (2020). The identification of family social environment typologies using latent class analysis: Implications for future family-focused research. Journal of Family Nursing; 26:26-37. PMCID: PMC7054181.

Teaching

Teaching Areas

Program Evaluation; Childhood Obesity Prevention