Jayne A. Fulkerson, PhD

Professor, School of Nursing

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, School of Nursing

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) 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

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

Research Funding Grants

Active Research Grants

Fulkerson, Sunni (Co-PIs)                                                  08/01/2018-12/31/2018
Driven To Discover (UMN)/Olafson MMF
A Family Approach to Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Among Youth
Purpose: To assess health behaviors and interest in intervention programming of parents with Type 2 diabetes.
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

R01 Fulkerson                                                                 03/01/2016-02/28/2021
NIH/NHLBI
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

R01 Kubik                                                                 (PI) 09/01/2013-08/30/2018 
NIH/NINR 
School Nurse-Directed Secondary Obesity Prevention for Elementary School Children
Purpose: To reduce excessive weight gain among 8 to 11 year old children who are overweight or at risk of overweight by increasing healthy dietary practices and physical activity levels and decreasing sedentary practice with a school-based, school nurse-directed weight management program. 
Role: Co-Investigator/UMN subcontract site PI

Active Training and Mentorship Grants

TL1 Fulkerson 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

Fulkerson (PI)                                                                 06/01/2018-07/31/2020 
Jonas Center for Nursing & Veterans Healthcare 
Jonas Nurse Scholar Program 
Purpose: To provide funds for leadership and research training for nursing PhD students. 
Role: Principal Investigator

Fulkerson (PI)                                                                   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

Fulkerson (PI)                                                                   09/01/2017-8/31/2020   
RWJF 
Future Nursing Scholars 
Purpose: To provide funds for research, education and training for nursing PhD students. 
Role: Principal Investigator

K12 Vinogradov/Wyman (Co-Pls)                                        09/1/2017-8/31/2022   
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

Recently Completed Research Grants

R01 Fulkerson (PI)                                                          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)                                            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) 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)                                                          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

 Experts@umn.edu publications

Selected recent publications:

  • Utter J, Larson N, Berge JM, Eisenberg ME, Fulkerson JA, Neumark-Sztainer D (2018).Family meals among parents: Associations with nutritional, social and emotional wellbeing. Preventive Medicine; 113:7-12.
  • Fulkerson JA. (2018). Fast food in the diet: Implications and solutions for families. Physiology & Behavior.
  • Myers ML, Fulkerson JA, Friend SE, Horning ML, Flattum CF. (2018). Case study: Behavior changes in the family-focused, obesity prevention HOME Plus program. Public Health Nursing; 35:299-306.
  • Lee J, Kubik MY, Fulkerson JA. (2018). Media devices in parents’ and children’s bedrooms and children’s media use. American Journal of Health Behavior; 42:135-143.
  • Fulkerson JA, Friend S, Horning M, Flattum C, Draxten M, Neumark-Sztainer D, Gurvich O, Garwick A, Story M, Kubik M. (2018). Family home food environment and nutrition-related parent and child personal and behavioral outcomes of the HOME Plus study: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 118: 240-251.
  • Horning ML, Schow R, Friend S, Loth K, Neumark-Sztainer D, Fulkerson JA. (2017). Family dinner frequency interacts with dinnertime context in associations with BMI outcomes. Journal of Family Psychology; 31: 945-951.
  • Loth KA, Horning M, Friend S, Neumark-Sztainer D, Fulkerson J. (2017). An exploration of how family dinners are served and how service style is associated with dietary and weight outcomes in children. Journal of Nutrition, Education and Behavior; 49:513-518.
  • Kubik MY, Gurvich OV, Fulkerson JA. (2017). Association between parent TV-viewing practices and setting rules to limit the television-viewing time of their 8 to 12 year old children, Minnesota, 2011-2015. Preventing Chronic Disease, 14:160235. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd14.160235. 
  • Horning ML, Fulkerson JA, Friend SE, Story M. (2017). Reasons parents buy convenience foods: It is more complicated than “I don’t have time”. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior; 49: 60-66.
  • Loth KA, Friend S, Horning ML, Neumark-Sztainer D, Fulkerson JA. (2016). Directive and non-directive food-related parenting practices: Associations between an expanded conceptualization of food-related parenting practices and child dietary intake and weight outcomes. Appetite; 107: 188-195.
  • Horning ML, Fulkerson JA, Friend S, Neumark-Sztainer D. (2016). Associations between nine family dinner frequency measures and child weight, dietary and psychosocial outcomes. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 116: 991-999.
  • Draxten M, Flattum CF, Fulkerson J. (2016). An example of how to supplement goal setting to promote behavior change for families using motivational interviewing. Health Communication; 31:1276-1283. Doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2014.02.017.
  • Fulkerson JA, Friend S, Flattum C, Horning M, Draxten M, Neumark-Sztainer D, Gurvich O, Story M, Garwick A, Kubik M. (2015). Promoting healthful family meals to prevent childhood obesity: HOME Plus, a randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12:154. Doi: 10.1186/s12966-015-0320-3.
  • Flattum C, Draxten M, Horning M, Fulkerson JA, Neumark-Sztainer D, Garwick A, Kubik M, Story M. (2015). HOME Plus: Program design and implementation of a family-focused, community-based intervention to promote the frequency and healthfulness of family meals, reduce children’s sedentary behavior, and prevent obesity. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12(1):53. Doi: 10.1186/s12966-015-0211-7.
  • Berge JM, Wall M, Hsueh T, Fulkerson JA, Larson N, Neumark-Sztainer D. (2015). The protective role of family meals for youth obesity: 10-year longitudinal associations. Journal of Pediatrics, 166: 296-201.
  • Horning ML, Fulkerson JA. (2015). A systematic review on the affordability of a healthful diet for families in the United StatesPublic Health Nursing, 32:68-80.
  • Friend S, Fulkerson JA, Neumark-Sztainer D, Garwick A, Flattum CF, Draxten M. (2015). Comparing childhood meal frequency to current meal frequency, routines and expectations among parents. Journal of Family Psychology, 29:136-140.
  • Berge JM, MacLehose RF, Loth KA, Eisenberg ME, Fulkerson JA, Neumark-Sztainer D. (2015). Parent-adolescent conversations about eating, physical activity and weight: Prevalence across sociodemographic characteristics and associations with adolescent weight and weight-related behaviors. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 38:122-35.

Teaching

Teaching Areas

Program Evaluation; Childhood Obesity Prevention