Kai-Lin Catherine Jen

Kai-Lin Catherine Jen



3135778616 (fax)


 3003 Science Hall

Curriculum vitae

Kai-Lin Catherine Jen


Nutrition and Food Science

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  •  Dietary factors in obesity and diabetes

    Obesity prevention/intervention in adolescents

    Obesity and chronic diseases in minority population


  • Ph.D. 1977

Awards and grants

  • 08/31/2012 - 07/31/2014 $300,000
    “Understanding the influence of n-3 PUFA on pro-inflammatory aspects of mercury”
    Rosenpire, A. (PI), Jen, K-LC. Co-Investigator (5% effort)

    9/28/2009-6/30/2014 $5,707,802
    “Interventionist procedures for adherence to weight loss recommendations in black adolescents”
    Jen, K-L. C and Naar-King, S. Co-Principal Investigators

Selected publications

120. Jen K-LC, Jamil H, Zhou K, Breejen K, Arnetz BB.  Sex differences and predictors of changes in body weight and noncommunicable diseases in a random, newly-arrived group of refugees followed for two years.  J Immigrant Minority Health, 2017, DOI 10.1007/s10903-017-0565-9.
121.  Yeh Y, Brogan K, Danford C, Jen K-LC. Effectiveness of nutrition intervention in a selected group of overweight and obese African American preschoolers. J Racial Ethnic Health Disparities, DOI: 10.1007/s40615-017-0399-0, 2017.
122. Hansen BC, Gografe S, Pritt S, Jen K-LC, McWhirter CA, Barman SM, Comuzzie A, Greene M, McNulty JA, Michele DE, Moaddab N, Nelson RJ, NorrisK, Uray KD, Banks R, Westlund KN, Yates BJ, Silverman J, Hansen KD, Redman B, Cate B.  Ensuring Due Process in the IACUC and Animal Welfare Setting: Considerations in Developing Noncompliance Policies and Procedures for Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees and Institutional Officials.  FASEB J. fj.20161250R. Published online August 15, 2017.
123. Campbell-Voytal K, Hartlieb KB, Cunningham PB, Jacques-Tiura AJ, Ellis DA, Jen K-LC, Naar-King S.  African American adolescent-caregiver interactions in a weight loss trial.  J Child Family Studies, 27:835-842, 2018.

Currently teaching

  •  NFS 3270/6270:  Eating Disorder and Body Weight Regulation, 3 credits


Courses taught

 NFS 3270/6270:  Eating Disorders and Body Weight Regulation, 3 credits, 3 credits

NFS 7240:  Nutritional Epidemiology, 3 credits 

NFS 7060:  Research Methods in Nutrition and Food Science, 2 credits

NFS 6000:  Nutritional Biochemistry, 3 credits