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/Area of Expertise

  •  Dietary factors in obesity and diabetes

    Obesity prevention/intervention in adolescents

    Obesity and chronic diseases in minority population

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications

  • Ph.D.

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

114.      Jen K-LC, Zhou K, Arnetz B, Jamil H.  Pre- and post-displacement stressors and body weight development in Iraqi refugees in Michigan.  J Immigrant Minority Health.  17:1468-1475, 2015. DOI: 10.1007/s10903-014-0127-3 (1)

115.      Hartlieb KB, Jacques-Tiura AJ, Naar-King S, Ellis DA, Jen K-LC, Marshall S.  Recruitment strategies and the retention of obese urban racial/ethnic minority adolescents in clinical trials:  The FIT Family Project, Michigan, 2010-2014.  Prev Chronic Dis, Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy, 12:E22, 2015. http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2015/14_0409.htm

116.      Gill R, Jen K-LC, McCabe M, Rosenspire A. Dietary n-3 PUFAs augment CD95 signaling through enhancement of caspase 8 activation. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol, 309:141-148, 2016

117.      Charvet A, Brogan Hartlieb K, Yeh Y, Jen KL. A comparison of snack serving sizes to USDA guidelines in healthy weight and overweight minority preschool children enrolled in Head Start. BMC Obes. 2016 Aug 27;3(1):36. doi: 10.1186/s40608-016-0116-2

118.      Maring JJ, Brogan-Hartlieb K, Jacques AJ, Naar-King S, Ellis D, Jen, K-LC.  Individual, social and environmental predictors of physical activity in severe to morbid obese African American adolescents. Acta Universitatics Carolinae Kinanthropologica, , 52: 5-18, 2016.


Currently Teaching

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

Courses taught

 NFS 3270/6270:  Eating Disorders and Body Weight Regulation

NFS 7240:  Nutritional Epidemiology

NFS 7060:  Research Methods in Nutrition and Food Science