Daniel J. Schober, PhD, MPH


Research Scientist, Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition
Department of Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

Professional Summary

  • 2013-present, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • 2012-present, Research Scientist, Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition, Omaha, NE
  • 2012, Research Associate, Health Research Associates, Mountlake Terrace, WA
  • 2006-2011, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Kansas Workgroup for Community Health & Development, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS


  • 2011 PhD (Behavioral Psychology), University of Kansas
  • 2010 MPH, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • 2008 MA (Applied Behavioral Science), University of Kansas
  • 2002 BS (Marketing), Marquette University

Research Interests

  • Obesity prevention in early care and education settings, school settings, and restaurants
  • Local food systems and food insecurity
  • Prevention of chronic disease among underserved populations
  • Training and technical assistance for community and state level preventive interventions
  • Program evaluation
  • Public health nutrition
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Health behavior change
  • eHealth

Selected Publications

  • Watson-Thompson, J., Keene Woods, N., Schober, D. J., & Schultz, J. A. (2013). Enhancing the capacity of substance abuse prevention coalitions through training and technical assistance. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community, 41(3), 176-187. doi: 10.1080/10852352.2013.788345
  • Watson-Thompson, J., Jones, M. D., Colvin, J. D., McClendon-Cole, T., Schober, D. J., & Johnson, A. M. (2013). Supporting a community-based participatory evaluation approach to violence prevention in Kansas City. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community, 41(3), 155-166. doi: 10.1080/10852352.2013.788342
  • Schober, D. J., Fawcett, S. B., & Bernier, J. (2012). The Enough Abuse Campaign: Building the movement to prevent child sexual abuse in Massachusetts. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 21, 456-469. doi: 10.1080/10538712.2012.675423
  • Schober, D. J., Fawcett, S. B., Thigpen, S., Curtis, A., & Wright, R. (2012). An empirical case study of a child sexual abuse prevention initiative in Georgia. Health Education Journal, 71(3), 291-298. doi: 10.1177/0017896911430546
  • Schober, D. J., Ramaswamy, M., Choi, W. S., Fawcett, S. B., Hindman, J., & Martinez, J. M. (2011). Improving collaboration for effective violence surveillance and health promotion. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 17(2), 174-176. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e3181f5424a 
  • Jason, L. A., Schober, D., & Olson, B. D. (2008). Community involvement among residents of second-order change recovery homes. The Australian Community Psychologist, 20, 73-83.
  • Hernandez, B., Cometa, M. J., Rosen, J., Velcoff, J., Schober, D., & Luna, R. D. (2006). Employment, vocational rehabilitation, and the Ticket to Work program: Perspectives of Latinos with disabilities. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 37, 13-22.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Public Health Association
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • Association for Behavior Analysis International
  • Society for Community Research and Action

Contact Daniel Schober
 Daniel Schober, PhD, MPH

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Omaha, NE 68105-1313
Phone Number: 402-559-7388

Website: www.centerfornutrition.org