Farryl M.W. Bertmann, PhD, RD

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

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

  • 2014-present, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • 2013-present, Research Scientist, Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition, Omaha, NE
  • 2012-2013, Online Course Designer, ASU Online, Scottsdale, AZ
  • 2010-2013, Research Associate and Teaching Assistant, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
  • 2009-2010, Instructional Specialist, Applied Science and Mathematics, Arizona State University, Mesa, AZ

Education

  • 2013, PhD (Physical Activity, Nutrition and Wellness) Arizona State University
  • 2013, Dietetic Internship, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center and Arizona State University
  • 2012, Clinical Lactation Management, Southwest Clinical Lactation Education Program
  • 2009, MS (Applied Biology) Arizona State University
  • 2000, BS (Wildlife and Fisheries Biology) University of Vermont

Research Interests 

Dr. Bertmann has expertise conducting research in food security, food access, breastfeeding, and health promotion among low-income ethnic minority populations. Her research focus has been to identify key attributes of Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) implementation, improving SNAP utilization, food system sustainability and assessing food sufficiency and hunger-coping behavior through novel technology.

Selected Publications 

  • Bertmann FMW, Barroso C, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Hampl JS, Sell K, Wharton, CM. Attitudes, Perceptions, and Barriers to Arizona WIC CVV: a qualitative exploration of fruit and vegetable purchases across four categories of WIC participants. JNEB. 2014;46(35):S53-S58
  • Bertmann FMW, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Buman MP, Wharton CM. Implementation of wireless terminals at farmers markets: impact on SNAP redemption and overall sales. Am J Public Health. 2012;102(7):e53-e55.
  • Buman MP, Bertmann FMW, Hekler EB, Winter SJ, Sheats JL, King AC, Wharton CW. A Qualitative Study of Shoppers’ Experiences at an Urban Farmers’ Market using the Standford Healthy Neighborhood Discovery Tool. PHN (In press).
  • Bertmann FMW, Barroso C, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Hampl JS, Sell K, Wharton, CM. A Study Assessing Perceptions and Attitudes Towards Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children Cash Value Vouchers Among Spanish-Speaking Participants in Arizona. JAND. FNCE Abstract Supplement (In press).
  • Winter SJ, Buman MP, Sheats JL, Hekler EB, Otten JJ, Bertmann FMW, Grieco LA, Wharton CM, King AC. The Stanford Healthy Neighborhood Discovery Tool: Inter-rater reliability of a computerized tool used by community residents to gather neighborhood environment information. (In review)
  • Bertmann FMW, Fricke HE, Carpenter L, Schober DJ, Pinard C, Smith T, Yaroch AL. A Farm to Institution Pilot Study in Omaha (In review)
  • Buman M, Bertmann FMW, Hekler E, Winter SJ, Sheats JL, King AC, Wharton CM. The Ethnographic Study of Shoppers’ Experiences at an Urban Farmer’s Market. (In preparation)
  • Bertmann FMW, Yaroch AL. The Role of Breastfeeding and Breast Milk in a Sustainable Food System. (In preparation)
  • Bertmann FMW, Smith T, Pinard CA, Schober DJ, Fricke HE, Carpenter L, Yaroch AL. Significant Predictors of SNAP (Food Stamp) Participation. (In preparation)
  • Pinard CA, Bertmann FMW, Byker CB, Schober D, Smith TM, Woodruff M, Carpenter LC, Yaroch AL. 
What factors influence SNAP Participation? A Literature Review Through a Behavioral Science Lens. (In preparation)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Public Health Association
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Agriculture, Food & Human Values Society

Contact Farryl Bertmann
Farryl Bertmann, PhD, RD

8401 West Dodge Road, Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68114
402-559-0609
Email: fbertmann@centerfornutrition.org
Website: www.centerfornutrition.org

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