Endowed Community Chair & Professor
Department of Health Promotions
Buffett Early Childhood Institute
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health
- 2017 - Present, Endowed Community Chair for Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity and Professor, College of Public Health and Buffett Early Childhood institute
- 2007 - 2014, Head, Department of Kinesiology, Kansas State University
- 1999 - 2007, Kansas Health Foundation Professor of Community Health, Kansas State University
- 1995 - 2002, Head, Department of Kinesiology, Kansas State University
- 2017, Emeritus Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Kansas State University
- 1999 - 2016, Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Kansas State University
- 1993 - 1999 Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Kansas State University
- 1987 - 1992, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Kansas State University
- 1987, PhD, University of Iowa
- 1985, MS, West Virginia University
- 1983, B.A., Western Washington University
- Community Development for Population Health — Dr. Dzewaltowski is a social and behavior scientist who studies community systems and their practices, how communities create the conditions in which children and families grow, learn, and play that determine health promoting behaviors, and methods to facilitate the development of community systems for population health improvement and the prevention of cancer and other chronic conditions. His work has demonstrated that interventions that foster equitable collaboration with community members can build the capacity of adults and youth to use evidence-based information to improve the conditions of childcare settings, schools, after-school programs, and diverse community organizations to promote evidence-based practices and community population health.
- Dzewaltowski DA, Noble JM, Shaw JM. Physical activity participation: Social cognitive theory versus the theories of reasoned action and planned behavior. J Sport Exerc Psychol. 1990; 12(4):388-405. PMID: 28796958.
- Dzewaltowski DA. Physical activity determinants: a social cognitive approach. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1994 Nov;26(11):1395-9. PubMed PMID: 7837961.
- Bauman AE, Sallis JF, Dzewaltowski DA, Owen N. Toward a better understanding of the influences on physical activity: the role of determinants, correlates, causal variables, mediators, moderators, and confounders. Am J Prev Med. 2002 Aug;23(2 Suppl):5-14. PubMed PMID: 12133733.
- Dzewaltowski DA, Estabrooks PA, Glasgow RE. The future of physical activity behavior change research: what is needed to improve translation of research into health promotion practice? Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2004 Apr;32(2):57-63. PubMed PMID: 15064649.
- Dzewaltowski DA, Estabrooks PA, Klesges LM, Bull S, Glasgow RE. Behavior change intervention research in community settings: how generalizable are the results? Health Promot Int. 2004 Jun;19(2):235-45. PubMed PMID: 15128715.
- Klesges, L.M, Dzewaltowski, D.A., Glasgow, R.E. (2008). Review of external validity reporting in childhood obesity prevention research. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 34, 216-223
- Coleman KJ, Tiller CL, Sanchez J, Heath EM, Sy O, Milliken G, Dzewaltowski DA. Prevention of the epidemic increase in child risk of overweight in low-income schools: The El Paso coordinated approach to child health. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005 Mar;159(3):217-24. PubMed PMID: 15753263,
- Dzewaltowski, DA, Estabrooks PA, Welk G, Hill J, Milliken G, Karteroliotis K, Johnston JA. Healthy youth places: a randomized controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of facilitating adult and youth leaders to promote physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption in middle schools. Health Educ Behav. 2009 Jun;36(3):583-600. PubMed PMID: 18469366.
- Dzewaltowski DA, Rosenkranz RR, Geller KS, Coleman KJ, Welk GJ, Hastmann TJ, Milliken GA. HOP'N after-school project: an obesity prevention randomized controlled trial. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2010 Dec 13;7:90. PubMed PMID: 21144055;
- Rosenkranz RR, Behrens TK, Dzewaltowski DA. A group-randomized controlled trial for health promotion in Girl Scouts: healthier troops in a SNAP (Scouting Nutrition and Activity Program). BMC Public Health. 2010 Feb 19;10:81. PubMed PMID: 20170502;
- Coleman, K.J., Shordon, M., Caparosa, S.L., Pomichowski, M.E., & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2012). The Healthy Options for Nutrition Environments in Schools (Healthy ONES) group randomized trial: Using implementation models to change nutrition policy and environments in low income schools. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9, 80.
- Schlechter CR, Rosenkranz RR, Guagliano JM, Dzewaltowski DA. A systematic review of children's dietary interventions with parents as change agents: Application of the RE-AIM framework. Preventive Medicine, 2016; 91:233-243. PubMed PMID: 27569830
- Schlechter, C. R., Rosenkranz, R. R., Fees, B. S., & Dzewaltowski, D. A. (2017). Preschool daily patterns of physical driven by location and social context. Journal of School Health, 87(3), 194-19
- Schlechter, C. R., Guagliano, J. M., Rosenkranz, R. R., Milliken, G. A., & Dzewaltowski, D. A. (2018). Physical activity patterns across time-segmented youth sport flag football practice. BMC public health, 18(1), 226. PubMed PMID:29422038
- Schlechter, C. R., Rosenkranz, R. R., Guagliano, J. M., & Dzewaltowski, D. A. (2018). Impact of troop leader training on the implementation of physical activity opportunities in Girl Scout troop meetings. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 8(6), 824-830. PubMed PMID:30476320
- American Public Health Association
- Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science
- International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity