Allen Knehans, PhD

Oklahoma Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND)
College of Medicine
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
PO Box 26901, ROB 342
Oklahoma City, OK 73190-3042
 
Phone: 405-271-2113
Email: allen-knehans@ouhsc.edu
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Last Updated: July 29, 2014

Allen Knehans
 

Discipline Coordinators: Nutrition
 
Discipline(s): Nutrition
Nutrition
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
Research: Primary interest is in Nutrition support after pancreatic cancer surgery, Cardiovascular disease prevention in a Native American community, Diet and exercise interventions to treat claudication, and Grocery shopping and BMI.
Education: I teach the Introductory Nutrition course every semester, as along as an organic/biochemistry course, research methods online course, and graduate level courses in obesity and vitamins/minerals every year.
Service: I serve on the Fit Kids Coalition, a volunteer group of professionals charged with facilitating legislation affecting childhood obesity in the state.

Vita/Bio




BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
NAME
Knehans, Allen William
POSITION TITLE
David Ross Boyd Professor
EDUCATION/TRAINING (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as nursing, and include postdoctoral training.)
INSTITUTION AND LOCATION
DEGREE
(if applicable)
YEAR(s)
FIELD OF STUDY
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
B.S.
1973
Ag. Chemistry
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
M.S.
1975
Ag. Biochemistry
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Ph.D.
1979
Biochemistry
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Postdoc
1979-82
Human Nutrition

•A. Positions and Honors

Positions and Employment

1974-1979
Graduate Assistant, Biochemistry, University of Missouri
1979-1982
Postdoctoral Fellow, Food Science & Nutrition, Michigan State University
1982-1989
Assistant Professor, Human Development, OU-Norman
1989-1992
Assistant Professor, Clinical Dietetics, OUHSC
1992-1997
Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences, OUHSC
1997-present
2008 - present
Full Professor, Nutritional Sciences, OUHSC
Chair, Nutritional Sciences, OUHSC
Other Experiences and Professional Memberships
1988-present
Reviewer (grants in the obesity area), Grant Proposal Review Committee, Human Nutrition Program of the Competitive Research Grants Office, U.S. Department of Agriculture
1992-present
Ad hoc Reviewer, various journals including J Nutrition, J Nutrition Education, Inter J Sport Nutrition
2001-2006
Senate appointee, State Task Force on Childhood Health (charged with reducing childhood obesity in State of Oklahoma, with particular emphasis on changes in school food service), State of Oklahoma.

Honors

1976
Phi Lambda Upsilon - Honorary Chemical Society - University of Missouri
1976
Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award - University of Missouri
1978
Sigma Xi - University of Missouri
1984
OU Associate's Distinguished Lectureship - College of Arts and Sciences, OU - Norman
1985
OU Associate's Distinguished Lectureship - College of Arts and Sciences, OU - Norman
1986
OU Associate's Distinguished Lectureship - College of Arts and Sciences, OU - Norman
1987
Elected to Full Membership - American Institute of Nutrition (now American Society of Nutritional Sciences)
1992
Outstanding Senior Faculty in Research Award - College of Allied Health, OU Health Sciences Center
1995
Regents' Award for Superior Teaching - University of Oklahoma
1996
Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Presidential Professor - University of Oklahoma
1997
College of Allied Health Student Council Outstanding Teacher Award - University of Oklahoma
1999
OU Scholar-Athletes Most Inspiring Professor Award
2003
2009
David Ross Boyd Distinguished Professorship - University of Oklahoma
American Society for Nutrition Excellence in Nutrition Education Award
•B. Selected peer-reviewed publications (in chronological order).
Peer-reviewed Articles
•1. Wild, R. A., E. L. Taylor, A. W. Knehans, and V. Cleaver. Matriarchal model for cardiovascular prevention. Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey, 49: 127-132, 1994.
•2. Bemben, M. G., A. W. Knehans and S. R. Glore. Changes in the plantaris muscle as an indicator of alterations in lean body mass of obese Zucker rats following prolonged energy restriction and subsequent partial recovery. Euro J Applied Physiol 76, 277-281, 1997.
•3. Walker, L.S., M.G. Bemben, D.A. Bemben and A.W. Knehans. Chromium picolinate effects on body composition and muscular performance in wrestlers. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. 30, 1730-1737, 1998.
•4. Moore, W. E., J. Yeh, A.W. Knehans, J. E. Eichner and E.T. Lee. Intermethod agreement and body fat estimates using skinfolds and a footpad-style bioelectrical impedance device. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science 3, 51-62, 1999.
•5. Bemben, M.G., D.A. Bemben, D.D. Loftiss and A.W. Knehans. Creatine supplementation during resistance training in college football athletes. Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise 33, 1667-1673, 2001.
•6. Bemben, M.G., T.D. Tuttle, D.A. Bemben and A.W. Knehans. Effects of creatine supplementation on isometric force-time curve characteristics. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 33, 1876-1881,2001.
•7. Knehans, A.W. Childhood obesity: why is this happening to our children? J Okla State Medical Assoc. 95, 539-544, 2002.
•8. Bemben, D., T. Buchanan, M. Bemben, and A. Knehans. Influence of type of mechanical loading, menstrual status, and training season on bone density in young women athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 18, 220-226, 2004.
•9. Cash, A. and A.W. Knehans. Low-carbohydrate diets: what should we recommend? J. Okla State Medical Association 97, 412-415, 2004.
•10. Carter, J.M., D.A. Bemben, A.W. Knehans, and M.G. Bemben. Does nutritional supplementation influence adaptability of muscle to resistance training in men aged 48 to 72 years. Journal Geriatric Physical Therapy, 28, 8-15, 2005.
•11. White, S.B., D.A. Bemben, A.W. Knehans, and M.G. Bemben. Effect of continuous passive motion (machine assisted) exercise as an alternative form of training on physiological profiles of women aged 40-65 years. J. Strength & Conditioning Research, 19, 634-639, 2005.
•12. Knehans, A.W. Meal and snack patterns. Portion size. Reduced fat food products. Restaurant prepared food. Four chapters in Dietary Influences and Critical Periods in the Development of Obesity. Center for Weight and Health, Woodward-Lopez, G., Ritchie, L., Gerstein D., Crawford, P., Senior Authors, 2005.
•13. Clary, S., C. Barnes, D. Bemben, A. Knehans, and M. Bemben. Effects of ballates, step aerobics, and walking on balance in women aged 50-75 years. J Sports Sci and Medicine 5, 390-399, 2006.
•14. Morrow, M.L., K.C. Heesch, M.K. Dinger, H.R. Hull, A.W. Knehans, and D.A. Fields. Freshman 15: Fact or fiction? Obesity 14, 1438-1443, 2006.
•15. Randall, NB, JL Han, MK Dinger, KC Heesch, DA Fields, and AW Knehans. Changes in women's
physical activity over their freshman year of college. Amer J Health Studies 22, 42-45, 2007.
•16. Eliot KA, AW Knehans, DA Bemben, MS Witten, J Carter, and MG Bemben. The effects of creatine and whey protein supplementation on body composition in men aged 48 to 72 years during resistance training. J Nutrition, Health, and Aging 12: 208-212, 2008.
•17. Turner PR, CE Burgin, KM Funderburg, J Van Grevenhof, and AW Knehans. Use of Personal Digital Assistants Among Dietitians and Dietetic Students in Oklahoma. J Allied Health 37: 196-202, 2008.
•18. Hull HR, MK Dinger, AW Knehans, DM Thompson, and DA Fields. Impact of maternal body mass index on neonate birth weight and body composition. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 198, 416e1-6, 2008.
C. Research Support
Current Research Support
Native Healthy Lifestyle: A Return to Balance Lee (PI) 9/01/06-8/31/11
National Institutes of Health
The project is a community responsive intervention to reduce cardiovascular risk in American Indians.
Role: Co-PI responsible for nutrition interventions aimed at reducing cardiovascular risk, in particular addressing weight management and reducing metabolic syndrome (10%).
Oklahoma Center on American Indian Diabetes Health Disparities Henderson (PI) 2008-2013
National Institutes of Health
Role: Consultant responsible for oversight of nutrition component of research projects (10%).