Jesse Stabile Morrell, Ph.D.

Jesse Stabile Morrell, Ph.D.

Principal Lecturer, Undergraduate Program Coordinator - Nutrition; UNH-in-Italy Program Director

Educational Background:

Ph.D., University of New Hampshire, 2013
M.S., University of New Hampshire, 2004
B.S., University of New Hampshire, 1999

Courses Taught:

Nutrition in Health & Well Being (NUTR 400), Nutrition & Wellness (NUTR 506), Intro to Research in Nutrition (NUTR 560), Mediterranean Diet and Culture (NUTR 595), Research Experience in Nutrition I & II (NUTR 760 & 761)

General Area of Interest and/or Specialty:

Young adult & adolescent health, obesity & metabolic health, behavioral and environmental influences on health & wellness, food and culture, using technology to engage and enhance student learning

Representative Publications:

Morrell, J.S., Byrd-Bredbenner, C., Olfert, M., Kattlemann, K., Quick, V., Dent, A., Carey, G.C. Impact of a tailored, internet-based intervention on metabolic risk among college adults: a randomized controlled trial with a 12-month post-intervention follow-up. J Am Coll Health. 2016; In review.

Kattelmann K, Byrd-Bredbenner C, White AA, Greene GW, Hoerr SL, Kidd T, Colby S, Horacek T, Phillips BW, Koenings MM, Brown ON, Olfert M, Shelnutt KP, Morrell JS. The Effects of Young Adults Eating and Active for Health (YEAH): a Theory Based Web-Delivered Intervention. J Nutr Educ Behav 2014, Nov-Dec: 46(6):S27-41.

Kattelmann K, White A, Greene G, Byrd-Bredbenner C, Hoer S, Horacek T, Kidd T, Colby S, Phillips B, Koenings M, Brown O, Olfert M, Shelnutt K, Morrell J. Development of Young Adults Eating and Active for Health (YEAH) Internet-Based Intervention via a Community-Based Participatory Research Model.  J Nutr Educ Behav 2014 Mar-Apr: 46(2):S10-25.

Morrell, J.S., Byrd-Bredbenner, C., Quick, V., Olfert, M., Dent, A., Carey, G.C. Metabolic syndrome: Comparison of prevalence in young adults at three land-grant universities. J Am Coll Health. 2014;62(1): 1-9. 

Morrell, J.S., Cook, S.B., Carey, G.C. Cardiovascular fitness, physical activity, and metabolic syndrome among college men and women. Metab Syndr Relat Disorders. 2013;11(5): 370-6. 

Morrell, J.S., Lofgren, I.E., Burke, J.D., and Reilly, R.A. Metabolic syndrome, obesity, and related risk factors among college men and women. J Am. Coll Health. 2012 Jan:60(1):82-9.

Morrell, J.S. Preventing weight gain among coeds: the need for web-based and tailored approaches. Am J Lifestyle Med. 2011 March/April:5(2):123-6.

Burke, J.D., Lofgren, I.E., Morrell, J.S., Reilly, and R.A. The University of New Hampshire's Young Adult Health Risk Screening Initiative.  J Am Diet Assoc. 2009 Oct:109(10):1751-8.

Representative Research Presentations:

Healthy lifestyle factors and metabolic syndrome among college students. Experimental Biology 2015, Boston, MA. 

Enhancing students’ intercultural competence through short-term study abroad experiences: UNH’s Explorations in Culture & Nutrition Program. Annual Conference of the Society for Nutrition Education 2014, Milwaukee, WI.

Impact of a tailored, Internet-based intervention on metabolic risk among college adults. Annual Conference of the International Society for Behavior Nutrition & Physical Activity 2013, Ghent, Belgium.

Changing prevalence of overweight, obesity and metabolic syndrome criteria among college students. Experimental Biology 2013, Boston, MA.

Additional Information:

Dr. Morrell currently directs the College Health & Nutrition Assessment Survey (CHANAS) at UNH, an ongoing, comprehensive study examining the health of college students, 18-24 years of age.   Learn more about CHANAS here.

In 2015, Dr. Morrell was awarded the College of Life Sciences & Agriculture’s Outstanding Advisor Award.   

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