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Department of Food & Nutritional Sciences

Research Achievement

Publications: Peered Review Articles and Book Chapters

Pace, RD, and Johnson, M. 2014. Cardiovascular Disease: The Public Health Nutrition Impact of Hypertension in the African American Community in the Southern United States. “Public Health Nutrition: Principles and Practice in Community and Global Health. ISBN-10: 1449692044 (Book Chapter). Michigan State university. Jones & Bartlett Learning, Burlington, MA.

Peter N. Gichuhi, Kokoasse Kpomblekou-A2 & Adelia C. Bovell-Benjamin.  2014.  Nutritional and Physical Properties of Organic Beauregard Sweet Potato [Ipomoea Batatas (L.)] as Influenced by Broiler Litter Application Rate.  Food Science and Nutrition.  Open access: doi:10.1002/fsn3.108.   

Brunson Dominque, Peter N. Gichuhi, Vijay Rangari, and Adelia C. Bovell-Benjamin.  2013.  Sugar Profile, Mineral Content, and Rheological and Thermal Properties of an Isomerized Sweet Potato Starch Syrup.  International Journal of Food Science.  Vol 2013, Article ID 243412, 8 pages. Open access:
Johnson Melissa, Pace D Ralphenia, Dawkins L Norma, Willian R Kyle. 2013. Diets containing traditional and novel green leafy vegetables improve liver fatty acid profiles of spontaneously hypertensive rats. Lipids in Health and Disease.12:168.

Welch-White,V, Dawkins, N., Graham, T., and Pace, RD. 2013. Impact of High Fat Diets on Physiological Changes in Euthyroid and Thyroid Altered Rats. Lipids in Health and Disease 12:100.

Horacek TM, Erdman MB, Reznar ME, Olfert M, Brown-Esters O, Kattelmann KK, Kidd T, Koenings M, Phillips B, Quick V, Shelnutt KP, White AB.  2013.  Evaluation of the food store environment on and near the campus of 15 post-secondary institutions. American Journal of Health Promotion. American Journal of Health Promotion.  27 (4): e81-e90. 

Dour CA, Horacek TM, Schembre SM, Lohse B, Hoerr S, Kattelmann K, White AA, Shoff S, Phillips B,  Greene G. Process Evaluation of Project WebHealth: A Non-Dieting Web-Based Intervention for Obesity Prevention in College Students.  2013.  J Nutr Ed Behav. 45 (4):288-295.

Colby, S.M., Kattelmann, K.K., Herrick, M.S., Shelnutt, K.P., Mathews, A., Phillips, B.W.  2012.  Sneakers and Spokes: An Assessment of the Walkability and Bikeability of U.S. Post-Secondary Institutions. Journal of Environmental Health.  74 (7): 8-15.

Byrd-Bredbenner, C., Johnson, M. Quick, V.M., Walsh, J., Greene, G.W., Hoerr, S., Colby, S.M., Kattelmann, K.K., Phillips, B.W., Kidd, T., and Horacek, T.M.  2012.  Sweet & Salty: An Assessment of the Snacks and Beverages Sold in Vending Machines on U.S. Post-Secondary Institution Campuses. Appetite. 58:1143-1151.

Horacek T, Brown-Esters O,  Byrd-Bredbenner C, Carey G, Colby S, Greene G,   Hoerr S, Kattelmann K,  Kidd T, Koenings M, Olfert M, Phillips B, Shelnutt K, White A. 2012.   Obesity Prevention Behavior and Environment Relationships on U.S. Post-Secondary Campuses.  International Congress of Dietetics, Australia.

Walsh, J., Hebert, A., Byrd-Bredbenner, C., Carey, G., Colby, S., Brown-Esters, O., Greene, G., Hoerr, S., Horacek, T., Kattelmann, K., Kidd, T., Koenings, M., Phillip, B., Shelnutt, K., White, A.  2012.  The Development and Preliminary Validation of the Behavior, Environment, and Changeability Survey (BECS). Journal of Nutrition Education Behavior.  44 (6): 490-499.

Kattelmann, K., White, A., Bred-Bredbenner, C., Greene, G., Koenings, M., Horacek, T., Hoerr, S., Phillips, B., Colby, S., Brown-Esters, Stabile-Morell, J., Kidd, T., Olfert, M., Shelnutt, K.  2012.  Project YEAH: Development of a Web-Based Intervention for Preventing Excess Weight Gain in Young Adults.  International Congress of Dietetics. Sydney Australia.  

Greene, G., White, A., Hoerr, S., Loshe, B., Schembre, S., Riebe, D., Patterson, J., Kattelmann, K., Schoff, S, Horacek, T., Blissmer, B. & Phillips, B.  2012.  Impact of an On-line Healthful Eating and Physical Activity Program for College Students.   Am J Health Promo, 27(2); e47-e58. doi: 

Kattelmann, K., White, A., Greene, G., Byrd-Bredbenner, C., Horacek, T., Hoerr, S., Kidd, T., Phillips, B., Colby, S., Brown-Esters, O., Koenings, M., Shelnutt, K., Olfert, M., Merrell, J.  2012.  Development of a Randomized Trial Guided by the Process of Precede-Proceed for the Prevention of Excessive Weight Gain in Communities of Young Adults. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.  44(4s); s94-s95.

Pace, RD, Dawkins, N and Johnson, M.  2012.  Strategies for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Rural Southern African American Communities.   Public Health - Social and Behavioral Health. ISBN 979-953-307-499-2. (Book Chapter).

Horacek, Tanya M.; White, Adrienne A.; Greene, Geoffrey W.; Reznar, Melissa M.; Quick, Virginia M.; Morrell, Jesse S.; Colby, Sarah M.; Kattelmann, Kendra K.; Herrick, Minette S.; Shelnutt, Karla P.; Mathews, Anne; Phillips, Beatrice W.; Byrd-Bredbenner, Carol.  2012.  Sneakers and Spokes: An Assessment of the Walkability and Bikeability of U.S.Postsecondary Institutions.  Journal of Environmental Health.  74 (7):8-15.  

Byrd-Bredbenner, C Horacek, T.M., White, A.A., Greene, G.W., Reznar, M.M., Quick, V.M., Morrell, J.S., Colby, S.M., Kattelmann, K.K., Herrick, M.S., Shelnutt, K.P., Mathews, A., Phillips, B.W.   2012.  Sneakers and Spokes: An Assessment of the Walkability and Bikeability of U.S. Post-Secondary Institutions. March.  Journal of Environmental Health.  74(7):8-15.

Megumi  Marishima, Sharon L. Hoerr, Scheryl O. Hughes, Kendra K. Kattelmann, Beatrice W. Phillips.  2012.  Maternal Parenting Behaviors during Childhood Relate to Weight Status and Fruit and Vegetable Intake of College Students.  J Nutrition Education and Behavior.  44(6):556-563.  

Greene, G., Schembre, S., White, A., Hoerr, S. Lohse, B., Shoff, S., Horacek. T, Riebe, D., Patterson, J., Phillips, B., Kattelmann, K., and Blissmer, B.  2011. Identifying Clusters of College Students at Elevated Health Risk Based on Eating and Exercise Behaviors and Psychosocial Determinants of Body Weight.  J Am Diet Association.  111 (3):394-400.  

Karna P, Gundala SR, Gupta MV, Shamsi SA, Pace RD, Yates C, Narayan S, Aneja R.  2011. Polyphenol-Rich Sweet Potato Greens Extract Inhibits Proliferation and Induces Apoptosis in Prostate Cancer Cells in Vitro and In Vivo. Carcinogenesis.  32(12):1872-1880.  

Kim, K.W., B.J. Min., Y.T. Kim., R.M. Kimmel., K. Cooksey and S.I. Park.  2011.  Antimicrobial Activity against Foodborne Pathogens of Chitosan Biopolymer Films of Different Molecular Weights. LWT – Food Science and Technology.  44(2):565-569. 

Johnson, M. and Pace, R.  2010.  Sweet Potato Leaves: Properties and Synergistic Interactions that Promote Health and Prevent Disease.  Nutrition Reviews.  68(10):604-615.   

Carter, V. Dawkins, N, Howard, B. 2010.  Healthy Lifestyle: A Community-Based Cancer Awareness and Prevention Intervention Program.  J Health Care Poor Underserved.  21:107-118.

Pace RD, Gray AL and Dawkins NL.   2010.  Reduction of Modifiable CVD risk factors in a Rural Population.  Professional Agriculture Workers Conference Proceedings. Department of Food & Nutritional Sciences, CAENS, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee AL.  

Dawkins, N, McMickens, T, Findley, H. and Pace, R.  2010.  Knowledge And Perception of Community Leaders on Obesity: Implications for Outreach Education.  J. of Ext.  48 (5), Article #: 5RIB2.  

Bovell-Benjamin, AC, Dawkins, N., Pace RD, Shikany, JM.  2010.  Dietary Consumption Practices and Cancer Risk in African Americans in the Rural South.  J Health Care Poor Underserved.  21:57-25.  

Greene, G., White, A., Schembre, S., Shoff, S., Riebe, D., Patterson, J., Lohse, B., Phillips, B., Kattelmann, K., & Hoerr, S.  2011.  College Students Differ in Weight Related Behaviors and Cognitive Variables by Gender and Relative Weight Status. J. Am. Dietetic Assoc. 111:394-400.  

Min, B. Han, I, and Dawson, P.  2010.  Antimicrobial Gelatin Films Reduce Listeria monocytogenes on Turkey Bologna.  Poultry Science.  89:1307-1314.  

P.N. Gichuhi, D. Mortley, E. Bromfield, and A.C. Bovell-Benjamin.  2009.  Nutritional, Physical, and Sensory Evaluation of Hydroponic Carrots (Daucus carota L.) from Different Nutrient Delivery Systems.  Journal of Food Science.  74 (9):S403-S412.  

Huang, Z, Wang, B, Williams, P, and Pace, RD.  2009.  Identification of Anthocyanins in Muscadine Grapes with HPLC-ESI-MS.  Food Science and Technolgy. 42:  819-24.  

Huang, Z, Wang, B, Pace, RD, Yoon, S.  2009.   Trans Fat intake Lowers Total Cholesterol and High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Levels without Changing Insulin Sensitivity Index in Wistar Rats.  Nutr. Rev.  29:  2006-12.
Ward, J A, Dawkins N, Shikany, J and Pace, RD.  2009.  Boost for Purslane.  The World of Food Ingredients. 1:58-60.  

Bovell-Benjamin, AC.  2009.  Bioactivity, Benefits and Safety of Traditional and Ethnic Foods. In: Ensuring Global Food Safety: Exploring Global Harmonization. Boisrobert, C., Stjepanovic, A., Oh, S., Lelieveld, H. (eds.).  Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA. 

Bovell-Benjamin, AC.  2009.  Sweetpotato Utilization in Human Health, Industry and Animal Feed Systems. In: Ray, RC, Tomlins, KI (Eds.). Sweet potato: Postharvest aspects in food feed and industries. Nova Science Publishers, NW, USA.  

Bovell-Benjamin, AC, Dawkins, N., Pace, RD, Shikany, J.  2009.  Use of focus Groups to Understand African-Americans’ Dietary Practices: Implications for Modifying a Food Frequency Questionnaire.  Prev Med Prev.  48 (6):549-554. 

Huang, Z, Wang, B, Eaves, D., Shikany, J. & Pace, R.  2009. Total Phenolics and Antioxidant Capacity of Indigenous Vegetables in the Southeast United States: The ACCE Project.  Int J of Food Sci Nutr.  60(2):100-8.  

Bovell-Benjamin, AC.  Hathorn, C., Gichuhi, P.  2008.  Using Sweetpotato Peels in Breadmaking as a Source of Dietary Fiber for Space Diets.  Paper 2008-01-2177.  Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).  Warrendale, PA. 

Do, MY, Kattelmann, K, Boeckner, L, White, A, Greene, G, Hoerr, S, Horacek, T, Phillips, B, Lohse, B.   2008.  Low Income Young Adults Report Increased Variety in Fruit and Vegetable Following a Stage-Tailored Intervention.  Nutrition Research.  28:517-522.  

Gichuhi , P, Hathorn, C, Mortley, D Bovell-Benjamin,  AC.  2008.  Evaluation of Nutritional Properties and Consumer Acceptance of Hydroponic Carrots (Daucus carota L.) Grown Under Different Light Intensities and CO2 Concentrations.   Technical Paper # 2008-01-2173.  Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE), Warrendale, PA.  

Hathorn, CS, Biswas, M A, Gichuhi, PN,  Bovell-Benjamin, AC.  2008.  Comparison of Chemical Physical, Micro-Structural, and Microbial Properties of Breads Supplemented with Sweetpotato Flour and High-Gluten Dough Enhancers.  LWT: Food Science and Technology.  41:803-815.  

McDonald SP, Gichuhi, PN, Mortley, D., Bovell-Benjamin, AC.  2008.  Evaluation of Amylose/Amylopectin, Dietary Fiber, Sugar and Vitamin C in Two Processed and Unprocessed Hydroponic Sweetpotato Cultivars.  Technical Paper # 2008-01-2174.  Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE), Warrendale, PA.  

Bovell-Benjamin AC, Hathorn CS, Ibrahim S, Gichuhi P, Bromfield E.M.  2008.  Healthy Food Choices and Physical Activity Opportunities in two Contrasting Alabama Cities.  J Health & Place. Doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2008.08.001.

Bovell-Benjamin, AC., Gichuhi, PN.  2008.  Using Sweetpotato Peels in Breadmaking as a Source of Dietary Fiber for Space Diets.   Technical Paper Number 2008-01-2177, Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE), Warrendale, PA.  

Hathorn, C.S., Gichuhi, P.N., Bovell-Benjamin, A.C.  2008.  Identification of Styrene and Hexanol during Baking of Sweetpotato Bread in a Closed Chamber.  Technical Paper # 2008-01-2176, Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE), Warrendale, PA.  

Murphy, Tulani, P. N., Gichuhi., Bovell-Benjamin A.C.  2008.  Glycemic Responses of Zucker Fatty Rats to a Sweetpotato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam] Starch Syrup.  Technical Paper # 2008-01-2175, Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE), Warrendale, PA.  

Shetty K, Adyanthaya I, Kwon YI., Apostolids,  E., Min, BJ, Dawson, P.  2008. Post-Harvest Enhancement of Phenolic Phytochemical in Apples for Preservation and Health Benefits. In: G. Paliyath, D.P. Murr, A.K. Handa, S. Lurie. Postharvest Biology and Technology of Fruit, Vegetables, and Flowers. Blackwell.  

Shireen, KF, Pace, RD, Mahboob, M. and Khan, AT.  2008.  Effects of Dietary Vitamin E, C and Soybean Oil Supplementation on Antioxidant Enzyme Activities in Liver and Muscles of Rats.  Food Chem. Toxicology. 46:3290-3294.  

Huang, Z, Wang, B &  Pace, R. D.  2008.  Potentials of Phytochemicals in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.  Recent Advances in Agriculture.  Chapter 4.  pg 63-97.

Pace, R., Dawkins, N., Wang, B. Person, S. & Shikany, J.M.  2008.  Rural Africa-Americans’ Dietary Knowledge, Perceptions, and Behavior in Relation to Cardiovascular Disease: the ACCE Project. Ethnicity & Disease. 18:6-12.  

Brown, Cynthia, Wang, B., and Oh, J Hyun.  2008.  Antimicrobial Activity of Lactoferrin Incorporated into Edible Chitosan Film against Foodborne Pathogenic Bacteria.  J of Food Protection.  71:319-324.  

Hathorn, CS., Biswas, M A, Gichuhi P, Bovell-Benjamin, AC.  2008.  Comparison of Chemical, Physical, Microstructural and Microbial Properties of Breads Supplemented with Sweetpotato Flour and High-Gluten Dough Enhancers.  LWT-Food Sci Technol.  41:803–815.  

Huang Z, Wang B, Eaves DH, Shikany JM, Pace RD.  2007.  Phenolic Compound Profiles of Selected Vegetables Frequently Consumed by African Americans in the Southeast United States.  The ACCE Project.  J Food Chem.  103:1395-1402.  

Yang, H., Wang, Y., Jiang, M., Oh, J-H., Herring, J., and Zhou, P.  2007.  Two-Step Optimization of the Extraction and Subsequent Physical Properties of Channel Catfish (Ictalurus Punctatus) Skin Gelatin. J of Food Sci. 72(4):C188-C195.

Zhang, S., Wang, Y., Herring, J., and Oh, J-H.  2007.  Characterization of Edible Film Fabricated with Channel Carfish (Ictalurus Punctatus) Gellatin Extract using Selected Pretreatment Methods.  J of Food Sci. 72(9):C498-503.

Qian, J. Wang, B., Dawkins, N., Gray, A. & Pace, R.  2007.  Reduction of Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in Africans with a 12-Week Nutrition Education Program.  Nutr. Res.  27:252-257.

Nitzke, S; Kritsch, K; Boeckner, L; Greene,G; Hoerr, S; Horacek, T;  Kattelmann, K; Lohse, B; Oakland, M.J; Phillips, B; and White, A.  2007.  A Stage-Tailored Multi-Modal Intervention Increases Fruit and Vegetable Intakes of Low-Income Young Adults.  Am. J. of Health Promotion.  22 (1):6-14.  

Bovell-Benjamin, A.C., Gichuhi, P.,  Hathorn, C., Bromfield, E.  2007.  Diet and Cancer Prevention Knowledge, Beliefs and Barriers among Students in Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  J Nutr.  137: 281S  

Bovell-Benjamin, AC.  2007.  Sweetpotato: A Review of its Past, Present and Future Role in Human Nutrition.  Adv Food Nutrition Res.  52: 1-59.

Bovell-Benjamin, AC.  2007.  Prospects for the use of Dietary Antioxidants in Cancer Risk Reduction in Astronauts on Mars.  IUFoST World of Food Science.  Invited review.  

Bovell-Benjamin, AC, Hathorn, C., Gichuhi, P.  2007.  Preparation and Characterization of Sweetpotato Peels for use as Dietary Fiber Enhancement in Space Foods.  Technical Paper 2007-01-3053.  Society for Automative Engineers (SAE), Warrendale, PA.  

Hathorn C., Gichuhi, P., Bromfield, E., Bovell-Benjamin, AC.  2007.  Disparities in environmental risk factors for cancer prevention in two rural cities.  J Nutr.  137: 281S.

Camille C Ragin, Emanuela Taioli, Norma McFarlane-Anderson, Gordon Avery, Franklyn Bennett, Adelia Bovell-Benjamin, Angela Brown Thompson, Agatha Carrington, Lydia Campbell-Everett, Jacqueline Ford, Anselm Hennis, Maria Jackson, Sandra Lake, M Cristina Leske, Carol Magai, Barbara Nemesure, Alfred Neugut, Folakemi Odedina, Michael Okobia, Alan Patrick, Wallis Best Plummer, R Renee Reams, Robin Roberts, Sharaneen Scott-Hastings, Sangita Sharma, Victor Wheeler, Suh-Yuh Wu and Clareann Bunker.  2007.  African-Caribbean Cancer Consortium for the Study of Viral, Genetic and Environmental Cancer Risk Factors.  J Infectious Agents Cancer.  2:17 (doi:10.1186/1750-9378-2-17).  

Gichuhi, PN, Hathorn, C, Kpomblekou-A, K, Bovell-Benjamin, AC.  2007.  Evaluation of Sweetpotatoes Grown with and without Ryegrass Cover Crop, Technical Paper 2007-01-3048.  Society for Automative Engineers (SAE), Warrendale, PA.  (Among the outstanding SAE Technical Papers of 2007).

Simelton-Edgeston CM, Gichuhi, P., Kpomblekou-A, JK., Bovell-Benjamin, AC.  2007.  Comparative Treatments of Organically Grown Sweetpotatoes for use in Space Foods.  Technical Paper 2007-01-3052.  Society for Automative Engineers (SAE), Warrendale, PA.  

McDonald, SP, Gichuhi, PN, Mortley, D., Bovell-Benjamin, AC.  2007.  β-Carotene Content of Dehydrated Hydroponic Sweetpotatoes Grown under Different Lighting Conditions., Technical Paper 2007-01-3051, Society for Automative Engineers (SAE). Warrendale, PA.  

Hathorn, CS, Gichuhi, PN, Bovell-Benjamin, AC.  2007.  Analysis of Volatile Compounds from Sweetpotato Breads using Gas-Chromatography and Solid Phase Microextraction., Technical Paper 2007-01-3050.  Society for Automative Engineers (SAE), Warrendale, PA.

Huang, Z, Wang, B, Pace, R. and Oh, J.  2006.  Trans Fatty Acid Content of Selected Foods in an African-American Community. J. Food Sci:  71 (6):C322-C327. 

Liu, Yoon Kook Park, Zhiliang Huang, Baowu Wang, Ramble O. Ankumah, and Prosanto K. Biswas.  2006.  Product Identification and Distribution from Hydrothermal Conversion of Walnut Shells.  Energy Fuels.  20(2):446-454.

Sohail, S. S., Wang, B., Biswas, M.A., Oh, J-H.  2006.  Physical, Morphological, and Barrier Properties of Edible Casein Films with Wax Applications.  Journal of Food Science.  71(4):C255–C259.

Wang, B. Chapter 29. Chemical Composition of Red Meat. In Handbook of Food Science, Technology, and Engineering. Y.H. Hui ed. CRC Taylor and Francis. Boca Raton.