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M. Susie Nanney, PhD, MS

FAMMED Rsrch Faculty Nanney Susie


Associate Professor


Program in Health Disparities Research


Obesity prevention in community settings, nutrition policy


MS, Eastern Kentucky University
PhD, Saint Louis University

Bio Summary

Nanney received her bachelor’s of science degree in nutrition and dietetics from Southeast Missouri State University; her MS in community nutrition from Eastern Kentucky University; and an MPH emphasizing behavioral science and a PhD in public health research from Saint Louis University. She has been active in community efforts to promote healthy lifestyles by serving on boards for hunger relief and school wellness. Nanney is also an RD.

Contact Information

717 Delaware St SE, Ste 166
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Current Grants

2013-17, NIH/NHLBI, PI, "Improving Rural High School Breakfast Environments"

2011-16, NICHHD, PI, "Evaluating Impacts of School Policies on Student Diet and Activity Behaviors and Obesity"

2013-14, NIH/NHLBI, co-investigator, "Sib-Works"

2013-14, Blue Cross Blue Shield Community Engagement Innovation Grant, co-PI, “Bridging the Research to State Policy Gap Through a Health Disparities Lens”

2013-14, University of MN Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute, co-PI, “Measuring Food Quality in the Emergency Food Shelf System”

2012-14, USDA, co-investigator, "Creating the University of Minnesota Child and Adolescent Obesity Training Center"

2012-14, NICHHD, co-PI, “Evidence Translation for Childhood Obesity Prevention in Minnesota”

2009-14, NIH/NHLBI, co-PI, “Evaluating Innovative Weight Reduction Strategies for College Students”

Recent Publications

Nanney MS, Nelson TF, Kubik MY, et al. Evaluating school obesity-related policies using surveillance tools: lessons from the ScOPE study. Health Promot Pract. 2014;15(5):622-8.

Haesly B, Nanney MS, Coulter S, Fong S, Pratt RJ. Impact on staff of improving access to the school breakfast program: a qualitative study. J Sch Health. 2014;84(4):267-74.

Lytle LA, Moe SG, Nanney MS, Laska MN, Linde JA. Designing a weight gain prevention trial for young adults: the CHOICES study. Am J Health Educ. 2014;45(2):67-75.

Kite HA, Gollust SE, Callanan RA, Weisman SR, Benning SJ, Nanney MS. Uses of research evidence in the state legislative process to promote active environments in Minnesota. Am J Health Promot. 2014;28(3):S44-S46.

Nanney MS, Davey CS, Kubik MY. Rural disparities in the distribution policies that support healthy eating in U.S. secondary schools. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2013;113(8):1062-8.




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