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Keim
Kathryn
S.
PhD, RD, LDN
Professor
Clinical Nutrition, PhD in Health Sciences
College of Health Sciences
Triangle Office Building
1700 W. Van Buren St.
Ste. 425
Chicago, IL 60612

(312) 942-2812
(312) 942-5203
kathy_keim@rush.edu
PhD, Texas Tech University

MS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
Diabetes diet education in the inpatient and community setting and what influences the dietary behavior of those with diabetes is one research area. The NIH funded randomized controlled trial Lifestyle Improvement through Food and Exercise (LIFE) will determine if a community-based lifestyle intervention can decrease A1C in low-income African Americans with type 2 diabetes. A second area of research is developing simple primary care physician/RD strategies that can be implemented in the pediatric clinic to improve the eating and physical activity behaviors of children and families to prevent or treat pediatric obesity. Research methods used in the past include: questionnaires; individual interviews, focus groups; multiple day weighed food records, and the multiple pass 24-hour food recall method. Keim is a professor in clinical nutrition with primary roles as instructor in diabetes pathophysiology and nutrition care, nutrition counseling methods with an emphasis on motivational interviewing and preceptor for outpatient nutrition counseling.
 
Publications
Coltman AE, Keim KS, Taylor CA, Chapman-Novakofski KM. Assessing diet quality of a type 2 diabetes sample using the Healthy Eating Index 2005. Topics in Clinical Nutrition. 2013;28(2):145-153.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/TIN.0b013e31828d7a61
 
Fitch C, Keim KS. Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Use of nutritive and nonnutritive sweeteners. J Academy Nutr Diet. 2012;112(6):739-758. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2012.03.009
 
Marsh KK, Keim KS, Taylor CA, Chapman-Novakofski, Hartney C. Core and secondary foods as a measure of diet quality in a type 2 diabetes sample. Topics in Clinical Nutrition. 2012;27(2):136-146.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/TIN.0b013e318254215c
 
Davis C, Sowa D, Keim KS, Kinnare K, Peterson S. The use of prealbumin and C-reactive protein for monitoring nutrition support in adult patients receiving enteral nutrition in an urban medical center. J Enteral Parenteral Nutr. 2012; 36(2):197-204. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0148607111413896
 
Lynch EB, Holmes S, Keim K, Koneman SA. Concepts of healthful food among low-income African-American women. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2012;44(2):154-159. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2011.04.001
 
Keim KS, Agruss JC, Williams EM, Fogg L, Minnick A, Catrambone C, Rothschild S. Cardiovascular disease prevention preferences of a sample of urban American Indians. Home Health Care Management & Practice. 2011;23(6):428-434. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1084822311405458
 
Spahn JM, Reeves RS, Keim K, Laquatra I, Kellogg M, Jortberg B, Clark N. State of the evidence regarding behavior change theories and strategies in nutrition counseling to facilitate health and food behavior change. J Am Diet Assoc 2010;110:879-891. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jada.2010.03.021
 
Cavanaugh CL, Taylor CA, Keim KS, Clutter JS, Geraghty ME. Cultural perceptions of health and diabetes among Native American men. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2008;19(4):1029-1043. http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/hpu.0.0083
 
Weil SD, Keim KS, Lafferty L, Sowa D, Dowling R. Registered dietitian prescriptive practices in hospitals. J Am Diet Assoc 2008;108(10):1688-1692. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jada.2008.07.005
 
Grants
 
NIH NIDDK
Title: The LIFE Program: a behavioral approach to glycemic control in African Americans
PI: Elizabeth Lynch, PhD; Co-I: Kathy S Keim, PhD, RD
September 1, 2011 – 2016
 
American Vets
Title: The development, reliability and validity of a tool to measure stage of change to consume a controlled carbohydrate eating plan in a type 2 diabetes population.
PI: Karen Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RD; Co-I: K Kathy S Keim, PhD, RD
July 1, 2008 – December 31, 2010
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