Publications

THRIVE

 
  1. Cardiovascular disease risk factors and health outcomes among American Indians in Oklahoma: The THRIVE study
    • Citation: Jernigan, V. B. B., Wetherill, M., Hearod, J., Jacob, T., Salvatore, A. L., Cannady, T., … & Buchwald, D. (2017). Cardiovascular disease risk factors and health outcomes among American Indians in Oklahoma: the THRIVE study. Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities, 4(6), 1061-1068.
    • Link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40615-016-0310-4
  2. Food insecurity and chronic diseases among American Indians in rural Oklahoma: The THRIVE study
    • Citation: Blue Bird Jernigan, V., Wetherill, M. S., Hearod, J., Jacob, T., Salvatore, A. L., Cannady, T., … & Buchwald, D. (2017). Food insecurity and chronic diseases among American Indians in rural Oklahoma: The THRIVE study. American Journal of Public Health, 107(3), 441-446.
    • Link: https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2016.303605
  3. Using community-based participatory research to develop healthy retail strategies in Native American-owned convenience stores: The THRIVE study.
    • Citation: Jernigan, V. B. B., Williams, M., Wetherill, M., Taniguchi, T., Jacob, T., Cannady, T., … & Salvatore, A. L. (2018). Using community-based participatory research to develop healthy retail strategies in Native American-owned convenience stores: the THRIVE study. Preventive medicine reports, 11, 148-153.
    • Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2018.06.012
  4. Food choice considerations among American Indians living in rural Oklahoma: The THRIVE study
    • Citation: Wetherill, M. S., Williams, M. B., Hartwell, M. L., Salvatore, A. L., Jacob, T., Cannady, T. K., … & Jernigan, V. B. B. (2018). Food choice considerations among American Indians living in rural Oklahoma: The THRIVE study. Appetite, 128, 14-20.
    • Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2018.05.019
  5. A nutrition environment measure to assess tribal convenience stores: the THRIVE study
    • Citation: Wetherill, M. S., Williams, M. B., Taniguchi, T., Salvatore, A. L., Jacob, T., Cannady, T., … & Blue Bird Jernigan, V. (2020). A nutrition environment measure to assess tribal convenience stores: the THRIVE study. Health promotion practice, 21(3), 410-420.
    • Link: https://doi.org/10.1177/1524839918800968
  6. A Healthy Retail Intervention in Native American Convenience Stores: The THRIVE Community-Based Participatory Research Study
    • Citation: Bird Jernigan, V. B., Salvatore, A. L., Williams, M., Wetherill, M., Taniguchi, T., Jacob, T., … & Noonan, C. (2019). A healthy retail intervention in Native American convenience stores: the THRIVE community-based participatory research study. American journal of public health, 109(1), 132-139.
    • Link: https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2018.304749
  7. Diabetes and Obesity Associated with Poor Food Environments in American Indian Communities: the Tribal Health and Resilience in Vulnerable Environments (THRIVE) Study
    • Citation: Love, C. V., Taniguchi, T. E., Williams, M. B., Noonan, C. J., Wetherill, M. S., Salvatore, A. L., … & Jernigan, V. B. B. (2019). Diabetes and obesity associated with poor food environments in American Indian communities: the Tribal Health and Resilience in Vulnerable Environments (THRIVE) Study. Current developments in nutrition, 3(Supplement_2), 63-68.
    • Link: https://doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzy099
  8. Process Evaluation Tool Development and Fidelity of Healthy Retail Interventions in American Indian Tribally-Owned Convenience Stores: the THRIVE Study
    • Citation: Taniguchi, T. E., Salvatore, A. L., Williams, M. B., Love, C. V., Noonan, C. J., Cannady, T. K., … & Jernigan, V. B. B. (2020). Process Evaluation Tool Development and Fidelity of Healthy Retail Interventions in American Indian Tribally Owned Convenience Stores: the Tribal Health Resilience in Vulnerable Environments (THRIVE) Study. Current developments in nutrition, 4(Supplement_1), 33-41.
    • Link: https://doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzz073
  9. Impact of a Healthy Retail Intervention on Fruits and Vegetables and Total Sales in Tribally-Owned Convenience Stores: Findings from the THRIVE Study
    • Citation: Williams, M. B., Wang, W., Taniguchi, T., Salvatore, A. L., Groover, W. K., Wetherill, M., … & Jernigan, V. B. B. (2020). Impact of a Healthy Retail Intervention on Fruits and Vegetables and Total Sales in Tribally Owned Convenience Stores: Findings From the THRIVE Study. Health Promotion Practice, 1524839920953122.
    • Link: https://doi.org/10.1177/1524839920953122
  10. Perceived Environments and Physical Activity Among American Indian Adults Living in Oklahoma: the THRIVE study
    • Citation: Haslam, A., Taniguchi, T., Love, C., Jacob, T., Cannady, T. K., Standridge, J., … & Jernigan, V. B. B. (2021). Perceived Environments and Physical Activity Among American Indian Adults Living in Oklahoma: The THRIVE Study. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 15(3), 285-296.
    • Link: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/805936

FRESH

  1. Impact of the 2017 Child and Adult Care Food Program Meal Pattern Requirement Change on Menu Quality in Tribal Early Care Environments: The Food Resource Equity and Sustainability for Health Study
    • Citation: Sisson, S. B., Sleet, K., Rickman, R., Love, C., Bledsoe, A., Williams, M., & Jernigan, V. B. B. (2020). Impact of the 2017 child and adult care food program meal pattern requirement change on menu quality in tribal early care environments: the food resource equity and sustainability for health study. Current developments in nutrition, 4(Supplement_1), 12-22.
    • Link: https://doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzz094
  2. The Development of Child and Adult Care Food Program Best-Practice Menu and Training for Native American Head Start Programs: the FRESH Study
    • Citation: Sisson, S. B., Sleet, K., Rickman, R., Love, C., Williams, M., & Jernigan, V. B. B. (2019). The development of child and adult care food program best-practice menu and training for Native American Head Start programs: the FRESH study. Preventive medicine reports, 14, 100880.
    • Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.100880
  3. The Impact of Responsive Feeding Practice Training on Teacher Feeding Behaviors in Tribal Early Care and Education: The Food Resource Equity and Sustainability for Health (FRESH) Study
    • Citation: Sleet, K., Sisson, S. B., Dev, D. A., Love, C., Williams, M. B., Hoffman, L. A., & Jernigan, V. B. B. (2020). The impact of responsive feeding practice training on teacher feeding behaviors in tribal early care and education: The food resource equity and sustainability for health (FRESH) study. Current developments in nutrition, 4(Supplement_1), 23-32.
    • Link: https://doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzz105
  4. Development of a Tribally-led Gardening Curriculum for Indigenous Preschool Children: The FRESH Study
    • Citation: Wetherill, M. S., Bourque, E. E., Taniguchi, T., Love, C. V., Sisk, M., & Jernigan, V. B. B. (2021). Development of a Tribally-led Gardening Curriculum for Indigenous Preschool Children: The FRESH Study. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.
    • Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2021.07.011
  5. Food Sovereignty Indicators for Indigenous Community Capacity Building and Health
    • Citation: Blue Bird Jernigan, V., Maudrie, T. L., Nikolaus, C. J., Benally, T., Johnson, S., Teague, T., … & Taniguchi, T. (2021). Food Sovereignty Indicators for Indigenous Community Capacity Building and Health. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 307.
    • Link: https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2021.704750
  6. Methods for Assessing Willingness to Try and Vegetable Consumption among Children in Indigenous Early Childcare Settings: The FRESH Study
    • Citation: Wetherill, M.S., Williams, M.B., Reese, J., Taniguchi, T., Sisson, S.B., Malek-Lasater, A.D., Love, C.V., & Jernigan, V.B.B. (2022). Methods for Assessing Willingness to Try and Vegetable Consumption among Children in Indigenous Early Childcare Settings: The FRESH Study. Nutrients, 14(1), 58.
    • Link: https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14010058
  7. Design and Methods of a Participatory Healthy Eating Intervention for Indigenous Children: The FRESH Study
    • Citation: Blue Bird Jernigan, V., Taniguchi, T., Haslam, A., Williams, M., Maudrie, T. L., Nikolaus, C., … & Sisson, S. (2022). Design and Methods of a Participatory Healthy Eating Intervention for Indigenous Children: the FRESH Study. Frontiers in Public Health, 242.
    • Link: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2022.790008

NOSH

None available.

CHEERS

None available.

OTHER

  1. Sex Differences in Diabetes Prevention, Comorbidities, and Health Care Utilization among American Indians Living in the Northern Plains
    • Citation: Huyser, K. R., Rockell, J., Jernigan, V. B. B., Taniguchi, T., Wilson, C., Manson, S. M., & O’Connell, J. (2020). Sex Differences in Diabetes Prevalence, Comorbidities, and Health Care Utilization among American Indians Living in the Northern Plains. Current developments in nutrition, 4(Supplement_1), 42-48.
    • Link: https://doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzz089
  2. Community-Based Participatory Intervention Research with American Indian Communities: What is the State of the Science?
    • Citation: Hearod, J. B., Wetherill, M. S., Salvatore, A. L., & Jernigan, V. B. B. (2019). Community-Based Participatory Intervention Research with American Indian Communities: What is the State of the Science?. Current developments in nutrition, 3(Supplement_2), 39-52.
    • Link: https://doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzz008

THRIVE

 
  1. Cardiovascular disease risk factors and health outcomes among American Indians in Oklahoma: The THRIVE study
    • Citation: Jernigan, V. B. B., Wetherill, M., Hearod, J., Jacob, T., Salvatore, A. L., Cannady, T., … & Buchwald, D. (2017). Cardiovascular disease risk factors and health outcomes among American Indians in Oklahoma: the THRIVE study. Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities, 4(6), 1061-1068.
    • Link
  2. Food insecurity and chronic diseases among American Indians in rural Oklahoma: The THRIVE study
    • Citation: Blue Bird Jernigan, V., Wetherill, M. S., Hearod, J., Jacob, T., Salvatore, A. L., Cannady, T., … & Buchwald, D. (2017). Food insecurity and chronic diseases among American Indians in rural Oklahoma: The THRIVE study. American Journal of Public Health, 107(3), 441-446.
    • Link
  3. Using community-based participatory research to develop healthy retail strategies in Native American-owned convenience stores: The THRIVE study.
    • Citation: Jernigan, V. B. B., Williams, M., Wetherill, M., Taniguchi, T., Jacob, T., Cannady, T., … & Salvatore, A. L. (2018). Using community-based participatory research to develop healthy retail strategies in Native American-owned convenience stores: the THRIVE study. Preventive medicine reports, 11, 148-153.
    • Link
  4. Food choice considerations among American Indians living in rural Oklahoma: The THRIVE study
    • Citation: Wetherill, M. S., Williams, M. B., Hartwell, M. L., Salvatore, A. L., Jacob, T., Cannady, T. K., … & Jernigan, V. B. B. (2018). Food choice considerations among American Indians living in rural Oklahoma: The THRIVE study. Appetite, 128, 14-20.
    • Link
  5. A nutrition environment measure to assess tribal convenience stores: the THRIVE study
    • Citation: Wetherill, M. S., Williams, M. B., Taniguchi, T., Salvatore, A. L., Jacob, T., Cannady, T., … & Blue Bird Jernigan, V. (2020). A nutrition environment measure to assess tribal convenience stores: the THRIVE study. Health promotion practice, 21(3), 410-420.
    • Link
  6. A Healthy Retail Intervention in Native American Convenience Stores: The THRIVE Community-Based Participatory Research Study
    • Citation: Bird Jernigan, V. B., Salvatore, A. L., Williams, M., Wetherill, M., Taniguchi, T., Jacob, T., … & Noonan, C. (2019). A healthy retail intervention in Native American convenience stores: the THRIVE community-based participatory research study. American journal of public health, 109(1), 132-139.
    • Link
  7. Diabetes and Obesity Associated with Poor Food Environments in American Indian Communities: the Tribal Health and Resilience in Vulnerable Environments (THRIVE) Study
    • Citation: Love, C. V., Taniguchi, T. E., Williams, M. B., Noonan, C. J., Wetherill, M. S., Salvatore, A. L., … & Jernigan, V. B. B. (2019). Diabetes and obesity associated with poor food environments in American Indian communities: the Tribal Health and Resilience in Vulnerable Environments (THRIVE) Study. Current developments in nutrition, 3(Supplement_2), 63-68.
    • Link
  8. Process Evaluation Tool Development and Fidelity of Healthy Retail Interventions in American Indian Tribally-Owned Convenience Stores: the THRIVE Study
    • Citation: Taniguchi, T. E., Salvatore, A. L., Williams, M. B., Love, C. V., Noonan, C. J., Cannady, T. K., … & Jernigan, V. B. B. (2020). Process Evaluation Tool Development and Fidelity of Healthy Retail Interventions in American Indian Tribally Owned Convenience Stores: the Tribal Health Resilience in Vulnerable Environments (THRIVE) Study. Current developments in nutrition, 4(Supplement_1), 33-41.
    • Link
  9. Impact of a Healthy Retail Intervention on Fruits and Vegetables and Total Sales in Tribally-Owned Convenience Stores: Findings from the THRIVE Study
    • Citation: Williams, M. B., Wang, W., Taniguchi, T., Salvatore, A. L., Groover, W. K., Wetherill, M., … & Jernigan, V. B. B. (2020). Impact of a Healthy Retail Intervention on Fruits and Vegetables and Total Sales in Tribally Owned Convenience Stores: Findings From the THRIVE Study. Health Promotion Practice, 1524839920953122.
    • Link
  10. Perceived Environments and Physical Activity Among American Indian Adults Living in Oklahoma: the THRIVE study
    • Citation: Haslam, A., Taniguchi, T., Love, C., Jacob, T., Cannady, T. K., Standridge, J., … & Jernigan, V. B. B. (2021). Perceived Environments and Physical Activity Among American Indian Adults Living in Oklahoma: The THRIVE Study. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 15(3), 285-296.
    • Link

FRESH

  1. Impact of the 2017 Child and Adult Care Food Program Meal Pattern Requirement Change on Menu Quality in Tribal Early Care Environments: The Food Resource Equity and Sustainability for Health Study
    • Citation: Sisson, S. B., Sleet, K., Rickman, R., Love, C., Bledsoe, A., Williams, M., & Jernigan, V. B. B. (2020). Impact of the 2017 child and adult care food program meal pattern requirement change on menu quality in tribal early care environments: the food resource equity and sustainability for health study. Current developments in nutrition, 4(Supplement_1), 12-22.
    • Link
  2. The Development of Child and Adult Care Food Program Best-Practice Menu and Training for Native American Head Start Programs: the FRESH Study
    • Citation: Sisson, S. B., Sleet, K., Rickman, R., Love, C., Williams, M., & Jernigan, V. B. B. (2019). The development of child and adult care food program best-practice menu and training for Native American Head Start programs: the FRESH study. Preventive medicine reports, 14, 100880.
    • Link
  3. The Impact of Responsive Feeding Practice Training on Teacher Feeding Behaviors in Tribal Early Care and Education: The Food Resource Equity and Sustainability for Health (FRESH) Study
    • Citation: Sleet, K., Sisson, S. B., Dev, D. A., Love, C., Williams, M. B., Hoffman, L. A., & Jernigan, V. B. B. (2020). The impact of responsive feeding practice training on teacher feeding behaviors in tribal early care and education: The food resource equity and sustainability for health (FRESH) study. Current developments in nutrition, 4(Supplement_1), 23-32.
    • Link
  4. Development of a Tribally-led Gardening Curriculum for Indigenous Preschool Children: The FRESH Study
    • Citation: Wetherill, M. S., Bourque, E. E., Taniguchi, T., Love, C. V., Sisk, M., & Jernigan, V. B. B. (2021). Development of a Tribally-led Gardening Curriculum for Indigenous Preschool Children: The FRESH Study. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.
    • Link
  5. Food Sovereignty Indicators for Indigenous Community Capacity Building and Health
    • Citation: Blue Bird Jernigan, V., Maudrie, T. L., Nikolaus, C. J., Benally, T., Johnson, S., Teague, T., … & Taniguchi, T. (2021). Food Sovereignty Indicators for Indigenous Community Capacity Building and Health. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 307.
    • Link
  6. Methods for Assessing Willingness to Try and Vegetable Consumption among Children in Indigenous Early Childcare Settings: The FRESH Study
    • Citation: Wetherill, M.S., Williams, M.B., Reese, J., Taniguchi, T., Sisson, S.B., Malek-Lasater, A.D., Love, C.V., & Jernigan, V.B.B. (2022). Methods for Assessing Willingness to Try and Vegetable Consumption among Children in Indigenous Early Childcare Settings: The FRESH Study. Nutrients, 14(1), 58.
    • Link

NOSH

None available.

CHEERS

None available.

OTHER

  1. Sex Differences in Diabetes Prevention, Comorbidities, and Health Care Utilization among American Indians Living in the Northern Plains
    • Citation: Huyser, K. R., Rockell, J., Jernigan, V. B. B., Taniguchi, T., Wilson, C., Manson, S. M., & O’Connell, J. (2020). Sex Differences in Diabetes Prevalence, Comorbidities, and Health Care Utilization among American Indians Living in the Northern Plains. Current developments in nutrition, 4(Supplement_1), 42-48.
    • Link
  2. Community-Based Participatory Intervention Research with American Indian Communities: What is the State of the Science?
    • Citation: Hearod, J. B., Wetherill, M. S., Salvatore, A. L., & Jernigan, V. B. B. (2019). Community-Based Participatory Intervention Research with American Indian Communities: What is the State of the Science?. Current developments in nutrition, 3(Supplement_2), 39-52.
    • Link

Media

Native Americans have some of the highest rates of Type 2 diabetes. Dr. Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan of Oklahoma’s Choctaw Nation ties this to conditions on reservations, and is improving Native health by “taking back our ability to grow our own foods.”

This presentation was made at the Third Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition on October 4, 2018, in Prior Lake, Minnesota. The conference series brings together tribal officials, researchers, practitioners, and others to discuss the current state of Indigenous and academic scientific knowledge about Native nutrition and food science, and identify new areas of work.

Dr. Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan speaks about Sovereignty Through Nutrition at OSU Center for Sovereign Nations’ Sovereignty Speaks ©.

Webinars

Indigenous Food Sovereignty and Health Symposium

February 16 & 17, 2022

Learn how Indigenous food sovereignty supports health in Native communities, with real world case studies presented by leaders from the National Congress of American Indians and community members on the ground implementing these initiatives. You’ll also be provided with information on funding resources and strategies.

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OMSR Lunch & Learn Series

November 10, 2020

Data Director and Research Epidemiologist at the Center for Indigenous Health Research and Policy, Tori Taniguchi shares how OSU medical students can get involved with research at the center.

Hypertension: Chickasaw Healthy Eating Environments Research Study (CHEERS)

June 3, 2020

CHEERS is a study being conducted in partnership with the Chickasaw Nation. The study comprises several mutually reinforcing strategies to improve blood pressure control among American Indian adults with uncontrolled hypertension. Study findings will be used to promote policies to expand both the Packed Promise for a Healthy Heart intervention and the establishment of brick-and-mortar grocery outlets in rural Chickasaw Nation communities.