Kerri Lynn Knippen

Position: Assistant Professor, Food and Nutrition Graduate Program Coordinator 

Phone: 419-372-8316


Address: 122 Health & Human Services

Education & Training:

PhD, Health Education, The University of Toledo

MPH, NW Ohio Consortium for Public Health

BS, Dietetics, BGSU

Dietetic Internship, BGSU

Research Interests:

  • Nutrition across the lifespan 
  • Diabetes, Diabetes Prevention, Gestational Diabetes
  • Healthcare delivery 

Dr. Knippen has received funding from the Bowling Green Community Foundation to support her work related to the development of the Nutrition Clinic and a virtual Diabetes Prevention Program which was launched in 2021. Dr. Knippen also has received research funding from the BGSU Optimal Aging Institute, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, and the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) Foundation. 

To learn more about Dr. Knippen's work for her Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) Registry Study, funded by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, please visit: 

Dr. Knippen is currently working with Mercy Health-St. Vincent's Medical Center on pilot, implementation science project related to Gestational Diabetes. The project has received funding from the ADCES Foundation's 2022 Advancing the Science of Diabetes Care and Education Grant opportunity to pilot a care plan intervention focused on improving health protective behavior and lowering future risk for diabetes after Gestational Diabetes. 

Dr. Knippen is also co-evaluator for a multi-year evaluation project with ProMedica (2021-2026) entitled “Evaluation of the Primary Care Obstetrics Track of the Primary Care Training and Enhancement-Community Prevention and Maternal Health” ($150,000 sub-award to the BGSU Center of Assessment and Evaluation Services from the United States Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)). The HRSA award is focused on the implementation of a new family medicine obstetrics fellowship with ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital which serves rural areas of southern Michigan and Ohio. 

Courses Taught:

FN 4340/5340 Medical Nutrition Therapy I; FN 4350 Lifecycle Nutrition: Preg-Adolescence; FN 6070 Community and Public Health Nutrition; FN 6120 Weight Management; Graduate level special topic courses related to Nutrition Communication, Diabetes; FN 6960 Professional Portfolio in Food and Nutrition

Other Accomplishments: 

Dr. Knippen is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Dr. Knippen received the 2022 BGSU Faculty Senate Community Involvement Award. Dr. Knippen was also previously recognized by the Ohio Academy of Nutrition Dietetics as a Young Dietitian of the Year and more recently was recognized as Ohio Dietitian of the Year in 2022. 

Updated: 08/17/2022 08:02PM