Todd Bartee, Ph.D.

Faculty Fellow | Professor | Kinesiology & Sports Sciences

University of Nebraska at Kearney

 

 

Dr. Bartee grew up in Columbus, Neb. Throughout his education and career he has focused on the process of planning, implementing and evaluating initiatives to meet the goals of individuals, groups, organizations and communities. Catalyzing change, leadership development, advocacy and partnership building are cornerstones of what he believes are important to build sustainable solutions. Much of his work has focused on facilitating this process and putting these cornerstones into practice primarily in rural school communities. Dr. Bartee has also had the good fortune of working with worksites, health care, government and non-government organizations. Todd’s research on rural community well being has been nationally recognized and funded over nearly 2 decades of applied scholarly work at UNK and other High Plains universities.

barteet2@unk.edu

Publications

  • Heelan, K.A., Bartee, R. T., Nihiser, A., Sherry, B. (2015). Decreasing Childhood Obesity – The Kearney Nebraska Story. Childhood Obesity;11(5):600-607.
  • Holt, E.E., Bartee, R.T., Heelan, K.A., & (2013). Evaluation of a Policy to Integrate Physical Activity into the School Day. Journal of Physical Activity and Health;10(4):480-7.
  • Winnail, S.D., Bartee, R.T., & Kaste, S. (2005). Existence of the School Health Coordinator in a Frontier State. Journal of School Health, 75, 329-333.
  • Self-monitoring As A Predictor For Weight Loss In A Family-based Pediatric Obesity Treatment Program: Article in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 49:986 · May 2017 DOI: 10.1249/01.mss.0000519693.53674.7f
  • Healthier School Environment Leads to Decreases in Childhood Obesity – The Kearney Nebraska Story Child Obes. 2015 October ; 11(5): 600–607. doi:10.1089/chi.2015.0005

Awards

  • Recipient, University of Alabama, College of Human Environmental Sciences’ Jack Davis Professional Achievement Alumni Award, October 16, 2009.

Expertise

  • Health Promotion

Grants

  • Forming Team Grant: Integrating evidence-based nutrition, physical activity, and weight management interventions in primary care to increase reach, effectiveness, and maintenance of lifestyle interventions. Food for Health Collaboration Initiative, University of Nebraska; Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • 2015-2017 CoPI: Heelan, K.A., & Bartee, R.T. Expansion of the Building Healthy Families Project Rural Futures Institute, University of Nebraska; Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • Planning Grant: Integrating evidence-based nutrition, physical activity, and weight management interventions in primary care to increase reach, effectiveness, and maintenance of lifestyle interventions. Food for Health Collaboration Initiative, University of Nebraska; Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • Rural Futures Institute Grant: 2017 Research & Engagement for projects addressing challenges and opportunities facing rural populations in areas of family health, wellness and health science education.