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Jill Armstrong Shultz, PhD


Professor of Nutrition


Washington State University

Contact Information:

Program in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

Food Science and Human Nutrition Building Rm 102

Pullman, WA 99164-6378

Phone: 509-335-6181

Short Bio:

Dr. Armstrong Shultz, a Professor of Nutrition, has conducted evaluation research on nutrition education programs for more than 20 years, including studies of the impacts of modified and traditional instructional methods in the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), a protocol for 5-A-Day education using a Market Basket Booklet in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), an adaptation of MyPyramid for low resource audiences, and diabetes dietary education on attitudes, behaviors, and diabetes control for type 2 diabetes patients. She has worked extensively with low-income, ethnic minority, and at risk individuals and families, addressing community nutrition program information needs at the state and national levels. Her expertise encompasses survey design and implementation, focus group and other qualitative methodologies, and program evaluation designs and data analysis for qualitative and quantitative data. Dr. Armstrong Shultz’s research has been supported by diverse state and national agencies, including the U. S. Department of Agriculture, the Washington Department of Health, and national foundations. Her instructional experience includes courses in graduate and undergraduate community nutrition and nutrition education, and graduate research methods in nutrition. Dr. Armstrong Shultz has a PhD in Nutrition from the University of Rhode Island, and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Food Science from North Carolina State University.