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Sarah T. Henes

Assistant Professor    

Ph.D., Bioenergetics
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (2010)

M.A., Exercise Physiology
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (2003)

B.S., Nutritional Sciences
Rutgers University, Douglass College, New Brunswick, NJ (1996)


Courses Taught

  • Nutrition Counseling Skills (NUTR 6300)
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Nutrition Intervention I
  • Nutrition and Physical Fitness (NUTR 4960)
  • Principles of Nutrition (NUTR 2100)
  • Supervised Practice (NUTR 6000-6010)

Research Interests

  • Childhood Obesity
  • Energy Balance
Journal Articles (selected publications)
Henes ST, Johnson A, Toner M, MamarilK, Kelkar M, Xiao Y, Warren, G. Assessing Resting Metabolic Rate in Overweight and Obese Adolescents with a Portable Indirect Calorimeter: A Pilot Study for Validation and Reliability.  Nutr. Clin. Pract. June 2016, 31(3): 355-361 (Originally published online September 9, 2015 before print.   doi:10.1177/0884533615603966) (refereed)
Johnson A, Reddy S, Walsh S, Wulkan M, Nucci A,Henes S.  The relationship between diet of adolescents before sleeve gastrectomy and success with weight loss and behavioral changes 6 months post-surgery.  Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care. March 2016, 11(1): 15-19 (refereed)
Carraway ME., Lutes LD, Crawford Y , Pratt KJ., McMillan AG, Scripture LG., Henes S, Cox J, Vos P, Collier D N. Camp-Based Immersion Treatment for Obese, Low Socioeconomic Status, Multi-Ethnic Adolescents. Childhood Obesity. April 2014:10(2): 122-131. doi:10.1089/chi.2013.0111.(refereed)
Henes ST, Cummings DM, Hickner RC, Houmard JA, Kolasa KM, Lazorick S, Collier DN. Comparison of  predictive equations and measured resting energy expenditure among obese youth attending a pediatric healthy weight clinic:  One size does not fit all.  Nutr Clin Pract 2013:28: 617-624 [Originally published online ahead of print August 6, 2013 DOI: 10.1177/0884533613497237]  (refereed)
Huffman KM, Hawk VH, Henes ST, Ocampo CI, Orenduff MC, Slentz CA, Johnson JL, Houmard JA, Samsa GP, Kraus WE, and Bales CW.  Exercise effects on lipids in persons with varying dietary patterns – Does diet matter if they exercise? Responses in STRRIDE I.  American Heart Journal.2012: 164 (1): 117-124 (refereed)
Henes ST, Collier DN, Morrissey SL, Cummings DM, Kolasa KM. Medical
nutrition therapy for overweight youth in their medical home:  The KIDPOWER
experience.  Patient Education and Counseling. 2010:81(1):43-46  (refereed)
Dunn C, Kolasa K, Harris N, Crawford Y, Henes S, Kinner S, Sutton V, Colby S
Collier C. Take off 4-health nutrition education curriculum for a healthy lifestyles
camp for overweight youth.  Topics in Clinical Nutrition 2010: 25 (2): 151-159 (refereed)
Harris NG, Briley A, Collier D, Dunn C, Crawford Y, Henes S, Kinner S, Kolasa KM, Lutes L, Scripture L.  “Take Off 4 Health”:  Innovative strategies to improve wellness in adolescents.  Journal of the American Dietetic Association 2010: 110(9)
Book Chapters:
DuBose K, Riebe D and Henes S. Chapter 6: Body Composition and Weight Management. IN: ACSM’s Resources for the Health Fitness Specialist, 1st Edition. (C) 2013.  Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins: New York. pp. 139-166. (refereed)
Book Review (Invited):
Henes ST, Kolasa KM.  Reviews/New Resources for Nutrition Educators: A
Parent’s Guide to Childhood Obesity: A Road Map to Health (by Hassink SK,
2006). Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2007:39 (4): 240-241 (refereed)
Proceedings and Abstracts
Henes, S,  Wulkan M, Reddy S, Fuller K, Stark M, Walsh S.  “Changes in resting metabolic rate and body composition after bariatric surgery in two severely obese adolescent patients attending a bariatric healthy weight clinic:  A clinical case report”.  Experimental Biology Meeting, 2016.  San Diego, CA.  April 2-April 6thAbstract # 885.3  The FASEB Journal. April 2016. 30:1 Supplement lb392  (international)
Evans MV, Carter SL, Henes ST, Nucci AM.  Effectiveness of a Feeding Assessment Scale in Identifying Feeding Problems in Formerly Preterm Infants and Toddlers.  J Acad Nutr Diet.  2013;113:A26 (state)
Henes S, Hickner R, Cummings D, HOumard J, Kolasa K, Lazorick S, Collier D.  Measured vs. estimated resting energy expenditure in a clinic population of obese youth.  Experimental Biology Meeting, 2012.  San Diego, CA. April 21-25, 2012. Abstract#2517.Program#811.8.PosterBoard C47 (international)
Professional Presentations
Poster Presentations:
Sakalik L, Nucci A, Fricke K, Henes S (advisor).  Frequency of Nutrition Counseling in an Overweight and Obese Adolescent Urban Population and its Effect on BMI and BMI Z-Score.  Georgia Academy of Nutrition Annual Conference and Exhibition (GAND ACE), 2015 (refereed, state)
Stuhrman G, Nucci A, Henes S, Hopkins B.  The relationship between the source of protein intake and obesity in children. Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference and Exhibition (GAND ACE), 2015 (refereed, state)
Mamaril K, Kelkar M, Johnson A, Henes S (advisor). Portable Indirect Calorimetry for Measuring Resting Metabolic Rate in Overweight and Obese Adolescents:  A Pilot Validity and Reliability Study.   Georgia State University Undergraduate Research Day, 2015 (refereed, state)
Grants and Funding
Effects of bariatric surgery on resting metabolic rate of severely obese adolescents/  Measured Resting Metabolic Rate and Nutrition Counseling for Overweight Youth aged 12-20 years in an Outpatient Clinic Setting
Role: Principal Investigator
Georgia State University, Research Initiation Grant
Funding:  $22,316
Dates of Project:  July 2014-June 2015
Changes in resting metabolic rate in adolescents who are eligible for bariatric surgery at a healthy weight clinic
Role: Principal Investigator
Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions
Funding:   $2,986
Dates of Project: November 2013 – June 2014
Changes in resting metabolic rate of severely obese adolescents who undergo either surgical or lifestyle intervention for weight loss at a healthy weight clinic
Role: Principal Investigator
Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions
Funding:  $3,713
Dates of Project:  June 2013-June 2014
Measured resting metabolic rate in overweight adolescents: A pilot study comparing a portable indirect calorimeter with a metabolic cart
Role: Principal Investigator
Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions
Funding:  $7,000
Dates of Project: January 2012-December 2012
2014 The Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (GAND) Award: Distinguished Service as a Researcher(Recognized at Awards Luncheon, March 19, 2014; GAND and ACE National Conference, Marriot Century Center; Atlanta, GA)
2011-present                     State of GA #LD003745                                                   Licensed Dietitian
1997-present                     State of NC #L001738                                                      Licensed Dietitian
1997-present                     CDR Accredited Registered Dietitian #874049       Registered Dietitian
2013-present                     Member, The Obesity Society
2011-present                     Member, The American Society for Nutrition
2010-present                     Member, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics