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Sarah T. Henes, PhD, RD, LDN

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 Interest:

  • Childhood Obesity
  • Energy Balance

Selected Publications:

  • Johnson Abby, Reddy Sheethal, Walsh Stephanie, Wulkan Mark, Nucci Anita, and Henes Sarah T. The Relationship Between Diet of Adolescents Before Sleeve Gastrectomy and Success with Weight Loss and Behavioral Changes Six Months Postsurgery.  Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care. March 2016, 11(1): 15-19. doi:10.1089/bari.2015.0039.
  • 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. 81(1): 43-46. 2010
  • 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. 25 (2): 151-159. 2010
  • Cummings D, Henes S, Kolasa K, Olsson J, Collier C. Insulin resistance status: Predicting weight response in overweight children. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 162 (8). 2008
  • Noland RC, Thyfault J, Henes ST, Whitfield BR, Woodlief TL, Evans JR, Lust JA, Britton SL, Koch LG, Dudek RW, Dohm L, Cortright RN, Lust RM. Artificial selection for high-capacity endurance running is protective against hight-fat diet-induced insulin resistance. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 293: E31-E41. 2007
  • Kolasa KM, Craven K, Henes S, Sullivan C. The clinical implications of obesity and overweight. NC Med J. 67 (4): 283-287. 2006
  • Koves TR, Noland RC, Bates AL, Henes ST, Muio DM, Cortright RN. Subsarcolemmal and intermyofibrillar mitochondria play distinct roles in regulating skeletal muscle fatty acid metabolism. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 288: 1074-1082. 2005
  • Kraus WE, Houmard JA, Duscha BD, Knetzer KJ, Wharton MB, McCartney JS, Bales CW, Henes ST, Samsa GP, Slentz CA. Effects of the amount and intensity of exercise on plasma lipoproteins. N. Engl. J Med. 2002:347:1483-1492, Nov 7, 2002

Book Chapter:

  • 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.

Book Reviews:

  • 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. 39 (4): 240-241. 2007

Professional Memberships:

  • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics