Department of Nutritional Sciences

Jennifer Graef, PhD, RD

Assistant Professor

Contact Information:

(405) 271-8001 Ext. 41182


PhD, Nutritional Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 2016
MA, Dietetics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2010
MS, Exercise Physiology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 2009
BS, Biology, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 2007


NS 5253 Experimental Foods
NS 7412 Food Preparation Practicum
NS 5233 Research Methods
NS 5970 Seminar

Research Interests:

The role of functional foods in preventing and/or alleviating inflammation-associated chronic disease, with special interest in diseases exacerbated by estrogen deficiency, including osteoporosis

Dietary alterations of gut-associated immunity

Selected Publications:

  • Rendina-Ruedy E, JL Graef, MR Davis, KD Hembree, JM Gimble, SL Clarke, EA Lucas, BJ Smith. Strain differences in the attenuation of bone accrual in a young growing mouse model of insulin resistance. J Bone Miner Metab, 2015, 1-15.
  • Shen CL, PJ Syapin , JL Graef, BJ Smith, G Brackee , AK Fowler, I Segura-Ulate, JS Wang, SE Bergeson. Alcohol-induced Bone Loss and Quality during Adolescence is Improved by Green Tea Polyphenols. J Clinical Toxicol, 2014, 4:1.
  • Smith BJ, JL Graef, TJ Wronski, E Rendina, AA Williams, KA Clark, SL Clarke, EA Lucas, BP Halloran.  Effects of Dried Plum Supplementation on Bone Metabolism in Adult C57BL/6 Male Mice. Calcified Tissue Int, 2014. 94:442-453.

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