Allen Knehans, PhD

Allen Knehans

Dean, College of Allied Health
Chairman, Department of Nutritional Sciences
David Ross Boyd Professor
Stuart C. Miller Professor of Allied Health

E-mail: Allen Knehans

(405) 271-2113 Ext. 41175

Member, Alpha Eta Honor Society

Ph.D., Nutritional Biochemistry, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 1979

NS 3173 Organic/Biochemistry
HES 2823 Introductory Nutrition

NS 5663 Obesity
NS 5833 Nonenergy Nutrients

Allied Health Sciences Department:
AHS 4571 Introduction to Research Methodology


Turner PR, CE Burgin, KM Funderburg, J Van Grevenhof, and AW Knehans.  Use of Personal Digital Assistants Among Dietitians and Dietetic Students in Oklahoma.  J Allied Health. In press.

Eliot KA, AW Knehans, DA Bemben, MS Witten, J Carter, and MG Bemben.  The effects of creatine and whey protein supplementation on body composition in men aged 48 to 72 years during resistance training.  J Nutrition, Health, and Aging.  In press.

Hull HR, MK Dinger, AW Knehans, DM Thompson, and DA Fields.  Impact of maternal body mass index on neonate birth weight and body composition.  American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 198, 416e1-6, 2008.

Randall NB, JL Han, MK Dinger, KC Heesch, DA Fields, and AW Knehans.  Changes in women’s physical activity over their freshman year of college.  Amer J Health Studies 22, 42-45, 2007.

Morrow ML, KC Heesch, MK Dinger, HR Hull, AW Knehans, and DA Fields.  Freshman Fifteen: Fact or Fiction?  Obesity 14, 1438-1443, 2006.

Clary S, C Barnes, D Bemben, A Knehans, and M Bemben.  Effects of ballates, step aerobics, and walking on balance in women aged 50-75 years.  J Sports Science and Medicine 5, 390-399, 2006.

Knehans AW.  Meal and snack patterns.  Section in Obesity: Dietary and Developmental Influences. Pp 212-233. Woodward-Lopez, G., Ritchie, L, Gerstein D, Crawford, P., Senior Authors. CRC Press, Atlanta, GA, 2006.

Knehans AW.  Portion size.  Section in Obesity: Dietary and Developmental Influences.  Pp 207-212.  Woodward-Lopez, G., Ritchie, L, Gerstein D, Crawford, P., Senior Authors.  CRC Press, Atlanta, GA, 2006.

Knehans AW.  Reduced fat food products.  Section in Obesity: Dietary and Developmental Influences. Pp 195-207.   Woodward-Lopez, G., Ritchie, L, Gerstein D, Crawford, P., Senior Authors.  CRC Press, Atlanta, GA, 2006.

Knehans AW. Restaurant prepared foods.  Section in Obesity: Dietary and Developmental Influences. Pp 168-178.  Woodward-Lopez, G., Ritchie, L, Gerstein D, Crawford, P., Senior Authors.  CRC Press, Atlanta, GA, 2006.

White, S.B., D.A. Bemben, A.W. Knehans, and M.G. Bemben. Effect of continuous passive motion (machine assisted) exercise as an alternative form of training on physiological profiles of women aged 40-65 years. J. Strength & Conditioning Research, in press.

Carter, J.M., D.A. Bemben, A.W. Knehans, and M.G. Bemben. Does nutritional supplementation influence adaptability of muscle to resistance training in men aged 48 to 72 years. Journal Geriatric Physical Therapy, 28, 8-15, 2005.

Cash, A. and A.W. Knehans. Low-carbohydrate diets: what should we recommend? J. Okla State Medical Association 97, 412-415, 2004.

Bemben, D.A., T.D. Buchanan, M.G. Bemben, and A.W. Knehans. Influence of type of mechanical loading, menstrual status, and training season on bone density in young women athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 18, 220-226, 2004.

Knehans, A.W. Childhood obesity: why is this happening to our children? J. Okla State Medical Assoc. 95, 539-544, 2002.

Bemben, M.G., T.D. Tuttle,, D.A. Bemben and A.W. Knehans. Effects of creatine supplementation on isometric force-time curve characteristics. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 33, 1876-1881,2001.

Bemben, M.G., D.A. Bemben, D.D. Loftiss and A.W. Knehans. Creatine supplementation during resistance training in college football athletes. Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise 33, 1667-1673, 2001.

Moore, W. E., J. Yeh, A.W. Knehans, J. E. Eichner and E.T. Lee. Intermethod agreement and body fat estimates using skinfolds and a footpad-style bioelectrical impedance device. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science 3, 51-62, 1999.

Walker, L.S., M.G. Bemben, D.A. Bemben and A.W. Knehans. Chromium picolinate effects on body composition and muscular performance in wrestlers. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. 30, 1730-1737, 1998.

Bemben, M. G., A. W. Knehans and S. R. Glore. Changes in the plantaris muscle as an indicator of alterations in lean body mass of obese Zucker rats following prolonged energy restriction and subsequent partial recovery. 
Euro J Applied Physiol 76, 277-281, 1997.

Wild, R. A., E. L. Taylor, A. W. Knehans. The gynecologist and the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Amer J Obstet Gynecol 172: 1-13, 1995.

Wild, R. A., E. L. Taylor, A. W. Knehans, and V. Cleaver. Matriarchal model for cardiovascular prevention. Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey, 49: 127-132, 1994.

Wild, R. A., E. L. Taylor, A. W. Knehans: The Gynecologist and Cardiovascular Disease: A Window of Opportunity for Prevention. J Soc Gynecol Invest 1: 107-117, 1994.

Glore, S., D. Van Treeck, A. W. Knehans, M. F. Guild: Soluble Fiber and Serum Lipids: A Literature Review. J Am Diet Assoc 94: 425-436, 1994.

Glore, S. R., V. L. Orth, B. J. Stoecker, A. W. Knehans and J. W. Erdman, Jr. Dietary zinc supplements do not enhance catch-up growth of rats during recovery from protein-zinc malnutrition when the diets are based on either isolated soybean protein or casein. Nutrition Research 13: 1025-1037, 1993.

Glore, S. R., V. L. Orth, A. W. Knehans, and J. W. Erdman, Jr. Efficacy of zinc supplementation on catch up growth after protein malnutrition. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry 4: 281-285, 1993.

Devenport, L., A. Knehans, T. Thomas, and A. Sundstrom. Macro nutrient intake and utilization by rats: interactions with Type I Adrenocorticoid receptor stimulation. Amer. J. Physiol. 260: R73-R81, 1991.

Knehans, A., S. Fuller, R. Ratliff, and T. Coniglione. A successful community based coronary heart disease risk reduction program. Proc. Southeastern Allied Health Research Symposium, 1990.

Devenport, L., T. Thomas, A. Knehans, and A. Sundstrom. Acute, chronic, and interactive effects of Type I and II corticosteroid receptor stimulation on feeding and weight gain. Physiology and Behavior 47: 1221-1228, 1990.

Knehans, A. W. and M. Galan. Nutrition Manual for Health. Take Charge Publication, Oklahoma City, OK. 1990.

Devenport, L., A. Knehans, A. Sundstrom, and T. Thomas. Corticosterone’s dual metabolic actions. Life Sciences 45: 1389-1396, 1989.

Glore, S., T. Perry, B. Cleveland. and A. Knehans. A new model for the study of protein calorie malnutrition. Proc. Southeastern Allied Health Research Symposium 2: 296-305, 1989.

Stidham, J. A., L. D. Devenport, A. W. Knehans, and S. M. Mena. Environmental control of energy metabolism in rats. Physiology and Behavior 41: 129-133, 1987.

Devenport, L., G. Manes, T. Thomas, S. Mena, D. Kem, and A. Knehans. Aldosterone and the mobilization of energy. Appetite 8: 81-90, 1987.

Ratliff, R.A. and A.W. Knehans. Physical Fitness: Applying Scientific Principles of Exercise and Diet. Eddie Bowers Publishing, Dubuque, IA, 1986.

Koh, E., J. Mueller, O. Osilesi, A. Knehans, and S. Reiser. Effects of fructose feeding on lipid parameters in obese and lean, diabetic and nondiabetic Zucker rats. J. Nutr. 115: 1274-1284, 1985.

Knehans, A.W., and R.A. Ratliff. A computer-assisted weight control program. J. Dietetic Software 2: 4-8, 1985.

Knehans, A.W., and D.R. Romsos. Effects of diet on norepinephrine turnover in obese (ob/ob) mice. J. Nutr. 114: 2080-2088, 1984.

Knehans, A.W., and D.R. Romsos. Effects of thyroxine on Na+,K+-ATPase and norepinephrine turnover in brown adipose tissue of obese (ob/ob) mice. Metabolism 33: 652-657, 1984.

Knehans, A.W., and D.R. Romsos. Norepinephrine turn-over in obese (ob/ob) mice: effects of age, fasting, and acute cold. Amer. J. Physiol. 244: E567-574, 1983.

Knehans, A.W., and D.R. Romsos. Reduced norepinephrine turnover in brown adipose tissue of ob/ob mice. Amer. J. Physiol. 242: E253-E261, 1982.

Vander Tuig, J.G., A.W. Knehans, and D.R. Romsos. Reduced sympathetic nervous system activity in rats with ventromedial hypothalamic lesions. Life Sciences 30: 913- 920, 1982.

Knehans, A.W., G.L. Johanning, and B.L. O'Dell. Relationship between fiber rich foods and serum sterols in guinea pigs. Nutr. Reports International 24: 1075-1085, 1981.

Knehans, A.W., and B.L. O'Dell. Intestinal microflora in the guinea pig as observed by scanning electron microscopy. Effect of fibrous dietary supplements. J. Nutr. 110: 1543-1554, 1980.

Knehans, A.W., R.L. Kincaid, W.O.Regan, and B.L. O'Dell. An unrecognized dietary factor for guinea pigs associated with the fibrous fractions in plant products. J. Nutr. 109: 418-425, 1979.

National Institutes of Health.  American Indian Diabetes Prevention Center.  October 2007-2011.  This is a large multi-disciplinary project; I serve as nutrition consultant to a number of core projects.  (Investigator, 10% effort, with N. Henderson)

National Institutes of Health.  Native Healthy Lifestyle: A Return to Balance.  September 2006-2011.  (Co-PI, 10% effort, with E. Lee)

Community- and school-based interventions to prevent adult and childhood obesity

Improving success of bariatric surgery