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Allen Knehans, PhD

Allen Knehans, PhD

  • David Ross Boyd Professor
  • Stuart C. Miller Professor of Allied Health

(405) 271-2288


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

Societies and Organizations:

Member, Alpha Eta Honor Society

  • American Society of Nutrition ​



  • NS 5833 Nonenergy Nutrients

Research Interests:

  • Nutrition and disability
  • Nutrition and peripheral artery disease

Select Publications:

  • Gardner AW, Montgomery PS, Wang M, Shen B, Casanegra AI, Silva-Palacios F, Knehans AW. Diet is associated with ankle-brachial index, inflammation, and ambulation in patients with intermittent claudication. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Feb 28. PMID: 32122735.
  • Kracht CL, Sisson SB, Guseman EH, Hubbs-Tait L, Arnold SH, Graef J, Knehans A. Family Eating Behavior and Child Eating Patterns Differences Between Children With and Without Siblings. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2019 Nov - Dec; 51(10):1188-1193. PMID: 31706459.
  • Kracht CL, Sisson SB, Guseman EH, Hubbs-Tait L, Arnold SH, Graef J, Knehans A. Difference in Objectively Measured Physical Activity and Obesity in Children With and Without Siblings. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2019 08 01; 31(3):348-355. PMID: 30646816.
  • Kaur J, Ferguson SL, Freitas E, Miller R, Bemben D, Knehans A, Bemben M. Association of Vitamin D Status with Chronic Disease Risk Factors and Cognitive Dysfunction in 50?70 Year Old Adults. Nutrients. 2019 Jan 11; 11(1). PMID: 30641861.
  • Dennison M, Sisson SB, Stephens L, Morris AS, Aston C, Dionne C, Knehans A, Dickens RD. Obesogenic Behaviors and Depressive Symptoms' Influence on Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in American Indian Children. J Allied Health. 2019; 48(2):100-107. PMID: 31167011.
  • Miller RM, Keeter VM, Freitas EDS, Heishman AD, Knehans AW, Bemben DA, Bemben MG. Effects of Blood-Flow Restriction Combined With Postactivation Potentiation Stimuli on Jump Performance in Recreationally Active Men. J Strength Cond Res. 2018 Jul; 32(7):1869-1874. PMID: 28682937.
  • Woods SG, Knehans A, Arnold S, Dionne C, Hoffman L, Turner P, Baldwin J. The associations between diet and physical activity with body composition and walking a timed distance in adults with Prader-Willi syndrome. Food Nutr Res. 2018; 62. PMID: 29942245.
  • Blackett P, Farrell K, Truong M, George M, Turner P, Less J, Baldwin JD, Knehans AW. Feasibility of Ideal Cardiovascular Health Evaluation in a Pediatric Clinic Setting. Adv Prev Med. 2018; 2018:5474838. PMID: 30009058.
  • Hoffman L, Knehans A, Postier R. Predictive Factors for Weight Loss Following Pancreatic Resection. J Allied Health. 2018; 47(1):e41-e44. PMID: 29504030.