David K. Lohrmann

(812) 856-5101
PH 116

  • University of Michigan, Ph.D., 1981
  • University of Michigan, M.A., 1975
  • University of Michigan, B.S., 1970
  • H352 Secondary School Health Curriculum and Strategies
  • H452 Secondary School Health Strategies and Assessment
  • H464 Coordinated School Health Programs
  • H510 Organization of School Health Programs
  • H552 Instructional Planning for Public Health Settings
  • Mentor Award, Society for Public Health Education
  • Scholar Award, American Association for Health Education
  • William A. Howe Award, American School Health Association
  • Honor Award, Eta Sigma Gamma National Health Science Honorary Society
  • Past President, American School Health Assocation
  • 17 years of public school experience plus 10 years of service as a national school health evaluator for CDC
Research Interests

School health promotion programs, school health education, alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse prevention

Selected Publications

Jayawardene W.P., Lohrmann D.K., Erbe R.G., Torabi M.R. (2017). Effects of Preventive Online Mindfulness Interventions on Stress and Mindfulness: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Preventive Medicine Reports. 5, 150-159.

Lohrmann, D.K., Jayawardene, W.P., Gillio, R. (2016). Stemming the Flood:  Childhood Obesity Prevention in Pennsylvania, 2005-2015.  Pittsburgh, PA: Highmark Foundation. 55 pp.

Lohrmann, D. K. (2016). Comprehensive Health Education. In American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on School Health (Ed.) School Health Policy and Practice, 7th ed.  Elk Grove Village, IL:  American Academy of Pediatrics. pp. 155-166.

Jayawardene W.P., Lohrmann D.K., Dickinson S., Talagala S., Torabi M.R.. (2016). Clinical Measures of Obesity and Cumulative Cardiometabolic Risk in Adolescents. Clinical Obesity. DOI: 10.1111/cob.12171

Erbe, R, Lohrmann, D.K. (2016). Mindfulness meditation for adolescent stress and well-being: A systematic review of the literature with implications for school health programs. The Health Educator. 42(2), 12-19

Lohrmann, D.K., Auld, M. E., Hawkins, M.I., Hicks, E.R., Hutton-Rogers, L.S.  (2016). Foundational Courses in Health Education: Linking Community Colleges to a Baccalaureate Health Education Degree. Pedagogy in Health Promotion: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. 2(1), 34-47.

Jayawardene WP, Torabi MR, Lohrmann DK. (2015). Exercise in young adulthood with simultaneous and future changes in fruit and vegetable intake. Journal of the American College of Nutrition. 1-9. PMID: 26251968

Lohrmann, D.K., Youssefagha, A.H., Jayawardene, W.P. (2014). Trends in BMI and Prevalence of Extreme High Obesity among Pennsylvania Children and Adolescents, 2007-2011:  Promising but Cautionary. American Journal of Public Health. 104 (4) e69.

Jayawardene, W.P., Lohrmann, D.K., YoussefAgha, A.H. (2014). Discrepant BMI: Behaviors Associated with Height and Weight Misreporting among US Adolescents from National Youth Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey. Childhood Obesity. 10 (3), 225-233.

Jayawardene W.P., YoussefAgha A.H., Lohrmann D.K., El Afandi G.S. (2013). Prediction of Asthma Exacerbations among Children through Integrating Air Pollution, Upper-Air, and School Health Surveillances. Allergy and Asthma Proceedings, (1) 34. 34 1-8.

 YoussefAgha, A. H., Lohrmann, D.K. (2013). Use of Data-Mining to Reveal Body Mass Index (BMI) Patterns Among Pennsylvania School Children, PK-12. Journal of School Health. 83 (2) 85-92.

 Herbert, P., Lohrmann, D.K., Seo, D.C. Stright, A.D., & Kolbe, L.J. (2013). Effectiveness of the Energize Elementary School Program to Improve Diet and Exercise. Journal of School Health. 83 (11), 780-786.

 Shipley, M., Lohrmann, D.K., Barnes, P., O’Neill, J. (2013). Advantages of Coordinated School Heath Portfolios:  Documenting and Showcasing Achievements.  Journal of School Health. 83 (4) 243-248.

 DeWitt, N., Lohrmann, D. K., O’Neill, J., Clark. J. (2011).  A Qualitative Analysis of Success Stories from Michiana Coordinated School Health Leadership Institute Participants.  Journal of School Health. 81 (12) 727-732.

 Herbert, P., Lohrmann, D.K.  (2011). It’s All in the Delivery: An Analysis of Instructional Strategies from Effective Health Education Curricula. Journal of School Health.  81 (5) 258-264.

 Lohrmann, D.K. (2011).  Thinking of a change: health education for the 2020 generation.  American Journal of Health Education. 45 (5) 258- 269.