We are a team of community-engaged researchers who are working on projects to promote wellness within settings where children and adolescents live, learn, Develop, and play. the materials and resources on this website are not officially endorsed by the council or GSUSA or Scouts BSA.  



Brooke Cull, MPH

Brooke Cull earned her PhD in Human Nutrition from Kansas State University while conducting community-engaged research with Girl Scouts. During her doctoral studies, she investigated ways to improve health and wellness in girls, specifically through coaching and training leaders. Brooke is a registered Girl Scouts leader and currently collaborates with the Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri, to promote wellness in the context of troop meetings. 

Sara Rosenkranz, PhD

Dr. Sara Rosenkranz is an associate professor and Public Health faculty member in the Department of Food Nutrition Dietetics & Health at Kansas State University. She teaches nutrition and exercise and her research examines the impact that lifestyle (diet and exercise) has on metabolism and health of the heart and lungs. Dr. Rosenkranz was a Girl Scout as a child and has been involved in multiple wellness promotion projects based in Girl Scouts and other settings. 

Richard Rosenkranz, PhD

Dr. Richard Rosenkranz is a professor and Public Health faculty member in the department of Food Nutrition Dietetics & Health.  He teaches and does research in the area of public health nutrition, physical activity, and health promotion, with an emphasis on children’s settings. Dr. Rosenkranz has a long history of collaboration with the Girl Scouts, including three large wellness promotion projects. 

David Dzewaltowski, PhD

Dr. David Dzewaltowski is the Endowed Community Chair & Professor in the Department of Health Promotions, Social & Behavioral Health at University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Buffett Early Childhood Institute. As an accomplished leader, educator, and scientist, his work has focused on improving population health behaviors through organizational change and leader training. His collaborative youth health initiatives have increased the capacity of organizations, and improved physical activity and healthful eating habits in children and adults. 

Katheryne Kimmel, BS

Katie Kimmel earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences and is working on her Master of Public Health degree from Kansas State University. She coordinates research projects and delivers wellness training around the State of Kansas. 


Contact our wellness team

Physical Activity & Nutrition Clinical Research Consortium

Kansas State University

1105 Sunset Ave. 
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 532-0170

Monday – Friday: 8AM – 6PM