KATHERINE A. BEALS, PhD, RD, FACSM, CSSD portrait
  • Associate Professor (Clinical), Nutrition & Integrative Physiology

Research Statement

Dr Beals believes that research should be application based; in other words, doing research for research sake is meaningless unless you can directly apply the findings to improve health, performance, etc.

Presentations

  • Ketogenic Diets & Athletic Performance- Salt Lake Community College Health and Fitness Professionals Workshop. , Presented, 2018.
  • The Carbohydrate Conundrum: Are carbs essential or obsolete to health, fitness and athletic performance? ACSM's International Health and Fitness Summit. , Presented, 2018.
  • The female athlete: Nutritional and health concerns. Fellowship on Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine Module XIX-A Conference. September 2012. , Presented, 2012.
  • How low can you go? Energy availability, performance and health in female athletes. , Presented, 2012.
  • Understanding and implementing the new dietary guidelines and Myplate. FACS Nutrition and Food Science Conference. June 2011. , Presented, 2011.
  • Nutritional considerations for preventing and treating female athletes at risk for low energy availability. SWACSM Meeting. November 2009. , Presented, 2009.
  • Game Over: Helping athletes transition out of sport. ACSM National Meeting. Seattle, WA. June 2009. , Presented, 2009.
  • An Update on Satiety: Helping Clients Say “When”. Philadelphia, PA. September 29-October 2, 2008. , Presented, 2008.
  • Fueling Performance. Nutrition for Cycling. USOC Master Coaches Workshop. Colorado Springs, CO. January 25-26, 2008. , Submitted, 2008.
  • Creating a “Dream Team”. Developing a Multidisciplinary Team for Managing Athletes with Eating Disorders. Academy for Eating Disorders-Athlete Special Interest Group Conference. October 19, 2007. , Presented, 2007.
  • Global Issues Impacting the Potato industry. South African Potato Congress. Annual meeting. September 16-21, 2007. , Presented, 2007.
  • Nutrition Trends and Public Dietary Goals: What’s in Store for the 2010 Dietary Guidelines? International Association of Culinary Professionals. Annual International Conference. Chicago, IL 11-14, 2007. , Presented, 2007.
  • Eating Disorders Screening and Management. College Athletic Training Society, Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. May 17-19, 2007. , Presented, 2007.
  • The Glycemic Index: Should it Guide the Athlete’s Carbohydrate Selection Before, During and After Exercise? SCAN Annual Symposium. Austin, TX. April 13-17, 2007. , Presented, 2007.
  • Prevalence, Medical Issues, and Treatment Approaches of Athletes with Bulimia Nervosa and Related Disorders: Identification, Approach and Referral American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. June 2006. , Presented, 2006.
  • Managing Disordered Eating in Athletes: Identification and Referral. National Athletic Training Association Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA. June 2006. , Presented, 2006.
  • The Glycemic Index: Research Meets Reality. California Dietetic Association Meeting. May 2006. , Presented, 2006.
  • The Female Athlete Triad: An Update. SCAN 2006 Symposium. March 2006. , Presented, 2006.
  • Identifying and Treating Disordered Eating In Athletes. National Athletic Training Association Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN. June 2005. , Presented, 2005.
  • The Glycemic Index:– Is it the gold standard when choosing foods for exercise? The Winning Edge- Sport Nutrition Workshop. (Presented by the University of AZ Cooperative Extension) Phoenix and Tucson AZ, November 19, 2004. , Presented, 2004.
  • Special Issues in Weight Management – Disordered Eating. The Winning Edge- Sport Nutrition Workshop. (Presented by the University of AZ Cooperative Extension) Phoenix and Tucson AZ, November 19, 2004. , Presented, 2004.
  • Sports Nutrition- Teleconference Network of Texas- Nutrition Update Series. March 17, 2004. , Presented, 2004.
  • Fad Diets: Facts and Myths. University of Texas- Nutrition Updates (This is an audio conference that attracts dietitians and health professionals from all over the country). San Antonio Texas (via Muncie IN). March 19, 2003. , Presented, 2003.
  • Evaluating Nutritional Supplements and Ergogenic Aids. University of Texas- Nutrition Updates (This is an audio conference that attracts dietitians and health professionals from all over the country). San Antonio Texas (via Muncie IN). Nov. 20, 2002. , Presented, 2002.
  • Identifying and Combating Nutrition Fraud and Quackery Phi Upsilon Omicron Conclave 2002, Muncie, IN. Sep. 23, 2002. , Presented, 2002.
  • Sports Nutrition for Coaches. Central Indiana Sports Medicine, Muncie, IN. Aug. 2002. , Presented, 2002.
  • Nutritional Aspects of the Female Athlete Triad. Indiana Dietetic Association Fall Meeting (Sponsored by the National Dairy Council). Lafayette, IN. Nov. 9, 2001. , Presented, 2001.
  • Where’s the Beef? The Truth About Low-Carbohydrate, High-Protein Diets. Purdue Cooperative Extension Faculty. West Lafayette, IN. Feb. 15, 2000. , Presented, 2000.
  • Medical Complications of the Female Athlete Triad. Central Indiana Orthopedic Specialists team physician meeting. Muncie, IN. Aug. 12, 1999. , Presented, 1999.
  • Facts & Fallacies Regarding the Popular Fad Diets. Central Indiana Dietetics Association Meeting. Fort Wayne, IN. May 20, 1999. , Presented, 1999.
  • New Guidelines for the Treatment of Obesity: An Update. East Central Indiana Dietetics Association Fall Meeting. Muncie, IN. Oct. 6, 1998. , Presented, 1998.
  • Nutritional Concepts & Weight Management. ACSM Health/Fitness Instructor Workshop Indianapolis, IN. Oct. 12-13, 1998. , Presented, 1998.
  • Should you be in the Zone? Indiana Nutrition Council. Indianapolis, IN. Mar. 13, 1998. , Presented, 1998.
  • The Trend to Do High Protein Diets. Arizona Nutrition Council. Phoenix, AZ. Nov. 12, 1996. , Presented, 1996.
  • Beals K. Disordered eating and menstrual dysfunction in elite triathletes. SW ACSM. Las Vegas, NV. Nov. 16-18, 2002. , Presented, 2002.
  • Riggs AJ, Coppess D, Beals KA. Calories vs. composition: The effects of dietary alterations on anthropometric measures and biochemical parameters on overweight women. American Dietetic Association National Conference. St Louis, MO. Oct. 2001. , Presented, 2001.
  • Beals KA. Prevalence of risk factors for the female athlete triad. American Dietetic Association National Conference. Denver, CO. Oct. 16-20, 2000. , Presented, 2000.
  • Willis T, Beals KA. The zone diet vs. a traditional weight loss diet: effects on weight loss and blood lipid levels. American Dietetic Association National Conference. Denver, CO. Oct. 16-20, 2000. , Presented, 2000.
  • Soracco K, Beals KA. Weight loss practices, eating behaviors, nutrient intake, and supplement use of high school wresters. Indiana Dietetic Association Spring Meeting. Indianapolis, IN April 12-13, 2000. , Presented, 2000.
  • Beals KA, Friesen C, Chezem JC. Status of obesity and weight loss practices in Indiana: Results of the 1998 Indiana behavioral risk factor surveillance system (BRFSS). Indiana Public Health Association Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN. Apr. 18-20, 2000. , Presented, 2000.
  • Beals K. The female athlete triad: Current screening and prevention strategies used by NCAA division I schools. American College of Sports Medicine National Conference, Seattle, WA, June 1999. , Presented, 1999.
  • Beals K, Henderson K, Dorais J. Association between energy availability, menstrual function and bone health in female endurance athletes. ACSM National Conference. 2012. Other, Presented, 2012.
  • Bealsk KA, Nalder B. Energy availability and bone mineral density in male cyclists compared to non-athletic controls. ACSM National Meeting. Indianapolis, IN. June 2013. Poster, Presented, 2013.
  • Henderson K and Beals K. Assessment of the range of energy availabilities and the prevalence of low energy availability among female endurance athletes. SCAN Symposium. 2012. Poster, Presented, 2012.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • YOLI CONTRACT. PI: - 2016. Total project budget to date:

Publications

  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Nutritional Needs of Female Athletes: From Research to Practice. K.A. Beals (ed). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 2013. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). The Hidden Faces of Eating Disorders and Body Image Disturbances. Reel J and Beals KA. (eds) Reston, VA, NAGWS. 2009.. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K. Disordered Eating in Athletes: A Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals. Champaign, IL. Human Kinetics Publishers. 2004. Accepted, .
  • Beals, Katherine (date unknown). Nutritional Needs of Female Athletes: From Research to Practice. K.A. Beals (ed). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 2013. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Reel J and Beals KA. The Hidden Faces of Eating Disorders and Body Image Disturbances. Reston, VA, NAGWS. 2009.. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K. Disordered Eating In Athletes. In: Sports Nutrition: A Guide for the Professional Working with Active People. 5th Edition. C Rosenbloom (ed.). The American Dietetic Association: Chicago, IL. 2011. Accepted, .
  • Harris, Ladd (date unknown). Harris L and Beals K. Sport Nutrition for the Elite Athlete. Lifestyle Medicine 2nd edition. J Rippe (ed). Boca Raton, FL. CRC Press. 2013.. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Harris L and Beals K. Sport Nutrition for the Elite Athlete. Lifestyle Medicine 2nd edition. J Rippe (ed). Boca Raton, FL. CRC Press. 2013.. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K. Disordered Eating In Athletes. In: Sports Nutrition: A Guide for the Professional Working with Active People. 5th Edition. C Rosenbloom (ed.). The American Dietetic Association: Chicago, IL. 2011. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K. Minerals and Exercise. In: Nutrition for Health and Performance 2nd Edition. Manore MM and Thompson JA. (Eds). 2010.. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals KA, Manore MM. Nutrition concerns of female athletes. In: Sport Nutrition and Metabolism. MacLaren D (Ed). UK. 2008.. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals, K. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). In: Guide to World Nutrition and Health. James, DCS. (ed). New York, NY. McMacMillan Reference, USA.. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Manore MM, Beals K. Dietary Assessment. In: Sports Nutrition: A Guide for the Professional Working with Active People. 4rd Edition. M. Dunford (ed.). The American Dietetic Association: Chicago, IL. 2005, pp 145-159.. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Dooly C, Beals K. Physical fitness Assessment. In: Sports Nutrition: A Guide for the Professional Working with Active People. 4rd Edition. M. Dunford (ed.). The American Dietetic Association: Chicago, IL. 2005, pp 160-176.. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals KA, Warner SE. The female athlete triad. In: Ensuring the health of active and athletic girls and women. Ransdell, L. & Petlichkoff, L. (Eds.) Reston, VA: National Association for Girls and Women in Sport. 2005, pp 205-232.. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K. Disordered Eating In Athletes. In: Sports Nutrition: A Guide for the Professional Working with Active People. 4th Edition. M. Dunford (ed.). The American Dietetic Association: Chicago, IL. 2005, pp 336-354.. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K, Manore MM. Physical fitness assessment. In: Sports Nutrition: A Guide for the Professional Working with Active People. 3rd Edition. C. Rosenbloom (ed.) The American Dietetic Association: Chicago, IL. 2000, pp. 169-184.. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K. Nutritional concerns of adolescent athletes. In: Nutritional Applications in Exercise and Sport. I. Wolinsky and J. Driskell. (eds). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 2000, pp. 59-80.. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K, Manore MM. Dietary assessment. In: Sports Nutrition: A Guide for the Professional Working with Active People. 3rd Edition. C. Rosenbloom (ed.). The American Dietetic Association: Chicago, IL. 2000, pp. 157-168.. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K, Manore MM. Health screening and medical evaluation. In: Sports Nutrition: A Guide for the Professional Working with Active People. 3rd Edition. C. Rosenbloom (ed.). The American Dietetic Association: Chicago, IL. 2000, pp. 149-156.. Accepted, .
  • Beals, Katherine (date unknown). Beals KA, Jeacock N. Disordered eating in athletes. In: Clinical Sports Nutrition. 2nd Edition. Burke L and Deakin V. (eds) Sydney, Aus. McGraw-Hill Companies.. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals KA, Jeacok N. Disordered eating in athletes. In: Clinical Sports Nutrition. 2nd Edition. Burke L and Deakin V. (eds) Sydney, Aus. McGraw-Hill Companies.. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Beals K. Minerals and Exercise. In: Nutrition for Health and Performance 2nd Edition. Manore MM, Meyer N, and Thompson JA. (Eds). 2009, pp.337-360.. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals, KA and Mitchell A. Recent recommendations and current controversies in sport nutrition. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. Online First. December 18, 2013 as doi:10.1177/1559827613513410. Accepted, .
  • Beals, Katherine (date unknown). Beals, KA and Mitchell A. Recent recommendations and current controversies in sport nutrition. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. Online First. December 18, 2013 as doi:10.1177/1559827613513410. Accepted, .
  • 15. Corbin CB (date unknown). Corbin CB, Welk G, Cuddihy T, Feyrer-Melk S, Munro R, Beals K, Tomson L, George J. Position statement: Physical fitness, and physical activity patterns of physical education teachers. NASPE Supplement: Update, Sept/Oct. 1994, i. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals KA, Meyer NL. Female athlete triad update.Clinics in Sports Medicine: Sports Nutrition Update. (Bonci, L. editor). 2007; 26:69-90. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals KA, Hill A. Prevalence of disordered eating, menstrual dysfunction, and low bone mineral density among US collegiate athletes. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 2006;16:1-23. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals KA. Disordered eating in athletes. In: Clinical Sport Nutrition. Burke L and Deakin V (eds).Sydney, Aus. McGraw-Hill Companies. 2006, pp. 201-220. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K. Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the most muscular of them all. Disordered eating and body image disturbances in male athletes. ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal. 2003;7:6-11. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K. Eating disorder and menstrual dysfunction screening and treatment programs employed by NCAA division I schools. The Physician and Sports Medicine. 2003;31:33-38. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals KA, Manore MM. Disorders of the female athlete triad among collegiate athletes. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 2002;12:281-293. Accepted, .
  • Friesen CA (date unknown). Friesen CA, Chezem JC, Beals KA. Using the electronic superhighway to ‘drive’ your foods and nutrition curriculum: Recommended websites for foods and nutrition educators. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education. 2001;2:19-25. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals KA. Eating behaviors, nutritional status, and menstrual function in elite female adolescent volleyball players. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2002;102:1293-1296. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K, Manore MM. Behavioral, physical, and psychological characteristics of female athletes with subclinical eating disorders. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 10:128-143, 2000. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K. Subclinical eating disorders in female athletes: Ensuring the health of active girls and women. The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. 2000; 71: 23-29. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K, Brey R. The female athlete triad: what school health professionals should know. Journal of School Health. 69:337-340, 1999. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K, Manore MM. Subclinical eating disorders in physically active women. Topics in Clinical Nutrition. 14:14-29, 1999. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K, Manore MM. Nutritional status of female athletes with subclinical eating disorders. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 98:419-425; 1998. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K, Manore MM. Prevalence and consequences of subclinical eating disorders in female athletes. International Journal of Sports Nutrition. 4:175-195; 1994. Accepted, .
  • Beals KA (date unknown). Pondering Paleo. ACSM's Health and Fitness Journal. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K. Think twice before jumping on the low-carbohydrate bandwagon. ACSMs Fit Socitey Newsletter. Fall 2003. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K. The skinny on fat burning supplements. Part II. ACSMs Fit Society Newsletter. Fall 2002. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K. All tapped out: Bottled vs. tap water. ACSMs Fit Society Newsletter. Fall 2001. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K. Weighing in on vegetarian diets. ACSMs Fit Society Newsletter. Summer 2004. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K. The skinny on fat burning supplements. Part I ACSMs Fit Society Newsletter. Summer 2002. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K. and Tarnopolsky M. Gender differences in substrate utilization. SCAN’s PULSE. Summer 2000. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K. and Thompson D.L. Recommendations for fluid replacement: an update. ACSMs Fit Society Page. 2000; July-September. 5-6. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K. Dangerous dieting threatens young athlete’s health. ACSMs Fit Society Newsletter. April-June 2001. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K, Howley E. How much is enough? The new physical activity guidelines. SCAN’s PULSE. Spring 2009. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K. Addressing an epidemic: Treatment strategies for youth obesity. ACSMs Fit Society Newsletter. Spring 2003. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K and Smith-Rockwell M. Ribose: Pure energy or pure propaganda? SCAN’s PULSE. Spring 2002. Accepted, .
  • Katherine Beals (date unknown). Beals K. Tis' the season to eat within reason: Tips for avoiding holiday weight gain. ACSMs Fit Society Newsletter. Jan.-March. 2001. Accepted, .
  • Beals, KA (date unknown). Potatoes, Nutrition and Health. (pp. 1-9). Vol. 6. American Journal of Potato Research. Accepted, .