Beverly Henry Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N.

Beverly Henry
Title: Professor/Program Director, Ph.D. in Health Sciences 
Division: Dean's Office
Office Location: Wirtz Hall 227
Office Phone: 815-753-8535
Office Fax: 815-753-6169


  • Ph.D., Loyola University, Higher Education 2003
  • M.S., University of Illinois - Chicago, Nutrition and Medical Dietetics 1989
  • B.S., Northern Illinois University, Dietetics, Nutrition, and Food Science 1983

Academic Research 

  • Person-centered care
  • Interprofessional education
  • Nutrition care for children and families


  • Collaborative learning and simulation
  • Teacher development
  • Person-centered care

Awards and Honors

  • University Honors Program Faculty Fellow (2020-2021)
  • Excellence in Dietetics Practice – Educator from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2014)

Selected Publications

Henry BW, Garner C, *Guernon A, *Male B. Teaching and learning about interprofessional collaboration through student-designed case study and analysis. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. 2018; 30(3):560-570.

Henry BW, Ziegler J, Parrott JS, Handu D. Pediatric weight management evidence-based practice guidelines: components and contexts of interventions. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2018;118(7):1301-1311.

Henry BW, Ames LJ, Block DE, Vozenilek JA. Experienced practitioner views on interpersonal skills in telehealth delivery. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2018 Apr 05: 16(2), Article 2.

Henry BW, Umoren J, Kim, S-Y, Zittel, LL, Derscheid, LE. The TAKE Action training protocol: A model for teacher professional development. Health Beh Policy Rev. 2017: 4(6):570-581.

Henry BW, Rooney DM, Eller S, McCarthy DM, Seivert NP, Nannicelli AP, and Vozenilek JA. What patients observe about teamwork in the emergency department: development of the PIVOT questionnaire. J Participatory Medicine. 2013 Jan 30; 5:e4.

Henry BW, Smith TJ, Ahmad S. Psychometric Assessment of the Behavior and Attitudes Questionnaire for Healthy Habits: Measuring Parents' Views on Food and Physical Activity. Public Health Nutrition. 2014: 17:1004-1012

Derscheid LE, Kim S, Zittel LL, Umoren J, Henry BW. Teachers’ self-efficacy and knowledge of healthy nutrition and physical activity practices for preschoolers: Instrument development and validation. Journal of Research in Childhood Education. In Press.

Henry BW, Malu KM. Chapter 4. Coaching, Mentoring and Supervision for Workplace Learning. In: Extraordinary Learning in the Workplace. Janet P. Hafler (ed). New York, NY: Springer Publishing; 2011: 63-85.

Henry BW, Duellman MC, Smith TJ. Nutrition-based standardized patient sessions increase counseling awareness and confidence among dietetic interns. Topics in Clinical Nutrition. 2009: 24(1):25-34.