CALS Associate Dean, Professor, Emeritus

Jean Harvey retired as of May 2022 having been a faculty member at UVM since 1991.

Prior to her retirement Jean was appointed as Associate Dean for CALS which encompassed her role as Associate Dean of Research as well as an appointment as Director of the Vermont Agriculture Experiment Station. In this role, she worked closely with the CALS chairs and CALS facility director to oversee and manage the facilities that support the research activities of the Agriculture Experiment Station, including the UVM Greenhouse, the Proctor Maple Research Center, Miller Research Complex, and the Horticulture Research and Education Center.  She continued her role as PI of the new ARS Food Systems Research Station (ARS), which will engage researchers both from ARS and throughout the university to study diversified food systems and the small farms that contribute to those systems. 

In addition to her leadership, Jean is well-known for her scholarship and commitment as an educator. She was the holder of the Robert L. Bickford, Jr. Endowed Professorship and continued with her obesity research program, which helped people lose weight through healthy and sustainable lifestyle modifications.




  • Harvey J,  Ogden D. Obesity Treatment in Disadvantaged Population Groups: Where Do We Stand and What Can We Do? Prev Med. 2014 May 27. (14)00181-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.05.015
  • Pope, L., Harvey, J.  The efficacy of incentives to motivate continued fitness-center attendance in college first-year students: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of American College Health (2014) 62(2):81-90.
  • Rollo, M., Burrows, T., Hutchesson, M., Hoggle, L., Krukowski, R., Harvey, J., Collins, C. Video consultations and virtual nutrition care for weight management. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In Press, 2015.
  • Hutchesson, MJ., Rollo, ME., Krukowski, R., Ells, L., Harvey, J., Morgan, PJ., Callister, R., Plotnikoff, R., Collins, CE. eHealth interventions for the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Obes Rev. 2015 Mar 5. doi: 10.1111/obr.12268. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Ades, PA., Savage, PD., Marney, AM., Harvey, J., Evans, K. Remission of Recently Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with Weight Loss and Exercise.  J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2015 Jan 29. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Pope, L., Harvey, J. The Impact of Incentives on Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motives for Fitness-Center Attendance in College First-Year Students. Am J Health Promot. 2015 Jan-Feb;29(3):192-9. doi: 10.4278/ajhp.140408-QUAN-135. PMID: 25559252
  •  Dunn-Carver M., Pope E., Dorwaldt A., Flynn B., Dana G., Harvey-Berino J. Maples: An Evaluation of a Preschool Physical Activity Curriculum.  Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2013. DOI: 10.4236/ojpm.2013.31018, Feb 27, 2013, pp 141-147.
  •  Pope E., Gold EC, Leonard H., Belliveau C., Harvey-Berino J. Undergrad and Overweight: Online Behavioral Weight Management for College Students. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior,(2012) 44(6):604-8.

Associations and Affiliations

  • Board of Advisors, Well Balance Weight Management Program
  • Board of Advisors, Survivorship NOW
  • The Obesity Society
  • American Heart Association
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Jean Harvey

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Behavioral weight control and lifestyle modification


  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, 1991
  • MS, Nutrition, Pennsylvania State University, 1984
  • BS, Nutrition, Pennsylvania State University, 1981