ANR Employees
University of California
ANR Employees

Mary L Blackburn PhD, MPH

Photo of Mary L Blackburn PhD, MPH
Family   Consumer Sciences   Health & Nutrition Advisor
University of California Cooperative Extension – Alameda County
224 W. Winton Avenue
Rm 134
Hayward, CA 94544
(510) 670-5623
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Education

--, UC Berkeley. 1974

Awards

  • National Excellence Through Resesarch
    Presented by National Association of Extension Family & Consumer Sciences,  1998

Specialty

Family and consumer sciences, EFNEP and FSNEP

Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)

Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2014). Caregivers, and Food Handlers Need Nutrition and Food Safety Education. Western Region Biennial Conference, San Francisco,CA.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2014). Fixed Income Elders Learn How to Stay Healthy and Be Active. Western Region Biennial Conference, San Francisco, CA, AAFCS.
  • Blackburn, Mary L.; Bruhn, Christine M., et al. (2014). "Seniors food handlers and caregivers need food safety and nutrition education." California Agriculture 68(1-2): 30-37.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2014) UC DELIVERS: Alameda County’s bilingual nutrition educator models effective adult education. UC Delivers
  • Bruhn, C.; al, et. (2010). Advancements in Food Safety Education: Trends, Tools and Technologies. Food Safety Education Conference. Atlanta, Georgia,
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2010). "Limited-income seniors report multiple chronic diseases in quality of life study." California Agriculture Journal 64(4): 195-200.
  • Blackburn, Mary L.; Gillogy, Barbara, et al. (2010). "Research is needed to assess the nutrition and wellness needs of aging Californians." California Agriculture Journal 64(4): 167-173.
  • Blackburn, Mary L.; Barrett, G. (2010). "The need for caregiver training is increasing as California ages." California Agriculture Journal 64(4): 201-207.
  • Blackburn, Mary L.; Barrett, Gloria J. (2009). "Cooperative Extension Responds to Local County Caregiver Training Needs." Journal of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 4(Fall 2009): 14-19.
  • Blackburn, Mary L.; Bruhn, C., et al. (2009). "Food safety and nutrition education needs of Individuals who serve food to elders at risk." Journal of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 4(Fall 2009): 44-47.
  • Martin, A.C.; Kaiser, L.L., et al. (2008). "Take Care of your health: An extension program to prevent diabetes." Journal of Extension
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2007). Developing a short food behavior check list (FBC) to evaluate fruit and vegetable intake. CA-AFCC Regional Conference, Family and Consumer Sciences in the Urban Life: Revival, Renewal, Re-Urbanization. Los Angeles, CA,
  • Blackburn, Mary L.; Townsend, M., et al. (2007). Excellence through Research Team Award (Food Behavior Check List Effectively Evaluates Nutrition Education). NEAFCS Western Region Award. St. Paul, MN,
  • Martin, A.; Peterson, S., et al. (2007). Make it Safe Keep it Safe. NEAFCS Conference. St. Paul, MN,
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2007). NEAFCS Member Resources Committee. NEAFCS Member Resources Committee. St. Paul, MN, CE Scholarship and Publishing.
  • Ober, B.; Blackburn, Mary L., et al. (2007). Optimal Aging: Coping with Chronic Diseases. CA-AFCC Regional Conference, Family and Consumer Sciences in the Urban Life: Revival, Renewal, Re-Urbanization. Los Angeles, CA,
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2006). Developing a Short Behavior Check List for Evaluating Fruits and Vegetable Intake. CA-AFCS Western Region Conference. Los Angeles,
  • Townsend, M.S.; Blackburn, Mary L., et al. (2006). "Food Behavior Checklist Effectively Evaluates Nutrition Education." California Agriculture 60(1): 20-24.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2006). "Framing the issues for aging Californians." CA-AFCS Contempo September/October 2006: 7-8.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2006). Second Time Around - Grandparents Parenting Again. Sacramento, CA, Co-sponsored by Aging Workgroup, AARP, Area 4 Agency on Aging, et al.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2006). The Challenges of Aging Californians in the 21st Century: Coping with chronic conditions associated with living longer lives. CA-AFCS Western Region Conference. Los Angeles,
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2006). The Rural and Urban Needs of Aging Californians in the 21st Century. Conference: Aging Workgroup. ANR-HR.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2005). "California Tackles Increase in Diabetes." Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences 97: 63-64.
  • Blackburn, Mary L.; Kaiser, L. (chair) (2005). Take Care of Your Health: Lessons on Living with Diabetes for African Americans. Health Promotion Workgroup, UCANR. Publication 3489
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2001). "China's Families in Transition: Impact of Contemporary Change." NEAFCS Reporter Fall 2001: 11-21.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2001). "Grandchildren Raised by Grandparents a Troubling Trend." California Agriculture 55(2): 10-17.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2000). "America's Grandchildren Living in Grandparent Households." Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences 92(2): 30-36.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2000). "China's Families: Maternal; Family, and Child Health Theory and Practices." NEAFCS Reporter Fall 2000: 11-14.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1998). Eyes on China.
  • Blackburn, Mary L.; Brown, G., et al. (1998). Food Habits and Dietary Quality among Three Generations of Biologically Related African-American Women Living in California. National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Conference - Program Excellence Through Research. Rapid City, South Dakota,
  • Blackburn, Mary L.; Fuji, M.L., et al. (1996). Ready or Not Disaster Readiness Newsletter Series.
  • Blackburn, Mary L.; Lee, E. (1996). Families in Transition: Cross Cultural Asian Issues.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1996). Grandchildren Living in Grandparent Households -- US National and Statewide Data.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1996). Health Faith Partnerships.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1996). Lactose Intolerance.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1996). Poverty and Hunger: A Historical Perspective.
  • Johal, J.; Blackburn, Mary L., et al. (1996). Ready or Not - Family Disaster Readiness.
  • Fuji, M.L.; Blackburn, Mary L., et al. (1996). Ready or Not Disaster Readiness Newsletter Series. Ready or Not Disaster Readiness Newsletter Series.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1996). Team Lessons from the Geese.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1995). A Child'€™s Dietary, Health, and Developmental Profile - Book II.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1995). A Dietary and Lifestyle Profile - Book I.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1995). A Human Research Protocol - Dietary Practices and Substance Abuse Recovery.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1995). E. Coli.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1995). Family Needs Scale.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1994). Grandparents Are People Too - Older Care-givers Parenting Infants and Young Children.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1994). House Calls for Professionals.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1994). Pesticides in the Diets of Infants and Children.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1993). Nutrition and Brain Development and Function.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1991). Nutrition Weight Loss and Hypertension.
  • Calloway, D.H.; Blackburn, Mary L. (1985). "Heart Rate and Energy Expenditure of Pregnant and Lactating Women." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 42: 1161-11169.
  • Calloway, D.H.; Blackburn, Mary L. (1976). "Basal Metabolic Rate and Work Energy Expenditure of Mature Pregnant Women." J.A.D.A 69: 24-18.
  • Calloway, D.H.; Blackburn, Mary L. (1976). "Energy Expenditure and Energy Consumption of Mature Pregnant and Lactating Women." J.A.D.A 69: 29-37.
  • Calloway, D.H.; Blackburn, Mary L. (1974). "Energy Expenditure of the Pregnant Adolescent." J.A.D.A 65: 24-30.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1970). Nutrition Service Needs of the Pregnant Adolescent: Social and Health Need in Childhood and Adolescence. Proceedings: 1970 Public Health Social Work Institute, University of California, Berkeley.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1970). "Who Turns the Child off to Nutrition?" Journal of Nutrition Education 2: 45-49.
  • Garrett, C.L.; Ikeda, J.P., et al. Dietary quality is not linked across three generations of Black Women.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Blackburn, Mary L.; Staff, and (2010). Have fun with fiber. FSNEP/FNEP Conference. Burlingame, California,
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2010). "UCCE Alameda Examines quality-of-life education needs of elderly." UC Delivers
  • Blackburn, Mary L.; Ginsburg, D. (2010). "UC-FSNEP: Fifteen years of nutrition education to California's families." UC Delivers
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2008). "Aging Workgroup Promotes Public Dialogue on Healthy Memory." UC Delivers
  • Bruhn, C.; Blackburn, Mary L., et al. (2008). "Making food Safer for seniors." UC Delivers
  • Bruhn, C.; Peterson, S., et al. (2007). "Community based organizations use safer food handling practices." UC Delivers
  • Blackburn, Mary L.; Kaiser, L., et al. (2007). "Prevent Diabetes in High Risk Groups." UC Delivers
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2007). "Searching for balance in professional life." CA-AFCS Contempo February/March, 2007: 6-8.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2006). Excel Computer Spreadsheet: Family and Child Nutrition Practices of Families With Small Children Impacted by Substances.
  • Barrett, G.; Blackburn, Mary L. (2006). Framing the Needs of Aging Californians in Rural and Urban Settings. ANR-HR Conference. San Jose, CA,
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2006). Long Distance Care-giving. Aging Workgroup. May 2006
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2006). Memory Tips. Aging Workgroup. May 2006
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2006). "Prevention science and Cooperative Extension education." NEAFCS
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2006). "Searching for balance along life's journey." NEAFCS Communiquae December 2006: 11-12.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2006). Talking with your Doctor. Aging Workgroup. May 2006
  • Academic Assembly Council Executive Committee; Blackburn, Mary L. (2005). A Framework for Change in Changing Times: Academic Assembly Council Strategic Plan 2005.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2005). CEAFCS Statewide Update.: 1-8.
  • Blackburn, Mary L.; King, N. (2005). Code Book: Family and Child Nutrition Practices of Families with Small Children Impacted by Substances.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2005). "Forgoing the Future of the NEAFCS organization." CEAFCS
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2004). Put Food Safety First. NCAC Market Basket. Winter 2004: 1.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (co-chair); Aldwin, C. (chair) (2004). Tool Kit: Resources for Optimal Aging. CD. The Aging Californians Workgroup.
  • Academic Assembly Council Executive Committee; Blackburn, Mary L. (2002). Academic Assembly Council. Strategic Planning Survey.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2002). ANR- Aging California Work Group Progress. CA-AAFCS- Spring Board Meeting. South San Francisco, California,
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2002). Building Grand parenting Collaborative Bridges. Annual Grandparent Training. Sacramento, California, Greater Northern California Grandparent Network.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2002). Enjoy Farm Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.
  • Blackburn, Mary L.; Kaiser, L., et al. (2002). Evaluation: Food stamp, Farmers' Market, and EBT Awareness.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2002). Farmers Markets: Farm Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2002). Grandparents Needs and Priorities. Sacramento, California, Area 4 Agency on Aging.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2002). Parenting the Second Time Around. Greater Northern California Grandparent Conference. American River College, Sacramento, CA,
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2002). Parenting the Second Time Around. American River College, Sacramento, CA, AARP, Grandparent Coalition, Aging Workgroup.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2001). Building a Statewide Grandparent Network and Partnership. California Coalition of Grandparent Caregivers Statewide Meeting. Sacramento, California,
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2001). Building Grandparent Educational Programs and Support Systems. California Coalition of Grandparent Caregivers Statewide Meeting. Sacramento, California,
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2001). Building Grandparent Services Collaborations. California Coalition of Grandparent Caregivers Statewide Meeting. Sacramento, California,
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2001). California's Grandchildren living in grandparent Households. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, California State Affiliate Conference-Here and Now. Sacramento, California,
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2001). "Critical Issues Facing Families in the 21st Century." CEAFCS Statewide Update September 2001: 1-8.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2001). Families Facing the Future with Hope. National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Conference. Kansas City, Missouri,
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2001). Grandparent Nutrition and Wellness Training. Greater Northern California Grandparent Network Grandparent Retreat. Sacramento, California,
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2001). Grandparent Nutrition and Wellness Training and Education Needs. Greater Northern California Grandparent Network Annual Meeting. Sacramento, California,
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2001). Make Every Dollar Count.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2001). Protect your Family from Unsafe Food.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2001). Quality of life Education needs and teaching Strategies. DANR Statewide Conference. Riverside, California,
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2001). Quality of Life Education Needs and Teaching Strategies. National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Conference-Exploring New Frontiers. Portland, Oregon,
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2001). The Battle Front is everywhere. October 2000 NEAFCS Annual Session. Baltimore, Maryland, NEAFCS Communique. Spring 2001: 9.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2001). The Challenge, Childhood Obesity. October 2000 NEAFCS Annual Session. Baltimore, Maryland, NEAFCS Communique. Spring 2001: 29.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2000). "California State National Awards Judging." CEAFCS Statewide Update August 2000: 1-6.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2000). "California-EAFCS Host National Awards Judging." Contempo, CA-AAFCS Fall 2000: 1-4.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2000). California's Grandchildren living in grandparents Households. National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Conference- Traditions and Transitions. Baltimore, Maryland,
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2000). California's Grandchildren Living in Grandparents Households. California Coalition for Grandparents and relative Caregivers, Statewide Meetings. Sacramento, California,
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2000). California'€™s Grandchildren Living in Grandparents Households. Central Cost and South Region Staff Meeting. Ontario, CA,
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2000). California's Grandchildren living in grandparents€™ Households. International Conference on Rural Aging Panel. Charleston West Virginia,
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2000). "China'€™s Birthing Practices." Contempo, CA-AAFCS Winter 2000: 4-8.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2000). "China's Breast Feeding Practices: Rural and Urban Perspectives." Contempo, CA-AAFCS Spring 2000: 6.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2000). "Designing for the future." CEAFCS Statewide Update March 2000: 1-10.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2000). Food and Home Safety.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2000). "Renaissance 2000." CEAFCS Statewide Update December 2000: 1-6.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (2000). Strategic Planning Proposal. UCCE Academic Assembly Council.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1999). "California's International Section--What Should It Be?" Contempo, CA-AAFCS Spring 1999: 9.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1999). Discover the Gold: Through Personal Encouragement, Professional Empowerment, Program Endorsement, and People Exploration. CA-AAFCS Winter Newsletter. January 1999: 1-3.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1999). "Maternal and Child Health Practices, €œPeople Republic of China." Contempo, CA-AAFCS Fall 1999: 5-9.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1998). "A Journey to China." Contempo, CA-AAFCS Spring 1998: 3-4.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1998). Building Successful Community Collaboration. National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences conference. Rapid City, South Dakota,
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1998). Families Facing the Future with Hope.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1998). "Let's Visit With China and its People, Part I." Contempo, CA-AAFCS Summer 1998: 5-6.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1998). "Let's Visit With China and its People, Part II." Contempo, CA-AAFCS Fall 1998: 5-6.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1998). "Welfare Reform: Success comes one step at a time." Bay District CA-AAFCS Winter 1998: 6.
  • Johnston, G.; Blackburn, Mary L. (1997). Assembly Council OST Response - R&R Report. DANR administration and the Assembly Council membership.: 12.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1997). Fruit Does the Body Good.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1997). Home Hazards.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1997). Stretching Your Food Dollar.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1996). Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1996). Food Poisoning.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1996). Honoring Women of Great Courage and Conviction.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1996). Life Transitions and the Family. NCR Focus Newsletter. June 1996: 1.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1996). Low Cost Healthy Diets.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1996). Raising Your Children in the 90's. NCR Focus Newsletter. June 1996: 1.
  • Farfan-Ramirez, L.; Blackburn, Mary L., et al. (1995). A Strategic Plan - Cooperative Extension in Alameda County.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1995). Families in Transition - A Quest for Survival and Stabilization.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1995). The Role of the Interdepartmental Planning Group. Alameda County Public Health What'€™s Up? Newsletter. September 1995: 1.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1994). Please Don't Shake the Baby.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1994). Reducing Household Allergies.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1993). Enhancing Family Life Survival and Family Enrichment.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1993). Low Cost Meal Planning.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1992). People Investing in People - Part 2.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1991). Food Stamps - Your Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1991). I Wonder If My Family Can Get Food Stamps.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1991). People Investing in People - Part 1.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1991). Your Personal Blood Pressure Record Card.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1976). Allied Services Commission Report. Martinez, CA, Contra Costa County Citizen Commission and Board of Supervisors.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1976). Regional-Evaluation and€“ Education, Technical Assistance. Washington, D.C, Food Advocates Institute and Community Services Administration.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1975). Allied Service Commission Legislative Task Force Report. Martinez, CA, Contra Costa County Citizen Commission and Board of Supervisors.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1975). Region IX Report-Evaluation, Education, Technical Assistance. Washington, D.C, Community Services Administration.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1974). Comprehensive Enrichment Project-Single Parent Families. Richmond, CA, Opportunity Children'€™s Center, Inc.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1974). Comprehensive Enrichment Project-Single Parent Families. Richmond, CA, Opportunity Children’s Center, Inc.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1974). Food for People-National Focus. National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Conference. New York City, New York,
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1974). Nutrition in the Black Community - An Overview. Golden State Medical Association Convention. San Francisco, CA,
  • Blackburn, Mary L. (1973). Nutrition and Health Needs of San Francisco Bay Area Model Neighborhoods.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. Needs Assessment-Nutrition and Health Related Problems of Seniors. Oakland, CA, Food Advocates Institute and Health System Management Corporation.
  • Blackburn, Mary L. Senior Service Plan – San Francisco General Hospital Catchment Area. Oakland, CA, Food Advocates Institute and Health System Management Corporation.

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