Elaine M. Johannes

Elaine Johannes is associate professor and an extension specialist in the School of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University. She is also the co-director of Kansas Operation Military Kids (OMK) and co-principal investigator of the seven-state Community Program to Prevention Childhood Obesity, funded by USDA/AFRI. Johannes has directed two, 5-year USDA grants in the prevention of youth-related problem behaviors (e.g., substance abuse, teen pregnancy, school dropout, delinquency, and violence) through effective afterschool programming in Kansas.